Cacao Hot Chocolate

 Although technically we are meant to be at the peak of British Summertime; you know, full of sun and bike rides and drinking cider in a lovely beer garden, sadly as per usual the summer seems to have vanished today.  Instead we are left with constant rain and the leaves unhappily floating off the trees…

Chicken Fajitas – With All the Trimmings

As I have previously expressed, one of the foods that I love the most has to be Mexican! There is just something about it that makes me want to drools, I even love Tequila so as far as I’m concerned Mexicans have got life sorted!  So I thought I would share one of my favourite…

Coconut and Butternut Squash Soup

If you’re needing a good lunch time meal that is delicious, easy to make and creates extras for you to take to work for an easy meal, soup is always a great option. It is lean and gets in some of your veggies for the day. This one uses only a few ingredients, but really…

Chocolate Energy Balls (Of Joy)!

One of the things that I have found to really help with my healthy eating is to only have healthy food in the house; that way there are no temptations. However, with this comes the issue of: what do I eat when I’m hungry? I always buy food in to make nutritious main meals, but…

Healthy Ginger Beef Kebabs

Due to my constant searching for recipes that make me feel like I’m eating something naughty, when in reality they are entirely nutritious, I again was extremely happy to cook this recipe from Madeleine Shaw’s recipe book and again found myself tucking into a new, now household favourite.  This little gem of a recipe is…

Glorious Gluten-Free Cookies

Each week at the weekend I make a sweet treat that I can either snack on or have as a nice pudding to reward myself. This way I have treats ready to go, that can also be taken to work, but they are also healthy, so they stop me reaching out for my stash of…

Craving a KFC?

I have found that the best way to keep sane whilst trying to get lean and fit is to eat meals that feel like treats; that you feel excited to eat, and that definitely do not make you feel like you are on a diet.  My number one way one of doing this is to…

The Four Bad Things About Being A Girl In Summer

  Us Brits do love our summers…we get a couple of weeks a year ( if we’re lucky) where the infamous sun decides to show his face! In this time the pubs are packed and everything in life suddenly feels good again. But it is not until the day that we wake up to this strange…

The Ultimate ‘Big Dinner’

 Ever since I can remember there has been no question as to what my favourite dinner is…A good old traditional roast. When I was young the question on my lips was frequently “mum, are we having big dinner today?” And she never let me down.Growing up being spoilt with my mums completely homemade roast, including…

Besotted with Brownies

Apart from cheesecake, I can’t do a pudding post without giving cheesecake a mention, my favourite pudding is probably the classic chocolate brownie. However, my love for brownies in turn has made me very picky about what constitutes a good brownie, for me the key is this…goo. In my time I have ordered in restaurants;…

Mouthful of Morocco

As a lover, nay obsessee, of food and cooking I am forever on the hunt for new cookbook to explore. So when my rather wonderful boyfriend bought me one I had had my eye on for a while as a present I was more than excited, and quickly started trying the recipes out.      This…