Seitan (baked seitan, for meatloaf, for beef-like pieces and for replacing ground, minced beef)

This recipe is for baked seitan. In both texture and taste, seitan is ideal for making a veganised meatloaf, or for cutting into beef-like pieces or strips, or for replacing ground minced beef e.g. in tacos and tortillas. Seitan is made from vital wheat gluten – the protein found in wheat. There’s a very good explanation […]

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Peanut butter fudge

If you’ve got a sweet tooth, this is the post for you. I found this recipe for fudge online, took one quick look at it and thought: “yep, we’re having fudge tonight“. I’m reprinting it here largely as I found it because it’s so easy to make. There are only half-a-dozen ingredients. It only requires […]

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Yam & Peanut Stew

If you cook, you’ll probably recognise this sequence of events:  You find a recipe online. Let’s say it’s a recipe for a yam & peanut stew  You think “ooh that sounds interesting, I’ll make it someday”  One night soon after: 6pm arrives, there’s nothing prepared for dinner so you end up making a hearty winter […]

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A colourful Sunday lunch

This quick lunch required only a French stick/loaf and some toppings from the fridge and the cupboard. Let me say right now this isn’t a recipe as such. It’s more of a reminder to myself to increase the colour and variety of foods we eat. I mean, just look at the picture!   So, here’s […]

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Pistachio cake

Some recipes go through bursts of popularity. Right now, it seems that pistachio cake is having its moment of glory. There are dozens of recipes for pistachio cakes doing the rounds online. I saw so many of them, day after day, I eventually gave in and thought, “right, I’m going to make one now!” I […]

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