How is my child 4 in just a few weeks?

I’m hyperventilating. Or losing my mind. Seriously though, my child turns 4 in 2 weeks and I feel like the last few months, the biggest changes have happened and I don’t know if I’m ready for it yet. It’s been a big year for so many reasons but it’s flown and I don’t know if…

Laughter really is the best medicine

I’m meeting my bestie for a socially distanced meet up today. It’s so overdue. It’s all been a bit mad recently and we barely get time to chat anymore, video calls are a thing of the past, and when we can message, we’ll have a moment once or twice here and there on Facebook messenger,…

Apologies for the radio silence

Hello everyone. Apologies for the radio silence, but it’s been an odd time for the world the last few months, which is why I stopped writing. Not because I couldn’t, but because I didn’t really know what to write. So much has happened in just a few months this year that everyone has been feeling…

I’m taking fibre-rich foods on for size

My best friend is vegan. She’s been vegan for about a year but all because of her health. Last summer she got diagnosed with Gilbert syndrome. I had never heard of it before her diagnosis but the common inherited illness affects how the liver processes bilirubin – a yellowish pigments made in the liver and…

Roasted cauliflower, tomato, chickpea and cous cous salad

I love roasted cauliflower, it has s really delicious creamy taste and thankfully I had something to cook for or this would have probably been eaten before the christening. Most of the ingredients would be in your cupboard and this dish is super cheap to make. Seasoned well, tastes lush. Perfect. Preparation: 20 minutes Cooking…

Sesame Sweet Honey Beef

I had planned to do another dish with the ingredients but as time started to disappear, I decided upon the quickest and easiest of any of my dishes. Most of the sauce ingredients I had in my cupboard, so no extra expense but some other bits were what I had in the fridge. Preparation: 5…

Golden Delicious – trying vegetarian on for size

Last year I tried a few methods to help me feel fuller for longer. On my quest to find healthy alternative ingredients to fit in with our lifestyle, can sometimes prove difficult, as we all love meat in our diet. Which is why, when I was offered the opportunity to sample Seba’s Golden Goodness Soya…

I don’t know what to think of The Masked Singer, do you?

Anyone else feeling a bit WTF with the ITV music show that everyone is talking about? Everyone is baffled as they try and figure out who is behind the masks. The judges are a mix-match too, who thought up them as a team to judge? Weird. It’s all very weird though to be honest. Like,…

Sweet Chilli Fishcakes Stir Fry

Feeling fishy? Well we were in our house. Not sure why we had so many salmon fishcakes from Tesco, but whilst defrosting the freezer, I found a load and decided that would be next days dinner. Except, naughty it came to the afternoon and I decided I didn’t fancy salmon, spinach & lemon fishcakes at…

Shake up your Brussel Sprouts game with this recipe…

I ate Brussel sprouts last weekend. I know. Doesn’t seem much to you, but it’s a first for me. Those little fart balls have always been a hell no for me but I shook up this side dish so that all the family can tuck in and enjoy last weekend. And I loved it. Does…

New Amsterdam is my new guilty pleasure

Business Insider named it one of the worst 8 network tv shows last year, The Atlantic said it is ‘an atrocious portrayal of medicine,’ in all honestly, if you type “New Amsterdam” into Google search, you’ll find a host of other big named newspapers and magazines equally saying the show is terrible for various reasons….

And just like that Christmas is over…

I can’t believe Christmas has been and gone and we’re just a few days away until 2020. Seriously, how fast has this year gone? It’s been a great Christmas with family and friends, but I’ll admit, I am looking forward to getting back into a routine. It’s that weird part of the year in between…

Eggless Galaxy Brownies

Sam’s nephew is allergic to eggs but loves chocolate, who doesn’t? But trying to find a good brownie recipe that replaces the egg with something else but still gives that glorious fudge texture, can be really difficult. Last year I found a recipe through a vegan website called Northern Veg and tried it, Seth loved it and…

I have done my Christmas Shopping. There, I said it.

Let’s settle this now… It’s never too early to start. Ever. 10 years ago, I think I would of waited until 7pm Christmas Eve, to drag myself to some hell of a high street and just do it. A rush buy for all the family. Fast forward to the beginning of December and I can…