How to be Healthy at Christmas

As Christmas approaches it can become more difficult to maintain a healthy way of life – even for someone like me who’s whole life revolves around healthy eating and maintaining as healthy a lifestyle as possible.  The temptations are endless and everywhere.  From the glossy magazines to supermarket displays, office offerings, Christmas parties and family […]

No Chocolate Advent Calendars

As December approaches the lure of the chocolate advent calendar looms large.  When I was a kid we had to share one calendar between 4 of us and weren’t allowed the chocolate until the end of the day (how mean was that!).  I didn’t realise then what a big favour our Mum was doing us.  […]

Creamy Dairy Free Soup

One of the things I miss following a dairy free diet is creamy soup. I tend not to use dairy alternatives as they can have a lot of added extras, so I am always on the lookout for cream alternatives.  Watching Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s new series I saw him use hummus in soup.  Hmmm, interesting, what would […]

Dinner in a Hurry

How often do you get in from work or taking the kids to yet another club, you need to eat, but you just don’t have the energy or desire to cook something healthy from scratch? I know it’s great if you can cook a meal from scratch using ‘real’ ingredients, but let’s face facts, it […]

Healthy breakfast ideas for kids

Breakfast is definitely the best meal of the day. After a long night it is designed to do exactly what it says – break your fast. After 10-12 hours without eating we need something to get us up and running again. Today there is such a wide range of options on offer it can be […]

Healthy Soup Bowls

As the autumn weather starts to get colder thoughts turn to comforting warm bowls of homemade soup (well in our house they do!).  However, soup is, well soup, however tasty it is, so I thought I would try and improve on a bowl of Soup by adding toppings (this does only work for thicker soup).  […]

Storecupboard Tomato Soup

Following on from my post about storecupboard ingredients here is a quick and simple recipe for Tomato soup.  The addition of Courgette makes the soup creamy without having to add any dairy products.  Serve with your favourite bread or a follow with a salad topped with beans for added protein and avocado for healthy fats. […]

Storecupboard Staples

I’m lost without my storecupboard.  I cook from scratch the majority of the time and without a stock of storecupboard basics this would prove to be far more challenging than it actually is.  By keeping a stock of basic items I can whip a meal in a short time and don’t have to worry about […]

Salmon Fishcakes

Personally I’m not that keen on Salmon on its own and neither is my husband, so as I often do I make it into something else – in this case fishcakes.  These fishcakes are easy to make and cook and can be served with a multitude of different things.  We tend to have new potatoes, […]

The Problem with diets

Have you ever gone a diet?  I don’t suppose there are many of us who haven’t wanted to lose at least a few pounds over the years – even if it is to fit into a favourite pair of jeans or an outfit for a special occasion. Diets are big business now.  Everywhere you look […]