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Chocolate & Lime muffin recipe

Chocolate & Lime muffin recipe

I have to confess these muffins were totally inspired by a chocolate & lime sweet. They used to be one of my Mum’s favourite sweets, you know you have those happy childhood memories that just rattle around in your head and just pop up out of the blue to remind you.   So these yummy muffins were made. I have to be honest we need more lime & chocolate combinations it works really well! I wanted these muffins … Read entire article »

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chocolate banoffee loaf

chocolate banoffee loaf

Oh I had to share this with you. To be honest it is just a  few little changes to my banoffee loaf. But it if you like chocolate too, this will sure to be a hit. Without having to use loads of chocolate it has a deep chocolatey taste, which is just delicious. Using really ripe bananas means your banana flavour will come through. I used grounds almonds in this recipe and reduced the flour. This … Read entire article »

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Spicy, nutty savoury flapjack

Spicy, nutty savoury flapjack

So you are all chocolate’d (this is a word, right?!) out after the weekend. You still have chocolate calling you from cupboards or where they were oh so neatly placed on a shelf. Well if you are and the thought of chocolate or something sweet really doesn’t appeal quite as much as usual then this recipe may be exactly what you are looking for. I confess I love savoury . We love savoury muffins here and … Read entire article »

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Lea & Perrins – Baked eggs & bloody Mary recipe

Lea & Perrins – Baked eggs & bloody Mary recipe

I  may have mentioned my love of Lea & Perrins as a child before. I was that child who drunk it out of the bottle, I know, I know but I loved it. Tomato juice with Lea & Perrins was my ultimate drink sub 10 years old. So the upgrade to a Blood Mary was enjoyed through adulthood. As you know I am gluten-free but a little bit of hit and miss research made me … Read entire article »

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Easter herb roasted leg of lamb with walnuts, almonds and apricots

Easter herb roasted leg of lamb with walnuts, almonds and apricots

A part of my heart is in New Zealand and I always remember eating New Zealand lamb when we were growing up. I have to confess that lamb doesn’t appear on our menu’s that often. For a roast I am often put of by the price. So doing this recipe has been a really good lesson to me. A leg of lamb lasts far further than just for Sunday roast. We had sandwiches, lamb salad … Read entire article »

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Coconut flapjack recipe

Coconut flapjack recipe

Flapjack is a favourite in our house and as I had some lovely coconut in cupboard asking to be used I thought I add it to some flapjack. As coconut has a natural sweetness so I cut back a little on the sugar. I also swapped the normal golden syrup for maple syrup as it is a more natural source of  sweet taste and has a lovely flavour of it own and of course meant … Read entire article »

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Slow cooker spicy pulled chicken

Slow cooker spicy pulled chicken

In our house I don’t have many slow cooker successes. I make a great stew and dumpling don’t get me wrong. I always add the dumpling and finish them off in the oven so they have gorgeous crispy tops! To add an extra deep richness to a beef stew I add 4 squares of dark chocolate towards the end of cooking. Try it as it makes the most gorgeous rich sauce. Takes a regular beef … Read entire article »

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Low fat apple pie oat cookies

Low fat apple pie oat cookies

These are a lower fat and lower sugar version of my spicy oat cookie cakes with the addition of the apple pie flavours. As it seems the thing to do right now, reducing sugars and fat too I thought I try and lower the fat and sugar in a household favourite. I also love apple pie flavours so with the spices and the addition of dry apple pieces with using apple puree to help reduce the … Read entire article »

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Saucy peanut chicken recipe

Saucy peanut chicken recipe

Saucy peanut chicken, I know do you know how hard sometimes it is to think of a name for a recipe! Anyway I guess this say’s it all, it is saucy in a it has a sauce way, and it has chicken and peanuts among other things! I have served this up for a few months now and it has remained a family success so is worthy of bringing to your table now. When I first … Read entire article »

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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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