Apple Cocada

Wartime food recipes from the 1940s have a special interest for me. They came out of a time of hardship, rationing and scarcity. Looking back now at recipes from that era, you’re struck by the inventiveness, the spirit of making-do and the absolute refusal to waste anything. And the rationing of eggs, milk and butter […]

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Creamy sweetcorn soup (vegan)

This is an easy and tasty soup for a midweek meal, taking only 20-25 minutes in all. It works well with some crusty bread or my sun-dried tomato and spring onion savoury scones. Finishing it with a swirl of soya cream and a few sweetcorn kernels gives a real restaurant appearance! Ingredients (makes three good […]

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Yakisoba noodles

It’s a quick, easy and healthy family meal for four, about 20 minutes from ingredients to table. The secret is doing the prep first. There are quite a lot of veggies to chop but, once they’re in the pan, the rest of the dish comes together quickly. This is a very forgiving recipe and you […]

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The vegan quiche

  Ah yes, quiche. That most un-vegan of comfort foods, typically full of eggs, milk, cream and the like. Except it doesn’t have to be like that. Here is our vegan, non-dairy quiche. Ingredients One pack of ready-made shortcrust pastry eg JusRol 2 large onions (I used one red and one white), thinly sliced in […]

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Ginger Chocolate Brownies

These brownies are rich with chocolate, and have a hint of warmth and spice from the ginger. They are totally dairy-free and very suitable for vegans and vegetarians (and anyone who likes chocolate. Mmm, chocolate). What are you waiting for? Off to the kitchen with you, right now! Ingredients: 150g dairy-free chocolate 170g self-raising flour […]

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