Pancake Day: Vegan Caramelised Pear Pancakes

Almond Milk, Breakfast, Brunch, Caramel, Celebration, Cinnamon, Coconut, Coconut Oil, Comfort Food, Dessert, Flakseed, Pancake Day, Pear, Vegan

Lets be honest, pancakes aren’t a particularly difficult-to-make delicacy are they? Once you’ve mastered the flip, you’re pretty much a Liam Neeson of the kitchen, just with more pancakes and fewer guns. Sometimes, I like to imagine I’m of the same calibre as Mr Neeson by spinning the pan during a flip reciting the words “I will make you… and I will flip you“; maybe I’m just weird. Don’t judge me.

Valentines Day Gourmet Club S’mores

Chocolate, Comfort Food, Dessert, Evening, Events, Party Food, S'mores, Strawberries, Valentines Day

If your girlfriend has a sweet tooth, then look no further. I got in touch with Iona Hart, two sisters from London who specialise in the creation of gourmet marshmallows.  They were lovely enough to send over a batch for this recipe and they are absolutely delicious. I got an assortment, ranging from gingerbread, Nutella and hazelnut to Oreo flavoured marshmallows. I was tempted to go with the Nutella option, but I thought it was too soon before I open a jar of Nutella again (it’s a slippery slope). Oreo took the win on this round.

World Nutella Day: Salted Caramel Truffles

Baking, Caramel, Chocolate, Cocoa, Comfort Food, Evening, Events, Hazelnuts, Nutella, Party Food, Salted Caramel, Snacks, Truffles

So the cool kids at Joy The Store set me up with a challenge to cook up a recipe from their Nutella recipe book especially for world Nutella day. Naturally; challenge accepted.

Superbowl Sunday: Pulled Pork Mac & Cheese Burgers

BBQ, Burgers, Cheese, Comfort Food, Events, Mac & Cheese, Macaroni, Party Food, Pasta, Pork, Pulled Pork, Smoked Paprika, Superbowl

Hey you, yeah you! Are you watching the superbowl today? Yeah? Cool. How about some pulled pork mac & cheese burgers to go with it? With fried bacon pieces embedded into the bun too? You got it, one superbowl Sunday pulled pork mac & cheese burger foodgasm coming up.

Spicy Red Pepper & Chorizo Sausage Rolls

Baking, Basil, Chilli, Chorizo, Comfort Food, Garlic, Pastry, Sausage, Sausage Rolls, Shallot, Smoked Garlic, Snacks

There’s something particularly nostalgic about sausage rolls. Maybe it’s something to do with the mandatory birthday beige-buffet that seemed to set a precedent for children’s parties; if there is a birthday cake, then you’ll more than likely find a few of these guys kickin’ about too.

Australia Day – Lamingtons With Chilli Chocolate

Australia Day, Baking, Cake, Celebration, Chilli, Chocolate, Cocoa, Coconut, Comfort Food, Holidays, Lamington, Snacks

Today is Australia day. The day that the guys from down under celebrate us Brits storming over there in our ships in 1788 by consuming a considerable amount of cake covered in chocolate and coconut and most likely a bag of goon to honour the celebration. If that is enough to send you softly into a food induced coma, then don’t forget to blow up your goon-bag before you topple over so you have a delicious, wine-flavoured pillow to fall asleep on.

Ginger & Cinnamon Hot Cocoa

Chocolate, Cinnamon, Cocoa, Comfort Food, Drinks, Evening, Ginger, hot cocoa

Nothing screams comfort food like Sunday does. Let’s not lie to ourselves, Sunday emits a particularly alluring sentiment towards the element of casually and subconsciously treating yourself to something delicious to stop you from feeling sorry for yourself (while you watch Keeping Up with the Kardashians in your pyjamas). Hungover or not; it’s going to happen and what better way to spend a Sunday evening other than sticking a movie on with a choice cup of hot cocoa.