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Meatless Monday/ Recipes

Meatless Monday: Vegan Spanakopita

VEGAN SPANAKOPITA . Serves 6 . Ingredients 1 kg (2.2lb) frozen spinach 2 large young onions with stems (or 6 spring onions, scallions), finely chopped 3 cloves garlic, crushed 1 tsp dried dill 1 tsp dried oregano 250g (9oz) extra firm tofu, grated 100g (4oz) pine nuts, reserve 2 Tbs juice of a lemon salt and pepper to taste 270g (10oz) filo pastry, 6 large sheets (if frozen defrost first)…

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Kale Avocado Salad With Miso

Does the world need another massaged kale salad recipe? Without a doubt! One can’t have enough kale. Even my kids have fallen under its spell. They love Brendan Brazier’s sour cream kale chips, but they also love this salad. Couple weeks ago I invited a friend over for dinner and made this salad to accompany our mains. My friend watch with amusement as my husband, kids and I fought over…

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Cooking/ Recipes

Traditional Czech Christmas Pea Soup

TRADITIONAL CZECH CHRISTMAS PEA SOUP Christmas Eve is the BIG day in the Czech Republic, we have a Christmas dinner and open our presents in the evening. In my Czech/English family we mix customs from both countries. We still have our main meal on Christmas Eve, usually inviting few friends over. Presents, however, we open on Christmas day, as it is customary in the UK. The same applies to our…

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INSPIRED BY THE OLYMPICS: Kenyan Irio Cakes With Tomato Spinach

The London Olympic Games are about to start. Years of preparation will culminate in the highly anticipated opening ceremony and display of sporting excellence. We all have our favourites, I am definitely rooting for the Czechs, my tennis heart will be supporting Switzerland and of course as a British resident I will be pleased with any medals going to the Brits. But there is another team that me and my…

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Events/ Meatless Monday/ Recipes

The Diamond Jubilee: Coronation Chick Pea Salad

. The whole of UK will be enjoying an extended four day weekend to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. The Queen’s coronation took place on 2nd June 1953 (she came to throne in February of the previous year). Sixty years on the throne deserve a recognition, many celebrations are planned including street parties all around the country. And of course we celebrate best with some great food…

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