Schwartz BBQ Stuffed Chicken *

AD, GIFTED| How many times have you spent time on a dish only to over (or under) season it? Leaving you with a unfufilling or bland dish? Me too. Which is why I often reach for ready mixed spices, like Schwartz BBQ seasoning*. I just love how a little seasoning can turn a bland dish into something delicious, and packed full of flavour. Even if you’re not a natural in the kitchen, or struggle to make a meal from scratch (like I do sometimes). They’re a great way to add a little something extra to your meals. And, with minimal […]

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Beef chilli con carne 

It’s been a while since I’ve shared a new recipe! This time of year I love warming, comfort food and this beef chilli con carne recipe is perfect, I made it for Ryan and I Sunday evening and we had left overs tonight. Vegetarian? See my ‘other option’ at the end of this post. 🙂 You will need  500g mince meat 2 tin of 420g kidney beans, drained 2 tins of 400g chopped tomatoes 1 cup of cold water 1 beef stock cube 2 tbsp of garlic powder 3 tbsp of chilli powder (less if you don’t like your food […]

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Healthy lunch: Tuna and mixed bean pasta salad

I’ve been trying to ‘spice up’ my lunches at work after getting bored of sandwiches and getting into a bad habit of choosing unhealthy snacks from Tesco meal deals! At Weight Watchers these past couple of weeks we’ve been talking about proteins, good carbohydrates and good fats. I made this pasta dish for lunch last week and really enjoyed it, so much in fact that I made it again this week! You will need One tin of tuna in spring water, drained One tin of mixed beans, drained and rinsed Wholewheat pasta Fresh basil Lemon juice Method Cook 75g of […]

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No bake banoffee cheesecake

My mum’s birthday was Friday, we went out that night and listened to live music at a local bar followed by presents and an Indian takeaway Saturday evening. For my dad’s birthday I made a Double Decker cheesecake which was such a hit my mum requested a cheesecake for her birthday too. We chose banoffee which is one of her favourite flavours, it had a digestive base topped with mashed bananas, mascarpone and double cream for the filling, and decorated with pipped caramel and slices of fresh banana. You will need.For the base 300g Digestives 150g Butter For the filling […]

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No bake Double Decker cheesecake

My dad’s birthday was Wednesday, so we went for food at a local pub, called The Golden Farm, to celebrate. It’s re-opened under new management and this was our first time trying the new menu. Wednesday is their grill night! Steaks, chicken, cumberland sausage, scampi and a vegetarian dish were offered, as well as a few specials. I chose the garlic chicken dish and Dad enjoyed a gammon steak with egg, the meals were cooked by my sister’s partner who works there. All the dishes were served with garlic bread, chips and a side salad, mum and Ryan had Cumberland […]

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Vegetarian mixed bean burritos

Ryan’s brother and sister-in-law came over for tea this evening, to catch up and so Ryan and his brother could watch the Manchester United Vs. Liverpool game together. They both support different teams – Ryan supports Manchester United and his brother supports Liverpool. There was a lot of shouting at the tv and arguements over referee decisions(!), I admit watching them both literally on the edge of their seats was quite funny. The teams drew 1-1. For tea we made vegetarian bean burritos as both his brother and sister-in-law are vegetarians. It was my first time trying burritos without any […]

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