Monthly Archives: March 2011

Ginger Shortbread

Ingredients 8ozs 225g vegan margarine 4ozs 125g caster sugar 2 tsp ground ginger 10ozs 275g flour 2 tsp baking powder Method Cream margarine and sugar together. Add all dry ingredients. Press into lightly greased 7 inch 18cm round tin. Bake … Continue reading

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Fresh Fruit Compote

Ingredients 1 cooking apple 1 peach 2 apricots 1 pear 2 plums 1 punit strawberries 1 pkt coconut cream Syrup 2 cups 16 ozs 450mls water 1 cup 8ozs 225gs sugar 1 lemon Method Boil water with sugar until all … Continue reading

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Dips are fun. They provide a snack before a meal, or a nibble at a party, and add variety to a buffet or a barbecue. They are served with firm edible Dippits or crudities to dip into the mixture. Here … Continue reading

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Vegetable Curry

Ingredients 2 onions, sliced 1 small cauliflower, in florets 4 carrots, sliced 2 medium turnips, diced 4 Tblsp oil 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 Tblsp curry powder 1 tsp tumeric 1 Tblsp tomato puree salt and pepper 1/2pt 300mls vegetable … Continue reading

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Butter Beans with Apricots, Cinnamon and Almonds

Ingredients 4ozs 125g dried butter beans, soaked, cooked and drained 1 onion chopped 2 Tblsp oil 2 tsp cinnamon 4ozs 125g dried apricots, sliced 11/2 ozs 45g raisins 3/4pt 450mls water 1ozs 25g coconut cream 1 Tblsp lemon juice salt … Continue reading

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Potato Salad

Ingredients 11/2 lbs 700g new potatoes salt Dressing 4Tblsp olive oil 3Tblsp lemon juce 2 cloves garlic, crushed salt and pepper 3Tblsp chopped parsley 3Tblsp chopped spring onions Method Wash potatoes. Boil in salt water until tender. Drain and allow … Continue reading

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Watercress Dressing

After cyclone Yasi we have had torrential rain almost none stop for 6 weeks. I can sympathise with Mrs. Noah, but she was totally cut off from the world, I have only been inconvenienced by water in our satellite dish and no connection for … Continue reading

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