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Spicy Smoked Garlic Cheese Block and ThermoCook Review

Before Christmas I became acquainted with this incredible machine. It has taken some serious getting used to, trial and error and practice, mainly because of my intimidation of this complex appliance that can, quite literally, do everything that all your … Continue reading

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Porcini Ragu Tagliatelle

What can be more comforting than a big bowl of steaming hot pasta? Any time of year this brings joy whether it be in a light, herby springtime vegetable sauce or a creamy, cuddly alfredo, I’ve never met a person … Continue reading

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The Best Garlic Bread and the New Zyliss Easy Pull!

I was slightly skeptical of this device, The Zyliss Easy Pull. I’ve had one of those small, manual mini choppers before and I’d sit there winding and winding and still end up with big chunks of onion, it was easier … Continue reading

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Welcome Autumn

With the Autumnal equinox coming up on Sunday (22nd September) there is definitely a marked temperature drop here in South East England and lots of rain. Whilst I have so far resisted turning on the storage heating, the fluffy slippers and … Continue reading

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Baked Almond Feta, Almond Feta and Caraway Baked Cabbage Parcels and The Best Pasta Bake

I’ve never had a good experience with commercial vegan cheeses. I first tried Redwood’s cheezly about six years ago when I first ventured into veganism. Along with some odd, pink hued soya milk, I found it irreparably gross. Like, really, really gross. … Continue reading

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Peppery Salsify Gratin

Since first discovering the muddy sticks, that are, salsify, I get very excited for its annual season, which appears to have overrun the winter season this year (I am not complaining). I ordered 2 lots of 400g to come alongside … Continue reading

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Jamie Oliver’s Sausage Gnocchi – Veganized!

I am a fan of Jamie Oliver’s rustic, wholesome style of cooking. Although, rarely a recipe is vegan, it is usually possible to adapt, as I have done here with this rich sausage gnocchi. I was never a big fan … Continue reading

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Beetroot Potato Patties

Beetroot is one of those unsung heroes of the veg world. Trouble is, many of us have either had a bad experience with it or are so used to it coming in a jar that we think that’s as far … Continue reading

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Blackberry, Damson and Apple Jam

More jam! To use up all the fresh picked fruit I have had lately (freezer still heaving however, but I’m not complaining!) This is a mixed fruit jam, great if you have some smaller amounts of fruits. Simply use this … Continue reading

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Creamy Pesto Potato Salad

Jami Sorrento was our June Daring Cooks hostess and she chose to challenge us to celebrate the humble spud by making a delicious and healthy potato salad. The Daring Cooks Potato Salad Challenge was sponsored by the nice people at … Continue reading

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