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Scott Simplissimo Chef Review

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If you’re like me and love a kitchen gadget, but aren’t sure whether to add a Scott Simplissimo Chef to your collection, then here’s everything you need to know! I’ve outlined all of the pros and cons below, giving you my insight into whether it’s worth the investment and whether it’s the right addition to your kitchen cupboards.  Continue Reading…


Chunky Winter Vegetable & Rice Soup

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It’s officially winter which means it’s time for warm nights in with loved ones, Christmas planning and enjoying plenty of hearty, healthy food. This Chunky Winter Vegetable & Rice Soup is thick, packed with nutritious veg and it’s mega filling, almost a cross between a vegetable stew and soup – perfect for keeping you healthy throughout the winter season. I’ve been laid up with a cold for the past week (not ideal when you’re seven months pregnant!) so I’ve been looking for ways to pack as much nutrition into my diet as possible, which is where this soup has come from. It’s a fantastic source of protein, vitamins and healthy carbs, plus the kick from the chilli really helps to clear your head if you are suffering from a cold! 

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Best Ever Low Syn Banana Bread

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Growing up I was never much of a fan of cake, I even used to opt for a Baked Alaska instead of birthday cake every year, but there was always one kind of cake that I totally adored… banana bread! Nowadays I enjoy most cakes but banana bread still has a special place in my heart, especially as it was the first cake I ever remember making on my own. However, when you’re trying to be healthy and stick to the Slimming World plan, banana bread can seem like a million miles away! That’s why I’ve come up with this Best Ever Low Syn Banana Bread recipe, to keep syns low whilst keeping hold of everything that I love most about banana bread. Continue Reading…


Healthy Lemon & Blueberry Yogurt Cake

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It has been a while since I made a cake, so it was high time I got my mixer out and came up with another healthy dessert recipe. One of my big pregnancy cravings seems to have been blueberry muffins, so I took that as my inspiration and created this delicious Healthy Lemon & Blueberry Yogurt Cake, which is not only packed full of anti-oxidants but is also healthy and Slimming World friendly to boot.  Continue Reading…


Is It Worth Making A Switch To Goats Milk?

I LOVE milk, always have, and cheese is practically a food group in and of itself in my house, so when I was asked by the experts in all things Goats Milk, St Helen’s Farm, to test out some of their products and swap all dairy in my diet to goats milk products for two whole weeks I jumped at the chance! Deciding to switch to goats milk for fourteen days was a challenge that I was more than willing to accept, particularly from a brand that has in my experience always created exceptional products. That being said, I quickly realised that my experience with goats milk was much more limited than I thought and this was going to be a much more interesting experiment than I had originally thought!  Continue Reading…


Roasted Vegetable Crustless Quiche Traybake

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Quiche has forever been one of my favourite meals, but it’s not necessarily the most healthy of dishes when you take into account buttery pastry and cheesy fillings! But…what if I could tell you, that quiche could be made not only healthily but also totally deliciously? Interested? Keep on reading to find out how to make this super simple, one tray Roasted Vegetable Crustless Quiche Traybake! Continue Reading…


Celebrating Easter at Iceland Foods

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If you’re a regular reader of this blog, then you’ll know that I am totally obsessed with Iceland Foods and every time I bring you an update about their latest goings on, I swear that they couldn’t surprise me any more than they already have done. Well, it turns out they can! I was lucky enough recently to be invited to attend an exclusive celebration of all things Easter at Iceland, where we were able to sample the latest products and enjoy some incredible recipe demonstrations from their food genius Neil Nugent.  Continue Reading…


Healthy Malaysian Laksa Soup with Grilled Prawns & Tenderstem®

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If you’re in the mood for something a little different, exotic and totally delicious then this Healthy Malaysian Laksa Soup recipe is going to be right up your street! It’s the latest ‘Fakeaway‘ I’ve put together and it has everything I look for. It’s a spicy, complex flavour explosion and it’s low fat, full of tasty veggies and a great source of lean protein with those grilled prawns. Garnished with a few pieces of Tenderstem┬« broccoli for extra goodness, it’s an irresistible meal for anyone who likes a little spice and a lot of flavour!  Continue Reading…


How To Cook The Perfect Christmas Turkey with Iceland

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Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a total Iceland convert, trust me it comes up a lot in conversation, and this Christmas I fully plan to fill my table with lots of goodies from Iceland – specifically their Luxury Range! Given my ‘Iceland fan girl’ status, you can understand how excited I was to be invited up for a Christmas extravaganza at Iceland’s test kitchen where their food guru Neil Nugent showcased many of the wonderful things they have in store this festive season and gave us some very good tips on how to host the perfect Christmas…including some very useful turkey cooking tips with I’ll share below!  Continue Reading…


Basement Bakehouse Christmas Gift Guide 2017

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Christmas is right around the corner, and if like me, you’re still looking for the perfect gifts and stocking fillers this should help! Every year I put together a Christmas gift guide of some of my favourite things from around the web, some of which I’ve been sent to try out and some of which I haven’t! Take a look, get shopping and get Christmas sorted! Scroll down to find sections ‘For Him’, ‘For Her’, ‘For Foodies’ and ‘For Kids’ in this year’s Christmas Gift Guide.  Continue Reading…