Christmas must haves...
Christmas is just around the corner - where did this year go?
Below is a collection of my Winter & Christmas ebooks, recipes, hints & tips to help you get through this Festive season with as little stress as possible. Let's be honest, there is a lot to do and sometimes our bright ideas seem not so bright amongst the madness. So hopefully you find some extra helpful tips to make your life just a little easier.
Liven up your leftovers, nourish your family with warm soups and traybakes and add a little sparkle wow factor to the table.
GRUB December 2022
Keep this Christmas Simple!
It's been a tough year for us as a family and I strongly believe Christmas is a time for enjoying the company of loved ones. So my latest Winter ebook really does concentrate on simplifying life around the busiest time of year, allowing you to pour an extra glass of Fizz and relax. Of course with a few special treats to add a touch of sparkle!
Sticky Sausage Traybake, Oven Baked Risotto, Cranberry & Brie Crackers, Hangover Bacon Sandwich, 10 Minute Sticky Ginger Beef, Vegetable Bake, Pecan Pastry Twists, Scoffies, Raspberry & Pink Gin, Chocolate Chunk Cake, Ultimate Fudge, Chicken Divan, Cheesy Crispy Corn Fritters, Stuffed Baked Potatoes, Stir Fry Sauces, Braised Short Ribs, Lamb Chops with Thyme & Mustard
GRUB January 2021
Perfect for prepping for the return to normality in January...
In this edition of Grub, I have created much-needed inspiration for your return to work and school! Starting with packed lunch ideas - there is definitely more to life than a sandwich and a packet of crisps. January always feels like a long, cold month so I have included Winter warmers to keep you toasty including movie night foods. No more turkey!
Leftover Roast Chicken with Avocado Salsa, Chilli Lime Shrimp wrap, Buddha Bowls, Creamy Pesto Orzotto, Immune Boosting Chicken Soup, Coq Au Vin, Not Your Average Veggie Cottage Pie,Boston Baked Beans & Bangers, Beef Stew, Chicken Stew & Parmesan Dumplings, BLT Bowl, Antipasti Pasta, Harissa Chicken Meatballs, Self Saucing Chocolate Pudding, Treacle Tart
Winter GRUB 2020
Winter dinner ideas that are sure to brighten up the season. Providing inspiration at your busiest time of year! It's not your average Christmas read - more of a helping hand on how to feed the family in the busy lead up to Christmas, with a few added festive extras!
Pea Pesto Risotto, Make Ahead Bread Sauce, Raspberry Gin, Chocolate Florentines, Make Ahead Roast potatoes, Make Ahead Gravy, Quiche, Leek Potato Bacon Soup, My Famous Brownies, Thai Green Curry, Turkey Fricassee, Turkey With Herbie Rice Salad, Roast Potato Ham & Egg Hash, Parma Ham & Mozzarella Bites, Garlic Butter Tenderloin, Sealed Salmon, Smokey Tomato & Halloumi Bake, Moroccan Herb Skewers, Chicken and Advocado Salad, Winter Root Vegetable Gratin, Toad In The Hole, Four Ways With Gnocchi,
Mini Sausage Rolls, Halloumi Harissa & Honey Toasties,
Four Ingredient Tomato Soup, Fake Fruity Brûlée, Makerel Pate.
White Lady Cocktail (Serves 1)
50 ml Gin
25ml Triple Sec
25ml Fresh Lemon Juice
2tsp Sugar Syrup
Put everything into a mixing jug to cocktail shaker and shake - sieve and drink!
If you like a frog on the top, add in an egg white!
Dissolve 300g caster sugar with 150ml of water over a low heat. Leave to cool and keep a bottle in the fridge for over Christmas cocktails.
More Inspiration, Tips & Recipes To Follow Throughout December...
Easy Peasy Chocolate Ganache
Perfect to replace a Christmas Pud on the kiddies menu!
It's indulgent and decadent & feeds 10 people
450g Dark Chocolate
5 Tablespoons Liquid Glucose baking section of supermarkets
5 tablespoons Rum
570ml double cream
75g Biscoff Biscuits (Crushed)
Cocoa Powder to dust
Handful of Biscoff Biscuits
Line a 23cm/9inch cake tin with baking paper. The spring form tins with the pop up base work brilliantly for a recipe like this, but aren't a necessity!
Sprinkle the crushed biscuits over the base of tin
Break chocolate and put in a bowl with liquid glucose and rum
Put the bowl over a saucepan of barely simmering water and bring to boi
Stir for 5-10 mins to melt into a smooth and glossy texture. Take off the heat and cool
Beat the cream till floppy, just before stiff speak stage
Fold half chocolate mixture in, then fold this new mixture into the rest of the chocolate
Once its all blended, put in the tin on top of the biscuit crumbs
Cover with cling film & chill
Leave overnight in fridge, then when its time to serve, serve with cream and a sprinkling of biscoff biscuits on the top. Deeelicious