Browsing Category : dinner

Back to Basics: Coleslaw


Back to Basics: Coleslaw Yes. I know. You can buy it from the store! Coleslaw though is different wherever you buy it! Some are too creamy, some have a lot of onion in, others are watery or taste vinegary. So, how about you create your own coleslaw so it’s just how you want it every time. Think of coleslaw as…

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Hooray! It’s Barbecue Time!


Hooray! It’s Barbecue Time! Finally the sun came out for a gloriously sunny weekend! We should really have been planting the garden or the allotment up but it was just a bit too sunny to do any hard work! 😛 So, instead we had a barbecue… or three! 😀 Good job we took advantage of the sunshine as it now…

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Lentil Bolognese


Lentil Bolognese Hello! The sun is shining and the temperature is 14 degrees centigrade (57f). Woohoo! 😀 It’s time to get out in the garden and the allotment! I’m hoping this week was the last of the frosts! I think we’ll be planting like crazy… lots to go in already and we’ve been starting a few things on the windowsills!…

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Fragrant Vegetable Curry


Fragrant Vegetable Curry Curry conjures up all sorts of images depending who you are, where you’re from, what your local takeaway serves and whether or not you are fortunate enough to have friends who have been taught by their parents how to make the best tasting curries using fresh spices! I think I’ve always liked the actual taste of curry,…

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Homemade Veggie Burgers


Homemade Veggie Burgers We haven’t been trying out as many new recipes as usual, but the other day we fancied some burgers which we could all enjoy. There are so many types of burgers and what you eat them with is probably just as important as what you put in them, but these burgers, these taste great on their own!…

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Socca Style Wraps


Socca Style Wraps Do you keep gram flour as a kitchen staple or do you just buy it when needed? I never used to have it. I didn’t know where to buy it. In fact, I probably never realised such a thing existed! We use it quite a lot, gram flour, or garbanzo flour, call it chickpea flour if you…

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Winter Chickpea Salad


Winter Chickpea Salad Chickpeas! Do you eat them? Do you love them? They are almost a staple in our house! My husband buys them by the case (12 tins) or two or three!!! We have dried chickpeas too but it’s so easy to just open a tin and eat them straight out of the… pop them in a pan with…

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Sizzled Tofu Steak with a sprinkling of motivation!


Sizzled Tofu Steak with a sprinkling of motivation! Tofu!? I hear you! 😀 You’re probably thinking seriously!? There’s a ton of tastier foods to eat! 😛 Well, this is my best tofu yet! It is so good! Can I say that again?! This is so amazingly good! 😀 You might have heard me say before if prepared properly that tofu soaks…

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Sausages… of the non-meat variety!


Sausages… of the non-meat variety! I love these so much I’ve made them twice in a week! I still can’t decide though if I like them better hot or cold! 😛 I’m glad I’ve got some ready made in the fridge because my cooker… well, my cooker is waiting for an engineer! These are such a handy food to have about…

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Moroccan Inspired Casserole


Moroccan Inspired Casserole If you’re celebrating Christmas next week I hope you’re all sorted?! I haven’t actually spoken to anyone yet who ‘is’ ready! Oh and do you know what they were talking about on the radio yesterday?! Christmas Eve Boxes! Yes! Christmas Eve Boxes! If you’re in the USA maybe you understand this? Maybe you can help with the…

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Back to Basics: Falafel


Back to Basics: Falafel What! No falafel recipe on my blog! HOW could that happen! Oops! It’s something we make quite a bit in some shape or form! 😀 I also realised that I haven’t posted in the Back to Basics series for a while, so here is a delicious falafel recipe for you. In the oven five minutes after you’ve…

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Chana Saag Paneer Tikka Masala (Vegan)!


Chana Saag Paneer Tikka Masala (Vegan!) Yummy!!! Easy! Seriously! 🙂 My dishes seem to be getting easier and easier as my diary fills up with more and more things. This is another ‘why didn’t I do that before’ dish! It’s creamy, it’s spicy, it’s baked, it’s nutritious, it’s protein packed and it’s simple to make!!! 😀 Hooray! No frying, no slaving,…

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Spiced Tofu… try it you might be surprised!


Spiced Tofu Love it or hate it? 😛 I haven’t posted a tofu recipe for a while! It’s one of those foods you either love, and try all different ways, or hate and avoid at all costs! I used to fall into the latter. I could never see the point of eating a bland lump of disintegrating mush. Boy was I…

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Chickpeas & Chard


Chickpeas & Chard Who knew! Apparently chard grows all year round! Every time we visit the allotment there’s delightful greens, deep reds and yellows to greet us popping up through the bare soil. Not much else is growing now especially since we’ve had frosts this week but the chard… the chard is still there, steadily growing. We use it like…

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Easy Crowd Pleasing Food!


Easy Crowd Pleasing Food Ahhh the school holidays! 🙂 In the UK it is half term this week – earlier than usual as it would usually fall at Halloween. Nonetheless there are Halloween themed events happening everywhere with Pumpkins taking centre stage and people competing for outdoor grown ‘largest pumpkin’… 1,498lbs!? Yes, you read that correctly! Not far from us, someone has once…

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Speedy Vegetable Curry


Speedy Vegetable Curry You know when you fancy something but can’t be bothered to cook? Well, this flavoursome vegetable curry can be ready in under half an hour! No kidding! 🙂   The main ingredients are the chickpeas and the spices, but other than that you can play around with the veg and use whatever you have! 🙂 I think…

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Crispy Vegetable Bhaji


Crispy Vegetable Bhaji Yum Yum! 😀 These are easy, quick, customisable and so yummy! We’ve been having a lot of soup this week but we do tend to make enough for a couple of days and then just have something easy with it. These are one of those easy things which go well with soup, or just on their own!…

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Tofu veg bowl


Tofu veg bowl I never used to like tofu. I didn’t get it! Now I love it as I know how to cook it properly! 🙂 That said, I hadn’t had tofu for at least a month and this… well, this was something different to anything I’ve cooked before! I was intending to make soup as the weather in the…

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