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Bean and Quinoa, Lemon and Herb Salad

This recipe was one that the U3A made when the group came to my house for our monthly meeting. I had been looking through Yotam Ottolenghi's Plenty More for inspiration and found this lovely salad. This is my version of it Bean and Quinoa, Lemon and Herb Salad...

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An Authentic Spaghetti Carbonara

This post was last revisited, repriced and updated in April 2018 Inspired by the Great British Budget Menu, I thought I would have a look at the Carbonara recipe I use and see how much it costs. One of my favourite recipe books, and I have a few! is the Italian...

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Arguably the BEST Chocolate Brownies – EVER!

When I was working with Weezl on cheap family recipes, she made lovely chocolate brownies for the meal plan. I made them many times, but have since tweaked the recipe, as you do. I am now making them with butter, although, by all means, use vegetable oil, as in the...

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A Trio of Vegetable Hummus

The U3A cookery group met at my place on Tuesday this week. One of the many things we did was a vegetable hummus made from green peas from Izy Hossacks book, The Savvy Cook. [amazon_link asins='1784722634' template='ProductCarousel' store='UK' marketplace='UK'...

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