Spruced Up Sprouts!

“Everybody has an opinion on sprouts, they’re always either the best or the worst part of the dinner. Either way, I’m looking to give you the upper hand and have everyone at the table diving in to have a spoon of these bad boys. Using a combination of complementary ingredients, these sprouts will hit the mark and leave you and your guests wanting more.” IngredientsLarge … Continue reading Spruced Up Sprouts!

The Best Christmas Turkey

“Don’t have a christ-mess and overdo the turkey this year, there’s nothing worse than the star of the show being overdone and dry. My recipe below will help you make a foolproof centrepiece for your Christmas spread. That way, you can sit back after a successful meal and celebrate with a few cheeky drinks and Gin-gle all the way.” IngredientsTurkey crown(I used a 2.5kg one, … Continue reading The Best Christmas Turkey

Super Crispy Roast Potatoes

“Now the turkey’s sorted, it’s time to make a couple of sides to really get the feast going. I get asked all the time how I get my roasties so crispy on the outside yet fluffy and soft in the centre. As well as this recipe being vegan (using no animal fats) there’s also a special ingredient – read on to find out.” IngredientsLarge bag … Continue reading Super Crispy Roast Potatoes

Nana’s Lancashire Hot Pot

This one reminds me of my Nan and all the time we’d go round and have celebratory hot pots for all sort of different occasions. Served with her fav side dish mushy peas or ‘shirt lifters’ (because peas make you fart) as she used to call them! 😂 Ingredients 1 large glass of red wine 500ml beef stock 1 teaspoon beef gravy granules  2 large … Continue reading Nana’s Lancashire Hot Pot

Trout Fish Tacos

These are absolutely brilliant to entertain with, have as a midweek treat or go all out as a weekend winner. Trout is such a wonderful tasting fish and head to head against something like Salmon I feel it taste better and has a nicer texture, plus it’s waaaay cheaper. This particular dish has a special coating using nachos and that adds so much depth and … Continue reading Trout Fish Tacos

Firework Toffee Apples

Ingredients 200g of caster sugar 6 Apples  50ml water Half teaspoon of vinegar 4 tablespoons of golden syrup Popping candy Rainbow sprinkles Wooden sticks Greaseproof paper Method Put the sugar and water in a pan and start to boil, when boiling add the vinegar and syrup. You then need this to reach 150c in temperature, if you have a cooking thermometer use that if not … Continue reading Firework Toffee Apples

Pumpkin Mince Stew in Pumpkin Pots with crispy critter hands

Ingredients Miniature pumpkins 500g mince Tin of Plum tomatoes Beef stock 500ml Chicken stock 200ml 1 large onion 2 crushed cloves of garlic Thyme Chorizo chunks Knob of butter Tortilla wrap Method Cut  the tops off your pumpkins to create a lid for your bowls, now scoop out the seeds carefully. Once done scoop out the flesh of the pumpkin to create a big round … Continue reading Pumpkin Mince Stew in Pumpkin Pots with crispy critter hands

Cheesy Witches Fingers

Ingredients Pre-made puff pastry Ketchup Sunflower Seeds Mozzarella sticks Egg Method For the Witches Fingers, take a mozzarella stick and place in the middle of the rectangle and put a squirt of ketchup alongside. Fold over the edges and pinch together to seal. Do the same at both the top and bottom. Now make one end more triangular and in that place a pumpkin seed … Continue reading Cheesy Witches Fingers