• Cinnamon Porridge with Peanut Butter

    Three Easy, Quick and Healthy Go To Meals

    During the past five months, going to a PT and working hard to loose weight, I’ve eaten more than before, just the right things. I thought calorie counting and macro managing might be boring and hard but on the contrary I’ve found it really fun and interesting. I like meal prepping and coming up with new combinations of food to match what I’m allowed to eat. During this time, I have found a couple of favourites which I thought I’d share with you. Here are three quick and healthy meals for when I want something easy to make. Breakfast I’ve previously eaten Greek yoghurt, fresh fruit and seeds with a…

  • Christmas treats and drinks

    Christmas Treats for Festive Meets

    It’s less than a week till Christmas! As always, it’s come around quick. I decorated my flat at the beginning of December, in time for the first of advent. I prefer the build up so I want to enjoy the decorations for as long as possible. The biggest part of Christmas is the food and drinks and although I’m not hosting any Christmas parties or gatherings, it’s nice to have some treats and alcoholic drinks available. A Christmas Spin with Gin Normally I would put prosecco and mulled wine at the top of the list for Christmas tipples but this year I’m finding myself drinking gin. Not only because it…

  • Vegan cinnamon swirls

    Vegan Cinnamon Swirls a la Shortbread Style

    When I was tasked to bake something for the work bake-off I had no idea what to make at first. As we have two members in our team who are vegan, I knew I wanted to bake something which they too can eat. Twitter is great when in need of help and through it I discovered Vegan Richa. I had a quick brows through her cake and cookie recipes and was instantly draw not to these vegan cinnamon swirls a la shortbread style. Cinnamon swirls are very popular in Sweden and shortbread in England so I thought it would be the perfect combination seeing I’m now Swenglish (Swedish + English).…

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    Biscuit Baking with JD Williams Stand Mixer

    I love baking but it takes up a lot of time. I prefer baking over cooking as I find it easier to follow a recipe over adding whatever ingredients and amount of it you fancy. Now that I’ve got myself a fancy JD Williams stand mixer* my baking will be easier and hopefully take less time. Over the weekend just gone, I took it for a spin, making citrus biscuits. JD Williams Stand Mixer This is the perfect size stand mixer and it’s so sleek looking so I can have it on display in the kitchen all the time. I don’t have a choice really as I don’t have much…

  • Shortbread Tea Bag Biscuits

    Royal Shortbread Tea Bag Biscuits

    Anyone else having a royal wedding party this weekend? I’m not throwing the party myself (thank goodness) but my friend is and she’s going all out. The invite arrived months ago, all royally themed, including the dress code: anything British. We’ll be drinking Pimms and eating all the typical British food. My assignment for the party, to bake royal shortbread tea bag biscuits. I didn’t think they look that hard to make and they aren’t but it did take me quite a while. So worth it though. If you’re having a party this weekend, I can really recommend making these for a bit of a British novelty. Shortbread Tea Bag…