Spiced lentils with roasted butternut squash, hazelnuts and goats Cheese – Serves 4

This is based on a recipe I’d torn out of a magazine ages ago.  I thought it looked unusual and if I’m totally honest I really liked the photograph!
It was enjoyable to make, particularly as I love lentils and I thought that the ingredients made a really great combination, and the kitchen smelt great while it was cooking it.
It would be perfect for a vegetarian dinner party or could be served as part of a party buffet if you increase the quantity of the ingredients, or as a side dish, or for lunch………

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Smooze Ice Lollies

Summer seems to up and left England all of a sudden and thoughts are now turning to warm Autumnal dishes rather than crisp fresh salads.
There’s never a bad time for an ice-lolly though they are guaranteed to get your mind back to those sunny summer days.
The Smooze Fruit Ices, in my opinion are quite special. They are made from freshly pressed coconuts, real fruit juices and purees, and are dairy, gluten and soy free, and they contain no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives, and they certainly give other fruit flavoured lollies a run for their money.
There are 4 different Smooze flavours to try: Real Coconut and Mango, Real Coconut and Pink Guava, Real Coconut and Pineapple and Simply Coconut. They are so creamy and my favourite is Simply Coconut, which tastes really good.
They come in a small packet, but are very satisfying. The really great thing about is that they can be found on the ambient shelf, so you only need to freeze as much as you need. They can be used in all sorts of ways and there are a few ideas on their really cute website.