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Sow & Grow – Growing Food with Kids

By Grace Today I’m excited to share the first in a series of posts about the Sow & Grow project (#sowandgrowUK) – a fantastic campaign by innocent (famed for their gorgeously delicious smoothies and juices) and GIY (Grow-it-Yourself) which is all about encouraging kids to grow their own vegetables, helping them better understand where their food comes from.
A recent survey carried out by innocent found that 84% of parents believe children would be more open to eating fruit and veg if they knew where their food came from, yet, one in five parents have never attempted to produce home grown food. …read more

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Vegetarian Comfort Food Recipes

By Erin Alderson I like to think that the vegetarian comfort food I make is a direct mashup of my midwestern upbringing and my current California state of mind. They are meals that are (or feel) rich and are rooted in many recipes I knew as a kid. However, the recipes are heavy on fresh produce. The result is a list of vegetarian comfort food recipes that can please an entire family but pack a good amount of nutrients. Below is just the beginning of what’s in the archives. The good news? A lot of these are family favorites that even my little …read more

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Cracked Einkorn Porridge with Stewed Blood Oranges

By Erin Alderson Having grains in your pantry gives you an arsenal of ingredients to use. One grain can be used in many different forms. For example, einkorn is a delightfully chewy whole grain that also makes a beautiful wheat flour. However, I like the in-between state. A state where the whole grain is pulsed in a high-speed blender until the majority of grains have cracked, like in this cracked einkorn porridge. The cracked grains bring the texture while the flour helps thicken the porridge. I use a similar technique to make polenta out of millet. Master cracking grains at home and you …read more

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How to Make Overnight Oatmeal

By Emma Christensen There is a certain beauty in discovering a shortcut that is both convenient and just as good — if not better — than the real thing.
Steel-cut oats normally require a good ten to twenty minutes of stovetop simmering to render them creamy and soft. This is worth the effort for a fantastic bowl of oatmeal, but let’s be real here: not many of us have that kind of time in the morning.
Overnight oats, on the other hand, only require you to mix the oats with water and let them hang out together in the fridge overnight. A minute or two …read more

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Refried bean enchiladas with jalapeno cheese sauce

By Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche I’ll admit right off the bat – there’s nothing groundbreaking about this recipe. These refried bean enchiladas are super simple, stuffed with veggies and beans, and topped with a spicy jalapeño cheese sauce. All pretty straightforward – they’re not anything particularly novel, they don’t use any trendy ingredients, and they’re not prepared in an unusual way. But what they are is absolutely flipping delicious – so I wanted to share the recipe anyway.

And when I say these bean enchiladas are flipping delicious, I mean they’re flipping delicious. In fact, I hope you appreciate how hard it was to take these …read more

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“One-Step” Chicken Noodle Soup – For When You’re Sick of Following Recipes

By foodwishes@yahoo.com (Chef John) Or, just plain sick. Yes, I’m a little under the weather, but as they say, the show must go on, and that “show” ended up being me just throwing all my chicken noodle soup ingredients into a pot, crossing my fingers, and hoping for the best. And while I know this method didn’t produce “the best” chicken noodle soup, I was amazed at how really good it was, and how remarkably close it was to a certain canned variety. I can’t give brand names, but it rhymes with Frogresso. If you do decide to use this one-step approach, there …read more

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South Bohemia – Land of Fairy Tales in The Czech Republic

By Karen Burns-Booth And….. Land of Lager, Dumplings and Witches! Some 170km south of Prague, and not far from the Austrian border in South Bohemia, is the fairy tale town of Český Krumlov; recently emerged from years of territorial fighting, enforced ownership and urban decay, its Bohemian charm has now been fully restored to its former glory, with winding…
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Tandoori Cauliflower Wrap

By Erin Alderson Post sponsored by Flatout Flatbread. See below for more details.
I’ve not been shy about how important I feel vegetarian cooking and spice go together. While I love a simple roasted vegetable tossed with olive oil and salt, there’s also something to be said for a vegetable that is heavily spiced. This tandoori cauliflower is a good example. The tandoori spice mix relies on an equal mix of cumin, coriander, and paprika- all of which make a lovely companion for the cauliflower. Paired with the feta-yogurt and this could easily eat the cauliflower just dipped in the yogurt spread! Make a …read more

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Vegan Choc Chip Scotch Pancakes for Shrove Tuesday

By Jacqueline Meldrum It’s twelve days until Shrove Tuesday and I’m already excited. Yeah, yeah, I know I don’t have to wait until Shrove Tuesday to make pancakes, but it’s a good reminder of how awesome homemade pancakes are, not to mention how super easy they are to make.We go crazy making pancakes in the run up to Shrove Tuesday, then I don’t know, I suppose we scunner ourselves eating them so often, so we stop making them. I have to admit Cooper loves making them and it’s a fun project to do together in the kitchen. Of course chocolate is usually …read more

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Crispy Curried Chicken Thighs with Wilted Greens

By Sabrina Modelle Looking for something quick, healthy, and budget-friendly for dinner tonight? Try these curried chicken thighs!
They’re boldly spiced with an Indian curry mix and boast a delicious crispy skin. Serve it on a bed of wilted greens and thinly sliced onions for an easy meal.
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Garden Bug Themed Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe

By Grace Today I’ve got a super cute (and totally delicious!) garden bug themed chocolate cupcakes recipe to share with you. These easy bug cupcakes are simple to make and perfect for kids parties and other special occasions, especially if your little ones love bugs, insects or mini beasts! This recipe was inspired by the Half Term Bake Brighter Days community challenge currently being run by We Bake, the fun baking community that I wrote about when it launched a few months ago.

In case you missed my last post about it, We Bake is the community that rewards you for baking and …read more

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How to Make Fondant Bug Cupcake Toppers

By Grace Today I’ve got two blog posts to share with you – a super cute (and totally delicious!) garden bug themed chocolate cupcakes recipe and this post, in which I’ll show you how to make the fondant bug cupcake toppers that I used to decorate the cupcakes. These cute icing bugs are really easy to make yourself and you don’t need any special cake decorating equipment for them.

I have to admit that decorating cakes has never been my strong point. I struggle with buttercream particularly, (it’s taken me years to achieve a half pretty swirl!), but fondant icing is a different …read more

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How is olive oil made?

By Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche Firstly, sorry for not having blogged in almost a week! Do you ever just feel a bit overwhelmed, like you just really need a break? That’s me alllll the time at the moment – I’m frazzled. Pregnancy is exhausting for so many reasons! Not to mention the fact that we’ve had workmen in our house more often than not this week, which I always hate. At the weekend we went to visit some friends in Yorkshire and I didn’t check my emails once. It was absolutely lovely.

I’m back today though, with something a bit different. As I mentioned briefly in …read more

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Norwegian Butter Sauce – Better Know as Sandefjordsmør

By foodwishes@yahoo.com (Chef John) My Norwegian pronunciations aren’t any better than my French ones, but as challenging as saying, “Sandefjordsmør,” may be, this amazingly simple butter sauce is not very challenging to make. People get nervous about butter sauce, since many types can easily “break,” which means the butter separates, but because of the cream, this is extremely stable, and very user-friendly. As long you don’t dump all the cold butter cubes in at once, and just toss them in a few at a time, your sauce will not break. Along the same lines, if you make the sauce early, be sure to keep …read more

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Happy Valentines Day Bento Lunch

By Grace Happy Valentines Day! I hope you’ve enjoyed the fun Valentines Day food ideas I’ve shared here on the blog this year, the Apple Love Bugs have been a particular hit over on my Facebook page this week. In my last Valentines themed post for this year I’m sharing the simple bento lunch that I packed for my 8 year old this morning. We were running late (as usual!) so time was tight but I managed to find an extra minute or two to pack plenty of love and hearts into his lunch box!
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Butter Butternut Squash Pasta

By erin Pasta is a weekly affair around our house. It’s always a bowl full of vegetables tossed with whole wheat pasta and a drizzle of some sauce. This butternut squash pasta has long been a staple during the winter months. It’s not a sauce-heavy pasta, but the flavor is so good, I never miss the sauce. The key is to have good pasta, whether homemade or store-bought. The warm, wheat flavor of the pasta balances nicely with the roasted squash and salty notes of the cheese. and see the recipe.The post Butter Butternut Squash Pasta appeared first on Naturally …read more

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Blood Orange French 75 Cocktail

By Elise Bauer Valentine’s Day just begs to be celebrated with something red and bubbly, right?
Enter one of my favorite cocktails—the classic French 75—but instead of using lemon juice, we infuse the drink with something to make it brilliant pinkish red—blood orange.
So pretty! And just as lovely to drink as the original, if not more so. Continue reading “Blood Orange French 75 Cocktail” »
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Meat Free Mondays - 7 Recipes for the Week Ahead (13 February 2017)

By Jacqueline Meldrum Happy Monday!How are you? Have you had a good week?I don’t know where the last week went. It whizzed by. The weekend wasn’t quite what I hoped for as my wee boy had a fever and was feeling poorly, but as usual with kids, it was over quickly and he’s back to his usual energetic self. He was busy tonight with homework, but made time to write not one, but two Valentine Cards for girls in his class. How sweet is that? We’ve already discussed some of our meal plan for the week, Tonight we kept it simple with a …read more

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Vegan Chocolate-Peanut Butter Pudding Cups

By Tess Masters This quick, easy chocolate pudding can be thrown together in less than 10 minutes, and it’s so rich and creamy you’d never guess it was dairy-free!
The secret is using avocados. You won’t really taste the avocado in the finished pudding, but it helps give it a thick and creamy consistency.
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Strawberry Coffee Cake with Pistachio Crumb Topping

By Irvin This easy-to-make strawberry coffee cake has a pistachio crumb topping and is not too sweet, making it perfect for afternoon coffee or tea.

If you’ve ever been to my apartment, you know that I am not a tidy person. My partner AJ, however, happens to be extremely tidy. After living together for 15+ years, we’ve definitely come to an uneasy truce about it, with him basically ignoring my desk. He often says that he basically pretends there is an invisible blanket over my desk that covers my clutter and gives him peace of mind. But lately it’s been so out of …read more

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Valentines Fun Food: Apple Love Bugs Tutorial

By Grace As Valentines Day fast approaches I’ve got another Valentines fun food idea to share with you – cute and easy apple love bugs! I’ve put a Valentines spin on my original apple ladybugs and I’m really pleased with how they came out. There was much oohing and ahhing over them from my boys but they didn’t survive long – they love their apples too much!

If you have any trouble loading the tutorial video above, click here to watch it on YouTube, and don’t forget to subscribe to the Eats Amazing YouTube channel while you are there for lots more easy …read more

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