Guava Coconut Mocktail – Flavours of Sierra Leone

Posted by on Aug 21, 2014 | 18 comments

Guava Coconut Mocktail – Flavours of Sierra Leone

This mocktail is easy peasy. It is simply pure coconut water and guava juice. Nothing else. I like it as is. However you can play around with the amount of each juice you add in. And for an adult kick you could add in some rum – and serve to celebrate the Notting Hill Carnival which is just around the corner

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Better With Brita Competition – The Winners

Posted by on Aug 20, 2014 | 13 comments

Better With Brita Competition – The Winners

A little while back I wrote about being a Brita Ambassador and about their fabulous Better with Brita competition. The three winners have now been revealed and have the chance of a lifetime to sell their food at the Big Feastival from August 29th – September 1st 2014.

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Spiced Apple Cocktail

Posted by on Aug 18, 2014 | 54 comments

Spiced Apple Cocktail

It’s Monday – which is the new Friday. Which means cocktails. This easy to make all round spiced apple gin cocktail is great for summer but warming spices also make it suitable for the colder months.

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Almond, Orange and Plum Cake

Posted by on Aug 14, 2014 | 33 comments

Almond, Orange and Plum Cake

Plum season, handily tucked between strawberries in June and apples in September, is finally here. And one of our go to recipes is this almond, orange and plum cake which is just bursting with the flavours of summer.

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Almond Wholemeal Crêpes

Posted by on Aug 11, 2014 | 23 comments

Almond Wholemeal Crêpes

These are almost like the crêpes you get in the fabulous crêperies on Parisian streets. Except healthier. I am talking wholemeal, almond, vanilla, nutmegy crêpes. The kind that do for breakfast, lunch, dessert and ‘hiding in the panty from the kids’ elevenses.

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Baharat Spiced Summer Chickpea Salad

Posted by on Aug 8, 2014 | 20 comments

Baharat Spiced Summer Chickpea Salad

Every now and then no matter how good a cook you are you get a moment of magic in the kitchen that you just need to share with the world. For me it happened with this baharat sauce. The sauce certainly added a fantastic depth of flavour to this crunchy summer radish, peppers and chickpea salad

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A Personalised Jamie Oliver Apron #Giveaway from Getting Personal

Posted by on Aug 8, 2014 | 50 comments

A Personalised Jamie Oliver Apron #Giveaway from Getting Personal

Getting Personal have a large range of gifts for absolutely every occasion. But the absolutely best bit – they will personalise these gifts for you. I am excited to tell you that they are giving one of you the chance to win a personalised denim apron from the Jamie Oliver range.

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Chilli Cucumber Salad – Sierra Leone Flavours

Posted by on Aug 7, 2014 | 28 comments

Chilli Cucumber Salad – Sierra Leone Flavours

In Sierra Leone, we call this chilli cucumber salad – gron soup. It is simply cucumbers marinated in lime, chilli and onions – and is as refreshing as it sounds. A summer go to salad.

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Sesame Spinach Salad

Posted by on Aug 1, 2014 | 33 comments

Sesame Spinach Salad

The nutty toasted sesame seeds pair beautifully with the spinach and red onions and the rich balsamic vinegar dressing. I think it is a great summer salad as it is easy to make, tasty and looks good.

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How to Cook Black-eyed Beans in the Oven

Posted by on Jul 30, 2014 | 21 comments

How to Cook Black-eyed Beans in the Oven

This is an easy guide on how to cook black-eyed beans (black-eyed peas) in the oven. Baked black-eyed beans store easily in the fridge and can be thrown into stews, soups, salads, burgers and pasta and everything.

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