Caramel pancakes – or possibly pikelets

Caramel pancake stack with butter

A very naughty friend* introduced me to Lotus Caramelised Biscuit Spread (also known as Speculoos spread) which surely is one of the greatest things ever to come out of Belgium. And I’m bearing in mind their history with beer and chocolate. It is INCREDIBLE! A creamy, smooth, lightly spiced, VEGAN caramel …

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Cheese and onion quiche with fennel seeds

cheese & onion quiche with fennel seeds

Fragrant fennel seeds add a tasty twist to this deliciously simple cheese and onion quiche. It makes a perfect light lunch or easy dinner. As Pesach approaches, I’ve started my annual ’emptying of the freezer’ ritual. I’ve never yet managed to get it completely empty but we do usually get …

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Cocoa nib cookies – cacao, cocoa, chocolate

Box of cocoa nib cookies

We hosted a charity fundraising event in our house – nothing massive, just a talk by an interesting guy, followed by tea and biscuits. The organisers brought a selection of baked goods, but it seemed rude to host the event and not provide something that I’d made myself. I was thinking of …

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Asian-inspired aubergines

Asian-inspired baked aubergine with almond noodles

I usually end up doing vaguely Mediterranean things with aubergines, but just fancied a change this time. I had intended to stir fry the aubergine with some smoked tofu and the asian-inspired sauce, but Kipper started telling me how much she “LOVES baked aubergines”. So I ditched the tofu and did …

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Almond noodles – peanut noodles without peanuts

almond noodles with baked aubergines

I have a recipe for peanut noodles. I know that’s it’s delicious. And yet, somehow, over the years, my mild dislike of peanut butter has become so overwhelming that I now can’t even contemplate having it in my house, never mind opening a jar of it and actually consuming some. Bleurgh …

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