Everyone loves a bit of “Mexican” from time to time – actually G and I will eat pretty much anything if it’s wrapped in a tortilla with salsa on top…spicy fish fingers anyone?!
I have a cupboard full of herbs and spices and yet we only seem to have fajitas if the Old El Paso range is on sale at the supermarket. Well last week we had one chicken breast in the fridge and not much else, what to do? A quick peek on Pinterest for “homemade fajita seasoning” and I happened to find the BEST site ever for homemade seasoning – this is going to change your life/cooking forever!
Edible Paradise has EVERYTHING – you’ll never buy a packet mix again! Lemonade, jam, basil oil (?!), even how to make your own almond milk! Have a search through the recipe themes on the left hand side of the page, you will be seriously inspired.
So here is the recipe I used for my first EP expereince: Continue reading
So, I may be really late to this particular party, but breaded halloumi?! Halloumi plus bread crumbs?! Blew. My. Mind.
Spent the day with the lovely Jennifer this week, and she casually mentioned we were having breaded halloumi as part of our dinner. Hold the phone, why hadn’t I thought of that before?? Col and I lurve lurve lurve halloumi, and now I see we have been missing out big time (on all the extra calories!!) Continue reading
Warning – you will have a new addiction thanks to Pinterest: Banana “ice cream”!
So here’s all you need to do- stick a banana in the freezer for a couple of hours, blend it, eat it, done.Sometimes I don’t even blend it, just eat it like an ice-lolly. Call me crazy but I think it tastes like white chocolate ice cream!
Excuse the dirty bowl, I didn’t clean out F’s dessert before I used it- too impatient for banana goodness!
Speaking of no-fuss food…I thought I was so clever thinking up a new way to present a salad last weekend for friends (along with my favourite dried tomato and Parmesan bread recipe):
Turns out everyone on Pinterest is deconstructing food these days! Continue reading
Need I say more?!
Ruth and I thought we’d try these pinterest-found puppies out the other week. As you can see – it’s a choc chip cookie, with an oreo inside….doesn’t get much better than that!
Here’s the recipe we followed, although I suspect any cookie recipe will work, if it goes well with the oreo flava…you just make up the dough, whack some on top of the oreo, some on the bottom, and then mold it around the edges to join up the dough. Continue reading
Florence and I have been a bit quiet on the crafting/blogging front of late. I’m in my second week at work (part time) after a super fun year of maternity leave, I think we’re both settling in ok!
Monday is now my housework and craft days (Friday is socialising/play date day!), and this week while F was having lunch I tried out an idea I’d seen both on pinterest and other health blogs- Kale chips- even Heidi Klum is making them!
Does anyone not like a nice pain au chocolat?? Buttery chocolatey goodness! These are super simple to make, and were the perfect treat to take along to a girls’ night last Friday (although everyone thought they were sausage rolls at first!) Continue reading
This weekend is spoiling me foodwise so far…
After another stop on the London Cuisine World Tour last night, I was treated to a Pinterest recipe-inspired breakfast with the lovely Clare this morn!
Clare came across this recipe, via Pinterest, from Minimalist Baker – here’s the original pin:
For a cheap and easy gifts for friends this year I tried out a cute idea from pinterest; homemade hot chocolate.
I adapted a recipe from thefoodieskitchen:
3 cups cocoa
2 cups icing sugar + 2 cups normal sugar
1 cup dried milk powder
1 tablespoons salt
1 tablepoon cornflour
1 tablespoon cinnamon powder
+ one box of chai latte packet mix
This made more than enough for 8 jars of mix. Winter warmer tags were downloaded from marthastewart.com:
So you may have picked up that Holly and I both have moderate to severe peanut butter addictions. After a week off the blog there’s nothing better than a pb fuelled post to get back into it.
I love seeing all the cute cakes in a jar on pinterest: Continue reading