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Lavender and Lovage Food and Travel from Home and Abroad

  • Repulse Bay Hotel Club Sandwich
    by Karen Burns-Booth on 10th April 2024 at 2:28 pm

    My recipe for Repulse Bay Hotel Club Sandwich, also known as a Hong Kong Club Sandwich, is based on what I remember enjoying at the old hotel Food Memories from Old Hong Kong My recipe for Repulse Bay Hotel Club Sandwich, also known as a Hong Kong Club Sandwich, is based on what I remember enjoying at The Repulse Bay Hotel Verandah Restaurant. I have added the fried egg and sliced cheese, but if this is a step too far for your taste buds, then by all means revert back the original Club Sandwich as made famous in New York. Continue reading Repulse Bay Hotel Club Sandwich at Lavender and Lovage.

  • Overnight Sourdough Vanilla & Buttermilk Pancakes
    by Karen Burns-Booth on 6th April 2024 at 1:14 pm

    I hope you enjoy this new new recipe I’ve just created, for Overnight Sourdough Vanilla & Buttermilk Pancakes. Perfect for a weeekend brunch Using Freshly Fed Sourdough Starter or Sourdough Discard Hello from a warm but windy Lincolnshire, and our Saturday brunch……..this a new recipe I’ve just created, Overnight Sourdough Vanilla & Buttermilk Pancakes. Made with sourdough discard, or freshly fed, bubbly sourdough starter, can I just add, these are absolutely delectable. Continue reading Overnight Sourdough Vanilla & Buttermilk Pancakes at Lavender and Lovage.

  • Chow Fan (Egg Fried Rice)
    by Karen Burns-Booth on 5th April 2024 at 2:16 pm

    This recipe for Chow Fan (Egg Fried Rice), is our old Amah’s recipe, that mum adopted, and which was one of my favourite meals Memories of a Hong Kong Childhood This recipe for Chow Fan (Egg Fried Rice), is our old Amah’s recipe, that mum adopted, and which was one of our favourite meals when I was growing up. Also known as Chao Fan, it’s a Cantonese egg fried rice dish that is a staple recipe in Hong Kong and the Canton area of China. Continue reading Chow Fan (Egg Fried Rice) at Lavender and Lovage.

  • Bunny on the Lawn
    by Karen Burns-Booth on 2nd April 2024 at 3:51 pm

    Today’s recipe for Bunny on the Lawn isn’t so much a recipe, but an idea with a simple method, it was popular party food in the 60’s and 70’s Retro Party Food for Children and Adults Today’s recipe for Bunny on the Lawn isn’t so much a recipe, but an idea along with a simple method. Beloved of old-fashioned children’s birthday parties, I made and served this on Easter Sunday, as a delectable retro desssert. Continue reading Bunny on the Lawn at Lavender and Lovage.

  • Traditional British Hot Cross Buns
    by Karen Burns-Booth on 23rd March 2024 at 3:49 pm

    This recipe for Traditional British Hot Cross Buns is my late mother’s recipe, and is one that she always used at Easter. A Classic Yeasted Hot Cross Bun Recipe Today’s recipe for Traditional British Hot Cross Buns has been shared on Lavender & Lovage before, but many years ago. However, I decided it was time to give the photos a makeover, as well as sharing a new and more uptodate printable recipe card. Continue reading Traditional British Hot Cross Buns at Lavender and Lovage.

 

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

  • Buttermilk Blueberry Muffins
    by Kate Hackworthy on 27th March 2024 at 11:35 am

    These easy Buttermilk Blueberry Muffins have a fluffy texture, a hint of tanginess from the buttermilk, and bursts of juicy blueberries in every bite. Find out my tips and tricks to make sure your blueberries don't sink to the bottom! Buttermilk Blueberry Muffins might just be your new favorite muffin recipe. I know that's a... Read More Buttermilk Blueberry Muffins © Veggie Desserts.

  • Prune Puree
    by Kate Hackworthy on 22nd March 2024 at 11:38 am

    Learn all about prunes! From how to eat them to why they are a versatile and tasty addition to your pantry. Try them in this easy recipe for Prune Puree - perfect for snacking, babies, or as a sweetener. Prunes haven't exactly been fashionable recently in the world of dried fruit. They're often associated with... Read More Prune Puree © Veggie Desserts.

  • Prune Compote
    by Kate Hackworthy on 7th March 2024 at 12:33 pm

    This easy Prune Compote is a tasty snack, breakfast or dessert. The plump, juicy, warm prunes are simmered in orange juice with cinnamon and vanilla for a rich, warming flavor. If you're looking to get more prunes into your diet, then you're going to love this simple and tasty prune compote. In this easy recipe,... Read More Prune Compote © Veggie Desserts.

  • Blue Cheese Leeks
    by Kate Hackworthy on 6th March 2024 at 2:15 pm

    Blue Cheese Leeks is a rich and tasty side dish that you can whip up in just 15 minutes. Tender, sweet leeks are served in a bold and tangy blue cheese sauce. Creamy leeks with blue cheese offer a luxurious twist on a classic side dish. My whole family loves how this recipe combines the... Read More Blue Cheese Leeks © Veggie Desserts.

  • Streusel Topped Cinnamon Muffins
    by Kate Hackworthy on 1st March 2024 at 4:25 pm

    These tasty Cinnamon Muffins are fluffy, tender, lightly spiced, and covered in an easy but irresistible streusel topping. Ready in under 30 minutes, they're sure to become a favorite! If you're anything like me, the idea of freshly baked muffins, infused with the sweet and spicy notes of cinnamon, is simply irresistible. That's where this... Read More Streusel Topped Cinnamon Muffins © Veggie Desserts.

 

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

  • Palestinian Date Ring Cookies (Kaak Asawer)
    by Nadia on 11th April 2024 at 5:15 pm

    These Palestinian date ring cookies (aka Ka'ak Asawer) are the perfect little treat when you want something sweet, but not overly indulgent. They have a hint of sweetness from the dates and are so aromatic from the addition of spices like cinnamon, cardamom, fennel, aniseed and nigella seeds.  Kaak Asawer (also known as Ka'ak Asawir [...] The post Palestinian Date Ring Cookies (Kaak Asawer) appeared first on Nadia's Healthy Kitchen.

  • Healthy Blueberry Breakfast Cake
    by Nadia on 9th April 2024 at 3:47 pm

    This healthy blueberry breakfast cake is my new favourite way to start the day. Who said you can't have cake for breakfast? Packed with 20g protein, 5g of fibre as well as essential nutrients, antioxidants and healthy fats. It also tastes absolutely delicious!  What makes this healthy blueberry breakfast cake a good option for breakfast? [...] The post Healthy Blueberry Breakfast Cake appeared first on Nadia's Healthy Kitchen.

  • Healthy Baked Tortilla Samosas
    by Nadia on 2nd April 2024 at 4:32 pm

    These healthy baked tortilla samosas are a lighter take on the much loved south Asian classic pastry. As well as using tortilla wraps instead of phyllo, they're also baked instead of fried making them even better for you! Typically associated with Indian cuisine, but did you know that samosas are believed to be derived from [...] The post Healthy Baked Tortilla Samosas appeared first on Nadia's Healthy Kitchen.

  • Healthier Muhallebi Recipe (Mahalabia) Milk Pudding
    by Nadia on 28th March 2024 at 4:29 pm

    This healthier Muhallebi recipe is my lighter take on a classic Middle Eastern dessert popular during Ramadan and Eid. I've sweetened it with whole dates - a great source of fibre, as well as added tahini for healthy fats and flavour. Muhallebi, also known as mahalabia, is a traditional Middle Eastern dessert that originated in [...] The post Healthier Muhallebi Recipe (Mahalabia) Milk Pudding appeared first on Nadia's Healthy Kitchen.

  • Healthy No-Bake Brownies
    by Nadia on 22nd March 2024 at 4:51 pm

    These healthy no-bake brownies are a must-try. You only need a handful of easy to find ingredients and there's no baking required. They're also a great source of fibre (from the oats), healthy fats (from the tahini) and antioxidants (from the cocoa/dark chocolate). They taste decadent whilst being good for you - that's the kind [...] The post Healthy No-Bake Brownies 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.

  • Vegan Banana Bundt Cake
    by Hannah on 11th April 2024 at 8:27 am

    Vegan banana bundt cake - this easy vegan banana cake topped with chocolate glaze is soft, moist and utterly delicious. It is a great alternative to banana bread when you want an impressive looking cake with very little effort! I have a lot of banana recipes on the blog, but there is always room for... Read More The post Vegan Banana Bundt Cake appeared first on Domestic Gothess.

  • Vegan Cherry Loaf Cake
    by Hannah on 5th April 2024 at 11:38 am

    Vegan cherry loaf cake - this easy glacé cherry and almond cake is like an old fashioned cherry madeira cake. It is simple yet comforting and satisfying, with a moist, tender crumb and plenty of sweet cherries. This is the perfect retro cake to snack on with a cup of tea, and one slice is... Read More The post Vegan Cherry Loaf Cake appeared first on Domestic Gothess.

  • Carrot, Pineapple And Pistachio Cake (vegan)
    by Hannah on 28th March 2024 at 12:28 pm

    Carrot, pineapple and pistachio cake - this easy vegan carrot sheet cake is a delicious tropical twist on regular carrot cake. Topped with a luscious cloud of white chocolate cream cheese whipped cream, this is a great springtime cake which would be perfect for Easter. I love carrot cake all year round but Easter does... Read More The post Carrot, Pineapple And Pistachio Cake (vegan) appeared first on Domestic Gothess.

  • Vegan Carrot Muffins
    by Hannah on 27th March 2024 at 4:02 pm

    Vegan carrot muffins - these easy vegan muffins are like carrot cake in muffin form with warming spices, walnuts and raisins. They are soft, moist and fluffy, simple to make and perfect for snacking on, especially over Easter. These easy vegan carrot muffins are a great alternative to carrot cake that are easy to grab... Read More The post Vegan Carrot Muffins appeared first on Domestic Gothess.

  • Vegan Chocolate Cheesecake
    by Hannah on 12th March 2024 at 7:39 pm

    Vegan chocolate cheesecake - this no-bake dairy free chocolate cheesecake is really easy to make, rich, creamy and intensely chocolatey! It would be a great decadent dessert for Easter, or any celebration. It can be made with either vegan cream cheese OR silken tofu, and contains no coconut or cashews! This vegan chocolate cheesecake is... Read More The post Vegan Chocolate Cheesecake appeared first on Domestic Gothess.