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 (Vegan)

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 Carrot Fritters – Little Rays of Sunshine

I love making these little vegan carrot fritters - every family member loves them which makes life much easier all round! They are suitable for vegans and are delicious hot or cold so they make fabulous packed lunch or picnic food.The sun came out while I was making...

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Celeriac Soup with Apple and Chilli Oil (Vegan)

I'm writing this with a blanket on my knees, fingerless gloves on my hands and a poncho over my roll neck sweater, I NEED a bowl of this celeriac soup and I need it now! See that happy smiling soup face? Total accident but I rather like it! That is a swirl of spicy...

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Vegan Beetroot Falafel in Pitta Bread

I'm delighted to be partnering with the Organic Trade Board and the #OrganicUnboxed campaign during Veganuary to bring you my Vegan Beetroot Falafel in Homemade Pitta Breads with a Tahini and Coconut Yogurt Dressing - all organic and all vegan to Jump Start 2017!...

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Creamy Vegan Curry with Cypriot New Potatoes

Tesco Cypriot New Potatoes are in store from now until the end of March and are perfect in this creamy vegan curry - a weeknight winter warmer to see you through these January days! It's a joy to have new potatoes to cook with so early in the new year. Tesco Cypriot...

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Orange, Fennel and Avocado Salad – Celebrating Citrus!

Orange, Fennel and Avocado Salad - a wonderful winter pick-me-up for these post-Christmas days! Citrus season is so welcome after a bit of seasonal over indulgence. While I am wrapped in so many jumpers and scarves that the shape of me has completely disappeared, down...

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Vegan Cream of Mushroom Soup

Happy New Year to you and yours from me and mine! Today's recipe for Vegan Cream of Mushroom Soup celebrates Soup Month and Veganuary in style! I had so many good intentions for blog posts over the Christmas holidays but our eldest two returned from University, there...

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Vegan Canapés – Bruschetta Christmas Trees

These little Christmas trees make perfect vegan canapés and they couldn't be easier to make! I can never resist cutting things into Christmassy shapes at this time of year so when I was planning my vegan canapés selection I couldn't resist making my tiny bruschetta...

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Easy Vegan Chilli with Baked Potatoes and Broccoli

This week's simple recipe is an easy vegan chilli. This one pops up on rice, in tortillas and with polenta or cornbread, it works well in summer with cold beer but really comes into its own as a winter warmer with a glass of red, with friends, in front of the fire....

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Simple Roasted Vegetable Pasta Bake

It's Wednesday again so it must be time for the next in my series of the simplest vegetarian recipes for students, for people who are new to vegetarian cooking and for those of you who just want a simple meat free midweek meal. This week I am sharing another one of...

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Pappardelle with Squash, Chestnuts, Mushrooms and Sage

Pappardelle is my current favourite pasta and Pappardelle with Squash, Chestnuts, Mushrooms and Sage is currently my favourite thing to make with it. I love the thick ribbons wrapping themselves around roasted squash and herby, buttery mushrooms, I love the texture of...

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