Winter Vegetable & Kidney Bean Stew topped with Rosemary & Thyme Chickpea Dumplings

Oh it’s been a while since I posted, I’m getting withdrawal symptoms. But, I have still been cooking away in the kitchen and this is the first time I’ve had to sit down and do a little post. We’re getting ready for the in-laws arriving next week so I’ve been out and about getting a few new bits for the house and of course we had our visit to the new mall in town which was fabulous, when I say fabulous I mean absolutely fabulous. There is one particular shop that I know I’m going to become a regular in, […]

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Orange & Cranberry Scones, perfect for afternoon tea.

I think I may have slightly overdone it at the gym today, I stared off with a Sh’Bam class then took myself off for a solo half hour on the spin bike, then decided that I should try out the Zuzana Light workout that I saw on facebook yesterday and now I think I’m broken! I was doing fabulously well, felt great after the workout and now, well, now my legs have taken on a personality of their own and are not at all happy with me! But it was great and I feel great too. I was doing all […]

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Veggie Haggis Burgers with Guacamole and Paprika Spiced Wedges

Success at last for my veggie haggis burgers, I managed to photograph them this time without them looking a little sorry for themselves! I think I got burger buns last time that were just way too big and my little guys were lost in the middle of it, but not this time, no siree, I got out the big cookie cutter this time to make monster burgers, so it’s veggie haggis quarter pounders really! Now go with me on the addition of guacamole, I too thought it was sacrilegious to veer away from traditional haggis, neeps and tatties, but the […]

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Cinnamonbread Men with a touch of Orange Zestiness

Yes, yes, I know, it’s supposed to be gingerbread men, but a certain man of the house doesn’t like ginger so I thought it was an acceptable trade off to make them from cinnamon. I’d originally thought of making these for Halloween along with a strawberry sauce for gory bits but I didn’t get the little cookie cutters I needed, then I saw a post on cookingstoned this week for sweet potato gingerbread men and it reminded me that I was going to bake them and so I finally got around to it. Looking at my finished product, the men […]

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Cinnamon Spiced Apple Crumble Muffins

Thought I would post up this lovely little recipe for Spiced Apple Crumble Muffins that I made earlier this week, we just finished them off last night, they were so good. The tart granny smith apples were great for this recipe, and teamed with the raisins, cinnamon and a few poppy seeds, they were very pretty to look at too which is always a bonus. What is it they say, “you eat with your eyes first”, if that was the case I’d be the size of a house as I look at a LOT of food everyday. I’m trying out […]

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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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