Creamy Pasta Recipes

Creamy pasta dishes work great with beef, pork, fish or vegetables, and are easy to make. Check out the below video for some recipe ideas that are easy to make and not time-consuming. Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyle including sustainable and green living. She also offers content services to businesses and individuals at Rosamedea.com Continue reading Creamy Pasta Recipes

Recipe: Lemon & Lime Ice Lollies

With the temperatures rising, a refreshing ice lolly or popsicle will help you cool down. If you have a popiscle tray and wooden sticks at home, making your own lollies at home is easy. The below video shows you how to make ice lollies using the juice of fresh lemons and limes, sugar, boiling water (to dissolve the sugar) and cold water. Rosa Medea is … Continue reading Recipe: Lemon & Lime Ice Lollies

Midsummer Night’s Tipple: Aperol Spritz

Midsummer, Summer Solstice or Litha is days away. If you are looking for a celebratory tipple to honour the longest day of the year, the Italian bitter apéritif, Aperol, with its orange hue seems a fitting choice. Fresh fruits such as oranges and lemons, summer fruits, honey, and any yellow or orange coloured foods are traditionally associated with Litha. Traditional drinks consumed on Litha are ale, … Continue reading Midsummer Night’s Tipple: Aperol Spritz

Recipe: Pistachio Cupcakes

Cupcakes come in all shapes, sizes, and flavours. If you like pistachios, these pistachio cupcakes are likely go down well at teatime. One of the best cupcakes I have had to date has been a chocolate cupcake with pistachio-flavoured buttercream, but this recipe goes all out with the pistachios – mixing chopped pistachios in the cake mixture as well as the buttercream. Rosa Medea is … Continue reading Recipe: Pistachio Cupcakes

Recipe: Spicy Sardine Sambal

Tinned sardines are incredibly versatile when it comes to making a meal – add them to pasta, salads, curries, sandwiches, mezze, or even eat them straight out of a can. What’s more tinned sardines are rich in protein, omega-3s, vitamin B12 and selenium, making the cold water fish a healthy addition to any meal. If you like spicy food, try out this Indonesian-style spicy sardine … Continue reading Recipe: Spicy Sardine Sambal

Recipe: Jamaican Beef Patties

Tasty and spicy, Jamaican Patties make for a perfect snack food or light meal. While they are readily available from the supermarkets, they too are simple and easy to make and can be made using your choice of filling. The below recipe calls for the use of ground beef, however you can experiment with shredded chicken, lamb, vegetables, or beans. The addition of turmeric in … Continue reading Recipe: Jamaican Beef Patties

Recipe: Salsa and Guacamole

Mexican dips such as salsa and guacamole make ideal accompaniments to protein-packed meals such as chilli con carne, chicken fajitas or for simply dipping with corn chips. There are numerous ways to make salsa and the good thing is that if you don’t have fresh tomatoes to hand, you can use tinned tomatoes which work just as well. The below video offers a simple recipe … Continue reading Recipe: Salsa and Guacamole

Recipe: Homemade Lemonade

Lemonade is a much loved drink that quenches thirst in the summer months, and goes down a charm any other time of year really. There are different ways to make lemonade. The below recipe makes use of simple syrup (a water and sugar solution), which is ideal for those that are not keen on the gritty taste of sugar in drinks. Ingredients: 1050ml of water … Continue reading Recipe: Homemade Lemonade