Friday, 30 March 2012

Simply scrumptious crepes and shakes.

I went here on a whim today, and am so glad I did, as I really feel I have discovered something of a hidden foodie gem (and so close to where I live - bye bye low(ish) cholesterol...). Simply Scrumptious really has it all - that is, if you're a crepe enthusiast like myself.  

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

400 calorie pasta.

I was really stumped when thinking what to make for dinner tonight, as it was a rare occasion where I wasn't in the mood for something heavy or fattening (difficult to believe, I know), but rather something light and refreshing, and low in calories. Seeing as its the middle of the week and people generally don't have time for hours of slow roasting, I also wanted something quick and simple to whip up, requiring few ingredients and absolute minimal effort, and thus my healthy pasta was born (plus its veggie)!

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Rosewater cupcakes.

I was super excited when I located some cheap rosewater in Sainsbury's, and couldn't wait to try it out. What better way than to experience rose in baking than by baking rosewater cupcakes? These are beautifully light and fluffy (thanks to the Hummingbird Bakery recipe), and have just a hint of rose which makes the cupcakes beautifully light and floral - perfect for the supremely sunny weather we have been having recently. Enjoy with a glass of lemonade, or perhaps whilst smelling  bunch of long-stemmed - you guessed it - roses. 

A perfectly pretty summer treat. 

Monday, 19 March 2012

Johnnie cupcakes.

Being in teeny tiny Durham instead of big bad London for half the year whilst at university means I tend to miss out on things like delicious frozen yoghurt or cutesy cupcakes. That is, until my very very good friends got me a box of Johnnie Cupcakes for my 21st birthday (they know me so well). They are so delicious I am worried for my health/bank balance...

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Sticky peanut, chilli and ginger chicken noodles.

This is a very quick recipe perfect for after a long day when you still want something ridiculously tasty and moorish to eat. Plus it isn't that bad for you (always a bonus, as it means you can eat more...)