Tag Archives : dairy free

Blondies – healthy style!


Blondies are, well, actually to tell you the truth, not something I’ve ever come across! I know! Brownies yes, but Blondies? I’m guessing it’s because it’s originally an American dessert and for some reason, its never really made it’s way over here! So, I asked “what’s a Blondie?” and the response I got was “a person with blonde hair!” 😛…

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Who wants warming spicy lentil daal… ?


Daal! dal, dhal or maybe dahl! Whichever way you write it, it’s the same warming, spicy delicious bowl of goodness which can be used as a main, or a side, eaten with rice, with bread, or just on its own! As I have several really good friends who are Bengali (or married to Bengali’s) I have had more than my…

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What’s better than peanut butter… ?


Peanut butter and chocolate cookies that’s what! 😀 This is a recipe from the latest #DeliciouslyElla cookbook. Click the book to order through Amazon. As you’re probably aware, almost all of the recipes on LifeDietHealth are created by ourselves, but we do love books and looking what everyone else is doing! Okay, so, I don’t actually like peanut butter! I…

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Firni – a traditional rice pudding


Firni or phirni is a rice pudding recipe which one of my Bengali friends always makes for Eid celebrations. She uses a traditional recipe which was handed down from her mother, who used the recipe handed down from her mother. It is still Eid now – it started yesterday (Tuesday), and we were invited to dinner, and how fortunate was…

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Seasonal Soup


Soup! I know! Technically it’s still summer, but as I write this the rain is drizzling down with no looks of stopping! The temperature has suddenly dropped this last week by about 10 degrees centigrade so soup is definitely on the menu! This soup uses totally seasonal produce, freshly picked from the allotment. Tomatoes form the base, with onions, then…

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Crumbed Tofu with Barbecue Relish


If you’re not vegan, or at least vegetarian, tofu is probably something which you think you don’t like! If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you’ll know that I never used to eat tofu as I thought it was bland and tasteless! Turns out that I didn’t really know how to cook it properly! Well, it is ALL…

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Picnic foods, potato salad and a hedgehog!


So… it’s hot! There is no denying it! The East of England has been gripped by a heatwave like never before. Apparently the last time the weather was like this was 1976. Firstly, I don’t remember that! 😛 Secondly, at present we’ve had no significant rain for over 50 days! When I went outside the other night to feed the…

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Quick Banoffee Pie : Vegan & Free-From


Quick Banoffee Pie Banoffee Pie! We always used to choose it when we went out, or we made a whole one at home and argued over the last slice! A crisp biscuit base, fresh bananas, lashings of cream and delicious toffee sauce make this dessert one to always remember. I dread to think how much fat, how much cholesterol and…

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Choc Chip Cookies


Choc Chip Cookies Soft and chewy? Crisp and crunchy? Cookies are so varied that they’re one of those things that everybody loves. This week I was given a new book 😀 a lovely book! It’s the third book (Recipes for Happiness)  from David & Stephen Flynn aka The Happy Pear. If you’ve never come across these plant based twins… where…

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