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Christmas made easy!

Download my recipe booklet here! Christmas dinner can be one of the most stressful meals of the year to prepare, but it doesn’t have to be! By starting the process now, you can get ahead and make sure that your Christmas day is filled with bucks fizz and silly board games instead of peeling, boiling and stirring! As well as preparing your sides, you can also pre-make and freeze your mince pies using your very own mincemeat (it’s much easier than you think just click on the links and follow my super simple recipes!) So, apart from mince pies, what …

My family and I are officially Reducetarians!

This is a new term for me, but it simply means that we are trying to reduce our meat consumption.  And while I am not ready to ditch animal products completely, I am definitely onboard with reducing how much we eat.     It started off as meat-free Mondays and now I’ve managed to slip in another meat-free dinner most weeks.  And my reasons behind this change?  For me there are three:  health, the environment and money. 1- The world’s longest living communities are primarily plant-based. This type of diet, with the addition of lots of healthy fats, is good for …

My top 5 back to school snacks

With the start of term just around the corner, your thoughts may be turning to school snacks (I must admit, I always have snacks running through my mind!!) So, to help you out, I have unlocked 5 of my favourites for everyone to enjoy – make sure you read to the end as I have definitely saved the best ’til last!! And what’s fab about these recipes (apart from how they taste of course!) is that they are simple enough for children – and in my case husbands – to make! Breakfast muffins – these are definitely not just for …

Guest Blog: the psychology of meal-planning…why it works

by Sarah-Helen King founder, psychologist and wellness coach of Invigorise Do you ever find yourself throwing scraps of food together from the fridge for dinner, knowing that the concoction you’ve created is really not the healthiest, but telling yourself ‘it will do’? Have you noticed how often this is happening? Maybe it’s because you’ve finished work late and still have the kids to feed; Or you’ve just generally lost your motivation to cook; Perhaps the monotony of putting 3 meals together, at home, has become all too much; and you’ve just run out of ideas, so, it’s either this option, …