month : 12/2017 4 results

Turkey rogan josh

Somehow curry is the perfect antidote to the excesses of Christmas day- especially if it's one full of veggies and goodness! I made a slightly different one last year (see it here), and this year I really fancied having a go at a turkey rogan josh. It's nice and easy, all the spices, onion and garlic are blended into a paste and then it's just a case of adding everything together and simmering it for about half an hour. Out traditional Boxing Day dinner is actually turkey, chips and ...

Vegan sweet potato hummus

A couple of months ago I had an amazing weekend away in the Cotswolds with a big group of girls (and inspirational slimmers) that I met through Slimming World- we all met for the first time in 2016 at a bloggers' lunch organised by Slimming World head office, and since become fast friends. I wasn't able to make it to the last meet up, but this time we stayed in an absolutely gorgeous house (Alcester Farmhouse) booked through Kate & Toms, an absolutely brilliant company who have the ...

Best ever cranberry sauce

One of the things that I love about Christmas is doing some festive cooking! Nothing beats the house being warm, cosy and full of Christmassy fragrances! One of the things that I usually prepare in late November or early December is my homemade cranberry sauce. At this time of year fresh cranberries are readily available in all of the supermarkets, and are usually really cheap to buy. I have also occasionally bought the ones that are heavily reduced after Christmas and frozen them for the ...

A lot of luxury at Iceland this Christmas

 Last weekend I was invited up to Iceland's test kitchen to try out some of the luxury foods on offer this Christmas. It was a thoroughly festive day- not only did we have demonstrations from Iceland's head chef Neil Nugent on how to cook our Christmas turkey (including a fantastic smoking and salt-baking method), but we were able to sample mince-pie cocktails, have a go at some food graffiti and to pick up some tips on styling our Christmas tables! This was a fantastic chance for ...