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An Easter Tea Party Courtesy of Waitrose

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I had an email recently asking if I’d like to host an Easter tea party courtesy of Waitrose and I had to accept as I thought it was a lovely idea. All too often life takes over and we forget to take time out to spend time with friends. This was the perfect opportunity for me to invite some friends [...]
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Easy Banana Cupcakes

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These are so quick to make and a great way of using up any bananas that are past their best (let’s face it there is always one in the fruit bowl). The kids love them (but then again they like anything like looks like cake) and I don’t feel too guilty giving them these as they do contain at least [...]
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Double Chocolate Muffins

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I love chocolate and I love cake so these double chocolate muffins are just about perfection in my eyes. They are deliciously light and chocolatey and my kids can’t get enough of them, well actually everybody in the family can’t get enough of them. They are also extremely easy to make My [...]
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Chocolate and Vegetarian Marshmallow Cupcakes

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There are certain things that I miss being a vegetarian and high up on my list is marshmallow. The kids understand that they aren’t vegetarian and have never moaned when their friends eat them but I didn’t want them to miss out on the deliciousness that is marshmallow. Freedom foods have sent us a [...]
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Nutella and White Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

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This was one of those recipes that I made up as I fancied making cupcakes but had no cocoa powder or vanilla essence in my cupboard so I grabbed whatever was on hand to flavour them. One thing I never let run out is my supply of Nutella (I’m completely addicted to the stuff) and there is usually a [...]
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Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

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My kids absolutely love these cupcakes and they are easy to make, if you like peanut butter then you will love them! The chocolate chips aren’t visible in this photo but the combination of chocolate and peanut butter is divine Ingredients: 170g unsalted softened butter 170g self raising flour [...]
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Toffee Apple and Cinnamon Pancakes with Tefal Ingenio

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I love pancakes, as in seriously LOVE pancakes so when Tefal contacted me to see if I’d like to try out one of their Tefal Ingenio pans and come up with some recipes in time for Pancake Day I was more than happy to be of assistance. If you hadn’t already realised then Pancake Day aka Shrove Tuesday [...]
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Two Minute Nutella Mug Cake – No Egg Required

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I love the idea of mug cakes and I’ve been trying various recipes recently trying to perfect it and I’ve found they work far better without egg. The recipe below only makes a small portion (about half a mug) which leaves you plenty of room to spoon on some vanilla ice cream to create the perfect [...]
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Prashad – Indian Vegetarian Cooking – A Review and Corn on The Cob Curry Recipe

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We are huge fans of Indian cooking in this household but I’ve never really been able to master cooking really nice Indian food at home. I’ve got a couple of Indian cookbooks and to be honest they are a bit boring and not very inspiring. When Prashad’s sent me a copy of their cookbook Prashad – [...]
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Spinach and Cheese Soufflé

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We are huge cheese fans on this household, so when Barber’s 1833 offered to send me some of their vintage reserve cheddar along with some ingredients and a recipe, I was more than happy to take them up on the challenge I have to admit it’s the first time I’ve ever been sent eggs in the post and [...]

Why My Child’s Party Will Be Vegetarian

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As you probably know, we are a family of vegetarians and that includes my children. This is something we feel strongly about and so the choice of bringing up our children as vegetarian until they are old enough to choose for themselves was an easy one for us to make. Something I found slightly [...]
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Sweet and Spicy Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

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This year I decided to try and make roasted pumpkin seeds and I surprised myself as they actually turned out really nice! Here is what we did: 1) Preheat oven to 200C 2) Once you have extracted pumpkin seeds from the pumpkin, wash them thoroughly 3) Simmer the pumpkin seeds in salted water for [...]
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Banana and Chocolate Chip Muffins

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I’m really getting into baking at the moment and I’m always keen to experiment and try new ways of making cakes for the family. This week I bring you another tasty and quick recipe which the kids (and adults) love! This recipe makes around 18 small cupcakes, I prefer them in the smaller size as its [...]
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Tibits At Home – A Vegetarian Recipe Book Review

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You can never have enough vegetarian recipe books! That is so true for this household, I love recipe books and my collection is huge. When I was contacted to see if I’d like to review a new vegetarian cook book, well of course I said yes tibits restaurants were originally launched as a family [...]
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How To Make Bird Seed Cakes

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With all the snow around, I always feel sorry for the birds and so this morning myself and the kids made some bird seed cakes for them They are really quick and easy to make and the kids loved seeing them turn from lots of seeds to solid cake. You will need: Bag of mixed bird seed Honey [...]
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