Marinated Mushrooms with Cumin Croutons and Watercress

Watercress season is in full swing here in the UK and I can't get enough of it! I love its peppery taste and its crispy crunch, it's a brilliant ingredient and a wonderful backdrop for so many dishes - it works particularly well with these marinated mushrooms topped...

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Grilled Plums with Mint Couscous and Almonds

My plum tree looks like it is actually going to produce more than one little plum this year and I'm very excited about it - I will be able to make these Grilled Plums with Mint Couscous with my own, home produced fruit! We planted a mini orchard two years ago - a...

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Avocado and Asparagus Salad with A Lemony Caper Dressing

Quick, QUICK! Grab the last of the English asparagus and make this avocado and asparagus salad! Doesn't it look pretty in these Portmeirion Crazy Daisy Tea Cups? With the crazy hot weather we've been having here in the UK this week I've been desperate to avoid too...

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30 Recipes for The Ultimate Vegetarian Barbecue

All this hot weather brings my neighbours out of hibernation and, before you know it, there is a waft of burning meat drifting over the garden wall. I like to respond by sending the delicious aromas of a vegetarian barbecue to assail their nostrils and get them...

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Rustic Somerset Cider and Apple Tart

My home is perched atop a hill in Frome, one of Somerset's finest market towns, while my boat is moored in Dorset which, as a foodie, means that I am living in one of the best parts of the world! My home base of Somerset is probably best known for cheddar cheese and...

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Wild Rice and Asparagus Salad with Lemon Thyme and Sumac

I'm whispering this in case I jinx it - but we appear to be heading into the UK late spring bank holiday weekend with the sun shining here in Somerset! This calls for salad and, as it's May, it calls for asparagus because everything needs asparagus during its short,...

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Beetroot and Millet Burgers with Dill Yoghurt

I do like a good vegan burger with a bit of substance and lots of flavour - something which will hold together in a bun rather than crumbling or squishing out all over the place - and these Beetroot and Millet Burgers do the job very well indeed! Millet is one of...

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Barley Risotto with a Spring Zing!

I'm writing this really quickly as I'm desperate to get outside into the spring sunshine which is blazing through my attic windows! It's been four long weeks since I managed to sit here long enough to share a recipe with you, mainly due to work away from my blog, and...

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Three Grain Salad with a Roasted Pepper Dressing

All this sunshine has my head spinning with summery food ideas - et voila, Three Grain Salad with a Roasted Pepper Dressing!   I love grain salads, they are filling without being bloating, tick lots of nutritional boxes and (this is the  important bit) they taste...

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Sweet Chilli Beetroot Baba Ganoush

Today I bring you a fresh twist on an old favourite, Sweet Chilli Beetroot Baba Ganoush - feast your eyes on this ruby beauty! Trying to take a photograph with the smell of this wafting up at me just before lunchtime was torture! As soon as I'd got a couple of good...

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Gin Ginger Cake with Gin and Lemon Icing!

Mother's Day calls for cake and this year I've gone for a very indulgent double gin cake - a Gin Ginger Cake with Gin and Lemon Icing because, quite frankly, I deserve it. Two of my boys have spread their wings and flown the nest - one is in Liverpool nearing the end...

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Thinly Spread Easy Vegan Mayonnaise

Ahhh, vegan mayonnaise - it really is a wonderful thing. There are many things along the vegan road which have surprised me but vegan mayo has to be near the top of the list - it turns out that eggs are totally unnecessary in mayonnaise! I've been experimenting with...

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Green Lentil Burgers with Sweet Pepper Sauce

Lentils are such fabulous little things - I cook with one or other of them at least twice a week and they are perfect in these vegan and gluten free Green Lentil Burgers. The burger buns are homemade too, as is that glorious sweet pepper sauce, I was on a roll that...

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Chocolate Orange Pancakes

Chocolate Orange Pancakes - this was a moment of pure genius frankly. Pancake day is fast approaching, it's blood orange season, chocolate and orange together make a winning combination. The only way I could make these any better was to make them into double chocolate...

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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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