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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 […]

Mongolian Style Spiced Goat Stew

Mongolian Style Spiced Goat Stew

With this goat stew you can travel the globe in your kitchen – and it’s no hassle. This month my husband challenged me to cook Mongolian. Why, you ask? Well, why not!  I discovered via this really interesting site that the staples of Mongolian food […]

Tuscan Pasta Salad with Cannellini Beans

Tuscan Pasta Salad with Cannellini Beans

This tuscan pasta salad makes a perfect hearty dinner, side salad or lunch – or take along to your next barbecue or potluck. I love a hearty salad – I’m not saying your diet’s done for if you eat this, but it is a full […]

Oven Pork Steaks with  Easy Satay Sauce

Oven Pork Steaks with Easy Satay Sauce

Oven pork steaks with a tasty satay sauce – an easy weeknight meal with an oriental twist. Pork chops and steaks are so convenient – just take them out of the packet, whack them under the grill and you’re away. They’re what I tend to pick […]

Poached Salmon with Miso Sauce

Poached Salmon with Miso Sauce

Why poached salmon with miso sauce? Well, we try to eat fish every Friday because it’s tasty, easy to cook and so good for you. I love poaching it because it doesn’t dry out so much that way. If you overcook it just flake it […]

Couscous Salad with Feta and Chickpeas

Couscous Salad with Feta and Chickpeas

This couscous salad with feta is an easy to make mouthful of summer. It’s Easter Monday today, and it’s rained so much one of our flower beds has developed a small lake. We can’t complain, though, it’s been snowing in some areas, and we’ve had […]

Halloumi Salad with Bulghur Wheat

Halloumi Salad with Bulghur Wheat

This halloumi salad is a hearty summer meal. Eat it when it’s gloriously hot and you could imagine you were in sunny Cyprus or Greece – or eat it when it’s raining, it’s cold and you wish you were there. Do you like the spring […]


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