Naughtiness needed

Vegetarian

No excuses here.

This is some high calorie, high taste, deep fried mother macaroni!

Take macaroni cheese. Roll it in a ball. Coat it in bread crumbs. Fry it.

Immense. Naughty. Tasty.

It was so good, despite the fat content I ate the left overs the next day……with a salad to ease my guilt.

Fraisier Cake

Cake, Fruit, Vegetarian

I loved making this, it required a few hours but it’s beauty in taste and look, makes the effort worth it!

Broken down it compromises of Kirsh cream mouseline and strawberries sandwiched between to thin sponge cake layers with a marzipan top. That makes it sound easy….it was not 😊

I made this for our local Rose Queen Festival, hence the roses on the top!

Green is the new black

Vegetarian

This may be the greenest drink I have ever consumed. But green is good right? Green comes from grene rooting to the words grass and grow and its synonymous with spring and vitality! Green is good.

This drink is undoubtedly good…..
1/2 cucumber

1/2 courgette

Handful of kale

Handful of spinach 

A celery stalk

Bunch of parsley

1 tbsp chia seeds

1 tbsp maca seeds

Good, but not the tastiest! 😊

Pasta day!

Pasta, Pork, Spicy

I love making pasta, it’s easy and fun with great results.

This Saturday I spent hours rolling and cutting and ended up with a delicate spicy sausage pasta.

The dough (serves 4): 250g pasta flour, 250g semolina,3 eggs, 8 egg yolks. Simply mix the flour, pour it on to a clean surface, make a well, add the eggs, gently incorporate it all together until it’s a dough you can handle. Then knead until it’s smooth and elastic (about 5 minutes) wrap in cling film and chill until ready to shape.


To shape, split the dough in half for ease and then roll one half until it’s thin enough to put through a pasta machine, it wants to be rectangle shape. Roll it through the machine gradually dropping through the levels for an ultra thin shape. Then cut, I did tagliatelle, and dry. Boil now for 3 minutes if your ready but if you have leftovers, pop them in the freezer!

For the sauce: 250g spicy sausage meat, 1 onion, 1 garlic clove, a knob of butter, thyme. 

Chop then fry, the onion, garlic and sausage meat. When browned add the thyme and butter. When cooked, add to the cooked pasta and serve!

Beautiful fresh pasta!

Red pepper, egg and olive Ciabatta 

Toast-it, Vegetarian

I swoon over a nicely topped ciabatta, I often go for the typical bruschetta or mushroomy mix but this offered something different.

As you can imagine it was really very easy and quick to make and it was delicious. The sweet peppers twinned with the salty olives worked really well, as did the crunchy bread and creamy egg. 

A great Friday night treat.

I Eat your greens! (In a risotto)

Vegetarian

This is a great summer dish which offers a fantastic way to load up on your 5 a day.

Take an arm full of veg. On this occasion I used sugar snap peas, courgette and leaks

Chop your veg! I kept it chunky.

Start to cook your risotto in a stock and wine combo. Do it in the normal way, cook off the rice in butter first for 60 seconds then add a slash of the stock. Stir snd let it soak up, then add more. 

When half of the stock mixture is used, chuck in the veg and continue to ladle the stock (season as you go).

Then serve!


A beautiful, tasty and filling dinner.

Double beast burger

Beef, Burger book

There is not a single way I could promote this as healthy but I’ll try….

  1. It is made of lean beef
  2. It has salad 
  3. It’s fresh

Convinced? 


No, I would be either! This is a beast of a burger, 2 home made beef patties, lettuce, tomatoe, gherkins and a whole lot of cheese!!

Really simple parties, just beef mince, seasoning, egg yolk and chopped onion.


Delish 😊