Vegetarian Recipes

tasty vegetarian (& some seafood) recipes


Well if you would like to get in touch or have anything to say to us that is not specifically about a posting, please add a comment below and we’ll get back to you. Thanks, R & D.

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69 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Teeenzzz // Jan 30, 2008 at 5:03 pm

    You utter twits! Why do you stamp your website address in an obscure corner of your C’mas card and wait until I go through the pile with said C’mas card at the end of Jan? What a great site! I cannot, however, believe that you would consign coriander to the dishes of Beelzebub…

  • 2 richard // Jan 31, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    Hello Teeenzzz

    You must be a friend of my fellow blogger. I deduce this because (a) it was she who put our address in an obscure corner of her christmas cards, and (b) I don’t have any friends.

    Sorry, but I can’t work out who you are from your cutting-edge cybername.

    Whoever you are, I am delighted you like the site. You have swollen our readership by 25%.

    I’ll get D to post a more informed comment.

    By the way, a rectangle has only 4 corners – what criteria are you using when ranking them in order of obscurity?

    All the best



  • 3 richard // Jan 31, 2008 at 5:43 pm

    Ah, hello Tina, for that is you. How’s the T-Shirt business going?



  • 4 Teeenzzz // Feb 8, 2008 at 3:11 pm

    I have now forensically examined your C’mas card and found that the yumblog url was not in fact in any corner, but in the middle, slightly elevated, and upside down on the flap that is not the one with the Christmas greeting. I feel this location very much warrants the description ‘obscure’. Luckily, this also neatly avoids the necessity for ranking the corners.

    By the way, wise move on making this site mostly fish and veg. Your co-habitee has been known to source scrawny blue chickens from rather dubious ‘outlets’…

  • 5 richard // Feb 8, 2008 at 5:03 pm

    CSI New Cross.

    As far as I’m aware the chicken thing no longer happens although who knows what she gets up to when I am asleep.

    I would say:
    1. Top right
    2. Top left
    3. Bottom right
    4. Bottom left
    5. In the middle, slightly elevated, and upside down


  • 6 AdamlovesIan // Aug 30, 2008 at 6:30 pm

    I love Ian and he’s very upset about your criticism of coriander. We both think it wonderful and one of god’s most imaginative creations, a close second to Swedish blonds (although I share your view of pears). Must dash, eating mushrooms.

  • 7 Tina // Oct 16, 2008 at 12:20 pm

    No updates for a whole month? Have you taken up stamp collecting instead?

  • 8 richard // Oct 16, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    Hi Tina

    Someone who cares.

    There are a stash of new posts just waiting for D to correct the spelling, check the grammar, and generally make them look like they were written by someone half literate.

    And we’ve been on holiday.

    And collecting stamps.



  • 9 soup fan // Dec 13, 2008 at 7:34 pm

    I do enjoy yumblog somewhat chronic.

  • 10 Scott (land) // Jan 5, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    Fantastic, amazing, breath of fresh air… I have been looking for such a website on the interweb for yonks.

    Keep up the great work.

    All the best for 2009 (I’m sure it won’t be as bad as you lead article suggests)

    Scott from Scotland

    thanks to B3TA for the headsup

  • 11 richard // Jan 5, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    Hi Scott from Scotland, thanks for the kind words.

    Good to hear someone still using the under-rated word ‘yonks’.

    All the best to you too.


  • 12 Urtha // Feb 8, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    Hi Richard,

    I’ve been reading your site since it was mentioned on b3TA, and particularly like the yuckblog section!

    Today I made, using a shwartz mix (I know, but I was weak at the time) creamy garlic mushrooms. I obviously tweaked the ingredients (extra garlic, butter rather than oil, and simmering longer than recommended. Family was pleased, but I thought it tasted a bit `tinny.` Could you possibly provide a similar recipe which would make me happy…

    I realise that there are dozens of recipes out there, but I would like to see a packet-mix versus real recipe showdown, done in your inimitable styleE!


  • 13 Danielle // Mar 11, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    Afternoon Yumblog

    Whilst browsing through foodie websites, it was a pleasure to read your original and interesting blog.

    Taste of London is the world’s leading restaurant, food and drink festival. The social event of the year for aspirant `foodies` and socialites who can combine a great day out with tasting and learning about food and drink, experiencing London’s top restaurants and meeting an array of fabulous culinary talent. The festival will be held on the 18th to the 21st of June in Regents Park and is sure to enjoy the same success as in previous years.
    Taste of London would appreciate the opportunity to place either a promotional banner and/or a link to the festival website in exchange for prizes that could be used in a competition on your blog in conjunction with the event. Prizes will include 2 pairs of tickets to The Taste of London Festival on either Thursday the 18th or Friday the 19th of June 2009 in Regents Park.

    Should you be interested in affiliating your blog with The Taste of London festival, please could you contact me on 077 893 44185 or

    Kind Regards
    Danielle de Villiers

  • 14 Scott (land) // Apr 13, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    Are you guys watching Great British Menu?

  • 15 Scott (land) // May 4, 2009 at 10:16 am

    I take it you are not then……. would you have answered if my name was Mr Oliver? he seemed to get a quick response.

  • 16 richard // May 4, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    Hi Scott

    A well deserved virtual slap on the wrist there … besides we’ve changed horribly since we’ve started hanging out with J’me and his exciting celebrity chums.

    As for watching the Great British Menu. No. I’ve seen it a few times but found it a bit too … er … ‘BBC’. You a fan?



  • 17 richard // May 8, 2009 at 9:49 am

    I take it you are not then……

  • 18 Lisa // May 17, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    My name is Lisa and I work for Cookware I would like to talk to you about a potential partnership with Yum Blog.
    I appreciate your time and look forward to hearing back from you.
    Thank you,

  • 19 victoria // May 21, 2009 at 3:43 pm


    Please could you email me back as I was wondering you would be interested in trialling some Abel and Cole products and blogging about them



  • 20 Mo Prendergast // Jun 2, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    To whom this may concern,

    Please could you provide me with an email address/ contact number for press enquiries.

    Mo Prendergast,
    Client Services Director

  • 21 Ann Walsh // Jun 17, 2009 at 3:23 pm


    I read about your blog in the Times and wondered if you could help me with a new cookery pilot I am working on for Channel 4. I am looking for a group of really confident women who love home cooking to be part of a show that the channel are considering commissioning. Could I post on your blog? The wording would be as follows:

    Maverick TV, the company that makes How to Look Good Naked and 10 Years Younger, is looking for friends who are up for a fun cooking challenge. If you would like to take part in some filming for a Channel 4 pilot could one person in your group please email with a contact name and an evening and daytime telephone number.

    The information collected from you will be kept in the strictest confidence and will not be disclosed to any third party for any purpose other than for the purposes stated herein. Your personal information will only be used for the purpose of evaluating whether you would be a suitable contributor to the programme. Your personal information will NOT be used for any marketing, publicity or research purposes. All information will be dealt with according to the Data Protection Act 1998 and all other applicable laws and regulation with respect to Data Protection

  • 22 Jess Shanahan // Dec 17, 2009 at 10:44 am

    Hi There;

    I am writing to you from the Mabel Gray PR company, we work with companies such as AGA and Interflora and have decided to expand our blogging network. I’d love to be able to send you updates on our relevant clients, event invites, products etc. I loved reading through your blog!

    If you are interested, please let me know and I will give you some more info.

    Best Wishes

  • 23 Pippa Mass // Feb 9, 2010 at 11:30 am

    Hi there,

    I hope you are well.

    I work for Hill & Knowlton PR agency, representing Britvic and one of their products – J20.

    I’m keen to get in touch with bloggers such as yourself as part of our wider campaign. To gauge both your opinion on this particular project but also offer exclusive opportunities/insights on future J20 campaigns.

    We would also like to send you a few J20 goodies in and some more information on our upcoming campaign. If you could get in touch using the email adress above I would be really grateful!

    Look forward to hearing from you,


  • 24 Matt Exley // Feb 25, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    The link below will, I hope, provoke a response that is:
    a: Cynical
    b: Cynical with a flavoursome foodie twist
    c: Too tempting and will make you move to Somerset (assuming you don’t already live in Somerset – It’s raining in Somerset right now, so don’t hurry)

  • 25 Julia Coles // Mar 3, 2010 at 11:58 am

    I am contacting you regarding a new campaign which launches today called ‘Who gets the tip?’ , its aim being that businesses such as restaurants/pubs/cafes or other places where you tip, are more transparent with their staff and customers on how those tips are divided up.

    If there’s no tipping policy displayed we want consumers to start asking ‘Who gets the tip?’

    We’d be really keen for you to support this campaign by including it in your blog or by embedding our ‘Who gets the tip?’ badge on your site. This can be easily downloaded from the website, or we can send you the information.

    All establishments that upload their tipping policy on our site will be plotted on a map, and customers are then able to log on to find out their procedure.

    This campaign can be followed on Facebook and Twitter and we’ve got plenty of materials that might be of interest to you including research on tipping attitudes, a history of tipping timeline, quotes from celebrity chefs etc..

    We would love to hear about any of your views and experiences or your thoughts on the site, if you think it needs more info etc.

    For full information see or contact me directly.

  • 26 Kathryn // Mar 31, 2010 at 12:18 am

    Hi Richard,

    Hope you are well. There is a new bar/restaurant call Platform that offers an interesting ‘Gate to Plate’ dining experience and I would like to invite you for our launch party. Is this something that would interest you?

    Please email me at and I could send you further information [invitation,menu,etc].

    I hope to hear from you soon!

    Kind Regards,
    Kathryn Kee

  • 27 Ryan Levitt // Apr 26, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    I just wanted to tell you how much I love your blog and about an opportunity I’m working on with Team Wholegrain ( that I’d love your feedback on.

    Team Wholegrain are potentially planning a fun competition designed to bring more wholegrain into everyone’s lives. We’re looking for people to design recipes using wholegrain in the ingredients list and then having people vote on their favourite dish. The wholegrain can come from any source as long as it’s an actual wholegrain. The Team Wholegrain website features a list of Wholegrains in the site to help people determine what they are. Submission would be in the form of a written recipe, photo with recipe or video taking potential chefs through the cooking process. We would then upload the recipes onto the Team Wholegrain website allowing visitors to vote for the recipes they like best.

    Our end goal is to show that wholegrain doesn’t just have to be eaten at breakfast in cereals and breads. Instead, it can be incoporated into almost any meal. As you may or may not know, it is recommended that people eat a minimum of three servings of whole grain per day. Yet, most Brits barely eat that in a single week!

    The winner of the best recipe would be given a free trip for two to enjoy a cooking course at Lesley Walters’ cooking school in Dorset for a weekend.

    Can you let me know if this is something you would be interested in getting involved with? If so, please do let me know and if we move forward with this opportunity I will be sure to contact you to send you details.

    P.S. I’m going to give your gently spiced bean and prawn soup a try next week. Does it mean I’m cheating if I use my new soupmaker? Thanks for sharing the recipe!!


    Ryan Levitt
    Account Director – Digital UK
    Pembroke Building
    Kensington Village
    Avonmore Road
    London W14 8DG
    t. +44(0)20 7878 3295 f. +44(0)20 7878 3030

  • 28 samhibbert // Jun 3, 2010 at 9:05 am

    HI Rich & Daisy. I heard the news. Many congratulations. I look forward to seeing some photos.
    Take care. Sam

  • 29 Claudia // Aug 13, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    I’m Claudia from Forman & Field.
    Established in East London in 2002, Forman & Field is a fine food mail order company specializing in the best natural, seasonal, British produce from small, independent producers.
    We really like your Chocolate Review (I personally love the post featuring the Langues de Chat Irregulières avec Ganache au Chocolat), and were wondering if you’d like to try one of our products, totally free. We’re looking for online coverage on quality sites like yours and thought you might be interested in trying one of our Patisserie menu’s popular chocolate boxes.
    We would like to invite you to try a box of 12 assorted L’Artisan du Chocolat Couture chocolates ( All we ask for in exchange is a short write-up on your site.
    Interested? Let me know and we can sort out the details!

  • 30 davy // Jan 2, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    i’m looking for an interesting recipe for a “birthday” cake? Any ideas?

  • 31 Maria // Jan 19, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    Hi, Could you please email me back if you are interested in trialling some Mathos Exclusive products and blogging about them? Greek organic honey in particular.

    Many thanks! Maria

  • 32 Amanda Jacobs // Feb 15, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    Hi there,

    We’d love to invite you to a food related event. What is the best way to contact you with the invitation?


  • 33 Jen Harris // Feb 15, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    Hi Richard,

    Hope you’re well.

    I’d love to invite you to a fun food event event that takes place tomorrow in central London.

    How can I contact you to give you further info if you’re free?



  • 34 Charlotte Walker // May 11, 2011 at 9:48 am

    Hi Rich and Daisy,

    Selfridges is hosting Project Ocean, a month long celebration of our oceans to highlight the issue of over-fishing, help us all understand the threats to the ocean and make positive choices about the right fish to buy and eat.

    There’s a huge amount going on both in Selfridges flagship London store from11th May until 12th June, including live cooking demonstrations in the Food Hall from top chefs like Tom Aikins, Linda Dangoor and Bruno Loubet.

    Would you be interested in supporting the cause on Yum Blog in the form of a blog post? If so, I’d love to hear from you.

    Please do get in touch, my email is

    Thanks very much,

    Charlotte Walker
    Online Content & PR Manager

  • 35 Leonie // May 23, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    Hi Richard & Daisy,

    I know it is very last minute, but we would like to invite you to an event happening tomorrow evening.

    Please let me know if you are available and I can send across all of the information.

    Many thanks,

  • 36 Scooter McKenzie // Jul 4, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    Greetings Yumbloggers,
    I’m probably not the first person to send this but as the saying goes, I saw this and thought of you:

  • 37 richard // Jul 5, 2011 at 9:07 am

    Hi Scoots

    Many thanks for thinking of us… it’s excellent. You were the first, but we had already found the link on B3ta.

    This is over a year old and has had more than a million views, so you’ve probably seen it … but when I saw it, etc.

    All the best


  • 38 Kathleen Hubert // Jul 21, 2011 at 11:13 pm


    I was wondering if you accept guest post for your blog. If you do, I would like to submit a few. I’m a recent college graduate, with an English major, looking to build out my portfolio. I can write on a wide variety of topics and am sure you would be happy with the quality. Please email me back if you are interested. Thank you for your time.

    – Kathleen Hubert

  • 39 richard // Jul 25, 2011 at 8:47 am

    Hi Kathleen.
    Many thanks for your interest. Unfortunately (for you) we like to write this rubbish ourselves.
    Good luck with your portfolio.
    All the best

  • 40 Scooter McKenzie // Sep 23, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    Congratulations on your move,Yumbloggers, I’m looking forward to your first post from the bountiful North. Shame about the lack of 6Music but you should be able to play it through your computer or telly if you’ve got cable. Now to solve that pesky Waitrose problem…

  • 41 Melanie Palmero // Oct 10, 2011 at 12:53 am


    I hope you’re having a great week! I helped build an infographic about kitchen safety and thought you might like to use it on Yum Blog. Here’s the link:

    There’s code at the bottom that makes it easy to post, but if you have any questions, let me know and I’ll try to help.


    ~ Melanie

  • 42 Henry // Nov 22, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    Hi Richard,

    We run a drinks club called Thirstcard, a beverage discount card that gives you up to 50% off drinks at bars, pubs, clubs and coffee shops.

    I am writing because we have a number of very nice places participating in the Farringdon area. For example, our members can get 50% off tea and coffee all year round at Dose Espresso, a coffee shop on Long Lane.

    If you’d like to offer your readers 20% off our usual price then please let me know at We’d be happy to provide you with a discount code that you can give to your readers.

    All the best for now


  • 43 Kate // Dec 8, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    Hi all!

    Amy’s Kitchen is having a great competition!
    All you have to do, is upload your favourite vegetarian, vegan or free-form recipe along with a picture of the dish and youhave the chance of winning an Amy’s Kitchen hamper packed with goodies- including an iPod Nano!

  • 44 Navi // Dec 19, 2011 at 10:21 am

    Hi! Please email me about advertising on your site… would be an interesting fit! :-)


  • 45 Mary clear // Jan 9, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    Richard we need help from a creative person like you can you me ? 815407

  • 46 Mary clear // Jan 10, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    Richard you did not leave your number . Don’t give up try again . Sweet jeesus the child labou/ production video is fab.

  • 47 Olivia Danzig // Jan 11, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    Hi there,

    Here at Frank we do the press for Kit Kat, who are searching for the UK’s ultimate Kit Kat Chunky flavour!

    We’ve noticed that you have great taste in food (especially chocolate!), so we’d love to get your expert opinion on four limited edition flavours. They’re not in the shops yet so we’ll send you over some samples of the bars; KIT KAT® Chunky Orange, Kit Kat Chunky White Choc, Kit Kat Chunky Peanut Butter and Kit Kat Chunky Double Choc.

    It would be great to have you on board in the search for the Kit Kat Chunky Champion all you have to let us know is the best address to send samples out to!

    Olivia x

    Olivia Danzig

    Office: 020 7693 6999

  • 48 Jim // Jan 27, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    Fancy a blogroll swap? Great site! I only just found you today

  • 49 zoe // Apr 27, 2012 at 10:02 am

    Dear Webmaster,
    I came across your website and wanted to see if you were interested in working with us. I’m an independent online marketing consultant working with a client (a cake decorating magazine) who wants to purchase a sponsored article or guest blog on your websites. If you are interested I can send you further details. If you have any more websites, please list them in your reply.

    We will be able to pay by PayPal and the article will need to be up for at least 12 months.

    Please let me know if you are interested in this proposal or indeed if you have any suggestions of how we can collaborate on something else. I look forward to hearing from you!

    Kind regards,

    Zoe Leeder
    Marketing Consultant

  • 50 dre // Jun 22, 2012 at 8:40 am

    dear richard & daisy,

    your blog is awesome. happy friday!


  • 51 richard // Jun 25, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    Hi dre, thanks for your kind words … Delighted you like the site.
    R & D

  • 52 Dan Limb // Jul 19, 2012 at 10:55 am


    I hope you’re well.

    My name’s Dan and I work for Elizabeth Shaw. I came across your website and I thought you might be interested to hear that we’ve released some delicious new additions to our chocolate crisp range. The four flavours to go alongside the traditional mint crisp are: butterscotch, honeycomb, cocoa crunch and caramel in milk and dark chocolate. In fact, we’d like to invite you and your readers to try them for free!

    We’d like to send you a hamper of our products so that you can see if you like what we do, and give you a link to a simple product giveaway on our website, for your readers too. Once you’ve tried them, it’d be great if you could let your readers know what you think and maybe give them the link to the product giveaway, but of course there’s absolutely no obligation to do so.

    We’re sending out the hampers soon, so it would be great if you could let me know if you’re interested by Monday 23rd July.

    I look forward to hearing from you,


  • 53 Teresa // Oct 25, 2012 at 9:49 am

    Hi Richard and Daisy,

    We are a London-based food and services company. We would like to invite you to our product and offer a giveaway to your readers.

    Could you email me back if you are interested?

    Thank you so much!


  • 54 lionel whatley // Nov 15, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    Hi, I am urgently trying to buy a sourdough starter kit….can anyone help me to find out where to buy this item???? I need it by this Saturday…… can anyone help please
    Lionel 01342 810757

  • 55 dominic // Nov 29, 2012 at 12:08 am

    everything you do is insanely great. especially moving to todmorden which looks unbelievable.

  • 56 richard // Dec 14, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    Why thank you Dominic … although we now live in Hebden Bridge … which is even more unbelievable(er).

  • 57 Patrick Watson // Dec 17, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    Hello Richard & Daisy,

    I wanted to get in contact with you about a fun little campaign from Tropical Sun. It would be great to collaborate with your blog, if you could get in contact with my via my email, that would be brilliant.

    Kind Regards,

  • 58 Hal // Feb 21, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    Hi Yumblog!

    I have a food blog a bit like yours, I wondered if you wanted to exchange links ? Cheers, Hal

  • 59 Laura // Mar 4, 2013 at 11:08 am

    Dear Richard,

    I came across your website and would like to bring to your attention our website

    One Weigh sells a large range of kitchen weighing scales and other household equipment I
    thought your visitors might be interested in when they’re making vegetarian recipes off
    of your website.

    It would be great if you could add One Weigh to your website’s links section.

    If you could let me know either way, I’d be very appreciative.

    I look forward to hearing from you shortly.

    Best regards


  • 60 Héloise Revel // Apr 18, 2013 at 11:29 am

    Dear Richard

    I am writing from a TV production company.
    We are making a new show and would like to speak to you. I understand you must be very busy but I was hoping you could get in touch with me.

    Warmest regards


  • 61 Georgia // Jul 15, 2013 at 4:49 pm


    My name is Georgia and I’m with the editorial team at We would like to feature your photo from your post “Cheese and Sun-Dried Tomato Cakes,” ( in an upcoming feature on our website. Should you agree to being featured, can you please send us the largest size of the photo you have? Additionally, how would you like to be credited in the feature?
    Please respond as soon as possible as we’d like to run the article as soon as possible. We appreciate your blog, and many thanks!


  • 62 Alexey Borodin // Nov 4, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    Hello, R & D!
    We are foodwriters Alexey and Olga from Russia. Being devoted fans of beautiful and tasty food we were impressed with the recipes and amazing pictures from your blog

    We are going to start an online project about food and plan to translate recipes from blogs all over the world into Russian. Actually, there is still a kind of «Cultural Iron Veil» here, as many Russian cooks don’t know foreign languages and cannot get useful information from the internet. So our mission is to show Russian people a great variety of cooking ideas and recipes of tasty and healthy dishes.

    We need your permission to use the recipes and pictures from your blog. We promise to translate the text properly (no robots), never change pictures and always preserve your copyright for the recipe. We will name you as the author and put a direct link to your blog, so you can get some readers from Russia.

    It’s a non-profit project, so we cannot pay for the texts and pictures. If you accept the idea of exchanging your permission for a direct link, we will gladly translate and publish your texts and pictures.

    The project will be here: as soon as we collect 100 recipes for a good start.

    Best regards, Alexey and Olga Borodin

  • 63 richard // Nov 4, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    Hi Alexey and Olga.

    Please be our guests. Could you let us know if/when you publish our work.

    D (Daisy) speaks Russian so will be especially keen to see the translations.


    R & D

  • 64 Melanie // Nov 24, 2013 at 11:43 am

    Hello! I am having a sourdough starter drama! Have had a healthy starter and been following your recipe for a perfect loaf but now it’s gone seriously weird. I mean a totally creepy alien brain surface. Can I send you a pic for advice?

  • 65 richard // Nov 24, 2013 at 11:56 am

    Hi Melanie, looking forward to seeing a photo of your creepy alien brain … I’m no expert but I’ll take it down to the lab for a thorough examination.



  • 66 Kathryn // Mar 19, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    Stumbled across this blog whilst looking for interesting things to do with a cauliflower……found some fab food ideas but unfortunately I doubt I’ll have time to make anything due to spending too much time chuckling at the accompanying comments! Thank you for giving me a good laugh and enabling me to drop a dress size at the same time! Bonus!

  • 67 richard // Mar 19, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    Hi Kathryn, thank you for your lovely words … please come back and visit anytime.



  • 68 Tanya Braun // Apr 30, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    Hi, I’ve just stumbled across your blog and hoped to get an email for you? I work for a vegan food brand and would love to discuss a couple of event/writing opportunities with you further.
    Please drop me an email if you’re interested. Thanks.

  • 69 Peter Bellingham // Oct 13, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    Hi Yumblog,
    Haven’t heard from you in a while.
    Is that it? I’d be a little bit sad if it was. Hope all is okay.

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