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No sugar or fat fruit cake recipe

No sugar or fat fruit cake recipe

I found this recipe on another blog an Australian one actually! Healthy Blender recipes where you will find lots and lots of scrummy recipes. All the recipes are my own here but I loved this so much and thought no extra added sugar and fat would go down well whilst we are still breathing in whilst buttoning up our clothes (just me?). I go to a baking club once a month and the theme was … Read entire article »

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Spicy sweet potato soup with a nutty twist

Spicy sweet potato soup with a nutty twist

This time of year is perfect for warming soups and this one is full of warmth and goodness too! For me sweet potatoes need their sweetness balanced out with some spice and freshness from fresh herbs too. Of course that is a personal taste but this soup if you like a hint of Thai meets Indian flavours will be a hit. Sweet potatoes are packed full of goodness and are very good for anti-aging too and … Read entire article »

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Vegetable & beans filled jacket potatoes or serve with rice

Vegetable & beans filled jacket potatoes or serve with rice

You know the time when tomorrow you need to do a big shop but that day you want to make do with what you have. As we know popping to the shops just for one nights supper is joined by rather a lot of extra’s in your basket. Or again is that just me? I actually like making something out of the dregs of the week before shopping and this year I want to make sure … Read entire article »

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Fresh Cranberry sauce & orange Christmas mufffins

Fresh Cranberry sauce & orange Christmas mufffins

These are utterly delicious! Full of fresh ingredients and the gorgeous scent of Christmas. Cranberry and orange are perfect combination and I think these muffins would be perfect served warm for Christmas breakfast maybe with some Greek yoghurt. I have made them using homemade cranberry sauce opposed to just fresh cranberries as they can be quite tart for some people’s taste. I have also used freshly squeezed orange juice instead of milk so they are in … Read entire article »

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Chocolate & spice Christmas muffins

Chocolate & spice Christmas muffins

Our household is divided between 50% who love dried fruit and 50% who hate. I can just about get dried cranberries passed on to the fussier two but anything else is met with dead fly comments and general eeeewwww sounds. But Christmas baking has to have the scent of Christmas in and I had never tried mixed spice with chocolate before and it works really well. I made ginger and chocolate squares before which were lovely … Read entire article »

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Smoked Chicken & Orange salad

Smoked Chicken & Orange salad

Christmas time is the biggest time of year when lots of people get together with their families of all generations. From little tots to the much older and wiser generations it lovely to get together but hitting the spot with meals that everyone will like can be tricky. Elderly people usually eat much less and really rich food would not be on their chosen menu. But that does not mean it has to lack taste. The … Read entire article »

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Cheeky cheese on toast with wine

Cheeky cheese on toast with wine

Whilst having a think what recipes I could come up with for the #FronteraChallenge using Frontera Wines I read an article about cheese on toast falling right out of fashion! I know, we can not let that happen I thought. Cheese on toast is childhood Saturday lunches and later on after a hard nights play when you could not quite muster a kebab on the way home and a bowl of cereal was not going … Read entire article »

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Frontera Rose Chocolate Mousse

Frontera Rose Chocolate Mousse

As it seemed the combination of chocolate and wine together in my last Frontera Wine blogger challenge recipe Gutsy Vegetarian Chilli seemed to be a hit, I thought we try to work it again. This recipe is simplicity itself. 3 ingredients plain chocolate, Rose wine and cream. Yes it is rich in a nice way. The Frontera Rose’ wine is rather gorgeous and one I have in fact had before. It is a very drinkable … Read entire article »

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Gutsy vegetarian chilli with wine and chocolate

Gutsy vegetarian chilli with wine and chocolate

Wine and chocolate I hear you cry, I know I spoil you. This my first recipe is for Frontera Wine blogger challenge. I always like a bit of a challenge and when it involves wine too, well who can refuse! I often use a little bit of wine here and there in recipes usually meat recipes. So I decided I try it with a vegetarian recipe first. The result with the addition of the wine … Read entire article »

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Roasted pear & dark chocolate tray bake

Roasted pear & dark chocolate tray bake

This recipe was a look in the cupboard etc and what can I make kind of bake. Friday evening once a month I go to a ‘Take a Bake’ club. Where we all bake something along a theme. This time was Autumn, I planned to bake my iced pumpkin and orange slices until I realised a bit too late that the pumpkin had gone lets say a little past baking with! So thinking cap on … Read entire article »

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