Pork Kebabs

Last week I made these delicious pork kebabs with soy and ginger after stumbling across the recipe on the Asda website as I had some pork fillet to use up. Super easy to make but best marinated overnight if possible to really get the flavour into the meat. I served mine with a green salad and some boiled rice.

I have just got back from an amazing trip to Galicia in north Spain so hope to share some foodie images taken on the trip with you soon.

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Healthier Lemon Tart

My 2016 entry for the Eurovision party was this lower fat lemon tart on BBC Good Food, or tarte au citron seeing as I was bringing a French themed morsel to the party table. It uses low fat creme fraiche instead of cream but none of the party guests could tell it was a healthier take on the tart. I employed the services of Burford Brown eggs as I love the bright colour of their yolks and hope it produced a punchier looking dessert. I also increased the amount of pastry as in many of the comments people said they struggled to line the tart tin although I think my pastry could have been a little thinner.

 

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Overnight Oats

In my quest to lose some weight before the wedding at the end of May I turned to Madeline Shaw’s Get The Glow in the library. There she was smiling smugly on the cover with a bowl of something leafy so I guessed this Overnight Oats recipe that immediately caught my eye whilst flicking through would be super healthy.

Upon consulting friends on Slimming World this was not the case. I had raved to them about this luxurious tasting healthy breakfast which was tough to finish due to its size. Her recipe was for two portions which made each portion highly calorific so I have added a bit of extra almond milk and divided it into 3 portions, but you could probably whittle it down to 4 portions. I also sprinkle a pinch of seeds over the top and a teaspoon of yogurt rather than the suggested 25g of each.

By omitting the yogurt this recipe is dairy free and by omitting the honey also it would be vegan.

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Baked Fishcakes

This recipe is based on the Hairy Dieters home made fishcakes but I tinkered with the quantities slightly based on what I had to hand. I also made these gluten free by using gluten free seeded bread whizzed to breadcrumbs. I can never be bothered with shallow frying and baking these fishcakes also means it’s erring on the healthy side of things which is good as I have a wedding to attend in 6 weeks and don’t want to have to buy a new dress.

In other news, I unfortunately didn’t make it to the final of Food Photographer of the Year 2016 but massive thanks to everyone for their votes, kind words and support in this years competition.

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Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year – Peoples Choice Vote

As mentioned a few weeks ago, I’ve somehow managed to make the shortlist for the 2016 Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year awards. Maybe last year wasn’t the fluke I thought it was……

Marmite Sausage Rolls

Once again, lots of stunning images and my marmite sausage rolls are amongst them in the Food Blogger category. If you would like to have a look at this years shortlist you can find it here and a vote, should you like my shot, would be much appreciated. Fingers crossed for good news at the end of April when the finalists are announced.

 

 

 

 

Mini Egg Cake

Later than planned I have managed to write up this Mini Egg Cake on the train(s) to Gatwick (thanks to holiday engineering work it’s taking 3 hrs just to get to the airport). I’m heading home to Cornwall for Easter and made this chocolate and vanilla cake for my neighbours as a thank you for feeding my little monsters while I’m away. Rob declared that he doesn’t like chocolate cake but I’m pretty sure this will bring him round. Happy Easter folks!

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Victoria Sandwich

I have a new oven… That cooks things…..in the time it’s supposed to! So to celebrate and test out said new oven I thought I’d christen it with a classic Victoria sponge sandwich. I can report it had a nice even bake and no noticeable hot spots. For the last few weeks I have been redecorating and sprucing up my tiny kitchen so will have to wait a while before I put the oven to more testing. In more exciting news, I’m thrilled to have been shortlisted in this years Pink Lady Food Photography Awards. Now I have a tense wait to find out if I make it to the final again. Fingers crossed!

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