Porridge is that breakfast I eat whatever the day and weather. Even on a hot day you’ll find me tucking into it (I do let it cool first as not to make myself hot and get sweaty after). A satisfying and filling bowl of oats gets me through most of the morning without getting hungry. I shake it up when I fancy something a little different to the usual comforting peanut butter and banana combo, switching up the toppings, cooking different fruit into it, and using different milk at times. This recipe is from one of those times. A morning I wanted my good old porridge but craved new and inventive. With strawberries to use up, a strawberry and almond porridge was on the menu.…

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Eton Mess is a classic. A truly British dessert loved by many. The fresh, juicy berries, light and airy, sweet meringues, runny coulis, and thick indulgent cream, a dreamy combination. A treat to be devoured every now and then. But for those moments when I crave a classic, like an Eton Mess, during the week I like to put a healthy twist on it. Less guilt, no feeling like I need to gym to burn it off, and yet still just as delicious. And that’s exactly what I’ve done with this Eton Mess version. Using low fat or fat free vanilla yoghurt instead of cream, with plenty of fresh strawberries, sauce and crunchy meringue, I created a seriously tasty dessert, which radiates the feel of…

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Using up leftovers has to be one of the most satisfying things. There’s nothing worse than going into the kitchen mid-week, after a long day in the office, and realising that you haven’t used the rest of the pack of meat, some of your favourite fresh veggies and that your bread has gone mouldy. I’m sure we’ve all experienced it at least once before. I’ve got really good at freezing everything which is due to go off, and then using it from frozen in my cooking – frozen beansprouts, sausages, crumpets, etc. But I do love to take a look at what needs eating and try to concoct some sort of recipe from the mashup of ingredients – it’s almost like a challenge. Recently I…

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A pad thai used to be my go-to dish when out for Asian food. A fail safe. Something you could trust would be pretty darn tasty wherever you were. That was up until I made a conscious promise to myself that I needed to start trying new things on the menu. But before recently I never knew how easy it was to make. Like super speedy! Ok so the noodles might take a tiny bit of patience – you have to soak them and stir them as soon as they start to soften to try and stop them from sticking to each other. Once soft enough to wrap round a fork, you drain, rinse with cold water and stir in a little oil to avoid…

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With the weather still really warm and sunny, iced coffees are perfect for getting that caffeine fix. I used to only like the blended variety, coffee frappucinos, but since my love for coffee has grown (and perhaps I’ve matured slightly), nothing beats a coffee served over ice with a splash of milk when it’s warm and sticky out. For all those times when a hot coffee is just going to make you sweat (I’m sure we’ve all been there), or if you’re just looking to shake up your afternoon drink, this is perfect – my go-to iced coffee. Simple yet delicious. What’s better, the only extra thing you need compared to making a regular cuppa Joe is ice! So grab that ice cube tray and…

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