Monday, 24 November 2014

Chocolate Covered Pomegranate Treats

A bejewelled Christmas treat, these chocolate covered pomegranates are really simple to make and make a gorgeous chocolatey treat for nibbling on while you watch your favourite Christmas film.






Ingredients  Makes 12

1 large pomegranate
300g dark chocolate
12 paper cake cases

Remove all the pomegranate seeds from the skin discarding all the yellow pith.
Melt the chocolate using a microwave or bain marie.
Mix the pomegranate and the chocolate together.
Divide the mix between 12 paper cake cases.
Chill in the fridge until set, this will take at least an hour.


What's you favourite snack when watching Christmas movies?



Sunday, 23 November 2014

Ham Hock Soup

Ham hock is the pork knuckle joint and this soup is perfect for using up leftovers after a roast.
When roasting I sprinkle the joint with fennel seeds and serve it with red cabbage and roast potatoes. There is always a lot of meat left on the bone which makes it perfect for creamy ham soup.





Ingredients Serves 4
A medium onion
1 litre vegetable stock
100g yellow split peas
A diced carrot
1 stick of celery diced
A diced clove of garlic
Leftover ham hock



Fry the diced onion in a little oil.
Add the ham hock bone, the stock and the remaining ingredients.
Simmer for an hour.
Remove the ham hock bone from the soup.
Pull any remaining meat off the bone and return it to the soup.
Serve with fresh crusty bread.



This soup can also be frozen.

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Homemade: Foodie Feels

I'm a sucker for a homemade gifts, they are my favourite kind of gift because I truly appreciate all the love and effort that went into them. This jar of home grown green tomato chutney was meant to be saved for closer to Christmas but I just had to try a little bit, it's amazing! Couple the chutney with Trevor's homemade luscious burgers and buns and you've got yourself a feast full of love.





Which homemade gifts make you swoon?


What's Foodie Feels?










Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Shrewsbury Chocolate Festival

This weekend we attended the much anticipated Shrewsbury Chocolate festival.







What's your favourite type of chocolate?

Sunday, 16 November 2014

7 Prep Ahead Healthy Snacks

I'm the worst for grazing between meals and I'm usually reaching for junk food. Every Sunday I read the Lean Green Bean food prep posts and think I need to do that for snacks. Only, I never seem to get around to doing it.
This week I've been sorting through containers and it turns out that I have quite an assortment of snack suitable tubs. There have been occasions when "What will I put the prepared snacks in?" has been an excuse (a weak excuse) not to make them. Yes, in reality I could have just wrapped them up in cling film or popped them into a resealable bag.

All of the food I already had tucked away in the cupboards but most of it I would use in baking and not opt for it as a snack unless I had portioned it all out like I did this week.



A week of healthy snacks



What snacks did I prepare this week?
Apple crisps
Baked sweet potato
Hard boiled eggs
Chia seed pudding, one vanilla and one with raspberries
Cucumber slices with mint and olive oil
Dates
Almonds



Do you prepare any foods in advance at the start of the week?

Monday, 27 October 2014

Candy Japan Review

A box full of Japanese sweets delivered to your door, this box of Japanese candy was something really different. Which sweet from the box would you most like to try?




Candy Japan sent me this box for review, all opinions are my own.
Family Fever

Sunday, 26 October 2014

South West England Foodie Road Trip vlogs

We've been away on holiday, a whistle stop tour of Cornwall and then on to Bristol. It was a rainy week but we had a great time and ate and ate and then ate so more!




We were away for five days and I filmed a video each day. Where in the UK would you like to visit?