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Category: Dinner & hot food

Pesto polenta with balsamic roasted tomatoes
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I’m going to be honest guys, the first time I tried this recipe it was a total disaster. My grandma hasn’t been very well lately, so I’ve been trying to go round and see her once a week, and cooking up some comfort food when I get the chance. I turn up, take over my grandparents’ kitchen for forty minutes and then me (and whichever cousins and siblings happen to be there that day) literally sit at my grandma’s feet, eating bowl food and listening to some of the stories she’s gathered over the past 80-odd years on this planet.

Vegan & Gluten-Free Mac and Cheese
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Mac and cheese is like, the ultimate comfort food. Starchy carbs, gooey cheese sauce and a satisfying crunch on the top. Mac and cheese though seems like exactly the kind of junk food I thought I’d had to kiss goodbye to when I started eating plant-based & gluten-free. It is literally pasta and cheese – two examples of the exact things I no longer eat This vegan and gluten-free mac and cheese recipe brings that comfort food right back to your table. This recipe gives you the basis for many a cheesy dish – use the vegan cheese sauce component

Vegan & Gluten Free Burgers
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Is anyone else 100% over the summer weather & ready for autumn already? Or flat has been like a greenhouse all summer. I know that sunlight is good for you, I know it’s supposed to make you cheerful, but it just makes me sticky and irritable. As a girl who lives for cute wool tights & fluffy socks & cardigans, who has piles of blankets in every room and a hot water bottle with a name, Summer is not my time of year. One thing I am going to miss about summer now that the cold nights are drawing in?

Aubergine Curry Recipe
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My mama makes a mean aubergine curry. This isn’t her recipe, its my own version, but it is divine (If I do say so myself). I’m going to be honest: for some reason this dish took more attempts than normal to develop. Like way more. I wanted it just right and it kept coming out not-quite. I finally nailed it (I think!) so make sure to give this one a try. I know I keep saying it, but honestly it is beautiful! I love to cook with aubergine – I love how roasted aubergines just melt in the mouth. This

Purple Cabbage Stir Fry with Red Wine and Chestnuts
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This purple cabbage stir fry with red wine and chestnuts makes a delicious, wintery alternative to salad Now, I love a good salad, but there’s a time and a place, no? This purple cabbage stir fry is a great option for when you want something light and healthy, but it’s just too damn cold for a salad, no matter how delicious it is. This bright purple dish always looks pretty served up as a vegetable on the side (it’s somewhat adapted from my Ma’s traditional Christmas red cabbage stir fry), but is just as delicious served as a standalone lunch

Winter Squash and Kale Curry
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Warm up your day, with this fragrant, wintery squash and kale curry This squash and kale curry is perfect for winter: full of warming and comforting flavours of spice and coconut, butternut squash roasted to melt-in-your-mouth perfection, and packing in some green vegetable goodness to (hopefully) help you stave off any winter bugs. So, I did catch a horrible winter bug last week (I don’t think any amount of kale would have kept this one at bay). A little forward planning and preparation (thanks, past me!), have meant that I’ve still managed to get a new recipe up here every

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