Beef Bolognese Soup

This recipe really does cover all bases. It’s packed with nutrients and vitamins from all the fresh vegetables, lots of lean protein from the beef, carbs from wholegrain pasta and a dose of good fats from the cheese & coconut oil. According to mentalhealth.org A balanced mood and feelings of wellbeing can be protected by…

Chewy Oat & Seed Granola Bars -Gluten & Refined Sugar Free!

I love chewy, oaty granola bars. I love the flavours, the textures, taste and the convenience but what I don’t love is the mile long ingredients list! I mean what the hell are mixed Tocopherols? Who wants to eat Maltodextrin or Palm Kernel Oil- frankly it makes a scary read, especially when these are considered…

Lean Turkey Burgers with Baked Salt & Vinegar Chips & Sriracha Slaw

Paying attention to nutrition and healthy eating definitely doesn’t mean you have to go without, in fact quite the opposite. There’s a great quote on Instgram doing the rounds at the moment that perfectly encapsulates this for me: By cooking from scratch and making educated food choices you can still enjoy all your favourite foods…

No Oven…No Problem, Simple Student Recipes

The inspiration behind this blog comes from my sister who is in her first year at University. Last week I received a WhatsApp:  …..I was wondering if you had some time if you could think of any recipes someone could make with only a toaster, microwave, kettle and a toastie maker? We have very limited…

Chocolate & Oreo Drippy Cake

If you like Oreos or know someone who does then this is the cake for you. Rich chocolate sponge surrounded by Oreo buttercream, topped with chocolate ganache, more buttercream and whole Oreo cookies – what’s not to like?? It makes a show stopping centerpiece for any Birthday party table! It may look a little overwhelming…

Roasted & Spiced Butternut Squash Soup

Here’s another recipe to help you hit your 5-a-day. This recipe makes a huge batch of soup making it great for feeding a crowd or what I like to do is stock up on healthy lunches for during the week, it means I can eat well even when I’m really busy. It will happily keep…

Quitting Alcohol & Super Banana Berry Smoothie Recipe

So I finally decided to kick the drink! I don’t like to use the term ‘give up’ as I firmly believe that I’m doing quite the opposite. Giving up insinuates going without and by quitting alcohol I won’t be missing out, instead think my life is going to be so much better! Alcohol isn’t good…

Chocolate Truffles & a Thank You!

Originally posted on bakingyoubetter:
We can also use cooking as a way to say thank you. Those who suffer from anxiety or mental health issues are rarely suffering alone. There’s a mother, a father, a brother, a sister, a partner, a friend or ally who suffers with us. While it’s not the same kind of…

Christmas Canapés for Easy Entertaining

The trick for winning at entertaining during the festive season is by arming yourself with an arsenal of recipes that you can make ahead. You don’t want to be chained to the stove while your family and friends are sipping all the bubbly without you. It’s important to strike a balance between impressing your guests…

My (Skinnier) Pad Thai

I feel I need to start by saying this recipe is by no means authentic. I probably shouldn’t even be calling it a Pad Thai but hey that’s the beauty of freedom of speech. It is a great, tasty way to pack a lot of vegetables and lean protein into your midweek meals. In Asia…

Mini Christmas Cakes with Spiced Rum & Almond Buttercream

If your family and friends are anything like mine I’m sure you’ll find that Christmas cake tends to divide opinion. For some it just wouldn’t be Christmas without it whereas others wouldn’t touch it with a tinsel clad barge pole. The lack of takers means that often years will go by without me making a…

Chocolate, Salted Caramel & Toasted Marshmallow ‘Bonfire’ Cupcakes

While I’m definitely a summer girl through and through there’s still something quite magical to me about the autumn. From the end of summer until Christmas day it’s like the weekend of winter, the best bit. There’s excitement in the air, cosy nights in are relished and layering up in woollen jumpers and scarfs is…