Category Archives: Snacks

Homemade Maple Ale Mustard and Sticky Sausages

I am now frantically planning homemade Christmas gifts. In fact, I’ve been planning for over a month now and all my supplies have been ordered and delivered and all my Christmas presents bought! I always like to buy my loved … Continue reading

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Tomatillo Salsa

I knew of the tomatillo only through US cookbooks and cooking shows. I have never, ever seen a tomatillo for sale in the UK, not in a greengrocers, whole foods store, market or supermarket. It has always been one of … Continue reading

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Kale Quinoa Stuffed Padron Peppers

Padron peppers are a traditional component of Spanish tapas, fried until blistered, sprinkled with salt and served with cold beer. As much as I love tradition, I don’t drink beer so instead opted to use the emerald peppers as a … Continue reading

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The Daring Cooks – Herbed Vegan ‘Meat’balls and Spaghetti

The June Daring Cooks’ challenge sure kept us rolling – meatballs, that is! Shelley from C Mom Cook and Ruth from The Crafts of Mommyhood challenged us to try meatballs from around the world and to create our own meatball meal celebrating a culture … Continue reading

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Sprouted Seed and Radish Sandwich

This was no ordinary sandwich. A sandwich to remember. Crunchy, nutrient dense sprouted seeds, crisp lettuce, cool cucumber, peppery radish and sweet tomato encased in a creamy peppered mayonnaise between two slices of bread. Take 2 slices of your bread … Continue reading

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Moroccan Harissa and Sesame Quinoa Balls on Griddled Asparagus Salad with a Creamy Harissa Dressing

The first time I ate quinoa was one of the greatest ingredient discoveries of my life. It’s been said that the most delicious foods are often the worst for us or at least to be eaten in moderation. In many … Continue reading

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Moist Banana Muffins with Caramel Banana Topping – Added fat free.

With one exam down and three to go, I am well and truly tired, burnt out and beyond stressed! The idea that I might actually cook for pleasure and not just to satisfy my nutritional needs, didn’t bear thinking about. Then I … Continue reading

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Salsify fritters

I first came across salsify on an episode of Masterchef. This muddy stick looking thing that threw even some of the professional contestants was intriguing. Certainly not something you’ll come across at the supermarket, but usually available in season from … Continue reading

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Stuffed Courgette Flowers in Batter

I have been trying to get my hands on courgette flowers since forever. Well, actually, to this extent, since my 21st birthday meal in April. You see, my sister booked us a table at a quaint vegetarian restaurant in Hammersmith … Continue reading

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Perfect Coleslaw

Here’s a quick recipe for a great coleslaw side dish. Thinly slice half a red cabbage, a small red onion and grate a couple of carrots, drain any excess moisture. Add in other veges as you please like celery, cerleriac … Continue reading

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