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    Pearled Spelt Risotto

    Pearled spelt risotto is such a versatile dish. I did dither over whether calling it a risotto is the right title, but in essence it is what it resembles and the method is not too dissimilar. The following recipe, is…

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    Sweet potato gratin

    Sweet Potato Gratin Ingredients 1kg sweet potatoes, scrubbed and sliced thinly – the thickness of a 10p 2 tbsp olive oil 3 garlic cloves finely chopped 1 red chilli finely chopped 250ml double cream 150g crunchy peanut butter Zest and juice of…

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    Garam Masala

    Garam Masala   Garam Masala is a blend of spices and sometimes herbs. The word masala  means spices and garam means hot. The hot is in the Ayurvedic sense of heating the body, not blow your head off chilli  heat.…

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    Paneer and Mushroom Dhansak

    Paneer and mushroom dhansak came about as we wanted a veggie version of our beloved chicken dhansak. We are quite new to vegetarian cooking, so are always looking for ways to make veggie versions of old favourites. Paneer and Mushroom…

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    Shepherdess Pie – meat free shepherds pie

    Since becoming vegetarian we have found ways to make old favourites meat free, Shepherds pie has become shepherdess pie. I promise no shepherdesses were injured in the making of this pie. The meat element is replaced with mushrooms and lentils.…

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    Spicy halloumi burger with pineapple salsa

    Spicy halloumi burger with pineapple salsa and sweet potato ‘fries’ We both love halloumi, so I came up with this as an alternative to a beefburger. I know many people find cheese and pineapple weird. I love the combination of…

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    Yorkshire baked chicken (YBC)

    I do like a big old bucket of fried chicken every now and then, but we do not have a fried chicken shop near enough to get a delivery or to grab a takeaway to eat at home. This is…