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    Food,  Sponsored Posts

    Quick and Easy Lamb Bhuna Recipe

    There was a time when I didn’t enjoy cooking. I was more of an eat-to-live kind of person and it’s only since my son has started to take an interest in joining me in the kitchen that I’ve begun to enjoy preparing meals. Today I want to share a recipe that I’ve been making for a few years now, for lamb bhuna. This is a dish I first tried out when I was pregnant and preparing meals to freeze for those difficult “babymoon” days when your mind is mush and you need something quick and simple that you can remove from the freezer. So, here is my recipe, which takes…

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    Mental Health,  Personal

    ARFID – The Eating Disorder Nobody Talks About

    Today I’m going to talk about ARFID, which stands for Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder. I thought long and hard about writing this post. If I’m reviewing a beauty product or writing about a holiday, I don’t really have to put too much of my soul into it, but then there are other topics, like eating disorders, that are touchy subjects for some and just plain uncomfortable for most readers. It’s something I really want to talk about though, so hopefully it will be well received. The reason why I want to write about this is that nobody talks about ARFID and very few are aware of it.¬†Disclaimer: This is…

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    Lifestyle

    Healthy World Cup Snacks: The Lazy Girl’s Guide

    I can pinpoint the exact moment when my well-being took a nosedive. I was sitting at the laptop four years ago, placing an online Tesco order. The World Cup was imminent and I was picturing my family sitting on the couch, watching football. So, I ordered a tube of Pringles in each flavour available, lots of soft drinks, lots of beer for my husband and ice-cream. There was so much ice-cream it’s unreal. Now, it’s four years later and I didn’t really get out of the habit of eating those snacks. There was always something else to celebrate, some other occasion where unhealthy snacks were required. It became normal. That’s…

  • Lifestyle,  Personal

    Chocolate Free In 2018!

    One of the things on my 40 Before 40 List is doing a chocolate fast for charity. I think it’s about time I stop talking about it and just do it. That’s why I am giving up chocolate in 2018 for the National Autistic Society. It’s been two years now since my gorgeous wee boy Luke was diagnosed with autism. It’s been full of ups and downs but ultimately the diagnosis has been a positive step and has helped us to move forward, get some much needed support and to plan for our future. The National Autistic Society have been an invaluable source of support for us. Because of their…

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    The 10-A-Day For A Month Challenge

    It’s well known that in the UK, the recommended government guidelines state that we should eat five portions of fruits and vegetables a day. This doesn’t seem like a lot, because it isn’t but somehow I still fall short and eat less. Some days, I don’t manage to eat any so I down a glass of orange juice with dinner in the hopes that it will make a difference. In other European countries they recommend seven portions and when I did some research into the anti-inflammatory diets that are recommended to chronic pain sufferers, they suggest nine portions a day. It’s thought by some that ten a day is the…