Tips: How to cut up a pineapple

I have been asked this question a few times, and think people are often put off buying fresh pineapple because they think cutting it up is a lot of hassle. Most recipes that require fresh pineapple can be substituted for tinned and that’s absolutely fine. But there are times you just want fresh pineapple as it is much nicer when just eating it as pineapple, instead of cooking with it. Continue reading

Teriyaki beef

Fakeaway Saturday is definitely becoming a thing for me. I’ve done pizza, Chinese chicken curry and tikka masala. Well all modified versions of these. This week I fancied something a bit healthier and so started to look around for inspiration.

This recipe is inspired by  nutritionist Kate Scarleta who specialises in FODMAPs; a group of sugars that can cause havoc for IBS suffers (blog post to come soon).

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Coconut bread

I am currently loving Bake Off*! So far I have made something inspired by every show. A giant Jaffa cake after cake week, Viennese whirls after biscuit week, and coconut bread after bread week. However, this week has been the only bake that has been tummy friendly (I will update you when I make gluten-free Viennese whirls!). I was delighted to find this recipe pop up in my inbox after the show from Holland and Barrett.

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Raspberry buns

This is a recipe I always remember eating as a child, along with rock buns (oooo maybe I should make those next). When I left for uni 3 years ago I asked for the recipe and I remember finding it written on a postcard somewhere in the house. As I knew it was a recipe I liked I copied it out and instantly stuck it into my cookbook of favourite recipes. Continue reading

What’s new in my shopping basket this week

After performing my meal plan and going to the shops to purchase my consumables over the last two days, I realised I had quite a few new items that I haven’t tried before and got really excited. Okay if I am completely honest not all of them were on my shopping list but I did need snacks to fill in the gaps between meals as I get hungry about every three hours regardless of  how much I eat Continue reading

The half naked burrito

Everywhere I seem to go people seem to be eating burritos and there are an abundance of burrito ‘bars’ in Nottingham. This was making me jealous I wanted one, however if I see something I really want to eat I will generally try and make it (mostly through experimentation) rather than buy. It’s just a lot more enjoyable to eat and you can really play around with the flavours. It also seems to be becoming more difficult to buy corn wraps as opposed to the flour ones, which have a much nicer flavour. Hence I give to the half naked burrito- it’s without the wrap but ‘wrapped’ in a juicy sweet pepper. Continue reading