Daily Favourites | Silence Whilst The Bears Are Feeding

I’ve always enjoyed cooking for family/loved ones/friends. I say this sipping a G&T after a job well done. Speak to me during peak time cooking… I may unintentionally bite your head off!   Cooking has always been a love of mine, seeing people happy, laughing and FULL – Warms my heart! 🙂  Saying that though, as my post title implies, when a busy chaotic room … Continue reading Daily Favourites | Silence Whilst The Bears Are Feeding

Recipe | Cajun Spiced Potato Wedges

Ingredients 4 baking potatoes, scrubbed and cut into wedges Olive Oil, enough to coat the potatoes 2 tbsp Cajun seasoning   For the Cajun seasoning 6 tbsps paprika 1/4 cup kosher salt 2 tbsps ground black pepper 2 tbsp ground white pepper 2 tbsps garlic powder 2 tbsps onion powder 1 tbsps dried thyme 1 tbsps cayenne pepper Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to … Continue reading Recipe | Cajun Spiced Potato Wedges

Daily Favourites | Quinoa Bars

Morning, afternoon, good evening 😉 I’ll be honest, it took me a little longer than most to get the hype of quinoa/healthy food bars. I felt that when they first came out, they tasted dry, unsweetened and just… BLAH! And yet here I sit, munching on a cacao & cashew one, sipping on an almond & coconut milk latte – WOWZERS! (The one featured is … Continue reading Daily Favourites | Quinoa Bars

Recipe | No fuss Slow Cooker Italian Beef Stew

Ingredients Serves 3-4 500g Diced Beef 2 Tbsp Olive Oil 100g Pancetta, coarsely chopped 2 carrots, peeled, finely chopped 2 celery sticks, finely chopped 1 brown onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 Small glass of Red Wine 1 can diced tomatoes 400ml Beef stock 1 Tbsp chopped fresh rosemary 1 Tbsp chopped fresh oregano Salt, pepper & sugar to season Method Heat the … Continue reading Recipe | No fuss Slow Cooker Italian Beef Stew

Daily Favourites | Dairy Free Discovery

Today’s ‘Daily Favourites‘ post is a little different to my usual posts, but I thought I’d mix it up for a change! I know nowadays there are so many different diets out there, but for me, going dairy-free is more about listening to my body, it’s needs and what it doesn’t like. One of my favourite things in the world is a creamy tea, but … Continue reading Daily Favourites | Dairy Free Discovery

Recipe |Messy Homemade Lasagne

Ingredients 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary, stripped and finely chopped olive oil 500g Minced beef 2 carrots, finely blitzed 1 onion, finely chopped 4 sticks of celery, finely chopped 2 heaped tablespoons tomato purée 2 Cans of chopped tomatoes Dried lasagne sheets/fresh are fine too White Sauce 150g Parmesan Cheese 1 Medium Onion 1 fresh bay leaves 2 tablespoons plain flour 1 litre semi-skimmed milk … Continue reading Recipe |Messy Homemade Lasagne

Recipe | Tortilla Pizza

Ingredients 1 wheat tortilla wrap 2 1/2 tbsp tomato sauce 1 Handful mozzarella, grated 1 Tsp Chilli flakes (optional) Toppings of choice Method Preheat the oven to 200C. Lightly oil a baking tray (trust me I learnt the hard way without doing it!), then place the tortilla wrap on a baking sheet and spread over the tomato sauce. Sprinkle over the cheese. Add any toppings … Continue reading Recipe | Tortilla Pizza

Recipe | Herb Salted Duck

Ingredients 2 duck breasts 1 thyme sprig, finely chopped 1 Rosemary Sprig, finely chopped Oil – to grease Sea salt, crushed – enough to season Method Score the skin of the duck breasts with a sharp knife and season well with the thyme, rosemary, salt and pepper. Heat a a very small amount of oil in a non-stick frying pan, and place the duck breasts in, skin-side … Continue reading Recipe | Herb Salted Duck

Recipe | Baked Wholemeal Tortilla Chips

Ingredients Wholemeal tortillas/wraps Blackened Cajun spice – To season Method Pre-heat oven to 200°C Cut the tortillas into wedges. Spread the tortilla wedges out on a baking sheet in a single layer. Sprinkle with a little blackened Cajun spice, and bake for  4 – 6 minutes,turn half way or until they are just beginning to colour. Remove from the oven and let cool. Use to … Continue reading Recipe | Baked Wholemeal Tortilla Chips