Collab | The Best Cold Weather Comfort Foods

Image Source: Pexels.com Do you love this time of year, or are you one of those people who is already counting the days until the warm weather is back with us? Whichever one you are, this cold is unlikely to budge anytime soon. So let’s make the most of it! There are plenty of fun home cold weather activities you can do with the family, … Continue reading Collab | The Best Cold Weather Comfort Foods

Lifestyle | A Little Bit Of What Makes Me Happy

Firstly, IT’S THE WEEKEND! AAHHHHHH!!!   It’s been an unexpectedly productive week, with a duvet day in the middle (because what would a week off be without one – seriously?!). How’s your week been?   I’ve been searching for a little bit of what makes me happy recently, after a few months of feeling like something was missing. The experiences definitely got me thinking! So … Continue reading Lifestyle | A Little Bit Of What Makes Me Happy

Recipe |Messy Homemade Lasagne

Ingredients 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary, stripped and finely chopped olive oil 500g Minced beef 2 carrots, finely blitzed 1 onion, finely chopped 4 sticks of celery, finely chopped 2 heaped tablespoons tomato purée 2 Cans of chopped tomatoes Dried lasagne sheets/fresh are fine too White Sauce 150g Parmesan Cheese 1 Medium Onion 1 fresh bay leaves 2 tablespoons plain flour 1 litre semi-skimmed milk … Continue reading Recipe |Messy Homemade Lasagne

Lifestyle | How to motivate yourself on “off” days

For me, I feel like there is so much pressure nowadays to be constantly positive. Have you ever woken up and just thought – BLAAAAAHHHHHH!? Let’s be honest – we all have ‘off’ days. The days where all we want to do is sit in bed and binge-watch our favourite cheesy shows or spend the day with friends and do anything that avoids us thinking about the … Continue reading Lifestyle | How to motivate yourself on “off” days

Recipe | Thyme Buttered Cabbage

Ingredients 100ml Chicken stock ¼ cabbage, roughly shredded 100ml double cream 2 tbsp chopped fresh thyme 1 Tbsp butter Method Bring the stock to the boil in a saucepan, then add the cabbage. Reduce to a light simmer and cook for 6-7 minutes, or until softened, then stir in the cream and thyme. Cook for a further 3-4 minutes, or until the cabbage is completely softened, then stir … Continue reading Recipe | Thyme Buttered Cabbage

Recipe | Easy Leftover Roast Chicken Curry

Curry’s for me, like pies, are perfect for using up leftover cold bits of meat. This recipe is simple, easy & delicious! Ingredients 1 onion, finely sliced 1 small knob of butter 1 Tsp ground coriander 1 Tsp ground cumin 2 Tsp paprika 3 Tsp garam masala 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped 4cm piece of ginger, chopped or grated Leftover roast chicken, chopped into small … Continue reading Recipe | Easy Leftover Roast Chicken Curry

Recipe | Banana & Maple Syrup Overnight Oats

Ingredients 1 cup rolled oats 1 large, ripe banana, mashed 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (+ more for adding in morning) optional: added maple syrup or honey for extra sweetness* Method Add mashed banana, rolled oats to an airtight container or mason jar. Top with almond milk, maple syrup and stir. Close top and give it a good shake to ensure everything is well-mixed. Place in … Continue reading Recipe | Banana & Maple Syrup Overnight Oats