Cheeky summer food recipe: Sweet Potato Salad

A twist on the traditional potato salad is this Delilah, low GI, gluten-free (depending on the mayo used) accompaniment to your BBQ! 4 Sweet Potatoes Scallion, shallots or spring onions to taste Mayonnaise or dairy-free alternative Parsley Salt and pepper to taste Peel, cube and boil the potatoes, leave to cool. Finely chop the onions […]

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Emotional eating…

Dieting and overeating are the same thing. A bold statement I know, but if you think about it often one of these polar opposites replaces the other; and the ultimate reason for doing both is control.  You’re simply trying to control your emotions, through food (and drink or whatever), rather than addressing them. Let’s concentrate […]

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Howzit: my South African Shop Haul…

I’m not South African to start with but it is my second home. I have a number of friends still living out there and I visit regularly. In order to get my South African “fix” on a regular basis I visit my local South African shop. Here are the essentials I’ve purchased most recently – […]

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What diet is the best to lose weight?…

If I had the answer to that question I would be giving the likes of Bill Gates a run for his money with all my billions in the bank. Sadly, however, I don’t have the answer because, as it turns out, there are a lot of variables to consider. Now anyone who reads my blog […]

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13 cooking life hacks…

Here are my tried and tested cooking life hacks! Easily remove the seeds from a pumpkin or butternut squash with a metal ice-cream scoop! Put pancake batter in a clean used ketchup bottle; then squirt out the amount you need in the pan Freeze chopped herbs in olive oil in ice cube trays for use […]

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Cheeky little biscuit review…

It’s lunchtime.  I’ve had a pants morning.  And all I want is something sweet; but I have given up the “white death” (as the long suffering Sarz First calls it).  What IS a gal to do? Answer find a lovely little independent health food shop in the heart of Newbury town centre and purchase some […]

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Quick sticks fried rice

I was home late this evening so I needed to put together some chow quick sticks.  As usual for me cooking isn’t an exact science as I do love to experiment. I’m fed up with the boring 2 minute microwave grains so I’ve pimped them up with this recipe. Ingredients 1 bag of microwave grains […]

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My top toppings on pancake day…

Today is Shrove Tuesday or as we all know and love it “Pancake Day” so I thought I would share my five fave toppings; Ice cream and strawberries Bacon and maple syrup Greek yogurt with cocoa nibs and chopped banana Blueberries and maple syrup The classic… Lemon and (coconut) sugar OF COURSE! You might notice […]

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Sweet potato waffles…

A lazy Sunday morning breakfast of sweet potato waffles, bacon, avocado, field mushrooms and sprinkles; here’s the recipe… 1 medium sweet potato 1 free range egg 1 tbsp gluten free/ spelt Pinch of baking powder Dash of Hemp milk Ground black pepper Pinch of paprika (optional) Microwave the sweet potato until cooked. Scoop out the […]

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Overnight Bircher-style Muesli…

It’s me again with another recipe!  Today I wanted to share with you the Bircher-style Muesli recipe.  I’m trying to cut down on my sugar intake so am looking at ways I can get the sweetness that I enjoy but without ladling on the refined, white, bleached table sugar we know and are addicted to! […]

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