Perfect for Spring: Cherry & Coconut Cupcakes

I haven’t baked anything in a very, very, long time. In general, I prefer cooking dinner and savory meals to baking cakes and sweet treats because I’m just better at cooking and I’ve had a few disasters whilst baking in the past. I am certainly no natural Mary Berry in the kitchen, let me tell you that. But I’ve really fancied baking something for a while and as soon as I popped “bake something” on my February goals list, it obviously had to be done. The over-achiever in me wouldn’t have it any other way. So after looking through a variety of cook books and trying to find something that my mum, dad, boyfriend and myself all liked, I finally settled on these cute little cakes which are the perfect flavours to get into the swing of Spring!

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The perfect savoury games night treat 

Getting together with friends or family for whatever reason is always fun. Even just hanging out at home, playing board games or watching the latest football match or  Formula 1 race and I find food can play a huge role in bringing people together, breaking the ice, having something to mingle over and talk about. My boyfriend and I often hang out with another couple and have games nights and we share the responsibility of food. The first time, I made loads of food and put on a spread. The second time, they ordered us all pizza. The third time, I made them some chocolates truffles and the time after that, they brought round an array of fresh fruit as it was the middle of summer. 

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Quorn Chilli and Cauliflower Rice Recipe

More and more people are turning to vegetarian food options and using Quorn as a substitute for meat in their meals. Although I’m not a fully fledged veggie, I do immensely enjoy vegetarian meals – including Quorn and try and incorporate them into my diet a few times a week. My main reason for doing so is the vast health benefits from swapping meat for Quorn – even occasionally. It can help lower cholesterol, it is high in fibre, low in fat and sodium. Below I’m sharing a super yummy, low calorie recipe for Quorn chilli which is served with cauliflower rice!

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Recipe: No-Bake White Chocolate Oreo Truffles

Now, I’m not known for being a particularly good baker. Baking and cooking are two very different things and I tend to get on better with throwing a bunch of ingredients into a slow cooker and whipping up a nice dinner rather than baking cakes but I saw a variation of this recipe on Facebook and as it’s a ‘no-bake’ recipe, I thought ‘ah what could go wrong?’ so I channelled my inner Paul Hollywood and I was pleasantly surprised with the result! I apologise for the lack of photos, as I didn’t realize I’d be doing a post but here’s the recipe to these gorgeous, easy to make little treats!

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Recipe: South-Western Seafood

South Western Seafood

What you’ll need

2 tbsp olive oil | 1 large onion, chopped | 4 garlic cloves, chopped | 1 yellow, orange and red pepper, chopped | 450g/1lb tomatoes, peeled and chopped | 2 large green chillies, chopped | 1 lime | 2 tbsp. chopped, fresh coriander | 1 bay leaf | 450ml vegetable stock | 450g frozen prawns | 225g frozen squid | 450g other type of fish (I’ll get to that later) | salt & pepper | slow cooker Continue reading “Recipe: South-Western Seafood”

Recipe: Coconut and Lime Cake

Hi guys! I’m back again with another recipe post but this time, we’re leaning towards the sweeter kind. I gotta admit, cakes aren’t my strong suit. Apart from the Betty Crocker kind which requires very little effort and skill but, if I do say so myself, this one went exceptionally well and tasted delicious so I’m sharing the recipe, which is very easy, with you below!

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