Mushroom Lentil Slice

This is a really versatile recipe, it can be eaten as a hot main dish, with rice or potatoes and some veg, or it can be eaten cold with any sort of salads.  Or even popped in a lunch box as a tasty finger food.  Because of this versatility, it is also a good recipe…

Food For Thought (Day 3/3)

The third and final day of the quote challenge. Thanks for the nomination Carol at Cooking For The Time Challenged. The idea is to post 1 or 3 quotes a day for 3 consecutive days, and then nominate 3 blogs per day (or 9 at the end of the challenge, which is how I’ve chosen to…

Food For Thought (Day 2/3)

Day 2 of the quote challenge.  Thanks for the nomination Carol at Cooking For The Time Challenged. The idea is to post 1 or 3 quotes a day for 3 consecutive days, and then nominate 3 blogs per day (or 9 at the end of the challenge, which is how I’ve chosen to do it)…

Food For Thought (Day 1/3)

Hello, I was nominated for the 3 day quote challenge by Carol from Cooking For The Time Challenged.  Carol’s blog catalogues her brilliant and simple recipes and give a wonderful insight into her daily cooking.  We share the same theme of feeding our families healthy nutritious food with meticulous planning and organisation!  Please check out her…

Beetroot Hummus

So, I had a whole new bunch of beetroot in my veg box last week and I’m determined to win over the 3 (oh so nearly 4) year old with this wonderful vegetable.  We are told that eating a rainbow of fruits and vegetables is a surefire way to know that you’re getting all the…

Banana ‘Tapenta’ Pancakes

Originally posted on The Noble Aubergine:
At the age of three, my eldest daughter just could not say Polenta. We broke the word down into its 3 syllables, which she could manage perfectly well, but when put together it always came out Ta-pen-ta. Me: Pol Hazel: Pol Me: En Hazel: En Me: Ta Hazel: Ta ME:…

Raw Banana ‘Cheese’ Cake

I get the raw thing. I feel great when I eat raw food.  I encourage my kids to eat as many raw snacks as possible, raw fruit and veg, nuts and seeds, coleslaw and salads, they are all as unrefined and unprocessed as possible and bursting with fresh nutrition.  But I like cooking.  I enjoy…

Mushroom & Chestnut Stew with Dumplings

Originally posted on The Noble Aubergine:
I was inspired by a HFW recipe but I’ve changed it considerably to be a more hearty one pot meal, to take better advantage of a delicious protein source with a beautifully complimentary earthy flavour and to convert this into an easy peasy slow cooker recipe.  I think I’ve improved…

Organic & Frugal?

I would like an opportunity to clarify a few things.  Since poshing up the blog a bit, and sorting out my photography skills, and what with all this organic food on show, I thought it was about time I reiterated that I do all this on a tight budget.  I am not really into going into…

Paprika Stew with Dumplings

This is a failsafe basic dinner.  I wasn’t going to blog it because I thought it’d be too simple and dare I say ‘boring’ to be of any interest to anyone, but just because we eat this virtually every week during the winter, doesn’t mean to say that everyone does; and it would be rude…

Sticky Marmalade Bundt (With Ethical Butter!)

I wanted to put some of last year’s marmalade to good use before making another batch this January.  So I did a bit of internet research for a good recipe which I could fiddle with and fine tune to my liking.  This is what I came up with…. but not before having an ethical crisis…

It’s A Date!

This is a simple little treat.  Just a combination of a few lovely ingredients, to make something doubly lovely. Dates are wonderful fruit, sweet and sticky eaten on their own, they melt into banana bread or sticky toffee pudding when baked; and blended, provide a wonderful base for many raw recipes.  But this simple little…