FAB’S CRAB SALAD

FAB’S CRAB SALAD

If you are not all aware yet I am half French! This has some great advantages, like an amazing uncle who is an incredible chef! I say that but he always leaves my aunt to cook when we go round ;). Nethertheless his food LOOKs incredible and last week he got a fair amount of views on his Facebook video making a salad  Now he thinks he is a G and made up a YouTube channel. Cos I am a lovely supportive niece, I thought Id give him a section…

HEALTHY HARISSA CHICKEN

HEALTHY HARISSA CHICKEN

Whipping a tasty healthy meal together is not as hard or as daunting as it may seem. There is always countless meal ideas flying around, however many contain some sort of fancy ingredient or piece of equipment. I want something that I can pull out of the fridge and throw together in 30 minutes, but still have flavour! Don’t get me wrong I love a good salad every now and then but I enjoy something that is going to fill me up for the evening. In my kitchen there is…

HEALTHY CHOCOLATE EASTER TREATS

HEALTHY CHOCOLATE EASTER TREATS

I absolutely adore Easter and I wanted to make some healthy chocolate Easter treats. Just love it. It is a sign of Spring, a fresh start and new life. The sun comes out, flowers are in bloom, little lambs are being born and of course it is my Birthday! I have two super fond Easter memories.. My nana’s sister and her husband came to our house when I was around 8, with HUGE baskets full of eggs. We were never ones to really indulge as children. Chocolate and sweet things…

OLIVE AND PESTO ENCRUSTED FISH

OLIVE AND PESTO ENCRUSTED FISH

By now we all know that I am a fishy fan. Yet I still find it difficult to incorporate into my diet at home. The problem is I always find great deals on fish and would love to feel more confident to cook at home. Anyways I had a couple of cod fillets lying around so wanted to take the plunge. I wanted to make something unusual and not the boring old fish dish with two veggies or pasta. I was sent over a load of products from the lovely…

TRIPLE CHOCOLATE COCONUT PANCAKES

TRIPLE CHOCOLATE COCONUT PANCAKES

Chocolate has to be my biggest weakness, especially when trying to lead a healthier lifestyle. Yes I can make raw brownies with cacao powder, and eat nibbles of dark chocolate. However place anything chocolatey in front me and it gets immediately devoured. My problem is self control, therefore I do not buy these sorts of foods for the house. Out of site out of mind. Yet I am currently at my nanas. What it is about grandparents wanting to fill you full of sugar? Even when your 25 they still…

GOOD GREENS MATCHA OATS

GOOD GREENS MATCHA OATS

We have been told all our lives to eat our greens, it will make us strong. Here you go watch Popeye an be brainwashed. Though it does hold truth and greens have amazing health benefits for our body. Lucky for me I have never been a fussy eater and always eaten my veggies. However with 5 a day a thing of the past and 10 a day moving forward, I wonder how we can all incorporate more veggies into our diet. So when The Good Guru sent over their Good…

HEALTHY BERRY PROTEIN MILKSHAKE

HEALTHY BERRY PROTEIN MILKSHAKE

This Saturday I needed a big pick me up. Having had an indulgent night and the odd glass of wine. I woke up feeling groggy and bloated. As you do. Now I am older even a glass of wine makes me suffer for hours. I remembered why I rarely drink anymore. So with my mouth feeling like ghandy’s flip flops and my stomach like a washing machine, I needed some goodness in my body! I have recently received a lot of goody parcels. Considering I was planning a long walk…

INDIGO HERBS REVIEW AND EXCLUSIVE RECIPES

INDIGO HERBS REVIEW AND EXCLUSIVE RECIPES

As you are probably well aware by now I live in the middle of bumfluff nowhere. A worn down town that lived its hay days during the height of the slipper industry. That being said it means I am surrounded by beautiful countryside, countless reservoirs and open fells. It is pretty easy to lead a healthy lifestyle here. We always walk to do our Tesco shop, which is six miles. There are amazing places to go bike riding along with stunning walks. Having all those joys does not come without…

TURMERIC SAFFRON BANANA HONEY PANCAKES

TURMERIC SAFFRON BANANA HONEY PANCAKES

As we all know its pancake day pretty soon, and recently I have been going bananas for them… literally. Now is the time to get my pancake game right up and I have been chomping my way through the stacks to create some delicious healthy recipes. I mean everyone loves pancakes right, but everyone loves healthy pancakes more. My Instagram feed is continuously full of yummy looking stacks oozing with chocolate or honey loaded wit delicious tasty toppings. I mean why cant we eat pancakes all day every day, especially…

BRITISH LEEKS – RECIPE REVIEW – LEEK WHITE BEAN AND SMOKED HADDOCK STEW

BRITISH LEEKS – RECIPE REVIEW – LEEK WHITE BEAN AND SMOKED HADDOCK STEW

This year I made a promise to myself. This was to experiment with more foods, and follow more recipes so I can gain better skills in the kitchen. I mean you do not learn out of nowhere, and following recipes allow you to learn more skills and give you a better understanding of food pairings. Leeks are a vegetable that I rarely use in my cooking. I adore leek and potato soup, however that is as far as my leek usage goes. So when I got chatting to British Leeks…