Month: June 2015

Blueberry & Almond Lattice Pie

Pies are one of my favourite things to eat and bake because they’re crispy and chewy with a delicious filling. This pie in particular is blueberry, but it also has a super yum layer of almond meal and sugar hidden inside. The greatest thing about pies is that they require very little effort but always look stunning. If you’re not up for making a lattice top, just use a single piece of pastry and cut out some cute shapes with a cookie cutter! The very tasty looking pictures of the pie (pictured above) are from my recent Woodland Wedding Inspiration food postΒ . If you think that pie looks good you should see the wedding cake! Click here to see the post. The most important thing when baking pies is to get that golden brown colour on top, so if you think you’re pie is too light by the end of the recommended cooking time, turn up the temperature and leave it until it browns. Pie is even better when served with some (or a lot …

Food Prep Part Three: Let’s do it!

Yay, weee, woohoo! Aren’t you excited??!! Today we are finally going to do some food prepping. Well, I am and you’re going to look and read. How exciting! Part Three is going to show you lovely people exactly what goes on in food prepping and how I do it. Let’s prep! PLANNING It’s time to decide what’s on the menu this week. 20 meals (lunch and dinner for 2) will be comprised of: Indian marinated chicken breast Butter chicken & natural yoghurt marinated and grilled chicken breast – served with spiced lentils and steamed mixed vegetables (steam on the day, prior to eating) serves 4 Chicken burrito bowl Mexican spiced grilled chicken breast – served with brown rice, salsa, guacamole, corn on the cob, pico de gallo and low-fat grated cheese serves 4 Mexican inspired taco salad Mexican spiced low-fat ground beef – served with corn chips, salsa, guacamole, corn on the cob, mixed salad, pico de gallo and low-fat grated cheese serves 5 Tuna salad Canned tuna in brine (or springwater or tomato & onion) – served with …

Woodland Wedding Inspiration

I got the idea some time ago for this shoot. I bought a woodland creatures cookie cutter set from Ikea, it had a bear, elk, fox, squirrel and hedgehog. At first I thought it would be fun to do a little woodland theme for the cookies but then I kept thinking about adding more things and thenΒ before I knew it it turned into this! The theme of this wedding cake table is woodland. It includes lots of lovely green foliage such as ivy and beautiful dark red fruits and berries like grapes and blueberries. The naked cake is a really simple yet beautiful option for a wedding cake. Adding fruit, flowers and/or foliage makes the cake look stunning and it’s definitely possible (and cheap) to make this cake yourself. All of the food featured is actually really simple to make, it just requires nice presentation. I’m hoping this post will inspire brides-to-be, guide DIY brides on what desserts to consider or at least help with choosing food/cakes and presentation/theme. The food featured in this post …