Haddock, saffron and pea risotto

This recipe is a real “fill your boots” sort of a recipe.I find risotto filling and having such a high protein ingredient such as fish makes it even more hearty. However, white fish is an incredibly lean source of protein and there is no cheese in this recipe so this makes for a very low fat meal for the days when you’re hungry but don’t … Continue reading Haddock, saffron and pea risotto

Chicken, gnocchi and sage soup

I seem to be riding a total comfort food wave this January. I can’t help it when it’s cold outside I want a warm tummy filled with soup, or stew etc. With this soup there are 2 ways of making this – either you end up with a lot of leftover chicken, or you can use up a lot of leftover chicken. Its completely up … Continue reading Chicken, gnocchi and sage soup

Chocolate chunk shortbread

I believe enjoying food is about balance and sometimes maintaining balance is actually about enjoying a nice cup of tea and a biscuit. I made these shortbread hearts yesterday when I just fancied something baked at home. Including chilling time these took about an hour and half to make; not bad for a Tuesday night. If you really are trying to maintain a healthy balance … Continue reading Chocolate chunk shortbread

Very easy slow cooked beef curry

This curry is hardly a recipe. It can be knocked together in less that 4 minutes on a busy morning. While it isn’t quite as delicious as the curry my father has made me and its not a patch on the ones made by my friends from work (who have their own favourite blends of spices); it does provide a healthy comforting meal after a … Continue reading Very easy slow cooked beef curry

Malteaser cake

If you’re anything like us you’ll probably have received a glut of chocolate over Christmas, or you’ll have vastly overestimated the number of Malteasers you’ll realistically be able to consume.If this is the case, this recipe is for you. This cake used one of those giant boxes of Malteasers to decorate it, but if you have a few blank spaces I’m sure you can add … Continue reading Malteaser cake

Easy ramen for tired stomachs

Around Christmas time you really do just need to enjoy a bit of a treat and the odd overindulgence. Its practically mandatory, what with chocolate, cheese, wine and roast dinners aplenty. However after 2 Christmas dinners at D and my respective parents houses and our usual boxing day mini buffet my stomach was feeling pretty tired of rich food. I needed a break from overindulgent … Continue reading Easy ramen for tired stomachs

Milk chocolate and Bailey’s truffles

So this is a last minute recipe and its an absolute dream to produce for a crowd. I actually made these for my brother’s 30th birthday back in October but I thought, for many of us, the time we need to feed a lot of people delicious items is over the festive period. I hope you enjoy my last minute Christmas blogging and now you … Continue reading Milk chocolate and Bailey’s truffles

Baked eggs with spinach and chorizo

I’m all for winter warmer type recipes but I dont believe they always have to be overly stodgy. There’s something wonderful and cosy about baked eggs and they’re certainly very popular in this household! We tend to have these for our tea (dinner if you’re fancy) but they also work as a breakfast or a brunch (if you’re instagram fabulous). Anyway, there’s not much more … Continue reading Baked eggs with spinach and chorizo

Mars Bar Crispy cakes

Just a quick recipe before I head out to a cake sale later. Today I’m helping raise money for my theatre group doing what they refer to as a refreshment day in Harrogate to give us a boost in income before our production of Fiddler on the roof. As d and I are both members of this group I was something of an overachiever last … Continue reading Mars Bar Crispy cakes

White chocolate truffles

While I am very much in the “Calm down it’s November” camp when it comes to Christmas excitement, it is good to get some things organised in advance. One of those things is Christmas food (obviously I think this is important as I write a lot of food related posts). Anyway, these white chocolate truffles are stupidly easy to make and are lovely to pass … Continue reading White chocolate truffles