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10 Tips for healthy supermarket shopping

10 Tips for healthy supermarket shopping

We’ve all been there. Walking in to the supermarket, filled with ideas of just filling your bags with meat and veg. Then the toddler starts screaming, and the child starts picking up bags of brightly coloured snacks “pleeassseeee Mummmmmmmy” and before you know it, the […]

Sleeping with a snorer (Breathe Right nasal strips, review)

Sleeping with a snorer (Breathe Right nasal strips, review)

For the last 11 years I have slept with a snorer. I have heard every excuse possible; weight gain, a cold coming, not enough pillows, too many pillows, too cold, too hot, too much cheese, too much beer, too tired, I was on my back, it’s […]

Dear Diabetes…

Dear Diabetes…

  Dear Diabetes, It’s been 13 years since we got together, so I thought I would mark our ‘anniversary’ with a chat. A reflection. To start off, you are inescapable and at times, let’s be honest, a first class arse hole. You have seen me […]

Review of the 7 in 1 SmarTfold (& video)

Review of the 7 in 1 SmarTfold (& video)

SmarTrike contacted me just over 7 weeks ago to see whether we would like to trial their latest addition- the smarTfold. Florence was turning one and we had just moved to Cheltenham so it seemed like the perfect opportunity to get out and explore our new […]

Low Carb Pesto Pizza (+ Video)

Low Carb Pesto Pizza (+ Video)

A while ago I shared a photo of my pesto pizza creation on Instagram and Facebook asking whether any one would like to trial the recipe. Thinking perhaps a couple of people would respond, I ended up having over 200 requests and since then the […]

Blueberry Yoghurt Cake

Blueberry Yoghurt Cake

This cake is currently being made on a weekly basis in our house. Florence (my one year old daughter) adores it. She sometimes has a slice for breakfast usually with a rather mismatched side of avocado (her most favourite food). Otherwise I will pop it […]

Olive oil: A guide to buying, recipes and health

Olive oil: A guide to buying, recipes and health

There are so many types of olive oil on the shelves these days and working out exactly which one you should be cooking with / adding to oils and dipping your bread in can be a bit mind-boggling. So when Jamie’s Italian sent me a handy buyers guide […]

Review: SnuzPod, 3 in 1 bedside crib

Review: SnuzPod, 3 in 1 bedside crib

So, Florence is now one year old. I know, I know, where has the time gone? Well, although I feel like it has flown by, I also feel like there were several moments, especially during the first 12 weeks where time just stood still. When […]

Cheese and onion quiche with a celeriac and fennel crust

Cheese and onion quiche with a celeriac and fennel crust

We have finally moved and I can’t tell you how good it feels. Being able to walk out to the park or to a shop, without having to pack what used to feel like our worldly belongings in to the car is a revelation. Convenience […]

4 ingredient banana and chocolate chip loaf

4 ingredient banana and chocolate chip loaf

With only 4 ingredients, this is probably the most simple nut free, grain free and dairy free banana bread loaf you will find. It was created at 11pm a few nights ago. We are moving house today but at the time I was busy packing […]

Cauliflower cheesy bites

Cauliflower cheesy bites

Because who doesn’t love cauliflower cheese? Well, my mum for one, but trust me, these are divine. A perfect addition to a salad, Sunday roast, home cooked feast, barbecue, picnic, or just finger food to hand around at a party. Easy to prepare with hardly […]

Mini four ingredient banana and blueberry pancakes (for babies and adults too)

Mini four ingredient banana and blueberry pancakes (for babies and adults too)

I have been weaning Florence now for 4 months and it’s been such an enjoyable and exciting process. Watching her try new flavours and textures; going from puree to mashed food, then finger food to 3 full meals a day. There is currently nothing she […]