Vegetarian food blog featuring delicious and nutritious whole food recipes, creative baking and luscious chocolate.

The Leftovers Handbook and Quick Banana and Chocolate Ice-Cream

Banana Chocolate Ice Cream
Earlier this year, fellow Cornish food blogger Suzy Bowler published the most fabulous book of ideas and recipes for using up leftovers. This is a hot topic now and quite rightly so. The UK wastes a phenomenal amount of food and with rising food prices and people going hungry, this really isn’t on. However, this isn’t your average how to be frugal cookbook. It is, in Suzy’s own words, “about getting the utmost pleasure out of every single scrap of food available to you“. Suzy is a chef by profession and very obviously loves good food. Do take a look at her blog Sudden Lunch where you will find more inspiring ideas to convert leftovers into “eating opportunities”.

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Lemon & Apple Curd Cake and a Baking Disaster

Easter lemon & apple curd cake.

This lemon & apple curd cake is a basic sponge sandwich but with the addition of fruit curd. It’s filled with white chocolate and lemon & apple curd buttercream and topped with lemon icing. It’s a lovely fresh and lightly fruity cake which is perfect for Easter, but just as good at any other time of year.

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Truffle Easter Eggs Or Cake Truffles At Any Other Time

Homemade Cake Truffle Easter Eggs

Have you thought about making your own Easter eggs? It can be easier than you might think. These homemade truffle Easter eggs have a nice crisp chocolate shell and a melt in the mouth filling. The filling is made from leftover cake crumbs, so they’re a brilliant ‘more food, less waste’ recipe. Shape them into balls, rather than eggs and you have cake truffles for any time of the year.

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