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Jasmine’s 5 Valentine’s Day Bakes You’ll Love

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If there was ever a brilliant excuse to do something a little special in lockdown, it has to be Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re baking for your sweetheart at home or want to deliver a lovely treat to your nearest and dearest, I’ve rounded up some ideas to brighten up your weekend. Lemon Basil Almond Drizzle Cake This cake is a firm favourite from East by West (page 95). This is a lighter take on a classic lemon drizzle, with a beautiful freshness from the basil. It’s made using a base of ground almonds and tapioca. Chocolate Raspberry Muffin Volcanoes The ultimate Valentine’s Day recipe, these muffin volcanoes are ooey-gooey and oh so delicious. They are not too sweet but just sweet enough thanks to sticky jam and dark chocolate. I make these using a gluten-free flour mix. Blackberry Apple Ginger Buckwheat Cake A mouthwatering cake that’s vegan and gluten-free — what more could you ask for? Delicious for a special breakfast hot out the oven or an afternoon tea, I love the t

Jasmine’s 6 Supreme Summer Salads

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It’s salad time! I’m not one for craving or missing salads, but when that sun kicks in, I definitely get that salad feeling. With a dish that’s light, seasonal and nourishing, there’s truly something for everyone. Here are some of my favourites that play with textures and ingredients to keep things fresh and delish. Vata Pakti Bowl: Sautéed Cucumber, Green Beans, Beetroot and Carrot Designed to ground you when you’re feeling wired, this bowl of sautéed veggies is a great one to wind down from stressful summer days. Pitta Pakti Bowl: Caramelised Celery, Avocado and Radicchio Salad Bowl ( East by West page 144) Designed to cool you off with that creamy avocado and crunchy veg, this is the ultimate hot summer day recipe. Kapha Pakti Bowl: Roasted Broccoli, Cauliflower and Aubergine Salad Bowl ( East by West page 145) This bowl is perfect for when you need a bit of a kick — slow, sweaty August days, anyone? Caramelised Celery, Courgette and Pumpkin Seeds With Mint, Manchego and

Jasmine’s 6 Supreme Summer Salads

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It’s salad time! I’m not one for craving or missing salads, but when that sun kicks in, I definitely get that salad feeling. With a dish that’s light, seasonal and nourishing, there’s truly something for everyone. Here are some of my favourites that play with textures and ingredients to keep things fresh and delish. Vata Pakti Bowl: Sautéed Cucumber, Green Beans, Beetroot and Carrot Designed to ground you when you’re feeling wired, this bowl of sautéed veggies is a great one to wind down from stressful summer days. Pitta Pakti Bowl: Caramelised Celery, Avocado and Radicchio Salad Bowl ( East by West page 144) Designed to cool you off with that creamy avocado and crunchy veg, this is the ultimate hot summer day recipe. Kapha Pakti Bowl: Roasted Broccoli, Cauliflower and Aubergine Salad Bowl ( East by West page 145) This bowl is perfect for when you need a bit of a kick — slow, sweaty August days, anyone? Caramelised Celery, Courgette and Pumpkin Seeds With Mint, Manchego and