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Cricket World Cup Recipes – India 3

This is the second part of our cricket recipes post. The first one was African Babotie. Chicken Jalfrezi – An Indian Curry   This recipe requires some preparation work.  Ideally, you should make and marinade the chicken for 24 hours, but if you don’t want to wait that long, then at least 2 to 3 hours.   Part 1 – Marinade   Ingredients:   500g chicken breast 5 cloves of garlic 2inch piece of root ginger 1 teaspoon of Tumeric 2 teaspoons of Garam Masala ½ teaspoon of salt.   Method  


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Cricket World Cup Recipes – Africa 3

Do you like Cricket? I’m not so keen but Blokey likes it rather a bit. So he’s been in the kitchen and has been cooking food inspired by countries involved in the Cricket world cup = India and Africa. India spicy curry, and Africa gives us a lovely comfort food dish. The curry might knock you for six though, so be careful! Babotie – A South African Curried Mince Dish   Ingredients:   1kg Mince Beef 2 medium onions (or 3 small in this case) 3 eating apples 500ml milk 2 slices white bread 4 large eggs 2 tablespoons of Mango Chutney 1 tablespoon of curry powder (or more to your taste) 2 tablespoons of Tomato Puree 4 tablespoons of sultanas 2 bay leaves   Method   Put 300ml of milk into a jug.   Add in the 4 eggs and lightly beat.  Put the remaining 200ml of milk in a […]


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Scotch creme eggs 15

This is so bad for you, but awesome anyway. I am not responsible for any weight gain caused by this post. 😉 My Blokey is a foodie. He likes to experiment, not exactly Heston Blumenthal crazy, but its good! Today he’s made something that looks like scotch eggs, but its far from boring savoury snackage. This is food porn.


Blokey cooking whilst Freya woof looks on.

Bank holiday weekend as a #MorrisonsMum 8

Last weekend I was lucky enough to get sent some Morrisons shopping vouchers and asked for my opinions on Morrisons prices, quality and the experience as a whole. Morrisons were extremely generous and sent hundreds of blogging parents shopping vouchers, so we could all give them a go, and look out for the “I’m Cheaper” logos. To be honest we normally shop elsewhere, but with a new store open in Gloucester this was the perfect excuse to go to M instead.


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An honest look at #FoodBanks 14

As you might have gathered, I am annoyed by the recent bad press related to the Trussell Trust and food banks after The Daily Fail wrote that article. So annoyed I visited my local food bank and not only donated some items, but spent some time talking to the staff at Gloucester food bank. The Fail is way off, these people are lovely, and kind, and well, brilliant. The first thing I want to say is that Gloucester food bank gets no government level help – it is a charity that relies on kind donations and volunteered time. It is a smallish building, but well used. Shelves were stacked with items that families in need would love. It was organised by type of product, and dates. Bulkier items had whole shelves to themselves, and smaller bits were in labelled cardboard boxes used like draws. I met lovely volunteers who I saw […]


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Chocolate Fudge Cake – Creative Cooking With Cadbury and #CBias 2

After my poor Blokey had made me cookies, whilst I merrily slept, he continues baking and cooking. Isn’t he good? This time, Cake! Yummy chocolatey birthday cake yumminess! Fudge Cake Click here to continue reading the recipe at Cadbury.co.uk Let’s be honest, look at the screen grab from Cadburys website. How awesome does this cake look. Hubby had the same reaction as me “Oooh I want to try that one!” Here are the ingredients, icing sugar, baking butter, flour, cocoa powder, and of course, the Cadbury Fudge bars which oddly are not in the picture. At this point stick the oven on at 180 degrees to warm up. (I would really recommend you read the recipe on Cadbury.co.uk which is linked underneath that lovely first image.) Ready to go. Weighing out the ingredients, on the scales is flour, baking powder and the cocoa. In the mixing bowl are a pair […]


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Oat Cookies – Cadbury Dairy Milk Creative Cooking With #CBias

I have recently joined Collective Bias, or #CBias as it gets called on twitter. It is a shoppers programme where a few bloggers are chosen for each project, and then you have to plan and go shopping for a particular product, and photo it like crazy. I felt like a spy in Sainsburys. My Google+ photo album – my (not so) Top Secret mission! This mission was made for me, go and buy Diary Milk chocolate by Cadburys. Well it would be rude not to accept wouldn’t it? The mission was cookery, so I’ve had to bribe my partner in to cooking as I can burn salad me. Truly I am a bad cook, and he is great, so it’s the logical thing in this house that the Daddy cooks. First up Dairy Milk Cookies. Two more Yummy Cadbury baking blog posts follow this post shortly… stay tuned! Fudge Cake […]


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Christmas cake minus booze 2

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a little unusual. I am allergic to alcohol. I can’t consume it without being ill and large amounts or spirits could kill me. Excuse the image quality. My partner is going to make me a cake, will look and smell like Christmas but won’t hurt me. He can be so sweet sometimes. He has Googled a recipe then bought ingredients, we were going to buy a cake but the labels on shop crimbo cakes aren’t helpful. The non alcoholic wine was “just because”. He said hang on and ran back a few aisles and tried to sneak it into trolley. I know if alcohol is added during cooking I’ll feel ok, if fruit was soaked in booze as is traditional I will be rather unwell. If the booze is a flavouring such as in a cream filling, or in icing I would also be unwell. […]