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Simple Fabric Wreath for Spring

We're in that mad space twixt winter and spring when the weather can change in a blink and I am forever going out in The Wrong Clothes. Sailing is currently a very blustery experience indeed and I am longing for long, lazy days in the sunshine just drifting along and...

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Vegan Valentine – Beetroot Soup with Coconut Hearts

This Beetroot Soup with Coconut Hearts and Seeded Soda Bread is too good not to share with your vegan valentine! I don't really 'do' Valentine's Day - there is no card swapping or gift giving - but I do like an excuse to pretty up food and remind Mr TS just how much I...

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The Best Vegan Chocolate Fudge Cake

With Valentine's Day tiptoeing towards us, and my daughter's 18th birthday falling two days before it, it is time to share this - this, my friends, is The Best Vegan Chocolate Fudge Cake in the world. This fudge cake has already converted several people to veganism...

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Food Myths and Facts

So today I'm pondering food myths and facts - you know the ones, things like: Myth: Eat Your Oranges, Vitamin C Stops a Cold Mr TS always says this whenever one of us has a sniffle and no matter how often I say "That's nonsense, shut up and stop being annoying", his...

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Reducing Food Waste at Home

You may remember that I have partnered up with FoodSaver Fresh to test out their system over a prolonged period of time rather than an "I tried it once and it's Fab' review which is no use to anyone quite frankly. I've written two posts already a 'First Impressions'...

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Vegan Chocolate Orange Muffins

Vegan Chocolate Orange Muffins, light and fluffy, sumptuous and pillowy, rich and indulgent - everything we are told vegan food is not! These gorgeous double chocolate cupcakes make me gasp every time I take a batch out of the oven, I'm still amazed that vegan cakes...

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Easy Vegan Falafels – Simple Vegan Comfort Food

You can make these easy vegan falafels and bake them in the oven if you want the healthy option but I am writing this post in deepest, darkest, coldest January and I want comfort food! My falafel were shallow fried in sunflower oil and drained on a clean tea towel to...

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Vegan Christmas Hamper – A Box of Delights!

"Ohhh..." they say, shaking their heads and looking sympathetic "I couldn't be vegan at Christmas, you'll be missing out on so much!" and I admit I did have a little worry at the back of my mind. How would I cope without all my traditional Christmas baking (I've done...

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Vegan Bratwurst with Beer Caramelised Onions

I did it! I made the most delicious Vegan Bratwurst with Caramelised Beer Onions and Mustard... "Vegan Bratwurst?" I hear you cry, "What inspired that one?!" Well, this time last year our eldest was living in the heart of Berlin - recently crowned vegan capital of the...

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Easy Grinch Christmas Baubles – 12 Days of Grinchmas!

Hoorah Hooray! It's a Grinchmas sort of a day! It is SIXTY years since 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas!' hit the shelves for the first time and it has become a must read Christmas book every year chez Thinly Spread - I'm pretty sure my daughter knows it off by heart!...

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There Little Monkeys – Review and Giveaway!

Three Little Monkeys by Quentin Blake, illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark, comes out in paperback today! It comes with a CD of the story read by Olivia Coleman and I have TWO copies of the book with CD to give away - read on to find out why I think you need a copy...

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Vegan Sausage Rolls – Mini Chestnut Sausage Rolls

Right, after my last post where I cleared my head a bit (and so many of you were very lovely indeed, thank you!), it's time to roll my sleeves up and dive back in. Those of you who have been reading for a while will know that I have a bit of an addiction to all things...

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Turning 50 and Pressing the Reset Button

Well Hello, how have you been? Goodness, I've missed you! For a mixture of reasons I haven't written here for the last three months and it has felt very strange. I could just leap back in with a new recipe, a sailing update or a seasonal craft but first I'm going to...

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