WHAT I READ || FEBRUARY READS

WHAT I READ || FEBRUARY READS

This year I have made a promise to myself to read more. After moving to a new house and unloading my library of books. I realised I don’t take time to read as much as I used to. I loved English at school at studied English lit at A levels which meant I read and studied an insane amount of books. However nowadays I only seem to get through the pages when on holiday. I joined Goodreads last year. As not only because you can check out new novels, and…

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…

SOFFLES PITTA CHIPS – REVIEW

SOFFLES PITTA CHIPS – REVIEW

If like many you’re resolution is New Year, New You, and you intend on budging some of that extra weight, or wanting to adopt and all together new healthy lifestyle, then snacking habits can be the worst. I am a sucker for snacks whether I am hungry, bored or emotional eating. It will result in a trip to the snack cupboard. Luckily this does not exist in my house anymore, so no more untoward snacking. If like me your a snack sufferer then you know there is nothing worse when…

ALMOND BUTTER BANANA CAKE RECIPE

ALMOND BUTTER BANANA CAKE RECIPE

The one great thing about going away for a few days is that you come back to banana perfect for baking with. Those lovely overripe squidgy bananas, that I get to whisk them into a nice comforting Wintery bake. Recently I was offered to choose a box of products from TheFoodMarket.com. An online marketplace for natural and organic food that is made and sold by small, independent merchants. Within this box I received a lovely tub of Pip and Nut Almond butter. Nut butters are my fave. So what better…

SWEET FREEDOM CHOC SHOT – REVIEW

SWEET FREEDOM CHOC SHOT – REVIEW

I am a massive sweet tooth and the hardest part about adopting a new healthier lifestyle has been avoiding chocolate. Of course I will have a nibble every now and then, but its about eating the right chocolate. My dad coming from France has always told me off for eating crap chocolate, that means anything like Cabdurys or Nestle etc. He would always prefer I eat real chocolate. Of course we do not have them amazing chocolate shops like in France. Not like I listened anyway I still used to…

AUTUMN SPICED POACHED PEARS

AUTUMN SPICED POACHED PEARS

Its that time of  the year where the air is filled with the smell of cinnamon, mulled wine and gorgeous spice blends. I love it. I also love the fact that you can make your kitchen smell like that too. Autumn is the time for warm comforting bowls of breakfasts. Ones that make you feel fuzzy and remind you that Christmas is on its way. You can whip up a spiced syrup and poach some seasonal fruits, making your whole kitchen smell like a Yankee candle. Our seasonal fruit was…

CRISPY COURGETTE FRITTERS RECIPE

CRISPY COURGETTE FRITTERS RECIPE

Sometimes the best meals are the quickest and easiest. They are also packed full of goodness and veggies. My partner loves courgettes, and I am trying to find some filling meatless meals for us. Therefore these we just perfect. I love things that have texture. These are so lovely and crispy on the outside and soft and moist on the inside. You can jazz them up with anything you want. Other spices or you can add in additional veggies. I recently got some spirulina powder from Indigo Herbs, I have been dying…

ONE POT PASTA RECIPE

ONE POT PASTA RECIPE

There are those nights when the thoughts of cooking of meal is a chore. This is the time when we are most likely going to turn to bad foods. Something easy something quick. Well yesterday was a long day and last night I really did not feel like cooking. However I still wanted something nice. healthy and filling. I didnt want to have to turn to the likes of just eat. The other problem is I havent done a weekly shop yet so my cupboards and fridge were looking bare….

J F RABBIT VEG WATER – REVIEW

J F RABBIT VEG WATER – REVIEW

As  you may well know by now, I am a water snob. I despise the taste of tap water, so I am always on the lookout for for something new, that I can use to hydrate myself or to go along with my delightful meals. I was contacted by new brand J F Rabbit to try some of their veg water. Excited to try something new I said yes straight away. ‘In a world of sugary, fruity drinks, they set out to buck the trend, inventing a new world of delicious…

CARROT CAKE NICE CREAM RECIPE

CARROT CAKE NICE CREAM RECIPE

I have always been a sucker for ice cream. That smooth, cold creaminess has always got to me. I always have fond memories of being able to create these super glorious sundaes. Made with my nana’s fresh fruit, then again grandparents always let you over indulge. However now I am on a healthy streak I have become a huge fan of nice cream. I mean who wouldn’t. It is the most simplest thing. As well as being a great healthy substitute for ice cream. The fact of using bananas is…