Veggie & Apricot Tagine with a Fruity Herb Cous Cous

The countdown has well and truly begun, less than 6 days to go until Martin and I fling ourselves into the Legion Run! I’ve seen a few clips on facebook of the obstacles going up and it’s getting exciting, scary, but exciting, I’m trying to study them to see what kind of tips I can pick up for technique, although I do think it’s pretty much the case of flinging myself into it and hoping for the best! I’m planning to make sure we fuel ourselves even better this week so that we’re in tip top condition for next weekend, […]

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Simple No Bake Goji Energy Bars, ideal for a post gym snack.

This is a super short and sweet recipe to give you a little something to nibble on if you get an afternoon snack attack. I literally flung in what I had in my cupboard and with the added bonus of the almond butter (which I am loving) that I bought at Holland and Barrett last week, I was no doubt onto a winner! Do not despair if you haven’t got all the same ingredients, you can easily use peanut butter, cashew nut butter or any nut butter really and swap the goji berries for some raisins or cranberries and if […]

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Veggie Nut Roast, great for a Family Dinner or Sunday Lunch

I’ve been experimenting these past few weeks with Sunday dinners, they can be great for family get togethers if you happen to have invited non vegan guests over or even if you just fancy cooking something special for yourself, any leftovers can go in the fridge for bonus Monday meals. I keep thinking of what to make that would be a centre piece for the meal, as people tend to expect the veggies to be WITH something, so with this recipe I’ve gone for a nut roast and next time will be Pie as I’ve got a lot of puff […]

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Chocolate Orange Muffins

Here we go again with the magnificent combo of dark chocolate and juicylicious orange, I’ll never tire of it, NEVER! I managed to buy some more of my favoured buckwheat flour, I love how soft and light the cakes are when I use this particular flour, it is a bit harder to get hold of for me, but it’s worth stocking up when I see it as it’s great for cakes and cookies, so worth having in the cupboard, especially for Gluten free peeps (don’t let the buckWHEAT part fool you, this flour is completely gluten free). I spotted a […]

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Chickpea, Mushroom & Olive Bakes served with Spicy Sweet Potato Fries and Fresh Homemade Avocado Salsa

Yesterday I bought myself a box of semolina, this was purely for nostalgic purposes as I used to have semolina pudding and canned peaches as a treat with my grandad when I was younger. I am always amazed to hear that people don’t like semolina and can’t believe I haven’t had any in about 15 years! I don’t think I’ll be able to talk Martin into trying it, too much like rice pudding consistency I think, and he really doesn’t like that, but I might coax him into trying a little, I mean come on… it’s semolina and peaches. I’ve […]

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Popped Quinoa Chocolate & Goji Berry Treats

I felt like being a big kid again and making my own version of a rice crispy treat, but this time using popped quinoa. I love it, the taste is just delicious and it’s just a nice quick way of making a little snack to keep in the fridge and nibble on when you want some. I had mine in individual mini cupcake cases, but you could just as easily press it into a long bar and slice, but you really need to compact it down to make sure it doesn’t just fall apart when you try to pick it […]

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