Mushroom and Chestnut Parcels

Mushroom and Chestnut Parcels, perfect for the festive season!

I love this time of year, with all the celebrations, events, nights out and great company. But of course, let’s face it, food can be the star of show! When I initially became vegetarian Christmas dinner was a little awkward, my family of die-hard meat eaters not really knowing what to cook for me and to be honest I didn’t really know either! Since then we’ve found new and tasty ‘alternative’, meat-free, Christmas faire and in fact my mum and sister both enjoy that more than the Turkey! Continue reading

Shortbread Biscuits, perfect for Christmas!

Shortbread Biscuits

We are officially one month away from Christmas (gulp!) and me and Mel are starting to think about presents for friends and family. One thing we love to do is make our own gifts to give to people, it just means more that way. These cookies are great as presents, especially if you need a present in a rush.. just whip up a batch, pop ’em in an airtight jar and you have nice home made gift!

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Roasted Squash and Tomato Pasta

Roasted Squash Tomato Pasta

Pasta, it’s amazing, right? I mean you really can mix any old thing together, stir it through some pasta and BAM you’ve got yourself a cheap and easy meal. This is exactly how this recipe got started, I was rummaging through the cupboards, not really sure what to make (unfortunately my recipe inspiration has been waning just lately) and I figured it’s going to have to be pasta as we seem to have an abundance of the stuff! So I start to gather together the usual bits and bobs for a simple tomato sauce and then it strikes me.. quite literally.. on the foot (ouch!).. squashes! Continue reading

Garden Vegetable Jambalaya

Vegetable Jambalaya

Jambalaya is a distant relative of the paella, born out of a fusion between Spanish and Caribbean cooking from the Spanish settlers who brought their culture and food to the Caribbean. Jambalaya is a fantastic way to use up any odds and sods of veg you have laying around the house and you really can add to it what you like!

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Zoe’s Apple Pie

Zoe's Apple Pie

Apples have to be my favourite fruit, I just love them so much. Don’t get me wrong, apples on their own are amazing, but let’s face it, who can turn down a good pie! Zoe, Mel’s mum, makes a truly irresistible pie that I hope you will all love as much as we do.¬† Continue reading

Courgette and Tomato Wraps

Courgette and Tomato Wraps

These¬†Courgette and Tomato Wraps are so simple and so quick that there’s no excuse not to try them! Packed full of goodness they make for a scrummy lunch or for when you just want something a little on the lighter side. Perfect for using up the last of the courgettes and tomatoes that knocking around before the weather well and truly turns chilly! Continue reading

Roasted Pumpkin and Chestnut Soup

Pumpkin and Chestnut Soup

Pumpkin, pumpkin and more pumpkin, it’s all you see this time of year. But for a jolly good reason: it’s amaaaazing! So many things get a pumpkin twist from lattes to cupcakes, from pancakes to crackers, even air fresheners get pumpkinified! Sometimes I think pumpkin is just an excuse to add plenty of nutmeg and cinnamon to something, which isn’t all that bad. However my personal favourite way to enjoy pumpkin is this hearty soup, packed full with flavour and nutrition! Continue reading