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Salty & Sweet, Maple Roast Nuts aka “Mummy I’m huuuuungry”

“Mummy I’m hungry”, “Mummy I need a snaaaaack” My children love these as a snack, and I feel like they’re getting some nourishment in the process… These are fab after school, or at 5pm for me when I’m making the kids dinner… Or part of a picky lunch along with houmous, crudites, sourdough and olives… They’re really easy to do too… Ingredients: 1 handful Raw Cashew Nuts 1 handful Raw Almonds 1 handful pumpkin seeds 1 handful sunflower seeds 1 tbsp maple syrup 1 pinch sea salt Black Pepper Method: 1. Pre-heat the oven to 150C. 2. Scatter the nuts across a roasting tray, cover with 1 tbsp maple syrup, a generous pinch of sea-salt & a crack of black pepper. 3. Roast for 15 minutes, remove and stir, roast for a further 5-10 minutes or until the nuts are gently browning. 4. Remove to a serving bowl to cool.  The nuts will be sticky but as the maple syrup cools, it will become crunchy.  Break apart any large lumps and serve. Delicious! What are …

Wholemeal Pumpkin & Feta Muffins

We have a massive glut of pumpkins… ’tis the season!  Actually, I was looking through my instagram account this morning and noticed how beautifully seasonal the pictures look (unintentionally, but glad they do).  The food is the colour of autumn, all oranges, deep reds and browns, it’s quite beautiful.  I haven’t had the account very long, and I’m wondering if the colours will change with the seasons?  It’ll be interesting to see! So, back to the pumpkin glut… With Halloween lurking, we’ve earmarked enough pumpkins for spooky lanterns, and there’s pumpkin soup of course… and now, following a few experiments and suggestions from my lovely friends there’s Pumpkin & Feta Muffins… So here goes… Ingredients (makes 12): For the roast pumpkin: 1 lb peeled pumpkin flesh 12 fresh sage leaves Olive Oil Salt & Pepper For the muffin: 250 wholemeal spelt flour (spelt has a lovely nutty flavour, but wheat is good too) 100g salted butter 150g feta 1 egg 1tsp baking power 1/2tsp bicarbonate of soda 100mls whole milk ground black pepper handful of …