Tag Archives: comfort food

Creamy Country Vegetable Chowder – Vegan & Gluten Free

Soup is a certain ally of Autumn. As those nights draw in and the temperature drops, we need that soothing bowl of warming soup to ease us into the colder days ahead. We need comfort from our food. Advertisements

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Happy New Year and Some News! Oh, and the Ultimate Vegan Yorkshire Puddings!

Did you all have a nice Christmas and New Year celebrations? Mine was quiet and simple, at home with Rob and the animals. I had major surgery 2 weeks before Christmas and so my usual crazy antics of baking and … Continue reading

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Three Ways with Curry Sauce that’s Not a Curry

When the lovely people at Holy Cow! sent me a selection of their vegan curry sauces, I really wanted to think outside of the box and make something with them, other than an, albeit delicious, curry.

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Mediterranean Sausage Casserole

I’ve always loved sausage casserole. I have fond memories as a child of eating huge servings of casserole made with Linda McCartney sausages and a packet of sauce mix with a giant helping of fluffy mashed potatoes, so much that … Continue reading

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Winter Paella with Saffron Yoghurt

This version of paella is so far from the holiday horror stories of dirty, old seafood and upset tummies, instead its fluffy rice laced with all kinds of wonderful Mediterranean flavours and bulked with winter veg and hearty vegan sausages.

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Thai Yellow Noodle Soup

Comfort food is very defining of my cooking and eating habits and it can be both a source of great joy as well as a curse to the waistline if not managed properly, something I have been working on for … Continue reading

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Creamy Potato Alfredo Pasta with Sauteed Mushrooms

Now we all need some comfort in the form of food every now and then (or more now than then). One thing I have learnt, as an avid comfort eater, is that comfort food doesn’t automatically have to equate to … Continue reading

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Sticky Banana Toffee Pudding

Its that time of year when comforting, warming puddings are just necessary. Here’s a recipe for a twist on a classic sticky toffee pudding. The bananas really enhance the deep, toffee flavour and give a light, tropical freshness. Soaked in … Continue reading

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Creamy Mushroom and Sweet Potato Pie

There’s not much more tantalizing than a crisp pastry pie filled with a rich, creamy filling. This recipe is no exception. What’s more, this is a light pie, light enough to eat in the garden on a hot summers day with … Continue reading

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Self-Saucing Sticky Toffee Pudding

Sometimes you just need to have pudding. Sometimes, you have guests and want to feed them well. Sometimes you need comfort and warmth. Sometimes a rib sticking hot, sticky pudding will only do. For all of these times, this pud … Continue reading

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