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Author: Lucy

Mexican Night

Back at the beginning of 2012 I set myself the goal of learning more about Mexican cooking and having 10 go-to vegetarian Mexican recipes in my repertoire by the end of the year.  I failed completely.  I already had a good spinach enchilada recipe and some vegetarian Mexican wraps that we often had for lunch and I had established that I really don’t like green rice (a herbed rice that should be nice but doesn’t do it for me). So I started that year with 2 dishes and ended it with, 2 dishes 🙁 My main problem was that...

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Vegetarian Mexican Wraps With Black Beans

This is my final blog post from our little holiday cottage in Northumberland. Our last night and we wanted something quick but good to eat so we could go and enjoy a pint in a pub garden looking out over the sea before dinner. For drinks we chose The Jolly Fisherman in Craster which has a beautifully situated, very dog-friendly beer garden. For dinner we decided on vegetarian Mexican wraps. This dish is a big favourite in our house. We usually have it for a weekend lunch but it’s just as good as a relaxed dinner. One of my...

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Greek-Style Chickpea Salad

My partner and I and our two dogs are big fans of UK holidays: Hiring a cottage in a pretty area of the country and spending a week relaxing, walking, cooking and eating. This week we’re staying in the village of Lesbury just north of Alnwick, close to the beautiful Northumberland coast. I love it up here because it’s so quiet. It’s a land of big skies, amazing castles and quiet beaches – and it’s fantastically dog-friendly. This morning we headed a few miles up the coast to Craster and did a walk that we’ve done before, north along...

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Homemade Granola Recipe (For My Sister)

I have been meaning to start a food blog for 3, 4, 5 years – I’m not sure now – but I was held back by never knowing exactly what I wanted it to be like or who it was for.  On Boxing Day this year I mentioned making homemade granola and my sister asked me for the recipe and I thought right, that’s it, I’m going to put that recipe on my blog to share it with her. I thought it would be nice project for that quiet time between Christmas and New Year. So this morning she...

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