Kidney bean falafel

I can see you doubting whether kidney beans would really work as the base of falafel but just trust me, give these a go and I guarantee you will be joining me in falafel heaven!!! Falafel are a staple in my…

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Peanut butter & banana brownies

Ever since I have been in primary and secondary education my mum has baked up healthy treats for my brother and I’s packed lunches. Whilst I have moved on from this chapter of my life my brother still has a…

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Middle eastern energy balls

HAPPY 2016! Whilst most people are in full swing with the latest fad diet I stand by what my mother has always said to me… “Everything in moderation”. Just because the christmas and new year celebration season is over doesn’t…

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Butternut squash risotto

I created this recipe the other day as my Aunty was coming down from London to see the New Year in with us here in the countryside. I wanted to make something special, dinner party esque. cosy but light! We had an…

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Festive Napolitaines (sandwich biscuits)

Napolitaines are a brilliant bake to make over the festive period because everyone likes them and they suit any occasion. I already made earlier this month to give away as gifts to friends and I’m going to be baking a batch on Christmas Eve…

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Roasted garlic, honey & a trio of herbs foccacia

In the past whenever I had made bread I’m always very apprehensive about proving because, it’s always a gamble whether my dough will actually rise. However, this was not the case with this focaccia. Instead, I ended up with a humungous…

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Sumac & Berry chocolates

It’s at this time in the year I find that the chocolate stash in the pantry begins to multiply and multiply as autumn and winter festivities seem to result in the trading of chocolate treats. From deliciously gory halloween candies, chocolate for s’mores on bonfire…

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Apricot & tarragon energy balls

Energy balls are the new cupcake! I love that because I’m all about healthy eating but, not just eating healthily because you know it’s good for you but because it’s just so damn good you can’t resist it. These energy…

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Chia pasta & red pesto

Aaaah pesto… probably one of my favourite things. I love it so much you will sometimes catch me simply eating teaspoons on it’s own! There’s just something so reassuring knowing there’s a pot of pesto in the fridge so that I’m armed…

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Courgette, pea & mint risotto

Risotto, is it a pasta or rice based dish? That’s for you and your eating companions to debate over as feast on this scrumptious, classic Italian dish. For me, risotto is wrongly stereotyped as a complicated, precise and time-consuming meal that should be saved…

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Spicy tomato pasta sauce with quorn sausages & mushrooms

When you’re overloaded with work and stresses and that endless list of chores just isn’t getting smaller, this is a perfect mid-week dinner for when you’re ravenous yet super busy with little time to faff in the kitchen. This dish can be knocked…

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