Top 5 Valentine’s Day gifts for foodies

Finding Valentine’s Day gifts can be a complete mind-field. From the cringe to the downright disgusting, sifting your way through is hard work. So, I’ve tried and tested the best products for foodies this Valentine’s Day and have listed my top 5 below (and pre-warning, it includes a lot of chocolate). Slim Prosecco A bottle…

Recipe: Honeycomb ice cream

This ice cream recipe is hands down THE best ice cream I have ever tasted (and I have tasted a lot of ice cream). It is also super easy to make and is a great dinner party desert as you can make ahead. Ingredients: 400 ml double cream 397 g (1 tin) full-fat condensed milk…

Recipe: NFL football birthday cake

My boyfriend enjoys watching NFL, so when I was trying to come up with a suitable birthday cake to make for him I thought this would be perfect. I didn’t want anything too complicated, and found that cutting a section out of a standard sandwich cake made the perfect oval shape.   Ingredients: For the…

Recipe: Jam Doughnuts

This is the first time I have attempted a doughnut recipe, mainly because I have always been terrified to deep fat fry after learning of the risk of fire in secondary school. Needless to say there is no risk of fire in this recipe- just make sure you don’t leave the hot oil unattended. And…

Perfect Christmas gifts for foodies

It’s December this weekend, and I can almost taste the turkey and cranberry sauce already. Forgive me if you think I’m early, but I like to get everything sorted and sent to the North Pole early so I can enjoy the whole festive season without getting bogged down with shopping. To give you a bit…

Diet Coke chicken

This recipe is really tasty. So tasty in fact that you’ll find it hard to believe that it is syn free on slimming world. It is super easy to make and tastes just as though it has come out of a packet. And with only a handful of ingredients, it’s just as easy. Ingredients 1…

Recipe: Festive chocolate fudge

I’m a bit of an early bird, and love getting ready for Christmas weeks (and even months in advance). I must admit that I started my Christmas shopping this weekend! This festive inspired recipe is the perfect treat to give away as a quick and simple present that doesn’t cost the earth. Even better is that…

Recipe: Alcoholic chocolate brownies

You can probably see that my train of thought of the last few weeks has definately been centered around brownies… I’ve just had a LOT of cravings for chocolate! This one is an adult version, and I think it is fair to say they are they most delicious brownies I have ever tasted: no modesty intended!…

Recipe: Chocolate Brownie Cake

The recipe is pretty much the same as a normal brownie, however the seperation of the eggs and whisking of the egg whites used in this one, however faffy, gives it that perfect brownie gooeyness. I find it easier to serve as a cake rather than pieces of brownie, but you could also use this…

Recipe: Wholemeal banana bread

I love sweet things, particularly banana bread, but have been trying to cut down my calories recently. Disappointed with what the shops could offer I set about making my own ‘healthier’ alternative to traditional banana bread. This one is around 125 calories a slice (I cut my bread into 16ths- width slices x 8 and…

Recipe: Meatball risotto

I have been stocking up on great one-pot recipes for a while now for several reasons. A) less washing up, and B) no wasting any great flavours.

Review: The Big Family Cooking Showdown

Since Love Productions controversially sold the Great British Bake Off to Channel 4 earlier this year, the BBC have been planning their replacement. Last week they unveiled their first episode which I unfortunately missed (not sure how I wasn’t aware it was on) but I did manage to tune into this week’s instalment. Just like…