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Creamy Butternut Pasta with Frozen Squash

Creamy Butternut Pasta with Frozen Squash

This butternut pasta is so easy – the perfect creamy lunch or dinner dish. No roux, no rich cream or soft cheese either. I like it with a sprinkling of chilli, but I think it would be yummy with crispy bacon too if you’re not […]

Vegan Mushroom Sauce with Chestnut and Cranberry

Vegan Mushroom Sauce with Chestnut and Cranberry

This vegan mushroom sauce is made with portobello mushrooms and pureed chestnuts. You could thin it down and pour it over nut roast, or just pile it on roast veg and mash. It’s that tasty it deserves to be the star of the show. I […]

Vegan African Peanut Soup with Sweet Potato and Chilli

Vegan African Peanut Soup with Sweet Potato and Chilli

This vegan African peanut soup is not an authentic recipe, but my take on a West African dish – adapted for busy modern lives. African style peanut soup sounds very exotic, doesn’t it? It tastes pretty exotic too. My adaptation takes just 20 minutes and […]

Feeding Fussy Eaters – Meals Everyone Will Enjoy

Feeding Fussy Eaters – Meals Everyone Will Enjoy

If you have fussy eaters, whether they’re two or 82 you’ll feel the pain. For fussy eaters recipes will need to be selected with care – oh, I thnk they’ll like this one – then the nose crinkles, the mouth turns down, and the answer […]

What are Healthy Recipes, and Why I avoid the label ‘Healthy’

What are Healthy Recipes, and Why I avoid the label ‘Healthy’

What counts as healthy recipes? You won’t find much here that’s labelled as ‘healthy’. My parents have three biochemistry degrees between them and I grew up reading the Manual of Nutrition for fun. I can tell you all sorts of facts about nutrition and food, […]

Easy Shredded Chicken with Lime and Paprika

Easy Shredded Chicken with Lime and Paprika

This easy shredded chicken recipe is perfect for tacos. You can do it plain, or with seasoning – or half and half if your family can’t agree. Is anyone in your family fussy? Does your wife like it spicier than you, or do your children […]

Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Pecans and Cranberries

Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Pecans and Cranberries

This sweet potato salad is just autumnal goodness in a bowl! Are you a fan of the autumn/fall? I have to say, it’s my favourite time of year. I love the period from September, when the bushes are laden with berries, through Halloween, bonfire night […]

Why become flexitarian? Just Eat Less Meat!

Why become flexitarian? Just Eat Less Meat!

A friend recently shared this article, and it made me a bit less hopeless about the future of the human race. Flexitarianism – eating less meat – shouldn’t be just a lifestyle choice for a few. It’s the direction we are all headed, and we […]

Savoury Mexican Mince with Lime and Coriander – No Chilli

Savoury Mexican Mince with Lime and Coriander – No Chilli

This savoury mince (ground beef dish) is a refreshing twist on  Mexican mince – zingy mexican flavour without the heat. Do you eat a lot of mince, or  perhaps it is ground meat where you are from? Red meat has gained a bad reputation health […]

Speedy Moroccan Chickpea Stew with Apricots

Speedy Moroccan Chickpea Stew with Apricots

A  vegan Moroccan chickpea stew that’s speedy enough for weeknights, with all the exotic flavour of a tagine. It’s January, and it’s not even doing anything exciting like snowing here in York. The Christmas chocolate is running out and your summer holiday is a long […]


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