Quinoa Salad

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The weather is getting warmer (yay!) and I’m eating so many salads I’m sure that I’ll be turning green!  Love them – they are so delicious, fresh, clean and healthy – why wouldn’t you eat salad every day.  I cook … Continued

Thistle Be Good’s Photo shoot!

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We had loads of fun a couple of weeks ago when our very talented photographer (Emily Shepherd from Studio E) came and played for the morning! We needed to get some ‘Lifestyle Shots’ and she did a sterling job! These … Continued

Why ‘Thistle Be Good’?

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    Why indeed!  Interestingly enough, today, I got a call from ‘Shirley’, who had seen our name and was curious as to what we did – so she called me up!  One of the more interesting calls that I’ve … Continued


posted in: Quinoa, Recipes | 1

I make a full box of quinoa on a Sunday evening, allow it to cool and pop into the fridge. Then, in the morning, I simply have to chop up a few things; tomato, avocado, cucumber etc and mix through. … Continued


posted in: Couscous, Recipes | 0

Serving suggestions Moroccan with currants Serve with slow cooked lamb shanks and oven roasted vegetables – wonderful when the couscous soaks up the sauce – yum! BBQ lamb fillet, cut into medallions and mix through couscous. Drizzle with olive oil … Continued


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Arancini (risotto balls) Cook risotto as per instructions and allow to cool. Make a ball with mixture and push a small cube of mozzarella cheese into the centre. Coat each ball with flour, egg then breadcrumbs or to make it … Continued

Fruit Crumble (Dukkah)

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Fruit Crumble This is my favourite dessert and is simply delicious. Either add 2 tablespoons of dukkah to your usual crumble recipe or use mine below – this has been passed down from generations (the dukkah is my addition, obviously!) … Continued

The Rub

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As a rub The Rub is great when simply rubbed onto chicken, fish, beef, lamb or tofu and then cooked on the barbeque or pan fried. It’s so easy – everyone loves it! As a marinade Try mixing a teaspoon … Continued


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Traditionally Take two small dip bowls. Put a few tablespoons of dukkah into one and a few tablespoons of good quality, fresh extra virgin olive oil in the other. In another larger bowl put some chunks of crusty bread. Simply … Continued

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