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bulghur salad

Your fussiest eaters will love this salad.


Salad! What do you think of when you hear the word ‘salad?’ Does it remind you of the single lettuce leaf with a wedge of soggy tomato and half a slice of cucumber served on the side of a meal? Do you think of salad as something only people trying to lose weight would eat? Well, let me tell you…

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lentil soup

Love this healing plant based soup for the soul.


Soup! I know it is supposed to be sunny and warm and summery, but when the rain comes, soup can be the perfect easy meal. This soup is my go to when I’m in need of a boost! For headaches, for fatigue, for wanting to feel healthy after eating too much cake, this soup really is for the soul! This…

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pilaf

Love this colourful flavour burst with simple rice.


Jewelled Pilaf! Pilaf, or pilau or even pilav are not words I often use, simply because rice is not something I eat regularly! I have always been a bit cautious with rice – ever since I learnt that it’s one of the main culprits of food poisoning! So, I usually only eat if if I’ve cooked it myself and generally…

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fritters in salad bowl

Love these veggie balls!


More beans! If you read last weeks post about mung beans, you’ll know that I found a lonely jar in the pantry and created this delicious daal. This week as I still had some left, I had a play with making some veggie balls and after a bit of trial and error, managed to perfect them! Of course, you can…

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homemade baked beans on toast with rocket

Is this the easiest recipe ever? Love this 2 ingredient…


Beans for your toast or jacket potatoes! Tinned baked beans are a great quick and easy food for many, but did you know they are packed with sugar and salt? Sure, it’s very easy to open a tin and make beans on toast or fill a jacket potato, but when you realise this quick and easy substitute you might rethink…

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pancakes

Which great culinary festival will you choose?


Chinese New Year, Pancake Day, and Valentine’s Day This week presents us with a delightful predicament: three distinct culinary experiences vying for our attention! As we navigate through the celebrations of Chinese New Year, Pancake Day, and Valentine’s Day, each offers its unique flavours, traditions, and festivities. Choosing just one to focus on this week seems almost impossible, so instead,…

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haggis

Hearty Eats for an easy Burns Night Feast


Hearty Haggis. Happy Burns Night! Celebrated annually on January 25th, Burns Night honours the life and works of Scotland’s national poet, Robert Burns. This traditional Scottish occasion brings people together to commemorate Burns contributions to literature and culture. Celebrations include a festive supper featuring haggis usually preceded by poetry readings, especially before the haggis is served! If you want to…

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chickpea and sweet potato curry in a silver dish

Whip up this quick & easy winter warmer.


Sweet Potato & Chickpea Curry! This dish was created by accident in one of those – ‘what have I got that needs using up’ moments! The great thing about this recipe, is that the sweet potato becomes the sauce base, so there is no need to spend lots of time or extra ingredients to make a nice thick sauce. The…

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ratatouille

An easy twist on the traditional ratatouille


Enjoy your vegetables! Firstly, Happy New Year! Whether or not you celebrated the festive season, I wish that 2024 is a great year full of happiness, health and friendship. It would also be great if you could incorporate more vegetables into your regular diet, so here is an easy dish for you to start with! Maybe you’ve munched your way…

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