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Bones Bones Bones – Why Bother Making Bone Broth?

Over the last year or so, boiling leftover bones has become somewhat popular and with the rise of healthy living recipe books, it’s now not unusual to see ‘bone broth’ on an ingredients list. I first noticed this rather peculiar ingredient in Hemsley & Hemsley’s first cookery book, ‘The Art of Eating Well’ which was first published in 2014. Being …

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5 Things You’ll Gain From 10 Minutes of Yoga

Today, I share 5 things that you’ll gain by getting just 10minutes of yoga practice in your life, for a couple of times a week. Shortly after going through the rather stressful process of buying our first home, I decided to buy a yoga mat. With that and a few YouTube videos later, I’ve kept the truly wonderful experience of …

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Eating the Seasons – 3 Ways To Enjoy Butternut Squash

The wonderfully versatile and delicious Butternut Squash is in season from September until early December – so let’s embrace it! Butternut squash is a brilliant source of Vitamin A and E, as well as being a good source of fiber, vitamin C, manganese, magnesium, and potassium. But the truly wonderful thing about this veg is that it’s amongst the longest keeping vegetables, so …

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3 Easy Food Swaps You Can Make to Avoid Processed Rubbish

Since taking more of an interest in our food and trying to understand what goes in and where it comes from, Peter and I have made three food swaps. These swaps have helped to move us away from processed ingredients and to more natural products. By making these swaps, we’ve reduced our intake of palm oil, E numbers, sugar and …

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Why You Should Adopt the Philosophy of Cook Once, Eat Twice

Since day one of living together, Peter and I made a conscious decision to do away with the ‘work lunch faff’ and overpriced sarnies from nearby shops. Instead, we decided to cook once and eat twice. The philosophy is simple and can apply to one person, a couple or a whole family. The idea is that everyday, you choose a recipe which …

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Let’s Get Physical! How To Make a Photobook

In such a digital and iPhone based age, it’s becoming less and less trendy to print your holiday or family photos to stick in an album. These days, it’s all about the instantaneous upload to Facebook or Instagram to share with your friends. At first, I loved this idea, I could share my University photos with my old school friends without …

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My Go-To Easy Lentil Bolognese

Since we moved flats, I’ve been making this bolognese pretty much every week as it’s just so quick and easy. I even make it in my lunch break when working from home! The other great thing about this recipe is that it’s a great one to keep the freezer stocked with. I love how versatile this bolognese is – it’s …

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3 Essential Cookbooks to Inspire Healthy in the Kitchen

This week, I share 3 cookbooks which I think are essential in every kitchen to help inspire a healthier, happier and more satisfied you. Below, I review each book and share with you my favourite recipes from each. Naturally Sassy by Saskia Gregson-Williams I first came across Naturally Sassy (aka Saskia) through her sister’s magazine-style blog, Hip & Healthy, where she first …

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The South Downs Way – Challenge Accepted!

This weekend, Peter and I were reminded by none other than Facebook, that three years had passed since we took on the National 3 Peak 24 Hour Challenge with a group of friends. To this day, I think it’s probably the hardest yet most satisfying thing that I’ve done and to have been able to share the experience with friends, made it …

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Superfood Problems – A Mindful Reason to Eat Locally

The rise of ‘clean’ and healthier eating has created a demand for superfoods, which had previously been overlooked for being hard to get hold of or just too pricey. But it’s now ‘sexy’ to be seen with a smashed avocado, drinking coconut water or to be digging into a bowl of quinoa. The high demand for such foods is having a bigger impact …