Keep Warm & Happy with Spiced Chocolate Porridge


Start your day right with a delicious warming bowl of porridge! Now the colder weather has arrived it is great to have a hot breakfast to get you ready for the day ahead. 🙂 Now, I know many people say they are short of time in the morning, but this only takes 5 minutes to prepare and it will a)…

Chana Saag Dal


I used to think that I could only have Indian style food from a take-away! I thought it was much too difficult and time consuming to make my own dals! Okay, so you do need a bit of time, but you can easily make a dal without too much effort – once you know how! If you’re not au fait…

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Start as you mean to go on…


How is your new year going so far? Have you made resolutions and broken them already? This must be the first year that I haven’t set any… yet! 😛 Okay, so I always have a plan, or a list, of things I want to achieve in the year. Usually, this is a rehash of the year before! However, this year,…

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As the Sun Sets on 2019, Plan your Happy New Decade!


I was so wrapped up in everything I hadn’t even realised that we were not only at the end of the year, but at the end of the second decade of this millennium! 😱 Now, if that doesn’t make you feel old then you must be one of those youngsters!😋 So, what have you achieved this decade❓❔❓ Maybe you fell…

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Season’s Eatings!


🙂 It’s the time of year where everywhere you look there are delicious displays of everything seasonal! In the UK it’s traditional to have Turkey with roast potatoes, roast parsnips, loads of vegetables including Brussels Sprouts, all served with gravy, cranberry sauce and bread sauce. Of course, if you are vegetarian or vegan then the traditional turkey is foregone in…

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Chocolate Snowballs


Are you getting all festive? Snowballs have to be made at this time of year don’t you think? Whether or not you have snow, these delicious chocolate coconutty bites just need to be made… and devoured! 😀 These also make great gifts and can be boxed or bagged, with pretty ribbons or raffia, a homemade gift-tag or even a tree…

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Meatballs…vegan style!


Meatballs are the perfect food for the colder weather! Serve them with pasta and a tomato-based sauce, pop them in some bread with some salad and mayo or just pop them in your mouth when nobody is looking (or is that just me?) The meatballs do take a bit of effort in the preparation (lots of fine dicing) but they…

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Homemade Mincemeat for Mince Pies


Mincemeat is always a word which appears to get people confused! Yes, mincemeat is a term used for shredded meat (usually beef or lamb), but it should probably be minced-meat as technically, that is what it is! Simple solution, adopt someone else’s word for it – we go with ‘Kiyma’ which is what hubby calls it at home! Sorted! Oh,…

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