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Back to Basics: Quick & Easy Pasta everyone can make


Easy Pasta One of the foods cooked most often in my house, is probably pasta. At least once, if not two or even three times a week, pasta is requested! When you are short of time and want something quick, easy, cheap and filling, pasta is the answer! Any type of pasta can be used, just use whatever you have.…

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Back to Basics: Overnight Oats


Overnight Oats Quite some time ago, I started a Back to Basics section on here for foods which I am so used to making that I sometimes forget that others might not know where to start! In the winter I love my porridge, but now the weather is sunny, and although I love pancakes, sometimes you just need something quick…

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Back to Basics: Leek & Potato Soup


This to me is such an easy soup to put together but I realised that if you’ve never made it, you might not realise how easy it is! This version is a healthy vegan, gluten free and slimming world friendly recipe! 🙂 This soup just contains leeks, potatoes, onions, water, a bit of mustard and paprika with some seasoning. That’s…

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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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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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Back to Basics: Ratatouille


Back to Basics: Ratatouille Oh I forgot how delicious something so simple can be! 😀 and I’ve tried to make this as simple as possible with no faffing, fancy ingredients or complicated instructions! Okay, so this isn’t the ‘proper’ way to make ratatouille… but then when did I make anything that was! 😛 I used my crumble recipe last night…

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Back to Basics: Buddha Bowl


Back to Basics: Buddha Bowl Buddha Bowl? What’s that!? Well, I just realised that it’s been a long time since I posted anything new in Back to Basics! The weather has suddenly changed and the garden is springing into life! 😀 My spinach and chard are starting to grow and the mixed leaves are poking through the soil. There’s some…

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Back to Basics: Baked Apples!


Back to Basics: Baked Apples! Are you aware that this week is officially “Bramley Apple Week”? If, you are in the UK, then no doubt you know what a ‘Bramley’ is – as I believe it is native to Britain! Bramleys are large hard green skinned tart cooking apples. The great thing about Bramley apples, is that they keep their…

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Back to Basics: Roasted Vegetables


Back to Basics: Roasted Vegetables Crispy outside, soft and tender inside, a hint of spice and a whole load of flavour! What’s not to like? 🙂 In the UK the weather has most certainly turned Autumnal, several people have already fired up the central heating and the coats have come out of hiding! There is a definite chill in the…

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