Sticky Ginger Cake

Sticky Ginger Cake

I have an amazing, foolproof recipe for ginger cake that has always been my go-to recipe…until cutting out gluten and refined sugar. It was full of sugar, treacle and syrup, and coated in more syrup. I have really missed it, so I had a go at making a ginger cake today that contained less refined … Continue reading

Tropical Smoothie Bowl

Tropical Smoothie Bowl

          I found this funky looking fruit in the shops this week. I had no idea what it was, so I bought it. The label said it was a Yellow Pitaya. This is the inside, and as you can see it looks a lot like a dragon fruit.       … Continue reading

Courgette Chocolate Brownie

Courgette Chocolate Brownie

          Sometimes you just want something sticky, stodgy and chocolatey to eat. I confess that I am a comfort eater, so I try to find recipes that bring comfort without all the bad stuff. These brownies are lovely and squidgy, really chocolatey, and have an amazing icing on top. You have … Continue reading

Fruit and Veg Smoothie

Fruit and Veg Smoothie

          For this smoothie I was just using up some things from the fridge so it is a bit of a strange mix.┬áBanana, strawberry, raspberry, carrot and lemon! I added a bit much water so it was more like a juice than a smoothie in consistency, but it was still nice.

Soft Baked Chocolate Cookies

Soft Baked Chocolate Cookies

          These are my most baked item at the moment. My husband loves them for work as they are very filling due to their high protein content. They are usually gone within a couple of days. These cookies are great as they are so quick and easy to make. Ingredients: 1 … Continue reading

Vegetable Omelette

Vegetable Omelette

            Sometimes a salad just isn’t going to cut it. For those days when you want something a bit more filling and comforting, an omelette is a quick and easy fix. Add a load of veg and you have a hearty, healthy lunch. For my omelette I fried off some … Continue reading

Banana Oat Muffins

Banana Oat Muffins

                These muffins are easy enough to make in the morning for breakfast. They are lovely eaten warm, and you could even spread some butter on them too! They are also great for packed lunches and after school snacks.   Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups oats 1 cup plain … Continue reading

Paleo Granola

Paleo Granola

        I have not found a nice gluten free granola anywhere. It really is very easy to make, although pricey when using just nuts and seeds. If you are OK with oats then you could always bulk it out with some oats. The ingredients listed below are just an example of quantities … Continue reading

Balti-style Chicken with Brown Rice

Balti-style Chicken with Brown Rice

Making tasty meals from scratch really isn’t that hard, you just need things in stock! I have a large selection of spices in my cupboard, and I don’t really know what I’m doing with them most of the time, but having a look at a few recipes for inspiration can help. I rarely have all … Continue reading

Beautiful Berry Smoothie Bowl

Beautiful Berry Smoothie Bowl

Another smoothie bowl. I absolutely love the colour of this one. These really do take as long to make and photograph as they do to eat, but it’s good fun. This smoothie was banana, strawberry, raspberry, celery and cucumber. On top there are chia seeds, freeze dried apple, blueberries and a few baby salad leaves … Continue reading

Smoothie Bowl

Smoothie Bowl

So, smoothie bowls are a thing, a very beautiful and creative thing, and I just had to join in with the fun! A smoothie bowl is quite simply, a smoothie in a bowl. The bonus is that you have a large surface area on which to sprinkle and arrange a whole host of delicious goodies. … Continue reading

Hot Prawn Salad

Hot Prawn Salad

Today I had planned on having prawn salad for lunch, but a cold salad wasn’t too appealing by the time it got to lunch, as I have been feeling the cold lately. I decided to do a bit of a stir fry with them instead. I added a bit of chilli to add to the … Continue reading

Easy Chicken Soup

Easy Chicken Soup

      Today it is cold and wet outside, and I’m not feeling 100%. I needed something warm and filling, healthy comfort food. Soup usually ticks all those boxes, and homemade chicken soup is great for fighting off those winter bugs! I had a chicken carcass in the fridge from our roast a couple … Continue reading

Veg Zing

Veg Zing

My first juice in ages! I wanted something simple and refreshing to ease me back into juicing. Ingredients: – 1 carrot – 1 apple – 1 stick of celery – 1/3 cucumber – small piece of fresh ginger

Breakfast Berry Smoothie

Breakfast Berry Smoothie

For today’s breakfast I needed something sweet and filling – fruit and oats seemed like a good option. Soak the oats in water before adding to the smoothie or it can be rather bitty. Ingredients: – 2 bananas – 1/2 cup raspberries – 1/2 cup strawberries – 1 tablespoon Greek yogurt – 1/2 cup soaked … Continue reading

Spring Kickstart

Spring Kickstart

Yes it’s been another two months since my last post. I’m still pretty tired out with looking after children and being pregnant, so some things get left behind. My eating still hasn’t been the best over the last two months, and I have given in to sugar again­čśŽ With the weather being a bit nicer, … Continue reading

Baby, birthdays, bugs and blogs.

Baby, birthdays, bugs and blogs.

So, my first post for a good while! I found out mid December that I was expecting baby number 4! Shortly after,┬áthe morning sickness kicked in and that was that. Fortunately my lovely hubby was around for the worst of it to help out with,┬á well, everything really! Feeling sick meant my regular eating habits … Continue reading

Christmas Salt Dough

Christmas Salt Dough

Salt dough is great for children and adults alike. Simple to make, easy to use and you can get some great results. This salt dough had plenty of mixed spice added for a real Christmassy feel. My youngest child had fun just playing with the salt dough, while the older ones enjoyed cutting out shapes. … Continue reading

Cauliflower crust pizza

Cauliflower crust pizza

              One junk food that I still keep getting cravings for is pizza! The flyers that come through the door every week don’t help either. I decided to try having a go at making cauliflower crust pizza, as I have seen it floating around on pinterest, and it looks … Continue reading

Brown Rice and Mixed Veg

Brown Rice and Mixed Veg

Making healthy, filling lunches for my husband while he’s at work can be difficult. There are only so many salads that he wants to eat! Today I have put together brown rice and mixed vegetables. Yummy and colourful! Brown Rice is extremely good for you, compared with white rice which has very few benefits. The … Continue reading

Sweet Breakfast

Sweet Breakfast

  If you are weaning yourself off sugary breakfast cereals, or sugar in tea and coffee, this is a great breakfast to curb your sugar cravings in the morning. Berries contain natural sugars, but are also loaded with vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants, as is honey. Seeds provide healthy fats and protein. Ingredients; – 1 banana … Continue reading

Amazeballs!

Amazeballs!

I am taking part in Foo Foo fun club classes, and part of it involves looking at what we eat. Amazeballs are recommended as a healthy snack alternative. I had a go at making two sorts this week. I just used what I had in the cupboard. Now they are in the fridge ready for … Continue reading

Chocolate Granola Crunch

Chocolate Granola Crunch

This is basically a flapjack type recipe, which I made in cup cake cases, but you could also bake it on a tray and use as granola. I normally do a “non chocolate” version, but I needed something a little chocolatey to snack on! Ingredients; – 2 cups oats (use gluten free if preferred) – … Continue reading

Nutty Green Smoothie

Nutty Green Smoothie

This smoothie was a quick throw together of whatever came to hand. I also wanted something that would be filling as I have felt more hungry recently. Ingredients: – 1 banana – 1 handful baby spinach – 1 handful almonds – 1 tablespoon milled flaxseed – apple juice – water My youngest daughter was keen … Continue reading

Morning Foo Foo Fun Clubbers!

Morning Foo Foo Fun Clubbers!

This post is for my fellow Foo Foo fun club members! A bit of day 1 motivation for our challenge to swap that cup of coffee or tea for something else. I’m having hot lemon water today. You can use the same slice of lemon all day, and just keep topping up with hot water. … Continue reading

Chocolate Raspberry Cake

Chocolate Raspberry Cake

Naughty Alert!! This is not Paleo, vegan, dairy, gluten or sugar free!! But very yummy!! I made this cake for my friend’s birthday this weekend. 4 layers of chocolate sponge with soft cheese frosting, raspberries and chocolate ganache. Ingredients; Cake: -6 oz butter -6 oz caster sugar -3 eggs -6 oz self raising flour -2 … Continue reading

Blueberry Yogurt Smoothie

Blueberry Yogurt Smoothie

Sometimes it’s nice to have a smoothie that is a bit more “milkshakey”. For this one I added some Greek yogurt. This made the smoothie thick and creamy. Don’t forget to add some water though, or you will have to eat it with a spoon! Ingredients; 1 banana 1 cup blueberries 1 handful baby spinach … Continue reading

Roasted Tomato Puree

Roasted Tomato Puree

We have had an amazing crop of tomatoes. This was the first year we have grown them too! There were so many that we couldn’t possibly have eaten them all as they were, so I decided to make some tomato puree to put in the freezer. I chopped them up and put them into roasting … Continue reading

Clean Eating

Clean Eating

Clean eating is definitely the way to go. I thought I ate well, but once you make a conscious decision to cut out all processed and refined foods, it is surprising how much you then cut out. I know I feel better for eating well. I still struggle with the temptation of sugary processed foods, … Continue reading

Mango and Raspberry Smoothie

Mango and Raspberry Smoothie

This morning I wanted something a little sweeter, so I opted for a fruit based smoothie. Ingredients; 1 cup raspberries 1/2 mango 1 banana 1 handful baby spinach 1 tablespoon milled flaxseed Water