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Author: butternut

Beetroot Relish

Beetroot Relish

This is my first time making any sort of preserve. It’s much easier than I imagined. I know I said I might never cook beetroot again – now that I’ve found how good it is raw – but I made this at the end of […]

Spicy Baked Apricots

Spicy Baked Apricots

It’s so cold here. Definitely not salad weather. Although I have been making a brown rice version of the quinoa tabbouleh, it’s cold but I add extra dressing and it’s very filling – important for cold days I feel. When it’s cold like this my […]

Baked Egg and Hot Tomato

Baked Egg and Hot Tomato

Are you a morning person? Do you hop out of bed full of joy and energy ready to greet whatever the world has to offer you? I’m not and I don’t. I often walk into the door frame of the kitchen door as I wander […]

Roots, Bulbs and Leaves

Roots, Bulbs and Leaves

I’m sticking with the roots from the last recipe inspiration post. I love my potato, courgette and onion soup and I’d like to get another creamy potato soup recipe. I’d like to try and add fennel to it if possible. I’ve also been getting a […]

Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie

Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie

This is a dairy-rich vegetarian pie. The topping is creamy mashed potato topped with grated cheese that turns into lovely golden brown bubbling patches as it bakes. One of the earliest recipes I added here was a recipe for vegan shepherd’s pie. I made that […]

Vegan Green Tea Brack

Vegan Green Tea Brack

Well, third time’s a charm! This Green Tea Brack still has a fudgy rather than crumbly cake consistency but actually this works well here – and the taste is great. The problem was really the blend of flours. I think I’ve mentioned previously that before I started […]

Gluten-free Mocha Brownies

Gluten-free Mocha Brownies

Last year when I added the recipe Foolproof 4 Egg Food Mixer Mayonnaise I got into a bit of tizzy about what sort of suggestions I could offer for what to do with the leftover egg whites. Most of things that came into my head […]

Green Tea Brack Experiment – Take 2

Green Tea Brack Experiment – Take 2

For this one I substituted coconut flour for the corn meal and quinoa flour. It seemed so gorgeous baked and straight out of the oven – and I was sure I’d cracked it and was on to something really really good – but the taste […]

The Green Tea Brack Experiment

The Green Tea Brack Experiment

I mentioned in my last recipe inspiration post that I was experimenting with a recipe for a vegan green tea brack. I thought I’d add the recipe I first used here because – I liked it. Up until now all the gluten-free baked goods I’ve […]

Potato, Courgette and Onion Soup

Potato, Courgette and Onion Soup

with crisped Dillisk This soup is very easy to make and so comforting. It’s really nursery food that adults can enjoy too; a milky mash of potato, courgette and onion, with some rosemary, thyme, salt and pepper. I’ve actually been making this soup for years […]