Happy New Year! Hope you all had an enjoyable and restful break over Christmas. A huge welcome to the new bloggers who have registered with us over the past few weeks, and a big welcome back to those of you who have been with us for a while.
As we haven’t had a Ten at Ten for a few weeks, I decided to pick ten fab posts from over the festive period, as well as the past week. One thing I can promise though, there isn’t a turkey in sight…
Hands up who has made some New Year Resolutions? I tend not to make them any more as I never get past the first fortnight, but I’ve seen a fair few inspirational posts floating around that have made me think that perhaps I should set some goals. First up we have Bev from Eats for Wales, who has set herself the target of preparing and eating more fish this year.
Could you survive a year without supermarkets? It’s an interesting idea, and that’s just what Ian, Becksie and Lizzie have been doing. They have also set themselves some goals for 2013, including spending even less and trying out lots of new recipes. Good plan!
Those of you who attended endless posh parties or events over the festive period may have found yourself munching canapés. This post from The Lady Bites about the problem of oversized canapés had me giggling – I can really visualise the handbag/wine glass/canapé juggling trick that most of us have encountered at some point!
Like many others, I shall be watching the pennies this January. After an expensive month, it’s time to cut back and things like eating out and take aways will be taking a back seat. But, if you still fancy making some take away treats, then why not make your own pizzas. Vicky from Yum Yum Bubblegum has been letting the children make their own pizzas, and they do look delicious.
Or perhaps you prefer Chinese? Then you’ll want to take a look at this Chinese crispy lemon chicken with stir-fried morning glory from Chilli Marmalade. This looks seriously good!
If you feel you’ve over-indulged recently and are looking for some good, healthy food, then these oriental bean and vegetable patties from Be Gluten Free – Brighton may be just the thing for you. These look like a great way to pack in your 5 a day and, obviously, they’re gluten free too.
Even though I’ve eaten my body weight in cheese over that past two weeks, I could never tire of it. One of my favourites is Dolcelatte, so I’m going to have to give this Dolcelatte and Rocket Risotto from Lulabella’s Kitchen a go. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.
Not only does this Mediterranean Style Green Bean Salad from veghotpot look yummy, but just look at that gorgeous bowl it is served in! I love adding pine nuts to salads so this will definitely feature on my 2013 list of recipes to try – even if I don’t have a bowl that beautiful to put it in!
And finally for this week, we’ll finish with a couple of treats. Many of us may be watching our weight this month after the Christmas pig out, but who can resist these triple death by chocolate cherry cookies from Elizabeth’s Kitchen, or these chocolate ganache cupcakes from Charlotte’s Kitchen Diary? I know I can’t….