I’m a real fan of cooking food from scratch. Firstly, it is usually cheaper. Secondly, it is usually healthier too. These are a winning combination for me and often what motivates me to get off my backside and make something tasty for dinner. While getting a takeaway is a nice treat I don’t always want to feed my family unhealthy food and this is where my airfryer sweet potato fries come in. They are a nice compromise between fried chips and being healthier. My airfryer sweet potato fries take just a few minutes to prepare and they are pretty tasty too.
When we have guests in our home I love to offer them a snack that is homemade. I’m not always time rich these days so I love that these cheese straws can be prepared the night before, and baked fresh just before the guests arrive. Or even when they are here. I love to cook, but when I’m short on time I want to feel like I’ve still made an effort for my guests without spending a long time in the kitchen.
These cheese straws are the perfect party food that you can prepare in next to no time and for well under £2!
Bread is life. In our house at least. Any meal where I serve bread alongside it is always going to go down well with my husband. That effect is ramped up more when it is tear & share bread. Who doesn’t enjoy food that you can tear apart with your hands?! I’ve had a *Panasonic SD2501 breadmaker for a few years now. It is super versatile and makes much more than just bread. Cakes and jam for example. I love that I can be lazy and use it to mix up a dough while I take care of housework or online work. This tear & share bread is one such item that I make regularly. It keeps for a few days after it has been baked, at least, and freezes really well also. Scroll down near the end to see a printable recipe card for my tear & share bread.
At the end of last year my husband and I tried a Gousto box for the first time. Gousto is an online company that will pick and pack the ingredients you need for an agreed recipe. The items are then sent out to you, by courier, and you can work through the recipe cards provided.
We have already received a box previously and you can read my post about that box here.
Gousto Review box 2 – what was inside the box
Firstly this is what the box will look like when it arrives.
Recently we were fortunate enough to receive a nice batch of parsnips from someone at our allotment site. Because I hate waste I set to work thinking of ways to use them up. I decided upon a soup and a few batches of airfryer parsnips ready for roasting alongside roast dinners. Scroll down to see my spicy parsnip soup recipe.