Tag Archives : dairy free

Homemade Mincemeat for Mince Pies


Mincemeat is always a word which appears to get people confused! Yes, mincemeat is a term used for shredded meat (usually beef or lamb), but it should probably be minced-meat as technically, that is what it is! Simple solution, adopt someone else’s word for it – we go with ‘Kiyma’ which is what hubby calls it at home! Sorted! Oh,…

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Mini Quiches


These mini quiches are the perfect savoury food for snacks, parties, picnics or even for lunch! You can use any pastry you like – homemade or shop bought, If you’re making a bigger family sized quiche, just make sure to bake the pastry a bit first so you don’t get a soggy bottom! πŸ˜› The filling for these can be…

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Lentil & Mushroom Bolognese


Warming, filling, nutritious lentil bolognese! πŸ™‚ If your weather has suddenly turned mighty chilly this week, this is the perfect food to keep you all happy and warm! πŸ˜€ You can make a large batch and keep it in the fridge, then reheat it whenever you need in the next couple of days! It’s great on its own, with pasta,…

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Vegetable Curry with Marrow


Marrow! Not something I have ever relished eating! But then… I have never made it into curry before! πŸ˜› Recently we bought a secondhand greenhouse and would you believe it, it came with a massive marrow (and a couple of courgettes and cucumbers!) πŸ™‚ Now, last year we had a marrow plant on the allotment, but of the one vegetable…

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Spiced Apple Pots


So simple but so delicious! Have them for breakfast, snack or dessert. You can add as many layers as you like (or that fit in your pot)! The spice I have used is cinnamon as this pairs so well with apple, but you could also used mixed spice, nutmeg or even ginger to suit your own tastes. It is important…

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Summer Bean Salad


Is it salad weather where you are? There’s not much cooking going on here as the weather is so lovely it’s a bit too warm to eat anything much! Of course, we still need to eat, so salads are the way to go! I recall Jhuls @thenotsocreativecook previously saying she doesn’t eat salads! Well, this is definitely not a limp…

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Exciting Stuff! Banana Blossom Flower Fish!


Yes! Banana blossom flowers are a thing! πŸ˜€ Banana blossom is the blossom from a banana tree! πŸ˜› I guess you didn’t see that coming! πŸ˜› On a banana tree, there is a deep purple pod, and I believe the male pods would not turn into bananas if left, so you’re not harming the fruit production of the tree if…

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Appearances can be deceptive… this is not scrambled egg!


I have been wanting to try this for such a long time and I had all the ingredients! I think, because scrambled egg always left a lingering taste, that I was just not ready to try it. Well… more fool me! πŸ˜› This is so much better than scrambled egg! I almost had the boys fooled, but they knew I…

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Tofu Sprinkles!


These are my new favourite food! Not only are they great for sprinkling an extra bit of protein on a salad or soup, they also make great nibbles too! The thing that makes these great is the size! These are tiny little bites of tofu, totally full of flavour and they definitely fill that gap! These are easy to make…

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