Avocado, tomato and rocket salad with a basil and sunflower seed dressing

One of my favourite salads. Full of flavour and such a colourful salad. The basil and sunflower seed dressing really lifts this salad!!!

It’s a wonderful summer salad that works very well on any salad bar or BBQ event. Of course it is super healthy!

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Recipe:

Ingredients:

• 2 avocados

• 4 plum tomatoes

• 250g washes rocket

• 1/2 bunch basil

• 100g sunflower seeds

• 1tsp Dijon mustard

• 50ml olive oil

• 1 glove garlic

• 1tbsp white wine vinegar

• Salt and pepper

Method:

• For the dressing put the basil, mustard, olive oil, garlic, vinegar, and salt and pepper in a jug.

• Use a hand blender to blitz into a dressing. Add water if too thick.

• Once blitzed fully add the seeds and set to one side.

• For the salad medium dice the avocado and tomatoes and place in a large bowl. Sprinkle with sea salt.

• Add the rocket and 3/4 of your dressing. Toss the salad and then serve in you salad bowl.

• Top with the remaining dressing and any herbs for decoration you may have.

• Now enjoy 😉

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Grilled peach and strawberry filo tarts

What a wonderfully colourful dessert! The base of this dessert is easy to make and can used with any seasonal fruit at any time of year!

You will need muffin tin trays to create the tart cases alternatively you can buy pre made tart cases.

Decorating the tart with a a touch of mint always finishes a dessert off and gives a variety of colour! And is of course healthy 😉

SEE RECIPE HERE: GRILLED PEACHES AND STRAWBERRY FILO TARTS

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Recipe:

Ingredients:

• Filo pastry 1 pack

• 3 peaches

• 1 punnet of strawberries

• 300 ml yoghurt

• 150g butter

• 1/2 bunch mint

• 1 muffin tray

Method:

• Pre heat oven to 180C. Melt the butter on a pan.

• Cut the filo pastry into 3 inch squares and arrange 3 sheets on top of each other, of set slightly.

• Brush with the melted butter and push into the base of the muffin trays. Push in to form a cup shape and try to create flat base.

• Once the 12 muffin slots are filled bake in the oven for 6-8 minutes until

• Golden brown and cooked.

• Remove from the oven and alway to cool

• In the mean time heat up a grill pad. Cut the peaches into slices and grill once hot. Make grill marks and set aside to cool. (Alternatively you can bake or just use the peach slices)

• Once the filo cups are cooled add a tbsp of yoghurt.

• Top with the grilled peaches, strawberries and mint.

• Serve and enjoy 😋

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Butternut chilli and lemon salad

This is a super salad full of flavour! It’s got that fresh taste and is perfect for the autumn months when all the squashes and pumpkins are in season!

You can use any squash or pumpkin for this recipe. The chillis give it that extra kick 🌶😋🌶😋🌶😋

I leave the skins on! They are full of flavour, safe to eat and contain so good vitamins and nutrients.

Hope you enjoy this recipe 👍

See recipe here: BUTTERNUT CHILLI AND LEMON SALAD

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Recipe:

Ingredients:

• 2 butternut squash

• 1 lemon juice

• 3 tbsp dried mixed herbs

• Salt and pepper

• 2 red chillis sliced

• 1/2 bunch parsley

• 2 tbsp olive oil

Method:

• Wash the butternut, slice into wedges 1/2cm thick and deseed. Keeping the skin on.

• Add the wedges to a bowl and add 1tbsp olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper.

• Lay out on roasting trays and roast for 25 minutes at 180C until slightly browned and cooked through but not over cooked.

• Once cooked allow to cool.

• In a large bowl add the butternut squash, lemon juice, dried herbs, sliced chillis and chopped parsley.

• Mix well and present on a salad serving dish.

• Garnish with whole chillis, sliced lemon and parsley.

• Enjoy on its own or as a side dish 😊

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Russian braided pesto bread

This as an amazing bread that is not only delicious, but always looks amazing and really has a WOW factor that everyone will enjoy.

Why should we braid the bread?

Not only does it look wonderful it actually adds flavour as it crisps up the layers of the bread!

This bread is a personal favourite of mine and always looking to develop the idea and use different ingredients and pestos to create new flavours.

My absolute favourite bread is the variation of this bread I created. Making a sun-dried tomato and Parmesan LINK HERE paste that replaced the pesto in this bread. You can see this on Instagram also and recipe coming soon.

See the recipe here: RUSSIAN BRAIDED PESTO BREAD

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RECIPE:

INGREDIENTS:

• 400g all-purpose flour

• 7g instant yeast

• 2 tsp granulated sugar

• 1 tsp salt

• 350 ml warm water

• 60ml olive oil

• 1 tsp white wine vinegar

• 150g pesto

• 1 egg

• Pinch of sea salt (top)

METHOD:

• In a jug combine warm water, yeast, sugar and olive oil. Let it rest for 15 minutes until it starts to bubble.

• In a bowl mix the flour and salt together. Make a hole in the middle of the flour and add the warm water mixture also add the vinegar now.

• Knees in the bowl with your hands until a dough forms. Turn out onto a floured surface and knees for 5 minutes.

• Place in a greased bowl cover with a tea towel or cling film and allow to ride in a warm part of the kitchen for 45-60 minutes until doubled in size.

• Preheat oven to 180C. Grease a 9-inch heavy pan, and line bottom with parchment paper. Place on top of a baking sheet. Set aside.

• Punch down the dough. On a floured surface, roll the dough into very thin rectangle, as thin as you can (mine was 20” x 24”). Spread a thin layer of pesto on top of the dough (leave the bottom of the long edge clear 1/2″). Start at the top of the long edge and slowly, tightly and gently roll the dough into a log. Pinch it closed.

• Use a knife to cut the dough in half lengthwise. Cross the two halves (layers facing up) to create an X shape; braid top and bottom of dough by laying the left piece over the right keeping the cut side up, until pieces of dough are tightly twisted. Pinch ends together.

• Start at the thinner edge and slowly and very gently, roll the braid into a giant snail shell or a very large cinnamon bun. Be careful to keep all the layers facing up. Pinch the end delicately.

• Carefully pick up the braid and place it in the prepared pan. Cover; let rise in a warm place until almost double.

• Brush with egg wash and top with a pinch of sea salt before putting in the oven.

• Bake at 180C for 25-35 minutes, Take it out and Let it cool on a rack.

• Enjoy you can tear and share or slice it up!!

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Smoked Salmon Bagels

Great way to start the day!!! Love this breakfast always puts me in a great mood for the day.

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Smoked salmon gives you the protein and energy you need to have a highly productive day.

I add in a touch of lemon and vinegar to my cream cheese to give it that flavour boost that really compliments the salmon.

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Recipe:

Ingredients

• 4 bagels

• 1 pack of Smoked salmon

• 1/2 lemon juice

• 1 tsp White wine vinegar

• 1 tsp sea salt

• 1/2 bunch of chives Finley chopped

• 200g cream cheese

Method

• In a bowl place the cream cheese, 1/2 of the chives, vinegar, salt and lemon juice and mix together.

• Cut the bagels in half and spread the cream cheese over

• Layer on top the smoked salmon and top with the remain chives

• Voila a super tasty and healthy start to the day 😉

• Enjoy

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Percy Pig Eton Mess

It was my Mrs who requested this creative dessert idea. It was really well and recommend fully! It makes a great picture and tastes so good.

Kids will love this dessert as it has sweets, ice cream and meringues. This will be a special treat though!

Eton mess has always been a favourite of mine and will always order if it is on a restaurants menu 😋

All the ingredients I used were from M&S. Percy pigs is a big product of theirs and all their food is of high quality!

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Recipe:

Ingredients:

• 1 pack Percy pigs sweets

• 6-8 scoops Percy pigs ice cream

• 200ml double cream

• 3-4 meringue nests

• Handful of strawberries

• 2 tbsp strawberry sauce

Method:

• Whisk the double cream until you have whipped cream using a hand whisk or electric one in a large bowl. (Do not add sugar to the cream as there is already enough sugar in the other ingredients)

• Add the Percy pigs ice cream and 2 crushed up meringue nests and mix to combine roughly.

• Add a little strawberry sauce and mix again a little.

• Scoop the mixture out into your bowls or bowl for serving.

• Top with a couple large pieces of meringue, strawberries cut in half and a handful or Percy pigs sweets.

• Finally top it of with a drizzle of strawberry sauce

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Apple, spinach and candied seeds salad

This is a wonderful fresh and tasty salad! The candied seed dressing gives the salad texture and sweetness.

The candied seeds also make a great pesto and garnish to many dishes.

There is also beetroot in this recipe which adds another flavour which compliments the dish, but also is not over powering.

This salad works any times of the year and the apples can be replaced by pears or plums. Which ever is seasonal and has the best flavour at that time of year!!

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I hope you enjoy this salad see the recipe here: Apple, Spinach and candied beetroot salad 🍎 🥬

Check out this great salad cookbook MIGHTY SALADS for more wonderful salad inspiration!!

Naked Lemon cake with butter cream and berries

This beautiful cake was make by @Sugarandicecakeco !!! Perfect time of the year for a lemon cake so light and tasty.

We got this cake to celebrate 1 year anniversary!!! 🎉 🥳

The cake maker was the same cake maker as the one who made our wedding cake.

Me and the Mrs 1 year ago on our big day

Next to our cake… And the painted cake 😂

If in need of a cake @Sugarandicecakeco is the one ☝️

If you have ever thought about making your on. Saving the pennies here is a great book to get you started. Good luck 😉

The Homemade Wedding Cake

Pan fried halloumi with baby tomatoes and a balsamic glaze

Halloumi is one of my favourite cheeses. I definitely lean towards the harder cheeses. I probably use halloumi in my menus too much, but the people I cook for love it so no harm done.

Pan frying releases all the wonderful flavours. Now you don’t want to over fry as it can burn and become very rubbery.

Another great way this dish can be created is with breadcrumbed halloumi, but being in the heart of summer pan frying was the best and freshest way to serve.

All the ingredients for this dish were purchased from M&S as they have top quality tasty ingredients that make your food pop!!!

Please click here: HALLOUMI RECIPE to see the full recipe

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