Roasted sweet potatoes with honey and balsamic

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These roasted sweet potatoes are amazingly easy and sooo tasty! It’s a nice alternative to mashed sweet potatoes in the christmas table. They’re sweet and yet the balsamic creates a nice balance. They also have spices so they do have a strong christmas feel to them ūüôā Hope you enjoy them! Continue reading Roasted sweet potatoes with honey and balsamic

Christmas cookies

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I must say that, in general, my experience decorating cookies hasn’t been very good. One of the main reasons is because I’m really impatient (“uh…. that should work”) and the other reason is that I didn’t know some tips that are very useful to get rid of the urge to toss the tray of cookies in the bin. Continue reading Christmas cookies

Gingerbread loaf

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There’s nothing like receiving a gingerbread cake or loaf in December! You open it and off comes the smell of spices. Imagine now that you’re at come, and the smell¬†coming from the oven fills¬†your whooooole house with the scent of Christmas. Nothing compares to it :). I recommend that you always make a double recipe so you can give one to someone else and keep the other ūüėÄ Continue reading Gingerbread loaf

Christmas turkey with gravy

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In my house, if there’s something¬†that can’t be missing on our Christmas dinner is turkey. If someone even dares to say maybe we could have chicken, pork, beef, duck, or tofu, he or she is going to endure¬†the worse hatred looks on planet Earth. With time, my mom perfected her turkey method, and if I’m honest I do love her turkey. A closer version to hers in last year’s turkey recipe. The recipe I bring you today mixes my mom’s best practices ¬†mixed with flavours that I like (mainly herbs). The skin is golden and the meat extremely moist. I bring you allll the tips and tricks you need to know down in this post, so I recommend you give it a good read before starting.¬† Continue reading Christmas turkey with gravy

Cranberries, pecans and almonds rice pilaf

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Welcome to my first¬†Christmas Special 2016 post! I LOVE Christmas; when December arriver and I star seeing decorated houses, shops, christmas fairs and all that, I have a tingly sensation in my stomach from excitement (although now we get decorations¬†starting in May! LOL). The first recipe I’m going to share with you is this delicious rice pilaf with almonds, pecans and cranberries. It also has orange zest that gives it an extra special flavour. The difference between a normal rice and a pilaf is that it’s cooked in stock rather than just water, making the rice absorb all this extra flavour. Continue reading Cranberries, pecans and almonds rice pilaf

Pan fried gnocchi with almond and pecan pesto

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There’s nothing like home-made gnocchi. If we make them carefully, we can make them super light and delicate instead of really heavy and dense. The part where you need to pay most attention is when choosing and cooking your potatoes. The idea is that they are as dry as possible so that we don’t have to add more flour than is absolutely necessary and so making it less heavy. You’ll love pan-fried gnocchi (if you don’t already) because even though they are still nice and soft inside, on the outside they go nice and crunchy which is really nice. Continue reading Pan fried gnocchi with almond and pecan pesto

Churros with chocolate sauce

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So my story with churros is one of terror and despair. I was looking for an egg-less churro recipe as are original Spanish churros. I tried¬†two that supposedly worked and they both failed me! The amount of flour that it had was so much that it was impossible for the water to absorb it and I ended up with endless goops of useless dough. In the end I gave up (on those recipes) and decided to go with my own proportions, and after two tries I got it!! I like to pipe them nice and thin so they’re not so doughy and definitely with chocolate sauce to dip in ūüôā Continue reading Churros with chocolate sauce