food · Recipes

Fruit muffin recipe

We hit the local market this week and came away with a selection of really cheap fruit, so I decided to turn them into various flavours of fruit muffins, we had pineapple, blueberry, raspberry but would work well with strawberry, peach, Apple…anything really!

  • 110g butter
  • 250g plain flour
  • 250g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 125ml milk
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • White Chocolate

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Easy lamb biryani | #foodiefriday 

This recipe is courtesy of Gousto

Gousto recommended serving for this recipe is good for 2 people but it’s actually generous and will stretch up to 3-4 people.


Ingredients :

  • 1 onion
  • 150g fragrant basmati rice
  • 30g sultanas
  • 1 chicken stock cube
  • 1 tbsp rich tomato sauce
  • 200g British lamb mince
  • 120g organic natural yoghurt
  • 1 tbsp curry powder
  • 80g fine green beans

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Gousto Review, fresh recipe delivery box

I had heard about these fresh ingredients delivery boxes and had fancied trying one for ages. So when Tornado contacted me and offered me one to try I was really excited.

My children are fussy eaters and I often end up eating their boring children’s food, so it was really nice to have 2 days this week where we had “adult” food. But more importantly the recipes didn’t need loads of prep time and weren’t so complicated that I couldn’t help the kids with their homework while I cooked.


The box was delivered to my “safe place” because I wasn’t home, they carefully wrap the cold items with freezer packs and sheeps wool to keep it cold for several hours if you are out at the time of delivery:


The sheeps wool is a bit stinky, but it is environmentally friendly.

The selection of recipes to choose from is not huge (22 recipes) but there is a nice selection and changes frequently. I chose the Mushroom Dal with Coriander Chutney and Lemon Pepper Chicken with Tosemary Potatoes, but it was difficult making the decision there were 4 or 5 top contenders.

Neither recipe took over 45 minutes to make and both were surprisingly easy, my husband even made the Lemon Pepper Chicken while I was out, so it must be easy.

Both meals were delicious! The curry had lots of flavour and was juicy enough to have with rice and Naan Bread and the lemon chicken was amazingly flavoursome. They were really impressive recipes.

I was surprised how well priced they were as well, the 2 person box (with ingredients for 2 recipes) is just £27.49, which works out as £6.87 per serving, or it works out cheaper per serving if you increase it to 3 or 4 recipes, and even cheaper per serving if you use the family box (2 adults, 2/3 children) but personally my children are not adventurous enough to try these recipes.

We have a special offer code for you: enter TORNADO for a £40 discount spread on the first and second orders. 

*note: Gousto box was provided free in exchange for a review. This does not effect my opinion and all words are my own.

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food · Goodwill

Big Brekkie Fundraising for refugees

Personally I am Atheist, I know Epril was raised with religion and still visits church, but I have been raised with science as my belief. However, when I heard about this fundraiser I just had to get involved.

The news is full of pictures of war and refugees fleeing their homes, all these thousands of people are homeless and without food. The least we can do is run a fundraiser or attend one and try to get some money together to get them some food.

See their video here

If you would like to host an event sign up here. 

Just a few hundred pounds can purchase fridges for a refugee camp and help to feed hundreds. It really is a project to get behind.