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Crème Caramel with Khalua Cherries

Another refined classic recipe from one of my most highly respected recipe books, Larousse Gastronomique . Velvety smooth milk custard topped with soft caramel and kahlua soaked cherries.

Health: Cherries contain powerful antioxidants like anthocyanins and cyanidin

Per Serving this dish contains

Calories:  300 Carbs: N/A Fat: 5g  Protein: 5g

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Boeuf Bourguignon with Mashed Potatoes

A an absolute classic recipe using the simplest ingredients at the highest of quality.  Thickening  with beurre manie gives the sauce a velvety smooth texture.

Health: Active compounds in red wine, including polyphenols, resveratrol and quercetin, have proved to have cardioprotective properties. 

Per Serving this dish contains

Calories:  600 Carbs: 30g  Fat: 20g  Protein: 60g

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Prawn Tagliatelle with Tomato, Chilli and Garlic

A great recipe for a quick weeknight supper, packed with protein for little cost. Such a classic recipe that is liked by almost everyone 🙂

Health: Prawns are an excellent source of vitamins including iodine which is essential for thyroid gland function, iron for red cell formation and zinc for wound healing.

Per Serving this dish contains

Calories: 316 Carbs: 46g  Fat: 3g  Protein: 29g

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Praline Tart Tatin

Inspired from a recent trip to Lyon I created what is now my favourite dessert of all time :). The addition of praline contrasts the sweetness of the apples poached in caramel while creating an almost baklava taste with the puff pastry base, a real crowd pleasing dessert.

Health: The main ingredient of praline is almonds; The health benefits of almonds include lowering blood sugar levels, reducing blood pressure and lowering cholesterol levels

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Peach Melba

My take on a classic, peach Melba. Uplifting the original recipe with the addition of a vanilla cream filled poached peach.

Health: Peaches are high in manganese, helping to repair and form blood tissue and bones.

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Plaice Caprice

My take on the initially strange dish of plaice and banana, a highly addictive combination that will open a new door of culinary creativity. Personally realising that fruit with fish or seafood is an exquisite marriage.

Health: Bananas are high in potassium, crucial to heart function and plays a key role in skeletal and smooth muscle contraction.

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Royal Potato and Apple Salad

A very special time of the year indeed with the famed jersey royal potato rolling into our pantry. The combination may seem at first out of the ordinary, but enveloped  in a rich saffron sauce marries the pair of quality ingredients like nothing you’ve tasted before. It is a great dish for dinner parties as the majority of the elements can be created in advance.

Health: The humble jersey potato is high in Vitamin B, helping maintain a healthy skin and nervous system.

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Rhubarb and Strawberry Compote with Vanilla Icecream and Madeleines

A seasonal rhubarb and strawberry compote topped with creamy vanilla ice-cream and hot out the oven madeleines. This dessert really is one to have outside on a warm sunny day, playing a perfect balance between the tart and the sweet.

Health: The most prominent vitamin in rhubarb is vitamin K, known to prevent oxidation of brain cells and stimulate cognitive activity.

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Gruyere Cauliflower Cheese

An absolute classic side dish that I just couldn’t resist sharing with you,  a great pairing with spring lamb. This recipe uses Swiss Gruyere cheese instead of the well known Cheddar, adding  an inimitable flavor and character to the Bechamel sauce base.

Health: Cauliflower is a great source of vitamin C,  needed for healing wounds, and for repairing and maintaining bones and teeth.

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Chicken a La Crème served with Potato Duchess

Chicken slowly braised in Brittany butter, topped with cream sauce and served with ultra fluffy duchess potatoes. An extremely simple dish to put together with a surprising depth and complexity in its flavour, a great example of timeless comfort food  to share with the ones you love.

Health: Both chicken and Potato are a great for your bodies enzymes, strengthening the immune system and reducing emotional fluctuations.

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