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Nut Roast with Herb Stuffing

Nut Roast for celebrating. Why not try this delicious mixed nut roast for Christmas or any celebratory dinner? Use your favourite nut or use a mixture of lots of your favourites. Cashew nuts work very well.

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Published: November 1, 2019
Author: Ruth Mildred
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Twelfth Night Cake – Traditional French Cake

Twelfth Night Cake, eaten in France on Twelfth Night (6th January) which traditionally marks the end of the Christmas celebrations and is the time for taking down all those sparkly decorations. In France there is a medieval tradition of baking a cake containing a dried bean. You can be king or queen for the evening if you get the piece of cake with the bean in. If you are doing the baking make sure you discreetly mark where the bean is because then you can be crowned with a paper crown. You will be all powerful and can demand favours and forfeits from the guests.

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Published: October 31, 2019
Author: Ruth Mildred
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Christmas Pudding Gluten Free & Wheat Free

Christmas pudding – have you loved it in the past but now find that you can’t eat it due to gluten intolerance? You really should try making this delicious Christmas pudding without gluten or wheat.

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Published: October 30, 2019
Author: Ruth Mildred
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Gingerbread Christmas Decorations

Decorate your tree with beautiful gingerbread Christmas decorations. This gingerbread dough is firm enough for tree decorations Why not let the kids cut out their favourite shapes and decorate with icing and sprinkles.

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Published: October 29, 2019
Author: Ruth Mildred
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Guide to Pulses

Pulses are a boon to people who don’t eat meat, fish or dairy, (and those who do) simply because they are an excellent source of protein.  They’re also great for bulking up meals; throw in a handful to soups, casseroles and stews to stretch the meal further with the added benefit of providing extra nutrients as well. They provide a cheap, low fat and extremely tasty addition to any family menu! Pulses will also add excellent sources of iron, starch and fibre in your diet

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Published: August 23, 2019
Author: Ruth Mildred
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How to Cook Chickpeas

What are Chickpeas?

Chickpeas are a creamy-coloured, buttery and nutty-flavoured pulse, and may also be known as garbanzo beans. They are one of the world’s oldest cultivated legumes. They originate from the Middle East and grow best in a tropical climate. Read on to discover how to cook chickpeas.

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Published: July 12, 2019
Author: Ruth Mildred
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