Recipe | Gammon Risotto

Risottos are one of my mid-week “go to” meals. They are simple, fairly quick, and only use one pan. They are also pretty healthy when you cook them this way… Ok so I admit this is probably not a proper risotto – there is no cream, no butter, not even any crème fraiche. In fact I don’t

Review: Gousto

I have often posted on Splodz Blogz about how mid week meals need to be quick and easy. I’ve mentioned that I will often resort to jars of sauce or packet mixes to make things quick, although I do love to cook things from scratch and find that very satisfying. Gousto is a fairly new

Knorr Stock Pots (Bzz Review)

I am a BzzAgent and this is a Bzz Review…  I was recently invited to take part in a new Bzz campaign for Knorr Stock Pots – I was sent a selection of the Stock Pots to try at home along with some vouchers to share with friends. Like many people, I don’t have time

Snap Happy: 21st September

Firsts – This evening I am cooking with a Knorr Stock Pot (a vegetable one) for the first time. Using it to make the stock for our risotto. (I should add I’m trying out Knorr Stock Pots as a Bzz Agent – #KnorrStockPots #gotitfree http://u.bzz.com/3yemt )


I was introduced to the idea of Spelt and Speltotto thanks to my recent Flavr Box review. I decided this new-to-me-food was worth a post all of its own because everyone else I’ve spoken to about it hadn’t heard of it either. Spelt is a gluten-grain with a rich nutty flavor that can be used in

Capricorn Challenge – Chicken and Goats Cheese Risotto

Just look what was delivered a few days ago… …yes, that’s a large wicker hamper – and it was heavy… …it was full of lovely ingredients for the fridge and store cupboard. Wow. This was all because I had a conversation with a goat. I didn’t even know goats could type. I mean, I know horses

The Biggest Loser Cookbook

I don’t mind admitting that I’m a big fan of the television series The Biggest Loser. I also don’t mind admitting that I find the USA and Australian versions much more enjoyable than the UK one. The UK series seems somehow muted, a bit half hearted, when you compare them to its overseas counterparts. But

Pangrattato (Toasted Breadcrumbs!)

Ever thought that pasta bake lacks a bit of crunch? These are Sacla Pangrattato – toasted breadcrumbs with a whole load of flavour.  I was sent a couple of pots to try out – a fiery chilli one and a garlic and herb one.  They are designed to sprinkle over pasta and potato dishes before