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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 […]

Carrot and Ginger Soup with Fried Tofu

Carrot and Ginger Soup with Fried Tofu

This carrot and ginger soup will warm you up! What’s your winter been like? We’ve had snow several times this year, which  makes it the coldest winter York has seen in a while. We haven’t had snow laying for a significant time since 2010 – […]

Cauliflower and Lentil Curry with Coconut Milk

Cauliflower and Lentil Curry with Coconut Milk

This cauliflower and lentil curry is the perfect winter warmer, and great for introducing children to curry. I can say this with certainty as my 3 year old, who gobbled up curry when he was a baby, is going through a fussy patch. I can’t […]

Slow Cooked Aubergine and Lentil Curry

Slow Cooked Aubergine and Lentil Curry

An aubergine and lentil curry cooked in the slow cooker for all the flavour and none of the hassle – and no bitterness. Do you eat a lot of aubergine? It was never something I ate a lot of growing up – just the odd […]

Halloumi Pesto Pasta with Roast Vegetables

Halloumi Pesto Pasta with Roast Vegetables

  Halloumi Pesto Pasta This halloumi pesto pasta is the perfect late summer treat – or make it any time of year to make you think of Mediterranean sunshine. I love Halloumi, don’t you? If you haven’t tried it, you’re really missing out. It’s just […]

Slow Cooked Adzuki Bean and Sweet Potato Curry

Slow Cooked Adzuki Bean and Sweet Potato Curry

  This slow cooked adzuki bean and sweet potato curry is an easy slow cooker dish the whole family will love. Our last trip to the local Asian supermarket to buy pulses resulted in the familiar split peas and butter beans, plus something called red […]

Roast Pepper and Cannellini Bean Pasta

Roast Pepper and Cannellini Bean Pasta

This roast pepper and cannellini bean pasta sauce is yummy for the whole family. My toddler can spot a pepper or any sort of leaf a mile off, but blended up it’s just a yummy sweet sauce. Whilst small children don’t need as much fruit and […]

Slow Cooker Butter Beans with Lemon and Thyme

Slow Cooker Butter Beans with Lemon and Thyme

  These slow cooker butter beans are just so melt in the mouth tender, and full of flavour. We eat a lot of chillies and curries, so using fresh herbs and citrus fruit is a good way to ring the changes without sacrificing flavour, or […]

slow cooker black bean mole – perfect for tacos!

slow cooker black bean mole – perfect for tacos!

Slow cooker black bean mole – an intense chocolate flavour chilli that melts in the mouth. I’ve been making this meal for 10 years – I turned 31 last week, and first made it for my 21st birthday party. When cooking for vegetarians and meat eaters […]

Roast Squash and Lentil Soup

Roast Squash and Lentil Soup

May doesn’t really seem like the time of year for a squash and lentil soup, but I put the heating on for an hour the other day. It’s a lot cooler than it was this time last year – last week, even. And yet the […]



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