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May 13, 2021

Harissa Chicken and Rice

Recipe for Harissa Chicken

We love this recipe for harissa chicken and rice! It's super easy and a real crowd pleaser, perfect for weeknight dinners.

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May 09, 2021

Kid Friendly Baking Recipes 🧁

Our collection of kid friendly baking recipes is newly expanded! We have added many new favourites to our list. Continue check here regularly as more recipes are added. I hope you'll find something here for you.

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May 08, 2021

Strawberry Italian Meringue Buttercream

How to Make Strawberry Buttercream

Do you love strawberries? 🍓 Then this recipe is for you! This strawberry buttercream is light, airy and tastes just like real strawberries - perfect for decorating your favourite cakes!

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May 07, 2021

Mini Vanilla Cupcakes

Mini Vanilla Cupcake Recipe

These mini vanilla cupcakes are cute, delicious and quick and easy to make, the perfect celebration treat for popping into your children's (or yours!) mouths!

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May 04, 2021

Linguine with Crab

Linguine with Crab

One of my favourite dishes, linguine with crab is really easy to make and full of sophisticated flavour.

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Apr 27, 2021

Cod with Pesto

Cod with Pesto

Cod with pesto is a super simple and quick and easy dish, perfect for weeknight dinners.

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Apr 21, 2021

bamix Deluxe Handheld Immersion Blender

bamix Deluxe Handheld Immersion Blender

My very first product review! There are so many items that I use day in and day out in my kitchen adventures that I thought it was about time I reviewed some of them - beginning with my trusted handheld immersion blender.

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Apr 16, 2021

How to Make Salted Caramel

How to Make Salted Caramel

Do you love caramel and sweet and savoury combinations? Learn how to make the most delicious and addictive salted caramel with this easy recipe!

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Apr 14, 2021

6 Inch Chocolate Cake

6 Inch Chocolate Cake

Sometimes all you need is a small cake. 💁🏻‍♀️ This 6 inch chocolate cake fits the bill perfectly - everyone's favourite cake in a smaller and cuter size!

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Apr 07, 2021

Easy French Apple Tart

Easy French Apple Tart

If you love apple desserts, then this easy French apple tart recipe is for you. It looks gorgeous, tastes of all the apple, and really is easy to make!

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Mar 31, 2021

Chocolate Italian Meringue Buttercream

How to Make Chocolate Buttercream

Learn how to make chocolate buttercream that is creamy, light and airy, and most importantly, really chocolatey!

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Mar 28, 2021

Hot Cross Buns 🐣

Easter Hot Cross Buns

Hot cross bun season is here! Not that you'd need an excuse to eat these sweet, spiced and fruity buns. 🐰

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Mar 24, 2021

Easy Family Fish Recipes

Our collection of easy family fish recipes is up! 🐟 Check here regularly as more family favourites are added to the list. I hope you'll find something in it for you!

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Mar 24, 2021

Sesame Soy Salmon

Sesame Soy Salmon

Sesame Soy Salmon is one of our favourite weeknight meals. It's quick and easy to make, yet so full of flavour and satisfying.

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Mar 21, 2021

Onigiri with Salmon

Onigiri with Salmon

I make these onigiri with salmon regularly. They are cute, easy to make and perfect for children's packed lunches.

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Mar 15, 2021

Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream

Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream

You can probably guess that these cupcakes are the end product of my chocolate cupcake and Italian buttercream recipes. I made these cupcakes, an absolute chocolate lover's delight, last week as treats for a very special birthday celebration. 🎉

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Mar 14, 2021

Italian Meringue Buttercream

Italian Buttercream with Egg White

This is the ultimate buttercream recipe, so velvety, light and airy. Once you've tried it, you won't look back, and it goes perfectly with the Homemade Chocolate Cupcake Recipe. 👇

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Mar 13, 2021

Homemade Chocolate Cupcakes

Homemade Chocolate Cupcake Recipe

Every home baker needs a chocolate cupcake recipe in their repertoire. This one is light, airy and most importantly, chocolatey, so why not bake a batch today?

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Mar 02, 2021

Shortbread

How to Make Shortbread

Deliciously buttery and addictively crumbly, shortbread is also very easy to make. So now you can bake up a quick batch whenever the craving strikes.

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Mar 02, 2021

Shortbread Cookies

How to Make Shortbread Cookies

Now your favourite shortbread can be made into bite sized treats, perfect for when you just want a taste of something sweet. Although, I challenge you to stop at just one.

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Feb 26, 2021

Almond Basil Pesto

More Family Recipes: Almond Basil Pesto Sauce Recipe

It's amazing how a simple recipe like this one for almond basil pesto sauce can be packed with so much flavour. This pesto is great for batch cooking, and I always had little pots of it in the freezer when my children were babies!

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Feb 22, 2021

How to Make Red Bean Paste (Hong Dou Sha | 红豆沙) in the Instant Pot

BHow to Make Red Bean Paste (Hong Dou Sha | 红豆沙) in the Instant Pot

Now you can make red bean paste in even less time, and enjoy your favourite East Asian desserts even sooner, using an Instant Pot!

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Feb 18, 2021

Instant Pot Irish Stew

Instant Pot Irish Stew

With another month of winter left, we are still very much in stew season! Irish stew, as many other stews are, is a dish made for the Instant Pot. I love that I can have it ready for dinner, even when I don't have all afternoon to spend in the kitchen.

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Feb 17, 2021

Broccoli with Oyster Sauce

Broccoli with Oyster Sauce

Are you looking for a change from the usual boiled broccoli? This Broccoli with Oyster Sauce is sure to tempt your tastebuds. Plus, it's so easy to make!

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Feb 09, 2021

Glutinous Rice Balls with Black Sesame (Tang Yuan | 汤圆)

Rice and Noodle Recipes: Glutinous Rice Balls with Black Sesame (Tang Yuan | 汤圆)

I adore these black sesame filled glutinous rice balls. Whether you enjoy them for the Lantern Festival, at Chinese New Year, or at any time of year, their sweet black sesame centres will fill your mouth with deliciousness.

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Feb 05, 2021

Florentine Biscuit

Best Baking Recipes: Florentine Biscuit Recipe

February Florentines! 💗 Bring some healthy sweetness into your life this month with this simple and easy Florentine Biscuit Recipe.

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Jan 31, 2021

Chinese Rice Cake Stir Fry (Chao Nian Gao | 炒年糕)

Rice and Noodle Recipes: Chinese Rice Cake Stir Fry (Chao Nian Gao | 炒年糕)

Are you celebrating Chinese New Year? Even if you're not, you can still enjoy this Chinese rice cake stir fry, which is a lucky dish to eat on the eve of the New Year. And if you are, well 恭喜发财!

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Jan 29, 2021

Rice and Noodle Recipes

Do you love rice and noodles? They are my absolute favourites when it comes to comfort eating. Take a look at our growing collection, and I hope you'll find some inspiration here.

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Jan 23, 2021

Chunky Granola

Best Baking Recipes: Chunky Granola Recipe

This is our favourite chunky granola recipe, and I make it every week! Healthy and super easy to make, you'll never want to buy your granola again.

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Jan 22, 2021

Instant Pot Tuscan Bean Soup

Easy Family Vegan Dinner Recipes: Instant Pot Tuscan Bean Soup

I have been making this soup on repeat lately, as it's so quick and easy to do in the Instant Pot. Velvety cannellini beans and textured cavolo nero make this another favourite winter warmer.

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