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Author: butternut

Guilt-Free Rainy Day Cake

Guilt-Free Rainy Day Cake

The weather’s been pretty changeable this month. It may be a gorgeous sunny day or it may be piddling from the heavens. Some days you’ll feel like using all the fruit you’ve bought and some days not so. And on the days it’s cold you’d […]

Lemon Garlic Butter

Lemon Garlic Butter

This is just a quick one. I mentioned garlic lemon butter before and I’ve wanted to post it since then. It’s really simple. It usually is used for seafood dishes but it also tastes great in many vegetable dishes; as a dipping sauce for artichokes, […]

Spreading a Little Liebster

You may have noticed that I haven’t posted for a little while. There is no big reason. I’ve been busy with some other things and … oh, I don’t want to admit it, but I haven’t been eating all that healthily lately – not too […]

Misadventures with Artichokes

I’ve had a bit of a frustrating time learning how to make sure the artichokes were not over-ripe and then how to cook them right. So what I learned is that if the leaves on the globe artichoke are turning purple then it’s way too […]

Aubergine Dip

Aubergine Dip

There is a Middle Eastern aubergine dip called Baba Ganoush. It’s known for it’s smoky flavour. This dip does not have a smoky flavour – and it doesn’t use tahini. It’s more of a paleo version of hummus – well, kind of. Roasted aubergine puréed […]

Sweet Tapenade

Sweet Tapenade

I should really call this Roasted Red Pepper, Sundried Tomatoes & Black Olive Tapenade as that is pretty much all it contains but it is so much sweeter than a proper black olive tapenade that I thought it best to call it as it is […]

Radishes, Garlic, Artichokes & Olives

Radishes, Garlic, Artichokes & Olives

I’ve been a little lost for inspiration since going gluten-free. I know, it’s ridiculous. There is so much food out there that doesn’t include flour. But I guess that’s what I’m missing so that’s what I’m thinking about. It wasn’t until I was looking at […]

Gluten-Free Crackers

Gluten-Free Crackers

I started this blog with a couple of recipes for dips, guacamole and hummus. I love snacking. And you can snack on healthy things too. I’ve a sweet tooth though so I’ll often opt for the dessert-style snack but every so often I want to […]

Butternut Squash, Tomato and Cumin Soup

Butternut Squash, Tomato and Cumin Soup

Did you know butternut squash skin is edible? Roasted it makes really nice chips (chips as in fries not crisps). I think the key is to not leave too much flesh with the skin and then they really crisp up. That’s what I did this […]

Vegan Soft Fruit Cookies

Vegan Soft Fruit Cookies

I’m finding the whole going gluten-free thing quite difficult. I did decide to give up all grains and legumes for a few months also. I have had a couple of slips. The thing I miss most is actually wholemeal soda bread – there is just […]