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I’m Quitting Sugar – My 8-week Detox, Daily Updates

Scroll down for my daily update! Why Am I Quitting Sugar? I have embarked on an 8-week no sugar challenge. Taking advice from Sarah Wilson’s ‘I Quit Sugar‘ book. Why so extreme? Well, you might remember a while back when I started Madeleine Shaw’s Get the Glow challenge, which opens with a no sugar week. I was able to go …

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Part 2: A Handful of Books for the List!

As you might know, I’m challenging myself to read 20 books before the year is up. So far, I’ve read six (including one of the ones I’ve listed below…) (so I’m a bit behind at the moment) and that’s why I thought it was time to commit myself to another handful. And so, without further ado, here are five (well.. four …

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Fight to Save the BBC’s Recipe Archive

It’s been announced that the BBC will be cutting the amount of ‘soft news’ content on their website, including recipes, travel content, and magazine articles. In fact, it’s anticipated that save for recent television programme related recipes, the vast collection of culinary knowledge will be lost to the delete button due to the notion that the website is ‘too wide reaching’, …

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A Cheaper Holiday in the Cairngorms

For our latest travel adventure, Peter and I decided to have 5 nights in the beautiful Cairngorms, to get back in touch with the wilderness of the UK and to enjoy a cheaper trip away. We’ve decided to take the big jump of buying a flat together this year, but we didn’t want that to stop us from enjoying some time …

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Simple Pantry Chickpea & Spinach Curry

A couple of week’s ago, I was completely stuck as to what to cook. We’d cleared out the freezer of meat and had limited fresh veggies, so I took inspiration from my cookbooks, namely Deliciously Ella and Madeleine Shaw, and came up with this simple little curry. The best thing about this recipe is that it uses common kitchen essentials! Enter …

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Hemsley + Hemsley Mung Dahl

The other week, I flicked through a number of my recipe books, searching for new inspiration and new things to cook. You see, I’ve been trying to reign in my purchasing of new books to try and save pennies! Anyway, I stumbled across this truly wonderful Mung Dahl recipe (link at the bottom of this post!) in ‘The Art of …

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Hypermobility – My Experience So Far

I’d never heard of ‘hypermobility’ until around this time last year, when I saw a physiotherapist for my insanely achy feet. Since I could remember, I’d always been pretty supple and agile, but never really the most flexible out of my friends. I could do funny things like lying on my belly and getting my toes to touch my nose, or twisting …

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Birthday Giveaway!

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear… oh beans!  I can’t quite believe that this month I’ll be celebrating my first year of having a blog! And so, to kick the festivities off, here is a little collection of some things I’ve been loving over the past year and which make up this birthday giveaway worth over £20. http://ohbeans.co.uk/giveaways/birthday-giveaway/ Here’s …

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What I Learned from ‘The Opposite of Loneliness’ by Marina Keegan

I’m now officially 15% into my 2016 book challenge, which was marked by finishing the very thought provoking posthumous collection of essays and stories (a mix of fiction and non-fiction) by Marina Keegan, titled ‘The Opposite of Loneliness’. Whilst at work one day, I decided to wander into town on my lunch break and chose to browse Waterstones. I absolutely …

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Key Ingredients I Always Stock Up On – Part 1

Since getting into cooking and enjoying learning about healthy eating and new ingredients, I’ve come to appreciate the importance of a well stocked kitchen. In the first years or so of living together, Peter and I would meal plan our dinners and would shop for exactly what we needed; but for whatever reason (mainly due to the unpredictable nature of a vegbox), we’ve …