Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Spiffing Spinach and Ricotta Pie!

Hiya! So here is a first for me on the blog, my first healthy dish, with no chocolate involved whatsoever! This lovely pie is full of flavour and light on the calories. The pie is supposed to be made with Filo pastry to make it extra healthy, however, where I live it is impossible to find this type of pastry so I had to use puff (not as healthy but just as tasty!). I will include a link to the recipe at the end of this post, it's from BBC Good Food. This lovely little pie was introduced to me by a good friend. It is wonderful as a vegetarian pie but I added some bacon lardons into the mix as my family are real meat-eaters. It made me feel all warm and cosy inside, I think this is due to the nutmeg which stirs up memories of Christmas drinks on cosy coffee shop evenings in winter :) just perfect!

Hope you enjoy giving this a go and it stirs up wonderful feelings for you too. Is there any food for you that brings up memories, happy or sad?

Rachael xx

Eggtastic Easter Cookies!

Hey peeps! Firstly I have to apologise for the major holiday from the blog. Some pretty major things have been happening in my life. I've been swamped with huge end of year essays( all done now phew!). But the biggest thing that has happened is I'm ENGAGED!!!!Aaah I will be getting married next year and I'm so excited. Here's a wee picture of my lovely fiancée and I :).

It's a big change but I am so happy with him :).
So... on to business some wonderful little Easter cookies I made for the holidays. Here are a few pictures of them, I promise I will work on my foodie photography for you guys.

These little delights are taken from the Great British Bake Off book, another Mary Berry creation yet again :). The recipe called for chocolate chunks but seeing as it was Easter I thought some mini eggs would be appropriate. Oh and they were, these cookies were delish! I recommend giving them a try, they would be perfect for kids as they are colourful,tasty and extremely easy to make.

I am going to try and blog more often, and I have healthy treats coming up soon (for a change!). Along with all the usual chocolatey sweet goodness. So stay tuned kids ;)and keep baking.

Rachael xx