Food

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…

How to Create the Perfect Fall Diet Plan for Your Workout Goal

Losing weight and getting fit is much harder and more complicated than most people think – no, it’s not all about joining a gym and training three times a week, skipping dinner or randomly selecting which foods you’re not going to eat any more. It’s about carefully combining these three…

BakingBright – Halloween Style

By BakingBright Healthy Halloween Baking – Pumpkin & Maple Syrup Loaf (no butter, no refined sugar, wholemeal) Time for some healthy Halloween baking but also something that is still scrummy. This is a waste not, want not sort of bake. So many of us buy a pumpkin, carve a spooky…

SCRUMMY SPIDERS – Halloween Biscuits

Ingredients for Halloween Biscuits – Scrummy Spiders 110g unsalted butter 65g icing sugar 1 medium egg 2 tsp vanilla extract (almond/coconut if you prefer the taste!) 220g plain flour (plus a little extra for dusting/rolling) 60g dark chocolate for melting (or a black icing gel pen) a mixture of giant…

Homemade HobNobs

Ingredients for Homemade HobNobs 140g Wholemeal Flour (plus extra for dusting) 60g oats 1 tsp baking powder 50g caster sugar 90g unsalted butter (at room temperature and cubed) 2-3 tbsp milk (any sort) 100g chocolate (of your choice)  A 2 1/2 inch round cookie cutter (or top of a glass…

Aubergine stuffed with lamb • Babousakia me arni

Aubergine stuffed with lamb • Babousakia me arni A relative of both the potato and tomato family, there is something very exotic about aubergines. In this recipe, their creamy textured bitter-sweet flesh sponges up all the flavours of the Middle East…olive oil, warming spices, pine kernels, dried fruits, lamb. This…

Raspberry and Almond Smoothie

Raspberry and Almond Smoothie Recipe Raspberries are an excellent source of vitamin C which is also a powerful natural antioxidant. Consumption of fruits rich in vitamin C helps the human body develop resistance against infectious agents, counter inflammation, and help protect against harmful free radicals. They are also rich in…