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Gajar Matar. Everyday vegetables wearing a sari

Many, many years after getting the recipe for the Sweet Bean Curry from my lovely friend, I got this recipe from much the same place. His partner was making this recipe using a book I soon bought, The Food Of India. I use lots of recipes from this book, including...

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Something I’ve been making for decades – Sweet Bean Curry

This recipe is one I have been making for decades. I first came across it at the house of a close friend when we went for dinner, and he kindly gave me the recipe Sweet Bean Curry Ingredients 175g dried beans, £1.06/500g, 37p Tblsp vegetable oil, £1/litre, 1p an...

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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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Chicken, Quinoa and Apple Burgers

This recipe came about when I was googling for savoury recipes to use apples. I came across one that I've modified here, it only uses one apple, but that's one more used. Chicken, Quinoa and Apple Burgers Ingredients 300g chicken breast, £5.84/kg, £1.78 2 spring...

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Stuffed potato cakes

The U3A cookery group came round today. We did 3 recipes this time, including this one, stuffed potato cake.     Stuffed Potato Cakes Serves 4, makes 8 potato cakes Ingredients: 650g potatoes, 2.5kg/£1.29, 34p 40g plain flour, 52p/1.5kg, 1p Filling 115g frozen peas,...

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A day at the SHOMOS

Last Saturday, (ye gods, a week already!) Mike and I went to the 3rd annual Show Me The Money Annual awards, the SHOMOS. It's a group of UK Money Bloggers UK Money Bloggers is a community of people who write online about money and personal finance – from frugal and...

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A Sunday walk that left me feeling refreshed and uplifted

Just a quick post today to tell you about some free fun we had today. Walking is the most popular leisure activity in the UK. It's good for our well being, our health, obviously, and all sorts of good things health wise can come from it. And I'm sure the fact that...

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OMG! These are AMAZING! Gingery soy sharp apples

Mike went to the Co-Op this week and came back with one of those little magazines that supermarkets do. One of the recipes caught my eye. It used pears, but we eat our pears unripe, straight from the tree, still crispy. I thought it would work well with the apples...

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