I simply can’t imagine December without mince pie or two (or more like a dozen)! They are my guilty treats responsible for a roll or two added to my midriff by the time the New Year is here full of dietary resolutions. 😉 As much as I love regular mince pies, this year I decided to tinker with the pastry to see whether there is a room for improvement and that resulted in my Melt In Your Mouth Almondy Mince Pies!
Brussels Sprouts! You either love them or hate them, very much like good old Marmite! I’m definitely in “love them” camp but more so since I’ve started roasting these little fellows. Difference in flavour is really big plus flavour enhancement possibilities endless. And who likes watery, bland and flavourless sprouts anyway? Well, not me and you won’t find them here. Instead I present you Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Parmesan & Garlic!
Are you the one hosting Christmas Dinner this year? Are you the organised type or “last minute panic” kind of person? Whatever your pre Christmas Dinner worries are, lovely people from HelloFresh got you covered this year with their Ultimate Christmas Dinner Guide.
I’ve had my eye on Instant Pot for months before I decided to buy it. It always looked too good to be true and as I was doing perfectly fine without one I resisted the temptation. Until July that is when I decided to take a plunge and ordered myself one. The beast of a machine arrived and I never looked back! In my opinion it is worth having one for steaming veg alone but this post is by no means a review of this wonderful piece of kit but a recipe one instead. 🙂 The Instant Pot Ginger Spiced Beetroot Soup recipe which can be prepared either using Instant Pot or traditionally on the hob. Whichever way you use, you won’t be disappointed.
Today’s recipe is really special to me as it comes from my mum who has been making it for years and now it’s become my specialty too. This Celeriac Veggie Loaf is one of those dishes loved by meat eaters and vegetarians alike. None of the meat eaters ever believe me when I say that there is not a trace of meat in sight! Despite that, it is extremely rich and satisfying dish which is oh so tasty and good for you too!
Macaroni & Cheese is one of those wonderfully comforting, almost coma inducing dishes that make me very happy. I have been making it for my family for years and we all love it. I have created many different variations of mac’n’cheese usually adding different chunky veggies to boost our veggie intake. However, I have never tried it with veggie puree and what better puree to try it with than the pumpkin one to make Pumpkin Macaroni & Cheese?
These delicious Smoked Paprika Roasted Pumpkin Seeds came about as a by-product when preparing my Easy Homemade Pumpkin Puree I shared with you not so long ago. I hate wasting things and throwing these perfect little snacky seeds out would be a crime especially that they are soo easy to roast and turn into perfect nibble.
This week being half term week here in the UK, I fancied a quick and easy snack I could make with the boys for our little excursions. As it’s also a week in a run up to Halloween I knew they would most likely have abundance of chocolate treats so wanted something that little bit healthier. We all love flapjacks but not the amount of sugar in them so decision was made to make a batch that is a bit healthier but still super tasty. Say hello to my Healthier Date & Banana Flapjacks. 🙂
Continuing with the pumpkin theme and the way to utilise my Easy Homemade Pumpkin Pure, today I bring you wonderful and really autumnal recipe for Pumpkin & Cinnamon Muffins with Plum Jam. I was over the moon with how they turned out, moist, light, sweet (but not overly so). Cinnamon, pumpkin and touch of plum jam providing wonderful flavour combination.