Hot cross buns

Easter is approaching and that means hot cross buns are on all the shelves. I am always disappointed with shop bought hot cross buns, apart from the fact that they are packaged in single use plastic, they are also nowhere near as tasty as this homemade version. Although this is a bit of effort the end result is well worth it. I ended up doing these over most of a day to make sure there was plenty of time for the buns to rise. Almost as soon as they came out of the oven, Rob walked in the front door and promptly ate one, they are just too tasty to resist.

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Chocolate Seed Bars

I am a complete chocaholic so when Pamela sent over this recipe for a chocolate snack which is low in sugar but high in good fats and protein I knew it was going to be a winner for me. It is also very easy and quick to make with no baking. Thank you Pamela!
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How to make bread by hand

Making bread by hand is something which has, understandably, become less commonplace over time. It is a process which is ideal for someone who is in the house all day doing lots of different bits and pieces. Now, bread is such an easy, cheap staple that few of us even think about making it, and those that do often opt for a bread maker. But I have found the process of making bread wholly satisfying and the result is more delicious than any of the other alternatives.  This recipe is simple, uses very few ingredients and is almost entirely free of plastic, wherever you buy your ingredients. Enjoy and let me know how you get on.

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How to shop at Zero Waste shops

We have been so wrapped up in sorting out the shop that we forgot that this way of shopping is completely new to many people. It can be daunting and intimidating walking into a shop when you don’t know how it works or what to expect. I wanted to do this article to give an idea of how the shop will work and what to expect from it as a customer. I hope you like it.

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Blueberry pancakes

Growing up we always had crepes but I can safely say I am now fully converted to these American style blueberry pancakes. They are a delicious way to start a weekend and an absolute must for Pancake Day. If it was up to me we would be eating this every day of the week.  This recipe is also entirely dairy free.

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Coconut broth and roasted roots with quinoa

This recipe is so good in summer time. Coconut and lime always go beautifully together and the roasted root vegetables are so sweet and delicious. This is also a really colourful meal which always makes it more appealing. And, just for reference quinoa is pronounced ‘ki-noir’…not ‘quin-oa’ as I have said for years.

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