Traditional Shepard’s pie can often be on the fatty, starchy side what with all the meat, thick layer of potato mash mixed with generous amounts of butter and cheese. This healthy vegetarian Shepherd’s pie is much lighter and full of vegetables and pulses packed with nutrients and mineral, and the best thing about it is that it tastes just as delicious and satisfying as the traditional!
Calling all chocolate lovers! If you love chocolate but can’t eat dairy or you’re trying to avoid for health reasons, then this recipe is perfect for you. Actually…if you love chocolate, full stop. Then this recipe is perfect for you! There is no arguing that this is an indulgent dessert. Rich, velvety and chocolaty…my kind of treat. I would serve this kind of dessert at dinner parties or after a special dinner with the hubby.
These turmeric spiced roasted nuts are my favourite new thing to snack on, especially mid-morning time. I usually start feeling peckish 2-3 hours after breakfast and need to have something between breakfast and lunch to keep me going otherwise I start feeling a little irritable. When I say ‘a little’ I actually mean ‘very!’.
Are there any Terry’s Chocolate Orange fans in the house? If you live in the UK, you’ll probably be getting one in your Christmas stocking next month, but for those of you not familiar with Terry’s chocolate orange, it’s an orange flavoured chocolate that’s a festive staple in many UK households. Round in shape with separated segments, just like an orange!
Carrot and coriander soup is a classic loved by many, including myself. Rich in vitamin A from the carrots, it will keep your skin nourished and healthy during the cold, harsh months of winter.
I think salad can be enjoyed anytime of the year, there is no rule that states you can’t eat salads for winter too! This beetroot feta salad is perfect not only for this time of year, but for any time of the year. You get a little sweetness form the beetroot along with the richness the of the cheese, crunchiness of the walnuts and the fresh, crispiness from the spinach leaves…gorgeous!
This is another breakfast recipe inspired by cake! If I was ever asked this question ‘If you could only eat one cake for the rest of your life, what would it be?’ I would probably have to say ‘date and walnut cake’ even though it would be a painful decision to make since I love all and any type of cake! I have always preferred rich, dense cakes and loaves over light, spongy and creamy cakes.
If you think salads are boring, then you more than anyone need to try this recipe! There was a time when I thought salads were boring, but that was mainly because I never experimented. My salads always consisted of tomatoes, cucumber and lettuce…that’s it! And even though there is nothing wrong with that combination but as you can imagine, it did eventually become so boring!
There is no denying that winter has arrived. The joys of numb toes, fingers and in my case, a very red nose.
I felt the cold, crisp air hit me this morning more than ever! But I’m not sad about it, on the contrary, I’m one of those people who embraces the cold season and actually looks forward to it. The only things I’m not keen on is the shorter days, the increased rain probability and…weight gain! I’ve already put on 2kg and it’s not even Christmas yet! *sigh*