RECIPE | COTTAGE PIE

Time for my monthly recipe, featuring some of my favourite comfort food perfect for after a day outside in the countryside. This month I’m sharing my recipe for Cottage Pie, a very British dish with beef mince, loads of veggies, and topped with mashed potato. Cottage Pie is one of those things that can be

RECIPE | CORNED BEEF HASH

A hash, in my house, is a meal we will have when we have a random selection of leftovers to use up. Otherwise known as a “pile of slop”, it’s a meal eaten from a bowl served with either some gorgeous warm bread or a couple of Yorkshire puddings. It really is the definition of

RECIPE | CURRIED ROASTED PARSNIP SOUP

If my currently loving post is me pretending to be a lifestyle blogger once a month, then the re-introduction of my regular recipe series is me pretending to be a food blogger. I do think there is space on Splodz Blogz for food. I mean, every outdoors lover enjoys eating… it’s not that tenuous! You always seem

Recipe | My Carrot Soup

I’m giving in to another recipe request here on Splodz Blogz. I hope my outdoor loving friends don’t mind too much – who doesn’t like a nice bowl of steaming soup when they come in from a great day on the trails? This is my home made carrot soup recipe, a firm favourite in our house that I’ve

Recipe | Enough Veggie Chilli for a Week

There is something about leftovers that warms the heart. You put effort into a meal on one day, and the following day reap the benefit of your hard work with a quick stir of a wooden spoon in a pan or a whirr in the microwave. And the meal even tastes better on the second day. It’s brilliant.  Now

Recipe | Melt in the Mouth Rocky Road

This post is me keeping a promise made to some friends before Christmas, after a couple of successful batches of the simple sweet treat that is rocky road. If you’re not sure what this is, consider a pile of tasty treats coated in chocolate and left to set in the fridge – that’s basically it.

Recipe | Lemon and White Chocolate Truffles

Fancy making something indulgent to share at a Christmas or New Year party this month? Here’s an idea – these are lovely little lemon and white chocolate truffles made with Rachel’s yogurt. Yes that’s right – yogurt – and lemon flavoured yogurt at that.  The recipe, which was sent to me by Rachel’s, is very simple.

Recipe | Slow Cooker Mexican Chipotle Stew

November. Autumn turning into winter, short days and dark evenings. This can only mean one thing… time for comfort food. And to me this means it’s slow cooker time! So if you are one of those people who put your slow cooker away for the summer it’s time to climb into the loft and retrieve

Recipe | Pomegranate Glazed Turkey

Since I posted about my mini Thanksgiving feast I’ve been asked a number of times for the recipe. And seeing as Turkey will be the meat of choice in most households towards the end of this week I figured I should just give in to pressure. The recipe actually takes inspiration from a number of online recipe sites. I often

Smoothies for Breakfast: Recipe Ideas Wanted

I’ve had my Breville Blend-Active for a little while now, a couple of months perhaps, and I love it. I bought it after seeing lots of the people I follow on twitter and instagram using them and I was a bit jealous of how healthy they were being. It cost me £20 from Asda (also

Recipe | Cauliflower Rice… “Caulirice”

After the success of Courgetti, a vegetable alternative to pasta that has become a regular feature of mealtimes in our house, this week I decided to try another similar alternative. Cauliflower rice – or “caulirice” – is a low calorie and gluten free alternative to rice that can be used to accompany meals wherever you

Recipe | Chicken and Chorizo Rice Bowl

This is a very simple recipe ideal for mid-week and when you might have left overs hanging about. It’s a “dry” rice dish (unlike risotto which is often quite wet) that uses the paprika oil that comes from cooking chorizo to moisten the food. It takes just a few minutes to prepare and cook, and