Sunday, 30 December 2007

Friday, 28 December 2007

RECIPE: Chocolate Log

I hope you all had a great Christmas. Todays recipe is a bit late for Christmas, but I am sure you will be able to justify making it:

Sunday, 23 December 2007

RECIPE: Nutty Filo Tarts

These nutty pastries are a great treat for parties or Christmas tea. For the recipe click here:

Saturday, 22 December 2007

RECIPE: Orange Spicy Tarts

Thanks so much for my sister for sending me this recipe. I wouldn't have been able to have time to put something up myself as I am so busy getting everything ready for Christmas.

Thursday, 20 December 2007

RECIPE: MIncemeat Parcel

This is an alternative to Christmas pudding, still full of dried fruit, but covered in spicy pastry.

Wednesday, 19 December 2007

RECIPE: Mincemeat

This is a simple recipe for a moist sugar free mince pie filling:

Tuesday, 18 December 2007

RECIPE: Bread Sauce

This is a vegan way of making traditional bread sauce. It works well on nut roast.

Monday, 17 December 2007

RECIPES: Cinnamon and Orange Biscuits

I made these with my kids today, as they both have Christmas parties to go to tomorrow and I need to provide some vegan food for them to take. I decide to make sweet foods as usually that is the sort of thing that is on offer.

For the full recipe click here:

Sunday, 16 December 2007

RECIPE: Christmas Potatoes

This is a seasonal stir fry of potato, shallot and sprouts.

For the full recipe click here:

Friday, 14 December 2007

RECIPE: Christmas Toast

The recipe is early today as the photo for the recipe yesterday didn't come out at all so I couldn't put it up.
This recipe is for Christmas toasts. There are loads of different ways you can decorate toast to make it look festive, and it is something the kids will love to help out with. Here is how I did mine:

Wednesday, 12 December 2007

RECIPE: Spicy Orange Cakes

This is a lovely way to make a chocolate topped cake a bit more seasonal.

Tuesday, 11 December 2007

RECIPE: Christmas Fruit Platter

This idea will give a more festive feel to the fruit platter at your Christmas buffet table.

For the recipe and lots of other Christmas food ideas click here:

Monday, 10 December 2007

RECIPE: Curried Parsnip Bites

This recipe would be suitable for a Christmas day starter, or a way to use up left over parsnips from your Christmas dinner.

Sunday, 9 December 2007

RECIPE: Fruit Christmas Tree

I made this fruit salad for my daughters birthday party today and everyone was really impressed and it was eaten within minutes. I did consider decorating the tree with some smaller red grapes to look like baubals and red apple peel to look like tinsel, but in the end I thought the green tree looked nice on its own. Click here for the recipe:

Saturday, 8 December 2007

RECIPE: Parsnip Soup

This could be used as a starter for Christmas day, or to use up parsnips you have left over after Christmas.

Friday, 7 December 2007

RECIPE: Seasonal Mushroom Canapes

Ok, so this is a bit of a cheat of a Christmas recipe as the only seasonal thing about it is the colour of the herbs and paprika on the top. However I sneaked it in as its really tasty and works well hot or cold on a Christmas buffet or equally can be used as a starter on Christmas day.
Here is the recipe:

Apologies again for the photo, I am working on it!!

Thursday, 6 December 2007

RECIPE: Christmas Popcorn

This is great fun to do with the kids and will brighten up any Christmas buffet table.

For the recipe click here:

Apologies for the quality of the photos on the site at the moment, I am hoping that Father Christmas will bring me a new camera card as I'm having to borrow another camera as mine is lost.

Wednesday, 5 December 2007

RECIPE: Christmas Tree Crackers

These are great for a Christmas themed buffet or a children's party.

Click here to find out how to make them:

Tuesday, 4 December 2007

RECIPE: Star Shaped Rice Crispy Cakes

I made these today with my 2 year old and she loved making them and eating them afterwards! The only problem we had was that our cookie cutters were tiny so they didn't hold their shape very well, so bigger ones would be better.

For the recipe click here:

Monday, 3 December 2007

RECIPE: Seasonal Mushroom Puffs

These are a great idea for Christmas day. They go nicely with a roast and gravy. They are tasty and a real treat.

Sunday, 2 December 2007

RECIPE: Bittersweet Cranberry Sauce

This sauce is sweet with a bitter aftertaste, ideal with very sweet desserts or to put on a nut roast. The advantage of it over other cranberry sauces is that it doesn't have sugar or artificial sweetners in it.

For the recipe click here:

Saturday, 1 December 2007

RECIPE: Walnuts and Shallots

This simple stir fry is a mixture of shallots, walnuts, sprouts and mushrooms. It is a lovely seasonal dish and tastes great especially if you use fresh ingredients.