Veggie sausage and roasted vegetable tray bake

Veggie sausage and roasted vegetable tray bake

Does anyone else buy stuff with a clear idea of what they’re going to cook with it, only to completely change their mind when they get home? I do it all the time.  It is, in fact, what happened with these vegetarian sausages, which were purchased with the intention of …

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Happy ‘blogiversary’ to me!

Well, I have made it through a WHOLE YEAR of blogging! And whatever anyone else thinks of my efforts, I feel quite proud of myself 🙂 Quite a bit has changed since I started a year ago. The frequency of posts has declined, but I think the quality has improved. …

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Roasted butternut squash & red lentil soup

For what feels like forever I’ve been undergoing orthodontic treatment to realign my dodgy jaw joints, expand my dental arches, and generally make my jaws/teeth/mouth better. Until now, I’ve had removable appliances (braces, in common parlance) which I could pop in and out and were a pest but nothing too …

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Halloween themed spiced honey shortbread

honey shortbread for halloween

Halloween is not a big deal in this house. Call me a curmudgeon but I’m just not keen on this Americanized sugar-fest. Also, it’s too close to 5th November – a proper British holiday! – and I resent how it’s been edging it out. Forget the trick-or-treating, bring back penny-for-the-guy! And …

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Bulgar stuffed courgettes with pine nuts (vegan)

courgette stuffed with bulgar wheat, vegetables & pine nuts

A long, long time ago, when I lived in Israel and had a vegan flatmate, I used to make variations on this dish quite regularly. It always went down well as part of a large-scale Shabbat meal for a crowd. And, as these things occasionally do, this dish bubbled up …

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Parsnip soup with pears, ginger and coconut

Parsnip soup with pears, coconut & ginger

I can’t lie, this parsnip soup was basically a way to use up some rapidly ripening pears. I really love pears, when they’re just at the point of ripeness – soft, fragrant and juicy. Perfect. DH always claimed not to like pears, and this I suspect was largely because he …

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Nobbly-bobbly spiced chocolate biscoff fruit & nut crispy cake bites

Catchy title, no? Kipper had a friend to stay on a sleepover – you can’t begin to imagine the excitement – and ever neurotic about them running out of fun activities, I came up with far too many things for them to do. (In the event, they mostly just played nicely …

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