Better with Brita: Watercress Soup with Chives (5:2 Diet)

Watercress Soup with Chives (3)

Better with Brita: Watercress Soup with Chives (5:2 Diet) Welcome to my SECOND Better with Brita recipe post! When I was deciding what to make for my next recipe, I thought of soup straight away, as soup is made with water and what better way to showcase Brita filtered water then with a soup recipe. And,… 

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Thrifty & Organic Meal Planner for May: Chicken, Exotic Spices and Floral Fruit

Dukkah Crusted Roast Chicken with Mint & Yoghurt Sauce

Thrifty & Organic Meal Planner for May: Chicken, Exotic Spices and Floral Fruit Hello and welcome to my FIRST Thrifty and Organic Meal Planner for 2014! As regular Lavender and Lovage readers will know, I worked with Organic UK throughout last year with a series of special menus based around key seasonal organic ingredients, and… 

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Better with Brita: Water as an Ingredient & Potato & Kale Curry

Kale and Potato Curry

Better with Brita: Water as an Ingredient & Potato & Kale Curry It’s odd how many recipes never have water as an ingredient, and yet we use it all the time in numerous recipes, especially when cooking vegetables, stews, rice, pulses, beverages, soups and sauces; it’s never listed and yet it is an essential ingredient…. 

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Floral and Flavoured Butter: Rosemary Flower Butter with Grana Padano Cheese

Rosemary Butter with Grana Padano

Floral and Flavoured Butter: Rosemary Flower Butter with Grana Padano Cheese Sometimes an idea comes to me in the middle of the night, when I am tossing and turning, reflecting on events that have happened, or worrying about things that may not happen……..the night is still and my thoughts seem to hang in the darkness… 

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On the Spice Trail: Moroccan Harissa and Chickpea Potage Recipe (5:2 Diet)

Moroccan 5:2 diet Soup

On the Spice Trail: Moroccan Harissa and Chickpea Potage Recipe (5:2 Diet) If my regular readers have noticed a lack of 5:3 diet recipes being posted lately, than they will be right in their assumptions; however, I have not abandoned the diet, on the contrary, I am still following it with great success, it’s just that I have just been sharing… 

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Winter Soup Day and Weekly Meal Planner: 5:2 Diet Celery and Leek Soup (80 calories)

Celery Soup with Leeks

Winter Soup Day and Monday Meal Planner: 5:2 Diet Celery and Leek Soup (80 calories) After a weekend of unadulterated feasting, well it WAS Burns Night, it is time to fast today! The weather is grey, wet and drear and I am always hungry when it’s cold, so a big bowl of soup is needed… 

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5:2 Diet Winter Meal Plan Ideas: Low-Calorie Turkey & Kale Scotch Broth Recipe

Crock Pot Soup

5:2 Diet Winter Meal Plan Ideas: Low-Calorie Turkey & Kale Scotch Broth Recipe Hello to my first 5:2 Meal Plan and Recipes post of the New Year! I would like to tell you about my lows and highs on the diet first, and tell you JUST how much weight I have lost, and not just… 

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Using Christmas Dinner Leftover Carrots for a 5:2 Diet Soup: Smoky Carrot & Coriander Soup with Croutons

Using Christmas Dinner Leftover Carrots for a 5:2 Diet Soup: Smoky Carrot & Coriander Soup with Croutons

Using Christmas Dinner Leftover Carrots for a 5:2 Diet Soup: Smoky Carrot & Coriander Soup with Croutons Without being boring, as well as being predictable, diets are very topical after the blow-out sessions over the festive period, and as I have lost so much weight on the 5:2 diet over the last year, I will… 

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Bottling Tomatoes using the Water Bath Method: Step-by-Step Tutorial with Images & Recipe

Bottling Tomatoes with the Water Bath Method: Step-by-Step Tutorial with Images & Recipe

Bottling Tomatoes using the Water Bath Method: Step-by-Step Tutorial with Images & Recipe Not so many years ago, and as recently as when my mum and dad were growing up, we were a nation of “bottlers”; we would not think twice about preserving the summer bounty of fruit and vegetables from our gardens, allotments and… 

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Potage and Pulses for October: Spiced Red Lentil Soup with Frazzled Onions Recipe

Potage, Stew, Broth or Gruel - or Soup by any other name! Spiced Red Lentil Soup with Frazzled Onions

Potage and Pulses for October: Spiced Red Lentil Soup with Frazzled Onions Recipe We are now almost in the midst of October……..so, well into autumn now, and winter and the sparkling festive season are just a few weeks away. The nights have drawn in and the clocks will be going back an hour next week,… 

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