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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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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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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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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 …

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Food Shopping – Tips on What to Buy When You Don't Have a Plan

The last thing you want to do when you’re tired, have no food in the house and really can’t be bothered to go shopping, is to spend an hour or so before hitting the supermarket rustling around trying to find recipes to make a shopping list. Or at least, when I’m low on energy, it’s something that I really don’t want to do! And so, that’s why I’ve put together a shopping list of key foods for you which I buy when I haven’t had time to plan a weeks’ meals and which keep us eating healthily.

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Comforting Cacao and Coconut Porridge Recipe

After a couple of weeks without chocolate (the Cadbury’s kind!) and largely without any other form of pudding, I’ve really started to miss a little bit of pudding indulgence. Thankfully, I’ve discovered that porridge really isn’t just for breakfast and can indeed form a truly comforting pudding when you need that little extra hit of je ne sais quoi! That’s why, with …

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GoodRoots Festival and My Third Sugar Challenge Week

Since I missed last year’s GoodRoots festival, I’ve been pretty excited about being able to make this year’s offering, which was held in a pretty chic and hip dis-used warehouse type location in Dalston, London. It also quite aptly coincided with me being nearly half way through my 8-week no sugar challenge and gave me more inspiration and encouragement for avoiding …