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Mithas Indian Street Food Festival

Mithas Indian Street Food Festival

untitled (2)It is fair to say that as food bloggers, more than any other question, we are asked “what is your favourite restaurant?” You would be forgiven to think this would be a tough question to answer. However, although we have eaten in some fantastic restaurants and in Edinburgh we are fortunate to have a host of high quality eateries, there is one particular restaurant that stands out. Mithas…

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Zoe’s Gluten-Free Brioche, Poached Egg Salad & Some Chocolate & Praline Crunch Panini

Zoe’s Gluten-Free Brioche, Poached Egg Salad & Some Chocolate & Praline Crunch Panini

2 Stage Recipe

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Makes enough bread for three 1.5 lb loaves

1 cup brown rice flour
1 cup tapioca starch (tapioca flour)
3 3/4 cups cornstarch
2 Tbs granulated yeast
1 Tbs kosher salt
2 Tbs xanthan gum
2 1/2 cups milk
1 cup honey
4 eggs
1 cup neutral flavor oil
1 Tbs vanilla extract
Egg wash
Raw sugar for sprinkling on top


Whisk together the brown…

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Grilled Prawns Recipe


500g large prawns
1.5 bulbs garlic, peeled
3 medium size red chillies
3 stalks flat leaf parsley
5-6 tablespoons olive oil
Salt & black pepper, to taste
Bamboo skewers
1 lemon, cut into 4 wedges.


1) Set the oven to “broil” function and preheat to 380 degrees F
2) Clean the prawns – rinse and remove the veins.
3) Thread prawns onto skewers, piercing first through the…

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Ravioli & Italian Sausage Skillet

Ravioli & Italian Sausage Skillet


1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound spicy Italian sausage, casing removed
1 (14.5-ounce) can fire roasted diced tomatoes
1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
1 tablespoon tomato paste
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 (16-ounce) package cheese-filled ravioli
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

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Stuffed Pork Belly Roast with Apples & Sage

Stuffed Pork Belly Roast with Apples & Sage

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For the apple stuffing
4 granny smith apples, peeled and roughly chopped
1 red onion, finely chopped
4 garlic cloves, crushed
1tbs apple cider vinegar
2tbs fresh sage, chopped
Salt & pepper to taste
For the pork belly
1.5kg pork belly
Salt & pepper (I used smoked salt)
2tbs olive oil
4 red onions, quartered
Handful fresh sage leaves


Pre-heat the oven to 200°c.
To make…

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Foodies Festival Brings MasterChef Winners, Top Producers and Award Winning Street Food to Inverleith Park

Foodies Festival Brings MasterChef Winners, Top Producers and Award Winning Street Food to Inverleith Park

Foodies Festival – Inverleith Park, Edinburgh – Friday 8th, Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th August 2014


Foodies Festival, the UK’s largest celebration of food & drink returns to Edinburgh’s Inverleith Park on the 8th, 9th and 10th August for a weekend celebration of Scotland’s finest produce, international street food, and culinary masters.

Having started as a small…

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Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus


12 asparagus spears
6 prosciutto slices/strips
A little ghee for frying


Wash asparagus and cut 2 cm off the ends. Cut prosciutto strips into two halves, going lengthways, you should end up with 12 strips.
Place each prosciutto strip on a chopping board at a 45 degree angle. Place one of the asparagus spears on top of the meat, perpendicular to it. The tip of the…

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Polenta Bake with Feta, Tomato and Mushrooms

Polenta Bake with Feta, Tomato and Mushrooms


150g instant polenta
50g unsalted butter, cut into chunks
750ml hot vegetable stock
60g parmesan cheese, finely grated
100g mushrooms, thinly sliced
150g cherry tomatoes, some halved, some not
100g feta cheese, crumbled
Handful of rocket, to serve
Black pepper


Step 1: Preheat the grill to high. Put the polenta and butter in the bottom of a deep, 25cm-diameter,…

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Coconut Syrup Banana Split

Coconut Syrup Banana Split


For 1 split

1 banana
1/2 cup fresh berries (cherries, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries)
3 scoops favorite ice cream, frozen yogurt, sorbet, or vegan option
1 large spoonful coconut whipped cream (recipe below)
2 tablespoons coconut syrup (recipe below)
2 tablespoons homemade granola (recipe below)


Split a banana in half from top to bottom and place on either…

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Vanilla Milk With Chocolate Ice Cubes

Vanilla Milk With Chocolate Ice Cubes


Chocolate Ice

200ml milk
50 ml of water
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon instant coffee (optional)
70g dark chocolate (66%)

Vanilla Milk

600ml milk
60g sugar
1 vanilla pod


For the chocolate ice (12-14)

Finely chop the chocolate and place in a heat proof bowl.
Pour the milk and water in a saucepan, add sugar, cocoa and instant coffee…

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