Baking

Breakfast Flapjacks

This week I was set a challenge… to come up with a healthier version of the humble flapjack. At first I thought to myself it would be pretty impossible to get anything close to resembling a ‘traditional’ flapjack… however with perseverance and lots of…

November 12, 2017
Savoury

Mexican Bean Soup with Tortilla Chips

It’s officially soup season… A spoon in one hand and a deep bowl of warm soup in the other, slightly too hot so that it tingles your tongue and yet we still go ahead and reach for more. There’s something so satisfying about making…

October 29, 2017
Baking

Apple & Blackcurrant Crumble with Coconut Cream

Autumn, my most favourite time of the year. As the clocks go back and the days begin to get shorter, I always start to crave more warming dishes, from chunky vegetable soups through to comforting bowls of sweet dessert. A crumble hits the spot…

October 22, 2017
Book Reviews

The Little Library Crumpets

Crumpets, glorious crumpets. One of my absolute favourite breakfasts to enjoy is the humble crumpet, at its finest slathered with butter and jam and bringing back nostalgic feelings of chilly winter mornings, snuggled up in my dressing gown, cup of coffee in one hand…

October 21, 2017
Recipes

Penne all’Arrabbiata

“Food is described with an infinite number of adjectives but ‘angry’ isn’t usually one of them. However, that’s exactly what arrabbiata means in Italian.” – HelloFresh Wow. Just wow. This is one of the tastiest dishes I’ve probably ever made, the ingredients are simple…

June 29, 2017
Baking

Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies

Cookies are one of my favourite treats to make when I’m craving something sweet, they take about 20 minutes from start to finish – it’s little wonder that I don’t make them every single day! Hazelnut and chocolate chip is a classic combination, and…

June 20, 2017
Baking

Raspberry & Coconut Loaf

Raspberries & Coconut = delicious! Another take on my favourite banana bread recipe, this time combining the sweetness of coconut with the sharpness of raspberries, it’s definitely one for the fast approaching Summer! I like to use very ripe bananas as they naturally begin…

May 14, 2017
fitness

So, I quit the gym.

Quitting the gym was not an easy decision… it took me a few months to finally put my signature on the dotted line and cancel the direct debit. It almost felt like I was going back on the reasons as to why I first…

April 27, 2017
Baking

Blueberry Banana Bread

Banana bread has become a staple bake in my house, a few slices smothered in peanut butter or simply munched with a creamy coffee is my idea of heaven. I’ve tried lots of ‘healthy’ versions and many of them still ask for large amounts of…

February 19, 2017
Baking

Chocolate Orange Bean Brownies

These brownies are a revelation. Butter beans are the secret ingredient, yes you heard right, I did say BUTTER BEANS! Not only are they made out of beans, you can whizz up the whole mixture in a blender… now that’s magic. As crazy as…

February 8, 2017