STRAWBERRY AND BLUEBERRY SMOOTHIES!

Here is a very quick and easy recipe for blueberry and strawberry smoothies – a great combo! It looks great with a beautiful purply colour and tastes very summer-friendly and refreshing, while being full of vitamins! They’re also a great, healthy option for breakfast!

All you need is:                                       IMG_20160709_182507

A handful of blueberries

A handful of strawberries

A splash of milk (less to increase thickness) and some yoghurt (optional)

Optional – some ice

Simply blend all together, pour into a glass and enjoy! 😀

Let me know if you have any interesting smoothie combinations 🙂 Don’t forget to follow for more x

Bushra x

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HOW TO MAKE QUICK & EASY CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES!

Welcome 2016! For my first post of the new year, I thought I’d post a sweet recipe for some easy chocolate chip cookies 🙂

You will need: (Makes 6-8)

90g butterIMG_20160103_233847

90g caster sugar

150g self raising flour

1 egg/50ml milk

Chocolate chips (you can add your own variety here such as sultanas or dried fruit if you want a more healthier option!)

EQUIPMENT: Scales, baking tray, jug, mixing bowl, spoon, knife

METHOD:

  1. Weigh and put the flour and butter into a mixing bowl. Rub in the butter into the flour until it becomes like breadcrumbs.
  2. Add the sugar and chocolate chips/any other alternatives into the mixing bowl.
  3. If using an egg, crack it into a jug and mix with a fork or weigh out the milk.
  4. Gradually, add the egg/milk to the mixing bowl and use the knife to stir it together until it forms a soft dough. You may not need it all!
  5. Divide the dough into smaller balls and put them onto a baking tray, leaving space for them to spread. Press each one down so they are slightly flat.
  6. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until they are golden brown at 180c, Gas Mark 6.
  7. Remove from the oven once they are ready and place them onto a cooling tray.
  8. Leave them to cool before eating them! 🙂

 

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Bushra x

HOW TO MAKE SIMPLE & EASY VEGETARIAN SAMOSAS

For some reason, I was really craving an Asian’s favourite today – somosas! I love the large vegetarian puffy ones (I know, great somosa terminology) but couldn’t find them anywhere and so here is a very simple recipe (and my firIMG-20151107-WA0019st on this blog) to make your own!

You will need:

For the dough: Water, self raising flour, salt, oil

For the somosa filling:

Potatoes

1 onion

Peas (you can add any other frozen veg if you want)

Optional – sweet chilli sauce for some savoury flavouring, or your favourite herbs/fresh crushed chilli

+ oil to fry them in

Instructions:

Add the salt to the flour, and rub the oil into it. Add water and knead into a stiff dough. Flatten the dough using a rolling pin.

Meanwhile, chop IMG-20151107-WA0012and fry the onion into tiny chunks.

Boil the potatoes and mash them with a potato masher or simply use a spoon, as I did.

Stir the peas into the mash once they have unfrozen as well as the fried onion. At this point, you can choose to add any herbs/spices to spicen the filling up. I simply added some sweet chilli sauce.

Using a somosa cutter, (or if you haven’t got one, then you can use a knife to make diamond cut outs) fill the centre with a spoonful of the mix and seal the edges with a fork. Note: These somosas will look best if you make them larger than typical ones as they will be softer!IMG-20151107-WA0018

Simply let them fry in some oil 🙂

You could even make your own chutney/sauce to compliment the somosas. I simply mixed mint, garlic and chilli sauces, but if you want to go the extra mile you could make a proper chutney with things like fresh chilli, crushed garlic, tomatoes or onions 😀

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Bushra x

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