Cooking for a friend 

I love cooking for other people, I know that when I’m older I want a lovely big kitchen and a spacious dining room with the intention of hosting dinner parties. Whilst this may be a pipe dream as I currently live in a student flat with a kitchen that Sue and Aggie would love to get their hands on, I still love cooking for friends. 

Today in an attempt to be healthy, I cooked my lovely friend Ellie some spinach and ricotta tortellini, with red peppers and spinach in a cheese sauce. On the side we had peppers stuffed with feta, mixed olives with garlic and chilli, and kale roasted with olive oil and sea salt. 

One of the reasons I love tortellini is that it’s so simple (simply boil it for around five minutes) but so yummy and filling. It’s also currently on offer in Tesco as two for £3! 

I added in a whole bag of spinach to the simmering tortellini whilst I microwaved (yes I cheated a bit) some cheese sauce for a few minutes. I then sliced and diced some red pepper, drained the tortellini and spinach and mixed them with the cheese sauce and peppers. 

For the kale I simply filled a baking tray of fresh raw kale, added a glug of olive oil and a pinch of sea salt and roasted for about 10 minutes (just keep an eye on your kale as there’s a fine line between crispy and cremated!) 

We enjoyed this with a nice bottle of white along with our feta stuffed peppers and mixed olives, with lemon cheesecake (shop bought) for dessert. 


India x

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Salted Caramel and Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

I absolutely love overnight oats, they’re such a handy breakfast as I can make them the night before, grab them and go! This is especially useful when I have an early shift at work or a 9am seminar! 

I’ve recently been trying new ways to make them. This is a combination I “invented” yesterday after buying some delicious salted caramel sauce from Tesco!

Ingredients: 

1 part oats

1 part Greek yoghurt 

1 tbsp peanut butter 

1 tbsp salted caramel sauce 

1 scoop chia & flax seed sprinkles 

How to:

Get your chosen container, a lot of people like to use mason jars but I just use a cylinder shaped Tupperware so I can take them with me on the go. 

Put the yoghurt in your chosen contrainer 

Put the peanut butter and salted caramel sauce in as well, then mix

Add the oats to the mixture, no need to mix as these will soak in overnight 

Sprinkle your chia and flax seeds on top 

Leave in a fridge overnight and enjoy!


India x