Learning to cook - Avocado and Lemon Zest Spaghetti

Learning to cook – Avocado and Lemon Zest Spaghetti

At the age of 20 I hosted my first dinner party. I invited my university friends over and channeling my mother I made too much food for the two people who would be coming. I had spent the day sweating, cursing, and wrapping my finger in a plaster after I cut it on a can. Until then I didn’t know how hard it was to cook with only nine digits.

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Roasted asparagus coated in garlic and sesame seeds

Roasted asparagus coated in garlic and sesame seeds

Asparagus (asparagii?) are a delicacy. I grew up having them rarely because they were so expensive. Even as an adult I see the price for the smallest amount and walk away. This is actually what I almost always do with avocados too, except with them I remember how cheap they were when I was a child and how inflated the price now it.

Anyway, back to the asparagus and the recipe of my dreams.

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This Christmas I fully embraced the festive spirit! Firstly there was the homemade vegan mince pies and now there are these mincemeat crumble bars. I don’t wait until Christmas to make these crumble bars, but they do taste a little more festive in December! As with the mince pies, this is a very simple and quick recipe. It is suitable for vegans and ridiculously delicious.

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OH. MY. GOODNESS. Is there anything tastier than homemade vegan mince pies to feast on during a food lull on Christmas Day? Maybe opening presents but not much else. Yesterday Sister and I made mince pies so we could do just this. The mince and pastry for these pies are both vegan and they are delicious. Even if you are not vegan (I am not), I promise you will love these. They are flavourful, rich, and delicious.

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I work with an amazing team and I also work near Gail’s Bakery. Which is why when a colleague suggested we all have breakfast together one morning, I didn’t try to come up with an excuse. Good company and good food is all I want (but especially for breakfast). On one very cold, blustery morning everything was made a little bit sweeter by the smell of freshly bakes goods.

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