Happy Christmas!!

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Happy Christmas!!

Happy Christmas everyone!! The best time of the year has finally arrived. From opening presents to eating Christmas dinner I love it all! I wasn’t planning to post recipes today but then I realised something. When I did my first “the lead up to Christmas post” I put in sweet treats to give to Santa but I didn’t put sweet alternatives for milk to go with the sweet treats. So I thought “what could be a sweet alternative to milk?”. And here is the answer: milkshakes. Below are some of my favourite milkshake recipes. Enjoy!!

Berry and candyfloss milkshake

Ingredients

a medium handful of chopped strawberries

30g of blue or pink candyfloss

30g melted white chocolate

1 scoop of either strawberry or raspberry ice cream ( I use raspberry ripple ice cream)

Method

  1. Blend the strawberries and candyfloss together in a blender.
  2. After that, add in the ice cream and white chocolate and blend again.
  3. Pour into a cup and enjoy!!

Bannoffee chocolate and nut milkshake

Ingredients

3 tablespoons smooth peanut butter

1 banana

50g dark chocolate

3 tablespoons milk

30g toffees

Method

  1. Melt the chocolate in a microwave.
  2. In a separate bowl melt the toffees.
  3. Blend the banana, chocolate and toffee together in a blender.
  4. Add in the peanut butter and milk and blend again.
  5. Pour into a cup and enjoy!!

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The lead up to Christmas #2

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The lead up to Christmas #2 –

We are only 2 days away from Christmas Eve and I am so excited for that special day to come!! I love Christmas because it means I can have a big party, spend time with my family and friends and cook delicious food!! I think the best part of Christmas dinner is the appetisers because they start off the meal and our appetites! Even though it is a time for celebration, I still like to have healthy food to enjoy. Below are some of my favourite healthy appetisers recipes.

Cobb salad nachos

300g tortilla chips

2 avocados

10 cherry tomatoes

200g lettuce

150g black olives (with no stones)

A handful of scallions

2-3 tablespoons sourcream

2-3 tablespoons plain, natural yoghurt

Method

  1. Mix the sour cream and yogurt in a small bowl to use as a dip for the nachos.
  2. Chop the cherry tomatoes in half and put in a large bowl.
  3. Chop the lettuce into small pieces and add to the bowl
  4. Peel and stone the avocados and cut them into pieces. Add into the bowl.
  5. Mix everything in the bowl thoroughly and add the scallions.
  6. Pour the salad onto a large oval plate and arrange the nachos around the salad.
  7. Leave a gap in the centre of the salad for the bowl with the dip.
  8. ENJOY!!

Beetroot toast

Ingredients

2 boiled beetroots

4 tablespoons plain, natural yoghurt

1 tablespoon sour cream

slices of bread (as many as you need considering the amount of people)

Method

  1. Blend the beetroots, sour cream and yoghurt to better until smooth.
  2. Toast the bread needed.
  3. Spread the blended beetroot mix onto the toast.
  4. Garnish with watercress.
  5. ENJOY!!

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The lead up to Christmas

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The lead up to Christmas

It is the 7th of December and we are 18 days away from Christmas!! I love Christmas because in my opinion, it is the best time of year to spend time with your family and be connected over food. The temptation to eat all the chocolates in the advent calendar is huge but hopefully I can make them last all the way until Christmas. Today I will be giving you recipes for sweet treats to put out for Santa. Who said we always need to give him cookies?? We can give him sweet treats that I hope he will enjoy!!

Loaded chocolate bark –

Ingredients

300g of chocolate ( any chocolate will work!)

a small handful of Oreos

a small handful of twix bars

a small handful of m and m’s

a a small handful of maltesers

Method

  1. Melt the chocolate in a microwave.
  2. Pour into a tray covered in aluminium foil.
  3. Crush the oreos and maltesers in separate bowls.
  4. Sprinkle them on top of the chocolate alongside the m and m’s and twix.
  5. Refrigerate until solid.
  6. Break into medium pieces.
  7. ENJOY!!

Christmas Cake pops –

Ingredients

200g leftover vanilla sponge cake

200g milk chocolate

Method

  1. Crumble the cake in a bowl.
  2. Shape the cake crumbs into small balls with the help of a spoon.
  3. Place cocktail sticks in the balls.
  4. Melt the chocolate in a microwave and pour in a bowl.
  5. Dip the balls in the chocolate, making sure they are fully covered.
  6. Add the sprinkles as decoration to the cake pops.
  7. Refrigerate until the chocolate is solid.
  8. ENJOY!!!

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Happy Halloween!!

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Happy Halloween!!

Happy Halloween my fellow foodies!! The spookiest time of year has begun and we need some scary but scrumptious recipes.Let’s get this Halloween party started!!!

Gory Mimosa eggs –

Ingredients

3 boiled eggs

a quarter teaspoon of red food colouring

3 tbsp mayonnaise

Method

  1. Cut the boiled eggs in half and scoop out the yolks.
  2. Place the yolks in a small bowl and mix with the mayonnaise.
  3. Add the red food colouring to yolks.
  4. Using teaspoons, place a small amount of the mayonnaise and yolks in the gap where the yolks were carved out.
  5. ENJOY!!

Disgusting dirt brownies

N.B For the brownie recipe please check out my post on brownies

Ingredients

50g gummy worms

Leftover crumbs from the brownies

Method

  1. Scatter the crumbs around the brownies so it looks messy.
  2. Place the gummy worms on top of the brownies and next to the crumbs.
  3. ENJOY!!

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Spooktober post 1

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Spooktober Post 1 –

As you may have noticed, today we are doing something a bit different. As it is getting close to Halloween, I thought I might post my favourite Halloween recipes over the next 2 weeks leading up to it. These posts will be called Spooktober posts and hopefully by the end of these you will have a mind full of Halloween party recipes. Let’s go!!

Spooky Rice Krispy Brains

Ingredients

One third of a cup of butter

2 cups mini marshmallows

1tsp red food colouring

300g rice krispies

Method

  1. Heat up the butter in a pan at low heat until melted.
  2. Increase the heat to medium and add in the marshmallows.
  3. Stir until the butter and marshmallows are melted and well combined.
  4. Add in the food colouring and stir until fully red.
  5. Mix in the rice krispies and stir until they are well coated.
  6. Remove from the pan and set on a baking tray .
  7. After they have cooled down, separate them into oval shaped balls with a ridge down the middle.
  8. Refrigerate for 2 hours.
  9. ENJOY!!

Terrifying Marshmallow Spiders

Ingredients

6 large marshmallows

Pretzel sticks

Method

  1. Get the pretzel sticks and and stick three on each side of the marshmallows.
  2. Serve with hot chocolate and ENJOY!!

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Satisfying Salads

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Satisfying salads

I absolutely love salads. There are so many different varieties of ingredients you can use, new flavours you can try and much more!! My favourite type of salad is pasta salad and I will providing you with the recipe to my ultimate pasta salad. I also love the simplest salads possible, with just vegetables. Below are my satisfying salad recipes just for you.

Chicken, Mozzarella and Pesto pasta salad

Ingredients

Half a ball of mozzarella (which is around 125g)

1 tbsp and a half basil pesto

80g of grilled chicken (you don’t have to grill it you can roast it too!)

70g farfalle pasta

Method

  1. Cut the mozzarella into slices and place in a medium bowl.
  2. Add the chicken to the bowl and cook the pasta.
  3. Add in the pasta and mix the salad, then add in the pesto and mix.
  4. ENJOY!!

Simple yet satisfying salad

Ingredients

1carrot, peeled, chopped

8 lettuce leaves, chopped

Half a beetroot, chopped

1 tbsp olive oil

Method

  1. Cut the lettuce into small pieces then place in a large bowl.
  2. Chop the carrot and beetroot and add to the bowl.
  3. Mix the salad using two spoons and drizzle the olive oil over it.
  4. Mix once more until everything is combined.
  5. ENJOY!!

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Soup

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Soup –

The weather is getting colder and we all know that means Autumn is here. Autumn or Fall is probably the season with the most variety of events and the best food for these events. From Thanksgiving to Halloween there is so much delicious food to be made and eaten. But I think that the best dish for Autumn is soup. Below are some of my favourite soup recipes for you to try.

Butternut Squash Soup

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 50g onion, chopped
  • 1 potato, peeled
  • 1 carrot, sliced
  • salt and pepper
  • 900g butternut squash
  • 1.5l vegetable stock
  • 450ml water

Method

  1. Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat, then add the garlic and sauté for 1-2 minutes
  2. Add the potato, celery, carrot, salt, and pepper. Sauté for 3 minutes.
  3. Add the butternut squash, stock and water. Stir and bring to a boil
  4. Cover and reduce the heat to low. Simmer for 25-30 minutes
  5. Blend until smooth.
  6. ENJOY!!

Simple Beetroot Soup

Ingredients

3 beetroots, chopped

1.5l water

Method

  1. In a medium pot boil the water with some salt and add the beetroot. Cover and cook for 7-8 minutes.
  2. Remove the beetroot from the water and transfer to a blender. Reserve the water.
  3. Blend the beetroot ina blender until a smooth consistency is reached.
  4. ENJOY!!

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