Tag Archives : healthy

You’ll want to eat this veg! Your perfect centrepiece!


Have you seen whole cauliflowers turning up everywhere recently! Well, I didn’t think I could manage a whole one to myself, so I chopped one in half and made this delicious feast! 🙂 Okay, so you might think this is not really a recipe… but if you’ve only ever had boiled cauliflower, or stretched to cauliflower cheese, you really should…

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Crumbly topped sticky date slice


Yay! Today is the last day of term before Easter! 🙂 I must be one of those that are in the minority (nothing new there!) as I love it when the children are off school! 😀 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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Need an Energy Boost? – Make this Veg Soup


Hands up if you have eaten your weight in chocolate, cake or biscuits recently?! ✋ Me! 😛 But how could I resist this lovely vegan carrot cake which arrived in the post! Yes! In the post! 😀  I ate over HALF of it! (no… not in one sitting)! Then there were the pretzels and the shortbread, and the pizzas… that’s…

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If you know…


Wednesday wisdom! 🙂 “It’s not knowing what to do, it’s doing what you know.” Tony Robbins Just some food for thought for you today! You might know lots of things about lots of things… but how many do you act on? For example, we know plastic pollution is bad,but how many of us are actually doing anything about it? Think…

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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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Holiday Pancakes


Okay, so you can have pancakes any time of the day or year but most people have more time to make them when they’re not rushing off to work or school! 🙂  Pancakes are a great breakfast food, especially when you have guests, and these ones are suitable for everyone! 😀 Of course, they are not just for breakfast! You…

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Now bring us some Figgy Pudding!


Finally I’ve managed to make a Christmas Pudding which reminds me of ones shared with my Dad! This is moist, full of seasonal spices and packed with figs, apricots and raisins! Dad used to love Christmas Pudding and Mum always made something called ‘white sauce’ which was basically custard without the artificial yellow colouring! It was perfect to represent a…

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Spiced Pumpkin & Apple Loaf Cake


Oh my! I’m blaming Angie for this! I haven’t made too many things with pumpkin in, but all her talk of Halloween, pumpkin and apple led me to do some experimenting! 😛 What do we have? A moist, spiced loaf cake, studded with cinnamon apple chunks and bits of crunchy pecans! Wow! This is one cake you’re going to want…

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Roast Chickpeas with Vegetables


This is such a straightforward idea – but oh were these roasted chickpeas and vegetables well received! Seriously, when your guests are picking them off the baking tray before they even get to the table – you know you’re on to a winner! 😀 I almost put these in the ‘back to basics’ series as they don’t really need a…

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