I will begin this post with a photo. Because I have heard that pictures speak a thousand words…
So I had a dilemma.
One I imagine that most people experience around this time of year. I had half a can of pumpkin puree left over from my Pumpkin and Cinnamon Swirl Buns and I had no ideas what to do with it. I know, I know big problem, huh?. Anyway I hate wasting food, so I tried to come up with a tasty way to use it up. I thought maybe a smoothie, but it was too chilly to enjoy an icy smoothie. I thought cupcakes, but I had just demolished most of the buns and figured I should aim for something healthier. So I thought I would create a Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats recipe!
There are a lot of occasions coming up where the temptation to eat something unhealthy will strike: Halloween, Bonfire Night, Christmas, Friday nights… Chocolate is something that I find super hard to resist. Luckily I discovered something magical – cacao powder. I have used it in lots of my recipes before – like my raw chocolates and my overnight chocolate porridge. It really is amazing, it has a fuller flavour than cocoa. It also contains lots of nutrients and is a good source of antioxidants. It isn’t heat-treated during the processing part of its production, so this means it retains all the goodness of the cacao beans! Eating chocolate AND getting healthy? Er – yes please!!!
Autumn may be my favourite season. I love everything about it. I love the beautiful, crunchy red and orange leaves. The pumpkin carving, the pumpkin eating, the chai vanilla lattes and the chilly autumn evenings. I love the excuse to snuggle. Oooh who doesn’t love a good snuggle? Autumn is a very snuggly month. Snuggles with your significant other, or your pet, snuggles with your favourite warm jumper, or scarf. Or bed – yeah autumn makes me realise how much I love my bed. Beds always feel so much better in the cooler months!
This is the first opportunity that I have had to catch up on my blogging recently! I am so sorry for being so quiet! I have had a pretty jam-packed, amazing, crazy month visiting my relatives in Asia. I will be sharing several travel related posts over the next few weeks! As you know, I love travelling – I love immersing myself in the culture of other countries. I also love getting new cooking inspiration! This trip I was lucky to visit not only Malaysia but also Thailand. This recipe is inspired by the delicious street food that we tried in Bangkok.
I am so happy to be writing this blog from my home away from home – Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia! It has been three years since I have been back to my Dad’s home country and I am so excited to be back! I hope to be updating you with lots of travel-related recipes and blog posts!
Aubergines are one of my favourite vegetables. They are a great choice for vegetarians, as they soak up any flavour or spice that you add to them. I normally use them in my Italian-inspired Aubergine Parmigiana. But this time I wanted to try something different. When I was a meat-eater, I used to enjoy miso-glazed salmon, super healthy and full of flavour. It was one of my favourite dishes, and so naturally I wanted to find a vegetarian friendly version! Enter the humble aubergine…
OK so I think I have found the ultimate comfort food… Creamy, cheesy polenta. How have I not had this before? We are going away in a couple of weeks and so I am trying to use up stuff in my cupboards. I have had a bag of polenta at the back of my cupboard for a while, and I thought today would be a great day to make a savoury dish with it! I have always used it in cakes and so this was my first venture into savoury territory. It was a good venture!
So I have been a bit quiet on the old blog front recently – this is because I was gallivanting around in Poland, in a lovely town called Bydgoszcz. Some good friends of mine got married and so we headed over there for a fun-packed few days! After our shocking lack of summer here in the UK, I was really happy to arrive in Poland and find that it was gloriously sunny and warm!
Freshly baked bread must be one of the nicest smells in the world. Baking bread from scratch is also one of the most satisfying things in the world. I feel like, if you can master the art of bread making you are winning at life.