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Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Passion Fruit Meringue Pie...


Passion Fruit Meringue Pie

Preparation time 40 minutes
Cooking time 50 minutes

Serves 12

Fluted tin (23cm, removable bottom)


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Really Green Super-Food Buddha Bowl..


Really Green Super-Food Buddha bowl. Creating the perfect Buddha Bowl means getting a good balance of flavours and textures. This one has toasty roasted chickpeas and broccoli with fresh carrot, mixed leaves and a zingy dressing of lemon and tahini.

Serves: 2

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

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Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Sweet Chilli Basa Fillets with Noodles and Pak Choi


Cooking time: 40

Serves: 2

Difficulty: Easy

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Brazillionaires Shortbread...


Brazillionaires Shortbread.

(Gluten + Dairy Free, Vegan).

One of my all time favourite treats is Millionaires Shortbread. My Grandma use to make it me every Birthday, Christmas, Easter or just as a special treat because she knew how much I loved it.

I always try to make it my children as a special treat too as it is such a special treat.

Family faves, chocolate millionaire bars, are given a Brazil nut twist.


Serves: 18

Takes: 15 minutes plus chilling
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Monday, 29 August 2016

Monty Bojangles Ruby Fruit Sunday Semifreddo...


Monty Bojangles Ruby Fruit Sunday Semifreddo.

Created by Mark Sargeant.

Truffle experts Monty Bojangles have partnered with Michelin Starred Chef Mark Sargeant to create a range of delicious puddings, snacks and naughty treats.

Marks Top Tip: “When cutting, dip the knife into a jug of boiling hot water. This will ensure a nice clean cut in the frozen dessert! I love to serve this with a side of fresh raspberries and crushed up truffles…delicious.”


Serves 10

Difficulty (1-5): 1

Prep Time: 25
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Sunday, 28 August 2016

Sweet Gem And Cod Braised With Peas..


Sweet Gem and Cod braised with peas. Braising sweet gems really allows their flavour to shine through. The dish is on the table in less than half an hour so it makes for an impressive yet healthy mid-week supper.

Serves: 2

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes


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Monty Bojangles Berry Bubbly Chocolate Truffle Cake


Monty Bojangles Berry Bubbly Chocolate Truffle Cake Created by Mark Sargeant

Truffle experts Monty Bojangles have partnered with Michelin Starred Chef Mark Sargeant to create a range of delicious puddings, snacks and naughty treats.

Marks Top Tip: “Bring your ingredients out so they can warm up to room temperature a couple of hours before mixing. Ingredients mix better when at the same temperature! The Truffle Cake tastes absolutely delicious when you drizzle over a little homemade raspberry coulis over each serving.”

Serves 10 Difficulty (1-5): 1

Prep Time: 20 mins

 Cooking Time: 25-30 mins

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Saturday, 27 August 2016

Pork Escalopes With Lemon, Garlic And Rosemary...


Pork Escalopes With Lemon, Garlic And Rosemary...

Serves 4


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Cheese Straws...


Cheese Straws the perfect weekend snack, party for or treat. I remember my grandma making these for me when I was little. Happy days...

Preparation Time: 30 minutes

Cooking Time: 25 minutes

 Makes: 14

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Avocado Eggs Benedict..


Avocado Eggs Benedict:

A simple protein-packed breakfast to kick start the day.

Preparation: 15 minutes

Makes 4 portions

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Friday, 26 August 2016

Cadbury Dairy Milk Marvellous Zingy Raspberry Choc Brownie Stacker...


Today I am sharing this yummy Summer recipe :

Cadbury Dairy Milk Marvellous Zingy Raspberry Choc Brownie Stacker.

Serves two


Cadbury Dairy Milk Marvellous Zingy Raspberry Choc Brownie Stacker is the ultimate towering dessert to share.

Whether you choose to make your own waffles, or buy them ready-made from the supermarket, the combination of chocolate waffles and ice cream is unbelievable.

The weekend starts here!
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Spelt And Skyr Yogurt Dutch Baby With Grilled Peaches And Raspberry Sauce...


Fancy trying this Spelt and skyr yogurt Dutch Baby with grilled peaches and raspberry sauce recipe out?

Preparation time 6 mins

Standing time 1-2 hours, or overnight in the fridge.

Serves 4

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Atlantic Salmon Fillets With Roasted Potato, Tomato And Basil Salad..


Atlantic Salmon Fillets With Roasted Potato, Tomato And Basil Salad anyone?

Cooking time: 35 mins

Serves: 4

Difficulty: Easy

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Divine Chocolate And Passionfruit Curd Layer Cake...


Today I am sharing Divine's Chocolate and Passionfruit Curd Layer Cake By Martha Collison.

Chocolate cake is a beautiful thing on its own, but Martha Collison, youngest-ever contestant on the Great British.

Bake Off, has a recipe that is even more delicious thanks to the addition of a thick layer of sharp passionfruit curd to undercut the heavy richness and balance the sweetness. One slice is no longer enough!

This delicious layer cake is adapted from a recipe in Martha’s new book ‘Twist’, launching in July 2016.


Photo credit: Hilary Moore
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Thursday, 25 August 2016

Mini Quiches..


Cheese & Onion Tart

Serves 6

Cooks in 75 mins

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Divine Chocolate And Molly Bakes Freak Shake..


Have I got an amazing treat for you today!!

I am so excited to be able to share and also TRY this amazing Freak Shale recipe: Divine Chocolate and Molly Bakes Freak Shake.

By Maria Michaelides, Molly Bakes

Not your average chocolate milkshake! Started in Australia and now served in Dalston, East London at Molly Bakes’ cafe, you can now create this chocolate-y concoction at home with Divine chocolate ice cream, rich ganache and delicious baked treats. Let loose with sprinkles, chocolate curls, sauces, fruit, nuts and more – your imagination is the only limit!


Photo credit: Hilary Moore

Makes two large or four small freakshakes, with leftover ganache. For two freakshakes, halve the ganache recipe.
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Chipotle Burgers With Sweet And Sour Courgette And Red Onion Pickle...


Happy national burger day!

Today I have a butrgur recipe to share from Recipe courtesy of Sarson’s in collaboration with Glug of Oil blog:

Chipotle Burgers with Sweet & Sour Courgette and Red Onion Pickle.

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Strawberry And Raspberry Mousse...


Fancy making these yummy strawberry and raspberry mousses?

This easy to prepare summer dessert can be made up to 2 days ahead. Just keep it chilled until you are ready to serve. A few little shortbread biscuits served alongside would slip down a treat!

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Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Cod Fillets, Roasted Vegetables And Sauce Vierge...


Cod Fillets, Roasted Vegetables And Sauce Vierge...

Serves: 2

Cooking time: 30 mins

Difficulty: Medium

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Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Summer Gnocchi With Avocado Pesto And Tomatoes...


Summer gnocchi with avocado pesto and tomatoes. A fresh, fragrant and simple summertime dish.

Preparation and cooking: 15 minutes

Serves: 2

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Monday, 22 August 2016

Spiced Turkey Curry With Spinach, Peas And Cauliflower Rice...


British Turkey has teamed up with health coach and best-selling cookery writer, Madeleine Shaw.

Madeleine has created a selection of delicious recipes to promote the benefits of cooking with turkey, a lean and versatile protein, to those looking to live a healthy lifestyle.

Today I am sharing one of their recipes, Spiced turkey curry with spinach, peas and Cauliflower rice.

Serves 4

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Sunday, 21 August 2016

Strawberry And Banana Skyr Yogurt Drink...


Strawberry and banana skyr Yogurt drink; how yummy!!

Prep time 5 minutes

Makes 2


Ingredients:
  • 150g frozen banana and strawberry smoothie mix or 1 small frozen banana and 100g of frozen strawberries
  • 150ml skyr yogurt
  • 300ml Arla milk
  • 1 tbsp honey or agave
  • a dash of vanilla extract

Method:
  1. Place the frozen fruit into a blender and then the yogurt, Arla milk, honey and vanilla and then blitz on high for 1 whole minute. 
  2. Pour between 2 tall glasses and drink.


*Recipe and recipe photography by Arla Skyr*

*No Payment was received*
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Saturday, 20 August 2016

Cheese Biscuits..


Fancy trying out this cheese biscuits recipe out?

Perfect for afternoon tea, snacks and tea time treat and perfect for a Summer picnic!!

Makes 12

Prep 40 mins
Cooks in 10 mins

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Raspberry And Rose Meringue Roulade...


Raspberry and rose meringue roulade. A yummy cake recipe for the weekend!!

Just the outside of the meringue roulade has a little crunch, inside it is soft and mallowy. This stunning dessert can be filled and chilled for up to 4 hours before serving.


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Friday, 19 August 2016

Prawn, Avocado And Mango Salad...


Fancy trying out this Summer prawn, avocado and mango salad out?

Preparation time :15 minutes

Serves : 2

Difficultly : Easy 


You will need:
  • 1 pack Young’s Cooked and Peeled King Prawns, defrosted
  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled
  • 1 mango, peeled & cheeks removed
  • 2 hearts of romaine lettuce
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 3 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
  • A few coriander leaves to garnish
  • Toasted gluten free bread to serve


Method:

  1. Cut the avocado and mango length ways into thin slices.
  2. Cut the base off the lettuces & slice the leaves into chunky pieces.
  3. Place the leaves in a bowl with the avocado, mango & king prawns.
  4. To make the dressing, mix the sweet chilli sauce & the lime juice together. Pour the dressing over the salad & toss gently to combine.
  5. Divide the salad between two plates & garnish with coriander.


Serving tip : 
  • Serve with slices of toasted gluten free bread.
  • Enjoy with a chilled glass of Muscadet.

*Recipe and recipe photography by Young's Seafood*

*No Payment was received*


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Tuesday, 16 August 2016

FIORENTINA SPINACH AND EGG WRAP...


Today I'm sharing a short and snappy hacks recipe video showing how to make a delicious fiorentina pizza using a wrap.

Really quick and healthy too!!


Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes (approx.)

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Monday, 15 August 2016

Olympics Recipes ...


Princes have created some Brazilian recipes to tie in with the Olympics and kindly let me share them!!

Princes Peach and Orange Smoothie:


This smoothie, made with pure fruit juice, is the perfect refreshing drink. Substitute pure orange juice with another flavour for a twist.
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Monday, 8 August 2016

Chocolate Star Butterfly Buns...


I made these yummy butterfly fairy buns for my daughters birthday. 

They went down great at her birthday party. 

Everybody loved them!!

They did not last long at all!!


Makes 16-18

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Friday, 5 August 2016

Orange And Baobab Polenta Cake...


Orange and Baobab Polenta Cake

Specially created for Sevenhills Wholefoods by Deliciously Ella

(Gluten + Dairy Free, Vegan)

This impressive dairy-free citrus cake is not only light but also tastes delicious.


Serves: 6-8

Prep time – 25 minutes
Baking time – 35 minutes
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Monday, 1 August 2016

Summer Fruits Breakfast Smoothie...


We love smoothies and milkshakes here. 

My latest obsession is adding oats into them!! 

Breakfast smoothies, how yummy!!


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