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sweet potato gnocchi

sweet potato gnocchi

Sweet potato gnocchi are incredibly easy to make and take around half an hour to prepare (if you cook the sweet potato in a microwave). They are light and fluffy, and with the addition of rosemary in the mixture and also in the sauce,…

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April 8, 2018
date ball treats

peanut butter and date balls

It’s Easter Sunday and lots of us associate that with chocolate in various shapes: eggs, bunnies, bilbies. Although my favourite is a Lindt dark chocolate bunny, I have a passion for those little eggs that you hide in crazy places around the house for…

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April 1, 2018
roast vegetable tagine

roast vegetable tagine with harissa chickpeas

Roast vegetable tagine is the vegetarian version of beef casserole. It’s warm and hearty and just the thing you need when it’s cold outside, although it works perfectly well on a mild summer’s evening too. Serve it with couscous and a dollop of yoghurt…

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October 8, 2017
choc chip cookies

choc chip cookies

I’ve been copping a bit a flack from Georgia and Claudia for the chocolate chip and walnut cookies that I have previously posted. According to them, they should be called chocolate chip and walnut shortbread biscuits because they are more like shortbread with chocolate…

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September 30, 2017
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