Archives for September 2015

Morning super boost porridge

Flaxseed berry porridge - Pikalily Food Blog

Porridge is a great way to start the day as it is warm and keeps you feeling full for longer. It is often wrongly labelled as boring but it works with so many different flavours. In this recipe we have used almond milk instead of dairy milk and we added a dollop of cashew nut butter for extra flavour. As almond milk is naturally sweet you do not need any added sugar but a little drizzle of honey never hurt anyone! [Read more…]

Culture night hits Belfast Harbour

Culture Night Belfast Harbour - Pikalily Food Travel

Last year we made the trip from Newcastle to Belfast to take in our first experience of Belfast’s Culture Night. Culture Night is a celebration of the culture and essence of a town or city, and in recent years has spread across many towns and cities in both Ireland and Northern Ireland. While we enjoyed taking in all of the festivities last year around the Cathedral Quarter, this year we went down a different route, and one that left us pleasantly surprised.

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Sausage, apple and onion lattice pie

Sausage apple onion lattice pie recipe - Pikalily food blog

This is a really flavoursome pie that we created with some left over sausages and a few apples. Perfect as autumn approaches! Helen’s mum supplied some home grown apples but any type of sweet apple that you have in the fruit bowl will work well. Whatever apple you choose, just be aware that certain apples like Royal Gala will break down more than a firmer type such as Pink Lady. You can use plain or flavoured pork sausages, it’s up to you, but we had some tasty, caramelised onion flavoured sausages from the butchers which were delicious! We also used some ready-made pastry for this mid-week pie but if you have the time, feel free to get your bake on and show off your pastry skills!

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Peach and Mint Crumble

Peach and mint crumble - Pikalily Food Blog

This recipe came about as a way of using up some stoned fruit and a few sprigs of fresh mint in the fridge. We wanted something warm and satisfying on a particularly cold and wet summer evening. The addition of mint leaves adds a subtle freshness to this warm dessert and makes it a little more summery. For the crumble topping we added some ground almonds for extra flavour. We served our crumble with some good quality vanilla ice-cream and a almond praline crumb. This dessert is perfect for any time of year and won’t take long to whip up. Check out the recipe below.

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