Roasted Walnut and Sage Pesto

I recently collected what I can only assume will be my last glut of sage from the garden. I was slightly overwhelmd by the amount that I harvested and set about thinking what I could do with it (besides drying it for future use) that would make good use of its super tasty qualities. That [...]

Stewed Sprouted Black Eye Beans

Sometimes you fancy something that tastes of home, that fills the kitchen full of aromas from what can seem like another lifetime ago.  You fancy something that reminds you of time spent with family in places near and far and that brings warmth and memories of sunshine.  Alternatively you may just fancy something tasty and [...]

Protein Rich Hot Chocolate

What happened to the sunshine? What happened to the short wearing t-shirt loving heat? It seems to me that this might end up being one of the most unpredictable summers in a very long time so this little recipe can give you a bit of a boost on those slightly duller days.  It is a [...]

Walnut and Almond Power Balls

  There are times when you need a little energy boost.  When all that is required is something small and nourishing to pop into your mouth and to power up and continue the day.  In these circumstances turn to these little energy balls and get your va va vroom on!  This is the basic recipe [...]

Warm Griddled Vegetable Salad with Chickpeas and Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

What a week!  In fact I should say what a few weeks.  A lost camera lead, general technology meltdown, a virus and a lost recipe notepad….wowzers.  Thank goodness today’s recipe is straight forward in both the ingredients and method.  Such a chirpy little salad with its bold hits of flavour made me yearn for the [...]

Leek & Onion Egg-less Frittata

Not too long ago I was raving about the wonderful omelette that I had made for my brunch.  Feeling a bit guilty that my vegan friends would have not been able to share that recipe I devised a special treat that we can all enjoy.  I have been told by an egg oficiando (that will [...]

The Day After the Night Before: Brunch

  I went to bed really late last night and I have had a very physically busy week so when I finally awoke from my sleepy haze I was ready for something substantial to eat.  Not technically a day that would normally involve a lazy brunch, but I thought that I would treat myself and [...]

Candied Kumquat Creme

I recently received a small bag of kumquats in my weekly veg box delivery scheme.  I wasn’t 100% sure what I wanted to do with them but thought that a dessert might be really the best thing…being the dessert lady that I am.  Having never candied a bean and often seeing lovely looking fruity gems [...]

Valentine Love Feast part II

You may choose to go the full monty with all of the courses for this Valentine Love Feast or decide to woo your special someone simply with this decadent dessert.  I think which ever you have time to do they will truly appreciate you efforts.  I thought given the nature of the date I would [...]

Valentine Love Feast Part I

So it is nearly that time of year again….that special time which either makes you want to gag or  turn into cupid himself.  I fall somewhere in between…whilst I am up for the romance (who wouldn’t be especially from the lovely Mr R?) having to make the effort after a day at work can be [...]

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