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Meatballs…vegan style!


Meatballs are the perfect food for the colder weather! Serve them with pasta and a tomato-based sauce, pop them in some bread with some salad and mayo or just pop them in your mouth when nobody is looking (or is that just me?) The meatballs do take a bit of effort in the preparation (lots of fine dicing) but they…

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Back to Basics: Roasted Chickpeas


Chickpeas! What a fantastic food! We love chickpeas and often just throw them in a pan, or in a soup, or in the oven! ๐Ÿ™‚ These pulses are a great source of protein and also contain a healthy dose of iron! They also contain magnesium, potassium, folic acid, Vitamin B6 and calcium! What’s not to like! ๐Ÿ˜› If you’ve never…

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This is the Only Soup recipe you need!


Oh yes! You need this recipe in your head! ๐Ÿ˜€ My Mum used to make soup a lot. A great big vegetable soup which we would eat with giant hunks of bread. It was great soup. It didn’t have a name, but it was just called big soup! Dad used to love soup, so Mum made it a lot. I…

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Pancakes for the Weekend!


You can never have too many pancakes can you!? ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿฅž๐Ÿฅž๐Ÿฅž We love pancakes in this house and although we have now stopped making them daily (yes we really did for a long time)! they are still made regularly! We usually have pancakes for breakfast or brunch, but as we love them so much, we might make them for afternoon…

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Banoffee Cake


Sometimes I forget that making vegan food is a skill which non-vegan chefs don’t tend to have! We have just returned from a weeks holiday and although the team of chefs (and it was a BIG team of at least twenty chefs at any one meal) tried to be helpful, you could see that this really was something they were…

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Crumbly topped sticky date slice


Yay! Today is the last day of term before Easter! ๐Ÿ™‚ I must be one of those that are in the minority (nothing new there!) as I love it when the children are off school! ๐Ÿ˜€ Okay, so as they grow up and become teenagers they really don’t want so much parent time, but it’s still nice to have them…

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You need chocolate cake! Your special reward!


Yes! Sometimes we just need cake! ๐Ÿ™‚ If you’ve had a week like mine… cake is most definitely in order! A good cake will make you forget everything and a good chocolate cake, well, that’s just doubly good! ๐Ÿ˜› This chocolate cake is layered with fresh raspberry puree and a creamy coconut layer. So good! ๐Ÿ˜€ You can layer with…

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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! ๐Ÿ™‚ This soup just contains leeks, potatoes, onions, water, a bit of mustard and paprika with some seasoning. That’s…

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Happy 2019!


So the end of the festive season is here already! Tomorrow everything will start getting back to normal, back to work, back to school, back to healthy eating, back to the gym and all those other things that people suddenly decide are a great idea in January! This year what are you up to? Have you already made any new…

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