How To Cook The Perfect Christmas Turkey with Iceland

Iceland Foods - Perfect Christmas - Slimming World

Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a total Iceland convert, trust me it comes up a lot in conversation, and this Christmas I fully plan to fill my table with lots of goodies from Iceland – specifically their Luxury Range! Given my ‘Iceland fan girl’ status, you can understand how excited I was to be invited up for a Christmas extravaganza at Iceland’s test kitchen where their food guru Neil Nugent showcased many of the wonderful things they have in store this festive season and gave us some very good tips on how to host the perfect Christmas…including some very useful turkey cooking tips with I’ll share below!  Continue Reading…


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Roasted Garlic & Rosemary Brussels Sprouts

Roasted - Garlic & Rosemary - Brussels Sprouts

It’s nearly Christmas and I’m so excited! This time of year is my favourite, for the food, the family gatherings, the gift giving and the amazing atmosphere everywhere you go! This year I’m particularly excited as we’re hosting Christmas for some of our extended family, which means we’ve got about 14 people for Christmas dinner. For some this might sound like a nightmare, but for me, it’s just more excuse to test recipes and cook the perfect Christmas dinner! These Roasted Garlic & Rosemary Brussels Sprouts are my latest recipe in preparation for the big day! 

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Healthy Gluten Free Gingerbread Doughnuts

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If you adore gingerbread men but want something a little healthier, then these Gluten Free Gingerbread Doughnuts are the perfect Christmas treat for you! Oven baked, they make a fantastic alternative to unhealthy fried doughnuts, and they’re packed with sensational Christmas flavours to keep you feeling festive. They’re even topped with a light cream cheese icing, helping to keep them low fat whilst remaining super tasty!  Continue Reading…


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Basement Bakehouse Christmas Gift Guide 2017

Christmas Gift Guide

Christmas is right around the corner, and if like me, you’re still looking for the perfect gifts and stocking fillers this should help! Every year I put together a Christmas gift guide of some of my favourite things from around the web, some of which I’ve been sent to try out and some of which I haven’t! Take a look, get shopping and get Christmas sorted! Scroll down to find sections ‘For Him’, ‘For Her’, ‘For Foodies’ and ‘For Kids’ in this year’s Christmas Gift Guide.  Continue Reading…


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Skinny Cranberry Margarita

Skinny Cranberry Margarita - Healthy - Slimming World - Low Sugar

Right now, life is all about festive planning! There are presents to be purchased, meals to plan, friends to see, cards to write and parties to host…so if you’re trying to do all that (and more) without going too far off the diet wagon then this Skinny Cranberry Margarita is for you! Whilst I’m not going to sit here and tell you that knocking back some festive cocktails is ‘healthy’, I can assure you that going the extra mile to make your cocktails that bit more healthy can make a difference…and trust me it doesn’t kill the buzz!  Continue Reading…


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Festive Party Food From Iceland Foods

Party Food From Iceland Foods

Party season is in full swing right now and whether you’re hosting an intimate dinner party or a festive bonanza for the whole office, you will always need to lay on a spread. One of the age-old conundrums when hosting a party, is how much time do you spend in the kitchen whilst your guests mill around? Well, with party food from Iceland, specifically from their amazing Luxury Range, the question simply doesn’t arise!  Continue Reading…


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Best Ever Spinach, Carrot & Leek Soup

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I don’t know about you, but for me soup and winter go hand in hand. The minute the weather gets colder I’m straight into the kitchen, blitzing up all manner of different ingredients to test out new and exciting soup flavours to keep me warm and interested on these long cold days! This Spinach, Carrot & Leek Soup was the result of one of my recent meal prepping days, and man does it taste good!  Continue Reading…


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Healthy 20 Minute Creamy Cajun Spiced Pork

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One of my favourite ever recipes is my Syn Free Cajun Chicken Pasta, and it just happens to be the most popular recipe I’ve ever created. This got me thinking about what other Cajun recipes I could get to making (I’ve since made a few) and this delicious Creamy Cajun Spiced Pork is definitely one to compete against the Cajun Chicken Pasta! With a creamy sauce, tender strips of pork, loads of delicious veggies and steamed white rice it really couldn’t be any more delicious…the best part is, it’s healthy too!  Continue Reading…


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Slimming World KFC Double Down Burger

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock in recent weeks, you’ll have seen that KFC have launched the Double Down Burger into the UK. Inevitably, as it’s only in stores for a limited time only, everyone seemed to go crazy for it and if I’m totally honest I went out and bought one…purely for research purposes…honestly 😉 Anyway, having tried it for myself and confirmed that yes, bacon and BBQ sauce sandwiched between two fried pieces of chicken is as good as it sounds, I decided to help myself avoid any future trips down fast food alley and create this Slimming World KFC Double Down Burger as a healthy and delicious alternative for any slimmers out there!  Continue Reading…


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