Raw Kale, Carrot and Avocado Salad with Walnuts

Due to the brisk January temperature, I still feel that I need a hot meal at least once a day; however I also recently found myself craving something a little lighter. This raw kale salad is a little bit of a revelation because not only is kale gorgeous when steamed, it also stands up really well raw with a delicious…
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Finding the safest, most eco-friendly products for yourself and your family

I have long been an enthusiast for using paraben-free and organic cosmetics, skincare and toxin-free cleaning products as much as I can around my own home; I think originally I started to look for beauty products without the toxic chemicals to help to soothe sensitive skin and calm breakouts. Suffice to say, it’s quite a long journey to discover the…
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Christmas Spiced Chocolate Cupcakes

I love chocolate, especially at Christmas and there are so many festive puddings and desserts to choose from at Christmas time itself, that as soon as I start to feel Christmassy, I really like to have a few homemade treats in the house for when friends and family pop over for coffee or to swap presents before the holidays begin.…
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Chicken Pie with Ruby Port

In the approach to Christmas, it’s really nice to start making a few meals with a festive feel. When I was growing up, my dad would always make a post-Christmas turkey pie, to use up all of the leftovers after the main event and all the cold-cut feasting that follows Christmas day. It was actually often the most delicious and…
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White and Green Risotto with Courgette and Pea Puree

At this time of year, I really like to have something warming and comforting for supper and this risotto is the ultimate indulgence on a winter’s eve. It’s quick, inexpensive and very simple to make so it’s a perfect mid-week meal. White and Green Risotto with Courgette and Pea Puree (Serves 2 as a main or 4 as a starter)…
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