Tag Archives: Recipes

Sweet Potato ‘Crisps’

In need of a snack one evening and a lonely sweet potato sitting in my vegetable basket made up my mind to quickly make some ‘crisps’. Nothing could be easier than thinly slicing a peeled sweet potato using either a … Continue reading

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Fruit Salsa

I love a good salsa.  It can liven up the most boring of meals and bring new life to everyday salads. I called this a ‘fruit’ salsa as officially tomato is a fruit so the only non-fruit  is the onion.   … Continue reading

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Roasted Chicken, Pear and Beetroot Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing

Call me crazy but I don’t like pears to eat raw, or even in a fruit cocktail but I love them roasted and served with a salad. This very simple salad is delicious and quick to make.  Roasted beetroot is … Continue reading

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Mini Cheese Scones (gluten-free)

I still find cooking with gluten-free flour very different but I’m slowly finding recipes which I like. Having made cheese scones for years with ordinary flour, I was determined to create a similar one using flour with no gluten.   I … Continue reading

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Cumin Flatbreads

Nothing could be simpler than these flatbreads and they taste delicious too.  The toasted cumin adds a wealth of flavour but this could be changed for any herb or seed such as onion or nigella seeds, for example. Once cooked, … Continue reading

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Coconut Rice

There are some dishes which really are a match made in heaven with coconut rice. I like this recipe as it can be made in advance and it also freezes beautifully.  Always make sure it is piping hot when re-heating … Continue reading

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Crusty Bread

I make a variety of breads for my gluten-intolerant husband which he loves, but sometimes he really does miss a crusty loaf for toast or a sandwich. When I spotted this recipe on the back of a packet of gluten … Continue reading

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Winter-warming Beef and Chestnut Stew

Another good recipe for the slow-cooker.  I’m not sure where I got this recipe from but I have been making it for years; originally on the hob and in the oven, but last year I graduated it to my slow-cooker … Continue reading

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Olive Tapenade Blinis

One of those dreary, rainy Sunday mornings and I had a fridge-full of bits and pieces which I wanted to use up as we were going away for a few days. At the back of my mind was the wonderful … 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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