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Sunday, 31 July 2016

Seedy Quinoa And Cacao Slices..

Fancy trying these Seedy Quinoa and Cacao Slices recipe out?

Specially created for Sevenhills Wholefoods by Deliciously Ella.

(Gluten + Dairy Free, Vegan).

These sticky fruit and nut bars are the perfect afternoon treat. Packed full of superfood goodness they’ll keep you going with natural energy.

How To Make Seedy Quinoa And Cacao Slices:

Makes: Around 16 small slices

Prep time – 25 minutes
Setting time – 40 minutes

My Sunday Photo...

Warm donuts at the beach...

Is there anything more yummier?

Monday, 25 July 2016

Honey And Lemon Bars..

Happy Monday!

Are you looking for a nice and healthy treat recipe out?

Gluten and dairy free?

Do you fancy trying out this Honey and Lemon Bars recipe?

Specially created for Sevenhills Wholefoods by Deliciously Ella.

(Gluten + Dairy Free).

These sticky, no-bake bars are so easy to make and taste delicious!!

How To Make Honey And Lemon Bars:

Makes: 6 bars or 12 squares

Prep time – 20 minutes
Setting time – 2 hours

Saturday, 23 July 2016

Jennifer Irvine's Super Summer Smoothie...

Fancy trying out this Summer smoothie?

Packed full yummy blueberries, strawberries, a peach, orange and prune juice and topped up with nice cold ice cubes!!

Jennifer Irvine's Super Summer Smoothie:

Serves 2


Friday, 22 July 2016

6 Muffin Recipe Ideas..


Are you looking for some yummy and tasty muffin recipes to make?  

Do you like fresh berries, cheese or chocolate? My favourite ones are chocolate!! No surprise here then!! Ha!

Muffins are the perfect cakes for parties, mid-morning snacks, lunch box treats and picnics!! 

Today I am sharing 6 different muffin recipes for you to try out. Perfect Summer recipes.

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Braised Lamb Shanks With Creamy Mashed Potato And Lemon...

Braised Lamb Shanks with creamy mashed potato and lemon. How Tasty?

Serves 4


Summer Berry Tartlets..

Hello and Happy Tuesday.

Are you looking for a mid-week treat or something special to make at the weekend?

Summer Berry Tartlets anyone?

How sweet are these Summer berry Tartlets!?


BerryWorld Strawberry Rose Petal And Pistachio Pavlova...

BerryWorld Strawberry Rose petal and Pistachio Pavlova.

This is a slight Middle Eastern take on one of my favourite puddings.

Lashings of sweetened cream flavoured with a dash of rose water, loaded onto a huge sticky meringue round, filled with fresh halved strawberries, topped with crushed pistachios and fragrant rose petals – it’s like summer on a plate!

How To Make A BerryWorld Strawberry Rose Petal And Pistachio Pavlova:

Serves: 8
Preparation time: 25 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour, plus cooling

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Cacao And Peanut Butter Breakfast Balls...

Do you fancy making these Cacao and Peanut Butter Breakfast Balls?

Specially created for Sevenhills Wholefoods by Deliciously Ella.

(Gluten + Dairy Free, Vegan).

"These quick and easy energy balls can be made ahead and eaten for breakfast all week"

How To Make Cacao And Peanut Butter Breakfast Balls:

Makes: 16 balls
Prep time – 10 minutes
Setting time – 1 hour

Summer Fruit Smoothie...

Happy Wednesday!

How beautiful has the weather been lately?

Yesterday it was such a beautiful day.

Blue skies all around.

Not a cloud in sight!!

Hope it stays like this for when the children break up for the school holidays!!

Typically it usually rains!!

I made myself a frozen summer fruit smoothie to cool myself down.

Turns out it was an expensive smoothie as the freezer door didn't shut properly and everything inside melted!!



I am so not trying not to stress myself out over it!!

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Strawberry Ripple Shortbread Slice..

Happy Tuesday.

Are you looking for a nice and tasty ice cold treat?

Something to cool you down on a red hot day?

Fancy trying out these Strawberry ripple shortbread slices?


How To Make A Strawberry Ripple Shortbread Slice:

Preparation time: 20 minutes plus 2 hours freezing time
Total time: 2 hours 20 minutes

Makes: 12 Bars

Post-Workout Protein Smoothie..


Fancy trying out this post-workout protein smoothie?

Specially created for Sevenhills Wholefoods by Deliciously Ella. Gluten + Dairy Free...

This protein-packed creamy smoothie is great for refuelling your body post workout.

Fruit Flavoured Water...

Fruit infused water and detox waters are all the rage at the minute.

Adding natural fruit and vegetables is a great way of enjoying drinking more flavoured water with adding high sugared pop.


Monday, 18 July 2016

Sticky Toffee Pudding..

Hello and happy Monday.

Are you looking for a special recipe for the weekend or a dinner party?

I love all yummy treats and pudding, especially ones you can add ice cream, cream or custard too.

Today I have a delicious Sticky Toffee Pudding to share today!!

 Serves 8


Strawberry, Goats Cheese And Black Pepper Tart...

Strawberry, Goats Cheese And Black Pepper Tart.

The peppercorns really bring out the flavours of the strawberries in this, and it’s a great combination with the goat's cheese.

How To Make Strawberry, Goats Cheese And Black Pepper Tart:

Serves: 4

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 30/40 minutes

Sunday, 17 July 2016

Scallops In The Shell...

Scallops In The Shell.

With whisky being dubbed this year’s drink of the summer, celebrity chef Tom Kitchin has worked with Glen Grant to produce some great dishes that pair perfectly with Glen Grant’s latest launches.

First up I am sharing Scallops in the shell.


White Chocolate Gateau..

White Chocolate Gateau anyone?

By Gregg Wallace

White Chocolate Gateau:

Preparation time 45 minutes, plus cooling
Cooking time 25–30 minutes

Serves 12

9 Up-cycle Glass Jars And Bottle Flower Arrangements...

Hello and happy Sunday.

How has your weekend been?

The garden, fields and parks are all now full of colour.

Flowers are in full bloom and the poppy fields look stunning!!

Today I am sharing some beautiful flower arrangement ideas for brightening up inside your home too.

 Flowers and wildflowers all look so pretty in a glass vase or any up-cycled old bottles and jars.

1.) Little Bottles Full Of Flowers:

How sweet are the little bottles? All shape and sizes make bottles and flowers make a beautiful display. Perfect in a row of odd numbers. 3, 5 etc.

Saturday, 16 July 2016

Basil Panna Cotta With Mixed Berries...

Happy Saturday!

Basil Panna Cotta With Mixed Berries.

We've infused this traditional dessert with the delicate flavour of basil.

A perfect match for juicy summer berries.

How To Make Basil Panna Cotta With Mixed Berries:

Preparation time:10 minutes, plus infusing and settingCooking time:10 minutes

Serves: 6

Iced Chocolate Tiramisu...

Iced Chocolate Tiramisu anyone?

This tiramisu uses the classic Italian Lady, or sponge fingers (sometimes labelled tiramisu fingers) available from good delis.

They are soaked in a coffee and liqueur syrup and then layered with a rich mascarpone mousse. There’s no churning or ice-cream making so the whole recipe is delicious yet incredibly easy.

How To Make Iced Chocolate Tiramisu:

Serves 6

Soiree Baked Sweet Potato Chips And Dip..

Happy Saturday.

Soiree Baked Sweet Potato Chips And Dip anyone?

How Tasty?

How To Make Soiree Baked Sweet Potato Chips And Dip:

Cooking time: 20-30 minutes

Serves: 4

Friday, 15 July 2016

White Chocolate Blondie's with blueberries And Macadamia Nuts...

White Chocolate Blondie's with blueberries and Macadamia Nuts anyone?

By Linda Collister

Photo credit: Lisa Barber

The blondie batter is made with melted white chocolate for a really good taste, chunks of chocolate and nuts are mixed in for texture and fresh blueberries scattered on top act as a contrast to the sweet white chocolate.

Tree Craving...

How cool is this tree I seen in the park a few days ago!?

Mollie enjoyed having a good smell of the tree!!


Twisted Baba Ganoush..

Are you looking for a dip?

For tea time treats, BBQ's or party ideas?

Fancy trying out this Twisted Baba Ganoush?

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Serves: 6-8


Thursday, 14 July 2016

Barefoot Malbec and Chardonnay Wines..

Happy Tuesday.

Earlier this week Barefoot kindly sent me 2 bottles of their new wine to try.

How nice!? I love wine.

We love a glass or 2 of wine over the weekend, especially if my Husband is not up early the next day. Something to go with a nice bit of junk food.

Pizza or Chinese anyone?

A perfect compliment to any weekend treat.

Only one question to ask.

Which bottle first.

Red or White?

Decisions, decisions.

Spiced Marmalade Glazed Pork Ribs With Fresh Radish Salad..

Happy Thursday, the weekend is almost here.

Fancy trying this recipe out for lunch, dinner or a tea time snack?

Or maybe a nice weekend treat?

Spiced Marmalade Glazed Pork Ribs with Fresh Radish Salad.

Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 20 Minutes

Serves: 2

Skill Level: Easy

Easy Stars And Hearts Biscuits...

Easy Stars And Hearts Biscuits anyone?

Dr. Oetker has recently released some exciting new products including Easy Choc Milk,  Easy Choc White and Easy Ice.

Earlier this week they sent me some of their new products to try out and make some of their easy star and heart biscuits!

Sneak Peak inside July's Pink Parcel...

Happy Thursday...

How has your week been so far?

Good, I hope!

Yesterday I've received this lovely parcel through the post from Pink Parcel.

Have you heard of Pink Parcel before?
  • Pink Parcel started with a simple idea, to ensure women wouldn’t ever be caught out on their period again. Alongside this, Pink Parcel is also very aware that for some strange reason periods were, and still are, very much a taboo subject and is keen to work together with their subscribers to end this.

What does Pink Parcel offer?
  • Pink Parcel offers a subscription service box that is delivered in conjunction with your monthly cycle. Subscribers of Pink Parcel receive a variety of products, all beautifully packaged, that is designed to ease the discomfort a woman feels when she is on her period. 

"Pink Parcel decided that as well as all the practical stuff you need during your period, each parcel should also contain a few treats to help make your monthly cycle feel less like a nuisance, and more like an excuse to be pampered. From skincare and beauty products, to scented candles, jewellery and stationery, there is something for everyone.
As a small company Pink Parcel began by assembling the boxes themselves, packing tampons, pads and treats into our chic yet discreet Pink Parcel boxes. They still lovingly hand-pack and dispatch every parcel, but the growing team now also create great content and advice on health, beauty – and of course – periods.
Pink Parcel has created a highly engaged community of women who are now more than ever having open dialogue about their periods, discussing a number of different issues in conjunction with their time of the month."

I received a Pink Parcel July box. It is filled with some lovely beauty products a yummy snack, tea and other goodies.

Some of the things in my July Pink Parcel:
  • Sweet relaxing tea bag
  • Choco Leibniz bar
  • The vintage cosmetics gold slanted tweezers
  • Lottie London nail polish ( love this colour!)
  • Bellapierre Gel eyeliner
  • Jelly Pong Pong supercharged eye-shadow
  • Freeman beauty foot scrub/lotion 
  • Patisserie De Bain Hand cream
  • Pink Parcel nail file
  • 20 Tampons
  • 5 pads
  • 5 pant liners
  • Packet of tampon disposal's 
  • A sweet little book telling you about everything inside your box and prices.
  • A recipe card for smelly Guacamole

My thoughts on the Pink Parcel:

I think this is such a lovely idea. The box is full of little treats and beauty products to cheer you up when you are feeling down. I was excited to open my parcel and see what surprises were inside. I was very pleased with all the things inside.

My favourite items being the nail polish, eyeliner, tweezers and chocolate bar. Least favourite, the tampons, hehe but essentials!!

Off to paint my nails now and be pampered!

Your first Pink Parcel will be just £6.95, for more information on Pink Parcel please visit Pink Parcel

About this post :

*I was sent this Pink Parcel to review. All thoughts are my own. I was not paid for this post. Thanks for supporting the brands that I work with.*


Strawberry Shortbread Sundaes...

Strawberry Shortbread Sundaes anyone?

How yummy!?

How To Make Strawberry Shortbread Sundaes:


Preparation time:10 minutes
Cooking time:20 minutes
Total time:30 minutes

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Creamy Strawberry Smoothie...

We love smoothies here and today I have a yummy creamy strawberry smoothie to share.


Tuesday, 12 July 2016

The Ultimate Halloumi Sandwich...

Happy Tuesday.

Are you looking for something a little different for lunch?

Today I am sharing The Ultimate Halloumi Sandwich from Branston Pickle.

How Tasty!?

How To Make A The Ultimate Halloumi Sandwich:

Serves 1

Strawberry And Orange Salad...

Strawberry And Orange Salad anyone?

Fancy trying out this strawberry and orange salad with maple syrup? 

Strawberry And Orange Salad:


  • 2 boxes of strawberries
  • 2 large oranges
  • 125ml maple syrup
  • 60ml chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 30ml pan-roasted sesame seeds

Fresh Strawberry And Vanilla New York-style Cheesecake...

I love cheesecake and today I have a yummy treat for you:

Fresh strawberry and vanilla New York-style cheesecake!!

How To Make A Fresh Strawberry And Vanilla New York-style Cheesecake:

Serves: 8-12

Monday, 11 July 2016

Mango And Pineapple Ice Cream...

Do you have your own ice cream machine and are looking for a new recipe to make up in it?

Fancy trying out this Mango And Pineapple Ice Cream recipe?

Recipe by Fiona Hunter

How To Make Mango And Pineapple Ice Cream:

Serves 6

Lemon and Chocolate Tart..

Lemon and Chocolate Tart anyone?

How delicious.

By Linda Collister

Photo by Hilary Moore

I adore lemon tart, and when I discovered a French patisserie that made a selection of fruit tarts with a layer of chocolate I couldn’t resist trying the combination. It works!

Sunday, 10 July 2016

Prawn, Fennel And Avocado Salad...

Prawn, Fennel And Avocado Salad anyone?

I love avocado and prawns but never thought of mixing them both together in a salad...

Until Now!!

How delicious!?


BerryWorld Strawberry Kilner Jar Salad...

Hello and happy Sunday.

Are you looking for a fun salad recipe to try out?

BerryWorld Strawberry Kilner Jar Salad anyone?

The fresh black pepper and balsamic vinegar dressing complements the sweetness of the strawberries in this salad designed to be assembled and enjoyed straight from the kilner jar.

How To Make A BerryWorld Strawberry Kilner Jar Salad:

Serves: 1
Preparation time: 10 minutes

Chimichurra Fire Fish With Smoked Chimmichurri Mayo...

Happy Sunday.

Chimichurra Fire Fish With Smoked Chimmichurri Mayo anyone?

Today I am sharing a fish BBQ recipe to try out when the weather stays nice!!

How To Make Chimichurra Fire Fish With Smoked Chimmichurri Mayo:

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 10-15 minutes

Serves: 4

Strawberry, Vanilla And White Chocolate Scones..

Fancy trying the Strawberry Scones?

Recipe developed and photographed by Erik Houlihan-Jong.

Become the hero of Elevenses with these delicious Wimbledon inspired scones.

These pack perfectly in a picnic basket, ready to be pulled out keeping hunger at bay.

Flavoured using the aromatic Clipper Skinni Vanilli Tea and drizzled with Divine Chocolate’s White Chocolate with Strawberries, these scones are sure to be a hit.

What's not to love?

How To Make Strawberry, Vanilla And White Chocolate Scones:


Healthier Victoria Sponge...

Victoria Sponge anyone?

Fancy trying this healthier version of the Victoria sponge cake recipe. 

Full of jam and topped with fresh strawberries.


How To Make An Healthier Victoria Sponge:

Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 20 Minutes

Serves: 8

Skill Level: Easy

Saturday, 9 July 2016

Cucumber, Radish And Cream Cheese Crispbreads...

Cucumber, Radish And Cream Cheese Crispbreads anyone?

Perfect for a light lunch.

Atkins has put together some new summer favourite recipes that are quick and easy to make.

They’re low carb and low sugar, so great for healthier snacking when (and if!) the weather heats up.


Iced Streamline Blackcurrant Mousse..

Happy Saturday.

Treat anyone?

Sharing another yummy recipe today that looks great in your old jam jars. A perfect recycle idea for you old jars, just clean them out and re-use!!

Iced Streamline Blackcurrant Mousse.

How To Make Iced Streamline Blackcurrant Mousse:

Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Serves: 4
Skill Level: Easy
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