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Crumbly topped sticky date slice


Yay! Today is the last day of term before Easter! πŸ™‚ I must be one of those that are in the minority (nothing new there!) as I love it when the children are off school! πŸ˜€ Okay, so as they grow up and become teenagers they really don’t want so much parent time, but it’s still nice to have them…

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Make Mother’s Day with this sweet nutty baklava


If you’re in the UK (or your mother is!) you should know that this Sunday (31st March) is Mothering Sunday. When I was growing up, my little sister and I would always pick Mum a bunch of flowers from the garden, and put it in a glass on the kitchen table. I’m sure we used to buy cards too (or…

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Need Vegan Umami? Wow with this easy Stew


No, it’s not meat! πŸ˜› 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 πŸ˜› !) 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! πŸŒπŸπŸ‡…

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You need chocolate cake! Your special reward!


Yes! Sometimes we just need cake! πŸ™‚ 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! πŸ˜› This chocolate cake is layered with fresh raspberry puree and a creamy coconut layer. So good! πŸ˜€ 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?! βœ‹ Me! πŸ˜› But how could I resist this lovely vegan carrot cake which arrived in the post! Yes! In the post! πŸ˜€  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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