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Saturday, 30 April 2016

Treacle And Spice Marinated Pork Steaks...


Are you looking for some tasty BBQ ideas?

Pork steaks never tasted so good! They’re marinated in a rich treacly mixture, barbecued or grilled, then served with a lively, colourful salsa.


Treacle And Spice Marinated Pork Steaks:
Preparation10 mins, plus 2-3 hours to marinate
Cooking 10 mins
Serves 4
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Peach Cardamom Summertime Pops..


Happy Saturday, how is your weekend going? Good, I hope.

Are you looking for a fun way to keep cool this Spring/Summer?

Fancy making something fun with the children?

How about trying out these Peach Cardamom Summertime Pops now the sunshine is back?

These would make a lovely afternoon treat on the garden in the sunshine.
Delicious and packed with health-promoting vitamin C, this is one cool, refreshing, and creamy treat.

And at only 43 calories per pop, you can even help yourself to two at a time! How nice!

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Friday, 29 April 2016

Joe’s Wadsack’s Blackcurrant Refresher...


Happy Friday, welcome to the weekend!

Do you have friends coming around over the weekend?

Are you looking for a weekend drink recipe? A way to serve your prosecco differently? We love proseccco, especially as a weekend treat.

Fancy trying this Joe’s Wadsack’s Blackcurrant Refresher?

Tasty!


The simple addition of herbs makes this drink so refreshing.
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Thursday, 28 April 2016

10 Tips To Create A Beautiful Tablescape For All Occasions..


I love to dress up my table. I think a well dressed table sets off the whole kitchen. It makes it look a lot better and brighter.


Cosy and homely too.

Inviting may be the right word!?


I would love to have a cupboard full of pots and plates but you do not always need lots. I only have 2 sets of plates/sides/ bowls and cups. Also a lot of oddments! I still love to change them around and mix and match other things.
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Pistachio, Oat And Cranberry Breakfast Pancakes...


Today I have a delicious and tasty pancake recipe to share with you:

Fancy trying out these Pistachio, oat and cranberry breakfast pancakes?


PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 15 minutes

SERVES: 12 pancakes
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Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Healthy Fruit Cocktail Snack...


I have started making these yummy treats up in the morning to save me looking for biscuits when I fancy something sweet. How tasty, yummy fruit cocktail. Perfect for snacking on too.


I make a jar up and the morning and just pour a china cup full when I fancy a sweet treat.

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Joe Wadsack’s Pink Rock Collins..


Happy mid week, I hope your week is going good so far!?

You may have seen my non-lemonade guest post recipe on yesterday's post, Watermealon lemonade?

Are you a fan of Gin? Raspberries or both?

Well, today I have something a little different, an alcoholic with raspberries and pink lemonade recipe to share with you. One with Gin in it. Perfect for your adult only Summer parties. Simply double, treble etc the ingredients to make more.

Fancy trying out this fun and yummy pink cocktail?


Rock it out with this recipe for rocking Collins by drinks expert Joe Wadsack.


Joe Wadsack’s Pink Rock Collins:
Serves: 1

Preparation time: 10 mins
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Watermelon Lemonade...


Happy Wednesday. Are you enjoying the sunshine? Dreaming of Summer and lazy evenings on the garden?

Are you looking for a nice and refreshing drink recipe?

Something to make up and share with friends on the garden in the Summer?

Something tasty to make up for picnics in the park?

Or maybe something to serve up to family BBQ'S?

Did you know one serving of watermelon (about one cup) provides over 20 vitamins, minerals and amino acids?

It is low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium.

Watermelon is an excellent source of vitamin A and C as well. It’s a delicious and nutritious addition to the classic summertime drink. Yum, yum!!

How delicious a nice and tasty watermelon lemonade recipe to share with you then:

This watermelon lemonade recipe is only 3 tasty ingredients and takes minutes to make up. Why not serve it in a tall glass jar, over ice and maybe add some sliced lemon and mint to garnish?

I know me and my children can not get enough watermelon when they are in season.

Simply double, treble the ingredients etc for more servings.

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Wordless Wednesday...


Yummy!!

Shh it's wordless...
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Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Pressure King Pro Review...


Over the last few days, I have been trying out a newly launched pressure cooker. The Pressure King Pro from High Street TV.  Described as an incredible compact kitchen sensation that cooks perfect meals at the touch of a button!


How cool does it look!?
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Berry Delicious Cheesecake Picnic Puds...


It will soon be time for lazy Summer days and picnics at the park.

Fancy trying out these Berry Delicious Cheesecake Picnic Puds?

Simple to make – and even easier to eat! 

These gorgeous picnic desserts are fresh, fruity and delicious.

just a few tasty ingredients need digestive biscuits, crushed, medium or low-fat soft cheese,  low fat Greek yoghurt, vanilla extract, Lyle’s Golden Syrup, blueberries, raspberries and strawberries, chopped.

Perfect for eating on the garden over Summer to or making up for the children when their friends come around.


Berry Delicious Cheesecake Picnic Puds:
Preparation: 15 mins
Cooking: none
Serves: 4
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Tuesday Treats Blog Hop...


Welcome to my new blog hop; Tuesday Treats...

Do you have a Tuesday treat recipe you want to share?


Simply link up as many sweet or savoury treat recipes as you like:

This blog hop will be open for a month, so pop back to find some yummy recipes to try..


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Monday, 25 April 2016

Strawberry Cheesecake Nachos...


Fancy a sweet twist on the savoury nachos?

If so, keep on reading! As I have a delicious recipe to share with you today.

How yummy do these Strawberry Cheesecake Nachos look!?


Strawberry Cheesecake Nachos:
Serves: 4-6
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: about 6 minutes
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Ruby Tuesday : Breakfast Treat..


Trying to be healthier this has to be my favourite breakfast!!

Weetabix, slice strawberries and semi skimmed milk

Yummy!!


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Upcycled Bottle Into A Light..


Some bottles are to nice to throw away. 

Take this Bacardi bottle for instance! 

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Fried Banana, Maple Syrup Pancakes..


Happy Monday, pancakes for breakfast anyone?

One of our favourite breakfasts has to be pancakes. We all love pancakes here. Do you like pancakes for breakfast too?


I love the big ones you make yourself and also like the ready made Scotch pancakes you buy in the shop. Just pop in the toaster for a few minutes and you are done.

They are such an easy and fast way to grab breakfast before rushing out on the school run or before walking Mollie the Collie.

Once I have walked Mollie it is time for second breakfast, any more pancakes left?
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Sunday, 24 April 2016

Almond Satay Dip..


Happy Saturday, are you having a good weekend?

Are you looking for a new and easy to make salad dip? Something perfect for dipping celery, carrot sticks and peppers into?

How about making this Almond Satay Dip? -

A twist on peanut satay, this quick and easy dip is a delicious snack or starter. Whilst easy to make, it will be a huge favourite with friends and family and can be served with your favourite choice of dipping foods.

Tasty eh?

Perfect for salads and serving at BBQ's. Parties and special events.

Great to serve up with weekend nibbles too. Whoop we love chopped up salads and sandwiches at the weekend. A must have for Saturday nights.


Almond Satay Dip:

(Gluten and Dairy Free, Vegan)

Serves: Makes a small bowl filled

Takes: 5 minutes
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Out For Breakfast..


Out for breakfast. 

Breakfast always tastes nicer if some one else makes it for you!


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Saturday, 23 April 2016

Strawberry And Vanilla Ice Cream Cake Cones..


2 of my favourite things: Strawberries and Cakes! Today I am sharing a fun recipe to try out. Strawberry And Vanilla Ice Cream Cake Cones. A cupcake in an ice-cream cone, a fun, non-melt picnic treat.


Preparation: 40 mins

Cooking: 20 mins

Serves: 12
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4 Ways To Add More Asparagus Into Your Diet..


We love Asparagus here, we would eat it ever day if we could!! Today I'm sharing 4 fun ways to add more asparagus into your diet.


1.) 2 of my favourite things strawberries and asparagus so why not eat them together!? Cooked and cooled. A nice and low fat snack or lunch.
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Friday, 22 April 2016

Creamy Peanut Butter Pie...


today I have a tasty treat for you: Creamy Peanut Butter Pie -

This indulgent pie really does taste as good as it looks! The perfect end to any meal it doesn't even require any time in the oven and can be made in advance to save time.


Creamy Peanut Butter Pie:
(Gluten and Dairy Free, Vegan)

Serves: 10

Takes: 25 minutes + 2-3 hrs chilling
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Upcycled Bottles : Flower Vase ..


Spring has sprung and now it is time to add some colour into the home.

Do you like add different flowers into your home. What about upcycling some old bottles and making them into flower vases?

A great way to recycle your old glass bottles.

Saving waste on the environment?

I have a shelve in my shed full of old beer bottles, Whisky bottles and jam jars. All waiting to be up-cycled.

Today I sharing a beautiful and simple way to recycle your old bottles.

Upcycled Bottles: Flower Vase.


Old Glass Bottles:

Old glass bottles are perfect for your Spring flowers, fresh flowers or artificial ones. Simply save your old bottles, wash old and leave to soak a while to get the old labels off them. Fill with water and add your flowers. Unless your popping artificial flowers then you could leave empty of half fill will coloured stones or sand.
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Thursday, 21 April 2016

Her Majesty's Birthday Cake...


Her Majesty's Birthday Cake: Celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th Birthday with a right royal birthday cake knees up!


Preparation: 2-3 hours, plus overnight standing

Cooking: 40 mins

Serves: approx. 24
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Great British Cupcakes...


Fancy trying out these Great British Cupcakes?


 Recipe is for 12 cupcakes
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Banana And Almond Yoghurt Pots...


Thursday thoughts

' Can I have something healthy and tasty for breakfast please?'

Is it breakfast time already? Hehe, I am trying to be good at the minute so I try leaving my breakfast until I really want it!!

Fancy jazzing up breakfast time? How about trying out these fun Banana & Almond Yoghurt Pots? -

Swirl fresh banana, almond butter, maple syrup and yogurt together to make this delicious and pretty breakfast.

Use recycled Meridian jars and this morning delight is an easy option for breakfast on the go.

We love making these up for breakfast when the children are not too hungry.

What a great idea about using old jars too? I have lots of old jars recycled for things like this. I sometimes make up my breakfast smoothies and pop them into an upcycled jar.


Banana And Almond Yoghurt Pots:
Serves: 2

Preparation time: 5 minutes
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Wednesday, 20 April 2016

2 Hour Muesli With Banana And Strawberries...


Happy Wednesday.

Do you like breakfast and wish you could have it 2 or 3 times a day? I sure do. First breakfast at 7 am before I walk Mollie, the second one at 9 am after walkies and sometimes at 11 o'clock too.

One thing that does fill me up is oats. I am not too fond of porridge in hot weather so I needed something else to make with that will fill me up.

I love the idea of making overnight oats but I always remember in the morning and then forget again by night time to make them. It is a pity they did not make quicker soaked oats? Maybe they do but I just have never seen them before?

Do you like to make overnight oats or do you forget to make them up the night before too?


I have started making these fun muesli jars up before I go on the school run. Once I have taken my daughter to school and walked/run with Mollie my dog, they are all ready to add the fruit to and eat.

2 Hour Muesli With Banana And Strawberries.
Yummy..
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Nut Butter Vanilla Breakfast Smoothie...


Nut Butter Vanilla Breakfast Smoothie - This creamy and indulgent blend tastes more like a dessert than a healthy snack. Its natural energy boosting ingredients will keep you going throughout the day. An all-round favourite, it tastes so good even kids will love it!


(Gluten and Dairy Free)

Serves: 1 (makes 400ml)
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Tuesday, 19 April 2016

10 Afternoon Mini Cake Recipes...


We love afternoon tea. Tea and cakes, what's not to love!?

Do you love afternoon tea too? Planning your own party?

Today I am sharing10-afternoon mini cake recipes for you to make up for afternoon tea:


also perfect for any parties, bbq's and weekend treats.

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Pistachio Chocolate Tart with Caramel Mascarpone And Ganache...


Pistachio Chocolate Tart with Caramel Mascarpone And Ganache By: Chef Lauren Mitterer


SERVES: 6-8
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Super Beauty Blast Smoothie..


Super Beauty Blast.Drink to your beauty, inside and out! How we look on the outside can be a strong indicator of what our health is like on the inside, so it isn't bad to be a little vain!


Berries are loaded with anti-inflammatory flavonoids, which help curb premature aging. They're also loaded with vitamin C, essential for the synthesis of collagen production and improved skin structure and elasticity.
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Monday, 18 April 2016

Sweet And Sour Pistachio Meatballs...


Happy Monday.

Are you looking for something tasty for dinner?

Meatballs anyone?

Today I am sharing some fun and tasty Sweet and Sour Pistachio Meatballs today from American Pistachios.

I love pistachios!! So tasty!!

These meatballs are a little different to traditional meatballs as they are made with Turkey mince. I can image all the ingredients will work together perfectly too.


Sweet And Sour Pistachio Meatballs:

Makes:

SERVES: 6 (36 meatballs in total)
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Knickerbocker Glory : Ruby Tuesday...


I made these last night and thought how perfect hey were for Ruby Tuesday!


Linking up with:
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Spring Cleaning Plans..


All 4 children back to Uni and school today. The husbands back to work too. It is going to be kinda quiet around here now!!

Now the school holidays are over it is time to Spring clean and de-cluttered!! You can imagine how much work needs to be done after everyone was home all at once for the holiday. Days out here and there, nothing much has been done!!


I am so fed up of stuff everywhere and doing jobs that have built up over the holiday. Where does the time go when the children are off school?
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Sunday, 17 April 2016

Banana & Cashew Bread -


Do you like to make fruit and nut bread recipes up?

Something to serve up for an afternoon treat?

Today I am sharing a Banana & Cashew Bread recipe with you - A delicious cakey loaf, packed with nutty goodness, that’s a real crowd pleaser and easy to make. How tasty!?

This recipe contains a lovely selection of fruit and nuts: nut oil, ripe bananas, mashed, natural yoghurt, eggs, Meridian smooth cashew butter, unrefined demerara sugar, self-raising flour, raisins, cashew nuts, chopped, Meridian smooth cashew butter for the topping.


Banana & Cashew Bread:

Serves: 10

Preparation time: 25 minutes

Cooking time: 1hr 20 minutes

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Saturday, 16 April 2016

Blueberry Muffins...


We love baking cupcake, fairy cakes and muffins. Lots of different recipes to be made out there from a single cupcake idea.

We especially love making blueberry muffins. Blueberries taste great in everything, don't they?

They are bursting with flavour and make drinks look great with their colour

.Smoothies and cakes being my favourite recipes!


They are so yummy and tasty.
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Pistachio And Apricot Powerballs..


Pistachio and apricot powerballs..


PREP: 5 mins

SERVES: 10
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Energy Blast Bowl...


Happy weekend! We love Saturday as it is Parkrun day.

Nothing more fun that going into the woods and running with lots of strangers all trying to beat each other, ha!! Have you ever ran Parkrun before?

When you have put all that effort into running, you really need something nice and healthy to eat afterwards. Today I have a really healthy recipe to share with you.

Are you a fan of making morning smoothies or smoothie bowls? Fancy trying out this Energy Blast Bowl?

Start your day with this yummy bowl full of fruit and goodness.


 Dragging your feet out of bed every morning?

The give this breakfast blast a go!

With bright flavors, fast-acting sugars for a quick dose of energy, dietary fiber for longer-lasting energy and our SuperFood Energy Boost, your body will liven up fast, without the headache or jittery feeling often brought on by coffee or sugary energy drinks.
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Friday, 15 April 2016

Potter’s British Raspberry, Apricot And Almond Cake...


Potter’s British raspberry, apricot and almond cake

A delicious cake filled and decorated with British raspberries. The gentle apricot puree brings out the natural sweetness from the malt and the almond butter gives a lovely dense structure to the sponge.


A cake recipe to celebrate the Queen’s birthday that is quintessentially British.

The Potter’s British raspberry, apricot and almond cake combines British raspberries and uses Potter’s Malt Extract as a refined sugar replacement. Potter’s Herbals started as a single shop in London in 1812 and has since grown into a much loved British brand and is the oldest herbal medicine manufacturer in the UK.

The sugar in a malt extract is in the form of maltose which means it is excellent for sustaining blood glucose levels and works as a slow energy release rather than giving you a sugar rush followed by a sudden drop in energy.

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Watermelon Milkshake..


Happy Friday, the weekend has arrived again so quickly!

Have you ever made juices or smoothies up with red watermelon before?

If not, today I have a special treat for you:

Watermelon Milkshake. Yum yum!!

The perfect amount of creaminess and smoothness to your drink, packed with tonnes of vitamins, calcium, magnesium and more! 

With watermelon and lemon, two awesome fruits that pair wonderfully together, you’ll see just how delicious natural milkshakes can be.

Me and my children love watermelon. We can not get enough of them, especially red ones. We love watermelon slices the best but had never thought of adding them to our smoothies before though.

Well not until now!!

For this tasty recipe you only need a handful of ingredients:

Fruits:
Watermelon, Bananas, Lemon juice.

Flavourings:
Honey and Vanilla

Milk:
Coconut Milk

This recipe serves one but double up for two, triple for three etc.


Watermelon Milkshake:
Ingredients
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Thursday, 14 April 2016

Carrot Pistachio And Feta Salad..


Are you looking for a new salad recipe for lunch time? Something full of different tastes?

Today I have a tasty recipe to share with you-

A carrot pistachio and feta salad. Fancy trying this?

Pistachios are my all time favourite nuts. Thi salad sounds great. With shelled pistachio nuts, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, zest and juice of ½ lemon, olive oil, clear honey, a small clove garlic, a pinch chilli flakes, 2 carrots, golden raisins, a handful of fresh coriander or mint, roughly chopped
and feta cheese this salad is full of flavour. Don't you think?


Carrot Pistachio And Feta Salad:

PREP: 10 minutes

SERVES: 4

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Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Raspberry Ripples..


Happy Wednesday. If you stopped by my blog yesterday, I mention today I have a yummy raspberry ripple recipe to share with you:

Are you looking for an ice cold treat? Something nice to make up and serve in the hot weather, when it arrives?

How about making up and sharing these yummy Raspberry Ripples? The will be perfect for making up with the children this Summer, don't you think? My children love eating cold lollies when it is red hot outside.

Enjoy a healthier alternative to traditional ice cream this summer with these deliciously satisfying treats.

These lollies are made up of Onken Fat Free Vanilla Yogurt, creme fraiche, frozen raspberries, honey and then you can pick a selection of chopped nuts for dipping (optional).

How yummy and healthy?

No sin treats.


Raspberry Ripples:
Serves: 4

Prep time: 10 minutes

2-3 hours freezing

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Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Peanut Freezer Fudge..


Happy Tuesday.

Did you know it is Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day today? Are you making any for lunch today? If so you always need a little sweet treat afterwards, don't you? I know I do!!

Taking of something sweet, how about trying out today's recipe?

Fancy trying something a little different?

How about making some Peanut Freezer Fudge? -

This creamy fudge is so quick and easy to make and keeps in the fridge till it's all gone. After you have made the fudge recipe up simply freeze for 30 minutes then keep in the fridge until your ready for your treat.

They make great snacks to keep you and your family going throughout the day, providing natural energy when most needed. Also great if you are following a Gluten or Dairy Free diet.

Yum!! Treats all round.


Peanut & Coconut Freezer Fudge:

(Gluten and Dairy Free)
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Breakfast Shake...


Happy Tuesday guys. Hope your week has set off to a good start?

Today I am sharing a yummy breakfast shake recipe with you.

Do you like making shakes, smoothies or juice drinks for breakfast?

Fancy making up a breakfast shake?

It can also be served up for second breakfast or brunch too. The perfect morning shake that you can make up in minutes anytime you like :)

Start your day with a glass of deliciousness in Onken’s fruit smoothies – packed with oats to help you stay fuller for longer.

This smoothie recipe is full of all yummy ingredients that you would have in a morning; Onken Natural Set Yogurt, Onken Strawberry Wholegrain Yogurt, vanilla essence, 1 banana, apple juice, milk, mixed, seasonal berries, rolled oats and brown sugar. How tasty!!


Serves: 4

Prep time: 10 minutes
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Monday, 11 April 2016

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream -


Happy Monday, how has your weekend been? We have been keeping ourselves nice and busy.

Time for a new start to the week and I have a very tasty recipe to share with you today.

Do you like ice cream? We all love ice cream here. I love all the variety of ices you can make at home.

Do you love to make your own ice cream?

What about peanut butter? Are you a fan. We all love peanut butter too!!

Today I have this yummy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream recipe to share with you -

This indulgent ice cream is a yummy alternative to traditional dairy ice cream. The chocolate and peanuts provide a surprising crunch often missed in traditional ice cream; loved by adults and children alike.  How yummy?


Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream

(Gluten and Dairy Free, Vegan)
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Honey Cake with Elderflower Icing..


Honey Cake with Elderflower Icing. Developed by Ian Cumming, a finalist in this year’s Great British Bake Off for Belvoir Fruit Farms and their elderflower cordial.


Makes two-layered 20cm cake
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Sunday, 10 April 2016

Rainbow Noodles With Chilli Peanut Sauce...


Happy Sunday.

Are you looking for a tasty lunch or dinner recipe? Something nice and healthy full of lots of yummy veggies?

Why not try today's recipe:

Rainbow Noodles with Chilli Peanut Sauce - This colourful noodle dish is bursting with flavour and natural goodness. It is perfect for families and a great start to getting your five a day.


Rainbow Noodles with Chilli Peanut Sauce

(Gluten and Dairy Free, Vegan)
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