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Vegan Alfredo Sauce with Tagliatelle

This simple vegan Alfredo sauce is super creamy and wraps thick ribbons of tagliatelle in a delicious savoury coat. Vegan Alfredo sauce is usually made with cashew cream but I've had a few requests via my Facebook page for more economical vegan food so, today, I am...

Easy Vegan Omelette with Fresh Herbs (Gluten Free)

A simple vegan omelette is welcome at any time of the day and this one is jammed full to bursting with tasty fresh herbs, red onion and dijon mustard. It is delicate yet savoury, filling enough to see you through until lunchtime and it only uses FIVE ingredients (plus...

Vegan Mushroom Stroganoff with Mustard Mash

And so it begins, we dive into deepest, darkest January BUT...never fear! I am here to warm your cockles and fill your tummies with hearty, flavourful recipes guaranteed to see you through until Spring! Today's simple Vegan Mushroom Stroganoff is creamy, smoky, herby...

4 Ways to Make Going Vegan Easy – Happy New Year!

I know a lot of you are planning to give Veganuary a go this year and I've got a whole month's worth of posts lined up to help you to make going vegan easy! My eldest son and I both signed up for a month of vegan four years ago and it led to him going fully vegan...

Vegan Canapés – Aubergine Involtini

Christmas is well under way chez Thinly Spread with the return to the family fold of our two grown men plus one girlfriend. All the Christmas trees are up, festooned with our ever growing collection of beautiful baubles and my oven is working overtime to keep all...

Cashew Nut Roast – Vegan Christmas Dinner

This simple cashew nut roast is savoury, moist and moreish and is the perfect centrepiece for a vegan Christmas dinner! I've gone all fancy pants with my presentation (I just can't help myself!) but you can just as easily make it in a regular roasting tin. I thought a...

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How to Dry Oranges for Christmas Decorations

The warm smell of drying oranges drifting through the house while the first Christmas songs play on the radio is one of the pre Christmas festive traditions which is guaranteed to put me ‘in the mood’ and it’s such a simple thing to do!

How to Make Paper Pom Poms

Thinly Spread, along with several other European children's activities blogs, is taking part in the fabulous Countdown to Christmas organised by Cerys at Rainy Day Mum. Every Monday for the next four weeks will have a different theme which we will all be interpreting...

Driftwood Craft – Noughts and Crosses

We spend a lot of time on Chesil Beach and it is a brilliant place for driftwood and pebble collectors like us. The driftwood we find is bleached and smooth and comes in all shapes and sizes. We wonder where it came from and how far it has travelled to reach us and we...

How to Make Tin Can Lanterns for Festive Friday

I love the twinkle and sparkle of Christmas and am a total fairy light addict but there is nothing quite like the soft glow and gentle glimmer of candle light. For this week's Festive Friday I have been hammering tins again, this time making tin can lanterns to light...

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Sailing Life – Studland, Swimming and My Kitchen on Board!

Today I'm sharing a bit of our sailing life, which I haven't done here for AGES and, oooh, exciting things are afoot! We were chitter chattering over a glass or two of chilled white a few weeks ago and the upshot was that we have decided the time has come to sell our...

Food Lovers Visit Dorset

Living where Somerset meets both Dorset and Wiltshire means that I am spoilt for choice with local food producers, farmer's markets and - of course - Frome's own utterly fabulous monthly Independent Market. I love knowing exactly where my food comes from, and try to...

Cruising on Island Princess – Sea Days and Surprises

When I told people that Mr TS and I were going on a cruise they raised their eyebrows while looking me up and down and doing that thing people do with their mouths which says ‘You?! Are you sure?!’ without any words actually coming out. So – did we enjoy it? Yes, we did and this is why!

Visit Venice – Our First Time!

I've wanted to visit Venice for as long as I can remember so when the opportunity arose to spend a couple of days there ahead of my press trip through the Med on Island Princess*, it was too good to miss - Mr TS booked us two nights in a...

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Hello! I'm Chris, vegan lover of life, wordsmith, storyteller, picture taker, mum to four. Welcome to Thinly Spread where I share recipes, kitchen stories, travels, adventures and family warmth from our home in deepest Somerset and our boat in Poole.

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