Oh I do love brownies, blondies, all sorts of easy, chocolatey tray bakes. You name it and if it contains chocolate (white, milk or dark) I’m there. 🙂
I tend to keep a small (ahem!) 😉 stash of chocolate for baking purposes and for some reason recently I have acquired quite a substantial amount of white chocolate. Must have been using milk and dark for baking much more of late obviously. Anyway, this sort of prompted me to come up with a way to use it up and what better way than to bake some blondies!
I absolutely adore cooking with mince and since I’ve discovered healthier, turkey version I have been utilising it a lot! I think turkey mince must be one of the most versatile meat there is especially when you need to feed family of “fuss pots”. 😉 The main reason I love it so much is because it is quick and easy to cook with. To add to that, it is a fab carrier for different cuisines and flavour profiles and my family love it!
My Hidden Vegetables Turkey Chilli Pie is one of our family favourites. Whenever I cook it I can be certain there will be empty plates and happy faces all round. What not too like?
I have discovered overnight oats very recently as only around March time this year. It’s not that I haven’t heard of them before cause I have. The thing is, they didn’t appeal to me much. I’m a porridge girl you see and the idea of cold oats didn’t really agree with me!
It was also around that time when I started my food blogging journey and have been introduced to hot yoga which I completely fell in love with from the first class. I decided to look into the whole overnight oats thingy with a bit more enthusiasm as it could prove to be perfect instant brekkie on a really busy mornings when time is so precious. It also sounded as it could be a perfect sustenance before my sweaty yoga class! Needless to say, I tried it, I loved it and have been making lots of different variations since. I simply cannot get enough.
Do you find yourself struggling for meal inspiration? Perhaps you tend to cook same things week in, week out? I think we are all guilty of that sometimes as more often than not it’s just easier and we are so busy with our daily lives.
Being a food blogger I tend to “live food”. My mind is constantly pondering next meal or recipe idea. This is what I do and love. However, there are days I’d love for somebody to simply tell me what’s for dinner. It would be even better if they could cook it for me too but that’s a different story. 😉 When lovely peeps from HelloFresh got in touch asking if I wanted to take part in their Flavour Campaign and have a play with their new Flavour Generator, I was very excited.
Banana Bread must be one of the most popular bakes of recent years. There are countless recipes for this lovely bread, different variations and adaptations. I have been baking my banana bread for a long time and throughout the years I’ve tried and tested many different recipes. This particular variation is my healthier version with lovely wholemeal flour used to increase fibre and sugar and butter reduced as well. My Wholesome Banana Bread relies on really (and I mean REALLY) ripe bananas for its sweetness and some of the butter have been substituted with natural yogurt without the loss of moisture in a final bake. I say RESULT!
My family loves pastry and eggs hence quiches do feature quite regularly on our table. There is always something in the fridge and cupboards that can be used for the filling which is also perfect for sneaking a veg or two. This particular Smoked Mackerel Quiche with Horseradish is one of our favourites.
It appears we have Summer in full swing now and even had our first proper heat wave! You have no idea how happy it makes me and I don’t even mind being too hot, bring it on! 🙂
Add some wonderfully tasty Summery food and drink to the equation and I’m in heaven and as weekend is almost here I thought that a bit of cake wouldn’t go amiss! Won’t you agree? I thought something light and fruity would be appropriate. As it’s June and Strawberries are at their best I decided upon this Easy Strawberry Yogurt Cake.
Haven’t we been spoilt this weekend with proper Summer weather (and it’s not even technically Summer yet)! So many of us took to great outdoors (including yours truly) and what’s better way of enjoying the sunshine than to have a picnic! Oh, or BBQ of course, although this post is all about another picnic food – Asparagus and Parma Ham Twists with Pesto!
My kids are absolutely obsessed with sausage rolls! Let’s be honest, as yummy as they are (and they are), they are not particularly healthy. I have been making sausage rolls for years using really good quality sausages to feed my boys’ habit but recently I’ve decided to try and make them that little bit healthier. That’s how my Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Turkey Rolls were born!
My Chocolate Brioche Pudding with Raspberries is a take on a classic bread and butter pudding. It’s the posh version, wealthier and better looking relation if you wish. So if you love chocolate, buttery brioche and custard, put your “fat pants” on and dig in! Sprinkling of fresh raspberries over the top should make you feel less guilty… 😉
The truth is, this dessert is pure indulgence and little goes a long way but oh is it worth it! It could be a perfect treat pud for your dad this Father’s Day!