Before I became vegetarian, I used to cook a delicious chicken noodle soup. When I gave up meat, I didn’t want to lose out on this amazing soup. I figured that there were plenty of delicious ingredients that I could use to substitute the meaty flavour of chicken. So I set to work experimenting – and you know what, I actually prefer the veggie version of this soup! Seriously, you can taste the incredible network of flavours more without the chicken overpowering your palate. I think one of the key ingredients in this is the mushrooms. I love mushrooms, they are fantastic substitutions for meat. Especially the portobello mushrooms, they just have this incredible, savoury flavour that makes this dish come alive!
OK so I decided to try and entice Summer back to the Brighton shores by whipping up a traditional Berry Summer Pudding. The pudding turned out great, but unfortunately I can’t say the same for the weather! Have we really had our summer this year? I swear I blinked and it was gone! Continue reading “Summer Berry Brioche Pudding”
Everyone knows that I am a bit obsessed with millet. I really think that it is an under-used little grain! It is packed with vitamins and nutrients. It is also an alkalising food, meaning it really nourishes our body and can be digested really easily. Millet makes a great substitute for cous cous and rice, but I wanted to see what other recipes it will work well in. Continue reading “Roasted Stuffed Red Peppers”
This shortbread is one of my favourite things to bake when I have guests coming round! It can be mixed up in under 15 minutes and baked in around 30 – 40 minutes. In my personal opinion, there are few things in the world that smell better than these little biscuits baking. They are a guaranteed crowd pleaser too! Continue reading “Lemon and Ginger Shortbread”
Falafel are a Middle-Eastern snack made from chickpeas. They are normally fried and served in pitta bread, and man are they are delicious! They are absolutely perfect for this time of year, they taste great served with couscous or salad.
Ratatouille is a great way to get loads of delicious vegetables into your diet. It is also the perfect dish to put together if you are short on time. It’s basically a chop and bake deal, which allows you to get on with other things! Man, I love these kinds of recipes!
So a couple of months ago I treated a good friend of mine to a Macaroon Making class for her birthday. She loves cooking and has been dying to learn how to make these beautiful french biscuits. I have attempted macaroons at home before, but have never been able to get them quite right. Mine turned out too grainy and for the life of me I couldn’t work out how to make them smooth and pretty as I have seen in bakeries!
This beautiful sunny weather has been dreamy! I am going to absolutely make the most of it, because lets face it – this is England. Who knows how long this is going to last! The thing is, in beautiful sunny weather I get massive cravings for iced desserts. Obviously gorging on ice cream is not going to make me feel good! So I wanted to make a delicious iced dessert recipe that wasn’t going to be laden with artificial rubbish! Continue reading “Frozen Yoghurt Bars with Bee Pollen and Berries”
I am under no illusion that this recipe is super healthy. But it is healthier than its traditional sister tray bake – Millionaires’ Shortbread. How I hear you say? Well, first of all, this is made from raw cacao, which is sweetened only with honey! The health benefits of raw cacao are vast and in my opinion, it tastes better than normal chocolate! There is basically less sugar in this, and the ingredients used maintain most of their original nutrients – unlike the really processed stuff you get in shop. Continue reading “Raw Chocolate Caramel Slices”
So things have been pretty hectic around these here parts recently! I’ve just passed my driving test (yay!) and so have been pretty busy in the lead up to that! What has really saved me is recipes like this one. A great on-the-go breakfast recipe! The kind of recipe where you splodge a load of tasty ingredients in a pot and hope for the best!