Salted Chilli Crispy Beef to Celebrate Chinese New Year

Happy New Year!   The Chinese new year starts today and this year 2014 is the year of the horse. You probably know by now that I am originally from Northern Ireland.  What you may not know is that Northern Ireland has a large Chinese community, in fact this is its largest ethnic minority grouping….

Choco-nana-hazelnut Smoothie – Shake Up Your Wake Up

Hello Dear Reader, I hope you have been having some delicious breakfasts this week to Shake Up Your Wake Up with Farmhouse Breakfast Week. Yesterday I had my sugar-free homemade granola on chopped apple and enjoyed it so much. What to do, though, if you really can’t face eating in the mornings? How about a healthy…

Sugar-free Granola – Shake Up Your Wake Up

Hello Dear Reader, Have you been eating breakfast this week?  It is Farmhouse Breakfast Week and their theme is Shake Up Your Wake Up, to encourage you to eat this most important meal of the day.  You can read all about it in my first Shake Up recipe – my Berry Smoothie. Yesterday I told you…

Hazelnut Milk – Shake Up Your Wake Up

Hello Dear Reader, Have you been eating breakfast this week, as part of Farmhouse Breakfast Week? If you don’t know what I’m on about, check out yesterday’s blog post here, where I told you all about it.  I also promised you then that I would show you how to make nut milks, which are lactose-free, gluten-free…

Berry smoothie – Shake Up Your Wake Up

Hello Dear Reader, Today is the first day of Farmhouse Breakfast Week, which encourages you to Shake Up Your Wake Up! Apparently 47% of us regularly skip breakfast, even though this is the most important meal of the day.  It literally means “break” “fast”, as in to break the fasting your body has had during…

Haggis and scallops on pea purée

Hello dear reader, Are you cooking up some haggis for Burns Night?  Do you even know what haggis is, or what Burn’s Night is all about?  Check out my blog post from last year to find out all about it. It is my daughter’s birthday today and she has always asked for the traditional Burns…