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Yes, it’s that time of year again - can you believe it? Here’s a link to previous blog posts with several Christmas suggestions… (https://www.fifthsense.org.uk/recipes/ ) As I’ve said before, it’s really important to find one... Written by Ruth Sullivan
Strawberry compote is a wonderful arsenal to your recipes. It's very easy to make and you can add it to a number of delicious treats. Written by Miranda from My Anosmic Kitchen
My Christmas Gammon recipe is filled with tips, full method and images, it couldn't be easier to prepare not just any gammon, but the best gammon for your Christmas lunch or any other day. It makes the perfect... Written by Miranda from My Anosmic Kitchen
Ok so it is not easy to get too excited about food and cooking when you are anosmic especially if becoming anosmic is relatively new for you, but creating a special evening or lunch date for friends or family can help make... Written by Anosmia and Me
Having been unable to go to my favourite music festival since 2019 it was more than exciting to set up camp in an Oxfordshire field a few weeks ago. Except that there was another heatwave so no open flames were... Written by Ruth Sullivan
And why not?! Mushrooms come in all shapes and sizes, and can provide an easy brunch or a rich umami supper. Growing your own could be the way forward, with growing kits easily available, for example from this site where you... Written by Ruth Sullivan
I was invited, amongst others, to share my Anosmia experiences at the recent Smell and Taste Symposium organised by Professor Carl Philpott at UEA in Norwich and took the opportunity to catch up with an old friend who lives... Written by Ruth Sullivan
I’m sure I have waxed eloquent about the wonders of soup stews before; their wonderful soupy stewiness (or should that be stewy soupiness…?), perfect for a warming winter lunch or jazzed up with a jacket potato and leafy greens... Written by Ruth Sullivan
Perfect roast potatoes, soft and fluffy on the inside with crunchy bits surrounding the potato, so good! What do you need? Potatoes, fat and flaky salt equals food miracles! Let me take you through the steps... Written by Miranda from My Anosmic Kitchen
Chicken breast in hot unsalted butter, olive oil and fresh garlic with an Asian inspired saucy sauce... Written by Miranda from My Anosmic Kitchen
In this episode of ‘The Smell Podcast’, Fifth Sense Ambassador Katie Boateng speaks with Chef Joshna Maharaj.
This healthy broccoli soup recipe couldn't be easier, quicker and any more delicious! Pure and simple goodness to the body... Written by Miranda from My Anosmic Kitchen
Chicken fettucine alfredo with no garlic, creamy and delicious. A simple Italian recipe that gets a meal on the table in no time at all... Written by Miranda from My Anosmic Kitchen
Avocado Pasta recipes that's super simple, creamy, quick to prepare and delicious. When you think about avocado with pasta it's like a match made in heaven... Written by Miranda from My Anosmic Kitchen
Soft, silky, delicate, light and simply amazing mango cheesecake... Written by Miranda from My Anosmic Kitchen
Soft crunchy kale with pasta, lemon, a hint of chili, olive oil, minced garlic and served with toasted nuts. A simple flavourful pasta dish... Written by Miranda from My Anosmic Kitchen
Fried sage leaves (“Salvia Fritta” in Italian) is a lot more palatable when fried in some batter. A crunchy bite served well as an appetizer... Written by Miranda from My Anosmic Kitchen
Sun-dried tomato pasta with homemade basil pesto is the ultimate pasta craving! Creamy without adding cream, quick and super simple to make... Written by Miranda from My Anosmic Kitchen
Creamy kale hummus covered in spinach, sour cream, whipped cream and yogurt. This kale hummus also has distinct lemony tones, is delicious and takes 5 minutes in the blender...
This smashed creamy chickpeas with lemon and tahini takes less than 10 minutes to prepare delicious with toast or on it's own!
Mashed Potato And Peas is hard to resist especially with a blob of melted butter! I make my mashed potato the same way I make my pasta...
Carrot cake that’s fragrantly spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg and topped with a mascarpone cheese frosting. The dates and ginger add incredible flavor!
This easy chicken pasta recipe uses 4 ingredients, is quick and super delicious! No cream, no dairy just a creamy and easily customizable chicken pasta recipe.
Fusilli Alfredo Pasta is yet another simple Italian classic that makes week-day meals an easy part of getting dinner on the table. You can serve alfredo pasta with just Parmesan cheese or add chicken, fish and vegetables like peas and broccoli. This...
Introducing the My Anosmic Kitchen YouTube channel! Looking for new recipe ideas? Miranda founder of My Anosmic Kitchen has a free YouTube channel with a ton of easy but tasty recipes for you to try. Presented in a simple format, Miranda’s videos will...
When you’re really strapped for time… Another variation on a chuck-it-all-in theme! I’m such a fan of courgettes, I became a bit obsessed with them last summer as they provide such a good accompaniment to all sorts of meals. I often simply slice and sauté
Her Puy Lentil and Halloumi Salad - colourful, textural and delightfully umami. Just don't be put off by the word salad! Here you go: Dice half an onion (or a large spring onion), half a carrot and half a stick of celery and fry them in a little...
It is a wicked night. The Beast from the East is throwing its icy remnants at us as I arrive at Brasted’s for Dining in the Dark. This is raising money and awareness for the blind at one of the best restaurants in Norfolk, for people without their...
Otherwise known as the fifth taste - after sweet, salty, bitter and sour - I associate it with gravy or a delicious noodle soup. Marmite, parmesan cheese and of course the infamous MSG put the savoury yum in our meals and even those of us with reduced...
Here are 10 handy tips about food for you to consider: All these tips have come from a group discussion amongst Fifth Sense members during one of the workshops at our last Fifth Sense conference...
I did two unusual things a couple of weeks ago: one was ordering a veg box and one was going away for the weekend. The first was via some kind of discount code which entitled me to a huge amount of odd-shaped fruit and veg and the second (for reasons...
it's great with warm french or garlic bread for dipping as a starter. Or pop some in a frying pan with a couple of eggs on top and coriander leaves for... Written by Ruth Sullivan and Pamela Hardyment
This recipe uses whole citrus fruits which are boiled for an hour before being blitzed in a food processor with all the other ingredients. Boiling the fruits fills the kitchen with delicious aromas which I find I can feel somehow. The boiled citrus...
One of the hardest things about not having a sense of taste is trying to make eating out a more enjoyable experience. Over the years, I’ve adjusted and finetuned a method that works best for me. I take with me a few small items that I can add to my...
I have been told by three separate reliable sources (okay, so they all know each other but still) that making jelly (or jello) by using half hot water and half soda water makes for a delightfully fizzy... Written by Ruth Sullivan
This is my ultimate treat of a snack which I give in to ever-so occasionally when I’m at a cafe. One has to have something to soak up the coffee, right?? And this afternoon I am going to make my own! Ostensibly as Christmas... Written by Ruth Sullivan
This recipe includes a goat’s curd and blue cheese dip. Ok, so I have no idea what goat’s curd is but I’ll take the blue cheese, thanks! And as with all of Nigel Slater’s recipes, this can be adapted to... Written by Ruth Sullivan and Nigel Slater
Have you been struck by any unusual yet successful food combinations recently...? I was working from home the other day (no I was, honest) and created a clearing-out-the-fridge lunch which, although frankly bizarre, was surprisingly tasty. It consisted...
Honey-glazed carrots are an excellent side dish to accompany your main meal, and as this recipe says, the honey and vinegar make them deliciously sweet and sour. Simply roast whole mini carrots in the oven for 30 mins with some sunflower oil and salt...
The first rule of Fight Club states that you should never talk about Fight Club. With Crumpet Club I say GO FOR IT! Having been witness to some of the most amazing crumpet creations photographed on a Facebook crumpet club, I think the first rule here...
Set the oven to 150 and line a baking tray with greaseproof paper. Carefully separate 2 egg whites in to a meticulously cleaned mixing bowl (any traces of egg yolk, grease, washing up liquid or dirt could stop your meringues rising). Whisk the egg...
Soak the gelatine in cold water and leave to soften. Mix the double cream, coconut milk and sugar in pan and warm until sugar is dissolved. Gently stir in the softened gelatine and then pour into moulds or shallow bowls and leave to set in fridge...
Arrange the salad to please the eye starting with creating a bed of rice noodles and building up the textures, colours and contrasts. Mix the dressing ingredients together and drizzle over the finished salad. The salad can accompany chicken breast or...
Absolutely delicious. Try teaming it with crunchy baguette or a slice of toast, a green salad or... Written by Ruth Sullivan
Christmas can be a difficult time of year for those with an impaired sense of smell and taste as there’s so much focus on aroma and food! It’s easy to give in to that feeling of missing out -so try to notice those thoughts... Written by Ruth Sullivan
If you're going for the traditional turkey there are lots of ways to bring out some extra flavour. You could marinate it overnight with squeezed orange juice and... Written by Ruth Sullivan
For Afters - Cheese/Cake - A slice or two of strongly flavoured cheese alongside a slab of fruit cake works wonders... Written by Ruth Sullivan
The world seems like a strange place at the moment so now may be the perfect time to stay in and hunker down with friends and family, with a bowl of delicious and nourishing Coconut Dahl... Written by Ruth Sullivan
Or so Enid Blyton always said. And I believe her - even more after last weekend's camping expedition! So we didn't enjoy the Famous Five's lashings of ginger beer with slabs of fruit cake but I have to say, my special... Written by Ruth Sullivan
If you’re anything like me, food has become a bit of an obsession over the last few months. Lockdown has been an interesting experience - there have been ups and downs aplenty, with new friends made and new hobbies started... Written by Ruth Sullivan
My temptation is to reach for the salty snacks - I do love a peanut or a cheese straw. But if you really want to impress your tastebuds (and your guests) have ago at creating a plateful of blinis - they're super quick to... Written by Ruth Sullivan
Pre-pandemic I met up with a friend for lunch (oh, those were the days) and was introduced to the Hawaiian speciality, the Poke Bowl. Pronounced POH-keh, I am reliably informed. This was a beautiful bowl of delights in... Written by Ruth Sullivan
In a bowl, combine the tomatoes, oil, garlic, and chili flakes with a good pinch of salt and a few twists of pepper. Written by Ruth Sullivan with Angela Coster.
Drumroll.......... (all dentists should look away now)........ How about popping some popping candy into your Christmas?! I know I know, it seems a trifle odd... Written by Ruth Sullivan
Anthea Bull, known on Instagram as @anosmicfoodie, says: "my go-to tomato-based pasta sauce would definitely be puttanesca. Full of umami and spice! I'm not sure my version is very authentic but... Written by Ruth Sullivan with Anthea Bull
Lucy Thomas has been experiencing Parosmia since a she had a bout of Covid-19 a few months ago and has been experimenting with various recipes ever since. She shares this amazing tortilla combination of tastes... Written by Ruth Sullivan with Lucy Thomas
Start the day with a glass of Prosecco to wake up those tastebuds. Well, it is Christmas after all! A good breakfast gets everyone off on the right foot - the presents can wait till coffee time, right?! So how about pancakes... Written by Ruth Sullivan
Having only seen them dried and in a packet, I was amazed to find out that they’re actually what I know of as Cape Gooseberries (Latin name Physalis) I’m pretty sure I’ve written about them at some point but I can only say... Written by Ruth Sullivan