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Root vegetable crumble – a delicious way to use up any veg

This is a genuinely lovely comfort food recipe with the added benefit of being a fridge clearer! You can add almost anything to it. Cabbage, Pak Choi, Kohl Rabi, Swede, Turnips….all those hungry gap vegetables will be turned into delicious nommyness with the addition of a super easy white sauce and a savoury crumble topping. The only thing to watch …

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What can you do with beetroot powder and rose petals?

The nice folk at www.buywholefoodsonline.co.uk sent me a box of unusual ingredients for me to try out.  I was keen to try out the beetroot powder, I like beetroot anyway, especially in chocolate brownie form but I don’t like the hassle of cooking and peeling it.  Beetroot powder is still good for you but it is a lot easier to …

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It is cheaper to cook chickpeas from scratch than buy tinned

  Cooking organic chickpeas from scratch costs less per 100g than buying non organic chickpeas in a tin, unless they are on special offer, in which case you save a few pence. We eat a lot of chickpeas. They go in curries, soups, with rice, pasta and mashed up to make falafels and hummus. Leftover curried chickpeas make fantastic pastie …

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What to do with a veg box in April

Every week I get a vegetable box delivered and I find myself staring at it thinking, ‘what can I do with all this veg?’ To save myself the agony next year I’m writing down my ideas every month. It is turning into a seasonal food diary and the little bit of planning is saving me lots of stress. This is …

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What to do with a veg box in March

This is my veg box from Chi Wholefoods at the end of March. I’ve asked them to put in reduced veg if it is available so the carrots are not as gorgeous looking as the full price ones. They will be incredibly tasty and I’m doing my bit to reduce food waste and save money. The box is to feed …

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Small, affordable changes to eat more local food #wheresmyfoodfrom

I’m taking part in the Live Happerley Challenge to know where all my food comes from for 7 days Today is the last day and I’m summing up all the useful stuff I found out. I’m on a tight food budget so changes have to be affordable. The past week has been full of surprises and I’m really happy to …

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March free wild food foraging #wheresmyfoodfrom

I’m taking part in the Live Happerley Challenge to know where all my food comes from. I’m doing it on a tight budget though and any free food is good food. It is early March and there is not much growing in my garden. The local parks are starting to grow a couple of very useful edible plants though. They …

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How to get bargains at the Farmers Market #wheresmyfoodfrom

I’m taking part in the Live Happerley Challenge to know where all my food comes from. Our local Farmers Market is guaranteed to have stalls that come within a certain radius of Bristol. It is on once a week, in the center of town and there are many delicious goodies. It is all top notch stuff and is often organic …

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The food miles in my breakfast #wheresmyfoodfrom

  For 7 days I’m doing the #wheresmyfoodfrom challenge to know where my food is from. I think it is pretty easy to eat only food from a known source if you are not on a tight budget, you could just shop locally and organically at the nearest Farmers Market. I used to work on the veg stall, and then …