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Lucy

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Dealing with Christmas leftovers

When it comes to holiday dining, we all have a tendency to overdo it. I doubt anyone has ever been, or prepared, a Christmas dinner and found that there wasn’t enough. More often than not, even after feeding everyone till they’re ready to explode, you’re left with a giant pile of leftover food that you just don’t know what to do with. So we’ve put together some handy solutions for…

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Travel

How to spend a weekend in Dubai

If you’re thinking about your next holiday then the UAE is an amazing choice – as far as unique destinations go, few cities can beat Dubai, so check out our suggestions for some once-in-a-lifetime experiences you won’t forget in a hurry. Stuff To Do Even if staying at one of the hotels is a little out of your budget, you simply must visit the The Palm on Palm Jumeira. 240m…

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General

Hosting a multicultural festive feast

It goes without saying that Christmas dominates the winter months. And while it might make sense in Western countries that are predominantly Christian, one of the best things to have been on the rise over the past couple of years has been a thorough appreciation of diversity and inclusion. The wonderful thing about countries like the UK is that its inhabitants come from a huge variety of countries and cultures,…

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Gluten Free/ Recipes/ Sweet/ Vegetarian

Gluten-Free Lemon Pancake Bites

Pancakes don’t just have to be reserved for Shrove Tuesday. They make for a fabulous indulgent brunch, a delicious after-dinner dessert or just a fun excuse to have a tasty treat. Some people worry about getting out the frying pan and pancake mix for fear of sticking a pancake to the ceiling (does that really ever happen?), making a mess all over the cooktop when trying to flip them or…

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Recipes/ Sweet/ Vegetarian

Go Bananas for Banana Bread

Do you remember during the first lockdown when everyone went mad for banana bread? At the time I thought everyone had just gone a little stir-crazy from being told to stay at home, but recently I have had the chance to give it a go for myself. A local shop was giving away large amounts of bananas which were starting to go black, so I took a box and here…

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Recipes/ Savoury/ Vegan/ Vegetarian

Crispy Baked Polenta Fries

Gone are the days that having a portion of chips meant being restricted to potatoes. Ok, we all love spuds, but now there are many more options! From sweet potato to portabello mushroom fries to aubergine, yucca and chickpea fries we don’t have to stick to regular potatoes if we are feeling a bit more adventurous. An Italian storecupboard staple, polenta has its roots in the peasant cuisine of northern…

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Recipes/ Savoury/ Vegan/ Vegetarian

Plant-based beer-battered cauliflower tacos

Mexican is the perfect cuisine for meatless Mondays! Their love of all things veggie means it’s super easy to make their well-known dishes veggie or vegan friendly. Seriously, you only have to check this list of 21 vegan taco ideas to discover the amazing world of plant-based Mexican dishes. From tofu and faux-meat products to lentils, nuts and seeds and of course beans there’s no excuse. One of my favourite…

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Drinks/ Recipes/ Sweet

Frozen Mixed Berry Margarita

Tequila, orange liqueur, and lime juice are combined to make the traditional Margarita. This light, icy cocktail is a popular tipple that can be enjoyed shaken with ice, without ice or blended with ice and is usually served in a salt-rimmed glass. Although there's something to be said for the tried and tested versions of cocktails, it's always fun to try something different! …

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