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Doesn’t this curly kale look beautiful? If only we judged vegetables by their looks sometimes. Not that I would’ve been up for eating this a few years ago, no matter how pretty it is. But now I’ve learned to stop worrying and love the greens. Black kale (cavolo nero) has definitely been in my top five vegetables for a few years now. What, you don’t have a top five vegetables list? Oh well, maybe one day there will be more of us in the vegetable geek club. In the meantime, here are some of the recipes that made me change my mind about greens..

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Does a pizza stone make any difference? I got one for Christmas because we like to make our own pizzas for dinner, but is it really worth the money (and the cupboard space)?? So we decided to test it out…

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Answer: Definitely not throw it away! I am not a massive fan of Christmas pudding so I knew I wouldn’t eat any more of it. So I tried a couple recipes and I think I found a winner for using up the leftover pudding, or whatever dried fruit and nuts you’ve got in your cupboards…

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I may be vegetarian but I am not a fan of fake meat. I’ve always thought it was a bit of a boring cop-out. Whenever I see those gray, chewy fake chicken pieces I can’t help but wonder why you wouldn’t just use something natural and tasty like mushrooms instead! When there are so many delicious ways to cook vegetables I honestly find I rarely miss eating meat.

But I’m from New Jersey and I grew up eating the kind of decent Italian food you rarely find on this side of the Atlantic. A good spaghetti and meatballs is the perfect comfort dish for cold winter nights. My photography doesn’t really do it justice but I promise my recipe is much more moist than anything made with veggie mince!

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