Winter Warmer, Apple, Plum & Cranberry Crumble

I made a crumble the other day for dessert and decided to forego the traditional apple crumble, so I threw in some other delicious fruits that I had in the kitchen, which happened to be Plums and Cranberries. As it’s winter and it’s getting cool, the colours of the plum and cranberries brought warmth and coziness to the pudding, making it look and taste beautiful. I made up a quick batch of vanilla custard to pour over the top and it was a real comforting and might I add very filling dessert. Quite possibly a Christmas Day contender! We’re putting […]

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Veggie Shepherds Pie served with Crushed Balsamic Peas

I am in food heaven at the moment, we tried out a new supermarket in town yesterday and lo and behold they have an enormous ‘health food’ section and I found all the goodies I have been craving. I stocked up on Goji berries, Chia Seeds, Quinoa, Buckwheat flour, Spelt Flour, I was running about the aisle like a kid on Christmas day flinging stuff into my shopping basket. This may seem a tad of an over reaction, but I have never seen Goji berries or Chia seeds anywhere in our town and buckwheat had disappeared from the shelves about […]

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Curry Chickpea & Potato Pie, ideal comfort food.

I think I might have pie on the brain at the minute, so much so I think I may have dreamed about them last night. I made this curry pie as I wanted something spicy and had just bought some lovely Indian pickles that I wanted to get into. I was originally going to do something with mushrooms, but that can wait until next week. It is pie season after all and I can’t ever pass up the opportunity to make spicy food. I’m sure when I was falling asleep I was thinking about making almond croissants from the remaining […]

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Deliciously Rich Lentil & Spinach Lasagne with a dairy free Bechamel Sauce

It’s raining outside and I am thinking it’s probably time to get out my autumn/winter sweaters, I also want a nice steaming mug of hot chocolate (made with hazelnut milk, yummy!) crazy how the weather affects not only our moods but our appetites. This is one of the reasons I went for the lasagne last night, it’s such a hearty dish that makes you feel all warm and cosy, well that’s how it makes me feel anyway! This particular recipe will feed 3 no problem, though for us it was 2 main meals and we shared the rest this lunchtime […]

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Lentil and Black Olive Pastry Slice, the ultimate comfort food.

Sometimes I love the idea of comfort food and at the end of a very busy day I really just wanted to put my feet up and have something hearty and delicious but would be ready quickly, I’d already bought in a pack of puff pastry (Jus Rol is vegan) as I was contemplating making a fruit and custard pie, but I haven’t gotten around to it yet. I’d already defrosted the pastry that afternoon, so it was ready to go and I didn’t want to waste it. The filling came from me loving the black olive tapenade I’ve made […]

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