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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

Where to go in Leedsfor gluten-free cake
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All the best places to grab a slice of gluten-free cake in Leeds I just love a spot of coffee and cake. Whether its a break from shopping, a productive hour of focussed work time, or just whiling away an afternoon with a book, cake and a coffee are always in order. Since going gluten-free, I’ve sometimes had to forego an essential element of coffee and cake (that is, the cake), which is an utter travesty, to be honest. No one deserves to miss out on cake, so I’ve put together a list of the best places to grab a

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

gluten-free-overnight-oats
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Make up this breakfast the night before, for an energy-fuelled and productive morning Ever feel like there just isn’t enough time in the morning? Especially in the winter, when getting up for work feels like you’re rising in the middle of the night, the morning struggle is very much real. All too often I end up grabbing a banana and a cereal bar on my way into work because I didn’t get up early enough to make a proper breakfast – and now, when it is cold and grey and gloomy is when you most need a good breakfast, to

Where to get vegan brunch in Leeds 2019
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Where to head for the best vegan brunch in Leeds in 2019 Who doesn’t love brunch? I just love how indulgent it is to go out and have someone else make you breakfast in the middle of the day. Of course, you could make brunch at home, but who wants to do that? Instead, saunter on down to some of these joints, serving up some of the best vegetarian brunch in Leeds. I know, I know, brunch purists may say that brunch ain’t brunch without bacon, but I think they’re missing the point. Tofu scramble, avo toast and bircher meusli

Blackberry and apple jam recipe
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Learn to Make this Beautiful Blackberry and Apple Jam, Straight from the Yorkshire Hedgrows I love this time of year, when the weather gets a bit more sensible, the leaves begin to drop and I can start wearing scarves again. Blackberrying is basically a national sport at this time of year, and my mama spends weeks preserving all the autumn fruit: thick chutneys, fruit infused vodkas, warming crumbles, homemade ciders, and sticky, delicious, toast-ready jams. So, my partner husband and I grabbed a bunch of blackberries from the brambles near our flat, and a handful of apples from the tree

Where to get gluten-free beer in Leeds [UPDATED for 2019]
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Exploring the bars, pubs and shops that sell gluten-free beer in Leeds in 2019 Its no secret that I love a gluten free beer. Before I realised that gluten was causing my health problems, and gave it up in mid-2015, I was a massive beer-drinker. and to be honest, I still am. So, coeliacs and gluten-intolerant people of Leeds and Yorkshire, do not despair! You can still get a decent pint (or, more often, a decent can or bottle) in Leeds. And it isn’t all lager! This is, by no means, a complete list! If you know anywhere else to

8 Little Things You Can Do Today to Feel Happier and Healthier
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Little Tips to Help You Feel Happier + Healthier Do you ever feel like the way you’re eating and the way you’re living are stopping you from feeling at the top of your game? We’d all like to feel happier and healthier, but who has the time for a complete lifestyle overhaul? Certainly not me, and probably not you either. So take little steps, one day at a time, to help yourself feel happier and healthier every day. I’m know, I know: it can be really hard make healthy choices especially when you’re super busy and you don’t have a

Turmeric Tea
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I’ve been drinking this turmeric tea for years now, it is really warming and refreshing. Turmeric Tea is great for a sore throat or a cold, but I’ve been drinking a few cups of this tea every day. It is so simple to make and tastes delicious – it curbs the mid-afternoon sugar cravings and is just really energising. The four ingredients in this tea each have their own health benefits: Turmeric A colourful root, similar in looks to ginger, turmeric has long been used for both its’ health benefits and its’ colourful attributes. This article from the BBC lists