Video: Cheat’s Healthy Cheese and Onion Pasties

Cheat's healthy cheese and onion pasties

These cheat’s healthy cheese and onion pasties are absolutely delicious, basically a modern marvel, and so much healthier than the real thing you won’t feel guilty about eating five. Intrigued? Wait until you hear how we do it.

The main problem with a pasty, AKA one of the most delicious foods you can buy on an average high street which is fully contained within its own wrapper, is the pastry. It’s full of calories, most of them contained in the braided crust alone. So what can you do about that? Well, the answer is to take the pastry away – and replace it with the far healthier tortilla.  read more

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Video: Savoury Pancakes with Cheesy Beans

Savoury pancakes with cheesy beans

Everybody loves pancakes, right? For some reason this week we just craved some savoury pancakes. It didn’t take long before a recipe came to mind, and these cheesy bean monsters were born. 

They are an absolute joy to behold, and pretty easy to make, too. It would be pretty easy to make these vegan – just choose vegan cheese – or gluten free – with an alternative type of flour. They’re very versatile and honestly won’t take long to get the hang of. And no, you don’t have to flip them in the air if you’re not feeling brave enough! read more

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Video: Mexican Tortilla Boats

Mexican tortilla boats

When we found these little tortilla bowls in the supermarket, we decided they were perfect for turning our usual Mexican bowls into something a little more jaunty. We came up with these Mexican tortilla boats, based on the shape of the bowls and what they brought to mind! read more

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Video: Cheesy Gnocchi and Sausage Bake

Gnocchi and sausage bake

Have we gone a bit ricotta mad? Maybe so, but with good reason. It’s back this week as an ingredient in our cheesy gnocchi and sausage bake, which is a great take on our favourite type of pasta.

You can make your own gnocchi using our recipe, but if you’re feeling lazy, you can just buy a pack from the supermarket to get you started. We won’t judge – we did the same when preparing this dish. read more

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Recipe Review: Deliciously Ella Black Bean Burgers

This week we’re looking at a recipe from another blog! We love the Deliciously Ella cookbooks and have both the first one and Every Day sitting proudly on our shelf. Of course, whenever we see a veggie burger recipe we get excited, and we just have to try it. This recipe is for the black bean burgers, which can be found in Every Day.  read more

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Video: Spinach and ricotta wraps

Spinach and ricotta wraps

We’re back with another new recipe! This week it’s our spinach and ricotta wraps, which we’ve spent a few weeks perfecting. It doesn’t hurt that the filling is so yummy, you might just want to eat it by itself.

This is of course based on the traditional spinach and ricotta cannelloni, though with our own take on things. I’ve personally never been a fan of the tomato sauce that is used as a based for the recipe. Instead, we’ve included our own nod to that by adding fresh cherry tomatoes to the filling, and letting the main sauce do all of the talking. read more

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Video: Chinese Spaghetti

Chinese spaghetti

We LOVE putting two cuisines together, and today’s Chinese spaghetti is a perfect example of that. We wanted to do something that combined Italian and Chinese influences to give us a new dish, and this is what we came up with. Spaghetti by look, Chinese by flavour. read more

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Video: Italian Quesadillas

We’re loving the fusion theme at the moment, and so these Italian quesadillas came to mind. We started with the basic idea of the Insalata Caprese: a salad which is meant to represent the colours of the Italian flag. Red tomatoes, white mozzarella, and green basil are a staple of this dish. read more

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Video: Enchiladas With Sauce

Regular readers know we love Mexican food, so when it came to making these enchiladas, we wanted to make them super special. Rather than using a pre-made sauce or even following a recipe, we decided to come up with our own.

Our video shows you how to make the full recipe, but you can change up the enchiladas and their fillings as much as you like. This week we’re all about the sauce! read more

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Video: Mexican Bowl

Mexican bowls

This week we’re sharing one of our all-time perennial favourites. The Mexican bowl is pretty much a staple of our diet: it’s easy to make, tastes fantastic, and is also very satisfying without being too unhealthy.

There’s a lot of components to the bowl that you can mix and match as you like. We always have home-made nachos to start with around the edge. This time we’ve added a black bean mix to the middle, but there are other possibilities too. read more

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