Coconut Buttercream

Coconut buttercream being piped onto a coconut cupcake.

As promised, I’m back with my recipe for coconut buttercream to top the coconut cupcakes I shared last week.

As with the cupcakes, the key to getting lots of coconut flavour into this buttercream is using creamed coconut block from the asian food aisle. It also means that your buttercream is lovely and smooth so it’s perfect for piping…

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Mediterranean Lamb Stuffed Tomatoes

Three Mediterranean Lamb Stuffed Tomatoes on a serving board.

Sponsored by Tasty Easy Lamb.

I’m back with another recipe as part of my collaboration with Tasty Easy Lamb – Mediterranean Lamb Stuffed Tomatoes.

I wanted to create a recipe perfect for anyone that’s sticking to their healthy eating resolutions but is in need of something a little different to keep on track. These stuffed tomatoes are filled with a delicious lamb mince, packed with Mediterranean flavours including olives, lemon and oregano. I’ve also drifted into the Middle East and used a little sumac as it’s a flavour I absolutely love. However, don’t worry if it’s not something you have in your spice drawer (or wherever you keep your spices) as this recipe is still delicious without it.

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Coconut Cupcakes

Coconut cupcakes iced with coconut buttercream on a cooling rack.

Before Christmas I asked everyone on my Facebook page what recipes they’d like to see on here that I haven’t already made and one suggestion that came up was coconut cupcakes. Specifically ones that are really packed with coconut flavour.

I’ve been playing with the recipe for a while and I’m happy to say that I’ve come up with a recipe that I’m really happy with and, as requested, really tastes like coconut…

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Grana Padano & Potato Pancakes with Prosciutto di San Daniele

Grana Padano Pancakes

Sponsored by Grana Padano and Prosciutto di San Daniele.

Following on my from delicious Spaghetti Carbonara last week, I’m back with another recipe made with Grana Padano cheese and Prosciutto di San Daniele.

Today’s recipe is perfect for an indulgent breakfast or a light lunch – Potato Pancakes with melted Grana Padano, slices of Prosciutto di San Daniele and topped with a poached egg. Not only are they delicious, they’re also a great way to use up any leftover mashed potato…

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Food Waste in The UK: Common Beliefs and Misconceptions

Sponsored by Foodsaver Fresh.

Last November I shared with you my review of the Foodsaver Fresh, a compact vacuum packing machine which helps food to last up to 2x longer. I was particularly impressed with the results I got from using their reusable vacuum bags, where I found my food stayed fresh for much longer than using a regular zip-sealed bags.

Foodsaver Fresh want to help all of us to reduce our food waste and they’ve recently conducted some research into people’s common food misconceptions and beliefs with some surprising results…

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Spaghetti Carbonara with Grana Padano & Prosciutto di San Daniele


Sponsored by Prosciutto di San Daniele and Grana Padano.

I’m really excited to be back with another recipe using some delicious Grana Padano cheese and Prosciutto di San Daniele. They really are such amazing ingredients to work with and so versatile in terms of the range of what you can do with them.

Today’s recipe is my take on a classic spaghetti carbonara, where I’ve switched in plenty of Grana Padano cheese and topped it with some fresh Prosciutto di San Daniele. By adding the Prosciutto di San Daniele just before serving it maintains its delicious soft, melt-in-the-mouth texture and it means it can be enjoyed just as it was intended when it was made…

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Festive Roast Leg of Lamb

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Sponsored by Tasty Easy Lamb.

Today I’m sharing the first of two festive recipes I’ve created as part of my collaboration with Tasty Easy Lamb, a Festive Roast Leg of Lamb. It’s flavoured with rosemary, cloves, orange and cranberries and it makes a fantastic alternative to turkey on Christmas Day or as an amazing centrepiece to a roast dinner over the festive period.

If you happen to have any leftovers then it also tastes delicious cold in a sandwich or served with some bubble and squeak…

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Lamb Hotpot

Sponsored by Tasty Easy Lamb.

When the weather gets chilly I’m all about the comfort food, so I thought I’d create something for you that I consider one of the ultimate comfort foods – Lamb hotpot. It’s got melt-in-the-mouth lamb and vegetables and it’s then topped with sliced potatoes which are brushed with a little butter to get them soft underneath and crispy on top. It really is like a hug in food form and just what we all need on the wintery days we have to come.

It’s really easy to prepare, a bit of peeling and chopping and that’s about it. It only takes about 15 minutes of actual effort before popping it into the oven to slow cook ready for dinner.

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