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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sweet Tomato Soup

Sweet Tomato Soup

I didn’t even attempt to eat healthily for the last six weeks. ’twas not the season for healthy eating, but heading into the new year I am once again filled with good intentions. It’s not easy to go straight from a sugar (mostly chocolate) filled […]

Tomato & Puy Lentil Soup

Tomato & Puy Lentil Soup

This soup is yummy. It tastes like lying on the sofa with a good book with the fire on or wrapped in a cozy blanket or both. I think that’s what they call “umami”. This soup has umami in spades. I found this recipe on […]

Gently Spiced Carrot & Red Lentil Soup

Gently Spiced Carrot & Red Lentil Soup

This sunny and simple little soup is spiced with garam masala, a blend of various ground spices including coriander, cumin, ginger, allspice, cinnamon and cayenne pepper. It has an earthy mildly spicy flavour and is great for adding a gentle heat to dishes. I also […]

Cooked Beets & Red Onion Roasted in Balsamic Vinegar

Cooked Beets & Red Onion Roasted in Balsamic Vinegar

Beetroot is reputed to be great for purifying the blood and improving the health of your liver. I don’t eat very much of it, not because I don’t like it especially, just because it’s never something I think about buying, it’s just not on my […]

Vegan Wholemeal Scones

Vegan Wholemeal Scones

After posting the wholemeal soda bread recipe I wanted to offer a vegan version to show how easy it is to play around with soda-bread recipes to suit many different diets. I wanted them to be very similar in taste to the wholemeal brown soda […]