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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 […]

Mushroom Moussaka

Mushroom Moussaka

This a very satisfying and nutritious dish. The white sauce used to top the moussaka is gluten-free, made with a mixture of yoghurt and eggs with some mint, nutmeg and seasoning. This means it’s much more nutritious, packed with more protein and minerals, than the […]

Whole Orange Cake (with a little Chocolate)

Whole Orange Cake (with a little Chocolate)

I bought two bunches of bananas last week just to make sure I would have enough ripe ones to work on the whole orange cake recipe. Last time I added some raspberries and they worked well taste-wise but all the seeds were a problem. This […]

Roasted Sweet Potato

Roasted Sweet Potato

Maple roasted sweet potato – sweet potato are already very sweet but adding maple syrup to them, some spice and roasting or rather caramelizing them in the oven just make them very filling and a perfect side to a very savoury meal. Sweet potatoes are […]

The Whole Orange Cake Experiment

The Whole Orange Cake Experiment

I discovered this recipe which uses whole oranges (minus only the pips) in a cake. I was intrigued but I’m trying to eat healthily so I’m avoiding refined sugar as much as possible and I am not going to be experimenting with dessert recipes for […]

Balti Butternut Squash Soup

Balti Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut squash is very rich in vitamin A, carotenoids and fibre, among other things. A good winter vegetable to get you through the winter, or any time. The heat from the balti curry sauce is nicely balanced with some coconut milk, which is also reputed […]

Balti Curry Sauce

Balti Curry Sauce

This is one of the simplest sauces I’ve ever made. I found the recipe in a collection of small recipe books featuring recipes from different countries. This one is the from the Best of India booklet. I love it. It has virtually no fat but […]

Butternut Squash, some heat & some stuff that’s sweet

Butternut Squash, some heat & some stuff that’s sweet

I originally started writing this about some inpiring Butternut Squash Risotto recipes. I linked to the following 5 recipes: The Pioneer Woman’s Butternut Squash Risotto The Flaming Vegan’s Risotto With Roasted Butternut Squash Jamie Oliver’s Roast squash, sage, chestnut & pancetta risotto *(not vegetarian) Jamie […]

Quinoa Porridge with Caramelized Bananas

Quinoa Porridge with Caramelized Bananas

Last week I was listening to the morning news and they mentioned some study which says you live longer if you eat oatmeal porridge – try telling my digestive system that. Oatmeal porridge is a delicious, creamy, healthy and very filling breakfast. If I could […]

Vegetable Broth with Vegetarian Parmesan

Vegetable Broth with Vegetarian Parmesan

This is a recipe for a simple vegetable broth which is turned into something great by adding Parmesan. As I mentioned last week Parmesan isn’t vegetarian but if you shop around you can find vegetarian substitutes. I’m using Gran Kinara here. You might think that […]