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

Watercress Pesto – Vibrant Green Sauce or Spread

Watercress Pesto.

Wild garlic may have gone and basil isn’t yet out, but there is another herby green to fill the pesto gap. Cue watercress. Watercress pesto is super scrumptious and you can use it just as you would any other pesto.

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Magnolia Syrup – A Gingery Floral Sweet Treat

Bottle of Magnolia Syrup with magnolia blossoms.

Drinks, Spring | 31st March 2020 | By

Did you know you can eat magnolia petals? Magnolia syrup is an interesting floral syrup with strong ginger tones. It’s a great way to capture the essence of these fleeting spring flowers.

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Spanakopita – Wild Greens and Feta Filo Parcels

Spanakopita with nettles and three cornered leek.

Spanakopita is a delicious Greek filo pastry parcel or pie stuffed with wild greens and feta cheese. These ones are formed into individual triangles with crisp crackly pastry on the outside and a chewy, salty, fresh tasting inside. The greens in this filling are mostly nettles and three cornered leeks.

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Blood Orange Caramel Sauce

Blood Orange Caramel Sauce.

Sauces, Winter | 25th February 2020 | By

Just in time for Pancake Day, I have you covered. This blood orange caramel sauce is the most delightful and decadent thing outside of salted caramel. It’s not only the perfect accompaniment to your pancakes, but it’s just what your ice cream needs too.

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Carrot and Swede Mash – A Simple Yet Delicious Side

Carrot and Swede Mash

Quick Recipes, Sides, Winter | 17th December 2019 | By

A simple but tasty and colourful winter side dish. No need for fancy equipment and no need to roast or fry. Just chop, boil and smash. Carrot and swede mash is delicious just as it is.

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Mincemeat Brownies – A Festive Crowd Pleaser

Festive Mincemeat Brownies

Festive brownies spiced up with mincemeat. Bite into a rich chocolate fudgy slice and be delighted with booze soaked fruit and slivers of crunchy nuts. These mincemeat brownies are a real crowd pleaser and perfect for using up any leftover mincemeat. They’re gluten-free too.

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Maamoul – Date and Walnut Stuffed Cookies

Maamoul in a basket with two fillings: 1) date and orange blossom water 2) toasted walnut & medlar.

Short buttery pastries stuffed with two types of filling. You’ll find a spicy date filling and a walnut and honey one. Both are delicious, but you can choose just one if you prefer. Maamoul come from the Levant and they make great festive cookies.

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Irish Apple Cake – A Fragrant Autumn Bake

Irish Apple Cake

Autumn, Bundt | 12th November 2019 | By

An unusual apple cake with a layer of cinnamon flavoured apples baked in the centre of a fairly plain cake. This Irish apple cake is just perfect served warm as pudding with custard or cream. But it’s also good at room temperature for afternoon tea.

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How to Cook the Perfect Brussels Sprouts

How to Cook the Perfect Brussels Sprouts

Sides, Winter | 29th October 2019 | By

Love them or hate them, it’s always useful to know how to cook the perfect Brussels sprouts. This quick guide shows you how along with a few tips and tricks. Plus there’s a selection of delicious Brussels sprout recipes to inspire you.

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Carlin Pea Stew With Sweet Peppers

Sweet Red Pepper & Carlin Pea Stew

Autumn, Dinner, English, Vegan | 15th October 2019 | By

An easy to make and delicious to eat vegan autumn pea stew. It’s made with British carlin peas, sweet red peppers and the last crop of tomatoes. Serve with rice, quinoa, barley, jacket potatoes or crusty bread for a comforting and satisfying meal.

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