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18 Classic Dishes Gone Meat Free

18 Classic Dishes Gone Meat Free

People sometimes cringe at the idea of their favourite meat dish made vegetarian or vegan. Yet meat free recipes often make delicious alternatives. Ingredients such as mushrooms and aubergines have a “meaty” structure while lentils, tofu and chickpeas contribute healthy proteins. So can a meat free dish be as good as its classic meaty version? My answer […]

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10 Delicious Recipes With Purple Sprouting Broccoli

10 Delicious Recipes With Purple Sprouting Broccoli

Tender and delicious, purple sprouting broccoli is a true early Spring gem. Its dazzling deep green and purple tones look stunning. Originally from the Mediterranean region, it has been grown in the UK for some time now and in season from February to April. Purple sprouting broccoli makes a perfect side dish as well as a tasty addition to pasta, risotto, […]

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14 Meat Free Recipes To Celebrate Chinese New Year

14 Meat Free Recipes To Celebrate Chinese New Year

We celebrate the start of Chinese New Year with meat free versions of some traditional Chinese recipes. For the next 15 days celebrations will take place around the world to mark the year of the goat, sheep or ram. Apparently there is a bit of a confusion this year caused by the Mandarin Chinese character yang: 羊 […]

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40 Delicious Pancake Recipes To Make with Left Overs

40 Delicious Pancake Recipes To Make with Left Overs

We often buy too much or simply forget what’s in the refrigerator and end wasting food, a lot of food. Overall up to 50% of the food produced ends up in the bin.  Even though we are improving, UK households are still wasting around 21% of perfectly good food. By becoming savvier with using left overs, families could save on average £60 […]

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50 Recipes for Butternut Squash

In Season – 50 Butternut Squash Recipes

Butternut squash is so versatile it accommodates soups, salads, pasta, tarts, curries, chillis and even desserts. Its sweet nutty taste pairs wonderfully with cheese, mushrooms, kale, spinach, fruits, sage & rosemary. With a gorgeous orange flesh naturally rich in beta carotene, vitamin Bs, potassium and fibre, butternut squash is an essential Winter vegetable. Because of […]

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24 Meat Free Recipes For Bonfire Night

24 Meat Free Recipes For Bonfire Night

Don’t miss my selection of 30 Meat Free Recipes For Bonfire Night and warm up after the fireworks with some delicious vegetarian and vegan food. Make them ahead so you can enjoy the evening. I have selected some warming soups, easy one-pot dishes, must-have baked potatoes and delicious desserts that the whole family can enjoy.   Pumpkin Soup […]

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9 easy ways to garden tomatoes

9 Easy Ways to Use All Those Garden Tomatoes

The title of this post is very ironic as our tomato crop was so poor this year, we just had them in salads. Last week end I got tomato envy, dining at friends who regularly produce tons of them! Green, yellow, red, chocolatey in all shapes and forms their home grown garden tomatoes made a beautiful […]

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45 Healthy & Meat-Free Kids’ Lunch Box Recipes

45 Healthy & Meat-Free Kids’ Lunch Box Recipes

Why not give your kids’ lunch box a meat-free makeover this back to school season? With a bit of planning you can cut the junk out, move beyond ham & cheese sandwiches and give your child a protein packed and healthy veggie school lunch once or twice a week. Below I have rounded up some […]

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65 Recipes To Throw The Perfect Vegetarian Barbecue

65 Recipes To Throw The Perfect Vegetarian Barbecue

With many meat-free option available there is no need for vegetarians, vegans and flexitarians to feel left behind this barbecue season. If the prospect of a big cookout feels a bit daunting just follow these simple rules: Keep it simple: instead of mixing too many cuisines, stick to 1 or 2 where flavours complement each others. Prepare in advance: don’t […]

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How to Cook Asparagus

How To Cook Asparagus

British asparagus are only in season for a very short time (this year from April 23rd to June 21st). Delicious and versatile, asparagus can make the simplest of meal (blanched and drizzled with oil) or an elaborate dish paired with mushrooms, cheese or other ingredients. Green asparagus are the most common in the UK, but […]

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