Tag Archives : healthy recipes

Traditional Tagine


Tagine! If you’ve never tasted a traditional tagine (or even heard of tagine?!) then you are in for a real treat. 🙂 Now a tagine is actually the name of the earthenware pot which the food is cooked in, but the food takes the name too! An authentic tagine looks like this… Traditionally I know a tagine to be a…

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Cauliflower, Chickpea & Potato Curry


This is definitely something for this colder weather! Bold and flavoursome spicy curry packed with protein and goodness! I believe this is Slimming World friendly too so there’s no excuses not to make it! 😀 It is most certainly chilly here today! The ground was frozen this morning and the temperature still hasn’t got above zero degrees! It is cold!…

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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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Chickpeas & Chard


Chickpeas & Chard Who knew! Apparently chard grows all year round! Every time we visit the allotment there’s delightful greens, deep reds and yellows to greet us popping up through the bare soil. Not much else is growing now especially since we’ve had frosts this week but the chard… the chard is still there, steadily growing. We use it like…

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Winter warming spiced cake


Winter warming spiced cake Cold! Yes, winter is definitely approaching! SIX degrees centigrade this week (43f) after a balmy average of 16c (61f) over the half term holidays. So we need something warm and yummy whilst we curl up on the sofa with a cup of hot chocolate and a good book! 😀 This is one of those recipes that I’d bookmarked…

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Aubergine Rolls!


Aubergine Rolls Do you know how so very exciting it is to see deep shiny aubergines emerging from nowhere?! 😛 Well, I know they come from somewhere, but one day there is a plant with a few purple flowers, then the next day there are shiny jet black balls just sitting there… then they get a bit longer, and a…

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Courgette Ideas…


Courgette Ideas… Love them? Despise them? Well… I’m not sure you can just say you don’t like any vegetable without trying them cooked in different ways!? I mean, how can you compare chargrilled cajun marinated courgette strips to spiralised pesto courgetti? Our allotment has so far produced some lovely big courgettes from just two plants… Sure we panfried a few,…

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Breakfast Bars… customisable, vegan & Free-From!


Breakfast Bars…customisable, vegan & free-from! Want something quick and easy for breakfast? Need something portable if you’re always on the run? These breakfast bars will definitely do the job! Did I plan them? Well no, not really! What happened? The allotment happened! 😛 Do you know how quick and freely without any attention rhubarb grows? So we’ve had crumble, ice-cream…

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Crunchy baked polenta crusted tofu!


Crunchy baked polenta crusted tofu! Hey! 🙂 How are you all? Have you all been rushed off your feet (like me) or have you found time to relax and enjoy the sunshine (if there’s been any your way?)? This week in the Life Diet Health kitchen there was lots going on! Double and treble our usual number for dinner on…

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