Discovering new flavours with the Santa Maria Latin American Kitchen range

It is s easy for dinner time in our household to get bit samey which is why I love creating new dishes for us to try and testing out new flavours. Some work some don’t it’s all part of the fun! When Santa Maria asked if I would like to try out some of their new Latin American Kitchen range I jumped at the chance. Not only something new for us to try but quick and convenient. Perfect! Santa Maria have created these Latin inspired sauces, rices, seasonings, tortillas, toppings and sides to give you that Latin feel at home and…

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Meal Planning!

When I was on bit for more a tight budget a couple of years back I used to be the queen of meal planning! I knew exactly what we were having each day, exactly which day I would shop and although it sounds a little geeky I felt so much more organised and on top of things. Since the girls dad and I went our separate ways I have steadily got more and more lapsed over what I am spending and how I plan it out. I’ve been working on a blog project recently (will be live soon) to monitor…

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Degustabox – June

I love receiving our monthly Degustabox! Every time it arrives I can’t wait to get stuck in and see what goodies we have to try out. I am guilty of being a little bit samey when it comes to the food shop and planing our meals; I find the Degustabox gets me out of my comfort zone, trying new things and thinking up new dishes to use some of the ingredients. It is a brilliant and inexpensive way for food lovers to find some great new products. So what was in June’s Degustabox? June’s box was a BBQ theme, perfect timing…

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Eating Clean With Everdine..

Feeding the family healthy and nutritious meals is massively important to me. I love spending my time cooking, getting the kids involved where possible and then siting down together to eat. My downfall now as a single parent is how I eat when they aren’t here. I find myself picking or simply having a sandwich for dinner a few times a week – it doesn’t really seem worth while dirtying a bunch of pans and spending an hour in the kitchen for just me. It is such a bad habit to get myself into, I am someone who needs decent…

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Lemon & White Chocolate Muffins

We’ve been back in the kitchen again getting our bake on! These muffins turned out so much better than I had even hoped that after a couple of requests I am sharing a recipe for these delicious lemon & white chocolate muffins. Ingredients 250g Self-Raising Flour 125 g Caster Sugar 250ml Milk 1 egg 75g Unsalted Butter – Melted 1/4 tbsp Baking Powder 1/4 tbsp Bicarbonate Soda Zest of 2 Lemons 6tbsp Lemon Juice 300g White Chocolate Method Pre heat your oven to gas mark 6 or 200°c. Line a muffin tin with cake cases. In a large mixing bowl combine your…

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