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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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Chickpea & Tomato Soup


This chickpea and tomato soup is one of our staple recipes! It is our go to quick nutritious meal (or addition to a meal) and we probably make it 2-3 times a month (okay so maybe weekly! Yes, it’s that good 😀 )! I was certain this recipe must already be on Life Diet Health, so imagine when I searched…

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Slimming Soup!


Did you know that people who eat soup before a meal, tend to eat less? Why? Well, soup is generally full of water which fills you up, leaving less space for other foods! Simple concept really! Some soups however are full of cream, butter or fried additions, so obviously these types are not the best option! 😛 It’s very windy…

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Dolma


Dolma, literally means stuffed! We tend to use the word ‘dolma’ to describe vine leaves which have been stuffed, but traditionally these are actually called ‘sarma’. Anyway, I’m sticking with ‘dolma’ as that is the name we usually use! Then again, maybe we do use it for stuffed veg too as we have this dolma recipe on the blog already!…

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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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