Thursday, 30 October 2014

green tea almondshake.


just a really simple recipe today; a dairy free almond shake infused with green tea. super yummy and a super healthy alternative too. this is made up of sencha green tea, almond milk and natural sweetener agave nectar. i love this recipe as it's a little pick me up with all natural goodness. plus it's as easy as 1, 2, 3...

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

you are spookily invited...


it's october 31st and everything feels a bit spooky. are you partying away in your best ghost costume? sitting on your sofa with the lights off trying to avoid trick-or-treaters? or happily carving a pumpkin over a glass of your homemade witches' brew whilst adorning the streets with halloween shaped sweets? this year i'll be going to a house party at my pal amelia's whilst doing my best wednesday addams impression. i think it'll be a hit.

but if you were the one to throw a halloween party, what would it be like? if you could invite anyone, who would it be? and what disgusting delights would be showcased on your terrifying table? if you're dreaming about a distasteful and devilish dinner party, why not enter the latest competition over at atlantic shopping for a chance to win a scarily good prize...


Monday, 27 October 2014

soy sauce fisherman's pie with miso mash.


soy sauce has to be one of the most used condiments in my kitchen. along with sesame oil, i'm always adding a splash here and there to noodles, rice dishes, dim sum and homemade sushi. i'd never thought of adding it to any other dishes before until i saw the latest recipe challenge from kikkoman; to create a tasty one pot or one pan dish, which is not originally oriental in style.

with the weather getting colder and the recent purchase of these cute casserole dishes for one, i've been making a lot of bakes, pies and one pots. so with the discovery of miso mash with the amazing yutaka paste and soy salmon being one of my favourite combinations, i set about creating the fragrant, sweet, salty and umami elements of my kikkoman inspired king prawn and salmon fisherman's pie.


Friday, 24 October 2014

afternoon tea cake.


it's no secret that i love afternoon tea. my mum and i often scout out somewhere to enjoy the cutest of cakes, soldier like sandwiches and neverending pots of tea. 

when i saw that denby were hosting an afternoon tea themed cake off, i couldn't wait to get involved. i thought, how can i make something that resembles afternoon tea, as well as could be nibbled at one? with our best blue denby crockery and sadler romeo and juliet teapot, i laid the table for afternoon tea and got creative for the main event. cake, of course.