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Lavender and Lovage Food and Travel from Home and Abroad

  • Turkey Schnitzel with Lemon & Dill Potatoes
    by Karen Burns-Booth on 12th May 2021 at 11:23 am

    This recipe for Turkey Schnitzel with Lemon & Dill Potatoes is a wonderful WW recipe that I have adapted to suit what ingredients I had available at the time. A Healthy Low-Fat Midweek Family Meal This recipe for Turkey Schnitzel with Lemon & Dill Potatoes is a wonderful WW recipe that I have adapted to suit what ingredients I had available at the time. On the WW site, it’s called Chicken schnitzel with lemon & parsley potatoes, but, as I happened to have some turkey escallops (steaks) in the fridge, and lots of fresh dill, I changed the recipe slightly, so enter my recipe for Turkey Schnitzel with Lemon & […]

  • Small Batch Cream Tea Scones
    by Karen Burns-Booth on 8th May 2021 at 11:06 am

    Small Batch Cream Tea Scones is by Royal Appointment, as I found the recipe for these fluffy scones in a fabulous little book called Royal Teas – Seasonal Recipes from Buckingham Palace. RECIPE AT THE END OF THIS POST Buckingham Palace Garden Party Scones Recipe Today’s recipe for Small Batch Cream Tea Scones is by Royal Appointment, as I found the recipe for these fluffy scones in a fabulous little book called Royal Teas – Seasonal Recipes from Buckingham Palace. Continue reading Small Batch Cream Tea Scones at Lavender and Lovage.

  • #CookBlogShare Week 17: Sides and Salads
    by Karen Burns-Booth on 27th April 2021 at 2:00 pm

    A selection of Sides and Salads for #CookBlogShare Week 17. With the weather hotting up in the UK, I’m featuring Sides and Salads this week. Welcome to CookBlogShare Week 17: Sides and Salads. Often relegated to the, well the side, or classed as just an accompaniment, I often think that sides and salads are the quiet and unassuming stars of the show. In an ever popular healthier kick to eat more of our “five-a-day”, sides and salads are very important, and they don’t have to be boring, as today’s highlight hopefully shows. Continue reading #CookBlogShare Week 17: Sides and Salads at Lavender and Lovage.

  • The Queen’s Chocolate Biscuit Cake
    by Karen Burns-Booth on 24th April 2021 at 3:17 pm

    Today’s recipe for The Queen’s Chocolate Biscuit Cake is a variation on one I’ve been making for years, without realising that it was the Queen’s favourite cake. A Favourite Royal Recipe from ROYAL TEA: SEASONAL RECIPES FROM BUCKINGHAM PALACE Today’s recipe today for The Queen’s Chocolate Biscuit Cake is a variation on one I have been making for years, without realising that it was Her Majesty the Queen’s favourite cake. Continue reading The Queen’s Chocolate Biscuit Cake at Lavender and Lovage.

  • Healthy Cajun Chicken Salad
    by Karen Burns-Booth on 18th April 2021 at 12:23 pm

    My recipe for Healthy Cajun Chicken Salad is a slightly adapted recipe from WW UK, and is only 4 Smart points on the Blue plan. Only 4 WW Smart Points My recipe today for Healthy Cajun Chicken Salad is a slightly adapted recipe from WW UK, and is only 4 Smart points on the Blue plan. Packed with spices, salad and vegetables, it’s vibrant flavours belies its low calorie count. The zingy lime juice, and salsa adds to the taste of this Healthy Cajun Chicken Salad. Continue reading Healthy Cajun Chicken Salad at Lavender and Lovage.

 

Veggie Desserts Simple Vegetarian and Vegan Recipes Celebrating Vegetables

  • Gorp Trail Mix
    by Kate Hackworthy on 17th May 2021 at 12:51 pm

    Gorp (also called Trail Mix or Scroggin) is a mixture of nuts, seeds, dried fruit, and chocolate that makes a delicious filling snack. Take it while hiking or bring it along as a snack for your summer road trips! Gorp is the original trail mix. It's a filling portable snack of nuts, seeds and dried... Read More Gorp Trail Mix © Veggie Desserts.

  • 45 Fancy Desserts To Impress Your Guests
    by Kate Hackworthy on 13th May 2021 at 11:46 am

    Check out this huge collection of Fancy Desserts that will impress anyone. Majestic cakes, French patisserie, elegant macarons, delicate pastry, plus many more ideas that can be made at home from scratch. It's been a year where few of us have been able to showcase our culinary skills by entertaining guests at home. However, for... Read More 45 Fancy Desserts To Impress Your Guests © Veggie Desserts.

  • Frozen Pierogies in the Air Fryer
    by Kate Hackworthy on 12th May 2021 at 7:41 am

    Wondering how to cook frozen perogies in the air fryer? We'll show you all the best tips and tricks. Air Fryer Pierogi are crispy on the outside and beautifully soft on the inside. Ready just 10 minutes or less. If you have a stash of frozen pierogies in the freezer, the did you know that... Read More Frozen Pierogies in the Air Fryer © Veggie Desserts.

  • Warm Spring Salad with Crispy Butter Beans
    by Kate Hackworthy on 7th May 2021 at 6:00 pm

    This easy Warm Spring Salad has crispy pan-fried butter beans, asparagus, and spinach. It's topped with radishes, mint and toasted seeds, plus a dash of lemon and chili. This hearty salad is not only refreshing but packs in a good amount of protein, fiber, and nutrients. Recipe commissioned by GreenPan When the weather warms up... Read More Warm Spring Salad with Crispy Butter Beans © Veggie Desserts.

  • Air Fryer Beets
    by Kate Hackworthy on 7th May 2021 at 7:30 am

    Air Fryer Beets are a tasty and healthy side dish that's super quick and easy. Delicious tender air-fried beetroot is cooked up in 15 minutes with just 2 ingredients and can be used in salads, side dishes, or even just eaten plain as a nutritious snack. Beets are a unique root vegetable that have a... Read More Air Fryer Beets © Veggie Desserts.

 

  • Vegan Chocolate Caramel Crunch Bars
    by Nadia on 16th April 2021 at 2:18 pm

    Delicious crunchy treats that are made using healthier ingredients! These vegan chocolate caramel crunch bars are the perfect weekend treat! Made with dates, tahini, protein crispies and dark chocolate, these bars make a tasty healthier substitute to things like brownies and cake when you’re craving a bit of chocolate. I used protein soy crispies instead of rice crispises to bump ... Read More The post Vegan Chocolate Caramel Crunch Bars appeared first on UK Health Blog - Nadia's Healthy Kitchen.

  • Hot Cross Millionaire’s Shortbread
    by Nadia on 1st April 2021 at 3:58 pm

    We all need a treat this Easter after the last 12 months we’ve all had (stills can’t believe it’s been a whole year since the first lockdown!). And now that we can meet people outdoors again, it would be lovely to start sharing food with others. This Hot Cross Millionaire’s Shortbread traybake is the perfect crowd pleaser that everyone can ... Read More The post Hot Cross Millionaire’s Shortbread appeared first on UK Health Blog - Nadia's Healthy Kitchen.

  • Easter Egg Brownies (Vegan & Gluten-free)
    by Nadia on 27th March 2021 at 4:50 pm

    It’s often difficult to make bakes that are both vegan and gluten-free. Vegan bakes usually work best with plain wheat flour and gluten-free bakes need eggs to make the recipe work. So it can be a struggle to tick both boxes and still end up with something yummy with the right texture and consistency. Not only have I managed to ... Read More The post Easter Egg Brownies (Vegan & Gluten-free) appeared first on UK Health Blog - Nadia's Healthy Kitchen.

  • Vegan Cookie Dough Brownies
    by Nadia on 16th March 2021 at 6:26 pm

    Delicious ooey gooey brownies topped with an equally yummy cookie dough layer! These vegan cookie dough brownies are a must try! This recipe is slightly more difficult compared to my usual 4 or 5 ingredient recipes, but the result is so worth the extra effort! It’s still really easy, you just need to create 2 separate batters, one for the ... Read More The post Vegan Cookie Dough Brownies appeared first on UK Health Blog - Nadia's Healthy Kitchen.

  • Vegan Chocolate Mousse (3 ingredients)
    by Nadia on 9th March 2021 at 3:00 pm

    Vegan Chocolate Mousse The post Vegan Chocolate Mousse (3 ingredients) appeared first on UK Health Blog - Nadia's Healthy Kitchen.

 

The Veg Space easy vegan recipes

  • Recipe: Vegan Fairy Cakes
    by Kate Ford on 12th May 2021 at 12:32 pm

    I'm linking this post with the CookBlogShare challenge, hosted this week by Sisley at Sew White. The post Recipe: Vegan Fairy Cakes appeared first on The Veg Space.

  • Recipe: Vegetable Pie with asparagus and Tenderstem broccoli
    by Kate Ford on 7th May 2021 at 12:48 pm

    I'm linking this post with the CookBlogShare challenge, hosted this week by Helen at Family Friends Food. The post Recipe: Vegetable Pie with asparagus and Tenderstem broccoli appeared first on The Veg Space.

  • Recipe: Raspberry Gin
    by Kate Ford on 28th April 2021 at 1:44 pm

    I'm linking this post with the CookBlogShare challenge, hosted this week by Karen at Lavender & Lovage. The post Recipe: Raspberry Gin appeared first on The Veg Space.

  • Recipe: Carrot and Swede Mash with garlic butter
    by Kate Ford on 21st April 2021 at 12:10 pm

    I'm linking this post with the CookBlogShare challenge, hosted this week by Kate at Gluten Free Alchemist. The post Recipe: Carrot and Swede Mash with garlic butter appeared first on The Veg Space.

  • Recipe: Tuscan Bean Stew with garlic & oregano
    by Kate Ford on 15th April 2021 at 1:14 pm

    This delicious Tuscan Bean Stew is such an easy one-pot dinner. Packed with flavours of Italy, it can be made on the hob or slow cooker. Oh, to be in Tuscany right now, soaking up the sunshine in olive groves, vineyards, medieval castles, fields of sunflowers and Renaissance cities. But the next best thing? Grab... The post Recipe: Tuscan Bean Stew with garlic & oregano appeared first on The Veg Space.

 

Domestic Gothess Recipes from a domestic gothess.

  • Tofu Tomato Pasta Sauce
    by Hannah on 13th May 2021 at 10:07 am

    Tofu tomato pasta sauce - this easy vegan pasta sauce is creamy and delicious but low in fat, all thanks to the addition of silken tofu. It is also a great way of sneaking some vegetables and protein into your pasta sauce! It freezes well so whip up a big batch for quick, make-ahead meals.... Read More The post Tofu Tomato Pasta Sauce appeared first on Domestic Gothess.

  • Vegan Lemon Bars
    by Hannah on 7th May 2021 at 11:50 am

    Vegan lemon bars - these easy vegan lemon bars consist of a layer of crisp, buttery shortbread topped with a thick layer of creamy, tangy set lemon curd. They are utterly irresistible, easy to make from simple ingredients and very, very moreish! These vegan lemon bars are addictively good! They consist of a layer of... Read More The post Vegan Lemon Bars appeared first on Domestic Gothess.

  • Almond Bread Twist (Vegan)
    by hannah on 30th April 2021 at 10:43 am

    Almond bread twist – this amazing vegan marzipan bread consists of soft, vanilla scented bread with a sticky almond marzipan filling. The way it is formed ensures that you get plenty of filling in every bite and the result is absolutely heavenly! It goes great with a cup of tea or coffee as a snack,... Read More The post Almond Bread Twist (Vegan) appeared first on Domestic Gothess.

  • Vegan Swedish Meatballs
    by Hannah on 24th April 2021 at 7:29 pm

    Vegan Swedish meatballs - these meaty IKEA style vegan seitan meatballs in a creamy mustard sauce are the ultimate in comfort food dinners! Serve them with mashed potatoes or pasta for a hearty, filling, comforting meal that it sure to please everybody! These vegan Swedish meatballs are high in plant-based protein, meaty in texture, full... Read More The post Vegan Swedish Meatballs appeared first on Domestic Gothess.

  • Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies
    by Hannah on 18th April 2021 at 10:00 am

    Vegan peanut butter cookies - these easy vegan cookies are so quick and simple to make in just one bowl and they taste amazing! They just use basic storecupboard ingredients and don't require any chilling before baking. They are crisp around the edges, soft in the middle and very peanut buttery! They are addictively good... Read More The post Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies appeared first on Domestic Gothess.