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The perfect Christmas Food

Last night, in a moment of whimsey, I asked my facebook community what their favourite Christmas foods were and why. There were some unusual suggestions like jelly with your mince pies and cream, roast pork and crackling and cracked crab … Continue reading

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Market Trader’s Tomato Soup

So I bought all those tomatoes from Woky Joe because I just love this soup. A great recipe if you have a glut of tomatoes or can buy some supermarket ones on marked down price! It’s a real favourite in … Continue reading

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Leftovers: Spicy Fried Ricelets

You know the end of the week feeling when the fridge isn’t showing much promise? Yep, me too and today I was faced with what to have for brunch when faced with some leftover rice and stir-fried veggies from the … Continue reading

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Gluten Free Quiche

When I was a child my mum would serve up ‘egg and bacon flan’. I really didn’t look forward to that meal. Once I got around to eating it I enjoyed it, but the thought of it never gave me … Continue reading

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Peanut Butter

I love to make things from scratch. Especially if the things I like to make are staples that are well liked and frequently consumed. I feel like I am making better choices if I make them rather than buy them … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Watercress

I love watercress. The proper buy-in-a-bunch sort of watercress you can get from the market, not that frilly edged leaves all washed and pretty from the supermarkets. So yesterday I managed to chuck a whole bunch of watercress into an … Continue reading

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National Chip Week ( 18-24 February 2013)

Oh yeah! It’s chip week!! One thing we Brits can do well is a chip. The problem is we have to endure them fried in vegetable oils that have been heated and cooled over and over and over again and … Continue reading

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Homemade Bounty-Like Bars

I can take no credit for these delightful little treats. They are from the Patrick Holford ‘GL Diet Book’ and are wonderful! Ingredients 142g desiccated coconut (unsweetened) 3 egg whites 3 tbl sp Xylitol 1 tsp lemon or lime juice … Continue reading

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This is great for breakfast, a yoghurt or fruit salad topper. This makes quite a large amount so store in an airtight container. Ingredients 300g organic rolled oats 75g ground almonds 75g desiccated coconut 75g pumpkin seeds 50g sesame seeds … Continue reading

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Pickled Garlic

You can eat these straight from the jar, chopped up in salads and stir fries or served up with olives, antipasto and cold meats. We love them in our house! I also try and buy my garlic from the market. … Continue reading