Creating a buffet style lunch for a small business group

In case you have a small business group to organise lunch for, there are some things you need to know. Primarily, the fact you’re catering for a business group often means that they would be hard-pressed for time. Hence food will not be a priority in their meeting or conference. In fact, they may even find it an ordeal to go to the buffet, choose dishes and then come back to sit down and eat their food. This is why you should ensure that you have a simple buffet. It should be wholesome but not calorie-rich food. This is because these people have to go back to work after the lunch is over! This means that you should not have too many choices. If possible, inquire how many are vegetarian,...

Easy desserts for valentine’s date

Where there is great love, there is always dessert. Love kindles the hearts but stimulates the taste buds. Your taste of desserts will help you in being the perfect date for this valentine. Your dessert must be delicious, romantic and of course, easy to make. You do not want to spend your whole special day in kitchen. Here are some of the desserts that are going to make your valentine’s date splendorous. When it comes to desserts, cake is the thing that deliciously comes in mind. The Truffle Box cake is one of the most romantic and easy dessert for valentine’s date. Your valentine loves surprises and the loving disguise of this cake in a truffle box is going to make your date the best thing that could have ever...

When did halloumi become so popular?

Talk to your parents or grandparents about halloumi cheese and they may not know much about it. For those who don’t know, probably not many, it’s a Cypriot semi-hard, unripened brined cheese made from a mixture of goat’s and sheep’s milk. But with it now holding a spot on many restaurants’ menus, when did it become so popular here in the UK? It’s hard to say but it’s largely come from the gourmet burger market, whereby popular brands began adding it to some of their burgers. This squeaky cheese can now be found on most menus, but the likes of GBK and Nandos played a part in its revival here in the UK. That said, Greek and Cypriot food is more popular and easier to find now, so supermarkets played...

Perfecting a Tuna Pasta Bake

The tuna pasta bake is without a doubt the unsung hero of the kitchen when stock begins to get low. With just a few basic ingredients you can whip up a happy and healthy tuna pasta bake but we’re going to tell you how to take it that step further. First things first, get the right ingredients. For a truly authentic flavour, we recommend you include large pasta shells, 1 brown onion, olive oil, 2 garlic cloves, chopped tomatoes, olives, drained tuna, mozzarella and parmesan. Not many people boil their pasta first but we recommend you do, and take it out when it’s tender to drain. Once the pasta has drained and cooled, leave it to one side and start frying the onion and olives. When the onions start to...

Eating out and staying healthy

Many people live a lifestyle that requires them to eat out, including nomads and travellers. Eating is out all the time isn’t necessary a bad thing – if you’re eating the right type of foods. Take Thailand as an example. It’s a popular country for gap year explorers and it’s brimming with healthy dishes. You can have chicken noodle soup and curries, whilst there’s no end of mushrooms, beansprouts, carrots, coconut and other healthy fruits and vegetables. Travelling and eating out goes hand in hand; it’s part of the adventure, but you have to keep an eye on the food you are eating and make sure you are not overdoing it. Eating burgers, chips, kebabs and pizza constantly will do some damage in the long run, so be sure to...

Avocado and Eggs – A healthy way to start the day

You can’t get a much healthier breakfast than Avocado and eggs. This simple dish is easy to whip up and it includes plenty of healthy fats and lots of protein. Making the dish is pretty easy, you simply slice the ripe avocado into two segments, remove the pip and bake in the oven for around 20 minutes. Once cooked, simply place a raw egg into the hole where the avocado pip used to be. Go for one egg per segment and then place the dish in the microwave for  around 30 seconds. Once complete, you should have a delicious cooked egg yolk sitting happily in the avocado. Then all you need is a touch of salt and some ketchup or brow sauce as a tangy side. This healthy breakfast can...

Tips on How to Save Money on your Wedding Marquee Hire in the UK

When you are holding your wedding in the UK, you have a lot of expenses to cater for. This is because there are a lot of costs that you have to incur in order for your wedding to be a success. So, when you are looking for a marquee hire, you need to look for ways that you can save some money in the process. To assist you in the process, here are some tips on how to save on wedding marquee hire. Perform thorough shopping It is important that you get estimates from five to seven marquee hire suppliers to find out the one offering the best deal in terms of prices. Do comparisons of similar ones because they differ in size, quality and many other factors. Make sure...