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Author: Lucy

Using Overripe Bananas: Banana And Walnut Loaf

I’m really fussy about the ripeness of my bananas. I don’t like them underripe when they stick to your teeth a bit and I don’t like them as soon as they start to get spotty and taste too banana-ey. What a fusspot! This leaves me with a very small window of opportunity to enjoy my bananas so I’m always on the look-out for recipes for using up overripe bananas and this is my current favourite. It’s a banana and walnut loaf cake. It’s really quick to make and satisfyingly reliable. Also, even though it’s got quite a lot of...

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Asian Noodle Salad

This Asian noodle salad is very easy to make but has everything that I love about South-East Asian food: The salad is fresh and crunchy and the dressing has that great combination of salty, sweet, hot and sour. It is based on a recipe for Crunchy Sweet-and-sour Salad from the World Food Cafe Cookbook by Chris & Carolyn Caldicott and the dressing is taken directly from there. Recently I spent a month experimenting with my diet to see if I could take control of my wayward hormones. Part of that experiment involved cutting out gluten which led to me...

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A Mediterranean Medley (In Wales)

If you’ve read my blog from the beginning you’ll know that I love a self-catering holiday in the UK. It’s not that I don’t enjoy travelling and seeing the world but I do like to pack up the car and set off with my partner and dogs for a week away from it all in a beautiful and peaceful part of the country. Last year we spent a week in Northumberland; this year it was North Wales. We holidayed in Anglesey throughout my childhood so I have a lot of affection for this part of the world. In recent...

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Vegan Supper Club At The Broadfield Sheffield

When we booked the Vegan Supper Club at The Broadfield in Sheffield it seemed ages off but it finally arrived. We’d originally tried to book for the Tuesday evening but that sold out in no time at all so they put on a second event on Wednesday evening which they also filled. Veganism is definitely on the rise 🙂 I’m not vegan but I love anything which means there are more ethical food choices available and just more variety in what’s on offer.  And I can promise you that you did not have to be vegan to appreciate this...

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Lucy’s Vegetarian Paella

I don’t usually name my recipes after me but calling this “Lucy’s” vegetarian paella is my acknowledgement that this is in no way an authentic recipe and is my interpretation of a paella-like dish.  It was inspired by a recent visit to Spain and the home of paella, Valencia. Towards the end of April I spent 5 days in Spain visiting my auntie and uncle with my mum.  They live in the countryside just North of Valencia. I never think of Spain as a particularly vegetarian-friendly country but there are some very good vegetarian restaurants in Valencia. Last time...

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