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Herby pork and bean stew

Some friends hosted us for a gorgeous lunch on New Years' Day, and cooked this absolutely beautiful pork dish. The recipe was an Ottolenghi one from the Guardian (you can find the original here). It's a fantastic recipe, but for me, it's more work than I would do for anything other than a very special occasion, as it involves roasting a whole shoulder ...

Oven-baked chicken cacciatore

Chicken cacciatore is a delicious Italian dish with a rich, rustic sauce. I oven-baked this, as I love it when chicken thighs are fall apart tender, and the tomato sauce has broken down to be rich and dark.  Not only is this a very tasty dish, it's a great way to pack veg into the sauce. On top of what I have used in this recipe, you could add ...

Philly cheesesteak traybake with PGI Welsh Beef

  Disclosure: This is a commissioned recipe post for PGI Welsh Beef The way to my heart has always been through a good steak, which is why I have created this Philly cheesesteak traybake as a Valentine’s meal! Philly cheesesteak is an iconic food from Philadelphia- a combination of steak, peppers and onions served up in a ‘hoagie’ ...
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3 pancake recipes that are Slimming World friendly!

Looking for some healthy pancake inspiration? Here are my top Slimming World friendly pancake recipes! Fluffy American style pancakes: You can make fantastic pancakes with oats, and if you have a food processor, then you can achieve an amazingly fluffy texture!                          ...

Celebrating 360°cooking with Tefal Actifry- the blogger challenge!

Many people don't realise how versatile the Tefal Actifry is- with it's paddle that turns 360° it is able to cook a huge range of dishes, from curries to risottos, and even desserts! Tefal are going to be hosting an exciting 360° restaurant at Exmouth seafront- the twist is it is going to be on a moving ferris wheel! Members of the public will ...

How we chose our wood burning stove- the Chesneys Salisbury 12 series

We moved into our house exactly 6 years ago- it’s pretty unusual as it was built in 1892 as a psychiatric hospital. After the hospital was closed in the 1980’s, it was developed into housing- and now forms a whole village. When we were looking into moving back to Devon (where I grew up) from London, we just fell in love with our house- it has ...

The Britmums Brilliance in Blogging awards 2018- winner of the food category!

I am so thrilled to have been announced as the winner of the Food category at the Britmums Brilliance in Blogging awards 2018! I have been blogging since 2015, and in 2017, when both of my daughters had started school, it became my job. It's such a new industry and the landscape is constantly changing- the thing that I have tried to keep consistent is ...