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vegetarian chili recipe

Delicious Vegetarian Chili


Vegetarian Chili Recipe This delicious vegetarian chili recipe recipe is packed with flavour and colour and is a sure crowd-pleaser. It’s way better and healthier than the normal meat option. Even the boys will love this vegetarian chili recipe! You could even make it vegan by using vegan chocolate instead of regular dark chocolate. If you do desperately want the…

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pulled pork shoulder recipe

Bomber Pulled Pork Shoulder


Pulled Pork Shoulder Recipe Pulled pork is probably one of the easiest things to make and once prepared forms a basis for so many dishes like tacos, salads, wraps, nachos and even soups. I would often make a big batch on the boat, portion and freeze it and use it for a quick-fix crew meal – always a winner! Throw…

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healthy lunch menu

A Healthy Summer’s Lunch


“Every day should start with a glass of Champagne” These are the VERY wise words of my absolutely fabulous mother, who’s love for good food, quality wine and great company has always inspired me in the kitchen. A trip to the French countryside to visit mum was just what I needed after finishing my time on the yachts – not…

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gluten free almond cake

Orange Almond Cake with Cointreau Cream Cheese


Gluten Free Almond Cake This is gluten free almond cake is SUCH a delicious treat and so easy to make. Also dairy free if you leave out the icing or substitute it for a meringue based one. I made this for my mum’s birthday recently and it was a total hit! It keeps well wrapped up in the fridge for…

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butter cookies

Lavender and Lemon Butter Cookies


So these guys you can make from any leftover pastry you may have from the Mini Lemon Meringue Tarts, or use any other butter cookies recipe of your choice. Super easy to make and a gorgeous little treat. A stack of these will make a lovely gift for someone or if you cut teeny weeny cookies they will go great…

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aubergine salad recipe

Grilled Aubergine Salad with Sun-dried Tomato, Feta, Pine Nuts and Basil


This grilled aubergine salad just shrieks Mediterranean Summer! It’s a fantastic veggie side dish for those balmy night BBQ’s or wine infused ladies luncheons – an absolute winner! Easy to prep ahead and you can use any leftovers to make some wicked picnic salad jars. Add it to your repertoire of Healthy Summer’s Lunch ideas! The silkiness of the grilled aubergine,…

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banana bread

Killer Banana Bread


There are sooo many banana bread recipes out there with so many incredible variations it’s often really hard to choose one. But really, if you have a reliable base recipe, then you can pretty much add whatever “extras” you want to make it your own. It’ such an awesome way to make use of any leftover nuts or dried fruit…

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lemon meringue

To-die-for Mini Lemon Meringue Tarts


These mini lemon meringues are the most delightful little treats and are sure to impress! This recipe also works well if you want to make one large tart. I personally love these small ones as they look so beautiful and trust me – a couple of bites is actually all you need. They can last for a day or two…

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