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Festive Sweet Potato Spiced Latte


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! 🙂


(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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Gourmet Minty Lamb Steaks. Time to eat like Kings!

Empty fridges are never a great sight, but when parents come and visit you, you’re bound to get them to do all your shopping for you and somewhere on that list is some quality meat. For me, I managed to persuade my rents to get me some lamb rump steaks. So I decided, why not make something a little bit more gourmet and go for the classic minty lamb steaks? Simple, easy and as always tasty.



(Preparation/Cooking time: 45-60 minutes, Difficulty Level: 3 – S’Alright)


  • Lamb Steaks (Can be any cut really with a nice mix between lean and fat, all up to you).
  • Sweet Potato/Normal Potatoes
  • Broccoli
  • Mint Sauce
  • Mustard
  • Honey/Syrup
  • Garlic (Finely Chopped)
  • Onions (Finely Sliced)
  • Chicken Stock (1 cube of oxo or equivalent)
  • Red Wine (Optional)
  • Corn Flour (Optional)
  • Coriander (Optional)

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