month : 03/2018 6 results

Spring leeks and peas

It's lovely to discover new favourite dishes, and this leek side, which I created as part of my Easter meal, is really easy to do, delicious, and makes a nice addition to any family meal, especially a roast dinner. The great thing about leeks is that they are grown in the UK, they are cheap to buy and they have loads of flavour!  

Scalloped potato gratin with rosemary and garlic

I recently attended a lovely Easter event with Iceland Foods, and was inspired to come home and cook my own Easter Feast! I love potatoes Dauphinoise, but they are usually full of fat, so I wanted to create something that looked as lovely on the table, but that was a healthy alternative with no added fat. Particularly as this was for an Easter Feast I wanted to keep the main as lean as possible to allow for chocolate consumption throughout the rest of the day! I hand sliced the ...

Butternut squash puree with maple and cinnamon

I was inspired to make this puree after attending a lovely Easter event with Iceland where the chef served roast turkey with a butternut squash and cinnamon puree. I thought this was a delicious, and great alternative to serving gravy and I thoroughly enjoyed it! My version is slightly different, I added in a little maple syrup for sweetness, and a small amount of butter which really gives this such a gorgeous smooth texture, and rich, buttery taste. I've served this up as part of my ...

Celebrating ‘Feaster’ with Iceland

A friend said to me a while ago, 'but do you really like Iceland, or do you just have to say you do', and I had to assure her that yes, I really do love Iceland, and finding out about their new products and innovations. Not only do they work so hard to constantly come up with new and exciting products, but they are paving the way for other supermarkets by pledging to be plastic-free within their own-label range by 2023. From my experience they are the most innovative and forward thinking of ...

Tex-Mex quiche

Easy to make and full of flavour, this Tex-Mex quiche is a lunchtime winner!   I was talking to my lovely friend Katrin (who blogs over Sugar Free Londoner) the other day about pastry alternatives, and realised that it was ages since I had made my favourite pastry-alternative quiche, using a sweet potato crust. I used to always have one of these in the fridge and I find it so handy for snacks and easy lunches. I do go through phases with my favourite food where I make them all the ...

Slow-cooker chocolate fudge

If you follow my blog then you'll already be aware how much I love my slow-cooker! I use it a lot and always have done. As I look at lots of slow-cooker recipe pages I've often seen this slow-cooker fudge come up, and always thought I would like to have a go at it. The perfect opportunity has come up- Mother's day is on Sunday, and although my Mum isn't a fudge fan, my husband is going to be seeing his Nan, and I wanted to make something special for him to take up to her. The ...