Friday, 24 January 2014

Hot Chocolate Fondant

For as long as I remember Mum has been making this chocolate fondant and throughout the years it's grown on me so much that it's now my favorite pudding (on par with her vanilla panna cotta with 'balsamic strawberries' may I just add .... I know... YUM). Now this could be biased but I think mum's food beats any of Nigella's or any Michelin star restaurant, and yet she's still so oblivious to how good she really is. It shows just how sincere and down to earth she really is. Anyway, enough of the soppy stuff, this thing right here is the BOMB! Every time it comes out perfect and every time my eyes widen in awe as the gooey chocolate oozes out... Now the timings can be a little tricky and they may change according to your oven but the actual recipe is fool-proof! If you don't try anything else, please try this! My mum deserves some appreciation for finding this piece of gold ;) 

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Healthy bean minestrone soup

I'm aware this may not be the usual pretty cakes you've seen in the past but this is the ultimate comfort food on those cold winter nights- plus it's healthy ;) Suitable for the post Christmas diet of course! I find that minestrone with pasta in is sometimes too much if you're looking for a soup that's going to fill you up but not become stodgy so I use cannellini beans instead. Cannellini beans provide more protein than any other plant- derived food and since I'm a vegetarian (apart from prawns... haha) I try to get as much protein in me as possible- win win! As well as this, one portion contains more than two 80g portions of vegetables with means you get 2-3 of your 5 a day in one scrumptious bowl! Simple, delicious, healthy and warming- what more could you want on a cold winter night?

Saturday, 18 January 2014

Over christmas

Christmas 2013 was a good one, the best one so far! First off I made lots&lots of different treats including the gingerbread house above ;) I was particularly proud of it and seeing as it's a Christmas tradition for my little brother and I, it's always something I look forward to. Now, I would have blogged how to make it but it takes about 2 days, let alone trying to get pictures at every step! We would still be making it now haha! However if this blogging business goes to plan I promise to show you next Christmas (already can't wait)! Can you tell it's my favorite time of the year?