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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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Homemade Mincemeat for Mince Pies


Mincemeat is always a word which appears to get people confused! Yes, mincemeat is a term used for shredded meat (usually beef or lamb), but it should probably be minced-meat as technically, that is what it is! Simple solution, adopt someone else’s word for it – we go with ‘Kiyma’ which is what hubby calls it at home! Sorted! Oh,…

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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! πŸ™‚ 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! πŸ˜› If you’ve never…

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2 Seasonal soups which are good for you


Soups are warming, filling and nutritious! Soups are quick to prepare, great for using up all your spare vegetables and can be eaten for lunch or dinner. Soups can also be dressed up for a fancy starter with a sprinkling of toppings, stashed into a flask for a low key lunch or eaten as a main meal with a few…

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Pumpkin Spice Latte


November is here! Wow, where did the last ten months go?! I could say, that now is the time to check how your yearly goals are going, but instead I’m going to ask what you’re doing with your pumpkins!? So, whether or not you carved pumpkins and filled them with candles, have a selection of colourful mini squashes and pumpkins…

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This is the Only Soup recipe you need!


Oh yes! You need this recipe in your head! πŸ˜€ 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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Mini Quiches


These mini quiches are the perfect savoury food for snacks, parties, picnics or even for lunch! You can use any pastry you like – homemade or shop bought, If you’re making a bigger family sized quiche, just make sure to bake the pastry a bit first so you don’t get a soggy bottom! πŸ˜› The filling for these can be…

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Lentil & Mushroom Bolognese


Warming, filling, nutritious lentil bolognese! πŸ™‚ If your weather has suddenly turned mighty chilly this week, this is the perfect food to keep you all happy and warm! πŸ˜€ You can make a large batch and keep it in the fridge, then reheat it whenever you need in the next couple of days! It’s great on its own, with pasta,…

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Vegetable Curry with Marrow


Marrow! Not something I have ever relished eating! But then… I have never made it into curry before! πŸ˜› Recently we bought a secondhand greenhouse and would you believe it, it came with a massive marrow (and a couple of courgettes and cucumbers!) πŸ™‚ Now, last year we had a marrow plant on the allotment, but of the one vegetable…

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