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Spelt & Dairy-free Mince Pies

Spelt & Dairy-free Mince Pies

Do you treat yourself on Christmas Eve when all the work is done? Probably old habits with me stemming from when I was a child. After midnight Mass we’d all huddled around the coal fire as it beamed it’s heat out at us. Bear in mind there was no such thing as central heating so […]

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Beetroot Quinoa Burger with Raw Salad & GF toast

Vegan Beetroot & Chickpea Burger

A light hearty healthy lunch packed with goodness so I think the little indulgence of some rapeseed oil isn’t any harm.  The oil does bring a nice browning to the burger which makes it look appetising. Now that I can’t eat meat (which I was never a great lover of anyhow), no dairy, no egg […]

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Chestnut & Squash Soup

Butternut Squash & Chestnut Soup

This soup has a moreish caramelly,  mushroomy taste even though none of them are in this soup. It’s ideal for putting those hunger pangs at bay. Serve with a baked potato which is great for dipping into the soup. Enjoy! Serves 3-4 INGREDIENTS: 230 g thinly sliced onion 340 g chopped butternut squash 200 g […]

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Vegetable & Mixed Pepper Crumble

Free from Dairy / Egg / Wheat Vegan & Vegetarian Awholesome indulgent ‘cheesy’ mix of vegetables with a crunchy walnut and gluten-free topping. Hopefully it’ll cheer people living in Ireland up a little as the imposed unjustly cruel austerity bites and we no longer have a voice and the people entrusted to look after our […]

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Easy on the Carbs Spaghetti Squash & ‘Creamy’ Mixed Mushrooms

Free from Dairy / Egg / Wheat I came across spaghetti squash in Avoca at the weekend, read the simple instructions on how to cook (can be microwaved, baked or boiled). I decided on baking it. The spaghetti squash caught my eye as once cooked, unlike other squash I’ve used, you run a fork lengthways […]

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Pancakes & Smoothie

Spelt & Eggless Pancake

Free of Egg / Dairy / Sugar / Vegan & Vegetarian Friendly Spelt flour is used Sweetener: Agave syrup “Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone” by Bill Withers. I’m humming that in my head for the last hour as I sit having breakfast watching the silent but persistent rain falling on the green grass and […]

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Baked Paprika Sweet Potato Fries & Not Sticking to Healthy Eating Regime

I set out on The Happy Pear ‘The Happy Heart‘ course last week, delighted with myself, Images of being at my ideal weight by Christmas enveloping me like a satisfying veil of achievement. Roll on to a week later to when I actually decided (well found time..) to read the course rules. Unaware I’d happily […]

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'Cheesy' Popcorn

‘Cheesy Popcorn’

Happy Friday! Hope you are all gearing up for a fabulous weekend. Wishing you a wonderful fun time whatever you’re up to. This is just a quick tip for a light snack. If you make popcorn now and again just before serving sprinkle some nutritional flakes on top. The nutritional flakes give a ‘cheesy’ flavour […]

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Black Bean Carrot & Orange Pepper Burger

Black Bean Carrot & Orange Pepper Burger

Looking for a burger that you keep licking your lips as you eat it? Well that’s exactly what I got when I ate this today. A wholesome and tasty black bean burger made even more special with the addition of my cayenne spiced dairy free yogurt. The creaminess of the dairy-free yogurt, with the heat […]

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A quick and easy Broccoli & Basil Soup

Broccoli & Basil Soup

Do you prefer making a soup out of broccoli than having it as a side vegetable, or is it just me? I do as you can add so many wonderful vegetables and nuts to it for a more interesting flavour. Having it as a side vegetable, unless smothered in a ‘creamy’ sauce, just doesn’t really […]

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