Andrew James

26/02/2018

Get Fit at Home: Cardio, Strength and Toning

    We all have different fitness and lifestyle goals, and at times it can be hard to navigate the over-saturated information on exercise on the internet, it can get confusing very quickly. The confusion is compounded by the fact that the majority of us can’t afford a personal trainer to map a fitness plan out for us!   Here at Andrew James we’ve made life easier for you, we have sorted out our high-quality fitness equipment into goal specific categories; cardio and fat burn, strength building and toning. Whatever your aims or aspirations,... Read More

22/02/2018

Why Buy A Halogen Oven?

  Post-Christmas and after a bout of the January Blues, we find ourselves feeling overwhelmingly ‘out-of-pocket’. Everyone is looking to cut costs by whatever means possible, whether that be by wearing an extra jumper to reduce your heating bill, or simply cutting down the costs of running your oven. And by the latter we don’t simply mean eating less hot food. Have you seen the weather?! Hot food is a NECESSITY!   What you need, is a Halogen Oven.   These babies are the perfect way to save some serious pennies as well... Read More

20/02/2018

World Book Day – Literature’s Tastiest Recipes

World Book Day, which falls on the 7th March, is a global celebration of the literary texts which have undoubtedly shaped our lives, as well as allowing us to live hundreds of other ones; from a sombre Dickensian world to a fantasy-fuelled kingdom where dragons and quests are commonplace. Books are an irrevocably powerful tool. We thought we would put our own Andrew James spin on World Book Day, by marrying our two loves of storybooks and food together! We are sharing a range of Book-themed recipes that will get your imagination... Read More

17/02/2018

Smoothie Recipes

  Alongside being quick and easy to prepare, Smoothies are a great way to pack loads of essential fruit and veg into your day with minimal preparation efforts. If your kids are fussy eaters whose faces shrivels up at the sight of anything green, smoothies are fantastic for sneaking in things like spinach, kale and carrot, and disguising them with the ever-colourful and flavoursome berries; what kid could turn down a super sweet berry smoothie?!   Smoothies are also the perfect choice for when you’re in the mood for a treat, but... Read More

15/02/2018

Garlic, Mushroom and Brie Pancakes

  As the final recipe from our Sweet and Savoury pancake series, this one is most suited to those partial to a sophisticated and savoury pancake. Garlic, Mushroom and Brie is a classic combination; the brie perfectly complimenting the woody mushrooms and the ever-flavoursome garlic. It’s more of a restaurant-worthy meal than a stack of pancakes, that’s for sure! Cook these to impress dinner party guests, or if you’re ever in the mood for a highly decadent breakfast, just go for it and stack these babies up!   INGREDIENTS   125g plain flour... Read More

15/02/2018

Bacon and Parsley Pancakes

  Whoever said that pancakes are just for dessert? Well, they certainly haven’t tried a stack of these savoury babies. We’re big believers that bacon can, and will, go in anything, and as for pancakes; well it’s a match made in heaven! Alongside the bacon, parsley adds another flavour layer that compliments everything else going on; resulting in the perfect ingredient combo and a winner dish for breakfast, lunch and dinner and it also takes pride and place in our Sweet and Savoury Pancake series!   INGREDIENTS   6 smoked bacon rashers A few parsley... Read More

15/02/2018

Tiramisu Pancakes

All those Espresso junkies, raise your hands. Yep, that’s us 5 days a week!! Coffee is part of our daily routine, but it’s rich aromatic taste is often wasted; being solely a wake up call drink, rather than a tasty treat. Transform the way you consume coffee, as well as embracing the classic Italian dessert, by creating these Tiramisu Pancakes. These pancakes are a way to enjoy dessert without giving you a toothache from sugar overload! Nonetheless, they qualify for the sweet category of our Sweet and Savoury Pancake series, offering a more... Read More

15/02/2018

Gluten-Free Chocolate Pancakes

  Although pancakes are traditionally served on Shrove Tuesday, we believe that their battery goodness deserves to be enjoyed the whole year through! Said deliciousness must be enjoyed by all, including those with allergies and intolerance; there is no exclusion when it comes to Pancake indulgence!! Therefore we wanted to embrace the pancake-love and share with you all this incredible gluten-free recipe, that’ll undoubtedly become a favourite for all the chocoholics amongst you! This sweet pancake recipe, as part of our sweet and savoury pancake series, makes the perfect dessert for families (or naughty... Read More

14/02/2018

Homemade Baby Food Recipes

  After a good few months on milk, your baby will become unsatisfied and start to crave soft solid foods. Rather than spending stupid amounts of money on a supermarket sweep of every brand and flavour of baby food available, why not make it yourself?! Store-bought baby food generally has more sugar, more sodium and less fibre than baby food which is prepared at home; never mind the fact that store-bought baby food costs two to three times as much as well! With the help of a blender, you can prepare... Read More

13/02/2018

Pannakku Recipe: The Finnish Oven-Baked Pancake

  Pannakku is the traditional pancake of Finland, and it cuts out any nerve-wracking pan flipping or sticky situations where pancakes can end up looking more like scrambled eggs (we’ve all been there) than anything else! This dish is somewhat a combination of French toast, custard, crepe, and pancake, and frankly it tastes delicious. It makes for a scrumptious breakfast, or even as dessert if you’re feeling like you need a hearty one! On top of all this, it only takes 15 mins to cook in the oven; you can’t go... Read More