Spooky Rocky Road

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It’s been a while since I’ve shared a rocky road recipe and seeing as I have ones for Easter and Christmas (as well as my classic version) I thought it would be fun to create a Halloween version too.

Earlier this year my Creme Egg Rocky Road went a little crazy on Facebook with over 5 million video views in just a few days. However with success comes lots of feedback and one comment that popped up A LOT was “ooh this looks good but make it without the raisins and cherries”. Now personally I like a little fruitiness in my rocky road, but I thought I’d listen to you all and make a new version which leaves these out…

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Lamb Meatball Curry

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Sponsored by Tasty Easy Lamb.

Did you know that it’s National Curry Week from the 9th-15th October 2017?

To celebrate, Tasty Easy Lamb challenged me to create a delicious lamb curry, but not just any curry… I had to create something that’s perfect for a curry tapas party. I reckon my lamb meatball curry fits the bill perfectly…

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One-Tray Fish and Chips for the RNLI Fish Supper

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Sponsored by Crisp ‘n Dry.

This weekend (13th-15th October 2017) the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) are celebrating their annual fish supper. It’s a fundraising event where they encourage us all to host our own fish supper with friends and family and donate to support the charity’s lifesaving work.

Crisp ‘n Dry is proud to support the RNLI Fish Supper and they’ve challenged me to create a recipe perfect for hosting your own. I think my one-tray fish and chips really fit the bill. The fish is in a crispy breadcrumb coating flavoured with lemon zest. The chips are the closest I could create to chip shop chips in the oven, soft in the middle with crispy bits on the outside and the Crisp ‘n Dry adds a really lovely flavour…

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Thai Green Chicken Curry

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Sponsored by Very Lazy.

One recipe that Jon has been nagging me to perfect for ages is Thai Green Chicken Curry. Usually when he requests something new for dinner I jump at the chance to get creating, but Thai Green Curry always seemed like a bit of a faff so I put it off again and again. That was until a few weeks ago when I was asked to create a recipe using ingredients from Very Lazy…

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Crispy Pork Medallions (and Three Delicious Ways to Serve Them)

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Sponsored by Love Pork.

We eat pork regularly in my house, but it’s mostly in the form of mince, sausages or maybe the occasional pork chop. When I was challenged to come up with a delicious family-friendly recipe using pork medallions I was keen to take up the challenge to try something a bit different.

I discovered that pork medallions are a great base to a family meal… the meat is lovely and tender, they cook quickly (which is great when I’ve got hungry boys to feed) and they’re low in fat too…

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Coffee and Walnut Cake

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This Friday is the Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning and I thought I’d share with you what I’m going to be making to take along to the one at my boys’ school. It’s my version of a classic coffee & walnut cake.

As you may have realised, I’m a bit of a fan of cake. However, there’s one cake I love above all others and that is coffee & walnut. If I spot it in a café then I really struggle to resist buying a slice to have with a pot of tea (as a side note shouldn’t all tea in cafés come in a pot? It’s just not the same having just one cup)…

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Smokey Tomato Roast Potatoes (Roast Patatas Bravas)

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One thing I’ve been spotting around quite a bit at the moment is Patatas Bravas. It’s one of those recipes where everyone’s version seems to be quite different, some potatoes are boiled, some roasted, some add chilli, some don’t, some include peppers, others have chorizo, I could go on…

I thought I’d throw my hat into the ring and share my version too…

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Snickers Cupcakes

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The idea for this recipe came to me recently when I created my peanut buttercream. It really reminded me of a Snickers bar, so I decided to bring together the other Snickers flavours, chocolate and caramel, and turn them into one delicious cupcake…

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One-Tray Za’atar Lamb

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Sponsored by Tasty Easy Lamb.

This week (1st-7th September 2017) is Love Lamb Week, a week to celebrate everything that’s great about lamb, and the perfect excuse to cook some up for dinner.

To celebrate, Tasty Easy Lamb have challenged me to create a lamb dish using just 5 ingredients to showcase just how simple cooking with lamb can be…

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Lamb and Summer Vegetable Chilli

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Sponsored by Tasty Easy Lamb.

Chilli con carne is a regular dinner in my house. It’s one of those meals that is really simple to whip up and is perfect for using up odd bits of veg I have in the fridge. Whilst I’ll quite often opt for the more traditional minced beef in my chilli, I love mixing things up a bit and lamb mince makes a fantastic base for a chilli too…

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