Recipe Roundup – Lentils

A cupboard staple that’s easy to cook with, full of protein, and adds tons of goodness to your plate – the humble lentils are amazing in whatever colour you choose.

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Enjoy x

Recipe Roundup – Cookies

who doesn’t love a cookie! Quick to bake, perfect for sharing (or not) and goes well with a cuppa tea. Perfect.

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Enjoy and happy baking.

Christmas recipe roundup

It’s almost Christmas, so let’s get all the lovely christmassy recipes into one place! Here’s some inspiration for a meat free christmas dinner and so much more.

Simone’s Spiced Apple Loaf

This recipe was handed down through my family, from my great-grandmother to my mother and when I moved to Ireland from Germany, I brought it with me – every year in the weeks before Christmas, this is one of my favourite things to bake. It just so happens to be vegan, too! A gently spiced, moist, sumptuous treat that’s amazing with a bit of (vegan) butter and a cup of tea.

Ingredients

  • 500g peeled and grated apple
  • 200g sugar
  • 125g raisins
  • 6 dried apricots, chopped
  • 70g almonds, chopped
  • 1 heaped tsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • a pinch of salt
  • 40ml rum (or fruit juice)
  • 250g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder

Method

  1. Mix the apple and sugar in a large mixing bowl and allow it to sit in the fridge overnight or for an hour or so at room temperature.
  2. Pre-heat the oven to 175C. Line a loaf tin with baking parchment.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients to the apple and sugar mixture (which should now be very wet) and mix to evenly combine the ingredients into a thick, spoonable batter.
  4. Spread the batter into the lined loaf tin and bake the cake for 1 hour and 15 minutes or so until it is risen and set. It should still be moist but when you insert a skewer it should come out mostly dry with a few damp crumbs.
  5. Allow the cake to cool in the tin then remove and slice it thickly. This cake stays fresh for a week in the fridge if tightly wrapped.

Recipe Roundup – Beans

A cupboard staple that’s just so handy to cook with, for a quick satisfying meal or even, yes, cake… we’ve got them all, great recipes for beans of different sorts coming up below!

Enjoy x

Recipe Roundup – Celeriac

This knobbly ugly root vegetable is seriously underrated, and I think people sometimes struggle finding ways to use it – well look no further, here are some recipes using celeriac!

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I hope I’ve been able to inspire you to give celeriac a go, it’s so good for you and tastes great. Enjoy x

Recipe Roundup – Beetroot

Deep red and full of goodness – the super versatile beetroot is amazing! Eat it raw, steamed, roasted… or make a brownie with it!

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Enjoy!

Halloween recipe roundup

Here’s some spooky recipe ideas for Halloween!

Recipe Roundup – pumpkins

Autumn is well and truly upon us, and it’s my favourite season. Pumpkins are a firm favourite here, and so versatile.

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Enjoy x

Recipe Roundup – Carrots

A super versatile staple veg in any household – and no matter if you turn the humble carrot into something sweet or savoury, soup or salad – it’s always gorgeous!

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Enjoy x