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Smoked Tofu Carbonara

SMOKED TOFU CARBONARA This vegan reinterpretation is a world away from the traditional recipe made with bacon, cream and egg yolk. It’s very tasty, and a much lighter and healthier dish. You must try this soon, especially if you want to pleasantly surprise your guests, whether vegan or not. SERVES …

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Seitan Steak

Seitan Steak with a lemon & maple syrup glaze Makes 4 steaks Barbecuing time 15 minutes time 1 hour + 4 hours for the steaks 150 g Seitan Fix (vital wheat gluten) 2 tbsp yeast flakes 1 tbsp cornflour 1½ tsp salt 1 tsp pepper 1 tsp paprika ¼ beetroot …

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Mozarella and Basil Arancini

MOZZARELLA AND BASIL ARANCINI Arancini are a culinary speciality of Sicily. They are actually rice balls filled in different ways, such as with tomato sauce, cheese or peas, before being crumbed and deep-fried. You can also make arancini from leftover risotto. For a gluten-free version, ordinary breadcrumbs have been replaced …

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Lemon & Lavender Cake

Lemon & Lavender Cake Serves 8 • Wheat, gluten and can be dairy-free Sponge 225g/8oz lactose-free/goat’s butter or dairy-free sunflower spread 100g/3½oz lavender sugar (blend a handful of lavender flowers in the liquidizer or food processor with caster/superfine sugar until very fine and speckled with lavender) 125g/scant 3/4 cup caster …

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Ultimate Tomato Sandwich

THE ULTIMATE TOMATO SANDWICH When I first floated the idea of writing a book about tomatoes my editor was unmoved. A tomato, she said, is a tomato. They aren’t like potatoes, she went on. Is there really a book in it? Then, one day, after her usual outing with the …

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