Slow cooker lamb shanks

For a winter’s meal there’s nothing like a tender, melt in your mouth meal of slow cooker lamb shanks. In the winter I love nothing more than opening the door to the house to the smell of a delicious meal cooking.  It’s a comforting smell that reminds me of mum’s home cooking but it’s also […]

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When it comes to healthy eating, what is balance?

If you read my blog then you’ll know I’m all about balance.   While diets are becoming unfashionable (yah!), diet-like practices are still very much out there (sad face) and there are a few things I’m seeing around that are pitched as balance, when really it’s not. We know healthy eating and  healthy lifestyles need to […]

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Quick Mexican Chilli Bean recipe

  After watching a movie set in Mexico this weekend, I decided I wanted to have a go at creating a quick Mexican chilli bean recipe.  I saw them eating beans, eggs and tortillas for breakfast and couldn’t get it off my mind!  So I created some for myself and served them topped with an […]

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What I ate Wednesday

Happy hump day everyone! We’re half way through the working week already!! Today I spent my morning in Martinborough for work and this time I didn’t forget my snacks yah! We’ve had such sunny weather this week it has almost felt like it is still summer. I started the day with a summery breakfast of […]

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5 reasons to love pumpkin

I love the autumn – the crisp mornings, trees turning beautiful shades of red, orange and yellow and there’s also some of my favourite produce in season, including the pumpkin.   Pumpkin is highly nutritious and can be used in many ways, for both savoury and sweet dishes.  Because they’re in season now, you can grab […]

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