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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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Recipes for Black Beans –

A little while ago I did some Cooking Days for people who wanted to know how to cook wheat free and dairy free dishes.  On one of these days we spent the first part of the day with recipes using black … Continue reading

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