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    Bacon, Leek and Potato Soup

    Bacon, Leek and Potato Soup is the perfect winter-warmer. I do love soup! There’s just something about it when the weather is miserable and cold. Soup is just the perfect meal. It warms you from the inside out. This Bacon, Leek and Potato soup is perfect for those grey, rainy days and is really filling thanks to the potato. It’s also a good way of using up some sad looking potatoes lurking in the cupboard. If you don’t fancy this one why not try my Chunky Vegetable Soup or Carrot And Coriander Soup With Crunchy Croutons instead? There’s a soup for everyone in my eyes!

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    Victoria Sponge (well not quite)

    Scan Bran….. You either love it or hate it and I must say, I quite like it! Now, please don’t expect this to be like a proper Victoria sponge because it’s not but as far as low calorie cakes go, this is a decent one! Scan Bran makes quite a squidgy cake but it’s heavy, not light and fluffy like a proper sponge. I had half a cake as breakfast and could barely eat lunch which is not like me!

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    Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

    Roasted Red Pepper Hummus was a little bit of an experiment. I love when my experiments go right though! I’ve never been much of a hummus fan but I decided to give this a go so I’ve got something a bit different for lunch. Now it’s got me thinking about summer picnics down the beach. This is the only way I will ever eat celery. I can’t stand it on it’s own usually! Shop bought hummus can be quite high in fat so this is a healthier alternative. Roasted Red Pepper Hummus is a little bit thicker but still tastes amazing. It also doesn’t take too long to make, as…

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    Slow Cooker Pepperpot Stew

    I love a slow cooker meal, and Pepperpot Stew is definitely one of my favourites. Slow cookers are just so handy for busy days and you can make perfect wintery stews. This particular stew is full of flavour but with a slight kick. The kids enjoy it too so it shows it’s not too spicy. You can make this with beef or pork, both taste great but I prefer pork.

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    Smokey Bacon and Chickpea Soup

    Winter is definitely here and for me that means it’s soup weather! I love my chunky vegetable soup but I’m getting a little bored of it so today I decided to try something new and this is what I came up with. Smokey Bacon and Chickpea Soup tastes amazing and it’s perfect for warming you up from the inside. There’s a real smoked flavour to it and the chickpeas give it some real filling power. Ingredients 4 rashers of smoked bacon, fat removed and cut into small chunks 2 tins chopped tomatoes 1 tin of chickpeas 1 litre vegetable stock 1 medium onion, diced 1 tbsp of smoked paprika 1/2…

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    30 Day Yoga Challenge Results

    As you may have seen from Instagram and/or previous blog posts I challenged myself to do a 30 Day Yoga course that I found on YouTube. Well tonight, I completed it. It did take me slightly longer than 30 days because I have had to miss the odd day due to not having time to fit it in (usually weigh in night) but I always picked it up again the next day.

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    Lemon Drizzle Baked Oats

    Lemon Drizzle Baked Oats are another combination that I love! Another day, another baked oats recipe. I have so many different combinations for these now but I only share the best ones. I always make them a couple of times before I post just to ensure they’re good! What are your favourite combinations? If Lemon Drizzle Baked Oats don’t quite take your fancy why not try Melt In The Middle Baked Oats or Caramel Apple Baked Oats

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    Easy Peasy Spaghetti Bolognese

    Spaghetti Bolognese is a family classic and everyone has their own way of doing it. I love mine filled with veg and because it’s chopped up quite small even the toddler eats it without much fuss. Easy Peasy Spaghetti Bolognese really is just that though. Once upon a time my Bolognese would have been made with sauce from a jar. This way is just as easy though and far healthier! There’s no added salt and there’s so much veg in it. I have my Easy Peasy Spaghetti Bolognese with gluten free pasta and the Bolognese is naturally gluten free. I also enjoy having it with courgetti (spiralised courgette) that’s been…

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    Caramel Apple Baked Oats

    Caramel Apple Baked Oats are the perfect autumnal breakfast. Filling and tasty too. I’ve said it once, I’ll say it a million times, I love baked oats! I did go off of them for a while as I was eating them so often. Now though, I’m back on them, just not as often. I decided to go seasonal with them today as it is caramel apple season! I forgot how much I liked cooked apple too, there’s something really homely about it and it just reminds me of apple pie. These Caramel Apple Baked Oats were so tasty and a nice way to sneak a bit of fruit in first…

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