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World Vegan Month: November


If you haven’t noticed the ever increasing vegan ranges appearing in stores, cafes and restaurants over the past few months… then I don’t know where you’ve been hiding! πŸ˜› In the UK, supermarkets are increasingly both their vegetarian and their vegan (or plant-based) ranges. Coffee shops and cafes now not only have the option of soya milk but coconut milk…

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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! πŸ˜› 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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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! πŸ˜› It’s very windy…

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Who wants warming spicy lentil daal… ?


Daal! dal, dhal or maybe dahl! Whichever way you write it, it’s the same warming, spicy delicious bowl of goodness which can be used as a main, or a side, eaten with rice, with bread, or just on its own! As I have several really good friends who are Bengali (or married to Bengali’s) I have had more than my…

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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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Pesto Zoodles


Pesto Zoodles The smell of fresh basil wafting past is too much to resist in this very hot weather we’ve been having. The smell to me is just intoxicating and although it’s not my own I am eating it’s still so delicious! πŸ™‚ For some reason, basil is one thing which I cannot appear to keep alive – whether on…

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Choc Chip Cookies


Choc Chip Cookies Soft and chewy? Crisp and crunchy? Cookies are so varied that they’re one of those things that everybody loves. This week I was given a new book πŸ˜€ a lovely book! It’s the third book (Recipes for Happiness) Β from David & Stephen Flynn aka The Happy Pear. If you’ve never come across these plant based twins… where…

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New website! New recipes! Frittata!


Finally!!! Yes, at long long last I have managed to move my blog over to a self-hosted site! The new site will still have weekly recipes but it will also have so much more! πŸ˜€ Please use the sign-up form so you don’t miss out… even if you were already signed up before! Please note you will no longer receive…

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