Showing posts from August, 2015

Heidi's Christening Cake

We had a lovely day for Heidi's Christening! Hope you all have a great Bank Holiday.

Oven Baked Chicken, Pea & Spinach Risotto

I've got another super easy chicken recipe to share with you today. Utilising the trusty Sunday leftovers, this creamy risotto is one of my 'bung it in the oven' varieties. No stirring means you have time to get on with other things - at the moment this means mopping my muddy floors! I'm sure the weather will get better once the kids go back to School. The kids aren't that keen on spinach so I only added a small handful - it would quite happily take a lot more. I also added a couple of bacon rashers too as I had them in the fridge, but it would be fine without. OVEN BAKED CHICKEN, PEA AND SPINACH RISOTTO Oven Baked Chicken, Pea and Spinach Risotto Risotto Yield: 4 Author: Beth Sachs Print Recipe Pin it With Image Without Image Oven Baked Chicken, Pea and Spinach Risotto A great time saving oven baked chicken risotto recipe that requires no stirring. prep time: 10 mins cook time: 25 mins total time: 35 mins ingredients:  25g Butter

Triple Chocolate Brownies

Gooey triple chocolate brownies with dark, milk and white chocolate. Not for the faint hearted! These triple chocolate brownies are AMAZING (so the kids and hubby tell me). The secret I find is to pop them in the fridge overnight to firm up before slicing. They still stay gooey but are much easier to get out of the tin without falling apart. TRIPLE CHOCOLATE BROWNIES Triple Chocolate Brownies Brownies, Baking Yield: 12 Bars Author: Beth Sachs Print Recipe Pin it With Image Without Image Triple Chocolate Brownies Gooey triple chocolate brownies with dark, milk and white chocolate prep time: 15 mins cook time: 25 mins total time: 40 mins ingredients:  185g Butter 185g Dark Chocolate 55g Plain Flour 30g Ground Almonds 40g Cocoa Powder, sifted 3 Eggs 275g Caster Sugar 50g Milk Chocolate chunks 50g White Chocolate chunks instructions  Step 1: Preheat the oven to 180°c (160° fan) and line a 20cm square tin with baking paper. Step 2: M

Chicken, Smoked Bacon & Tomato Pasta

An easy chicken, smoked bacon and tomato pasta recipe using leftover roast chicken.

Asparagus, Pea and Bacon Risotto

A simple asparagus, pea and bacon risotto recipe. Perfect with a glass of chilled white wine.

Roasted Sweet Potato and Garlic Mash

I'll get to the recipe in a minute but the sun made a brief appearance in Cornwall yesterday (we wont talk about the weather today though)! So, wanting to get out and about but avoid the packed local beaches at Widemouth and Bude, we decided to visit one of our favourite places - Penhallam Manor . Just a mile down the road from us, this little known treasure is the site of a medieval 13th century manor house and is now under the guardianship of English Heritage. All that remains of the house are the low grass covered ruins and moat, which the kids love running around in. Another bonus is the woodland that surrounds the site - which will soon be full of wild mushrooms to forage. After I'd tired them out at Penhallam we headed home to Chicken Kievs and this Sweet Potato Mash as per our weekly meal plan . I much prefer sweet potato mash over normal mash. Roasting it with garlic before whizzing it up in the processor gives it a lovely flavour and when I'm not servin

Greek'ish' Summer Salad

I suffered with heartburn REALLY badly during my third pregnancy (and yes she did have a lot of hair) so it was quite timely that Rennie ® asked me to develop a healthy recipe for their #SummerTreats challenge. The criteria was that it had to be colourful, healthy and evocative of summer so I decided to adapt a classic Greek Salad and make it a bit more filling. The addition of chickpeas and canellini beans to the usual ingredients of feta, tomatoes, olives and red onion made it a lot more robust and kept my tummy happily full from lunchtime through to dinner. The dressing was a lovely combination of oregano, lemon zest and olive oil and gave the salad a real zing. Eat for lunch and mop up the juices with some crusty bread. Heaven. GREEKISH SUMMER SALAD Greek Salad Salad Yield: 4 Author: Beth Sachs Print Recipe Pin it With Image Without Image Greekish Summer Salad A summery greek style salad recipe with feta, olives, chickpeas and juicy tomatoes. prep