Food

My Relationship With Food

Growing up I don’t think food was really my friend. I’d turn my nose up at anything remotely odd looking or smelling without even actually tasting it. I wouldn’t dare to touch a pepperoni pizza or a Chinese, let alone Curry or even fruit. I was always the reason we chose certain restaurants or had certain things for dinner and …

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Peanut Butter Overnight Oats Recipe

My friend introduced me to overnight oats a while ago but it has taken me months to find the courage to actually try them for myself. In fact at first I couldn’t imagine them to be very appetising at all but that’s because I am a very visual eater and also very picky with my porridge in particular. Now I …

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Chocolate & Chia Seeds Overnight Oats Recipe

I don’t own a full length mirror. I’m not tall enough to see into our bathroom one and so I put up with a hand held one for my makeup in a poorly lit hall way. That’s how I dress myself each morning, relying on a quick glimpse in a shop window to double check I actually look half decent …

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Raisin & Walnut Chocolate Bark – Leftover Easter Eggs

I have had several boxes of Easter eggs sitting in our kitchen staring at me. Screaming to be eaten. For some reason, they just haven’t which I know sounds completely ludicrous. But it’s go to the point that I am crying to have my work surfaces back so instead of the usual chocolate nests, I decided to try my hand at …

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Yumbox Review & Giveaway

I want to officially declare that my 3 year old is rather strange. She gets so excited when it comes to lunch boxes so I was naturally very pleased to accept a Classic Yumbox V2 in Framboise Pink colour for me her to review. I mean look at this face… So the Yumbox is all about making lunches fun yet …

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Sunshine Smoothie With Sunrise Living

Between 5th and 13th March Sunrise Care Home communities are inviting the public to meet their talented chefs, sample their delicious and nutritious food. We were given one of their Taste of Sunrise Recipe books to try out a recipe at home. We decided to attempt the Sunshine Smoothie. To make your own Sunshine Smoothie you will need the following …

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Annabel Karmel’s Busy Mum’s Cookbook Review

I have started to really enjoy cooking and baking recently and my little collection of cookbooks is growing. One thing I’ve noticed is that since becoming a parent, my cook book collection is heavily dominated by Annabel Karmel. From weaning, child friendly and family cookbooks I have nearly everything to get ideas for new meals for my family. As a …

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Bernard Matthews Stir Fry-Days

I am very excited to announce that I am on the Bernard Matthews Family Panel for a second year running. We really enjoyed all the challenges last year so it wasn’t a hard decision to take part again. This year we are kicking off with a Stir-Fry challenge. We actually have never had a stir-fry at home which is really ridiculous considering …

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Sow & Grow with Innocent Drinks

We had such a lovely time at Fruit Towers back in August that when Innocent invited us along again we just couldn’t say no. All five of us headed into London on Tuesday to have some lunch at the headquarters of where my girls favourite drinks are thought of. I The journey was very straight forward but rather stressful with …

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Staying Positive In 2016 With Mini Babybel Light

I was given a task to write about being positive in 2016 right at a time when my life didn’t feel very positive. We’ve all just been ill and not only have we dealt with the physical illness, but there’s been boredom from P2 who hasn’t really caught anything, and now P3 seems to have gotten used to crying continuously. …

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Little Dish Go Gos Review

It’s been nearly 3 weeks since we significantly reduced the amount of milk P2 has during a 24 hour stretch and it’s been going really well. One thing that I have noticed is that she has been super hungry. Literally anything and everything goes which feels like we are being eaten out of house and home. I’ve been looking out …

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A Treat Idea For Nursery School Friends

Haribo sweets are most definitely a popular choice when it comes to getting a little treat for your children’s friends when it’s their birthdays. I used to go with a carrier bag full of sweets, sweets I happened to hate as a child. With it being the first year that P2 has to dish out the treats for her birthday, …

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Valentines Jam Heart Biscuits

I used to hate Valentine’s Day. I felt it was very commercialised and a date in the diary specifically for people to make money from. Surely if you love someone you should be showing them that each day, not just one day out of 365. But then I joined the blogging world and this year I’m making an effort to …

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A Weight Loss Motivation Boost

I am now 3 weeks into my weight loss journey. My main goal wasn’t really to eat healthier but to eat less. Like the saying goes “everything in moderation”. I planned to cut my portions by half and stick to eating 1,000 calories a day. A big thing for me to cut was the biscuits. During the first week I …

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