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    Cherry Chocolate Cupcakes

    Everybody loves cake, I personally don’t think you will ever find an amazing replacement for the real thing unless you go for mini cakes but you can easily eat a whole packet in one sitting (well I can). I have found a filling replacement in the form of Scan Bran again. I have done a chocolate cake recipe before but this is slightly different and it makes 6 of these full size cupcakes. They are so filling that you won’t want to eat more than 1 or 2 in one go anyway!

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    Lemon Drizzle Baked Oats

    Lemon Drizzle Baked Oats are another combination that I love! Another day, another baked oats recipe. I have so many different combinations for these now but I only share the best ones. I always make them a couple of times before I post just to ensure they’re good! What are your favourite combinations? If Lemon Drizzle Baked Oats don’t quite take your fancy why not try Melt In The Middle Baked Oats or Caramel Apple Baked Oats

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    Easy Peasy Spaghetti Bolognese

    Spaghetti Bolognese is a family classic and everyone has their own way of doing it. I love mine filled with veg and because it’s chopped up quite small even the toddler eats it without much fuss. Easy Peasy Spaghetti Bolognese really is just that though. Once upon a time my Bolognese would have been made with sauce from a jar. This way is just as easy though and far healthier! There’s no added salt and there’s so much veg in it. I have my Easy Peasy Spaghetti Bolognese with gluten free pasta and the Bolognese is naturally gluten free. I also enjoy having it with courgetti (spiralised courgette) that’s been…

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    Caramel Apple Baked Oats

    Caramel Apple Baked Oats are the perfect autumnal breakfast. Filling and tasty too. I’ve said it once, I’ll say it a million times, I love baked oats! I did go off of them for a while as I was eating them so often. Now though, I’m back on them, just not as often. I decided to go seasonal with them today as it is caramel apple season! I forgot how much I liked cooked apple too, there’s something really homely about it and it just reminds me of apple pie. These Caramel Apple Baked Oats were so tasty and a nice way to sneak a bit of fruit in first…

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    Chocolate Scan Bran Cake

    Scan Bran is a Swedish crisp bread, a little bit like Ryvita but harder. I’ve been sent a load to join in with the Scan Bran Challenge and see how it can help aid weightloss. My slimming group went mad for the stuff last year and we had the biggest losses as a group my consultant had ever seen. My favourite way of using it was as a cake so it was the first one I had to try. Scan Bran is available from Amazon or Holland & Barrett and probably the most fibrous thing you will ever eat!

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    Homemade Salsa

    We love Mexican food in our house and one thing we always have to have is salsa. The shop bought stuff is nice but it’s nothing compared to a proper homemade salsa! This tastes unbelievably fresh and adds a really nice twist to tacos or fajitas. The first time I made this my daughter said she didn’t want to try it until the sauce was there. I think someone was a little too used to shop bought! She tried it though and that was it, she was hooked. I barely ever buy salsa now, this is cheaper and far tastier.

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    Slow Cooker Herby Chicken

    Slow Cooker Herby Chicken was a complete experiment that turned out to be one of those much loved recipes! I love my slow cooker and not just during the winter. I decided to have a look through my recipe books to create some new recipes to do in it. This is quite simple but really tasty and makes life so much easier on the days I have work. All I need to do is cook some pasta and serve it up. You could have it with anything though as it’s almost a casserole type dish.

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    Black Forest Baked Oats

    Baked Oats are an old favourite of mine. Mainly because you can play with the flavours of them so easily. Black Forest Baked oats are definitely in my top 3 favourites. It reminds me of being little, though it doesn’t quite beat a proper gateaux. I went off them for a long time because I ate them so often. I don’t tend to have the time to make them as often these days though. Which means they’re actually a treat. I use Gluten Free oats to make mine but what oats you use makes no difference. Just as long as it’s not Ready Brek! I have shared so many flavour…

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