Vegetarian food blog featuring nourishing home cooked recipes, creative baking and luscious chocolate.

Spiced Prune Chocolate Pots with Amaretto – Christmas is Coming

Spiced prune chocolate pots

Christmas, Dessert, Nutri Force | 19th November 2017 | By

Prunes and chocolate is a winning, but often overlooked combination. These spiced prune chocolate pots with amaretto are a particularly indulgent way to eat them. They make for a sumptuous dessert and are ideal dinner party fare. With flavours of orange, clove, nutmeg and allspice as well as amaretto, they would also make a good alternative dessert to Christmas pudding during the festive season.

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Barley Lentil Dinner with Walnut Gremolata and Roasted Tomatoes

Barley Lentil Dinner

Dinner | 5th November 2017 | By

This barley lentil dinner is a simple recipe made somewhat sophisticated by the addition of walnut gremolata and roasted tomatoes on the vine. It’s also very garlicky. If you love garlic as much as we do, this is a very fine thing.

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8 Tempting Chocolate Recipes and November’s #WeShouldCocoa Link-up

8 Tempting Chocolate Recipes

We Should Cocoa | 1st November 2017 | By

October brings lots of colour, fabulous autumnal produce and Halloween of course. All are reflected here in these 8 tempting chocolate recipes. The cold weather gives an excellent excuse to indulge, so take a look. You may end up craving chocolate, but there are some surprising healthy options.

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Hot Chocolate – The Real Deal – So Easy, So Good, So Comforting

Hot Chocolate with Marshmallow Fluff

Drinks, Vegan, We Should Cocoa | 29th October 2017 | By

As the days gradually shorten and the temperature drops, there’s nothing quite like a bracing afternoon walk followed by a comforting mug of hot chocolate. Most hot chocolate is good in my book, but for the ultimate Theobroma experience, it’s worth taking that extra few minutes to make yourself some real hot chocolate.

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Spiced Apple Chutney – Easy, Delicious and Simply The Best

Spiced Apple Chutney

Christmas, Gifts, Preserves | 22nd October 2017 | By

Apples have to be the best autumn treasure. They are versatile, delicious and can keep well. This year, they are also abundant. If you have more apples than you know what to do with, or even if you don’t, I urge you to make a batch of this spiced apple chutney.

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Toffee Apple Hazelnut Cake for Bonfire Night or Other Autumnal Occasions

Toffee Apple Hazelnut Cake

Autumn, Large Cakes | 15th October 2017 | By

The leaves are turning, the mornings are misty and the season of mellow fruitfulness has definitely arrived. There are apples aplenty here in the New Forest and apple cake is an autumnal essential bake. For Bonfire Night last year, I reckon I created my best ever. It’s a toffee apple hazelnut cake and is just perfect for this time of year.

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Simple Laksa Noodle Soup with Tofu, Red Peppers and Green Cabbage

Simple Laksa Noodle Soup

Pasta, Vegan, World Cuisine | 9th October 2017 | By

Simple to prepare evening meals are my mainstay, even more so whilst I’m cooking for one. It’s good to have some variation though and this simple laksa noodle soup with tofu, red peppers and green cabbage is a filling and delicious addition to my repertoire. It has the added advantage of being vegan, so it makes a perfect dairy free meal.

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Granny’s Apple Pie with Wholemeal Spelt and a Food Processor Giveaway

Granny's Apple Pie

Calling this Granny’s apple pie is perhaps a bit far fetched. My Grandmother made the best pastry ever and wonderful apple pies to boot, but I very much doubt she’d have even heard of spelt and she’d never have used wholemeal flour. She also made her pastry by hand. This pastry was made using my new VonShef 1000W food processor. Read on to find out how to enter the giveaway for a chance of winning one for yourself.

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13 Late Summer Chocolate Recipes & October’s #WeShouldCocoa

13 Late Summer Chocolate Recipes

We Should Cocoa | 1st October 2017 | By

Well September has vanished in a blur of moving house and location as well as starting a new job. Tin and Thyme has been sadly neglected. However today is the first of a new month and time to get serious again. It’s also the date for the We Should Cocoa round-up and new linky. Here are 13 late summer chocolate recipes to inspire and delight.

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Whisky Truffles with Dark Chocolate and Fresh Cream

Whisky Truffles with Dark Chocolate and Fresh Cream

Chocolates | 25th September 2017 | By

It’s been a while since I did any chocolate making. Homemade chocolates are a great way to say thank you. They also make a delicious gift or can provide an indulgent pick-me-up. These whisky truffles with dark chocolate and fresh cream ticked all of the above.

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