Family meals


Chocolate Mess Bundt Cake Recipe

We LOVE chocolate! We love it eating chocolate, we love thinking about chocolate and we especially love baking with chocolate – particularly when chocolate consists of approximately 90% of the ingredients involved. Think we’re joking? Check out our recipe for Chocolate Mess Bundt Cake below… Ingredients for our Chocolate Mess Bundt Cake (serves 8) 1 chocolate cake mix of your choice – we know. We’re SO lazy, but if you want to mess on making your own chocolate cake mix, fill your boots. 480ml of heavy cream 455g of the... Read More


British Food Fortnight: Haggis, Neeps and Tatties Recipe

We really are blessed to be British, aren’t we? And, during this time of change and new direction, we thought we’d embrace something that’ll never change: our love of food and the good old fashioned Haggis Recipe. This really is a dish made for the Autumn and Winter seasons as it’s easy to make in the Slow Cooker and is hearty and beautifully warming. Easy Slow Cooker Haggis Recipe Haggis, Neeps and Tatties Ingredients 1 haggis (with natural casing) 400g of Swede and Turnips 500g of Potatoes Butter and/or milk... Read More

National Vegetarian Week - slow cooker vegetable curry recipe 02/09/2019

Easy Autumn Recipes: Gluten Free Chilli Con Carne Recipe

Autumn is here and to celebrate the changing of the leaves, the big coat weather and the increase in knitwear being worn, we have a lush, filling and healthy recipe for Gluten Free Chilli Con Carne that’s easy to make. So, fire up the slow cooker, get the blankets ready and let lazy autumnal days drift by as the house is full of that lush dinner smell.     Ingredients   1 courgette 1 red pepper garlic infused oil 500g beef mince 400g chopped tomatoes 1 tbsp tomato puree 1... Read More


Easy Autumn Recipes: Vegetarian Chilli Con Carne Recipe

Are you looking for lush Vegetarian Autumn Recipes? This Slow Cooker Vegetarian Chilli Con Carne Recipe is easy, delicious and – should you need Traditional, Vegan and Gluten Free alternatives – the ingredients are very interchangeable. A truly perfect Autumn Vegetarian meal, this Chilli Con Carne Recipe is healthy, delicious and easy to make. Great to make in a large batch, you can freeze this Vegetarian Chilli Con Carne and store it in Storage boxes. You can even defrost it on a later date, making your future self extremely grateful, especially on those... Read More

National Burger Day: Falafel Burger Recipe 02/07/2019

National Burger Day: Falafel Burger Recipe

  National Burger Day is coming up, but we are also smack bang in the middle of BBQ season, so here’s a delicious Vegetarian Burger Recipe for you to try. Whether you are in dire need of Vegetarian recipes or would just like to try a meatless burger, our Falafel Burger Recipe is healthy, fresh and perfect to make for either lunch or dinner.     How to make Veggie Burgers: Falafel Flavour   Ingredients A 250g tin of chickpeas 1 medium onion 2 garlic cloves 2 tsp ground coriander... Read More


A list of reasons why you need a Picnic Bag

  Whether you hear the word and think ‘Family Picnic’, ‘Romantic Picnic’ or just a ‘Picnic with friends’, a Picnic Bag is so easy to transport to your chosen dining spot on those sunny Summer days, whoever you’re with. But, do people still picnic? And, if they do, is a Picnic Backpack worth it? Here, we look at the benefits of both picnicking and the Picnic Bag…   Fresh air and exercise Getting out and enjoying the good weather must be the top of everyone’s list when Summer finally shows... Read More

The Champions League Final, a Paella Recipe and British Tomato Week 16/05/2019

British Tomato Week: Traditional Paella Recipe

It may look a bit odd, us posting this perfect paella recipe (a traditional Spanish recipe) for British Tomato Week. But…       Paella Ingredients 3 ½ cups of stock 1 ½  pounds of tomatoes, chopped Salt and black pepper ¼ cup of extra virgin olive oil 1 onion 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1 tablespoon tomato paste 2 teaspoons paprika 2 cups of short-grain rice   How to make a Paella Preheat your oven to 450 degrees. Warm the stock in a pan. Pop the tomatoes in a medium... Read More

National Vegetarian Week - slow cooker vegetable curry recipe 08/05/2019

National Curry Week: Vegetable Curry Recipe (in the slow cooker)

For National Curry Week 2019, we’ve cobbled together a great Vegetable Curry recipe that is delicious, healthy and so so simple to make in the slow cooker. Ingredients 400ml light coconut milk 3 tbsp mild curry paste 2 vegetable stock cubes 2 garlic cloves (sliced) 1 butternut squash, chopped into chunks 1 pepper (chopped and in the colour of your choice) 1 small aubergine (chopped) 160g frozen peas The juice of 1 lime (optional) Naan bread, to serve Method Put the light coconut milk, mild curry paste, vegetable stock cubes,... Read More


National Vegetarian Week: How to cook a Halogen Oven Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie

  It’s National Vegetarian Week and we’re treating you with something of a double: an easy recipe for a great vegetarian shepherd’s pie and a little feature on our Halogen Oven, answering a few questions you may have… Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie Ingredients 3 large potatoes 2 sweet potatoes 2 carrots 2 leeks 6 pieces of broccoli 25g of butter 35g of plain flour 250ml of milk 100g of mature cheddar 2 large tomatoes Spinach Method For the pie: 1. Chop the potatoes into chunks and throw in a large pot... Read More

Baby weaning 07/05/2019

Baby weaning recipes for National Weaning Week

Having a baby is an exciting, emotional and euphoric experience. But, it can also be slightly daunting – particularly if it’s your first child – and some of the day-to-day questions of what you and your baby need are a little confusing.     What you’ve got to remember – whether you’re a new parent or the parent of a new baby – is that this experience is FULL of milestones, such as: The first time you hold your child. The first time they smile at you. The first time... Read More