Christmassy Tasting Coffee ☆

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I am feeling all Christmassy already!  And I just adore this time of year. The lights, the Christmas trees, decorations and most importantly the Food & DrinkTo celebrate with amongst family and friends!

I thought let me get into the mood by making myself a cup of coffee with mixed ground spice.  A scent that starts to capture the Christmas season, through its aroma and taste

Simply make your usual cup of coffee and stir in some mixed spice powder!

I found a beautiful recipe if you want to make fresh ground mixed spice.  I’ll definitely be attempting this as soon as I need to restock!

Recipe for old fashioned mixed spice

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The healthy recipes just keep on coming!

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Ok, I’m freaking myself out! I’ve produced another really healthy recipe in two days! No butter or cheese in this vegetarian shepherd’s pie. I swapped the traditional mash potato topping for a sweet potato one, which provides this dish with a sweetness to compliment the earthiness of the vegetables.

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A real winter warmer and so very filling due to the protein content. So great for the husband’s diet and good for me too!

But I’m going to be baking again today! Just to balance things out a bit lol!
Have a super day friends, much love D x

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INGREDIENTS

3 medium sweet potatoes boiled
300g frozen quorn/soya mince
1 large onion sliced in crescents
2 cups of selection of frozen or fresh vegetables
2 garlic cloves crushed
200g tomato passata or crushed
½ vegetable stock cube
½ cup of hot water
1 tsp ground cumin powder
1 tsp soya sauce
½ tbsp tomato ketchup
A few sprigs of fresh coriander chopped
2 tbsp olive oil

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METHOD

• In a large saucepan sauté the onion and garlic in 1 tablespoon of oil. Add the vegetables and mix well

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• Throw in the quorn mince, pour in the hot water and crumble in the stock cube. Stir, cover and simmer on a low heat for 10 minutes

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• Meanwhile mash the boiled sweet potato with a little olive oil until smooth, set aside for now

• Gently stir in the passata, soya sauce and tomato ketchup and simmer for a further 5-7 minutes. Sprinkle in the fresh coriander

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• In a deep rectangular oven dish, empty out all the cooked vegetable mince

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and then top off with the sweet potato mash. Use a fork to set it down

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• Place in the oven for 20 minutes and then brown off in the grill

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Serve with a crisp refreshing salad

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