3 must make Christmas canapés!

Here are my top 3 must make Christmas canapés! They are absolutely delicious, easy to make and perfect to show off at your Christmas party!

These recipes will make canapés for 3-4 people.

Chicken Swizzlers


  • 1 chicken breasts
  • Mini wooden skewers
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1/2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp honey
  • Small bunch coriander
  • 1 lime
  • 1/2 white onion
  • 1 small garlic clove


1.Preheat your oven to 170 degrees. Next, cut the chicken breast into small strips and pierce with small wooden skewers.

2. Next, add all of the peanut sauce ingredients into a blender. Blend until combined.

3. Drizzle 1/4-1/2 of the sauce over the chicken swizzlers, save the rest for a dipping sauce!

4. Next, cook the chicken swizzlers for around 10 minutes. Keep an eye on them to make sure they don’t over cook and dry out.

5. Finally, dip them in some peanut sauce and enjoy! 🙂

Smoked Salmon Blini


  • 1 slice smoked salmon
  • Gem lettuce
  • 1/2 lemon
  • Pinch black pepper
  • 60g plain gluten free flour
  • 1 medium egg
  • 150ml milk
  • Butter or oil for cooking


1.Add the flour, egg and milk into a bowl and combine with an electric whisk. If the mixture if too thick you can add some more milk to loosen the mix.

2. Next, melt the butter or oil in the frying pan and cook the blinis. I usually aim for the size of a 5.6cm pastry cutter.

3. Once your blini’s are cooked, top with crunchy iceberg lettuce, a slice of smoked salmon and a crack of black pepper. Just before serving squeeze over fresh lemon juice.

4. Next, enjoy! 🙂

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Vegetable Tempura


  • 1/2 broccoli
  • 1 large carrot
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1/2 courgette
  • 1 large egg
  • 80g plain or brown rice flour
  • 180ml chilled sparkling water
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • Extra virgin olive oil for frying
  • Soy sauce for serving


1.Cut your veggies into medium sized chunks. Next, fill a saucepan with olive oil for shallow frying (about an inch deep). Turn the hob on to a medium heat, and begin warming the oil.

2. Crack your egg in a large mixing bowl, add the sparkling water and whisk until combined.

3. Next, add the flour, salt, pepper and continue to whisk until combined.

4. Now the batter is ready, dip each piece of veg in it and place it straight into the pan.

5. Repeat until all of the veg is coated and cooked.

6. Next, dip them in some soy sauce and enjoy! 🙂

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Christmas activity ideas!

This weeks post is a little different, I want to focus on mental health and general wellbeing. Christmas is such a lovely time of year, it often passes by so quickly, leaving us thinking we should have been more festive!

So I’m going to share some fun Christmas activity ideas you can do with your family and friends to make the most of the festive season!

1. Create a Christmas movie list

This is something I love to do every year with my family! There is nothing better than snuggling up with a blanket, a hot drink and watching a great movie!

Making a list also gets you super excited, here are some ideas for your Christmas movie list:

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  • Elf
  • Home alone 1 & 2
  • The Christmas Chronicles 1 & 2 (Netflix)
  • The Grinch (2018)
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
  • Love Actually
  • Gremlins

2. Go to a Christmas Market

Christmas markets are absolutely beautiful, there is so much to enjoy including:

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  • Christmas lights
  • Traditional food and drinks
  • Gift buying
  • Decoration Inspo and buying
  • Ice skating
  • Meeting Santa with little ones

You can also find some amazing gifts to support small local businesses.

The majority of Christmas markets are outdoors which is great for COVID. Being outdoors helps to decrease the spread of the virus, so if you are worried about COVID, this might be a good activity to choose!

3. Get baking!

I absolutely love baking, especially during the Christmas season! So grab a family member, or a friend and get in the kitchen!

Here are some ideas!:

4. Host a Christmas cocktail competition

Obviously this one is more for adults, I usually split everyone into teams of two (you can do it individually!) and every team has to come up with and make a cocktail.

After trying every cocktail, each team votes which one is the best. It can get quite competitive, but I think it’s great fun!

Some other Christmas activity ideas:

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  • Complete a Christmas puzzel
  • Build a gingerbread house
  • Make mulled wine
  • Play secret Santa
  • Make your own decorations
  • Christmas photoshoot

Thank you for reading The best Christmas activities! I hope you enjoyed this post and got some great ideas! Be sure to subscribe and follow me on Instagram!

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