Ah hello April!
Spring is definitely here. Thank goodness! I am loving the lighter mornings, the slightly warmer days and all the pretty flowers bursting into life. Around this time of year I start moving away from warming bowls of winter fuel like porridge and stews, and towards big fresh bowls of salad and energising smoothies! Continue reading “Up Your Smoothie Game”
So I am introducing a new segment to the blog which shows you some of my favourite ways to spend a Sunday!
I think that in our hectic lives, it is hard to know how to unwind. I used to find it really hard to ‘switch off’ from work and get my much needed down time. So now I make a conscious effort to do stuff on Sundays that make me feel awesome! Sundays can sometimes feel a bit anti-climatic and depressing – but I have found recently that if I do stuff that re-energises me, then I start my week feeling really positive! This can range from anything like an outdoor adventure, an exercise class, pottering around the kitchen or just winding down with my favourite movie!
Continue reading “Sunday Diary”
Can you believe that it is already February tomorrow? Where did January go?! This year is flying past already!
So February brings about Valentine’s day and I thought I would share with you one of my favourite recipes to make for this time of year! Raw chocolates filled with creamy peanut butter. Oh my gosh. So, so good. These little hearts are the perfect way to tell someone you love them.
Continue reading “Chocolate Peanut Butter Hearts”
Who doesn’t love a good pancake? I ruddy love pancakes. These fluffy little beds of deliciousness make the nicest brunch or dessert, or heck even breakfast! But they aren’t always the healthiest option.
Until now… Continue reading “Making Banana Pancakes”
Asian food is my soul food.
Rice, noodles, ramen, sushi, dumplings – I love it all.
These golden Singapore noodles are my go-to-fix for a fast and delicious meal. Continue reading “Vegetarian Singapore Noodles”
I love recipes that are a cinch to make, but taste like you have been slaving over the stove for hours. This is one of those recipes. Stewed apple and blackberries, lovingly nestled on a bed fluffy porridge oats… Continue reading “Stewed Apple and Blackberry Porridge”
So, I love Italy.
I love the history, the culture, the language, the climate, the people, the fashion and, of course, the food!
Rome, Siena, Venice, Naples, Florence, Arezzo…I would be hard pressed to choose my favourite part of Italy! All I know is that it is one of my most favourite places in the world. Continue reading “Orzo and Vegetable Soup”
By a show of hands, who overindulged this Christmas?
So guilty of this. So. much. cheese… Also how do those tiny canapés pack in so many calories? How??
Anyway, if you are like me and you feel the need to nourish your body with some delicious goodness – then look no further! I made this nicecream bowl the day after boxing day. I had managed to consume two roast dinners and endless amounts of canapés over the course of the festive break, and my body felt like it had turned into a (veggie) sausage roll. So I made this delicious bowl of yum. It was chocolatey enough to trick my mind into thinking I was being indulgent – but actually packed with goodness.
Continue reading “Cacao Nicecream with Fresh Berries”
It is official, Christmas is upon us! A glorious time of year – I absolutely adore the festive season! I love spending time with my nearest and dearest. I love making homemade gifts and cooking for a crowd. This year will be no different, and I am super excited that some of my family from Malaysia will be visiting!
Continue reading “Creamy Dill Canapés”
Panna cotta is something that since I turned vegetarian, has largely been off the menu. But no more! I discovered something quite magical when I was doing my monthly shop – Vege Gel! This amazing sachet of powder is a vegetarian-friendly setting agent that can be used in both sweet and savoury recipes!
I had a carton of soya cream in my cupboard, along with some over-ripe strawberries and I knew what I had to do. It was panna cotta time…
Continue reading “Strawberry, Cardamom and Pistachio Panna Cotta”