Simnel cakes are light fruit cakes that are traditionally made at Easter. Many people in my family are not fans of rich fruit cake, but throw some chocolate in and they come running for it! I hope you like this twist on the traditional. Use whatever dried fruits and nuts you prefer, just keep the quantities the same. 150g butter, softened (I use salted) 220g caster sugar 120g sour cream 4 medium eggs 180g self-raising flour, plus 2 tbsp for dusting the raisins (see tip) 40g cocoa powder (sifted if lumpy) ½ tsp baking powder 100g toasted skinned hazelnuts, finely…

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Can’t get enough protein on a vegan diet? Well this dish should solve that problem for you. This Buddha bowl is packed with protein and all the good stuff. A perfect dish for your meat free Monday, Vegan vibrant and quick. I chose a balsamic ginger dressing but feel free to dress with whatever you like.  It is snowing outside, but having  just spent the last 24 hours travelling, I was craving something fresh and clean. So I battled the elements to buy these ingredients and throw them all together. Here are five reasons why you should make this salad…

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This is the only chicken burger recipe you will ever need. I do not eat lots of red meat and at the moment I am off fish (more about that later), so I am trying to make chicken sexy. Chicken does not taste great on its own it is pretty bland and it needs all of the help it can get from other flavours by way of herbs, sauces, seasoning and the like. So I opened my fridge and was faced with a bevy of chicken fillets, an over purchase. Standing in the supermarket that familiar thought.. ‘Do I have…

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Firstly I want to say I apologise for the picture. I was not planning to do a blog post recipe at all, but I put this picture on my Insta Stories and lots of you asked to see the recipe. You know I am all about the healthy food but of course I love to indulge in comfort food and bakes also. Spending the time to make something from scratch be it an indulgent dish such as this one once or twice a week, or something everyday like a fresh salad  or a healthy meal are in my opinion an…

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Although it’s cold outside, I like to eat my all time favourite soup, Gazpacho at anytime of year. I recently had this delicious soup at Six senses hotel in the Maldives (pictured above) but it inspired me to share the recipe for my version (which is untraditionally bread and therefore gluten free). CROUTONS 1/4 ciabatta loaf cut into large cubes SOUP 1.2kg vine ripened tomatoes 1 clove garlic 2 handfuls of fresh basil leaves 6tbsp extra virgin olive oil 4 tsp of a good sherry vinegar I tsp (or to taste) of Tabasco 1/2 tsp of sugar Salt and pepper…

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