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vegetarian sausage rolls

sweet potato and bean sausage rolls

Sausage rolls are one of our favourite things. It’s the puff pastry. Whether you fill it with beef, or chicken, or sweet potato and beans, puff pastry is homey and leaves you satisfied. Our diet has increasingly become vegetarian, so the sweet potato and…

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August 20, 2017
semolina yoghurt lemon cake

semolina yoghurt lemon cake

Another syrup cake, but this time, lemon. I love syrup cakes because they are light and moist, and not chocolate. That’s not to say I don’t love a good chocolate cake, but my favourite cake will always be fruit based. This semolina and yoghurt…

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August 6, 2017
orange poppy seed cake

orange poppy seed cake

Orange poppy seed cake is an all-time favourite. The addition of orange syrup when the cake is straight out of the oven, means this cake is going to be super moist and full of orange flavour. This cake is equally delicious served warm, Β with…

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July 30, 2017
baked beans

baked beans

Baked beans are synonymous with winter (the homemade variety, not the ones in a ring-pull tin). They are the bowl of goodness that you crave when the weather is cold, and all you want is something hearty and warm to make everything right. Cooked…

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July 23, 2017
muesli bars

muesli bars

I’m always on the lookout for new snacks. Ones that act like a special treat but are full of things that you don’t really have to feel guilty about indulging in. There’s no chocolate in sight, but somehow they are as satisfying as eating…

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July 16, 2017
lamb and chickpea curry

lamb and chickpea curry

Making lamb and chickpea curry is all about throwing everything in the pot and leaving it to cook. Admittedly you need to set aside a couple of hours for it to become mouthwateringly tender, but otherwise it’s easy prep and sitting back and relaxing…

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July 9, 2017
reading june 2017

reading…june 2017

This post should really be called reading May and June 2017 because my reading efforts for May were so miserable I decided not to post about it. That’s not to say that what I read was miserable. Far from it. During May I read…

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July 5, 2017
lemon tart

lemon tart

I love lemon tart and that’s why I choose it as the cake to celebrate my birthday. Β It’s not a cake, I know, Β but birthday cakes are all about eating the thing that you love the most with little regard for what others may…

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July 2, 2017
halloumi, lentil and freekeh salad

halloumi, lentil and freekeh salad

Halloumi is a great addition to any salad, giving it the popΒ it sometimes needs to turn it into a main rather than a side. The credit for this idea must go to Ella who kept sending images of the delicious dinners she was cooking…

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May 28, 2017
chocolate and walnut brownies

chocolate brownies

Chocolate brownies are a very special treat. But they fall into the category of food that you should seldom eat based on their chocolate and sugar content. Moist and just a little bit gooey, they are what you expect when you think brownies. On…

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May 24, 2017