Curried Chicken Pie #GBBO #GBBOBloggers2017 #GBBO2017

Curried Chicken Pie #GBBO #GBBOBloggers2017 #GBBO2017

This Curried Chicken Pie is a great way to use up leftover chicken and vegetables from a roast dinner. With just a shortcrust pastry lid, this pie is a tasty dinner for a mid week family meal.

Curried Chicken Pie With it being pie week on the Great British Bake Off this week, it was a great excuse to make a pie for tea and eat some homemade pastry! I do not eat pastry very often because, while blooming’ delicious, ultimately it is not very low in fat/calories and also because my two boys do not eat it. However, I was quite excited to bake a pie this week, and decided to be a bit different and make a Curried Chicken Pie in the hopes that it might make it more interesting for my fussy eaters.  Read More

Slow Cooker Vegetable Lasagne

Slow Cooker Vegetable Lasagne

This easy to make Slow Cooker Vegetable Lasagne is a lighter and low calorie version, as it only contains some fat free cottage cheese on the top layer. It also contains baked beans and LOTS of healthy vegetables

Slow Cooker Vegetable Lasagne

In all the years that I have owned a slow cooker, I have never made a lasagne in one. I guess I have not understood the point in having to pre cook the meat part before adding to the slow cooker and layering with the pasta and white sauce, you can pop it in an oven and cook it quicker.

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Wild Garlic, Lemon & Chickpea Minestrone

Wild Garlic, Lemon & Chickpea Minestrone

Wild Garlic, Lemon & Chickpea Minestrone

Although the weather this week has felt more summer like than spring, this does not mean that I intend to stop eating soup. Yes, warmer days do make me fancy salad more, but I can always fancy a bowl of tasty, homemade soup because it is filling, nutritious and cheap to make, and ideal for using up any vegetables lurking at the bottom of my fridge! 

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Banana and Peanut Butter Flapjacks (dairy free)

Banana and Peanut Butter Flapjacks (dairy free)

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I am always looking for ways to use up over ripe bananas and since I have had my blog, I have posted many different recipes from cupcakes to cookies, from brownies to bread, but I have never incorporated them into flapjacks before. Well, now I have and I have to say it was a great way to use them up because it turned a humble flapjack into a naturally sweeter and chewier treat!

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Blueberry & Granola Loaf Cake

Blueberry & Granola Loaf Cake

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Along with bananas, I often have other fruit that needs using up as it starts to over ripen and rather than waste it by throwing them in the bin, I make cakes of course 🙂 Sometimes when I buy blueberries for Jenson he starts off enjoying them, but then suddenly announces he doesnt like them anymore – grrrrrrr! Therefore, I am often left thinking up recipes that involve those small blue berries.

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