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    Yakumama – Todmorden – restaurant review

    Yakumama – Review We were first alerted to Yakumama via social media, they were running a kickstarter to open their own permanent space in Todmorden. We thought the food sounded exciting so we bought a meal. I am so glad…

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    Thai Green Veggie Curry

    Thai green curry is such a delicious veggie dish.  You can use just veggies or add tofu too. We recently discovered that halloumi works really well. This is not a recipe per se. More a this is how we do…

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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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    Next weeks meal plan

    Next week I am trying several new dishes. I am really looking forward to them and hoping they taste as delicious as the pictures made them look.  Whilst we were shopping I spotted a new (to me) magazine. Plant based a…

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    The White Rabbit – Todmorden – Review

    This year we celebrated 16 years together. We decided to treat ourselves to a meal out. I am so glad we picked The White Rabbit in Todmorden.  It was a stunning meal, in a wonderful cosy restaurant. I would go…

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    June – weekly meal plan

    June already, how time flies.     Weekly plan w/e 15th June As you can see. I attempted to pretty up my meal plan. Not quite what I wanted, but I will keep looking. My meal plan weeks start on…

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    Friendly Soap – Review

    When we decided to try and kick plastic out of our lives one of the first and easiest swaps we made was to switch to bar soap and bar shampoo.  Luckily for me the first brand we tried was the…