Tag Archives: Healthy Eating

Parmesan Coated Spinach and Smoked Salmon Roulade

This is one dish which benefits from being made at least a day (if not two) in advance.  Leaving it to ‘set’ in the fridge makes it hold its shape perfectly when sliced and also leaves the way clear to … Continue reading

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Smoky Trail Mix

Christmas is coming so I am always on the lookout for new recipes to try and this one caught my eye.   There is nothing nicer than nibbling on slightly spicy, smoky nuts and seeds which are homemade. The ratio of … Continue reading

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African Sweet Potato Stew

Just the recipe I needed to find on a dreary, rainy Autumn day whilst my husband was out.   I lit the log-burner, had 60s music blasting out of my Echo and I was in heaven. I had to adapt the … Continue reading

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Grilled Courgette Salad

This recipe came at just the right time as I was given a bag of delicious home-grown courgettes recently. So easy to make and extremely tasty, this salad can be served on its own or as a side dish for … Continue reading

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Sticky Chicken with Roasted Cashews

The original recipe called for ketchup which I don’t use but I have tiny tubs of a tomato sauce in my freezer which I make in bulk from …..you’ve guessed it …tomatoes plus onions, herbs etc.  No two batches are … Continue reading

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Chocolate Ice Cream

Who doesn’t like having a container of ice-cream in the freezer?  Especially if you are a chocolate lover and summer is upon us. I was amazed at how creamy this ice-cream was but as with many home-made ice-creams, it does … Continue reading

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Fresh Fig and Vanilla Cream Pie with Almond Crust

I used ideas from two recipes to make my Cream Pie.  The pie crust and idea came from the original recipe of Vanilla Cream Pie with Fresh Figs from Eleanor Ozich but I made a richer filling similar to the … Continue reading

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