Saturday, 30 April 2011

BBQ'd Sea Bass with New Potatoes - AKA Exam Brain Food!

With 3 weeks to go until my 2nd year law exams, the only part of the day where I get to relax is when I'm cooking dinner. As promised, today I cooked some "brain food" - sea bass!

( students...I know we can't usually afford sea bass! If you do need brain food on the cheap, go to Asda's in store fish monger, for just £1 you can get a variety of fish fillets, for example my favourite is their mackerel fillet with chili and garlic! In BBQ season they also do a trout stuffed with pea, mint and feta all for £1!!!)

If you don't fancy using Asda's cheap and yummy cheats, this is how to do it yourself!!!

Lemon Cake

Sorry for the delayed nature of this post! I just found my draft and realised I had never posted it :)

This is my Easter Cake! I tried ot make it super kitsch with icing bunnies and flowers and easter eggs round the side.

But, most of all I tried to make it super yummy and moist!

Inside is my lemon cake.

Chicken and Avocado Salad

I've already posted one avocado salad on here, one that I often take into university with me on hectic days.

This one is a non-veggie version, and I have 3 ways of varying the salad to make it that little bit more indulgent each time!

Monday, 25 April 2011

Spinach Lasagna Rolls

It's always difficult as a student cooking yummy, proper home made dinners...for 1. Take lasagna! To make a lasagna with only 3 or 4 sheets is still plenty for two!!! I often just freeze the other half, but I recently stumbled across this recipe, which although not as indulgent as a REAL lasagna, can be made into individual portions to one and is a lot kinder on the waist line!

It's Spinach Lasagna Rolls and the original idea came from Gina's Skinny Recipe's at: 

(Check it out for loads of other healthy ideas!)

I have adapted it a bit for us students who may not have all of the ingredients to hand!

Sunday, 17 April 2011

The East of England Food Festival!

Today was The East of England Food Festival! It was held at Knebworth Park and was absolutely brilliant!

I was amazed at just how popular the event was, we had to queue 30mins in the car before we even got inside but it was well worth the wait!

Stalls included all sorts of local produce; form organic, locally produced VegBoxes, a range of different oils (including the ever popular rape seed oil,) cheeses, sausages, frozen yogurt, cakes, breads, sauces, chutneys and much, much more!

I couldn’t help myself and almost spent a fortune!

Home-made Pizza

My favourite thing to do if I have a Saturday night in, is to make home made pizza, open a bottle of wine and put something good on the TV! So that's what me and my boyfriend decided to do this weekend!

This is a super easy dough recipe, without the need for yeast or any other fancy ingredients and you can top it with anything you've got on the fridge!

Friday, 15 April 2011

Avocado Salad

My body is craving healthy food!!!

There has been far too much indulging in cake and rich food this last week, and my body has been craving something healthy and fresh! So, for lunch I decided to make a nice Avocado salad!

It's a lovely summer salad that certainly keeps you full! Even if you choose to leave out the pasta!

Here's how to make it!

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Almost-fat-free Banana Bread

This DELICIOUS recipe is my tweak of a banana bread I found here:

My mum has given up cake and chocolate for lent, and since being home I have eaten far too many naughty things so I thought I would see what this healthy treat was like! We all LOVED it, and I will definitely be cooking it again.

I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Birthday Cake

There's nothing better on your birthday than having all the friends and family round for a piece of cake and a drink, and that's exactly what we did for Dad's birthday yesterday!

As per usual, I was in charge of the cake (what happened to my healthy eating!?), and it went a little something like this!

Monday, 11 April 2011

Fairy Cakes!

Today is my Dad's birthday! It's a tradition in his office that the birthday boy (or girl) brings in cake for everyone to share so I offered to have a big baking session yesterday in order to make him some cakes!

When it comes to making fairy cakes I use the tried and tested Mrs Beeton's Small Rich Cakes (Fairy Cakes) recipe below:


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