Monthly Archives: March 2012

Syn-Free Sweetcorn and Coriander Soup

Recently, I bought the Slimming World book ‘Slimming World’s Free Foods’.  This is not because I think I need to diet – more so because the recipes look delicious.  Everyone tries to eat reasonably healthily these days I think, and … Continue reading

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Banoffee Cupcakes

Banana?  Caramel?  It’s the future! I LOVE banana in cakes.  It’s especially good as a substitute for egg in egg-free recipes.  The less egg the recipe calls for, the better the recipe will be for using banana as a substitute. … Continue reading

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Chocolate Eclairs

You know how sacred the chocolate eclair is when, during the all-important wedding ceremony, the bride and groom announce “I do solemnly eclair…” It was a faux pas my friend made.  Funnily enough, we worked at Greggs (a UK bakery) … Continue reading

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Chocolate Tray Bake Cake

It’s been a mad weekend.  First the dentist, then a trip to Birmingham and then on to Leeds to see a band and D’s cousins. (Mark Lanegan Band for those of you with similar interests in music).  Leeds is a … Continue reading

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Chicken Madras, D-Style

I know, I know, I’m a vegetarian, so why am I posting a chicken madras recipe?  Well, if I hadn’t, I might have been given the sack by D.  My marching orders.  Yes, he wanted to ‘Guest Post’. Why not? … Continue reading

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Tri-colour Rice

Let’s face it, we all have different ways of cooking rice.  It’s practice-makes-perfect isn’t it? There is so much advice out there; “Soak it for an hour first.” “Cover it with water plus 1 inch, cover and simmer away the … Continue reading

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Malaysian Pineapple and Chilli Curry

Super-tasty, tangy, hot yet sweet … taste sensation!  We LOVE curries in our house.  They’re part of our staple diet.  Facing the North Sea, it’s pretty cold here, so the heat of curries keeps us nice and toasty… Being a … Continue reading

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Steamed Chocolate Pudding

Steamed Chocolate Pudding.  How ever-so, ever-so British. A British Institution, the pudding.  We claim the pudding.  Seventeenth century English puddings were usually savory or sweet (flour, nuts & sugar) and boiled in special pudding cloth.  The word pudding has it’s origins … Continue reading

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