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Vegetarian Lentil and Nut Loaf

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Do you have recipes collected from various cookbooks, magazines, friends or family, all shoved into a folder. You’ve meant to try them… but it never seems to happen. This Vegetarian Lentil and Nut Loaf (also the Panforte and Shortbread Biscuits) is a recipe I finally got around to making. Continue reading “Vegetarian Lentil and Nut Loaf”

appetizers · store cupboard · vegetables

Roasted Garlic in a Terra Cotta Garlic Baker

Roasted GarlicMum left early this morning to Ireland and I’v been keeping myself busy filling that empty space, roasting whole garlic bulbs to store in the freezer for later use. And of course it was a good excuse to use up an excess of garlic bulbs and use my Terra Cotta Garlic Baker in the process. Roasting garlic tempers its pungency and brings out a slightly sweet and gentler flavor. These caramelized soft, golden brown cloves can be used in place of fresh garlic in recipes. Continue reading “Roasted Garlic in a Terra Cotta Garlic Baker”

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Orange Glazed Carrots with Toasted Pecans and Coriander

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It’s probably safe to assume that carrots are a popular vegetable in most households. Not only are carrots good for you, they are so versatile when to comes to using them with recipes. Apart from snacking, juicing, roasting and baking with carrots, you can never go wrong serving them as a side dish, like these Orange Glazed Carrots with Toasted Pecans and Coriander. As much as we enjoy carrots simply steamed, on occasions it’s nice to posh up these brightly coloured root vegetable and combine them with other flavors and ingredients. Continue reading “Orange Glazed Carrots with Toasted Pecans and Coriander”