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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Celeriac Soup with Apple and Chilli Oil

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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Braised Lentils with Sausages, Tomatoes and Green Peppers

Braised lentils seem to pop up in various forms globally, no doubt because people have known for a very long time how good they are for us! This recipe for braised lentils is my vegetarian version of one of the staple dishes of Lanzarote - full of herbs and tomatoes,...

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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 Beetroot Falafel in Homemade Pitta Breads with a Tahini and Coconut Yogurt Dressing - all organic and all vegan to Jump Start 2017! Beetroot...

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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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Foodie Christmas Gift Guide 2016 from Thinly Spread

How can it be December again already for goodness sake? Every year I swear I am going to be more organised, that all the present shopping will be done and dusted by the end of November and that I will float into Christmas on a cloud of icing sugar. Nope. Never...

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River Cottage Christmas – A Fabulous Festive Treat!

A River Cottage Christmas in the glorious Devon countryside with Foodies100.  I love the run up to Christmas - the gathering together of friends and family, the glitter and sparkle and the flavours and scents of food to be shared, so a trip to River Cottage for a...

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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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