Speaking at the JW3 speaker series in London, Lawson criticized the trend of clean eating, insinuating that it is dangerousWikimedia Commons“People are using certain diets as a way to hide an eating disorder or a great sense of unhappiness and unease with their own body,” Lawson says.Clean eating may be the trendy diet du jour, but not everyone is a fan.
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RecipesDish typeStartersAn extremely easy yet elegant starter. A great dish to make ahead, then bake just before serving.278 people made thisIngredientsServes: 16 1 tablespoon olive oil16 spears fresh asparagus, trimmed16 slices prosciuttoMethodPrep:20min ›Cook:10min ›Ready in:30minPreheat the oven to 220 C / Gas 7.
RecipesDish typeStartersBaby artichokes are sautéed with figs, saffron and Marcona almonds, which hail from south-eastern Spain. Serve this unique dish at a tapas party and garnish with sliced olives and a few saffron strands.4 people made thisIngredientsServes: 8 200g dried figs225ml boiling water1/4 teaspoon saffron threads120ml olive oil2kg baby artichokes, halved and chokes removed1 teaspoon coarse sea salt, or to taste70g Spanish Marcona almonds60ml white wine vinegar1 teaspoon paprikaMethodPrep:30min ›Cook:15min ›Extra time:5min cooling › Ready in:50minPlace figs in a bowl and cover with the boiling water.
RecipesDish typeBiscuits and cookiesThese biscuits are very good; I got this from my mother& 39;s personal recipes, originally from a Lebanese woman who was a friend of my mother& 39;s. This makes a large batch, so they& 39;re perfect for cake sales.35 people made thisIngredientsServes: 80 225g butter225g margarine75g desiccated coconut330g porridge oats400g caster sugar500g plain flour2 teaspoons baking powder1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda1 teaspoon salt225ml boiling waterMethodPrep:30min ›Cook:10min ›Ready in:40minSet aside boiled water and cool until lukewarm.
RecipesDish typeStartersStarters with cheeseEven those that don& 39;t like asparagus will love this dish!48 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 1 bunch fresh asparagus, trimmed500g Brie cheese, sliced50g butter, melted8 tablespoons dried breadcrumbs4 tablespoons toasted sesame seedsMethodPrep:15min ›Cook:15min ›Ready in:30minPreheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
RecipesDish typeCakeCheesecakeNo-bake cheesecakeThis exciting Mexican-inspired recipe is flavoured with avocados and lime. It& 39;s served straight from the freezer, so is perfect for summer. You need an ice cream maker for this recipe.37 people made thisIngredientsServes: 8 350ml double cream150g caster sugar1 1/2 ripe avocados, peeled and stones removed175g cream cheese, softened125ml fresh lime juice1 (20cm) prepared digestive biscuit baseMethodPrep:20min ›Cook:5min ›Extra time:2hr30min freezing › Ready in:2hr55minHeat the cream in a small saucepan until small bubbles appear around edges.
RecipesDish typeSaladVegetable saladFattoush is a much loved Lebanese salad, perfect summer fare. Sumac, usually sold ground, is ground red berries and purslane is a popular green eaten throughout the Mediterranean.30 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 120ml water1 teaspoon cornflour5 tablespoons lemon juice2 cloves garlic, minced2 teaspoons sumac powdersalt to tasteground black pepper to taste1 cos lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces1 medium cucumber, diced2 large tomatoes, diced4 spring onions, chopped4 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley4 tablespoons chopped fresh mint1 green pepper, seeded and chopped50g chopped purslane75g rocket4 pitta breads, toasted and torn into piecesMethodPrep:15min ›Cook:5min ›Extra time:20min › Ready in:40minMix the water and cornflour in a small saucepan over medium-high heat until thickened.
RecipesDish typeBreadBread machineChewy and delicious bagels can be made in your own kitchen with this foolproof recipe, with instructions for both bread machine and & 39;old fashioned& 39; methods.162 people made thisIngredientsServes: 12 560g plain flour3 tablespoons caster sugar1 1/2 teaspoons salt1 (7g) sachet dried active baking yeast400ml warm water2 tablespoons butter or margarine1 tablespoon caster sugar2 teaspoons saltMethodPrep:45min ›Cook:40min ›Extra time:1hr rising › Ready in:2hr25minUsing the bread machine: Mix together 560g flour, 3 tablespoons sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, yeast, water and butter in the bread machine on the manual setting.
RecipesCuisinesAmericanCajunThis is the recipe if you are looking for authentic Cajun flavour! Serve with Tabasco sauce for a little kick and splash a little cider vinegar in each bowl.859 people made thisIngredientsServes: 8 450g dried kidney beans4 tablespoons olive oil1 large onion, chopped1 green pepper, chopped2 tablespoons minced garlic2 sticks celery, chopped1.
Dish typeIngredientsMethodCuisinesDiet & lifestylePopular collectionsOccasionsRecipesDish typeStartersWhen I first found this recipe I initially thought that it was strange. But it& 39;s turned out to be a big hit at parties! Serve with crackers.3 people made thisIngredientsServes: 50 2 (450g) whole salamis, casings removed100g dark brown soft sugar1 (430g) bottle prepared barbecue sauceMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:1hr45min ›Ready in:1hr55minPreheat oven to 170 C / Gas 3.
RecipesIngredientsMeat and poultryBeefMy mother used to make this and it seemed like she boiled the tongue forever. It& 39;s hard to believe now that as kids we used to fight over the tip, and the next day - tongue sandwich to school with lots of mayonnaise.60 people made thisIngredientsServes: 6 1 beef tongue1 teaspoon saltMethodPrep:5min ›Cook:3hr ›Ready in:3hr5minPlace the tongue in a stockpot with the salt, and add enough water to cover.
RecipesDish typeSaladVegetable saladPotato saladA deliciously different way to enjoy potato salad. I used roasted peppers from a jar, though if you& 39;re ambitious you can roast your own!62 people made thisIngredientsServes: 8 10 medium red potatoes, diced1 small onion, chopped100g diced roasted red peppers75g sliced black olives1 (280g) jar artichoke hearts, drained125ml balsamic vinegar3 teaspoons olive oil1 teaspoon dried oregano1 teaspoon dried basil1/2 teaspoon mustard powder2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsleyMethodPrep:15min ›Cook:20min ›Extra time:4hr chilling › Ready in:4hr35minPlace potatoes in a saucepan with enough water to cover.
RecipesDish typeCakeMy grandmother, Gladys Payne Gittens, emigrated from Barbados around 1906. Thanks to my friend Elayne, to whom I gave a copy, I was able to find this again on Mother& 39;s Day. It& 39;s a great simple cake, perfect with tea.133 people made thisIngredientsServes: 12 300g caster sugar450g butter4 1/2 teaspoons baking powder375g plain flour4 eggs475ml milk1 tablespoon vanilla extract1 tablespoon almond extractMethodPrep:15min ›Cook:1hr15min ›Ready in:1hr30minPreheat oven to 200 C / Gas 6.
RecipesDish typeStartersFruit startersA colourful version of this classic Greek dip. Enjoy just as you would regular tzatziki!56 people made thisIngredientsServes: 8 1 large avocado, peeled and stone removed2 cloves garlic, minced1 lemons, juiced4 tablespoons Greek yoghurt or soured cream70g chopped and seeded cucumber1/2 teaspoon dried red chilli flakes, or to taste1 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander1 tablespoon chopped fresh mintsalt and pepper to tasteMethodPrep:10min ›Extra time:1hr chilling › Ready in:1hr10minIn a medium bowl, combine the avocado, garlic, lemon juice, yoghurt or soured cream and cucumber.
RecipesIngredientsMeat and poultryBeefThis is a lighter version of moussaka, the famous Greek dish! What makes the difference in this traditional moussaka recipe is the barbecued - not fried - vegetables, including aubergine, potatoes and courgette.60 people made thisIngredientsServes: 8 3 large aubergines, sliced into 1cm rounds3 large potatoes, thinly sliced3 large courgettes, cut lengthways into 1cm slices125ml extra-virgin olive oil75g butter7 tablespoons plain flour1.
RecipesIngredientsSeafoodFishFlatfish Halibut These halibut fillets are marinated in a simple combination of lime juice and herbs. Delicious when served with fresh mango salsa.38 people made thisIngredientsServes: 6 6 (170g) halibut fillets2 tablespoons olive oil2 tablespoons fresh lime juice1/2 teaspoon dried thyme1/2 teaspoon dried basil1/4 teaspoon dried oregano1/8 teaspoon dried rosemaryMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:10min ›Extra time:2hr marinating › Ready in:2hr20minPlace halibut fillets in a shallow baking dish.
RecipesDish typeSide dishVegetable side dishesA simply delicious BBQ veg main or side to your favourite barbecued meat.29 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 4 portobello mushroom caps1 tablespoon olive oil1 tablespoon butter1 shallot, thinly sliced250ml white wineMethodPrep:5min ›Cook:25min ›Ready in:30minPreheat barbecue for high heat.
RecipesDish typeDrinkCocktailsGin cocktailsIf you like baklava, you& 39;ll love this cocktail. It& 39;s dangerously tasty and not as sweet as it sounds!4 people made thisIngredientsServes: 2 1 measure amaretto liqueur3 measures gin1 measure creme de cacao1 1/2 measures simple syrup1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamonMethodPrep:5min ›Ready in:5minCombine amaretto, gin, creme de cacao, simple syrup and cinnamon in a cocktail shaker full of ice.
RecipesDish typeBreadBread without yeastSoda breadThis is the simplest Irish Soda Bread recipe I& 39;ve ever used. I learnt it from an old Irishman years ago, and it& 39;s been my favourite ever since. Feel free to omit the cheese if you& 39;re in the mood for an old-fashioned soda bread.24 people made thisIngredientsServes: 6 2 eggs, beaten5 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese250g plain flour1/2 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda250ml milk, or as neededMethodPrep:15min ›Cook:10min ›Ready in:25minPreheat an oven to 200 C / Gas 6.
RecipesIngredientsSeafoodFishOily fishSalmonSalmon fillet The uniform thickness of the pinwheels makes grilling the salmon dead easy and the shape not only looks great, but allows the seasoning to saturate the fish. Good balsamic makes the difference in the flavour.10 people made thisIngredientsServes: 3 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar1 clove garlic, minced450g skinless salmon fillet, cut into six 1cm strips1 pinch coarsely ground black pepperMethodPrep:15min ›Cook:14min ›Ready in:29minPreheat the grill; set the oven rack about 10 to 15cm from the heat source.
RecipesDish typeSaladSalad dressing VinaigretteA tantalising sweet and tart vinaigrette paired with barbecued tilapia fillets. This is a very quick recipe, and is gorgeous to boot.94 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 2 tablespoons butter3 teaspoons lemon juice, divided1 tablespoon melted butter1 teaspoon Dijon mustard1 teaspoon raspberry vinegar2 teaspoons honey1 teaspoon chopped fresh tarragonsalt and pepper to taste450g tilapia filletsMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:10min ›Ready in:20minPreheat the grill.