My current fitness goals and where to find the freebies!

So I’ve been wanting to talk about fitness for a while and have had ‘My Current Fitness Routine’ written in my blog book as a potential title for ages. Problem is that implies I have a regular routine that I stick to, which, ha, I don’t! Instead, I’m one of those people who exercises 4…

5 things I learnt from my radio interview

That’s right people, I was on the radio! (Not quite Radio 1, obviously, but still a big deal). On the Tuesday just gone, I joined the lovely Claire Wolf at Pulse Hospital Radio on her show, Groove with Me. We popped our headphones on and chatted away about food, health, and general wellbeing, as well…

Lunchbox – 10 minute courgette and couscous salad

I must admit, in all the quinoa excitement of late, I kind of forgot about couscous. It was a staple of my childhood and would often feature in the family dinners, plated up with a big heap of roasted veggies and salmon, or combined with chickpeas and chopped apricots as a side to a BBQ…

3 ingredient banana breakfast bars

This recipe should be scribbled on a post-it note and slapped on the fridge. That way whenever you need a quick snack, or breakfast, or healthy treat with your tea break you can glance at the fridge and thank yourself for the forward thinking. Seriously you’re gonna want to see it every day for the…

April Highlights: running, food and some big news!

Hi, hello, it’s been a while! I hope you’re well. So I’m trying out this new thing where I sit down and talk about the month just gone. Totally original I know (absolutely definitely copied from all the bloggers) but a great way to catch up and spread the love for life in general. So,…

Lunchbox – Waldorf-style quinoa salad

Celery is an unloved vegetable. Avoided by many, tolerated by most, it’s one of those ingredients that always ends up going soft in the fridge after realising the recipe that prompted you to buy it in the first place only uses one stick. Classic. Spag bol? One stick of celery, finely chopped. Slow-cooker stew? One…

Lunchbox – spiced sweet potato and butter bean smash

I have a book called What To Eat by Joanna Blythman. It helps me decide what to eat, funnily enough. If you asked me where I get the inspiration for my recipes, I’d likely give you an answer that involved this book. It’s like an encyclopaedia of all the best ingredients – featuring notes on…

Chicken and root veg traybake with a lemon and parsley marinade

Ah, I see. This recipe leaves only one dish to wash up. I think I’ll find another one with a bit more faff. SAID NO ONE EVER! That’s right my friends, this lemony herby chicken traybake demands minimal washing up (like really very minimal) and I’m gonna do some maths to prove it. Maths Take…

Lunchbox – spicy peanut noodle salad

There has recently been a nut ban at work. A new starter is severely allergic and so last Friday, we all received an email urging us to bag up our nuts (not a euphemism) and remove them from the premises. It was a sad day for us all. That being said, the health and wellbeing…

Chicken, aubergine and red pepper pasta bake

Oh hey friends and welcome to the BEST RECIPE I’VE EVER SHARED! I really mean it, it’s delicious. You absolutely want to bookmark this one and make it every day for the rest of your life. Like me. But before we get to it, there are a few things I want to talk about: Firstly…

Lunchbox – chipotle black bean wrap with simple slaw

There’s a food chain in London called Leon. And it’s delicious. From the morning coffee, to the Moroccan meatballs hot box, Leon is the place to be for a quick brekkie or a working lunch in the city. Their ‘naturally fast food’ is exactly that and they’ve recently teamed up with a gut health guru…

Oaty, nutty, pecan apple crumble with silky cashew nut cream

Who doesn’t love a hearty bowl of apple crumble post Sunday lunch? Or post Tuesday dinner. Or, right now..? Okay, crumble bowl in one hand, laptop-typing in the other. Let’s continue. THE CRUMBLE The best thing about this crumble recipe is not how gorgeously satisfying it is with a dollop of smooth cashew cream, nor…