Not So Sweet Tomato Sauce

Not So Sweet Tomato Sauce (Ketchup)

The problem with having a Thermomix (what’s that? problem?). The problem with having a Thermomix is that, as bit by bit you start to make almost everything from scratch, you start to run out of jars and bottles. I will admit that I feel a bit virtuous when I open my fridge and see jars of […]

Spiced Panna Cotta

Spiced Panna Cotta with Lime Syrup (drum roll please…)

I know this week has been a bit of a dessert bonanza so please forgive me for adding to your calorie count again so soon. But, this could be it, the one you’ve been waiting for. It’s one of my all-time favourites and I finally got around to Thermomix’n it. You can thank me later after you […]

Steamed Banoffee Puddings

Super Easy Banoffee Puddings with Caramel Sauce (allergy friendly option)

Got a pesky over-ripe banana hanging about taking up valuable fruit-bowl real estate?  Use it to whiz up a batch of these divine Banoffee Puddings. From idea to bowl in less than 30 mins. That’s just long enough to get your PJ’s on and make a cup of tea to go with it. It’s banana, […]

Asian Style Fish with Coriander Cashew Pesto & Coconut Rice

It’s Friday which in some places always equals fish for dinner. This reminded me to hurry up and post my new fish recipe! I did promise a delicious new recipe after my less delightful mince post, so here it is. I’m very keen on Asian flavours, particularly Vietnamese as they  use a wealth of fresh herbs […]

meat

I’m Not Mincing Words (there’s collagen in those burgers).

Vegetarians avert your eyes, look away now, this is all about meat. Well, meat and “collagen”, a polite term for some other bits people prefer not to think about. I know that this post is a bit different to my usual recipe trials, so I promise that it will be followed very soon by a […]

Asparagus risotto

Asparagus Risotto, yet another crisis averted.

I know I should be more organised, but it’s amazing just how often it suddenly hits 5pm and I think “oh no, I’ve got no dinner organised for the kids”. You’d think that dinner wasn’t something that happens at around the same time every day the way it regularly takes me by surprise. So with about […]

banana blueberry cake

Blueberry Banana Bread (3B’s?)

A couple of weeks ago we discovered a lovely farmer’s market in Kingston-Upon-Thames. The produce was all quite fresh and a lot cheaper than the supermarkets. I quickly loaded up the bags with fresh fruit, vegetables and some whole trout. By the time I had finished my shopping both punnets of blueberries had been eaten by […]

Guiltless Vanishing Bliss Balls

I’m willing to bet that this photo would have looked a lot better if more than 5 of these had survived the ‘taste test’, but that’s what happens if you don’t whip your phone out fast enough when these little babies are around. *blink* Gone. These are my Date & Coconut Bliss Balls – I’m […]