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Rebecca Swinn
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Chocolate Pecan Pies
Pecan pie is one of the quickest and simplest bakes, just requiring some melting and mixing in a pan, a pastry case and oven. Dark chocolate adds a dimension of decadence to the mix. There
were thirteen of us around for Boxing Day so I made a couple of 9 i...

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Six Healthy, One Minute Snacks
One of the barriers to introducing healthy snacking into our diets is the extra time and effort it takes to make it. So here are six snacks that you can make in a minute. No excuses now! 1.  Spiced chickpeas - Drain a can of chickpeas. Add it to a hot pan, ...

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Six Healthy, One Minute Snacks
1.  Spiced chickpeas. Drain a can of chickpeas. Add it to a hot pan, and toss until dry on the outside. Add a tablespoon of curry paste /curry powder, some garlic powder, paprika, salt, pepper and a teaspoon of olive oil. Fry until the chickpeas start poppi...

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Holiday Kitchen and a new constitution
Dear loyal followers and fellow foodies, You may have noticed that Sugar & Two Cents has been on holiday for a while. It's been a bit of a whirlwind since I made a snap decision to move to Brum to join a small team at a fantastic new project called Holiday ...

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Braised Aubergine with Homemade Garlic Chilli Sauce
For fear of getting a cold plate of food, you can probably tell that I rushed taking the photos. There was also a strange angle of daylight in the one spot of the house that isn't shrouded in darkness, so the photos don't do this one justice. Go by faith, t...

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Indonesian Kale (Mallum)
This is my  version of a popular Indonesian dish, Mallum or Mallung which means 'to mix up'. That's what I love about these kind of recipes - there is no right or wrong, and their are a million grandmother's versions. Just mix it up and hit it with flavour ...

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Banana and Passionfruit Cake with Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting
This cake was the brainchild of my dad, who, tired and dazed
from a 3am wake-up call as we plotted down the M6 to collect mum from Heathrow,
strung a few words together to formulate an answer to my question of what birthday cake he wanted. He's a man of mor...

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Gluten Free Apple Crumble
Although you don't see many of the classics here at Sugar & Two
Cents, suspend your for penchant exotic and complicated desserts for this
gluten-free apple crumble.  On the weekend we had a lot of old, wrinkly and rotting apples lying around. I don't like...

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One minute salsa
Maybe it's an indication of uneducated tastebuds, but I much prefer sloppy, commercial salsa to the fresh stuff which requires chopping lots of fresh ingredients. Still, shop bought salsa is expensive, so here is a happy medium which takes under a minute to...

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Tofu Pad Thai
As a good and honourable citizen of the world is my duty to warn you
that this dish stinks. Treat the cooking of Pad Thai as you would a
paint job - wear clothes you don't mind ruining, and make sure there's a
steady flow of air throughout the process. M...
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