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    Taco Mince

    I got asked for my Taco Mince recipe a few times after I posted my dinner on Instagram last week. I don’t make my taco filling overly spicy as the kids both eat it so this is a family friendly recipe… As if I’d do anything but! The toddler has pasta with his though because, well, toddler. It does have a slight kick but it’s definitely not the spiciest thing I cook. This makes enough to fill 12 taco shells so plenty for the whole family. I usually serve mine with some rice too, just to make sure everyone is full. If you want to make this the most amazing…

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    Mexican Rice

    This is something I used to cook way before I started “dieting” and now it seems every time I have it on the menu we end up with a takeaway! Tonight, I finally managed to cook it again and I forgot how good it is for a simple, 1 pan dish. It’s a great way of using up wrinkly veg too as you can chuck whatever you fancy in it. You can also make it vegetarian, which I have done many times before, by simply removing the chicken. Also, you can make it as spicy or mild as you like, as with pretty much all my recipes, this is child…

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    Carrot & Sweet Potato Cakes

    I’ve decided this month I’m going to go as gluten free as I can to see if it helps my stomach at all. My niece has Coeliac disease and it’s supposed to run in the family, I’ve had stomach upsets for years but I always put it down to a bad diet, it’s been a lot better since I changed my diet 2 years ago but I still get the odd flare up and it’s usually when I’ve had pizza or pasta. I do get bloated quite a lot too so even though I know I’m not coeliac, I think I’m definitely sensitive to gluten. I made these potato cakes…

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    Easy Chilli Sauce

    I use this sauce for a few different dishes but it also makes a great dipping sauce. It’s hard to find good, healthy sauces so why not make one?! It only takes a couple of minutes to throw together too. You can change the quantities of the ingredients to make more and of course to suit your taste! This should make about 2 portions.

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    Jar Noodles

    This was a slightly experimental lunch but it turned out to be a success! Which is always a bonus. I love a Pot Noodle style thing but this is a great way of getting more vegetables in your system and also, it’s more filling than a shop bought one as it contains protein! I have recently adapted this recipe as I wrote it pre-gluten free. I use dried Rice Noodles instead of egg ones and a gluten free alternative to soy sauce.

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    Cheesy Garlic Stuffed Mushrooms

    These are probably one of my favourite starters ever and it took me ages to realise that of course I can have them as a lunch! They’re easy to make and don’t take long to cook but yet I still forget about them for months on end then all of a sudden they’ll just pop into my mind and I HAVE to have them!

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    Bacon, Leek & Potato Soup

    I do love soup! There’s just something so warming about it. When the weather is miserable and cold soup is just the perfect meal. This one is perfect for those grey, rainy days and is really filling thanks to the potato. It’s also a good way of using up some sad looking potatoes lurking in the cupboard.

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    Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

    I’ve never been much of a hummus fan but I decided to give this a go so I’ve got something a bit different for lunch and now it’s got me thinking about summer picnics down the beach. Shop bought hummus can be quite high in fat so this is a healthier alternative. It also doesn’t take too long to make, as long as you have a food processor of course!

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    Slow Cooker Pepperpot Stew

    I love a slow cooker meal, and Pepperpot Stew is definitely one of my favourites. Slow cookers are just so handy for busy days and you can make perfect wintery stews. This particular stew is full of flavour but with a slight kick. The kids enjoy it too so it shows it’s not too spicy. You can make this with beef or pork, both taste great but I prefer pork.

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    Smokey Bacon and Chickpea Soup

    Winter is definitely here and for me that means it’s soup weather! I love my chunky vegetable soup but I’m getting a little bored of it so today I decided to try something new and this is what I came up with. It tastes amazing and it’s perfect for warming you up from the inside. Ingredients 200g of cooking bacon, fat removed and cut into small chunks 2 tins chopped tomatoes 1 tin of chickpeas 1 litre vegetable stock 1 medium onion, diced 1 tbsp of smoked paprika 1/2 tsp of chilli flakes 1 tsp of garlic powder 2 tsp of worcestershire sauce 2 tbsp of tomato puree Method (Serves…

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