Firstly, Happy New Year to you all! 😊 Secondly, my apologies for posting less recipes over the past month, life has been a little hectic to say the least! We moved into our new home just 3 weeks before Christmas and had quite a lot to do to get ourselves organised for the festive period. It’s not what we’d planned and a bit stressful at times, but we got there in the end!
I wanted to make these Christmas brownies last year but just ran out of time, so they were at the top of my list this year! I’m SO glad that I made them – this recipe will become a tradition in my household that’s for sure!
One great thing about having a food blog is that you have to get organised for occasions and good news – Christmas is just around the corner! Lots of people leave things to the last minute, like myself sometimes when it comes to stuff in general (I’ve not even bought a Christmas card yet)!
Dean and I absolutely love eating Indian food and it is one of our favourite cuisines. We were recommended this book from one of Dean’s good friends Ed. I have completely fallen in love with it and although we have lots of recipe books I have never used a cookbook as much as this one!
So I had this mad idea the other day that I wanted to make some samosas! I was actually in the car on the way to the supermarket and thought “right I’m going do this!”. We have various of spices at home so I knew I would be ok on that front and remembered that we also had some sweet potatoes left over from the sweet potato gnocchi I made.
This fish casserole is so simple to make and will be ready in no time, it’s great for a mid-week dinner on those dark winter’s nights! Most of all it’s full of goodness and heaps of flavour. You can’t go wrong!
You’ll never have shop bought gnocchi again after making this sweet potato version! It’s really simple to make and tastes AH-MAZING!!! Before you know it you’ll have polished the whole lot off and be wanting more of this delicious dinner.
This wonderful spiced red lentil and bacon soup certainly has a kick to it! Alongside that there’s a very smokey flavour coming from the bacon and smoked paprika – added to the spices it really balances the flavour out.
It has a pretty smooth texture which comes from a lovely, creamy thickness as a result of the lentils. This soup really is THE PERFECT SOLUTION to warm you up in the colder months!
This authentic Valencian paella is the most traditional you’ll get as the recipe draws its roots from the home of paella itself – Valencia. It’s full of delicious flavour from the juices of the meat, the stock and deep, earthy saffron. Added to that this recipe is an incredibly easy example of one pot cooking. If you love a paella, you MUST give this a try!