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Aubergine Dip, The Cranks Bible and a Giveaway #70

Aubergine Dip

The Cranks Bible: a timeless collection of vegetarian recipes by Nadine Abensur is one of my treasured cookery books. I bought it when it was first published in 2001 and have taken inspiration from it ever since. Despite its frequent use as a bed time read, there are many recipes I’ve barely looked at. The one for aubergine purée with cumin pitot is one such, or in my more prosaic terminology, aubergine dip.

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Easy Aioli with Lemon and Dill – Use as a Sauce or Dip

Aioli

A quick and easy recipe for making aioli, sometimes called garlic mayonnaise. It’s flavoured with lemon and dill and can become almost addictive. Use this quick blender method to make a dip or sauce for raw or cooked vegetables. It goes particularly well with boiled new potatoes and, of course, chips.

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Raw Chocolate Spread with Cashew Nuts

Raw Chocolate Spread

A delicious silky smooth dairy free raw chocolate spread with cashew nuts. Works wells as a cake or biscuit filling and also as a vegan cheesecake. Easy to whip up in a blender.

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Chocolate Cashew Nut Spread – Eat Your Heart Out Nutella

A healthy and delicious take on a much loved chocolate nut spread. This chocolate cashew nut spread contains only six ingredients, and one of those is water. It’s both quick and easy to make.

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Spelt Cocoa Pitta Breads with a Versatile Avocado Egg Filling

Spelt Cocoa Pitta Breads with a delicious avocado egg sandwich filling.
This recipe for spelt cocoa pitta breads may sound a little odd, but it’s very good and well worth trying. The pittas are soft and delicious with just a hint of cocoa to give added depth and flavour. Serve them with a versatile and tasty avocado egg sandwich filling that pairs remarkable well. This filling also works as a tasty dip.

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Caramelised Onion and Cocoa Yogurt Dip

Yogurt Dip

It’s not only National Vegetarian Week, but it’s National Yogurt Week too. Being both vegetarian and passionate about yogurt, I couldn’t let this go without a post. Nayna over at simply food recently mentioned making a caramelised onion and yogurt dip at an event. I was immediately struck by this excellent idea and thought I’d try and create my own version – with a chocolate twist, of course.

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