Updated Thoughts On Hello Fresh

Fish curry bowl

Back in February I decided it was time to try and make life a little bit easier by giving Hello Fresh a try. My hope was that it would take away the need to think up meals off the top of my head, write down a shopping list and then go and get those ingredients; […]

Food Youtubers I Love Right Now #2

I really enjoyed doing the first one of these blogs in this little sort of series so decided to follow it up with another round. If you have any food Youtubers you are loving right now or think I might find interesting please do let me know about them in the comments below. Almazan Kitchen […]

First Thoughts On Hello Fresh

Light yellow creamy curry with fish, butternut squash and herbs sticking out of the top

The Sunday I had arranged for my box to get delivered I was ridiculously excited about it and was so happy when the text and email came through to let me know the hour slot that the driver was likely to arrive in. It resulted in a few quick messages between my friend and I, […]

Starting Up Hello Fresh

Hello Fresh is something that I had seen around for a long time through adverts and social media but until recently I had not encountered anybody in person that actually used them. There are people on social media, including one of my favourite lifestyle/beauty YouTubers, that get sponsored to cook Hello Fresh on their channel […]

Cosy Home Hot Chocolate

Cream and marshmallows melting

I love a hot chocolate. In the morning when I get to work, when I am out in a cafe or at home as a way to unwind after a long day. Cream and marshmallows are usually reserved for the ones that are made for me in a cafe but that seemed a little sad […]

Lasagne With Yoghurt

I love a lasagne with all the cheesy joy and the hearty herb flavours running through the tomato sauce base but over the years my use of cheese has become a little excessive; the cheese sauce is more just like melted cheese and the amount that gets grated on top becomes one terribly oily puddle […]

Homemade Beef Burgers

Beef burger and brie

These burgers were possibly the best I ever made and, even though I have eaten many burgers whilst out and about, they compared to very few that have lodged within the memory. It wasn’t until sitting down to write this post, considering the way the burger was made and how the chips were put together, […]

Tuna And Spinach Risotto

Rice dish with tuna and spinach

We reached that point in the Cooking Up A Treat household where the ingredients to make a full meal were starting to run a little low and I decided to go a bit rogue by creating a tuna and spinach risotto. It might seem a little out there but, especially when combined with all the […]

Quick Chicken And Sweetcorn Risotto

Quick mid-week risotto

Cooking a proper risotto takes time, care and only a few ingredients. This is not one of those proper risottos as it is done from start to finish rather quickly and is loaded with dairy products and other needless ingredients; it tastes delicious and is delightful to make all the same. This is a recipe […]

Vegetable Packed Mac N Cheese

Side view of mac n cheese

Mac n cheese is a real comfort meal in the Cooking Up A Treat household but for something so comforting it actually involves more effort than the traditional thoughts of ‘comfort food’. It is the food of exhaustion but of wanting to reward and nourish, I suppose, and that makes those extra few moments of […]