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Sticky Orange Buns

In a creative mood, I had a bag of easy-peeler oranges sitting in my kitchen and wondered whether I could incorporate them into a cake.   I make a Chocolate Orange cake occasionally which is delicious, but fancied something a little … Continue reading

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How do you like your eggs?

I’m not an ‘eggy’ person unless it is a frittata, but my husband drools at the thought of them – he loves them so much and often has them for breakfast after his bircher.   If he makes his own breakfast, … Continue reading

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Gluten-Free Pastry #2 Mince Pies

My second attempt at gluten-free pastry for mince pies and this one scored a superb 10/10 from my husband who says I can make as many as I like !! The beauty of this pastry is that it can be … Continue reading

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Gluten Free Pastry #1 – Mince Pies

This recipe was my first attempt at short crust pastry for mince pies using the mincemeat I had made a few days earlier (it was sitting in my fridge letting all the flavours mingle and smelled absolutely delicious). I am … Continue reading

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Banana and Pecan Muffins

I came across a recipe a while ago for Cashew-Banana Bread but didn’t have the proper ingredients to hand when I was about to make it. I altered the ingredients drastically so renamed it Banana and Pecan Muffins.  Instead of … Continue reading

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Breadcrumbs / Gluten Intolerance

I still have a vivid memory of my parents on Christmas Eve, making breadcrumbs for the sage and onion stuffing which was always put into our turkey. Whilst my mum chopped the onions and fresh sage, my dad would take … Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Chicken

The only thing fiddly about this dish, was skinning the chicken and to be honest that only took a few minutes.  Next time, however, I will get my butcher to do it for me as it only takes him seconds! … Continue reading

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Italian Turkey Meatballs with Marinara Sauce

This is a very convenient recipe to half make-up in advance and then it only takes a minute or two to put it together in a slow-cooker on the day you want to eat it. I made my meatballs the … Continue reading

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Grain-free Crepes (Dairy free)

These crepes are ideal if you are avoiding dairy and/or grain.  They are simple to make and taste absolutely delicious served warm with a little honey, maple syrup, or even a spread of almond butter and banana.   Another way to … Continue reading

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Roasted Carrots with Cumin

These cumin-roasted carrots are absolutely delicious and so easy to prepare and they will go with many dishes.  They will spice up a plain meal but will also compliment a spicy dish.   The cumin-roasting also works well with parsnips. INGREDIENTS: … Continue reading

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