You can’t beat a festive bake to help get you in the spirit. Christmas music, a little sing-a-long and an afternoon getting creative in the kitchen. Perfect and so relaxing. Designed to look like little Christmas puddings, these mini treats are made from soft chocolate cookies, finished with iced decoration – you don’t need to like Christmas pudding to enjoy these choccy treats. These aren’t too tricky, are delicious and they look fab, making them perfect for guests. If you have little ones around this festive season, they could even get involved with this one – it’s really not difficult! I think we might make some of these for Christmas day this year, for serving with coffee late afternoon! Recipe below for you all –…

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There are three reasons I love it when Alex heads out for the evening: Me time I get an early night and the bed to myself…to start with I cook veggie Alex is a huge meat eater, which many of you will know from previous posts. This means whenever we’re both in and cook for each other, it’s going to be a meat based dish and will also always feature carbs (rice, potatoes or cous cous if I’m lucky). But there are SO many veggie and vegan ideas I have, that I love getting creative when he’s out. I even usually make enough to have for lunch the following couple of days too, being super productive. The last time I got veggie inventive in the…

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Weekends can be super busy. Between making sure you get that lie in, gym, seeing friends, life admin and other plans there’s not always time to spend whipping up a fancy brunch. If you’re not here, there and everywhere, sometimes it’s nice to have a lazy morning too, with nothing to worry about apart from what to read or watch, and whether to stay in your pyjamas. On these occasions, when you still fancy something a little special for brunch, as it is the weekend after all, this French toast recipe is perfect. Baked in 20-25 minutes, with minimal prep time, you can continue getting ready or watching your latest binge-worthy show whilst it cooks. It feels like a weekend treat, sweet and indulgent, but…

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Fajitas are always a winner. Ready in 20 minutes.┬áMid-week, quick & easy dinner. We used to buy those sachets of seasoning. You know the ones. The individual packets which say there’s enough to shake over meat for four, but you pretty much use it all up for two. they always worked well, but aren’t always the most economical way to enjoy a fajita dinner. I recently decided that we had enough spices on our condiment shelf to whip up a seasoning ourselves, and started trying out different combos. Each tasty in its own way, this one had a smoky touch which reminded me of other seasonings we’d previously had. It didn’t quite have the kick we always look for, so the extra bird eye chilies…

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The all inclusive buffet on holiday always reminds me how much more I need to cook fish or seafood, and this year was no different. In Costa de la Luz for the week earlier this month we had it all, red fish, catfish, swordfish, octopus, squid rings, mussels, salmon, and all manor of other white fish fillet which I can’t remember the names of. The one thing I didn’t have however was prawns. Keen to try something new, rather than one of my trusty risotto dishes, I decided I’d whip up a red curry. Aromatic and creamy, with a good kick of spice, this went down a treat. The baby corn I opted to include in the curry added a different texture to the dish…

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