Root beer cake

Cake

I like to please the fella every once in a while and as he is fond of root beer, I thought I’d envelope it in to a cake!

Super simple, just use the usual sponge cake recipe but add 3tbsp of root beer to give the sponge that added flavour.

Also, whip up a typical cream cheese frosting but again, add root beer to taste. Be careful here, add it slowly. If you add too much it will be too runny to use!

Vegetarian samosas 

Vegetarian, Weight watchers: Around the world

As I am alone this week I look on the opportunity to eat meat free, healthy dishes with out complaint from the Jones over the lack of meat.

I’ve looked over this recipe for samosas for some time now, passing it off as a starter and trying to keep it in mind for when the need for an Indian stater arises. But as I looked over it at the weekend I thought why not make it as a main with salad? And do that’s what I did!

It’s a rather hearty dish really, lots of veg with a dose of seasoning. I halved the recipe but still ended up with mixture to freeze…no bad thing.

It was great tasting and really nice, different lunch to take to work. Easy, cheap, different, what’s not  to like?

  


 

Movie night naughty night

Pinterest, Vegetarian

Me and Gav like to break up the working week with a naughty movie night. It’s really just an excuse to pick a movie, have a tipple and eat guilty food. Last night we watched The Babadook, it was not good, but the food was yummy and picked by Gav for a change.

We had grilled Gouda and mushroom sandwiches:

   
 
Courtesy of Pinterest!

A completely greasy, naughty dish but so indulging and delicious. However, today I can still feel the grease sitting on my stomach and so I think it will be a while before I revisit grilled cheese!!

Cauliflower wowzer!!

Pinterest, Vegetarian

Ive had this little gem saved on my Pinterest for an age now. 

I came home tonight with no dinner planned and few ingredients to use but alas, I had a cauliflower. I think I bought it subliminally in order to make this recipe!

I have to say, I wanted to be naughty but I went for this and WOW I am so glad I did! What a truly delish dish. Granted, it may be better as a side, a snack or party nibbles but these salt and pepper florets are moorish xnd healthy. A winner!

Really simple, really quick, really cheap and really tasty. A veg that packs a punch and totally great served with a sweet chili sauce.
   
 

Oh dear, Aubergine pate 😞

Cook book, Food, Food general, Foodie, Kitchen

It’s Sunday evening, normally on a Sunday I would cook something homely and hearty. Something to soak up the weekends alcohol and set me up for the week ahead.

Not tonight however. Tonight I made an Aubergine pate, a recipe from my griddling cook book.

It was truly awful! I actually like Aubergine but certainly not in this format. I ate the crudités but binned the dip.

I’m still hungry and feeling completely dissatisfied 😒

Here’s the recipe just in case you don’t trust me and want to try it your self!

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Something I MUST share with you!!!

Breakfast, Food, Foodie

I always have a small stash of quick bites in my drawer at work, it’s really incase I miss breakfast or become super starved.

I’ve worked my way through all kinds of cereal bars and healthy biscuits etc but I have just found the holy grail!!!!

With only 98 calories for two bars and less than 0.8g of saturated fat I can hardly believe they taste so darn good!

The raspberry one are sweet and creamy but the caramel ones, oh the caramel ones, they taste like your eating a sinful treacle tart…amazing!!!!

Try them! Its a must!

*special k biscuit moments