Category Archives: Vegetarian

Carrot Cake (Oil-free, Gluten-free)

Carrot Cake (oil-free, gluten-free) I have been on the hunt for the perfect carrot cake recipe for about two years. No joke. Being a vegetarian, I feel it’s a duty to nail this one. But have you ever just felt … 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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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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Roasted Cauliflower Soup

Right, I KNOW that this soup has the colour of polyfiller.  Or plaster.  Or even porridge. “What’s that Moo?” “Roasted cauliflower soup.” “Oh.  For a minute there, I thought you had a bowl of … erm …grey?!” I DO assure … Continue reading

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Creamy Mushroom and White Wine Pasta

When I got a phone call last week saying “Choose something for dinner, I’ll cook,” I got all excited and blurted out “MUSHROOM PASTA!”  Probably not all that exciting to the meat-craving savages out there, but for me it’s the … Continue reading

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Savoury Muffins

Over Christmas, the intention was to bake Piragi (savoury Latvian treats, like little pasties) but as things became more and more hectic, I took an executive decision not to make them and to test out a savoury muffin recipe instead. … Continue reading

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Eggs in a Green Chilli-Coconut Sauce

Well, this was the first weekend home after a first week back at work/school.  After a manic week and a very loud ‘music night’ last night (a few tequila slammers and a decision to only play female-based rock…), we decided … Continue reading

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Goats Cheese Balls…

I don’t really like goat’s cheese very much but these looked so pretty in Lorraine Pascale’s book ‘Home Cooking Made Easy’ – that I decided to make them for our Christmas Eve buffet.  I used a 350g packet of cheese, rolled … Continue reading

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Aubergine curry – gluten/wheat free…

Aubergine Curry. What can I say?  Dad first introduced me to this beauty by Madhur Jaffrey but I’ve tweaked it somewhat since.  Firstly to improve the shockingly-bad-for-you-clot-inducing-fat-content, but also to deepen the flavour to appeal to a more ‘British Curry … Continue reading

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