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Need Spice? You’ll love this Salsa!


Are you in a food rut and need to spice up your meals? Do you need something quick and easy to add flavour to your lunch or dinner? Fancy a quick dip for your nachos or a spread for your sandwiches? Serve this with sausages, burgers, or scrambled egg. This spicy salsa can be on the table in less than…

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You’ll love this money savvy Dal


This lentil dish is spicy, warming, nutritious, protein packed and a fantastic budget meal for when you need to stretch your money a bit further! 😀 Where do I get lentils? More and more supermarkets are now stocking a wider range of lentils so you can easily add these to your weekly shop. I have used Yellow Mung Dal in…

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Season’s Eatings!


🙂 It’s the time of year where everywhere you look there are delicious displays of everything seasonal! In the UK it’s traditional to have Turkey with roast potatoes, roast parsnips, loads of vegetables including Brussels Sprouts, all served with gravy, cranberry sauce and bread sauce. Of course, if you are vegetarian or vegan then the traditional turkey is foregone in…

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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! 🙂 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! 😛 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! 😀 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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