Nelly Elliott

Newcastle based blogger, mama, creative, coffee-only with my oxygen, vegan, plus-size fashion lover and feminist.

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Leftover Turkey and Cranberry Filo Pie

After Christmas I had quite literally a bucket-load of turkey to play with thanks to Knorr.
I had so many recipe ideas swirling around in my head it was hard to decide which to chose. At the December Private Pie meeting I tasted an utterly divine Turkey and Cranberry pie and had been dreaming of …

A Very Merry Christmas 2012.

Isn't it funny how we spend months and months planning, shopping, preparing and before you know it, it's all over. Don't get me wrong I love Christmas and part of the excitement is the build up, but I just wish the day itself would be longer! I want more time to cook, more time to dri…

An alternative to Mince Pies at Christmas - Mulled Wine & Cranberry Frangipane Pies.

I love Christmas, when it comes to this time of year I am a huge kid and love pretty much all things Christmas related, with the exception of mince pies and Christmas cake, something about all that dried fruit just really doesn't appeal to me. I love the idea of sitting by a roaring fire (or i…

Meal Planning Monday - 10th December.

It slowly creeping closer to christmas, the closer it gets the more disorganised I seem to get! I mean I have all the meals for Christmas planned but nothing for the days leading up to or after! I seem to just be focusing on Christmas Eve and the day itself. This is all well and good, but we do need to eat everyday...

Gingerbread House Challenge 2012.

Last Sunday I took part in a fantastic charity event in Newcastle. It was a Gingerbread House Challenge organised by Lisa from Newcastle Clandestine Cake Club. This wonderful event was to raise money for the Sick Children's Trust, a really important charity which works to provide a home from home for families with children in hospital.

The event itself was amazing! So many people turned up, there was over 30 gingerbread houses entered and the venue was jam packed. There was also a raffle and various games like guess the weight of the cake etc...

Meal Planning Monday - 3rd December.

I have quite frankly been an atrocious meal planner of late. I just got myself in one of those vicious cycles of laziness and comfort eating. With christmas around the corner I really need to start planning my christmas food and making space in freezers etc...

So I am back on the planning-wagon and raring to go, no more late night chippy teas for this food blogger!...