Simple Homemade Mushroom & Lentil Pie

I don’t often cook with pastry but when I think of homemade comfort foods, a cheeky puff pastry pie is usually high on the list. Normally there would be a jug of gravy too but the filling in the pie is really moist and juicy that we didn’t really need it, but by all means, you make a batch of gravy up if you like a little extra sauce with your dinner, team it up with some roast potatoes and fresh veggies and you’ve got yourself a nice Sunday dinner there. I’ve decided that while we’re back visiting the family […]

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Chilli Crepes stuffed with Moroccan Chickpeas and Apricots topped with a Spicy Sauce

I thought I’d try something a bit different and I haven’t made savoury crepes before and this dish just seemed to come together very nicely. It’s a very simple recipe that’s also pretty cheap so is ideal for dinner parties or a tasty family meal. One small addition I would make next time is to mix some spinach through the chickpea blend to add a few more nutrients, unfortunately I left it off my shopping list and forgot all about it. A great excuse to make this again. I’m going to be without the use of a kitchen while I’m […]

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Chana & Lentil Masala with Homemade Spicy Garlic Flatbreads

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I love spicy food! If there is one thing in my herb and spice cupboard that needs constantly restocked, it’s chilli flakes (along with cumin and chilli powder of course, so that’s 3 things!) I don’t think I could get by without those little treasures and now that I’ve started adding turmeric into a lot of my dishes that too will to go on the list so going to have to start buying in bulk! When I first started cooking I was a little reserved with the spices, maybe adding a […]

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Deliciously Decadent Chocolate Date Brownie

I have, what I can only describe, as the mother of all bruises on my right leg. It’s just come up today and I assume it’s from Saturday’s exertions. I’m still a little stiff but thankfully managed to get through my yoga class this morning and I was showing off my battle scars to my gym buddies like a big kid! We’re off to see the family next week and I am very much looking forward to a little socialising and trying out some new restaurants in the London area. I might even treat myself to a little shopping at […]

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Chilli Falafel with Paprika Sweet Potato Wedges and a Cherry Tomato Chutney

We did it, we completed our first Legion Run on Saturday in Larnaca and all my nervous rants are now a distant memory. It was an amazing day and we can’t wait to sign up for another. I took on obstacles that I thought were impossible for me, my excuse of not having strong arms went straight out the window as I hauled my backside over the cargo net wall, pulled myself up a steeply inclined wall. I will admit though that I chickened out of the very first vertical wall obstacle, it was the first one I came to, […]

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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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