Nelly Elliott

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

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Honeyed Apricot and Fig Galette.

I tend to be a bit of an impulsive shopper, if I see something I want and it is affordable I will buy it. I tend to avoid online shopping where possible as it is easy to get carried away. The same goes with food shopping, despite meal planning and list writing I always seem to end up with extras …

Great British Bake Off - English Muffins

Warning, if you haven't watched last nights Great British Bake-Off yet, do not read on. SPOILERS It was all about bread on the Great British Bake-Off last night. Although the bakes themselves seemed a little uninspiring. Bread sticks? Really? Who makes their own bread sticks? Although after …

Walkers Mighty Lights - The perfect crisp sandwich

So we all know about my sordid and dirty love affair with crisps. What can I say, I just love those crispy little suckers. Now lets get down to the nitty gritty and talk flavours. As a child I was all about the prawn cocktail, I couldn't get enough. My mum used to buy the big multi-packs to g…

Meal Planning Monday - 26th August

Happy Bank Holiday! These is nothing quite like a three day weekend to cheer me right up! It has been a long couple of weeks at work as everyone has been on holiday except me, making for quite a lonely working environment. Thankfully normal service shall resume tomorrow. So this week is insanel…

Great British Bake Off 2013 - Angel Food Cake.

So the Great British Bake Off series 4 started on Tuesday! I have been pretty excited and a little apprehensive about this series. I absolutely love the Bake Off, Series two is part of the reason I started baking and blogging more often. Series 3 was a bit of a disappointment. I didn't warm …

Glazed Roast Chicken - Love Every Mouthful.

Is there anything better than a nice Roast Chicken? Yes, a Glazed Roast Chicken! It is no secret that I am a lover of all things food. When I am not physically eating something I am probably planning my next meal. Some might call it obsessed, I prefer passionate. Whatevs. I was contacted by Tesco…

The Hungry Student Cookbook.

Its hard to tell with my youthful complexion and juvenile taste in jewellery but it has been over 5 years since I was a student. I remember my first day in halls like it was yesterday. I was the first of my student flat to move in and spent the whole day finding excuses to go into the kitchen to …

Meal Planning Monday - 19th August

Another week, another meal plan. I have been pretty good at sticking to the meal plan lately but it tends to be lunch times and snacking that is my downfall. The scales are not my friend at the moment. I wouldn't mind if I was enjoying it, but I am jut eating crap for the sake of it really. …

Meal Planning Monday - 12th August

It's Monday so its time for some serious meal planning. I have been all over the place recently, I don't know if its the weather or just a general summer apathy to organisation but I feel like I haven't cooked a proper meal in weeks! I have eaten out a lot, ordered in an awful lot and…