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Baking Desserts Recipes Vegetarian

Chocolate and Orange Cake

Chocolate Orange Cake

There’s nothing quite like cake is there? Problem is, cake is pretty bad for you, this cake changes all that… it’s even worse! It was borne of an evening at a friend’s house at which there was a fabulous chocolate orange cake of which I had only one slice, so I made another. It is a little different though because this recipe uses oil instead of butter/stork which makes the batter extra moist, at the cost of at least one artery per slice.

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Asian Healthy Eating Middle Eastern Recipes Vegetarian

Hummus

Hummus Recipe (1)

By far and away my favourite food to eat, for lunch at least, is hummus. It is such a versatile food which can be used both as a filling or as a dip, and flavoured with no end of different spices and herbs. This hummus recipe may contain rather a lot of olive oil, but it’s still a great healthy snack and a fantastic way of taking on protein.

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European Healthy Eating Recipes Vegetarian

Tortilla (Spanish Omelette)

I’ve been wanting to bring you readers this dish for a while now, however my girlfriend decided that each time we had it planned she didn’t like omelette, despite the fact she did this at least twice. Also, my mum hates eggs, yet she eats omelette and quiche, what’s with that? Bloody women. Sorry that slipped out, don’t castigate me.

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Healthy Eating Italian Recipes Vegetarian

Penne all’arrabiata

Penne Alla'rrabiata

Recently I’ve been providing more complicated recipes that aren’t on the cheaper side of the frugal scale. Whilst they are still very cheap, I can do better, so I will. There really is nothing nicer than a good, traditional pasta sauce, with simple, yet delicious flavours that don’t try to do anything too complicated. For this reason I have found that basic pasta sauces based around tomato always taste better without any tomato puree or balsamic vinegar, to name but two examples. It is my opinion that the most that should be added are more basic ingredients, chilli or basil for instance.

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Baking Recipes Vegetarian

Chocolate Brownies

Chocolate Brownies

These have been described as the world’s best Chocolate Brownies by, seemingly, everyone who has ever eaten them. I must, however, admit that I have alighted this recipe from somewhere else and feel obliged to attribute it to a certain Mrs. Dimbleby, an ex-Sunday Telegraph food writer of fifteen years. Dense, gooey and with a crisp outer shell, these chocolate brownies are more or less literally to-die-for. Just make sure you lick the bowl – you may regret not doing so for some years.