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Cliona

Best Ever Lemon & Herb Roast Chicken

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Do you ever have one of those recipes that you cook and then obsess over for a full week afterwards? This was one of those for me! I think I probably told everyone I saw for a good seven or eight days about it because I was so pleased (and frankly amazed) at how well it turned out. Think tender, juicey, fall off the bone, roast chicken, infused with garlic-y lemon and herb goodness and encased in a crispy skin which is essentially a meal on its own! Is your mouth watering yet? I know mine is just remembering! Continue Reading…

Why You Should Shop Online With Iceland Foods

I’m of the opinion that everyone shops a little differently. I for instance like to get the bulk of my shopping for the week in one hit and then supplement as the week goes by, but no matter how you shop there’s no ignoring the fact that online shopping is bigger and better than ever right now! More people are shopping for their groceries online than ever, according to research by Mintel, and Iceland Foods has answered the call for a fantastic online shopping experience better than any supermarket out there right now! Continue Reading…

Pumpkin Spice Apple Overnight Oats

PUMPKIN SPICE APPLE OVERNIGHT OATS RECIPE! Make this delicious pumpkin spice overnight oats recipe for a filling, healthy breakfast idea. Slimming World friendly recipe using your Healthy Extra B!

I’m in full pumpkin spice mode right now in preparation for all things Autumn, and my new recipe for Pumpkin Spice Apple Overnight Oats has it all! Perfect for keeping your healthy eating on the straight and narrow as the weather gets colder this will fill you up for hours, because it’s packed with protein and slow release carbohydrates to keep your energy levels up.  Continue Reading…

Easy Peasy Slow Cooker Burrito Bowl

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I’m a huge fan of all things Mexican, especially the food, and burritos have always been a firm favourite at my house. This Slow Cooker Burrito Bowl recipe is a healthier take on a classic, and is slow cooked in an Instant Pot, making it oh so simple! To keep this super healthy I’ve made it without cheese, but I’ve added that in as an optional extra in the ingredients if you want to add it yourself. Continue Reading…

Healthy Dairy Free Pumpkin Spice Latte

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 Yes, it’s that time of year again! The time of year when everything turns pumpkin spice and even though the air is still warm and the days are still long, there is a sense of anticipation in the air. You can’t walk down your local high street without smelling hints of cinnamon, nutmeg and clove enticing you in to your local Starbucks! This delicious, sugar and dairy free pumpkin spice latte is the perfect alternative to keep your pumpkin spice cravings fulfilled without the high calorie price tag of the commercial options! Scroll down for the video & recipe for this delicious Healthy Dairy Free Pumpkin Spice Latte! Continue Reading…

Crispy Roast Potato & Bolognese Bake

This recipe came together when I was staring into my all but empty fridge, trying to come up with something different to eat. I knew I had some mince in the freezer and my first thought was to make a delicious pasta bolognese, however I’ve eaten a lot of pasta recently and didn’t fancy something so heavy, so I got to thinking. That’s how I put together this Crispy Roast Potato & Bolognese Bake, which combines a rich bolognese sauce, packed with vegetables, with crispy herb covered potatoes, pulled together with a touch of tasty melted cheese. Gorgeous! Continue Reading…

Be Amazed By Iceland’s Christmas Range

Iceland's Christmas Range

Anyone who knows me knows that Christmas is my favourite time of year. I’m obsessed with present giving, family times and the food! With this in mind I was super excited when Iceland invited me to celebrate a little taste of Christmas early at their Christmas in July event and get a sneak peak at what they’ve got coming into store for the festive season this year. When it comes to being prepared and planning the best day possible it can never hurt to get all the info early, so here’s a sneak peak at what you can expect from Iceland’s Christmas range this year!  Continue Reading…

No Waste One Pan Gammon & Bean Bake

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Did you know that UK households waste a massive 7 MILLION TONNES of food every single year? That works out, according to the government agency WRAP, at a loss of £700 per family on average. Just think of what we could all do with that extra £700 each if we simply made an effort to reduce our food waste? Personally it’d go towards a deposit on a house, but you could go on holiday, get a dog, or just put it away for a rainy day. Whatever you’d do with the money, the fact remains that it is ridiculous that we waste so much, something with Iceland believe too, which is why they’ve asked me to come up with a recipe using their food which not only tastes amazing but shows exactly how far one meal can go and how easy it is to reduce waste and save money when cooking! This blog post for my No Waste one Pan Gammon &  Bean Bake doesn’t only give you one recipe, but if you scroll further down gives you TWO MORE recipes for how to use your leftovers and reduce your household waste.  Continue Reading…

Low Carb Aubergine Pizza Rolls

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If you follow my blog at all you’ll know I’m a total pizza addict and that it’s something which has contributed quite heavily to my weight struggles over the years! That being said, I have made a big effort to discover and create healthier alternatives which give me (and you) all of the same satisfaction as pizza without all the unhealthy consequences. These Low Carb Aubergine Pizza Rolls are the latest in my long line of healthy pizza style recipes and I couldn’t be more in love with it!  Continue Reading…

Chocolate and Chia Seed Pudding

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Everyone’s heard of ‘Overnight Oats’ right?! Well this Chocolate and Chia Seed Pudding is like overnight oats on steroids! Sweet, chocolatey AND healthy it’s gluten free, vegan, low in sugar and fits in with a Slimming World meal plan…what’s not to love?! Just whip it up, pop it in the fridge for a few hours (or overnight if you can) and dig into a tasty treat which can be used as either a deliciously indulgent sounding pudding or a healthy breakfast!  Continue Reading…