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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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The best ever quick & easy salad!


Salad for summer! Yes, I am stating that this the best ever quick and easy salad! I love this salad and you can add your favourite ingredients to it, change the spices to your liking and it will become a staple in your home! I first had this salad when I lived in Turkey where it is called ‘coban salatasi’…

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Pesto Zoodles


Pesto Zoodles The smell of fresh basil wafting past is too much to resist in this very hot weather we’ve been having. The smell to me is just intoxicating and although it’s not my own I am eating it’s still so delicious! 🙂 For some reason, basil is one thing which I cannot appear to keep alive – whether on…

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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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Mediterranean Salad


Mediterranean Salad A salad recipe? Really? Yes, because I know you think salad is boring! 😛 At Life Diet Health we see salad as a plate full of lots of delicious bits, all brought together and suitable as a main or a side. Usually a salad will contain some raw vegetables and often something cooked and served warm. This salad…

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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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Barbecue Relish!


Barbecue Relish! Is it barbecue weather where you are? Here it’s off and on, yesterday was drizzly all day, but today… well today is bright and sunny again! 🙂 Barbecue relish or barbecue sauce is one of those condiments which I love, but after reading the long list of ingredients and checking the sugar content, I most definitely don’t eat! …

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