Tag Archives : plant based

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! ๐Ÿ™‚ 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! ๐Ÿ˜› If you’ve never…

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You will love this easy quick chocolate dessert!


Chocolate? Check! โœ”๏ธDessert? Check! โœ”๏ธEasy? Check! โœ”๏ธQuick? Hooray! โœ”๏ธ Oh yes! you are really going to love this dessert! ๐Ÿ’– It is chocolatey, chocolatey and chocolatey! You could probably make it right now actually as the ingredients are simple and unless you’ve banished everything chocolate from the house? Seriously? Who does that?! then you could be sitting down enjoying this…

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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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Three amazing Pumpkin Gnocchi you need now!


Pumpkin season is most definitely here! ๐Ÿ™‚ What do you think of when you think of pumpkin though? Do you think of plump bright orange pumpkins carved into jack-o-lanterns? Do you think of pumpkin pie? Do your think of roasted pumpkin with loads of herbs and garlic? Or, do your thoughts turn to all the delicious foods you can make…

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This is the Only Soup recipe you need!


Oh yes! You need this recipe in your head! ๐Ÿ˜€ 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! ๐Ÿ˜› The filling for these can be…

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Lentil & Mushroom Bolognese


Warming, filling, nutritious lentil bolognese! ๐Ÿ™‚ If your weather has suddenly turned mighty chilly this week, this is the perfect food to keep you all happy and warm! ๐Ÿ˜€ 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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