food · Recipes

Dorset Apple Cake Recipe

I got this delicious recipe from Mummy in a Tutu’s site. It is, what I call, a “store cupboard cake” with no fancy ingredients needed.

All it needs is self raising flour, all spice, butter, brown sugar, eggs, milk, apples and sultanas. 

Check at Mummy in a Tutu’s blog post for the full recipe. 


Great eaten hot with custard or I made salted caramel butter icing for the top of the cake.

This recipe is so tasty!

food · Home & kitchen · Interests and Hobbies · Life · Product review · Recipes

Galleoneers recipe kit review

Being a busy working mum, I love the idea of having a subscription recipe kit which is tailored for children. It’s a good idea for them to take interest in the kitchen at a very young age while I’m there to help them which will also create a special memory of bonding. My kids are a bit fussy when it comes to foods hence Galleoneers recipe kit is the perfect way to enjoy cooking and spend family time. I’m hoping that cooking with them will help them to have a positive relationship with food so that they can make a healthier choice.

About Galleoneers

Galleoneers is a subscription of recipe kits for kids aged between 3 to 12 years old. Their recipe kits teach your kids to appreciate diverse cuisines around the world. What I love about Galleoneers is that it comes with 3 recipes which include starters or snacks, mains and desserts which will help my kids to learn varieties of cooking and food preparation. Galleoneers also offer alternative recipes ( through their cooking club ) so you can have more option and also good for people with specific diet.

Japanese themed recipe kit

We were sent a ” Japanese Theme ” recipe kit which pack in a small box with a beautiful themed design. My boys were excited to open the box. Inside is a beautifully wrapped recipe kit. It is well packaged so would make a great gift. The recipes to make were sushi, chicken yakisoba and red beans ice lolly. The recipe kit also comes with seaweed sheets, sushi rolling Mat, wooden spatula and origami sheets for arts & craft activity.

Grocery shopping for the ingredients

When my recipe kit shipped, the list of ingredients were emailed to me to buy and a grocery shopping list is also included in the kit. Alternative ingredients can also be found in the book which is very helpful and flexible. I took my youngest child with me in buying the ingredients which is fun. He help me find the stuff needed and I let him hold the grocery list. It is also a good way for him to get to know the name of the ingredients such as those avocado, spring onion and asparagus.

Starter

Japanese sushi

It’s our first time to make sushi and my boys ( 6 and 3 years old ) really enjoyed making it. The instruction were easy to understand and follow. My boys had fun as if they were playing. Our sushi doesn’t look perfect but what matters is that my boys loved it.

Main

Chicken yakisoba

My daughter did the cooking of the chicken yakisoba since she loves noodles. She enjoyed doing it all herself without any help from me. She easily followed the instruction since she is 14 years old which is above of the age recommended for the recipe kit which is 3-12 years old. She likes learning to cook from recipes which is wonderful. She find the recipe interesting and fun to cook.

Dessert

Red beans ice lolly

My 3 years old son took interest in making the ice lolly. He was cute and charming as he patiently waited for my instruction as I help him to make the ice lolly. He looked at the picture in the booklet and said are you ready mommy? Oh bless him…He was really keen in helping making foods in the kitchen and he found it so exciting and fun doing all the mixing. He even put them in the freezer by himself.

What do we think about the Galleoneers subscription recipe kit?

I thought it’s a brilliant idea. I would never thought I would have fun cooking with my children. Having a recipe kit which is simple and easy to follow is wonderful for children to get them involved in the kitchen. It is also good for a quality bonding time as a family. The price seems to be a good value of money considering it comes with a 3 recipe compare to other subscription recipe kit that only comes in one, however it would be nice if the more unusual ingredients were included, as I struggled to find some of them. It also included a free exclusive membership to their cooking club.

The subscription box price

Subscribe to Galleoneers

3 months for £27.75

6 months for £54

12 months for £105

Single recipe box is available for £9.99 plus shipping. They shipped every 22nd of the month.

Recipe box includes :

• 24-page fully illustrated recipe and activity book

• 2 kitchen tools

• Some of the food ingredients

• Arts and craft materials

Plus, you get a free exclusive membership to Galleoneers Cooking Club for one month

£9.99

Disclaimer : The recipe kit and ingredients were provided by Galleoneers for the purpose of this review. However, all thoughts and opinion are mine.

food · Interests and Hobbies · Life

The Benefits of Cooking More and Eating Out Less

Have you ever thought about eating out less and cooking more of your meals from scratch? It’s something that many health-conscious people regard as the best way forward. It puts you back in control and can change your entire lifestyle for the better. Here are some of the direct benefits you can expect to experience if you decide to push forward with this change too.

You’ll Save a Lot of Money

Eating out costs a lot of money. Over the course of a year, a large part of your income can be spent on eating out if it’s something you do a lot of. That’s not a great situation to find yourself in, and you need to be careful not to push things too far. You’ll be surprised by how much money it’s possible for you to save simply by cooking your own food at home.

Image Source

You’ll Learn New Skills

As you get more into the process of cooking your own meals at home, you will learn new skills that could really serve you well going forward. Being able to cook is something that many people simply can’t do. That’s often because they don’t dedicate the necessary time to learning. The skills you’ll pick up will serve you very well and help you in the future. It’s another string to add to your bow, and that has to be a good thing. Purchase new implements and equipment, such as a stand mixer from VonShef. That way, you can learn how to incorporate new tech into your cooking too.

You’ll Know What You’re Consuming

If you eat out all the time, or buy ready made food from supermarkets, you will miss out on something really important: you won’t know what’s going into your foods. Sure, you could read the label of every option on the shelf. But all those long words and additives don’t mean much by themselves. And even that isn’t an option if you’re ordering off a menu in a restaurant. Someone else is in control of the ingredients that are used to make the food you eat. And you won’t know what’s involved at all. That will be completely reversed if you cook your meals at home.

Your Diet Will Improve

When you know what’s going into your meals, you can also decide what you want to exclude. It puts you back in control of your diet and what you put into your body. That has to be a good thing, and if you’re looking to improve your overall diet and health, this will help you massively with that. Your diet will slowly by steadily improve, and that alone is a pretty big positive that should not be ignored. It’s one of the very best reasons to give this change a change. It could really change things for the better.

Image Source

As you now know, there is so much to be gained by cooking more of your own meals and eating out a little less. It’s something to be embraced, so make the most of this positive change.

*Collaborative Post

food · Home & kitchen · Recipes

Mango Chicken Curry recipe, featuring capsicana sauce

I was sent 4 different Capsicana sauces to trial. You can use them as a standard stir in sauce but if you go to their website you can get all kinds of recipes based around their sauces. 

I wanted to try the most mild sauce: chilli and lemon, as we aren’t huge spicy food eaters and I wanted to test the heat before I set my mouth on fire. I liked the look of their Peruvian spiced prawns in cream sauce but I already had chicken out for dinner and didn’t have any cream or half the fresh vegetables so I kinda based my recipe on theirs but then it went off in its own direction! I have also put it in video form if you prefer. 

Recipe:

  • Chicken breast
  • Red onion
  • Fresh ginger (thumb nail sized piece)
  • Coconut milk
  • Capsicana chilli and lemon sauce
  • Tinned mango

Brown off the chicken, and add the diced onion, ginger and mango. Fry all until chicken is thoroughly cooked. 

Stir in the tin of coconut milk and add Capsicana Sauce, season to taste. 

Bring to the boil and then leave to simmer until sauce is reduced, approx 20 mins. 

Serve with rice, or add some new potatoes at the same time as the coconut milk and they will cook while it reduces. 

Absolutely delicious recipe, 5/5 from my 9 year old, the youngest won’t eat anything with sauce so you will never win him over lol

*note, item was provided free for the purpose of this review, this has not effected my opinions. 

food · Interests and Hobbies · Life

My spaghetti style | #foodiefriday 

In the philippines, our spaghetti version is a bit sweet compare to the spaghetti bolognes here in the uk. Since I missed filipino spaghetti style that I create my own recipe that is not a bit sour or too sweet either. It’s just perfect combination.


Ingredients :

  • Mince pork
  • Hotdog or frankfurter
  • Pasta
  • Garlic
  • Onion
  • Loyd grossman garlic pasta sauce

Continue reading “My spaghetti style | #foodiefriday “