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Category: Recipes

Vegetarian Shepherds Pie

Posted on: 18th September 2014

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My almost-two-year-old daughter doesn’t seem to like meat. I’m not sure if it’s the taste or the texture – either way, I am determined to get good sources of iron and protein into her. Lentils are a great source of iron. They actually contain more iron than red meat (gram for gram) – although the type ...
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Spaghetti Carbonara

Posted on: 27th August 2014

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On today’s blog is a spaghetti carbonara recipe. I adapted this recipe from others I found online, to make it simpler – by using one cheese instead of two, and by using a lower fat spread (instead of butter). I also used lean bacon instead of pancetta, because bacon is cheaper and more likely to be found ...
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Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Posted on: 18th August 2014

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I love a good soup. I usually make mine the traditional way – sweat the veggies in a little butter, then add stock. However today I had a little more time so decided to roast my veggies instead. It was delicious. I used chicken stock cubes, but I would recommend making your own stock if ...
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Top 10 Blackberry Recipes

Posted on: 11th August 2014

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I love blackberries, and let the brambles grow wild at the end of my garden every year. Blackberries are now in season and are such a brilliant, versatile fruit. If you don’t want brambles in your garden, why not try ‘PYO’ (pick your own) at your local farm, or forage your local footpaths and forests. Blackberries are high in ...
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Sausage Pasta Recipe

Posted on: 24th June 2014

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On today’s blog is my famous Sausage Pasta recipe. This is one of our family favourites – what tastier combo than some nice sausages, fresh tomato-based sauce and pasta? It’s another very versatile dish – you can add / swap the vegetable options – how about mushrooms or aubergines as alternatives? Here’s the recipe: Ingredients 300g (dry weight) ...
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