Tomato and basil pasta salad

We’ve found it virtually impossible to find a nice dairy and wheat free pasta salad that is ready made – shops just don’t seem to make or sell them. This recipe makes a delicious pasta salad which can be made and kept in the fridge for a couple of days. Perfect for a sunny day!Continue reading “Tomato and basil pasta salad”

Jersey crushed potatoes

This delicious side dish adds a bit of extra flavour to your potatoes and is a favourite in our household. Super easy to make and can be varied. My youngest loves it with crispy fried bacon stirred through and my eldest likes a sprinkle of grated cheese on top. To speed up the cooking timeContinue reading “Jersey crushed potatoes”

Rosemary and garlic roast

This meal is like a mini roast dinner. Packed with flavour and easy to prepare. I make a chicken breast one for Steve and the girls and a vegan Quorn fillet version for me. Ingredients 4 chicken breasts (or Quorn fillets) 4 medium potatoes (it’s also delicious with some sweet potatoes added in) 2 tablespoonsContinue reading “Rosemary and garlic roast”

Marinated roast veggies

The marinade on these vegetables makes them super tasty. They can be prepped the night before so make this a yummy and convenient side dish. Our whole family love them! Ingredients 1 garlic head 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves 1 tbsp fresh rosemary leaves 4 fresh bay leaves Salt and freshly ground pepper 1/4 pintContinue reading “Marinated roast veggies”

Bad Brownies are dangerously good!

These were sent to us as a little present from my sister and oh my goodness, they are amazing! We got a gluten free vegan pack containing raspberry, salted caramel and cookie dough flavour brownies and we got a “normal” pack containing malteser, biscoff and salted caramel. The packaging is lovely too, little cardboard boxContinue reading “Bad Brownies are dangerously good!”

Mexican rice

Flavoursome Mexican rice is great with a chilli, tacos or burritos. Easy to make and super tasty. Ingredients 2 tbsp olive oil 1 onion 2 peppers 4 garlic cloves 1 tsp cumin seeds 2 tbsp tomato purée 1/2 tsp of smoked paprika 250g rice 500ml vegetable stock coriander spring onions Method Finely chop the onion,Continue reading “Mexican rice”

Elmlea Plant double cream is double delicious!

We find that dairy alternatives can be VERY hit and miss. We decided to give this a go to see what it was like and it didn’t disappoint. Poured over hot chocolate pudding it was lovely and tasted very similar to “normal” pouring cream. We also tried whipping it up for a trifle. It whippedContinue reading “Elmlea Plant double cream is double delicious!”

Patatas Bravas

We are huge tapas fans! Bursting with flavour, patatas bravas are a favourite in our family. Quick and easy to make they are a definite winning dish. Ingredients olive oil 1 onion 2 garlic cloves 1 can chopped tomatoes 1 tbsp tomato purée 2 tsp paprika 1 pinch chilli powder 1 pinch sugar fresh parsleyContinue reading “Patatas Bravas”