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Chicken fettuccine with mascarpone and Marsala sauce

One night last week, we had a few ingredients that needed using up – so I googled ‘chicken and mascarpone recipe’ and found this one for chicken fettuccine with mascarpone and marsala sauce. We adapted it from the original recipe (click here to see that) so that it was just enough for two. We didn’t quite have all the original ingredients either, but our adapted version was really delicious! And it hardly took any time at all, so I’m sure we’ll be making this on a weeknight again soon.  Read More

Strawberry and banana smoothie

So Easter has been and gone, and it’s back to work tomorrow. I’ve been doing my best to avoid the Sunday blues by keeping super busy all day – I’ve actually done quite well for once, which is really unusual for me! I’m trying not to focus on the negative things about going back, as we’ve had such a lovely holiday. So instead, I’ve been trying to think about how I’m going to do a bit more exercise (now it has been okayed by the physio) and how we can eat more healthily. I found this in my recipe book the other week and decided I’d make it this weekend. I don’t like to eat bananas, but I had forgotten how yummy they are in this! ‘Recipe’ is probably putting it a bit strongly as it’s SO easy to make, but it’s really good and is sure to kick-start a bit of healthy eating.  Read More

Boeuf Bourguignon pie

Our dear friends bought us a copy of The Great British Bake Off: Big Book of Baking for Christmas, and as soon as we looked through the yummy treats in the book, we knew that we had to make this Boeuf Bourguignon pie. That and the Grasmere ginger shortbread (which at the time of writing this, we haven’t got round to yet). Valentine’s Day seemed like a good occasion to give it a whirl, especially as we hadn’t done that much cooking in our new kitchen! Thankfully, I’m starting to get a bit better and I was desperate to make something – it turned out to be a team effort 🙂 And we made it in our lovely heart-shaped dish, which was very fitting!  Read More