Tag Archives : Healthy meals

Smoky Veg Bean Chili


Smoky Veg Bean Chili In the Summer, I love the long days, the glorious sunshine, the abundance of fresh salad and fruit, experimenting with ice-cream and times spent lazing on the lawn. In the Summer… I think Summer is my favourite season! 🙂 But now it’s winter I love waking up and hoping there is a frost; that the shed roof is shimmering…

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Easiest chickpeas ever!!!


Easiest chickpeas ever! Well what a week! I’m not into politics… or am I!!!? Hmmm! Well, this is not the place for that and I’m sure you all have your own opinions about what’s going on!?! This week I’ve been very busy… a bit too busy in all fairness! This week is my sons birthday so that in itself has…

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Ten minute chickpea wraps & a UK road trip!


Ten minute chickpea wraps & a UK road trip! Back to school! OMGosh! Where did the summer holidays go? It doesn’t seem five minutes since the holidays started let alone five weeks! 🙁 My friends always have mixed views about the holidays… I love having the children about and with lots of planning there’s always something to do! 😀 I’m already…

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Aubergine & Chickpea Vegan Bake


Aubergine & Chickpea Vegan Bake So, I am another year older 😀 and have spent almost the whole week being spoilt one way or another! I’ve seen friends, eaten out, been to my parents, had presents, cake, chocolate, been shopping and even been to the park! 😀 Have a look… Anyway, the recipe which I am sharing today is inspired by two…

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Green Banana Nut Cutlets – Vegan & Free-From


Green Banana Nut Cutlets – Vegan & Free-From Stay there… don’t run away! 😛 This recipe intrigued me when I first heard about it from Zeba @FoodfortheSoul 🙂 So I went out and sourced green bananas! Not plaintains- actual green bananas!!! If you’ve never had green bananas they are sticky! They are impossible to peel and they are rock solid!…

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Happy New Year & Tasty Free-From Potato & Leek Soup


Happy New Year & Tasty Free-From Potato & Leek Soup 2016 is here! Today is the day for all those new year resolutions to start! If I’d been writing this post ten, maybe even five years ago then I would be thinking top on your list would be dieting, less junk food, giving up drinking or smoking. Now with the…

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Spicy Lentil & Chickpea soup


Spicy Lentil & Chickpea Soup It’s cold! No two ways about it! The UK weather is changing rapidly… we’re still waiting for this Indian Summer but right now it’s jumpers and log fire weather! 🙂 This luscious hearty soup came about to warm us up and stave off the temptation of turning on the central heating before October! Gather Coconut…

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V= Versatile Vegetables!


Versatile Vegetables Happy weekend! 🙂 It’s rainy here… hooray! My plants will be so happy! (and we don’t need to get the watering cans out)! Anyway, please forgive me for not posting cake or chocolate today… this is the last Saturday of the A-Z Challenge so back to normal next weekend! 🙂 Can you believe April is almost over already!…

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Nice ‘n’ Spicy Crispy Aubergine! Free From Gluten, Dairy, Egg.


Nice ‘n’ Spicy Crispy Aubergine! Free From Gluten, Dairy, Egg. Another late post after another busy day! I suppose I should really get into the habit of making tried and tested food when I’m in a rush, but I opened the fridge and there were these aubergines! Just looking at me saying “eat me” and “pick me”! 😛 (sorry!) So…

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Tasty Tricolour Quinoa Salad (DEGF)


Tasty Tricolour Quinoa Salad (Dairy. Egg. Gluten. Free.) Quinoa! That grain (it is actually a seed!) that’s full of protein! 🙂 Standard quinoa (at least in the UK) is the white variety and more frequently available now from local sources. However, quinoa also comes in red and black varieties. I cooked some of the black as a side to my…

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DEGF Speedy Chickpea Biryani… a challenge for you!!!


Speedy Chickpea Biryani… a challenge for you! 🙂 As you probably know I like to use my own recipes which I have created from scratch 🙂 However, this is a challenge not set by me, but by the British Children’s Food Trust ‘Lets Get Cooking’ team. The idea is that this weekend starting from TODAY everyone should cook the same speedy…

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Pie week… DEGF Caramelised onion, potato and bean pies.


Pie week… DEGF Caramelised onion, potato and bean pies (Yes, they really are Dairy, Egg & Gluten free!) I had seriously forgotten how much I liked loved pies! The light but crisp crunch of the pastry breaking away to reveal a delicious mouthful of pure complimentary tastes. The meatiness of all that food in one bite (without the meat!) but…

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Spicy Vegetable Casserole aka Stewp!


Spicy Vegetable Casserole aka Stewp! How quickly this week has gone! Oh well, I guess it’s only another five weeks to the next school holiday! 🙂 Hopefully next week I’ll get the chance to try out some delicious new recipes that I’ve been planning in my head for too long! For now though here’s a lovely creation named “Stewp” thanks to…

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Happy Chinese New Year: Lettuce Wraps. DEGF


Chinese New Year: Lettuce Wraps (Dairy. Egg. Gluten. Free.) It’s the start of the Chinese New Year celebrations. I thought it was the year of the Goat but it appears that “Yang” translates as Goat, Sheep or Ram so 2015 can be any of those years! 🙂 If you don’t know the story of how the Chinese New Years were…

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Quick & Tasty Vegetable Rice


Quick & Tasty Vegetable Rice I had so many things to write today, little snippets I’d been saving but now my day has run away with me! This morning we have already had glorious bright glaring sunshine, followed by a giant black shadow throwing down bucket loads of rain, then the sunshine returning almost immediately! Looking outside now I can…

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