How do you create your recipes?
I surround myself with foodie inspiration, whether it’s all over my social media, watching cooking shows, eating out or conversing with other bloggers, for me food is everywhere. So usually once i’ve seen something inspiring i’ll get overly excited and jot down some recipe notes. I tend to do as little research as possible regarding ingredients and method of existing similar recipes, just to try and keep my recipes as authentic and original as possible. I usually find that my most popular recipes are produced by going in blind and thinking ‘how would I create this and put my spin on it?’. No recipe I create goes near the blog until i’ve tested it at least twice.
Can I sub this ingredient?
The listed ingredients in each recipe are there because I believe they are the best chosen for that particular recipe. By subbing a different ingredient unfortunately without further testing, I cannot guarantee the same outcome. Having said that, if I do ever feel there is an obvious substitution for an ingredient, usually regarding dietary needs, it’ll always be suggested in the recipe!
How do you judge the nutrition value of your recipes?
On all recipes I offer the amount of calories in each dish, per serving. This value is conducted by various online calorie analyzers such as Verywell, happyforks and myfitnesspal. I am in no way a nutritionist and can offer no further advice other than how many calories are in each recipe.
How calculate the cost your recipes?
I take the total amount spent of the ingredients for the recipe and divide it by the number of suggested servings. Ingredients and most of the time always bought from UK Supermarkets. I assume all ingredients need to be bought apart from olive oil and salt & pepper. These values are merely estimates and provided just for guidance.
My version didn’t turn out as great as hoped, where did I go wrong?
Thankfully this is a very rare question, but there are a number of different reasons why your version may not have turned out like the photos. However with a little back and forth I am always more than happy to help troubleshoot and see how things can be improved next time. I always encourage people to read the reviews/comments before trying the recipe, there’s always some great tips there! Lastly, I do try and keep my recipes as simple and foolproof as possible, but please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you need something clearing up! Here’s a Contact Form for just that 🙂
Can I post your recipe?
I do not allow people to copy full recipes of mine (I know, selfish right?). But in all seriousness it does negatively impact how my site appears in search engines and there is some official copyright business with it too. However, you are more than welcome to use a photo with a link back to that particular recipe.
How do I keep up to date with your recipe releases?
As soon as i’ve posted a new recipe you’ll see me screaming it from the rooftops all over social media. Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest | Youtube. You can also sign up to my Weekly Roundup where I provide a quick overview of everything that was posted over the week 🙂