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 →

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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 →

Chocolate roulade with vanilla buttercream

I like to try new bakes from time to time and Boxing Day is usually one of those times... it's nice to have a go at making something new and interesting for my family to enjoy over board games.  This year is no different and this year, I have decided that I want to make a... 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 →

Booooo! Halloween cake fun

I took part in a coffee morning at work last week to raise money for Macmillan Cancer and as it was almost Halloween I thought this comedy cake would be fun!  It was super easy and something that could be done with kids on a Sunday afternoon. I used an old favourite chocolate cake recipe... Continue Reading →

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