Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Stove Top Vegetable French Cassoulet - Suma Bloggers Network GF SCD

I was going to bring you a slow cooked Vegetable French Cassoulet this week for my second contribution to The Suma Blogger's Network but when I reached into the cupboard and brought out my casserole dish I noticed it was cracked so I decided to prepare it on the stove top instead. All is not lost though since one legend of this historical French dish states that it was originally cooked in a cauldron on top of an open fire so perhaps this stove top version has turned out to be authentic after all.

Sunday, 15 February 2015

My February 2015 TVK Box

I took these pictures on the same day I received this box because I didn't trust myself not to open everything in one go and eat them on the very same day! Such an awesome selection this month, I just couldn't wait to get stuck in!

Monday, 9 February 2015

Savvy Spreads and Coconut Chocolate Cream Biscuits GF

Award Winning company Savvy Spreads recently contacted me to ask if I would like to taste test their range of 100% natural ingredients spreads. Based on traditional Mediterranean preserve recipes and made with only the finest pure, natural ingredients (and organic where possible), I was happy and curious to try them out. Curious because I wondered just how these sweet spreads would taste like when one of the main ingredients is tahini!

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Roasted Cauliflower with Paprika and Oregano GF SCD

When I made roasted cauliflower for the family recently, I was surprised that they hadn't tried it before. Cauliflower is trending. Apparently, in 2015, it will become the new kale and deservedly so, I think! For the past few years I have seen cauliflower made into pizza crusts, mashed instead of potatoes, puréed for sauces and roasted whole. It's such a versatile vegetable!

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Freezing Herbs and Other Uses For Ice Cube Trays

Sainsbury's are currently promoting and encouraging people to get the most out of their freezer and have assembled some great ideas, inspiration and practical tips for simple freezer solutions as well as some recipes to help you get the most out of your freezer.  All this information is over at Sainsbury's Love Your Freezer Hub. Here there is a section called "8 ingenious uses for an ice cube tray" and I'd like to add another idea to this section ... freezing herbs in an ice cube tray.

Saturday, 24 January 2015

My January 2015 TVK Box

As usual, my box arrived bang on time and was opened with huge excitement. You'd think that after all these months I would be in less of a frenzy but no, the hysteria is still present! So what's inside the first box of the year?

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Brussels Sprouts with Chestnuts, Red Onion and Mushrooms GF SCD

I know we're past Christmas and this could be viewed as a Christmas side dish but I really thought I should share the recipe with you since fresh Brussels Sprouts are still available and this dish is delicious! Sprouts are a bit like marmite aren't they? You either love them or hate them! Personally I love them!