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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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Salted caramel Apple upside down cake recipe

This is an amazing cake recipe for pudding!

Recipe is sourced here


Caramel sauce:

  • 1/2 cup of butter
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 Apples skinned and sliced


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 and 1/2 cup sr flour
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

For the sauce:

Put ingredients in saucepan and stir on a medium heat. It should take about 2/3 minutes to melt and thicken. Pour into your cake tin and layer the Apple slices on top.

Make up the cake batter: cream butter and sugar, add egg and milk, fold in flour and spices. Pour over the apple and caramel layer.

Bake at 160 degrees Celsius for 40 minutes. Take it out and let it cool for 10 minutes and then turn out onto a plate, sprinkle with salt to bring out the salted caramel sauce.

It is really delicious, especially served with custard!!

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