Creamy Butternut Squash and Hazelnut Soup

Hello dear reader, I am usually quite organised when it comes to using up my veg but I recently found a forgotten Butternut Squash that had slipped behind the bread bin un-noticed.  Having hidden there for a few weeks, it had started to feel un-loved and was beginning to get a tad forlorn looking.  The…

Strawberry and Chilli Jelly Sweets for Valentines

Hello Dear Reader, Are you making something nice for Valentine’s Day? These strawberry and chilli jelly sweets are perfect after dinner with petit fours, or boxed up as a gift, if your true love likes it hot and spicy! The recipe is by Simon Hulstone, who is chef proprietor of the Michelin-starred Elephant Restaurant in…

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…

Creamy Crunchy Bean and Avocado Salad

Hello dear reader, I have been trying to eat very healthily this month, including lots more vegetables, low fat proteins and healthy fats in my diet.  One of the best sources of protein, which is low in fat and calories, is beans and I wanted to develop a bean salad that was packed full of…