Blogmas 2017 Day 17: Chocolate Orange Brownies!

Hello, hello, hello! Today I’m going to share with you how I make my chocolate orange brownies. I made these last year and posted a picture on my Instagram, and lot’s of people said that I should write a blogpost on them! So, I’ve waited a WHOLE year to bring you my chocolate orange brownie recipe, adapted from a recipe from BBC Good Food. 

Ingredients to make 26ish Brownies:

  • 400g butter
  • 400g dark chocolate
  • 4 tablespoons of orange flavouring
  • 8 large eggs
  • 700g caster sugar
  • 200g plain flour
  • 100g cocoa powder
  • 200g Terry’s Chocolate Orange


Step 1

Preheat oven to 180c/160c fan.

Step 2

Put butter, dark chocolate and orange flavouring into a saucepan and melt gently over a low heat.

Step 3

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Loaded Scrambled Eggs On Toast Recipe 

img_1423.jpgEver since I decided to eat a little healthier, breakfast is quickly becoming my favourite meal of the day. And, with the ever growing phenomenon of brunch, scrambled eggs are becoming more and more popular! Here’s a recipe that I’ve created (yep, I made it up) for those days when you have the time to make something a little fancy!


  • 2 Kale Leaves
  • 1 1/2 handfuls of spinach
  • Soy sauce
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 slices of brown bread
  • 100ml milk
  • Cooking oil (I use coconut)
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 pinch water cress (optional)
  • 1 heaped tbsp garlic and herb Philadelphia (optional)

Ok, this sounds like a lot of ingredients, but this is a super simple recipe, trust me! Plus, it means that you can have 3 of your 5 a day at breakfast!

Step 1

Roughly chop kale and spinach. Fry in a pan on a medium heat for around 5 minutes (or until it has shrunk but still maintained crispness) Continue reading “Loaded Scrambled Eggs On Toast Recipe “


Cooking with ‘One Pound Meals’ by Miguel Barclay!


So today I’ve got a little review of a cook book. I know. It is not like me to review a cook book! But, Zack bought us this a few weeks ago and we have used it every day since! Plus, I asked on Instagram if you would like a review and a few of you said yes, so here we are.

Anyway, ‘One Pound Meals’ is a cook book by Miguel Barclay, who is an Instagram chef, so the photos are bloody lovely! The essential idea behind the book is that each portion of the meal costs £1 or less, so me and Zack could effectively make two meals from the book and have only spent £1 each. The way it works is that a lot of the recipes use similar/the same ingredients therefore there’s no need to spend lots of money on lots of different herbs and spices and ingredients. But this is perfect for us! Mainly because I am a vegetarian and I am pretty fussy, but Zack really loves his food, so sometimes we want to eat at the same time but eat different things but we struggle with portions. However, this book gives the amounts of ingredients for ONE meal! So no having to work out the quantities, which means less maths!

So, yeah, this book is perfect for us which we sort of knew when we bought it, and that was also the reason we bought it. But, obviously we didn’t know what to expect from the actual dishes and recipes themselves. We’ve, between us, probably tried about a third of the recipes in the book now, and I can honestly say they are so delicious! Every single one has tasted amazing.

My favourites so far have been the butternut squash risotto, mushroom gnocchi, chow mien (without the chicken) and the hummus and flat bread! They have all been just so yummy, and I can honestly say they’ve made me look forward to cooking each day.

The recipes are unbelievably easy to follow, and I have absolutely zero cooking experience but even I can say that! All of the steps are simple, and I don’t think any of the recipes have taken me longer than an hour to complete, so pretty quick too!

As well as just the recipes themselves, this book has taught me so many basic kitchen/cooking skills that I lacked. And it has also given me a newfound confidence in the kitchen. For example, I made a flat bread yesterday! Yup, I MADE a flat bread and it was easy as hell but if this book hadn’t prompted me too, I would never have tried as I would have just deemed it too difficult for my limited skills.

I’ve been surprised again and again by what I CAN actually do, and I haven’t looked at a pack of super noodles in weeks!

As I’m more comfortable with the recipes now, I’ve been branching out a little from the book. I’ve also become confident in adjusting the recipes slightly to suit what we currently have in the cupboard, or what we like the most!

I’m now making my own flatbreads, hummus, sauces, and for the first time in my life I am enjoying cooking dinner every night. Also, when I mentioned this book on my Instagram story, Miguel replied (which I did NOT expect at all!) and he was so lovely, so it makes me even happier that I’m enjoying his book so much!

Miguel’s original ‘One Pound Meals’ book is on amazon at the moment for half price (£7.49) which you can buy HERE. It is also available to buy on Asos for £5.50, but these keep selling out very quick! I don’t know when you’ll read this, but as I am writing this, it is actually the publishing day of Miguel’s 2nd book, ‘Fast and Fresh One Pound Meals’! I can’t say whether this is as good as the first yet, as I’ve only ordered it this morning from Amazon, but I’m sure it will be! You can check out the second book HERE.

And, that’s about it for this post! Have you ever heard of Miguel? If not, I’d definitely recommend following him on Instagram as he is so up to date with current trends and he turns them into food, it’s amazing! #MuggyMikePasta

Let me know in the comments if this book sounds interesting, and what your cooking skills are like!

That’s all for now!








*All of the links provided are not affiliate links. I have provided both Amazon and Asos so that you can choose which one you wish to order from.
All images sourced from One Pound Meals Instagram Page because my photos will never be as pretty as Miguel's.

Let’s Bake! Banana Bread Cupcakes!


Today is my first ever recipe post! (Well, for food anyway. I do have cocktail recipes on here!). And, I just had to do this, because I have been seeing banana bread EV-ER-Y-WHERE at the moment! The banana loaf has been taking over blogs, YouTube channels, and Instagram feeds, so I just had to try it!

However, I decided to add a little twist to my loaf and to use a loaf recipe, but for cupcakes! This was partly because I didn’t have a loaf tin, and partly because cupcakes are just so much more convenient (or I think so anyway!).

Okay, let’s go!


  • 140g butter
  • 140g caster sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 140g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 very ripe bananas
  • handful dried banana chips, for decoration (or recipe to make your own within this post!).

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4 Quick and Easy Summer Cocktails!

Hello there!

This is a blog post I have wanted to write for so so so long, but I knew I needed to try out a few recipes first! However, I’m FINALLY bringing you some quick and easy cocktails using ingredients you probably have lying around (or can grab from a quick trip to Asda). Without further ado, here’s 4 cocktails that (I think) I have made up, but I love!

Please do not attempt to recreate these cocktails if you are under the age of 18 as they contain alcohol. 

I made all of these cocktails in a measuring jug as that made the measurements quick and easy! They make 2 good sized drinks 🍹. 

  • Pink Lemonade Bellini

2-3 handfuls of ice

3 shots peach schnapps

4 shots prosecco

Fill up to 600ml with pomegranate and elderflower sparkling presse (I used bottle green!) 

  • Mermaid Blue Lagoon

2-3 handfuls of ice

2 shots bols blue curaçao 

2 shots coconut rum

Fill up to 700ml with lemonade

  • Tropical Sunset

2-3 handfuls ice

3 shots prosecco

1 shot peach schnapps 

1 shot coconut rum

Fill up to 700ml with lemonade

  • Black Forrest 

2-3 handfuls of ice

200 ml pomegranate and elderflower sparkling presse (I used bottle green!) 

3 shots wkd

1 shot bols blue curaçao 

2 shots vodka 

Fill up to 700ml with lemonade

200 ml apple and blackberry juice

So there we have it, my first ever cocktail post! I hope you’ve enjoyed reading, and let me know in the comments if you recreate any of them!



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