Tofu Choco Breakfast Shake

tofu choco breakfast shake

I love chocolate and I love tofu. Would you have thought about trying the two together?  This tofu choco breakfast shake is the result of my latest purchase. Silken Tofu. I rarely find a food that I do not like. But don’t cook me parsnips. Eurggghhh. Groooossssss. What I have realised over time is that […]

Win a Thorntons Luxury Champagne Hamper

luxury champagne hamper

It has been a while since I hosted a giveaway  but that is because I was waiting for the perfect one to share with you. I think I have it here. Champagne and truffles provided by Thorntons. A giveaway gift that has luxury and indulgence all wrapped up in a beautiful gift box. I hope […]

Spiced Pumpkin Blondies

spiced pumpkin blondies

There are so many recipes featuring pumpkin that I want to try at the moment. I keep finding myself bookmarking recipes galore. Most of the time I like to create my own bakes from scratch but when I am really pressed for time as I am this week, I just want to bake something new, […]

Coriander & Coconut Vegetable Curry

coconut vegetable curry

I have been experimenting with a few vegetarian meals recently. Not because I am veggie myself but because I quite like not having to make every meal revolve around meat. Good meat is expensive, so I do try to concoct mid-week meals that are more vegetable orientated  with some protein added through ingredients such as […]

Iced Raspberry Banana Flapjacks

iced raspberry banana flapjacks

Here is an idea for a flapjack that came to me when I was buying some of those breakfast cereal bars for after school snacks. You know the ones? Oats and dried fruits topped with a yoghurt icing. Children love them and they fit comfortably into the school bag and serve a purpose of being […]

Pumpkin Kale & Coconut Soup

coconut soup

If there is one thing I love most about Autumn, it is the colours. Burnt oranges, russets, mossy greens and fading yellows all mingling together to form a perfect Autumnal scene with shiny nuggets of conker brown dotted amongst the falling leaves. I also take great pleasure in seeing the glorious pumpkins displayed in the […]

Raspberry Fig & Pistachio Cake

raspberry fig

There are some days when I really crave something sweet. Making a cake is not always the answer as it offers so much temptation and it is all too easy to eat more than just one slice. But then you see a cake like THIS ONE by David Tanis and you know you just have […]

Roasted Mediterranean Vegetable & Feta Lasagne

feta lasagne

Sometimes I think there is no better comfort food than lasagne. Lasagne has got it all. Layers of soft pasta, a rich meaty ragu and lashings of smooth and silky béchamel all topped off with a crisp, salty cheese laden crust. And it was Garfield’s favourite food too.   The only problem I have with […]

Autumn Breakfast Smoothie

autumn breakfast smoothie

Although I do love summer and always wish it lasted for longer, the fruit harvest available in the Autumn months compensates for the cooling of the weather. Pears, damsons, Autumn raspberries and figs are perfect for pies, crumbles, jams, jellies and tarts. Then we also have the classic combination of blackberry and apple. What I […]

Japanese style marinaded pork-Celebrating 20 years of Freedom Food

marinaded pork

As part of the celebrating 20 years of Freedom Food campaign I was asked by Sainsbury’s to visit a Freedom Food pig farm and to create a recipe to illustrate how tasty our higher welfare outdoor reared British pork can be. How did they know that pork is my favourite meat? It really is. Think […]