Category Archives: Recipes

Hot drinks

Between the cold weather and the Christmas season, I am thinking of food and drink a lot these days.  For me it is good to make up a hot drink from spices and herbs rather than a tea-bag, so I … Continue reading

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Avocado breakfast

Ingredients: 1/2 whole wheat bagel, or slice whole-wheat bread, (or rice cake or     any gluten-free pancake or similar for those who do not eat gluten/wheat) 1 large organic egg 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar or any light vinegar 2 slices … Continue reading

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An autumn soup

Carrot soup can sound so ordinary.  This does not look ordinary: looks a bit like summer sunset colours and the sweet taste of carrots and coconuts are sharpened by the ginger and spices.  So, I hope you like it. Carrot … Continue reading

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For a sweet-tooth moment

Sesame Delights 1/2 cup of sesame seeds 1 cup walnuts 1 and 1/2 cups stoned dates 1 and 1/2 cups raisins good pinch salt.   Pulse all ingredients in a food processor, but not too much. 1.  Press into a … Continue reading

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Cucumber and Seaweed Salad

  Ingredients: 1 tablespoon dried Arame sea vegetable 3 cups of cucumber, peeled, seeds scooped out and sliced 1 medium tomato, seeds and excess pulp removed and sliced 1 finely chopped scallion Dressing: 3 tablespoons Rice Mirin,  (delicious and sweet … Continue reading

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Nettle Soup

Ken and I were out for a walk and, although spring is the perfect time to pick new nettle heads to make soup, we saw plenty of newish looking nettles without any seed-heads on them, picked off the tops into … Continue reading

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Olive Tapenade

Use this tapenade as a dip or a sandwich spread. It can be used in a wrap or with hummous and pitta bread. 8 oz black olives, stoned 3 garlic cloves 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1/2 teaspoon freshly … Continue reading

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BLACK BEAN VEGETABLE SOUP

Ingredients 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 onion chopped 2 or 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped 2 carrots chopped 1 red chilli finely chopped or 1 teaspoon of chilli powder 1 teaspoon of ground cumin 4 cups of vegetable stock 4 … Continue reading

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BLACK BEAN CAKES (OR BURGERS)

2 cups cooked or canned black beans 1 cup sweet potato, peeled and cut in pieces and boiled and mashed 1/2 cup red onion, diced ½ cup black olives, diced ¼ cup whole spelt flour or other flour 2 tablespoons … Continue reading

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COURGETTE SOUP

Here is a quick and easy soup which tastes really great! It tastes really creamy, even without adding any cream. 1 lb  courgettes (prepared weight) – 3 fair sized ones 2 medium onions 2 garlic cloves 2 oz butter, or … Continue reading

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