Category Archives: Recipe Quickies

Festive Sweet Potato Spiced Latte

MERRY CHRISTMAS Y’ALL!!!!

All you coffee lovers and the non-coffee lovers out there, I’m sure you’re all familiar with Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte. Very nice, warming and festive with all the flavours of winter spice seeping through it. Now I’m sure most of us love it, but how can we enjoy it this Christmas in the comforts of our own home all snuggled up on the sofa?

So, I decided to experiment and concoct one of my own versions of the drink using more available ingredients. Pumpkin isn’t readily available all year round aaannndd it’s pretty hard to find special pumpkin spice. Even if you did, it’ll most likely cost more than you’re willing to pay for it. So, true to the form of what I usually do and what I offer you as the primary aim of this blog, I substituted most of the main ingredients with easier to find and cheaper ones for your benefit and enjoyment.

Hope you enjoy it! 🙂

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(Preparation/Cooking time: 20-30 Minutes, Difficulty Level: 1 – Super Easy, Cost: £ – Super Cheap)

(Suitable for Vegetarians)

Ingredients (Measurements are approximate ratios to  stated portion of sweet potato):

  • Sweet Potato (≈150-200g)
  • Ground Cinnamon Powder (≈1 tbsp)
  • 5 Spice (≈ 1 tbsp)
  • Ground Black Pepper (≈ 1 tbsp)
  • Vanilla Extract (≈ 1-2 tbsp)
  • Sugar (≈ 2 tbsp)
  • Coffee Granules
  • Milk/Soya Milk
  • (Optional) Ginger (Finely grated)
  • (Optional) Double Cream to whip/Already Whipped Cream
  • (Optional) Ginger Biscuits

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Quick and Easy Garlic and Paprika Hummus

Alright everyone, here is another one of my recipes for you to enjoy. I’ve been super busy these past two weeks and haven’t really had time to make much, but I was asked to make some lunch on the weekend and decided to throw this simple and delicious hummus recipe together in 10 minutes.

It’s simple, quick, cheap, delicious and incredibly versatile. Hope you guys enjoy!

This is also a great dish to make for any picnics you guys may have now that the sun has come out! Have fun!

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(Prep/Cooking time: 10 Mins, Difficulty Level: 1 – Super Easy, Cost: £ – Super Cheap)

(Suitable for Vegetarians)

Ingredients:

  • Tinned chick peas
  • Garlic (Roughly Diced)
  • Tahini/Sesame Oil (1 tsp per tin of chick peas)
  • Olive Oil
  • Lime/Lemon Juice
  • Paprika

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Posh Fish Finger Sandwich

So right now, I’m guessing most of you guys in uni or studying are in the middle of exams. If not, congrats on finishing this year, so go out and have some fun this summer and try out some of my other recipes now you have time! ;D

Now if you are living away from home by yourself, I’m pretty sure you don’t really have time to make a fancy shmancy dinner or even spend more than 1 hour to cook something. With that in mind, here is something which is classically a fast and simple meal, a fish finger sandwich. But, because I like to add my usual twists and fazzaz with recipes I present to you a ‘Posh Fish Finger Sandwich’.

Don’t let the name fool you, this is as simple as any normal fish finger sandwich, only difference here is the ingredients. So…enjoy!

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(Prep/Cooking time: 30 Mins, Difficulty Level: 1 – Super Easy, Cost: £ – Super Cheap)

(Suitable for Vegetarians)

Ingredients:

  • Oven-style Battered Fish
  • Bread Roll
  • Mushy Peas
  • Pickles/Gherkin
  • Mayonnaise/Salad Cream
  • Tomatoe
  • (Optional) BBQ Sauce/Ketchup
  • (Optional) Mint Sauce

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Chunky Crunchy Guac

So after doing my previous post on HOW TO: Peel Avocadoes, I had a few peeled and sad-looking avocadoes just sitting around waiting to be made into something and eaten. Therefore, what better to do with them than making my own version of the super easy, super quick and well-known Guacamole!

Pretty much all the guacs you get when you eat out or buy from the shops are mostly always in some sort of sludge form and doesn’t really have much bite or texture to it, apart from something reminiscent of slime?!? So, why not make a chunky and crunchy guac with extra ingredients in it to turn a simple and boring old guac into something amazing. Great to be enjoyed at parties, get togethers or even by yourself. Hope you guys enjoy!

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(Prep/Cooking time: 15 Mins, Difficulty Level: 1 – Super Easy, Cost: £ – Super Cheap)

(Suitable for Vegetarians)

Ingredients:

  • Ripe Avocadoes
  • Tomatoes
  • Beetroot
  • Lemon/Lime
  • Onions (Finely Chopped)
  • Garlic (Finely Chopped)
  • Olive Oil
  • (Optional if you suffer from allergies) Nuts

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Marvellous Easter Rocky Road Creation

Happy Easter everybody! Hope you’re all enjoying the Easter weekend break, though I reckon many of you are revising for your summer exams so probably no time to relax. However, I highly doubt you aren’t stuffing your faces with chocolate right now.

So since its time for chocolates, I’m gonna give you some of mine as well. They’re like Rocky Roads, but with as usual I like to add a little something extra and they taste almost like the Cadbury’s Marvellous Creations so I’m gonna call my ones “Marvellous Rocky Road Creations”! Enjoy!

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(Prep/Cooking time: 30 Mins, Difficulty Level: 1 – Super Easy, Cost: £ – Super Cheap)

(Suitable for Vegetarians)

Ingredients:

  • Dark Chocolate (400g)
  • Double Cream (150g)
  • Unsalted Butter (50g)
  • Marshmallows
  • Biscuits
  • Jelly Sweets

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V-Day Special: Minty Pea and Hummus Bruschetta

Valentine’s Day is almost here and what better way to impress you S.O. than to cook a homemade dinner for him/her. Not only does it save you money, but you also get to enjoy some home comforts, such as not having to dress up exceptionally well like you would had you gone out and the both of you are already home to get down and…dare I say…dirty right after dinner.

So, over the next few weeks leading up to V-day, I will be releasing my easy-to-make 3-Course Menu which is cheap, easy and most of all tasty so you can earn those extra brownie points on your special day.

I’m gonna kick off with an incredibly tasty (and actually quite a healthy) starter this week. As usual, very simple and this is something you can whip up 30 minutes before dinner, so no need for any long ass prep way in advance.

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(Preparation/Cooking time: 30 Minutes, Difficulty Level: 2 – Easy)

(Suitable for Vegetarians)

Ingredients:

  • Crusty Bread (Ciabatta, Crusty Roll, etc.)
  • Frozen or Fresh Peas
  • Hummus (Homemade or Shop Bought)
  • Eggs
  • Mint Sauce
  • Onion (Finely Diced)
  • Garlic (Finely Diced)
  • Vinegar

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Cheesy Tuna Melts!

So sorry for the lack of posts recently, just been so busy, especially with exams and what not coming up.

Anyway, even with my busy schedule, I’d thought I would give you all a simple and quick dish for when you want something quick and filling at the same time.

We’re going with the classic ‘Tuna Melts’. Yes, I know! How exciting can a tuna melt get? Well, if you know anything about me by now (or even if you don’t…which you should >.<), I usually have some sort of personal twist to whatever I make, which I am going to share with all you guys.

So here goes!

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(Preparation/Cooking time: 10-15 Minutes, Difficulty Level: 1 – Sooper Easy) 

(Suitable for Vegetarians)

Ingredients:

  • Tinned Tuna
  • Mayonnaise or (Healthy Option) Yoghurt
  • Bread (Can be ready sliced, small buns, anything you fancy)
  • Cheese (Again use anything you fancy or love or whatever is in your fridge)
  • (Optional) Mustard
  • (Optional) Paprika/Cayenne Pepper
  • (Optional) Sweet Chilli Sauce
  • (Optional) Any other condiments you like and think would go well with tuna 😀

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Egg Fried Rice! Oh Yeah!

Time for everyone’s favourite…EGG FRIED RICE!!!

I know you love it, I love it, we all love it! Why? Cos its simple yet amazingly yummy and I’m gonna show you how to make an authentic egg fried rice right in the comforts of your own home.

I mean why not make it at home instead of ordering from your local takeaway ? That way, you can spend whatever you saved on booze ;D Am I right or am I right?!! Annnddd it’s somewhat healthier than getting it from a takeaway cos you use less oil than they do…you can thank me later for saving you from a potential heart attack. XP

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Sorry, my pictures have a few rice crumbs on the side! Didn’t realize until I finished the rice (“-_-) Very unprofessional…

(Preparation/Cooking time: 10-15 Minutes, Difficulty Level: 1 – Sooper Easy)

(Suitable for Vegetarians dependent on ingredients used)

Ingredients:

  • Cooked Rice (Works better with cold cooked rice left over from the night before as it is a little drier annd won’t require as much oil)
  • Eggs (About 2-4 eggs)
  • Chicken Stock Powder/Knorr Chicken Stock (If you don’t have this or as a vegetarian option, you can substitute it with salt and sugar, vegetable stock powder or maybe some soya sauce)

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Soya Sauce and Egg Sarnie…Bizarre ^.^

Okay, I’m gonna admit right off the bat that this one is a bit of a weird one, but do not be fooled by its composition because I would say its 10 times better than your average Joe’s sarnie. I would know I grew up on this stuff and still eat it to this day.

Coming from an Asian background I had loads of wacky and tasty foods which may seem a bit weird to some, but I guarantee you once you try it you’ll be hooked. So, here’s a little quickie meal you can whip up in 5 minutes for you hungry lot.

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(Preparation/Cooking time: 5 Minutes, Difficulty Level: 1 – Sooper Easy)

(Suitable for Vegetarians)

Ingredients:

  • Eggs
  • Sliced Bread
  • Soya Sauce

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French inspired scrumptious Cheese on Toast

Sorry for the lack of content recently guys. I’ve been so busy I haven’t had the time to do anything recently. But here’s a quick and uber tasty snack recipe for you all  you can make in literally 10 minutes if you’re hungry and cba to make anything lavish.

I went to France recently with my gf and came across something similar at a cafe we were at, realised it was real easy to make and also tasty so I thought I’d share it with you guys. Enjoy!

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(Preparation time: 10 minutes, Difficulty Level: 1 – Sooper Easy)

(Suitable for Vegetarians)

Ingredients:

  • Sliced bread
  • Whole tomato
  • Tomato Salsa (If you can’t get any salsa, I will be uploading a homemade salsa recipe soon).
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