Marvellous mushroom burgers

I made these veggie burgers a couple of weeks ago from a recipe I clipped out of a magazine eons ago. (Yes, I am a compulsive recipe collector.) I was drawn to the recipe because…

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Soy-free seitan sausages

I love homemade seitan sausages, but wanted to try a version that used beans instead of tofu. Tofu is kinda pricey here, and since the local supermarket stopped carrying it, it’s a car ride away…

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Easy French bread pizza

A few days ago, both Mr Thrifty and I were in the mood for pizza, but it was late and I didn’t have a pizza crust premade in the freezer. So I decided to make…

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Harvest time at the allotments

I love growing things, most especially things that are edible. Eating food that I’ve grown and tended myself really makes me feel connected to the earth and other living things. So what’s happening down at…

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Elderflower cordial

Elderflower cordial is a wonderfully refreshing, non-alcoholic summer drink that is easy to make at home (provided, of course, you have access to fresh elderflowers!) Unlike most purchased sodas, it doesn’t contain any artificial colours,…

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Banana chocolate chip muffins

I made these muffins two days ago, and have been walking around in a happy little fog since then because these little vegan morsels of yumminess are so incredibly AWESOME. Light and tender, moist and…

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Gardening fun — our allotments!

I LOVE gardening! Last year we hit the gardening jackpot and became the proud keepers of an allotment (after a two-year wait). For those of you unfamiliar with them (which probably includes most everyone outside…

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