I’ve gone self-hosted!!

Hello! If you've found yourself here for the first time then I'd just like to welcome to my little blog! I just thought that I should do a quick post to let you know that I no longer produce content at this URL and have instead moved over to being self hosted at http://www.femaleoriginal.com !! … Continue reading I’ve gone self-hosted!!

Fruity Granola Porridge

Since I haven't shared a recipe with you in a little while I thought I'd write out one of my favourite breakfast recipes for when I'm not in university and have a bit more time in the morning to make myself a real breakfast. Ingredients Porridge Oats (I just use the low sugar ASDA own … Continue reading Fruity Granola Porridge

Tomato and Spinach Pasta

Inspired by a recipe featured on BudgetBites I thought I'd share a great pasta recipe for when you need a quick dinner that tastes great! This recipe serves 1-2 people, as I normally just cook for myself - being a student. Ingredients Penne pasta (use packet instructions for serving size) 1/2 onion  2 cloves garlic 1 Tbsp olive oil 1/2 can plum tomatoes  250g fresh … Continue reading Tomato and Spinach Pasta

Roasted Aubergine with Sweet Onions

With the summer holidays coming to an end we're all beginning to get ourselves ready for heading back to work or school/college. I don't know about you but I tend to overindulge in food and drink during the holidays - eating out and going for evening drinks with friends. It's safe to say that my … Continue reading Roasted Aubergine with Sweet Onions

Sweet Potato with Avocado and Goats Cheese

  Ingredients: For the potato: Large sweet potato 2 tbsp goats cheese 1/2 avocado For the salad: 5 cherry tomatoes, halved Small chunk of cucumber Handful of rocket Black olives Salt and pepper Drizzle of olive oil Drizzle of balsamic vinegar Method: Preheat the oven at 180 °C Prick the sweet potato in several places … Continue reading Sweet Potato with Avocado and Goats Cheese

Mackerel Salad

  This is a really simple to make salad that’s perfect for a filling lunch or a light dinner. Ideal for when you don’t have a lot of time available to make your evening meal but still want something substantial, this Mackerel Salad is also great for when you’re lost as to what to make … Continue reading Mackerel Salad

Drink of the Summer: Port and Tonic

Up until my trip to Lisbon, Portugal I was set on the Aperol Spritz as being my drink of the summer but this all changed after my first sip of Port and Tonic. Consisting of white port and tonic, served with ice and lemon (or lime) this simple yet sophisticated drink is perfect for hot summer … Continue reading Drink of the Summer: Port and Tonic

Butternut Squash Stuffed with Black Bean and Sweetcorn Couscous

  Ingredients: 1/2 a butternut squash 3/4 cup of couscous (I use the Ainsley Harriott “just add boiling water” couscous) 1/3 tin of black beans, drained and rinsed 1/3 tin of sweetcorn 5 cherry tomatoes, quartered 1 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon chilli powder 1 clove of garlic, finely chopped Handful of fresh coriander, finely chopped … Continue reading Butternut Squash Stuffed with Black Bean and Sweetcorn Couscous