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Butternut Squash and Goats Cheese Crepe Enchiladas (Crenchiladas)

Butternut Squash and Goats Cheese Crepe Enchiladas (Crenchiladas)

There’s nothing I enjoy more than a good food hybrid. And what could be better than marrying up to of the best things ever – crepes and enchiladas – to make these Butternut Squash and Goats Cheese Crepe Enchiladas!? Aka. crenchiladas… Roasted butternut squash puree […]

Butternut Squash and Goats Cheese Pancake Parcels

Butternut Squash and Goats Cheese Pancake Parcels

Have you ever wondered what would happen if crepes and dim sum had a love child? Or love children… Because I imagine they would be something like these butternut squash and goats cheese pancake parcels. In the UK, pancakes are crepes and crepes are pancakes. […]

Review: The Optimum Vac 2 Air Vacuum Blender

Review: The Optimum Vac 2 Air Vacuum Blender

As an ambassador for Froothie UK, I get to try out all their latest kit, so… Here I am introducing another great blender – the Optimum Vac 2 Air Vacuum Blender!

What is vacuum blending?

It’s just like regular blending, but in vacuum blending, the air is drawn out in order to reduce oxidation.

What is oxidation?

When chemicals in food are exposed to oxygen in the air, their chemical composition changes. The food becomes discoloured and begins to break down.

(You know when you slice an apple and it starts to go brown?)

This is oxidation.

Not only does it not look as good, but the food also starts to lose its nutritional value.

Here’s a little video to show you the benefits of vacuum blending…

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10 Easy Ways To Reduce Reuse Recycle

10 Easy Ways To Reduce Reuse Recycle

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll have noticed increased media attention recently regarding our problem with plastics. A lot of this is down to (my hero) David Attenborough and the issues raised in the BBC’s Blue Planet II but the issue of our waste problem […]

Review: Eisberg Alcohol Free Wine

Review: Eisberg Alcohol Free Wine

Well – Christmas has come and gone. And if, like me, you had more than your fair share of al-co-hol during the festive period, you may well be considering Dry January. So when I approached to try out Eisberg alcohol free wine, I was intrigued […]

Cherry & Mulled Wine Jam

Cherry & Mulled Wine Jam

If you were ever wondering how you could get away with consuming mulled wine with breakfast, this mulled wine jam has you covered! Perfect with toast, croissants, porridge, rice pudding… you name it.

The first mulled wine jam I ever made was the Women’s Institute Plum & Mulled Wine Jam recipe, which was pretty amazing. But, inspired by some cherry brandy spiked mulled wine I had at a Christmas market in Penrith, I felt that my next mulled wine jam needed a bit of a cherry upgrade.

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Filo Mince Pies

Filo Mince Pies

What is Christmas without a mince pie!? However, before you berate me for ruining a classic, please let me defend myself and say… these are just a fun reinvention! There is nothing wrong with a good old fashioned mince pie! It’s just… these filo mince […]

10 Veggie Food Blogs You Need To Follow

10 Veggie Food Blogs You Need To Follow

If you’re looking for vegetarian and vegan inspiration, look no further. Here are 10 food blogs (some veggie, some vegan and some suitable for everyone but with plenty of vegetarian recipes) that you need to follow! Get ready to bookmark…  

Cheesy Garlic Whole Roasted Romanesco

Cheesy Garlic Whole Roasted Romanesco

Cauliflower cheese is a classic family favourite. I’m personally not sold on the whole sauce thing though, I prefer it to just be melted cheese. But adding garlic to the mix is even better! I pretty much add garlic to everything (garlic roasted carrots, garlic roasted sprouts, garlic potatoes, garlic bread nachos…) so I don’t see why cauliflower should get off scot-free. Cue this cheesy garlic whole roasted Romanesco.

The Romanesco has to one of the most beautiful vegetables around; in fact, it’s design is actually an example of phyllotaxis – fractal patterns that occur in nature. It’s flavour is somewhere between a cauliflower and a broccoli and when you cut it in half it looks suspiciously like a Christmas tree… Especially when it’s topped with cheese! It looks like a snow-topped fir tree, making this the most accidentally festive dish I’ve ever created.

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Carrot & Bean Burgers with a Kale & Carrot Top Slaw

Carrot & Bean Burgers with a Kale & Carrot Top Slaw

Autumn is peak carrot season! And although they may not make you see in the dark like your granny promised they would, they do taste damn delicious when they’re not boiled to within an inch of their life. I love rainbow carrots, roasted with garlic […]