While typing the heading it sounded rather like a list, then on re-reading it, like a dance we should all be doing in the wind and the rain to cheer ourselves up. I however, have a secret hankering for days like this even when it is sunny – clearly my blood is properly from the …
This cake allows you to enjoy the end of Christmas indulgence without being too indulgent. It is dairy and gluten free and will remain so if served with a tangerine and sugar drizzle.
75g/2½ oz brown sugar
140g/5oz ground almonds
1 ½ tsp baking powder
1 heaped tsp mixed spice
60ml/1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 tbsp flaked almonds
To serve – …
Mince pies, brandy butter – my favourite, so much so that I won’t let myself have one until the children break up for the school holidays, so the big day is today. Bran muffins make up just a little and they are like eating cake for breakfast, but on the healthy side with definite digestive …
Tonnes of courgettes, green and yellow, lightly fried in olive oil and garlic, decorated with borage flowers. Served with haloumi, this is a light lunch with crusty bread and some homemade pesto – (just because I had some).
4 spring onions, chopped into small circles
2 medium courgettes, chopped into small rectangles about 2cm in length
A couple of weeks ago when lurgy were flying around the school and almost half of the children were off, I proudly said that we had not been ill for at least a year. And then ….. So with my husband and son at home today (it was my turn yesterday), I made soup. I …
My son loves porridge so much that every morning, come rain or shine, that is what he wants (except if pancakes are on offer). Mornings are always a bit of a rush so to avoid using the microwave, I have started to make it this way. There is probably nothing wrong with microwaving as we …
Spinach makes Popeye strong and so my 6 year old is very happy to drink this. Of course the ingredients vary but this one is a winner and so I include it. You do need a juicer – an apple tree which is prolific every now and then lead to my buying a Breville Whole …
I am a huge fan of this but not of broad beans in their entirety. This can be stored for a week or so in the fridge and would sit as well neatly placed on crostini as it would on a piece of toast for a quick lunch.
300g Broad Beans (frozen section in supermarket)
This is one of those staples that can remain in the fridge for a week or two and be called on with ease …
3 red or yellow peppers
Bulb of garlic – top chopped off so that squeezing out the cooked garlic will be easy.
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 red onion
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
100g sundried …
Jasmine is my 16 year old niece and a few weeks ago, she introduced us to this recipe. It is incredibly straightforward, delicious and healthy. I have added the seed – use linseed or whatever health kick you might like. Minna added cinnamon and vanilla; take your pick. I adore pancakes and the fabulous …
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