Tag Archives : vegan

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 be crazy for these delicious apple dumplings


This is one of my Mum’s recipes! 💖 When I was growing up, we used to always have dessert… every day, probably twice at weekends! I suddenly realised that although I know how to make most of Mums savoury items, the desserts, bakes and cakes I don’t have the recipes for! I had forgotten about these delicious pastry encased apples…

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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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Keep Warm & Happy with Spiced Chocolate Porridge


Start your day right with a delicious warming bowl of porridge! Now the colder weather has arrived it is great to have a hot breakfast to get you ready for the day ahead. 🙂 Now, I know many people say they are short of time in the morning, but this only takes 5 minutes to prepare and it will a)…

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Chana Saag Dal


I used to think that I could only have Indian style food from a take-away! I thought it was much too difficult and time consuming to make my own dals! Okay, so you do need a bit of time, but you can easily make a dal without too much effort – once you know how! If you’re not au fait…

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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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Chocolate Snowballs


Are you getting all festive? Snowballs have to be made at this time of year don’t you think? Whether or not you have snow, these delicious chocolate coconutty bites just need to be made… and devoured! 😀 These also make great gifts and can be boxed or bagged, with pretty ribbons or raffia, a homemade gift-tag or even a tree…

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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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