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Spiced Black Forest crumble
Category: Dessert | Serves: 4–6
Prep time: 15 minutes | Cooking time: 40 minutes
450g frozen Black Forest fruits, defrosted
1 tsp clear honey or agave syrup
85g wholemeal flour
55g medium oatmeal
50g low-fat spread (choose a dairy-free version if following a vegan or dairy-free diet)
70g light soft brown sugar
¼ – ½ tsp ground cinnamon
Mmmmm...thanks Kath I can do that pie too just use soya milk and vegan marge instead of butter and milk😋
Popping us some cake in for later I think we deserve some...chocolate if I can find it - Aidan's favourite!
Oh my what about this?! Will pop back later to make a cuppa to go with......
I know Aidan never liked bananas, but I don't think he'd mind us having some of ths as it's chocolate. Try a slice me duck. 😥
Chocolate banana bread
This recipe is a delicious alternative to a classic banana bread, using cocoa and coconut to give it extra depth. Serves 8.
Tales Of Tosca (Kath's newest poem)
The Russian Grand Duchess Tosca
is a most regal feline.
Her face is stern,
her whiskers long,
her tail elegant and fluffy.
She sipped on her Mackerel Latte,
turned her nose up at Liver Pate,
watched in disdain as a mouse scurried by
and unsheathed her long claws when unhappy.
She showed off her diamante bracelet
and and changed into her best Tiara
when Count Orloff paid her a visit
from the sands of the Sahara.
When alone in the night,
as she curled nice and warm
in the glow of the firelight.
and would purr with delight
Aww Kath I love the poem I know Bill will too somehow I will have to copy it for him.
Oh yes Aidan wasn't keen on nanas, but I will like it please a large slice
We can sit and have a slice with a cuppa and a laugh!
Baked Beetroot with Quorn and Lemon Tagine
There is a definite lack of sausages in this category! 😁
We can do sausages!
and you have a CAT what is his/her name?
Thanks for the bangers. Vixen is my cat's name and she is 4.
Aww, look at Vixen isn't she a beauty. Mike, most of my regulars are vegan or vegetarian, but as Toni said - we can do sausages and that's a lovely plateful Toni, thank you.
Now to look for a nice sausage recipe for Mike and any other carnivore like me. 😀
Our sausage casserole recipe is a fantastic winter meal. Wiltshire Bacon’s Cumberland Sausages & Smoked Streaky Bacon together deliver a truly unique flavour. This warming & filling dish is delicious with some warm crusty bread. Perfect for freezing.
Preparation time: Around 45mins
Cooking time: Around 45 – 60mins
Serve in a bowl with a warm crusty bread baguette.
Toni, you could use Vegan sausages in your version.
Watch recipe video
Thanks for the recipe Kathleen, regrettably I cannot cut vegetables due to the OA in my hands and cannot stand/sit by the cooker to cook. Unless a meal can be slung in the microwave or on a single tray in the oven then it doesn't happen. At least I can look at the pictures and drool!
Kath thank you for the rhubarb crumble yummy - mine is coming up nicely in the garden :)
Mike Vixen looks so sweet! Is she a little character? I bet she is🐱
I have a small cat too although she is now 10 (not sure at all when that happened she's called Daisy really but has many nicknames....Sleek and miss Slimkins (named by Aidan/Bubbles who was a café regular until he died shockingly at 58 in December) when the vet said she was putting weight on! We also call her Diddi at home or Darling! she responds to all names if called in the right tone 🙂
Help I can't delete the picture it's toooooo BIG!!
Mike I was going to say most of us don't eat the food in here either as we'd put to much weight on!!!
Some more bangers for you
What makes you think Vixen may be a little character 😍
Loving the pictures of Sleek and Vixen. Mike, same as us. I would use frozen veg as it's already chopped, but I don't know how we could get round the problem of shoving it in the oven! 🙄 There MUST be a way to microwave it. This looks nice, but not for Toni or Mike! 😕
Sausage and Roasted Vegetable Pilaf
Heat the oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas Mark 5.
Place the peppers, onions and courgette into a roasting tin with the butternut squash. Give the peeled garlic cloves a quick bash with the end of a rolling pin and add to the tin.
Arrange the sausages around the vegetables and drizzle generously with olive oil. Use your hands to ensure all of the vegetables and sausages are coated and then put the roasting tin in the oven for 30 minutes.
About 10 minutes before the sausages and vegetables are cooked, remove them from the oven. Add the rice, cumin, paprika, salt and pepper and a little more olive oil.
Make sure everything is combined then return to the oven for the final 10 minutes. Give it a stir before serving.
I bet Mike enjoyed the sausage pilaff Kat🌭 - I think that's meant to be a hot dog!
AW Mike she is so sweet🙂 Don't they just love bags and boxes! My Mum's old cat used to 'get in' (hardly!!) empty tissue boxes.
I'm looking for a pic of Daisy - we call her Sleek in the café
This is her Yoga pose!
1 whole cauliflower (OUTER GREENS STILL ATTACHED)
Remove the greens from the outside of the vegetable and rinse and dry them.
Rinse the outside of the cauliflower and thoroughly dry.
Cut the bottom of the cauliflower off so it's flat.
Turn the cauliflower on its side and cut into 2-3 steaks (approximately an inch thick).
Drizzle the steaks and extra fallen pieces with olive oil, salt and pepper, a pinch of paprika and umami dust. Make sure both sides are seasoned.
Season the greens the same way and transfer to a baking tray.
In a flat pan heat, a tablespoon of olive oil and brown the steaks. (Around 4 minutes on each side)
Transfer steaks to a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
Bake steaks and greens for approximately 20 minutes or until fully cooked on the inside. (Test this on a smaller extra fallen piece).
Enjoy with eggs, or as a side along with the greens!
Hi Kath, just took the liberty of sorting out the spacing, I just got a cauliflower yesterday, I’m going to try this tomorrow Yx
I have a cauli Kath with no idea what to do....I might just try this!
Sounds rather yum, but had to google umami dust!
"Umami Dust Seasoning is a carefully crafted blend of finely chopped mushrooms, aromatic vegetables and herbs, specifically designed to naturally enhance the savory flavor of your favorite foods. Finely ground powder. Unique blend of savory ingredients, including umami-rich mushrooms, garlic, and tomato."
Sweet potato, sage and onion tart
An attractive, colourful centerpiece that goes with ‘all the trimmings’. Makes 1 large tart, serves 6-8.
Tip: If you want to make the tart in advance, prepare the baked crust, the sweet potato mash and the baked onions, and store them separately. Assemble the tart just before baking it.
OMG that looks amazing Kath yes please! Would do Christmas day wouldn't it?
My pusskin in case Mike1 pops by...
Speedy Vegetarian Pasta
150 grams (Waitrose Egg Garganelli)
250 grams (Sunblush Tomato and Mozzarella Salad, from the deli service counter)
aged balsamic vinegar
Now that looks a nice simple dish Kath - I will do mine without the egg pasta just use the dried stuff! Only problem is Paul doesn't like pasta much so might have to add something for him🤔
Thing is I could eat pasta till it comes out of my ears
Then baked spud the next day!!!
Then baked spud!
I love baked spud with butter. slurp.
Leek & herb stuffed jackets
PREP: 5 MINS
COOK: 30 MINS
Bored of the usual baked potato fillings? These are started off in the microwave to speed things up, then baked with a creamy leek mixture
That is one for us to try definitely I have leeks (had a fruit and veg order from the farm shop yesterday) and I have vegan herby cheese spread too 🙂Ta v muchly Kath😺