Snacks

Hummus with Butternut Squash and Turmeric

I make hummus at least once a week. I usually make a basic version, but if I have some left over roasted beetroot or peppers I would add them too.  Beetroot hummus is probably my favourite so far and the vibrant colour brightens up your plate. Not as much colour, but avocado hummus is delicious too. […]

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Breakfast

Granola with Hazelnuts and Cranberries

Granola has been talked about a lot recently, as you’re probably aware, so I though I’d share a few tips about it with you … You don’t need to be a Master chef to make granola – it’s quick and easy to make. It will take you about 5 minutes to prepare and  30 minutes […]

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Salads

Beetroot, Goats Cheese and Pearl Barley Salad

Beetroot is one of my favourite vegetables.  Cold beetroot soup  is very popular in Lithuania, especially on a hot summer day. Often, when I go back to Lithuania, my family would make some cold beetroot soup. Probably it sounds alien and a bit weird, but you won’t know what you’re missing until you try it :)) Beetroot and […]

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Mains

Salmon and Prawn Curry

Since moving to England I’ve tried a few foods for the first time.  Obvious things were “a full English”, roast beef and pie ‘n’ mash.  In some ways these have similarities to Lithuanian food – we like our comfort food too! There are few “foreign foods” in Lithuania so it was also good to experience Chinese, Thai and Japanese.   I […]

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Snacks

Oat and Rasin Bars

Oat bars are a tasty and easy to make snack. You will probably need less than 40 minutes in the kitchen and have healthy snacks for the whole week. It’s so handy to have a few oat bars available when you want a quick snack. My husband took me to the tennis at Wimbledon this year. We had breakfast early and […]

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Mains

Brown Lentil Bolognese

I have been using red lentils  for a long time, they’re great  for thickening soups or stews without having to cook for a long time. But this time I decided to try brown lentils, which differ not only in colour but also in other properties. They need to be cooked much longer, but they are still firm once cooked, […]

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Salads

Bulgur Wheat Salad

A few quick time saving tips to start off. First – make more of this than you need to  as it’s perfect to keep in the fridge overnight – then you won’t have to worry about the next day’s lunch. Second – roast some extra butternut squash, as it can be kept in the fridge for at least three days and you could make […]

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Breakfast

Porridge Plus

This is my favourite  porridge at the moment – a tasty and filling start to the day. I will admit that until recently, porridge was fairly boring for me. I’ve never liked milk and remember bawling my eyes out when I was forced to have warm milk in primary school. I still don’t like milk, however I do like […]

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Dessert

Apricot Crumble

The best ideas sometimes arise unexpectedly … In the morning I went to the local market to buy fresh fruits and vegetables, and found some nice looking apricots. On the walk home, I was already thinking of what I could do with the apricots – and I decided on this dessert – simple and delicious! Peaches, […]

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