Wednesday, 22 March 2017

bilberry & beetroot macarons.

Purple macarons

Introducing a vibrant mix of purple macarons with a vivid magenta buttercream centre, coloured entirely with natural ingredients. These deliciously easy to make macarons are infused with bilberry powder to create a lush purple meringue shell, with a whipped vanilla and beetroot buttercream. After creating some tasty gluten free coconut pancakes earlier this year, I've teamed up again with Indigo Herbs to test out their Slow Dried Bilberry Powder and Beetroot Powder to add some purple pizazz to these sweet treats... and naturally too.

Purple macaron recipe
Pink purple macarons recipe

Monday, 20 March 2017

strawberries & cream hot chocolate.


Make your mum's day this Mother's Day with an indulgent hot chocolate recipe. Taking on the flavours of strawberries and cream, this decadent recipe is certainly a way to sweet talk her after a year of making your favourite dinner, giving you lifts to places and bailing you out of that phone bill where you went over your data limit. (Thanks Instagram). Seriously though, she's going to love this first thing on Sunday morning, alongside breakfast in bed. You have a few days to taste test it a few times for yourself too...



Friday, 17 March 2017

island grill restaurant, lancaster london.


Part of the Lancaster London hotel by Hyde Park, Island Grill is a contemporary restaurant which prides itself on fresh and sustainable cuisine. With beautiful food photography across their website, the gallery of imagery alone is enough to make your mouth water. In addition, the restaurant's accolades include two AA Rosettes and three stars from the Sustainable Restaurants Association.


Friday, 10 March 2017

baked spinach arancini stuffed with mozzarella cheese.


Arancini; a resourceful (and delicious) way to use up leftover risotto. There isn't often leftover risotto in my house, so in this case I deliberately made too much and used a lot of will power to save it until the next day. Plus, you only need two extra ingredients to make them - flour and cheese. This simple baked arancini recipe is made from a simple spinach, onion and white wine risotto, before being stuffed by mini mozzarella balls and cooked until golden. My theory is, if they aren't deep fried then you're allowed to have more cheese...


Friday, 3 March 2017

eat your greens with goodlife.


"Nobody puts veg in the corner..."

That's the philosophy behind Goodlife and their veg-tastic products. Keen to make your greens the star of the show, the British company have been developing their tasty vegetarian products for the last 25 years. From veggie veterans to flexitarian foodies, the product range spans from vegatable packed sausages to meat-free burgers, with a few gluten free and vegan options in there too.

A lover of vegetarian recipes, I teamed up with the lovely Goodlife lot to sample their newest creations; Mushroom & Spinach Kievs, Chickpea, Cumin & Coriander Falafel and French Bean, Spinach & Wensleydale Cheese Sausages.