Tag Archives : dairy free

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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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 welcome burst of colour everywhere. 😀 The allotment has had a ‘bit’ of attention and we’ve even managed to plant several things outside already! Hooray! Early and second early potatoes have been in a while,…

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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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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)! 😛 As I already have not only a hot cross bun recipe, but also a hot…

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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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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! 🙁 Needless to say, not much cooking has been done again this week – we’ve had chickpeas and…

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Sticky Toffee Pudding


Sticky Toffee Pudding My Dad loved hot desserts and sticky toffee pudding was one he would often choose. If you read my blog last week, you will know that my Dad has recently passed away. This recipe is one I’ve tweaked slightly from the last sticky toffee pudding I made my Dad but one I’m sure you’ll agree that everyone…

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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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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! 🙂 This would be perfect for Valentines Day, either as dessert or just to say ‘I love you’! 🙂   I was aiming for…

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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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Fresh Mango Cake


Fresh Mango Cake Mangoes! Do you love them as much as me? I think mangoes are a taste which need some getting used to. I know hubby always thought he didn’t like them, but now, take last week for example, he came home with five fresh mangoes as they were on offer! 🙂  Now, not all mangoes are the same…

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Topped Pancakes!


Topped Pancakes Pancakes? Yes, I know! 😛 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! 😀 Topped pancakes might make you think that 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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Apple Crumble Slice (vegan & free-from)


Apple Crumble Slice (vegan & free-from) Back to school day 🙁 It always saddens me when the holidays end, more so this time as we had some great plans but then coughs and colds took over and we were stuck indoors. It’s not that we don’t have fun at home – we watched LOADS of films, played some board games,…

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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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Spiced Orange Drizzle Cake (Vegan & Free-From)


Spiced Orange Drizzle Cake (Vegan & Free-From) Are you getting all festive and seasonal now!? Not long left until many of you stuff your faces with all manner of foods only to decide a few days later it’s time to go on a diet! 😛 Why not switch your usual foods for a few healthier options so you don’t feel…

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