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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

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

Cakes for my nan

Today my Nan came over to see my flat and the new bookcases I put up last week (I do love an IKEA flat pack!), so I decided to use the grand occasion to try out a few recipes… Firstly I made her a simple vanilla cupcake with vanilla icing and some raspberry jam inside. … Continue reading