Wild Garlic & Butter Bean Soup with Roasted Buckwheat

Wild garlic has become all the rage recently and, along with forced rhubarb and asparagus, it has come to symbolise the arrival of spring. It has even become a staple at selected shops – although who doesn’t like to go for a bit of foraging for themselves? 

I loved going with my mum to pick wild garlic as a child – we had an abundance in the woody bit of our garden so we didn’t have to walk far. 😉 She put it in absolutely everything: salads, risottos, polenta, with chicken and fish…just about anything that would respond to a bit of a garlic punch. Looking around on social media, it seems that wild garlic pesto is a firm favourite amongst many but please don’t stop yourself there, as you will see with this soup it works well in many dishes. The sky is your limit with this little green leaf!

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Roasted Beetroot with Greek Yoghurt & Wasabi Peanuts

The ‘Roasted Beetroot with Greek Yoghurt & Wasabi Peanuts’ is such a simple dish to make and, although it only uses a limited amount of ingredients, it is quite a looker – thanks to its striking combination of strong colours. Added to that…it is simply delicious!!! Finally, eating beetroot has a lot of benefits for your gut health – read more below! Keeping all this in mind, there is a high chance that this dish will become one of your household staples! It is actually my mum who introduced me to this recipe; It is from Annemarie Wildeisenthe Swiss Editor of a monthly cooking magazine, author of several cooking books and and principal of a cookery school. As you can see from this recipe, her cooking style is simple, quick and perfect for your everyday needs. 

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Nopi’s Burrata with Blood Orange, Coriander Seeds & Lavender Oil

This is my go to dish whenever we’re in Blood Orange season. Not only is it beautiful to look at but the flavour combination is just incredible. Also, it is a simple to make (which is rather unusual for Ottolenghi) and you can prepare it ahead of time. No wonder I love serving it at dinner parties either on individual plates or on one big serving dish. Both have a wow factor and will leave your guests raving about it the next day! 😉 

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