May Round up

A tad late with this May update, but better late than never, right?!

3 new sweet recipes triedLemon and Blueberry Squares, treacle tart and chocolate peanut butter cupcakes

2 lots of dough made – We made pizza again this month, it’s definitely becoming a regular feature on our monthly menus. I also made some morning rolls, which I realised I haven’t written up yet, so these will appear soon. I promise.

1 new savoury recipeSausage casserole

5 Meals out – The Hurlingham Pub, Nandos, Pizza Express (x2), Mishkin’s

1 summer barbecue

Lau xxx

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Cod and Pesto Lasagna

We both love a big bowl of pasta, no matter the occasion, season or time of day pasta is always on the cards! I’m sure we’ve mentioned in the past how amazing the Mumbles’ lasagna is and we’ve actually made a fish lasagna in the past (not that I can find the post, oops) but when I spotted a fish pesto version I knew we would be making it and hooray the opportunity presented itself at the weekend. My reasoning for making such a dish? The fact that pesto and pasta are basically staples in our London flat – we probably have it for dinner or lunch once a week as it’s super-easy and we ALWAYS have the ingredients in stock.

We adapted the Sorted recipe and these were our simple steps:

Make a white sauce using butter, plain flour and milk
Fry some leeks and mushrooms in a dash of soy sauce
Chop the cod/prawns/anything fishy into cubes (about 200g)
Mix white sauce, fish, mushrooms, leeks and 2 tsps of pesto together and simmer for five minutes
Layer the sauce mixture and lasagna sheets in an overproof dish
Cover the top with sauce and then a layer of pesto
Bake at 200˚C for 20 minutes

Eat and fall in love!

Fruit Smoothies

So it looks like summer might actually be making an appearance – finally! This makes the timing of this post pretty perfect.

Today I wanted to share some smoothie recipes with you. Fi always makes smoothies, especially after a run, but it’s not something I ever do. The main reason for this is that all smoothies I come across (both shop bought and recipes) contain banana and I hate the taste of banana. I swear if something has the hint of banana in then I will sniff it out. I think they use the banana as a binding ingredient or something so it’s in practically every drink. So I basically steer clear of smoothies all together. The only one that I do drink is Innocent’s kiwi, apple and limes as it contains no banana – whoop whoop for me!

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Although i’ve just never bothered to make them in case they turn out badly. That is until I received a message from my youngest sister saying ‘try this smoothie, just made it. It’s delicious and there’s no banana’. She knows me so well. So of course at the first opportunity I grabbed the ingredients and got blending. The result was delicious and therefore I am sharing it with you lovely people.

Becca’s banana free fruit smoothie

2 apples chopped roughly into chunks
2 kiwis
juice from half a lime
1 passionfruit
cup of water
a handful of ice cubes

Now simply drop all the ingredients into a blender and whizz up. Pour into a glass add a straw and enjoy.

As I mentioned above Fi always makes smoothies. Here’s her go to recipe.

Fi’s Berry Smoothie

1 cup of raspberries
1 banana
a smidge (so helpful here Fi) of water or milk

Add everything to a blender and blitz away.

What about you guys do you have any delicious smoothie recipes? Do let us know as we’d love to try some different things.

Lau xxx