Salted Avocado Brownie

This pudding definitely ticks the boxes; chocolate brownie AND avocado! You can find the recipe here courtesy of Lucy Bee Coconut Oil. This brownie is easy to make and just feels that little bit more healthy. It’s made without using butter, instead coconut oil and surprise, surprise; contains avocado. All topped off with some pink Himalayan…

Beetroot and Feta Burgers

A friend posted this recipe last week after reading my blog ‘9 ways to 10-a-day’. This vegetarian burger sounded interesting so I thought I would give it a try. I have never eaten a vegetarian burger so wasn’t sure what to expect or whether I’d like it. You can pick up the recipe here but here’s my take…

Mamma’s Homemade Meatballs

Meatballs are a BIG hit at mealtimes in our household. But wherever I buy them from a store, or even the butcher, they never seem to quite match up to those that I make at home. Store bought meatballs are usually too fatty and lack flavour. Here’s my recipe for meatballs that certainly gets the seal…

How to eat more fruit and vegetables – 9 ways to 10-a-day

So 5 portions of fruit and veg is no-longer good enough. The latest guidelines (Imperial College London) tell us that we need to eat 10! 10 I say. How many of us were actually managing 5 a day, everyday? So how realistic is it to consume 10 portions a day? 10 sounds a little daunting…

Day 64 – regrouping ….

Let’s just say that February did not exactly go to plan. I have really struggled over the last few weeks and they have been testament I guess to the fact that sometimes there is simply too much going on in life to be able to focus on me (or you!). Stress levels both out of…

Why you need a good nights sleep

I don’t know about you but I really, and I mean really, need my sleep. If I don’t get enough I get grumpy. How many hours of sleep do you get on average each night? For me it ranges between about 6-7 hours I guess. The recommended average is 8 hours but everyone is different….

Small Steps … or maybe slow steps

At long last I managed a run. Let’s face it the idea of doing it was good, but the reality  of was let’s just say, lacking. But I did it….and that’s the most important thing. I managed 2.85km. It wasn’t fast and it wasn’t clever but that’s not important. I took it steady and managed…

For the love of homemade candles

One of my lovely friends has been telling me recently about her homemade candles and gave me one as a gift for Christmas. The fragrance was lovely and it just felt that bit more special burning a candle that had been lovingly handmade. So much so that my friend has inspired me to have a go…

When you’re having an ‘I quit’ 2 weeks – yikes!

Oh dear, oh dear. Well let’s just say that the last 2 weeks have NOT exactly gone to plan. A combination of feeling unwell, half term, my mum’s birthday celebrations and lots of stressful stuff going on at work have resulted in a few things going a little Peter Tong. My goodness the first 6…

Day 37 – a very peculiar day

Well I haven’t posted for a few days and there’s two reasons for this. Firstly I haven’t felt too great and secondly I don’t want to bore you with my drivel about day in day out routine, so I will post when I (think) I have something a little more interesting to share with you….