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biryani

Make quick & easy biryani for a delicious Eid meal


Biryani. Biryani used to be something which I only ever saw on restaurant menus. I would be very confused when I ordered it and received vegetable curry and vegetable rice! I never understood what biryani was then! Anyway, a few decades later and I know now that biryani is a rice dish! A very tasty rice dish! I am posting…

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quinoa salad in a white square bowl

Batch cook tasty lunch for everyone with this easy quinoa


Quinoa Lunch Bowl Quinoa is one of those foods which is still relatively new to the UK. If you are unfamiliar with the pronunciation it is ‘keen-wah’. Quinoa is a great nutritious food, full of protein – which is especially great on a plant based diet as it contains all 9 essential amino acids. This little wholegrain (althought technically a…

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Sexy Summer Salad


Sexy Summer Salad See… something named after you at last! 😛 😀 Ahhh… Summer! 😀 The longest day of the year has been and gone which means nights are drawing in already! WHAT… noooo!!! Well, the sun may have hidden behind the clouds today this week but that doesn’t mean we can’t have salad! Especially salad as good as this…

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Sizzling Shiraz Salad!


Sizzling Shiraz Salad 😛 Doesn’t that sound great!? Sizzling Shiraz Salad!? Well, Shiraz is a fantastic variety of mangetout – a purple podded type! No alcohol here if you were hoping! 😛 Don’t be disappointed though because this warm sizzling salad is so delicious you’ll soon forget I even mentioned Shiraz! 😀 Last weekend we were at a Farmers Market…

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Tropical Rice Salad


Tropical Rice Salad  . Hello everyone! 🙂 Well, what a busy weekend I had! If you read my last post ‘zingy marbled cheesecake’ then you’ll know that I was co-hosting the weekly Fiesta Friday blog party! 🙂 Usually if I am looking at recipes they are foods which mostly meet my health needs i.e. dairy free, gluten free and refined…

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Picnic Food! Yummy Buckwheat and Chickpea Salad


Picnic Food! Yummy Buckwheat and Chickpea Salad I forgot! I don’t like buckwheat! 😛 Lol! I needed something for lunch and having made quinoa lunches the last few times decided to try something else. Looking for grains in the pantry I spotted buckwheat groats lurking at the back. Thinking they would do, I cooked them up and remembered… I don’t…

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Quick Quinoa! (Yes… its Q of the A-Z Challenge)


Quick Quinoa Q for my A-Z alphabet challenge was always going to be quinoa! (pronounced keen-wah). Quinoa is a grain which contains high amounts of protein and is actually one of the few plants foods which is classed as a complete protein! Yes meat eaters! See… there are plant foods which are complete proteins too! 🙂 🙂 🙂 Quinoa also…

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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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Moroccan Inspired Millet… Couscous Style!


Moroccan Inspired Millet… think couscous and tagines 🙂 Morocco if you have ever visited, is a place full of intrigue, of sights, sounds, smells and colour 🙂 . What seems like an eternity ago, I travelled fairly extensively in Morocco from Sidi Ifni in the South, through the Atlas Mountains, to the now touristy areas of Casablanca, Marrakesh, Rabat, Meknes…

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