Spicy Chickpea & Mushroom Stew with Spinach Polenta Dumplings

I’m a huge fan of polenta and it’s been a while since we’ve had it, so last night I got out my new ice cream scoop and went to work on some polenta and spinach dumplings. It’s so very sad how excited I get at something as basic as buying an ice cream scoop, but the idea of level cupcakes, cookies that are the same size and now the delights of cute looking dumplings, well, I simply don’t know how I’ve managed to function without one before now! We were supposed to have the leftover dumplings with lunch today but […]

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2 Simple Desserts, Chocolate Almond Mousse & A Tropical Fruit Dairy Free Yoghurt

If ever you wanted a quick and easy dessert this Chocolate Almond Mousse really can’t get much simpler! With just 4 ingredients it’s super easy to make and it’s just far too good. It reminded me of the massive bowls of Chocolate Angel Delight I would eat as a child, I love food that when you take a taste of it transports you back to some happy childhood memory! Now, you don’t need to do the same as me with the almond extract, it might not be your favourite flavour, so maybe add vanilla extract or even some drops of […]

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Cranberry, Pineapple & Chocolate Chip Loaf

I had a notion the other day to make some kind of sweet loaf, so I went hunting in my kitchen for my loaf tin only to find it at the back of a cupboard all rusted, boo! I don’t think I’ve actually used it in almost a year, so it was a mad dash to the shops to find another loaf tin, which was good in a way as I got a really nice tin that was smaller than my previous one which suits my needs better, so I can see me using it quite a bit, especially after […]

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Pepper Roasted Aubergine Slices in a Cantonese Sweet and Sour Sauce served with Basmati Rice and Sesame Seeds

Well that title is a mouthful isn’t it and so in fact is the dish itself, a healthy and delicious plate filled with fresh veggies and a beautiful sweet and sour sauce that I was quite impressed with. I was thinking that maybe I should have put the aubergine in a batter and baked it first, but felt it was unnecessary. We’ve been having the egg plant chinese style from our local takeaway which has been lovely and it’s not done in any batter so  I felt confident it would work out ok. If you can’t get any aubergine you […]

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Tropical Pineapple & Starfruit Cheesecake

Here’s the cheesecake I’ve been talking about in my last couple of posts, my recipe list is just backing up now!! I made 3 different things yesterday so need to get them sorted out, so watch out for my Cranberry, Pineapple & Chocolate Chip Loaf, a delicious Chocolate Almond Mousse and an entree of Grilled Aubergine Slices in a Cantonese Sweet and Sour Sauce,  can you tell that I have a lot of pineapple to use up?? This cheesecake is lovely and fruity, the topping reminded me of the pineapple ski yoghurts my mum would give us as kids, it’s a lovely creamy consistency, […]

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Chana Masala topped with Aloo Tikki

Have I mentioned that I love spicy food, I think I must have, or you’ve been able to tell from the amount of spicy dishes I like to make. There’s just something exquisite about using lots of different spices along with the fresh ginger, chillies and coriander. I love the smell of fresh coriander and using chickpeas with the spice blend always, always, always works a treat, as it just takes on the wonderful flavours and makes it one of the easiest and tastiest dishes I’ve ever made. I’ve mentioned below about the 2 ways I cooked the Aloo Tikki […]

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