• Recipes

    Campfire Pasta

    This is one of those recipes that I threw together with the scrapings in the fridge on the off chance it might work. It turned out to be one of the best pasta dishes I’ve made in ages so I’m REALLY glad I wrote it all down as I went along! Campfire Pasta is based on an old slimming classic called Campfire Stew which I have made a lot in the past. Both dishes are simple but pack in loads of flavour! I made mine gluten free but you can of course change it and use the normal ingredients. Ingredients (Serves 4) 1 Onion 1 Pepper 4 slices of smoked…

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    Sloppy Joes

    I will probably have American’s say that I’ve ruined their classic dish here but I like it, and it’s healthy! It was actually Mr’s fault I made this recipe, I had some 5% fat mince that I didn’t really know what to do with and we didn’t fancy Bolognese or Chilli again. He googled “recipes using mince” and one of the things that came up was Sloppy Joes. I checked the recipe and realised I could make that to suit my diet! I have used gluten free worcestershire sauce and a gluten free roll for mine but of course these can made using proper worcestershire sauce and a wheat roll. Ingredients (Serves 4) 500g…

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    10 Ways To Feel Better in Yourself

    It’s Mental Health Awareness Week this week and as two thirds of people experience some sort of mental health issue in their lifetime I thought I’d do a little post about helping yourself feel better. I myself have experienced anxiety and depression, I’ve also done a little bit of training in counselling and I like to think I’m in a good place mentally now so these are tips that I use personally if I’m having an off day. Just remember- it’s ok not to be ok. 1. Get Enough Sleep Everyone says it but getting 7-8 hours a night is actually really important for your body to revive itself. Sleep…

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    Tomato and Chorizo Pasta

    This was such a tasty dinner! Even the toddler demolished a bowl full and he’s in that horrible picky stage where he will only eat breaded chicken and pasta and screams if there’s any vegetable lumps. He won’t even eat chips! So this has the toddler stamp of approval so it must be pretty good.

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    Why I’m Ditching The Diet

    Well hello again and welcome to my new look blog, isn’t it pretty! As you will notice, all my old posts are still here but there have been a few edits that you may notice if you look close enough. I have taken a massive step and I’m moving away from “diet culture” and promoting a company that I have had internal battles with for a while now. Before you run to my Instagram page and click the Unfollow button please take the time to read this and try to understand where I’m coming from and actually, where I want to go now. It all started last year….. *dreamy music…

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    Mexican Rice

    This is something I used to cook way before I started “dieting” and now it seems every time I have it on the menu we end up with a takeaway! Tonight, I finally managed to cook it again and I forgot how good it is for a simple, 1 pan dish. It’s a great way of using up wrinkly veg too as you can chuck whatever you fancy in it. You can also make it vegetarian, which I have done many times before, by simply removing the chicken. Also, you can make it as spicy or mild as you like, as with pretty much all my recipes, this is child…

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    Carrot & Sweet Potato Cakes

    I’ve decided this month I’m going to go as gluten free as I can to see if it helps my stomach at all. My niece has Coeliac disease and it’s supposed to run in the family, I’ve had stomach upsets for years but I always put it down to a bad diet, it’s been a lot better since I changed my diet 2 years ago but I still get the odd flare up and it’s usually when I’ve had pizza or pasta. I do get bloated quite a lot too so even though I know I’m not coeliac, I think I’m definitely sensitive to gluten. I made these potato cakes…

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    Easy Chilli Sauce

    I use this sauce for a few different dishes but it also makes a great dipping sauce. It’s hard to find good, healthy sauces so why not make one?! It only takes a couple of minutes to throw together too. You can change the quantities of the ingredients to make more and of course to suit your taste! This should make about 2 portions.

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    Jar Noodles

    This was a slightly experimental lunch but it turned out to be a success! Which is always a bonus. I love a Pot Noodle style thing but this is a great way of getting more vegetables in your system and also, it’s more filling than a shop bought one as it contains protein! I have recently adapted this recipe as I wrote it pre-gluten free. I use dried Rice Noodles instead of egg ones and a gluten free alternative to soy sauce.

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    Cheesy Garlic Stuffed Mushrooms

    These are probably one of my favourite starters ever and it took me ages to realise that of course I can have them as a lunch! They’re easy to make and don’t take long to cook but yet I still forget about them for months on end then all of a sudden they’ll just pop into my mind and I HAVE to have them!

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