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Below are a range of recipe and food ideas from some great writers on food, presentation, value for money and a range of dietary needs.

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The NWC team


Lavender and Lovage Food and Travel from Home and Abroad

  • Princess Elizabeth Cakes
    by Karen Burns-Booth on 13th July 2024 at 4:34 pm

    This lovely recipe for Princess Elizabeth Cakes comes from a very old recipe booklet, "Coronation Cakes and Pastries", from 1937 Continue reading Princess Elizabeth Cakes at Lavender and Lovage.

  • The Big Benefits of Going Small: Why You Should Consider a Compact Car
    by Karen Burns-Booth on 9th July 2024 at 2:54 pm

    Small cars may get overlooked when people opt for SUVs instead, but they provide many advantages over their larger counterparts. When it comes to car shopping, bigger isn’t always better. Small cars may get overlooked when people opt for SUVs instead, but they provide many advantages over their larger counterparts. We will look at all the reasons why opting for a small car might be ideal From cost savings and environmental benefits, all the way up to sheer joy driving one. Continue reading The Big Benefits of Going Small: Why You Should Consider a Compact Car at Lavender and Lovage.

  • Traditional British Ploughman’s Lunch
    by Karen Burns-Booth on 7th July 2024 at 2:28 pm

    What can be more quintessentially British, than a Traditional British Ploughman's Lunch. Beloved of Pubs across the nation, it's one of my favourite lunches. A traditional Ploughman's Lunch is more an assembly job than a recipe. It's main components are cheese, crusty bread and butter, pickles, chutney and salad vegetables. It really is the most famous of pub lunches - simple and yet so satisfying, especially if taken with a pint of real ale or cider. Although the term “Ploughman’s Lunch” was first coined in the 1930’s, as part of a very successful marketing campaign, the concept behind it goes back much further. Throughout […]

  • 1950’s Standard Fruit Cake
    by Karen Burns-Booth on 29th June 2024 at 3:01 pm

    This recipe for 1950’s Standard Fruit Cake makes a fabulous, light fruit cake, which is perfect for afternoon tea or elevenses. A Vintage Tea Time Recipe from a Frenlight Flour Cookery Book This recipe for 1950’s Standard Fruit Cake makes a fabulous, light fruit cake, which can be made in a standard round cake tin, or a loaf tin, as I have done. I discovered the recipe in a wonderful little cookery booklet from the 1950’s, by Frenlight Flour, which has a lovely collection of baking recipes. Continue reading 1950’s Standard Fruit Cake at Lavender and Lovage.

  • Five O’ Clock Tea Cakes
    by Karen Burns-Booth on 21st June 2024 at 10:36 am

    Five O’ Clock Tea Cakes: My latest bake is a vintage one from an old Borwicks Baking Powder book, which is permanently hung up in my kitchen A Vintage Bake from an Old Borwick’s Baking Powder Cookbook My latest bake is a vintage one from an old Borwicks Baking Powder book, which is permanently hung up in my kitchen. It’s for Five O’ Clock Tea Cakes, a recipe I used to make a lot, but I haven’t recently……so, I decided to rectify that. Continue reading Five O’ Clock Tea Cakes at Lavender and Lovage.

 

Veggie Desserts Find Vegetarian Recipes and Vegan Recipes Celebrating Vegetables, from Dinner to Dessert!

  • Caper Potato Salad
    by Kate Hackworthy on 11th July 2024 at 2:11 pm

    This Caper Potato Salad takes the traditional recipe up a notch with a tangy, creamy sauce that combines sour cream, dill, lemon zest, and a bold burst of capers. This Caper Potato Salad takes the traditional summer side dish recipe up a notch with a zesty, creamy sauce. The result is a flavorful and refreshing... Read More Caper Potato Salad © Veggie Desserts.

  • Blackcurrant Compote
    by Kate Hackworthy on 9th July 2024 at 3:05 pm

    This blackcurrant compote is a simple yet delicious way to enhance everything from yogurt and cheesecake, to pancakes and French toast. There's something truly special about homemade compote, and this blackcurrant compote is no exception. With its rich, tart flavors and beautiful deep purple color, it adds a wonderful touch to a variety of dishes.... Read More Blackcurrant Compote © Veggie Desserts.

  • Matcha Syrup
    by Kate Hackworthy on 5th July 2024 at 3:32 pm

    Make this simple Matcha Syrup in minutes and enjoy it in lattes, cocktails, desserts, pancakes, fruit salad, yogurt and more! Matcha syrup is a simple yet versatile ingredient that can add a lot to a wide range of recipes with its unique flavor. With its vibrant green hue and earthy, sweet taste, matcha syrup can... Read More Matcha Syrup © Veggie Desserts.

  • Gooseberry Crumble
    by Kate Hackworthy on 28th June 2024 at 10:51 am

    This easy Gooseberry Crumble is warm, comforting, and deliciously tart. It has the perfect balance of tender gooseberries and a buttery oat crumble topping. Gooseberry crumble is one of those timeless desserts that effortlessly combines simplicity and flavor. This British classic is known for its tangy gooseberry filling, balanced perfectly with a sweet, buttery oat... Read More Gooseberry Crumble © Veggie Desserts.

  • Raspados
    by Kate Hackworthy on 27th June 2024 at 9:39 am

    Cool off with homemade raspados! Learn how to make these traditional shaved ice Mexican snow cone treats topped with a variety of fresh fruit sauces. If you’re looking for a refreshing, flavorful treat to cool off this summer, you're going to love this raspados recipe! Raspados are traditional Mexican shaved ice treats, similar to snow... Read More Raspados © Veggie Desserts.

 

Nadia's Healthy Kitchen Healthier, mainly plant-based recipes

  • No-Bake Pistachio Chocolate Cookies (Healthy/Vegan/GF)
    by Nadia on 3rd July 2024 at 5:19 pm

    These no-bake pistachio chocolate cookies are the perfect summer treat when you're craving something sweet and chocolatey, but don't feel like turning on the oven. They're made with better-for-you ingredients and also happen to be vegan and gluten-free! I've always tended to lean towards making no-bake desserts over baked ones, for many reasons. Even more [...] The post No-Bake Pistachio Chocolate Cookies (Healthy/Vegan/GF) appeared first on Nadia's Healthy Kitchen.

  • No-Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Pinwheels (Vegan & Gluten-free)
    by Nadia on 19th June 2024 at 3:13 pm

    These no-bake peanut butter chocolate pinwheels make the perfect chilled after dinner-treat during the warmer months. They don’t require baking, easy to make and are healthier than your average chocolate-based treat! I’ve always thought that chocolate and nut butter make the most amazing flavour combination for healthier desserts. Especially when I’m thinking of no-bake desserts [...] The post No-Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Pinwheels (Vegan & Gluten-free) appeared first on Nadia's Healthy Kitchen.

  • Easy Hummus Recipe (Authentic Middle Eastern)
    by Nadia on 6th June 2024 at 4:00 pm

    Hummus is something that I eat every single day without fail! I eat it on the side of main meals with salads and cooked vegetables, and it's also one of my go-to snacks. I like to have some peeled chopped carrots in the fridge so when I'm feeling peckish, all I have to do is open the fridge, take out the hummus and carrots and devour! I also like to have it with rice cakes when I run out of carrot sticks and I'm too lazy to peel more! The post Easy Hummus Recipe (Authentic Middle Eastern) appeared first on Nadia's Healthy Kitchen.

  • Chocolate Protein Chia Pudding
    by Nadia on 16th May 2024 at 4:31 pm

    This chocolate protein chia pudding is the perfect prepare-ahead-of-time breakfast on busy mornings. A fuss-free breakfast that's healthy, balanced and tastes like a dessert! If you've been following me for a while, you'll know I'm a big chocaholic. Most of my dessert and snack recipes feature chocolate. I'm not sure when the obsession started, because [...] The post Chocolate Protein Chia Pudding appeared first on Nadia's Healthy Kitchen.

  • Healthy Pistachio Date Cake
    by Nadia on 1st May 2024 at 4:26 pm

    This healthy pistachio date cake is made with better-for-you ingredients that will nourish your body, but it also tastes good! What more can you ask for in a dessert? This healthy pistachio date cake is inspired by the blueberry breakfast cake that I posted last month. I was so pleased with the way it turned [...] The post Healthy Pistachio Date Cake appeared first on Nadia's Healthy Kitchen.

 

The Veg Space easy vegan recipes

  • Microwave Porridge: Four Easy Flavours
    by Kate Ford on 20th October 2022 at 4:12 pm

    This very easy microwave porridge is such a delicious and nutritious way to start the day. Choose your favourite from four flavour variations. 🍴 Why you will love this recipe Porridge is so easy to make in the microwave - there's no need to buy individual sachets, just follow the simple steps below for a... The post Microwave Porridge: Four Easy Flavours appeared first on The Veg Space.

  • Creamy Chickpea and Lentil Curry
    by Kate Ford on 29th September 2022 at 12:07 pm

    This rich and creamy chickpea and lentil curry is hearty, filling and ready in 20 minutes! A delicious weeknight dinner from storecupboard ingredients. 🍴 Why you will love this recipe A quick and easy weeknight dinner that's delicious, nutritious, and made from ingredients you probably already have in the cupboard.... what's not to love?! This... The post Creamy Chickpea and Lentil Curry appeared first on The Veg Space.

  • Aubergine Dip with tahini
    by Kate Ford on 28th September 2022 at 10:19 am

    This deliciously creamy aubergine dip with tahini is so easy to make, with a deep, smoky flavour. The aubergines can be cooked in an oven, grill BBQ or air-fryer. 🍴 Why you will love this recipe Aubergine dip is a creamy and delicious addition to a mezze platter, with warm pitta bread and crunchy, raw... The post Aubergine Dip with tahini appeared first on The Veg Space.

  • Creamy Green Lentil Dahl
    by Kate Ford on 26th September 2022 at 5:08 pm

    This creamy and delicious green lentil dahl is packed with flavour and nutritious too. It freezes really well, so is ideal for batch cooking. 🍴 Why you will love this recipe We eat dahl at least once a week in our house - it is cheap, easy to make, nutritious and most importantly really delicious... The post Creamy Green Lentil Dahl appeared first on The Veg Space.

  • Yaki Soba (Wagamama Copycat)
    by Kate Ford on 20th September 2022 at 1:39 pm

    A Japanese stir-fried noodle dish, Yaki Soba has a deliciously sweet and sour sauce. This Wagamama copycat version takes just 30 minutes to make! 🍴 Why you will love this recipe Yaki Soba is a traditional Japanese stir-fried noodle dish, made popular here in the UK by Wagamama restaurants. I'm a huge fan, and have... The post Yaki Soba (Wagamama Copycat) appeared first on The Veg Space.

 

Domestic Gothess Recipes from a domestic gothess.

  • Berry Lime Bundt Cake (vegan)
    by Hannah on 11th July 2024 at 2:59 pm

    Berry lime bundt cake - this delicious vegan bundt cake is soft and moist with a tangy lime drizzle and lots of fresh berries. Make the most of Summer berries with this fruity cake, or use frozen ones to enjoy it any time of year. This berry lime bundt cake is a moist, soft cake... Read More The post Berry Lime Bundt Cake (vegan) appeared first on Domestic Gothess.

  • Basic Tofu Scramble
    by Hannah on 4th July 2024 at 12:17 pm

    Basic tofu scramble - this easy vegan alternative to scrambled eggs is quick and simple to make, ready in around 10 minutes, high in protein and very tasty! Serve it for breakfast or brunch with toast, in a wrap or as part of a cooked breakfast. There are thousands of recipes for scrambled tofu out... Read More The post Basic Tofu Scramble appeared first on Domestic Gothess.

  • Spicy Sausage Orzo (Vegan)
    by Hannah on 19th June 2024 at 12:16 pm

    Spicy sausage orzo - packed with vegetables, veggie sausages and vegan 'nduja paste, this vegan meal is hearty, satisfying and full of flavour. It is fairly quick to make as well and can be ready in under 30 minutes so is a great weeknight dinner option. This vegan spicy sausage orzo makes a very regular... Read More The post Spicy Sausage Orzo (Vegan) appeared first on Domestic Gothess.

  • Vegan Boston Cream Pie
    by Hannah on 12th June 2024 at 12:34 pm

    Vegan Boston cream pie - this incredible vegan cake (not pie!) consists of fluffy vanilla sponge cakes with a vanilla pastry cream filling and chocolate ganache topping. It is rich and delicious but not too sweet and is the perfect cake for people who aren't a fan of buttercream. What Is Boston Cream Pie?: Despite... Read More The post Vegan Boston Cream Pie appeared first on Domestic Gothess.

  • Lemon Elderflower Almond Pudding (Vegan)
    by Hannah on 6th June 2024 at 11:08 am

    Lemon elderflower almond pudding - this delicious pudding cake is soft and super moist with a tangy lemon elderflower flavour. It consists of a delicate, frangipane-like almond cake soaked with a lemon and elderflower cordial drizzle. Serve warm with ice cream for a comforting yet refreshing pudding that also happens to be incredibly easy to... Read More The post Lemon Elderflower Almond Pudding (Vegan) appeared first on Domestic Gothess.