Vegetarian Sausage Rolls

 

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Ok, heres my easy peasy kinda made it up as I went Sausage Roll recipe!

 

Take 2 medium sweet potatoes and bake in the oven until soft and cooked through.

Remove from the oven and let them cool slightly then cut in half and scoop out the middle into a bowl. Mash up a bit with a fork!

Drain a can of Black beans, (400g) rinse gently, add beans to the sweet potato mash bowl.

ake 2 small red onions and slice thinly sauté onions with olive oil till soft and translucent then mix in 200g baby spinach till just wilted take off the heat and mix into the bowl with sweet potato and beans, add any herbs you feel will work for you, chopped parsley,  coriander, or spring onions, season with salt and pepper, if the mix is quite wet you can add in a 1/2 cup bread crumbs.

 

The best way is to cheat and buy some puff pastry sheets!

crack and egg into a ramekin, roll out your pastry, brush with egg wash, place a fat finger layer of mix on the edge of your pastry roll over quite tight to seal, cut into bite size deliciousness…place on a baking tray and sprinkle with sesame seeds if you wish, or my latest fav the everything bagel mix!

bake in a moderate oven for 15/20 mins until golden and looking yum!

 

Enjoy !

 

any questions please send me a message I’m shit at writing recipes as I’m literally a just wing it kinda gal!

 

Cupcake x

Quinoa Salad

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A few of you have asked for the recipe for this one, you know I’m pretty bad at following along with writing recipes, I’m more of a throw it all together and hope for the best kinda gal, but I’ll try!

 

You’ll Need:

1 Green apple

Juice of 1 lemon

1/2 cup cooked quinoa

1 cup cooked edamame

1/4 cup craisins

pomegranate seeds, as many as you enjoy!

1 radish sliced thinly

chopped parsley, Italian or curly.

Can throw in some fresh mint if you like that too.

 

So while the quinoa was cooking away I chopped up the green apple into small cubes and let it sit in the juice of one lemon, to avoid discolouring but also to add flavour.

to the apple in lemon juice I added the thinly sliced radish, cooked edamame, parsley and craisins along with the pomegranate seeds.

Once the quinoa was cooked and cooled down I tipped all the goodness in and mixed it all around adding a splash of olive oil and salt and pepper to you taste.

Then I put it in my shiny new red bowl for the hungry people to enjoy!

 

Hope that makes sense and works for you. you can change the quantities as they work for you and your size of group that you are feeding, would also work well with farro.

Any questions just shout.

Happy salad days.

Cupcake. x

Chocolate Self Saucing Pudding.

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This tasty treat is  so welcome when we are at sea sailing south.

Not sure if its just me or everyone feels this way but once the boat moves I eat everything I can get my hands on, I blame the fact that it takes more energy for my body to keep balanced in the motion of the ocean! What I do know is the more I eat the better I feel and the better I travel so thats all I need to know!!

Beach body starts once we arrive!!

 

So here is the recipe for this tasty treat, I have no idea where I got the recipe from I want to say Its from what mum used to make for us as kids.

 

your going to need

 

200 g butter

1 1/2 cup sugar

2 eggs

2 tsp vanilla essence

1 1/2 cup plain flour

4 tsp Baking Powder

2 TBSP Cocoa Powder

4 cups Boiling Water

THE SAUCE TOPPING

1 cup brown sugar

2 TBSP cornflour

1/2 cup cocoa

 

What your going to do is take the butter at room temp or just softened and beat with the butter sugar, eggs and vanilla all together until creamy.

Sift in the flour B. P and Cocoa together and fold into wet mix.

Spoon the the mixture into a 6-8 cup dish sprinkle the mixed up sauce topping over the top and then pour the 4 cups of water over the back of a spoon on top.

Bake in  a moderate oven for 35 mins or so until pudding springs back and is looking delicious.

 

Serve with Vanilla ice cream and Enjoy!!

 

Happy days!

cupcake. x