Vegan Chocolate Protein Brownies

I’ve recently been doing some research into the meat and dairy industries, and have been shocked, curious and horrified by what I’ve seen! So I’ve decided to try to cut down my consumption of meat, and try my best to cut out dairy. Simple replacements like Hazelnut Milk instead of Cow’s Milk have been easy,…

Cherry and Coconut Banana Bread

Perfect recipe if you’ve got some overripe bananas lying round. I bought mine in work for 11p a bag! Ingredients 125g soft unsalted butter Stork/extra unsalted butter (for greasing) 4 bananas 150g caster sugar 2 eggs 175g plain flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 100g dried cherries 100g desiccated coconut 1…

Eggy crumpets, crispy bacon & beans

Perfect for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner! Adapted from Jamie Oliver’s recipe on his website. Easy to make, no need to pop down the shops to pick up any ingredients, and so delicious.. Ingredients 2 crumpets (I used Warburton’s) 1/2 tin baked beans (I used Heinz) 2 rashers unsmoked back bacon Salt & pepper Herbs/spices…

Coffee & Walnut Cake

So on Monday I decided to bake a cake. I wanted something fairly simple, quick and easy so flicked through some of Nigella Lawson’s recipes and found this! I’m gonna write up the adapted recipe as I adjusted it slightly to accomodate what I had in my kitchen. The original can be found in her…

Italian Chicken, Mushroom, Courgette & Tomato Skillet

Had a few things left in my fridge that needed to be used up so found this lovely little recipe from Goodlifeeats and made my own based on what ingredients I had in my fridge! Macros – Serves 4 11.1F, 5.7C, 35.4P Ingredients 10g butter 30ml Flora sunflower oil 430g chicken breast, sliced in half 200g tinned…

Cheese, ham & tomato herby omelette

So today I fancied a super-quick and easy, high-protein breakfast. I’m not fussed on having a high-carb breakfast like oats as I bloat off carbs and I actually feel quite lethargic throughout the morning. I decided to opt for an omelette. Macros 362kcal, 24.1F, 3.3C, 32.8P Ingredients 3 large eggs Ham (I used Tesco Honey…

Crunchy Walnut & Chocolate Chip Cake

Decided to give this little gem a go today. I’ve changed the original recipe a fair bit and added a sauce. Serves approx 15 people. Macros 498kcal, 20.5F, 58.9C, 8.4P Ingredients Topping 100g firmly packed brown sugar 75g all-purpose flour 60g cold butter, cut up 180g dark chocolate chips 60g walnuts, coarsely chopped Cake 375g…

Chocolate Marble Cake

So I haven’t baked in quite a while so I thought I’d see what I could bake with the ingredients in my cupboard, and I found this awesome and easy recipe by Emma Lewis! Serves approx 14 people. Macros 270kcal, 15.4F, 28.3C, 4P. Ingredients 225g butter, softened 225g caster sugar 4 eggs 225g self-raising flour…

“How To Lose Weight”

Was looking through some short stories I’d written a few years ago and found this little gem. ‘Wake up at 5am. Roll out of bed and get dressed into your running clothes. Put your trainers on and attempt to tip-toe down the stairs. Try to not wake your family. Trip on the last step, and…