Tuesday, 28 February 2017

HAPPY PANCAKE DAY 2017- PANCAKE RECIPE 3 WAYS





Its that time of the year again when we get tossing, cause its Shroveeeeeeeeee Tuesday :-)

I so much love Pancake day especially since been a mum; my daughter absolutely loves pancakes and I have so much fun making them with her.

Here are 3 different ways you can enjoy your pancakes today :-)

Watch the video tutorial here:-)


Pancake 1- Strawberry Pancakes

Ingredients:-

-A handful of Strawberries cut into small chunks
-2 cups of Pancake mix
-1 and half cups of water
-Spray of oil

Method:-
Add the Pancake mix and water, mix well and lightly grease a frying pan with some spray oil. Now gently pour mixture into the pan,

Now add some of the strawberries and toss over and leave to fry until desired. 

Repeat the process for each Pancake & enjoy with some Bananas and syrup




Pancake 2- Red Velvet Pancakes

Ingredients for Pancake:-
-2 cups of Red Velvet Cake Mix
-Half of Cup of Flour
-1 and half cups of Whole Fresh Milk
-1 egg

Ingredients for the Cream Cheese topping
- 6 oz of Mascarpone Cheese
-half of cup of icing sugar
-quarter cup of Whole fresh milk
-1 tsp of vanilla extract


Method for the Pancakes:-
Add all the above ingredients together, mix well until batter is thick and smooth, fry until nicely done.


Method for the topping:-
Mix all ingredients well together  until smooth and top it up on the Pancakes. Enjoy with some blueberries.

Pancake 3- Chocolate Stuffed Pancakes

Ingredients:-

-Pancake Batter
-Chocolate Sauce

Method:- Add batter into a frying pan, add the chocolate sauce and top up with batter. Fry until done. Enjoy with some raspberries and chocolate sauce.


Enjoy :-)

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Happy Valentines Day 2017


Good Morning and a big Happy Valentines Day to all my readers from different parts of the world. Here's wishing you all a great day ahead to spend with your loved ones :-)


Monday, 13 February 2017

Valentine's Day Meal for 2

Hi guys,

As Valentine's day is upon us, I have decided to make a Dinner for 2 for those of us that do not want to face the hustle & bustle of packed restaurants on Valentine's day.

Here is my Italian inspired 2 course Valentine Dinner for 2.


Watch the video tutorial here:-

So for starter I have gone for the Tomato & Basil Bruschetta.
Ingredients:-

1 fresh tomato (diced)
1 clove of diced garlic
1 clove of garlic for glazing
some chopped basil
2 teaspoons of Balsamic Vinegar
Ciabatta bread cut into slices.
2 tablespoons of Olive oil

Method:-

Cut the bread into slices of your choice and glaze with some Olive oil




Bake for 6 minutes.




Whilst baking, prepare the sauce by adding the diced tomato, diced garlic and balsamic vinegar in a bowl. Mix well and once the bread has finished baking, rub the whole garlic on each side of the bread and then now add the tomato basil on to your bread as desired.





For the main you'll need:-

Ingredients:-
Cooked Tagliatelle Pasta- only cook for 1 minute
Raw King Prawns or replace with Chicken or beef if preferred.
Diced Bacon
1 onion
Salt
Pepper
Stock cube (optional)
1 cup of Double cream
1 Fresh Tomato (Diced)
5 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese
1 clove of diced garlic
Parsley

Method:-

In a non stock pan, fry the bacon pieces without adding any oil; remember the bacon is full of oil so you don't need to add any extras. Now add the prawns after frying to your satisfaction. Add some salt & pepper to taste including the stock cube which is optional.

Once fried, take them out of the pan and place aside. Now using the same pan (without washing), fry the onion, tomato & garlic. Add the cream and let it simmer for 3 ,minutes under low heat.


Now add the pasta, mix well and add your bacon & prawn. Add the Parmesan cheese & finally add the parsley. Now leave to simmer for few minutes on low heat and all done.



Set the table and Enjoy your dinner. Have a lovely Valentines day everyone.


























Thursday, 9 February 2017

National Pizza Day- February 9th 2017


Happy Thursday Foodies, hope you are all well?

Today February 9th 2017 is  National Pizza Day. It is observed annually on February 9th. Whether it is thin crust, Chicago-style, deep dish or anything in between, pizza is an American favorite. Here are some interesting facts about pizza: Pepperoni is the most popular pizza at 36% of all pies ordered.

National Pizza Day is dedicated to appreciating pizza, a baked flatbread that is topped with tomato sauce and cheese. Many toppings and sauces can be added to pizzas, including vegetables, meats and seafood. Pizza was invented in Naples, Italy around the 10th century, and has since grown to become one of the most popular foods in America.



In 1905, America’s first pizzeria, Lombardi’s, opened in New York. Since then, pizza consumption in America has increased greatly and many pizza chains, such as Pizza Hut, Domino’s and Papa John’s have emerged. The origin of National Pizza Day is not well understood although accounts of National Pizza Day began to emerge around the 2000s. It is celebrated annually on February 9th. source-wincalendar.com



What is your favourtite Pizza? Mine is Meatilicious :-)

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

National Potato Lovers Day today- February 8th 2017


Morning Foodies,

Happy National Potato Lovers Day; here are five food facts about Potatoes :-)

  • The word potato is derived from a Native American word “Batata”
  • The first cultivated potatoes date back to 500o BC in Peru. Originally, they were purple and when cooked they turn a deep blue color.
  • Most of the nutrients found in potatoes are in its skin.
  • The average American eats 140 pounds of potatoes per year.
  • The word spud actually means “to dig a small hole in the ground, similar to spade, a tool to dig small holes.- source Foodimentary.com

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

BEYONCE IS PREGNANT WITH TWINS!!!

My hands are literally shaking typing this; Beyonce has announced amazing news and its like the world is on standstill lol. Congratulations Bee, Jay and Blue.. We can't wait to see the Carter Twins :-)




Beyonce Knowles has revealed she is pregnant with twins!

The 35-year-old posed in just a bra and underwear with her bump on show in an Instagram snap posted on Wednesday.

She added a caption which read: 'We would like to share our love and happiness. We have been blessed two times over. We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two, and we thank you for your well wishes. - The Carters.'

In the ethereal frame, she wore a veil on over her face while surrounded by flowers.- source (Dailymail.com)


International Cake Pop Day- February 1st 2017




Today is International Cake Pop Day, which means you can have as many cake pops without counting calories hahahaha

According to Foodimentary, here are 5 food facts about Cake Pops

  • A cake pop is a ball of cake hand dipped in frosting served on a stick.
  • While there is no recorded date for the creation of cake pops, most people say that Bakerella helped make them a “pop” phenomenon.

  • In 2011, cake pops were considered the newest and most popular confectionery food trends
  • Other variations of cake pops are cake balls, cakesicles, cupcake pops, and cake-on-a-stick.
  • Cake pops in recent years have become ubiquitous to Starbucks coffee shops.

Happy New Month of February 2017


Yayyyyyyy, pinch and a punch, its the first day of the month of February.. As soon as today hits, this means this year is just going to fly by so quickly :-)

Have you managed to keep that New Years resolution up to this day, or is it a bit rocky lol? Don't worry if you haven't, you still have enough time in the year to give yourself that target and goal that you've always wanted to achieve....





Here's wishing every single one of my readers a Happy New Month and I hope this month brings you alot of joy and blessings :-)


Tuesday, 31 January 2017

National Hot Chocolate Day- January 31st 2017


Good morning Foodies, Happy Last day of the 1st month of the year :-)

This month felt like there was 3 months in one lol.

For all you hot chocolate lovers, today is a day for you to celebrate massively as you can have as much hot chocolate as you like without counting calories :-)



Here are today’s five things to know about hot chocolate:

  • What’s the difference between Hot Chocolate and Hot Cocoa? Hot Chocolate uses milk or milk chocolate while hot cocoa uses only powdered cocoa.
  • The first hot chocolate was Mayan, and it was served with chili peppers!

  • In Spain, hot chocolate with churros is considered a working man’s breakfast.

  • Hot chocolate has antioxidants and flavonols, very healthy nutrients.  Just skip the sugar.

  • Chocolate is the 3rd most traded commodity in the world. 1st is oils, 2nd is coffee.


Monday, 30 January 2017

January 30th is National Croissant Day




NATIONAL CROISSANT DAY. In the United States, National Croissant Day is observed each year on January 30th. Croissants are a buttery, crescent-shaped rolls that are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.

image source-foodimentary.com


According to Foodimentary, here are some fun food facts about croissants :-)



  • Each croissant rolls are made of 50 or more thin layers of pastry & butter.
  • According to legend, it was Marie Antoinette (Austrian Princess who married Louis XVI), introduced the croissant to France.
  • The French newspaper Le Figaro named the croissant from bakery Pierre Hermé the best in Paris in 2013. It also won in 2006.
  • Since Starbucks bought French baker Pascal Rigo’s San Francisco-based La Boulange, the chocolate croissant has become the coffee chain’s bestselling pastry.
  • In 2013, chef Dominque Ansel came up with the cronut — a deep-fried croissant/doughnut combination that became all the rage at his New York bakery.