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Need Vegan Umami? Wow with this easy Stew


No, it’s not meat! 😛 I almost didn’t post it as it looked too meaty, but it was so easy and tasted so good that I couldn’t not share it with you! You know sometimes you can’t be bothered to cook and wish you could just throw it all in a pot and hey presto, a delicious meal comes out?…

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Brighten up your weekend with this Brilliant breakfast


Breakfast! You know you should always eat something first thing right? Well, you wouldn’t drive your car without putting fuel in it (or charging it 😛 !) I know some people can’t face anything first thing, but we should all try to eat within a couple of hours of waking – even if it’s just a piece of fruit! 🍌🍏🍇…

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You need chocolate cake! Your special reward!


Yes! Sometimes we just need cake! 🙂 If you’ve had a week like mine… cake is most definitely in order! A good cake will make you forget everything and a good chocolate cake, well, that’s just doubly good! 😛 This chocolate cake is layered with fresh raspberry puree and a creamy coconut layer. So good! 😀 You can layer with…

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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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Impress the best with easy homemade bread


I had great plans for today’s post! Why? What’s special about today? Today is a day of remembrance. It was this day last year when I received a phone call that changed my life forever. It was on a Friday evening exactly one year ago, that my estranged sister (the eldest one), phoned and literally stated “Dad died”. My Dad…

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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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Vegetable & Nut Loaf


If you have cooked vegetables left over and don’t fancy reheating them, or making soup, how about turning them into a fantastic slice-able loaf!? This can be eaten hot with vegetables, cold with salad, or sliced to use in a sandwich! It stores for several days and can also be frozen – perfect! You can use any vegetables which are…

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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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Rock Cakes


You need these! 😀 Not something I can ever really remember eating, but when my Uncles were reminiscing, one of them mentioned rock cakes. We have made these so many times already! They are so soft and light and fluffy! Not ‘rock’ like at all! They are most definitely melt in the mouth morsels of deliciousness! They will last a…

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