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Spring has Sprung!


Spring has Sprung! Woohoo! Finally Spring is here! Daffodils and narcissi are in full bloom, violets and crocuses are popping up, and pink blossom is adding a welcomeย burst of colour everywhere. ๐Ÿ˜€ The allotment has had a ‘bit’ of attention and we’ve even managed to plant several things outsideย already! Hooray! Early and second early potatoes have been in a while,…

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Hot Cross Bun Muffins


Hot Cross Bun Muffins Today I had a lovely savoury recipe ready to post when I realised this weekend is Easter! We don’t actually celebrate Easter but that doesn’t stop us eating hot cross buns and chocolate (not that we really need an excuse)! ๐Ÿ˜› As I already have not only a hot cross bun recipe, but also a hot…

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Flapjack Style Cookies


Flapjack Style Cookies These cookies will definitely cheer you up… especially if you’ve had a week like mine! Many of you will know that my Father recently passed away and you couldn’t possibly imagine all of the arguments surrounding the funeral arrangements! ๐Ÿ™ Needless to say, not much cooking has been done again this week – we’ve had chickpeas and…

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Chocolate Cake!


Chocolate Cake! It’s been a while since I’ve posted a chocolate recipe and as I was playing in the kitchen this week and created this delicious light fluffy cake, I thought I’d share it with you! ๐Ÿ™‚ This would be perfect for Valentines Day, either as dessert or just to say ‘I love you’! ๐Ÿ™‚   I was aiming for…

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Topped Pancakes!


Topped Pancakes Pancakes? Yes, I know! ๐Ÿ˜› I haven’t had pancakes for ages and as I used to have them nearly every morning, I thought it was time for a revival! ๐Ÿ˜€ Topped pancakes might make you think thatย I usually eat them plain… which very occasionally I might do, but usually I load them up or stuff them with all…

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Sizzled Tofu Steak with a sprinkling of motivation!


Sizzled Tofu Steak with a sprinkling of motivation! Tofu!? I hear you! ๐Ÿ˜€ You’re probably thinking seriously!? There’s a ton of tastier foods to eat!ย ๐Ÿ˜› Well, this is my best tofu yet! It is so good! Can I say that again?! This is so amazingly good! ๐Ÿ˜€ You might have heard me say before if prepared properly that tofu soaks…

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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! ๐Ÿ˜€ย 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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Crispy Vegetable Bhaji


Crispy Vegetable Bhaji Yum Yum! ๐Ÿ˜€ 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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Creamy rice pudding


Creamy rice pudding It’s over! That’s the conversation I just had. Summer. It’s gone! ๐Ÿ™ Today was back to school day for many after the six week summer holiday. We had so much fun. Now back to early mornings, quick breakfasts, homework, routines and… Autumn! I love Autumn! Trees turning from green, to amber, to crimson, even gold. Leaves all…

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Superfood cookies


Superfood cookies Oh if you could see where I am!!! It’s so quiet, so peaceful, so tranquil… just the sounds of sheep bleating and water trickling down the stream. On Sunday, we managed to be out nearly all dayย and not see a single soul! There are mountains and waterfalls and lots of sheep! Sheep on the mountains, sheep in fields…

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The best green beans ever!!!


The best green beans ever!!! Seriously! Oh my! I cannot believe we never thought of this before! You might think there’s only so many green beans you can eat, but these… these are totally amazing! AND… really simple!!! I was actually being lazy and didn’t want to chop any more beans to steam and decided to throw them in the…

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Not just for Breakfast…Granola!


Not just for Breakfast… Granola! I’m 100% certain I’m not the only one who eats ‘breakfast’ at all times of day!? ๐Ÿ˜› How many of you have opted for a bowl of crunchy cereal or a couple of bits of toast for lunch, a snack or even dinner?! ๐Ÿ˜€ Maybe that’s not tradition where you are, to have cereal or…

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Brilliant Banana Bread Muffins VEGAN & GF!


Brilliant Banana Bread Muffins VEGAN & Gluten Free Well, it certainly seems like summer here in the UK with temperatures staying in the 20’s (68f+) all week BUT that doesn’t mean we haven’t had rain! Oh we’ve had two thunderstorms with sheet lightning AND a hail storm with hail the size of chickpeas! Oh yes! It was noisy! Real noisy!…

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Creamy Chunky Coleslaw… Vegan!


Creamy Chunky Coleslaw… Vegan! Ooo it was sunny here today! Up to 18 degrees centigrade! ๐Ÿ™‚ Bearing in mind that last night we were threatened with a frost, the temperature today was none too shabby! ๐Ÿ™‚ So, sunny weather brings lighter food, salads and ice cream! I’m not sure how long this weather will stay but this chunky coleslaw is…

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Chocolate Caramel Slice… Vegan & Free-From


Chocolate Caramel Slice… Vegan & Free-From WHAT… the Easter holidays are over already!? How did that happen? It’s back to school day here ๐Ÿ™ I’m not sure about you and yours but it vanished in an instant! I guess that might have something to do with the fact that someone ran into our car and we spent most of the…

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Easter Hacks: aka Cheats Hot Cross Buns!


Easter Hacks: aka Cheats Hot Cross Buns! OH MY GOSH!!! Yes.. I need to shout! ๐Ÿ˜› Last year I created my own free from hot cross buns which were amazing and if you have the time I’d highly recommend them BUT… they do take a long time AND wouldn’t you rather be doing something else like eating making chocolate or…

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Crusty Bread: Gluten & Yeast Free


Crusty Bread: Gluten & Yeast Free The smell of fresh bread brings back so many thoughts, so many memories and so many aromas! I remember walking to the shops to get freshly baked French sticks and tearing off chunks on the way home; home baked bread straight from the oven slathered in melted butter; the kitchen full of warm doughy…

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Cheesy Garlic-Herb Oat Crackers (Vegan & Free-From)


Cheesy Garlic-Herb Oat Crackers (Vegan & Free-From) First of all… Happy New Year! Yes, I know it’s a tad late, but school hasn’t gone back yet so we’re still in holiday mode here – at least for today! AND… as has been pointed out to me, only 2 days at school until the weekend!!! ๐Ÿ˜› 2017! OMGosh! What happened to…

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