Oh So Simple Strawberry Tart

I’ve had this little recipe waiting to be added for a few weeks now, but I’ve been working on a few house projects (updating my kitchen) and we also took ourselves off for a couple of days to Protaras for my birthday, which was fabulous. I was meeting up with family for the evening and taking in the delights of the Abba tribute band at the Love Boat pub (yes it really was called the Love Boat) and then suffered the next day from the effects of the local wine, ah well! We spent the day on Nissi Beach in […]

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Chilli and Garlic Sauteed Veggies with Spinach Basmati Rice topped with a Cumin spiced Tahini Sauce

ZUMBA! Yes, I have returned to Zumba classes at the gym, there is a new instructor who is very good and I’m definitely feeling energized after the class which is fabulous. I still look ridiculous when attempting some of the moves, but hey, I’m getting to that age where I just don’t care anymore, I’m having fun! If you haven’t tried Zumba, I highly recommend it, not only is it good exercise but it’s great for uplifting your mood and making you smile and there’s some fab music in there too, what’s not to love! Now, following on from the […]

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Vegetable Thai Red Curry with Spinach, Udon Noodles and Toasted Cashews

What a hectic couple of weeks we have had and such a great time meeting up with friends and family. There have been birthday parties, quiz nights (of which we were the victors!) family gatherings, shopping, beautiful walks, and exploring places including London, Cambridge and Ely. I’m exhausted now and need a rest! Food wise, I think the highlight had to have been finding a falafel van in Cambridge which served the most delicious falafel, the wraps they had were gorgeous with hummus, harissa paste and mango chutney, my mouth is watering! Just when I thought it couldn’t get any […]

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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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