Food

Smoothie • Mango Berry Blast

Mango Berry Smoothie This smoothie is definetly summer smoothie. With Mango and Strawberries  now in season. The Mango for me is also synonymous with the long summer days. This gorgeous Vegan Smoothie sure packs a flavour punch considering it only has a few ingredients. It also doubles up as a…

Taste of Shakespeare: Theatre and Food • Event

A Taste of Shakespeare • A Balanced Meal By Madeleine Kasson, Producer We haven’t really gone into this project thinking “Girl Power!”. We’re just doing what we love and being who we are: women making Shakespeare as good as it can be. Our showis all about giving the audience a figurative,…

Pre Workout Smoothie

Pre Workout Smoothie. This delicious smoothie is full of protein, slow release of fuel for your body, making this smoothie perfect for a pre workout snack or for breakfast. With the addition of almonds and low fat cottage cheese (vegan alternative Silken Tofu), this sure packs a protein punch! This…

Earl Grey Shortbread

Ingredients for Earl Grey Shortbread 6 teabags of Earl Grey Tea 360g plain flour (+ a little extra for dusting) 1/2 tsp salt 250g unsalted butter (room temperature) 125g caster sugar (+ 1tbsp for dusting) makes about 26 Earl Grey ShortBread slices line/grease at least 2 baking sheets 1) Cut…

Tonia Buxton’s Hummus Recipe

  Many households buy Hummus…why buy it when you can make it! Who better to show us how, then our brilliant regular contributor Chef Tonia Buxton. This recipe is one you WILL keep going back too! Follow Tonia on Twitter Instagram Or visit her website: toniabuxton.co.uk Subscribe to her YouTube…

Travelling and Exploring: Festive Drinks from Around the World

Traveling opens up the mind and the soul, but boy, does it open up your taste palate as well? People travel for a multitude of reasons. Some for business, others for pleasure, and no matter if you are a digital nomad or a free spirit yearning to experience different cultures,…

Weddings Food Idea • A Bruschetta Bar Guide

We are fast approaching Spring Wedding Season and what food you choose is just another thing to think about! Why not have a Bruschetta Bar? It’s a fun and simple alternative to the classic cheese plate, making it a great appetiser for any party you host! Everyone loves a great…

Chocolate Orange Easter Cake

Ingredients for Chocolate Orange Easter Cake for the chocolate orange cake 360g self raising flour 100g cocoa (sifted) 300g unsalted butter 360g golden caster sugar 4 medium eggs (preferably room temperature) 2 tsp orange extract (optional*) 240ml whole milk 2 large oranges (zest and 80ml of the juice) * I…

Tonia Buxton’s Sugar Free Banana Breakfast Muffins • Recipe

  Breakfast time tends to be the one meal of the day where we become ‘creatures of habit’. Well, have we got a treat for you, something a little different. The recipe is courtesy of our brilliant regular food contributor Tonia Buxton. Why not try this yummy sugar free…yes I…

Sweet Potato and Cottage Cheese Pancakes

Ingredients for Sweet Potato & Cottage Cheese Pancakes 250g cooked sweet potato (about 2 medium ones) 60g cottage cheese 1 medium egg 2 egg whites 40g (gluten free) oats 15ml milk (any milk of your choice) oil/coconut oil spray optional for topping maple syrup bacon yogurt seasonal fruits makes about…

Start Eating Healthy in 2018: Awesome Food Trends and Innovations

New Year is a period when we all suddenly start making life changes. Since more and more people are becoming aware of how food affects their well-being, a healthy diet could be found on many New Year resolutions lists. In order to give everybody an opportunity to eat healthier, food…

Cleansing Smoothie

Cleansing Smoothie We’ve made it through the Christmas/New Year festivities and entered January with a fresh outlook on healthy eating and for some… ‘dry’ January! Fantastic! We are now in into 2018. It is at this point I thought I’d add a detox smoothie to the catalogue of delicious Smoothie…

Banana and oat protein pancakes

Banana and oat protein pancakes Ingredients for Banana and Oat Protein Pancakes 2 medium bananas (sliced) 3 egg whites 1 medium egg 2 tsp ground cinnamon 60g banana flavoured protein (I used Fortified) 100g oats (gluten free if desired) 35ml milk (soy/almond/dairy) coconut oil spray (or an oil spray of your…

Tonia Buxton’s Warm Tequila Toddy

Christmas is a time of year when we tend to entertain the most. ‘Tis the season to be merry! Our regular contributor Tonia Buxton shares her delicious recipe for a warm Tequila Cocktail! This cocktail recipe is perfect for the Christmas and New Year celebrations. Any excuse for a cocktail…

Tonia Buxton’s Mini Fig & Feta Tarts

Watch a fantastic tutorial for Tonia Buxton’s delicious Mini Fig and Feta Tarts! A perfect recipe for entertaining over the Christmas period. Quick and easy to make! Follow Tonia on Twitter Instagram Or visit her website: toniabuxton.co.uk Subscribe to her YouTube Channel: HERE

A Healthier Christmas Dinner

A Healthier Christmas Dinner The average Brit consumes over 6000 calories on Christmas day, but there are ways to lighten the load and still enjoy the festivities. It is not the roast that is at fault, but the way we cook it! Limited the unhealthy saturated fats and keep things…

Layered Christmas Cake

Layered Christmas Cake Ingredients for Layered Christmas Celebration Cake Sponge Layer – oh so moist! (With a hint of coconut) 60g unsalted butter 220g self raising flour 220g caster sugar 1 tsp baking powder 180ml coconut milk (or whole milk) 2 medium eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract Chocolate Layer 120g…

Stained Glass Cookies

Ingredients for Stained Glass Cookies 110g unsalted butter 65g icing sugar 1 medium egg 3 tsp vanilla extract (almond/coconut if you prefer the taste!) 220g plain flour (plus a little extra for dusting/rolling) 12-15 boiled, coloured sweets Cookie Cutters – same shape in two different sizes 2-3 WELL greased/lined baking…

TRADITIONAL BONFIRE NIGHT PARKIN – WHOLEMEAL

TRADITIONAL BONFIRE NIGHT PARKIN – WHOLEMEAL Traditional Bonfire Night Parkin is a customary bake from Lancashire to celebrate/commiserate (however you want to look at it) Guy Fawkes’ failed attempt at blowing up the houses of parliament – Guy Fawkes was from Lancashire. It’s traditionally eaten on the 5th Nov while…