Recipe

Granola

It’s not just for breakfast – I had a bowl of this (still warm from the oven) for my lunch yesterday! 150g oats 150g mixed seeds 200g mixed nuts 100g unsweetened shredded coconut 100ml of apple sauce (grate an apple including skin into a pan and cook with a little …

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Beet Loaf

Beet loaf for supper yesterday. The picture doesn’t show it well but the texture is similar to meatloaf only less dry. As with all my recipes the ingredients aren’t prescriptive so don’t be afraid to substitute any of the ingredients for whatever you have in your fridge or cupboard that …

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Vegan recipes

I’m trying to post a vegan recipe of mine each day on my Instagram account so head on over there if you’re looking for those recipes. So far the following have gone up: Moroccan Butter Beans, Lentil Pie, Pesto Chickpeas and Golden Soup, plus link backs to recipes I have …

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Rainbow unicorn cupcakes

I made these adorable unicorn rainbow cupcakes using an adapted version of this recipe so it is vegan. I made the horns and ears out of fondant, used twists of rainbow laces for the mane, then added some glitter and sprinkles.  

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Rhubarb Cake

With all the late season rhubarb filling up people’s allotments, now is the perfect time for turning it into jam, pie and cake. Here is my never fail recipe for rhubarb cake: Ingredients: 140g butter substitute (I use Pure) or 150g butter 300g self-raising flour (or substitute same amount of …

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Mince Pie Cake

When I asked my husband what kind of birthday cake he wanted me to bake him this year, he said: “mince pie”! So I baked him a mincemeat flavoured cake topped with mini mince pies. This is best made a day in advance but can be made on the day …

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Gingerbread Popcorn

Ingredients Make your popcorn with: 60ml vegetable oil 120g popping corn 200g pretzels (broken into smaller pieces) 200g candy corn (or Smarties / M&Ms or similar) Make your caramel with: 240g margarine for cooking (I used Pure) 360g dark brown sugar 60ml golden syrup 60ml treacle 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar …

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Let them eat cake….

Truth be told what I actually mean is – ME! Let ME eat cake! So, while I may have baked this four layer red velvet cake with chocolate frosting  for my youngest’s 13th birthday – I enjoyed it plenty too! Ingredients: 230g butter substitute (I use Vitalite or Pure) 300g brown caster …

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Malay Spiced Cranberry Sauce

This is my recipe for unusual and very delicious cranberry sauce: Ingredients 5 whole star anise 5 cloves 1 cinnamon stick broken into bits 1 vanilla pod 600g whole cranberries 160ml fresh squeezed orange juice 160ml water 3tbsp orange zest 345g sugar Method Place spices in a piece of muslin and …

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Runger bites

I eat a couple of these before a run and it seems to keep my runger under control afterward. By control I mean that I still need to eat but I don’t feel the same need to eat ALL the food in the house. Ingredients: 1 quartered and cored medium …

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