Eccles cake hamantaschen – a British/Jewish Purim treat

Eccles cake hamantaschen

A sweet, buttery, curranty filling encased in crisp, golden flaky pastry – classic British bake meets tasty Purim treat! It’s the Eccles cake hamantaschen!   Purim inspiration? Every year as Spring rolls around my thoughts turn to hamantaschen – those delicious three-cornered pastries traditionally enjoyed on the Jewish festival of…

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Easy, child-approved vegan cauliflower & chickpea curry

vegan cauliflower chickpea curry

This cauliflower & chickpea curry is a deliciously fragrant veg-packed vegan dish that’s quick & easy to make. Adjust the heat levels easily to suit your family’s taste. Currying favour Are there any foods you enjoy but rarely make, because no-one else can agree about them? That’s what it’s like…

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Celebratory confetti fruit salad – a beautiful, healthy dessert

confetti fruit salad

Finely diced ripe fruits are combined with a spicy, zesty dressing to create a glorious fruit salad that’s a dazzling fruity celebration in every mouthful! We eat fruit salad pretty much every day, so coming up with a way to make it different and exciting can be a challenge. But…

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Crunchy red cabbage slaw with a zingy juniper dressing

red cabbage salad

Crunchy red cabbage and delicious wintry spices combine in this gorgeously vibrant raw vegan salad that will brighten any plate. January may not seem like the most natural time of year for salads. When the days are short and the weather is cold, I think most people, myself included, prefer…

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Homemade gifts round-up – just in time for Chanukah!

homemade gifts

Treat your family & friends this Chanukah with some gorgeous homemade gifts! Chocolates, cookies, jams, preserves & more. Quick & easy ideas for everyone on your list. I always think there’s something extra special about homemade gifts, lovely things that have been hand made, just for you. A thoughtful present…

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All-in-one-pan roasted vegetable rice pilaf

roast vegetable rice pilaf

Succulent, flavoursome roasted veggies and fluffly, perfectly cooked rice, baked together in one pan for an easy side dish or tasty vegetarian dinner. I am always on the lookout for a better way to cook rice.  It’s not that rice doesn’t come out nicely when I cook it, it’s just…

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Secret ingredient baked garlic mushrooms

garlic mushrooms

Juicy, savoury, succulent and packed with wonderful flavour, these baked garlic mushrooms are easy to make, and their secret ingredient will make sure they become a family favourite! We get a weekly organic vegetable box delivery, and it almost always has mushrooms in it. Which is fine, because we like…

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Easy banana scones transform spotty old bananas into a delicious family treat

An ingenious way to use spotty bananas, these gorgeous banana scones have golden crusts, a flaky, tender interior, and a delicious not-too-sweet flavour. Healthy enough for breakfast or a good-for-you snack at any time of day! Serve with butter or spreads for a fruity treat.

With their golden crusts, flaky, tender interior, and delicious not-too-sweet flavour, these banana scones are a treat any time of day. Ah, the old brown banana conundrum! No matter how carefully you plan, a few spotty bananas will always end up unloved and uneaten in the fruit bowl. Fortunately, they…

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