Salted caramel chocolate brownies

I love baking and take any opportunity to try a new recipe.  This week I tried out this one for one of my lovely colleagues at work Kerry as it was her birthday!  I have made brownies loads of times but I’ve never made them with this particular recipe but was very happy with the … Continue reading

Broccoli and coconut soup

So I was making a roast dinner this afternoon and had the broccoli storks left over, I remember I chef (whom I cannot recall) saying that you shouldn’t throw them away you should make soup out of them, so I thought, why not give it a whirl? Now, I did first want to do a … Continue reading

Quick Sunday Brunch

I have been trying to replace the huge amount of carbs I usually consume with some lovely protein and healthy fats, so my new favourite Sunday brunch has become avocado on wholewheat, rye or sour dough toast.  This weekend I served it with 2 rashers of bacon and a poached egg. Ingredients 1 Slice wholewheat bread … Continue reading

Davina’s sugar free Pancakes

I am a HUGE Davina McCall fan and have bought her sugar free cookbook, whilst I am not loving the idea of replacing sugar with just as calorific alternatives like honey, I am keen to try filling myself up with full fat creme fraiche as in this recipe, simply because it works. I do occasionally … Continue reading

Leek and salmon frittata

I was having my aunt Dawn over for lunch one Saturday and as she is mostly vegetarian, though occasionally eats fish, I wanted to find something simple and filling for lunch which we would both enjoy. All the frittata recipes I found on my usual stalwart BBC Good Food were slightly different, so I decided … Continue reading

Chia seed and Almond milk yoghurts

Being Jamie fans and wanting to get healthy this new year, there was only one choice for Christmas; I naturally bought my boyfriend Jamie Oliver’s Super Food cookbook!  We have enjoyed trying some of his new interesting recipes.  My favourite and most useful so far, is his chia seed and almond milk yoghurts because they … Continue reading

Christmas baking 2016

A little belated yes… but here is my Christmas baking for this year, they were some old favourites and a new addition to the party! So made my (now) usual Felicity Cloake PERFECT Christmas cake, which I first discovered in 2012 and is now a Christmas favourite with my family.  I made three this year and … Continue reading

Chocolate beetroot cake

New year, new cake!  To celebrate the birthday of my fabulous colleague Emma I thought I would try a new recipe (courtesy of BBC Good Food) for a diet-friendly chocolate fudge cake.  I didn’t tell anyone what the ‘secret’ ingredient was until after they had tried it and confirmed it was delicious; only then did … Continue reading

Spicy butternut squash – the perfect side dish

My favourite side dish of recent times is one my boyfriend has adapted from Rick Stein’s India Cookbook which I got for Christmas last year from my auntie.  It is delicious and extremely simple. Ingredients 1 Butternut squash (seeds removed), peeled and diced 1 Tsbp Sunflower or vegetable oil Season with salt and pepper to … Continue reading