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On this dark and dank day, I had a potter in the kitchen and one of the things I did was come up with this lovely little tartletread more
I tried this Lentil & Nut Loaf tonight. What a little gem! Cheap, super nourishing and needing no super cookery whizzery skills to make.read more
Today’s recipe is a lettuce soup that can use any leftover bagged salad leaves, wilting lettuce, that half a bag of fresh spinach, gluts from the garden in the summer, etc. The recipe is written by Janice Lambert, one of our lovely Facebook group members. I’ve added the boring costing and nutrition info for anyone who wants it.read more
Are you doing Veganuary?
Do you need or want some ideas of what to eat? I did this post a couple of years ago, and have updated it with new recipes posted since then.
Trawling through the Thrifty Lesley archives, where I knew there were loads of ideas that just happened to be vegan, I extracted a few in the hopes that you might like them, or maybe give you inspiration.read more
Christmas leftovers – part 4. Chestnut Soup; Fruit Crumble Toppings; Mixed Nut Butter; Turkey Zombie Burgers
Updated from 2015, this is the last bit of our attack on those Christmas leftovers. Chestnuts, and no stuffing Don't know about you, but I always buy several packs of ready to eat chestnuts. I didn't even make any stuffing this year 😆. One of the things that I will...read more
Bought too many parsnips, don’t know what to do with them? Try this Veggie Stew and Dumplings. It doesn’t taste anything like Christmas, which by now, may be a good thing 😉read more
Christmas Day I entertained. Lots of prep, lots of food and staggering amounts of washing up. I’m now in that post Christmas use it up period. It’s amazing how many meals can be created from assorted bits and piecesread more
Christmas Leftovers – part 2. Clementine salad; Preserved Clementine’s; Turkey, Brie & Cranberry pie; Welsh Rarebit
So after yesterday’s attack on the Christmas leftovers, and the ideas on the guest post at Skint Dad, we’re having another go at them today. Today, it’s clementines, turkey and cheeseread more
So here we are, a few days after Christmas Day. Don’t know about you, but I’m drawing breath right about now and sticking my head in the fridge wondering what I’m going to make with all those wonderful Christmas Leftoversread more
Christmas Leftovers – part 6. Ten ways to use up that surplus bag of Brussels sprouts lurking in the fridge
If you like Brussels sprouts, as I do, you may have bought too many for Christmas Day and have plenty left in the fridge. We both love sprouts just steamed, but there are plenty of other ways to enjoy them, either raw or cooked.read more
I had a lovely Christmassy day yesterday taking my grand daughter, who’s just turned 10, for a Christmas treat. We went to see the Wizard of Oz at The Trinity Theatre in Tunbridge Wells. It was acted, not a film. The actors were really good with everything pitched just right, and she was completely captivated. As was I 🤗 The cowardly lion was exceptional!
Mind you, one of the highlights for her was the big bang at the end and a shower of green sparkly bits from the ceiling. Oh, and the various people flying over the stage in wires at various points, she loved that bit. Children like the simplest things.
I had a yen to make a vegetable crumble today with a Christmas theme. So I gathered together as many seasonal things as I had, and this is what I came up with. It just happens to be vegan and dairy free if that is of interest.read more