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Fight to Save the BBC’s Recipe Archive

It’s been announced that the BBC will be cutting the amount of ‘soft news’ content on their website, including recipes, travel content, and magazine articles. In fact, it’s anticipated that save for recent television programme related recipes, the vast collection of culinary knowledge will be lost to the delete button due to the notion that the website is ‘too wide reaching’, …

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Simple Pantry Chickpea & Spinach Curry

A couple of week’s ago, I was completely stuck as to what to cook. We’d cleared out the freezer of meat and had limited fresh veggies, so I took inspiration from my cookbooks, namely Deliciously Ella and Madeleine Shaw, and came up with this simple little curry. The best thing about this recipe is that it uses common kitchen essentials! Enter …

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Hemsley + Hemsley Mung Dahl

The other week, I flicked through a number of my recipe books, searching for new inspiration and new things to cook. You see, I’ve been trying to reign in my purchasing of new books to try and save pennies! Anyway, I stumbled across this truly wonderful Mung Dahl recipe (link at the bottom of this post!) in ‘The Art of …

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Key Ingredients I Always Stock Up On – Part 1

Since getting into cooking and enjoying learning about healthy eating and new ingredients, I’ve come to appreciate the importance of a well stocked kitchen. In the first years or so of living together, Peter and I would meal plan our dinners and would shop for exactly what we needed; but for whatever reason (mainly due to the unpredictable nature of a vegbox), we’ve …

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Pick-Me-Up Almond Butter Bananas

This really simple and very satisfying sweet treat is my go to ‘pick me up’ when I’m in need of something a little less savoury and a little more, ‘come gobble me up!’. To tell you the truth, Peter came up with the main idea for this pudding and I’ve adapted it a little and have since claimed it as …

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Easy Smashed Avocado Pepper Cups

One day whilst working from home, I started to get a craving for smashed avocado. The problem was, I had nothing to smash it on to, no bread, no crackers and no roasted potato wedges. I told myself I just couldn’t have it that day. Well, obviously I couldn’t just sit back and take no for an answer, so I …

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A Healthier Cooked Breakfast – Perfect for the Weekend

I absolutely adore cooked breakfasts, but as I’ve become more aware about what and how I cook, I’ve eaten them less and less often, opting instead for a poached egg or bowl of porridge. And so, here’s my recipe for a Healthier Cooked Breakfast, perfect for the Weekend or that odd day off! This recipe, as with most of my …

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Deliciously Ella Christmas Pudding

If you’re a die-hard traditional Christmas Pud’ lover and saw Deliciously Ella’s Christmas Pudding recipe without trying it, you’d probably give it a wide berth due to the distinct lack of brandy and suet. But boy oh boy would you be missing out on a very low-maintenance festive pudding, which also happens to be gluten free – with all the …

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Coughs and Sneezes: 3 Recipes to help you Fight that Cold!

For the last week, Peter and I have both been struck by the dreaded cold and have been doing anything and everything to fight it (as naturally as possible). Here are 3 links to recipes which have helped us (and hopefully you too!!) to lessen the impact of our colds and reduce their time with us: 1) Honey and Lemon Hot …

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Oh Beans Gets The Glow: Week 1 Round Up

When I embarked on a week of no-refined sugar as part of Madeleine Shaw’s Get the Glow 6-week challenge, I really did wonder whether I’d bolt at the first hurdle. I’m pleased to say that both Peter and I did fairly well, with only one moment of weakness. But I surprised myself this week, realising that this challenge is leading to changes …