Follow this picture guide recipe for a delicious, easy-to-make dairy-free treat which can be stored in the freezer for instant gratification!
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- 200g digestive biscuits
- 100g butter melted
- 100g good quality dark chocolate (I use 70% cocoa Lindt chocolate)
- 300g Philadelphia cheese
- 100g granulated sugar (vanilla scented or add a couple of drops of vanilla essence)
- 2 whole eggs
- 200ml double cream (or 1/2 double cream, 1/2 yogurt)
- 1 tin of Carnation caramel
If you see a packet of pears at reduced price at your supermarket, grab it! They are usually quite hard and tasteless (that’s why they are on sale) but they make the perfect ingredient for an easy-to-make delicious upside-down pie or, as we French people call it, tarte Tatin. In fact, Continue reading
Beware! Once you have made and tasted this cake, you will never want to buy another one from the shop ever again! Easy recipe. Continue reading
A great way to make small leftover meat go a long way! A 23 cm dish will provide two meals for 2: eat half of the pie hot at night and the other half cold for next day packed lunch.
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The short video clip below is to complement my dough making post to illustrate how easy it is to mix dough with just one finger. Continue reading
Don’t waste time frying onions, simply cut up and place all ingredients/vegetables together in a large saucepan with one tablespoon of olive oil then add 500 ml boiled water and simmer until all vegetables are soft. Then, roughly squash the cooked vegetable using a potato masher and your soup is ready to eat.
Tip: Use red lentils as a thickener or chestnuts (or both!). You could also use potatoes but I can’t because Hubby has a potato allergy!
Tip: scatter some cubed cheddar over the soup when serving.
This picture-guide recipe is the only soft cookie recipe you will ever need. Trialled and tested by kids and grown-ups. You will need strong will power not to make this cookie recipe too often. Continue reading
Stock, whether made from lamb, beef or chicken bones, will give a lovely “meaty” and rich flavour to any dish. and is soooooooo easy to make! Below is a quick picture guide to give you that confidence to try yourself. Continue reading
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Don’t throw out your leftover pasta//tagliatelle as they will make a lovely diner the next day.
Spread your leftover pasta (stored overnight in the fridge) over the bottom of an oven-proof dish. Here, I also used leftover fish (trout). Break a couple of eggs into a bowl, add milk (about 100-150ml), enough to cover about 3/4 of the pasta), an optional dollop of double/single cream, and salt and pepper to taste. Pour over the pasta and sprinkle grated cheese (about 50g). Cook in a preheated oven (180 degrees Celsius) until golden brown (about 25 min).
Only using egg yolks in some recipes will let you wonder what exactly you could do with the unused egg whites. Well, do not throw away because Continue reading
When you taste this easy and quick recipe, you will think twice about buying ice cream again! Max cost £1.30 for around 900g of ice cream (using free-range eggs) and there are no additives or other nasty chemicals, just what you put in it! Continue reading
This recipe was easy and simple to make and so yummy that I want to share it with you. You can also make it without any scales! Swapping lime for lemon will make give you a yummy lemon cheesecake. Continue reading
Have you ever wanted to eat crumble for dessert without having to wait 30 minutes for it to cook in the oven? Well, this post of for you then! Continue reading
In this post, I will show you how to make your own sausage rolls. It is easy and quick and you will impress your friends and family. Continue reading
Why is it that you cannot get men and children to eat vegetables with their burgers? I like to “hide” onions and sweet peppers in my home-made burgers so that the choice is not theirs. It is also a healthy way to make more burgers with the same amount of meat without having to Continue reading
This recipe is so easy, you will be making it every Sunday! Continue reading
I went to Tesco this week-end and bought 3 chickens for £10. Below is what I suggest you could do with them.
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Don’t throw out your old scones. Stale scones are great ingredients for cooked desserts and you will find below a quick picture-based guide on how to prepare Continue reading
Stale croissants are a great base ingredient for savoury or sweet recipes. You will find below two easy recipes: Continue reading
This is my second attempt at making tortilla wraps but this time, I took some photographic evidence! Continue reading
This recipe feeds 4 people plus makes 4 packed lunches. If not using for packed lunches, you can reheat the leftover the following evening. Continue reading
I know it is easy to buy a jar of tomato sauce while you do your weekly food shopping but it is actually easier…. and so much cheaper …. to make your own…. if you have a freezer that is!
It does not take long to chop the ingredients. Have you read my tips on how to cut vegetable efficiently? Once cooked and cooled, you might want to quickly zap your sauce with a blender then divide and place in containers to suit the space in your freezer.
Tip: to defrost your sauce quickly, stand your plastic bag in hot water.
Uses: Topping for pizza, sauce for pasta, meatballs, spice it up for curry sauces, etc.. the list is endless.
So, what do you do when your bananas get speckled black? Becoming far too ripe for most tastebuds, bananas will, more often than not, end up in the bin… or the composter if you have one. But you would be loosing out on a great dessert! Continue reading
Since I want to focus on tips rather than the actual recipes, I will do just that. Hopefully, my pictures will be explanatory enough.
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Following my post on how to use ham for packed lunch, I will show you how easy it is to make lots of ham. You can then use it for diner and all sorts of packed lunches, i.e. sandwiches, tortilla wraps, rice or pasta salads or even microwavable lunches to eat at the workplace.
Cooking your own ham is very easy and very money efficient. Just remember to cook more than you need so that you can store the surplus for future use. Here is what I do:
Boil in water.
Remove excess fat, make a criss cross pattern and spread glaze on top
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This is a fool-proof recipe. You can’t get it wrong because the oven does all the work for you. All you have to do is cut your veggies efficiently (!!) and do a little bit of mixing. And you are allowed to use your hands if they are clean, although it won’t bother me if they are not :-).
Proportions? 1 tp mustard, 1 or 2 dollops of Worcester sauce and Soya sauce, 2-3 large tb of Greek yogurt, 1/2 chicken stock cube, 50 or 70ml olive oil.
Preheat oven at 180 degrees Celsuis. It takes about 1 hour to cook.
The good thing about this way of cooking is that it does not take you away from your guests. You only need to stir the mixture every 20 minutes or so to prevent the bits at the top from burning.
Serve with pasta, rice or even some nice crusty bread.
There is nothing easier than make your own soup. Having a pressure cooker saves time and energy as it only takes 10 minutes to cook but a pot with a lid will do just as well. Make large quantities and store in the freezer in small or large containers. They will be readily available “at the push of a microwave button”!
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Once you have made these, you will not want to buy chicken nuggets from the shops anymore! As you bulk up your chicken pieces with flour and breadcrumbs, you can actually feed more people with less chicken. Continue reading