Welcome to Motherhood…Pass the Biscuit Tin.

Becoming a Mother was everything I expected and nothing like I thought it would be. Or more to the point nothing like ‘I’ thought ‘I’ would be. The fact that its taken me the best part of 7 months to even write this blog is testament to that! You go to your antenatal classes, talk…

Teenage Years & Anxiety & Fresh Tomato & Basil Pasta Sauce.

With motherhood fast approaching I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about how to be a good parent. I wont lie bringing a child into the world is a terrifying prospect, it’s not an easy world we inhabit and things like social media and peer pressure can make it even harder. What terrifies me the…

Anxiety Triggers & Oreo Cheesecake Swirl Brownies

Although thanks to lots of positive lifestyle changes my anxiety is kept to a minimum now, I do still have flair ups and suffer with the occasional anxiety attack. You have to accept this, recognise the signs and try to manage them as best as you can, unfortunately there is no cure for anxiety and…

Sticky Miso Cod with Fresh Mango & Chilli Salsa

As I mentioned in my last post I have some exciting news that I’m thrilled to share with you all. Some of you might have guessed already but for those of you that haven’t i’m delighted to say (dramatic pause) I’m pregnant! This was a wonderful but unexpected surprise, we had planned on trying for…

Chicken Fajitas with Homemade Guacamole & Salsa

This has to be one of my all time favourite meals, despite the fact that I’ve been cooking it for years, it never gets old. It’s a real crowd pleaser and easy to scale up so it’s ideal if you’ve got friends coming round, I think help-yourself sharing food is brilliant when entertaining, it’s more…

Simple Sourdough Bread, a Beginners Guide

When it comes to sourdough it’s really easy to become overwhelmed with the various different techniques, equipment, time taken and general language used. This may leave you running for the hills instead of reaching for your bag of flour and I think that’s a real shame. I believe every family should be able to produce…

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…

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…

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…