ALDI has some suggestions for your lunchbox nightmares
Sep04

ALDI has some suggestions for your lunchbox nightmares

It’s that time of year again when eight million children are heading back to school and parents face the dilemma of what to pack their little ones for lunch. With the average parent planning 190 lunches each school year, it’s easy to run out of inspiration. Discount supermarket Aldi is here to give a helping-hand with their range of healthy lunchbox options that all fit within the NHS’ guidelines. Further to this, Aldi recently...

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Steak with rocket, grana padano and balsamic glaze
Oct18

Steak with rocket, grana padano and balsamic glaze

When I was sent some amazing aged Grana Padano I knew without question exactly what I was going to do with it. Two years ago we had the most amazing experience, spending a month in a motorhome exploring Italy. In the very best way that happens when you travel, it was a month of assaults on our senses as we experienced as much as we could of the sights, sounds, and tastes of the Italian regions we passed through. But through all of the...

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Replace your Takeaway with a Fakeaway – Healthy Chicken Chow Mein recipe
Aug28

Replace your Takeaway with a Fakeaway – Healthy Chicken Chow Mein recipe

Whilst we all love a treat once in a while, takeaways are too easy, and in pre-diabetes days we indulged in them way too often. Not good for our bank balance, and certainly not good for our waistline. Now I make a conscious effort to restrict them to one a month, and make sure I have simple meals available for when the takeaway-mood comes a-calling. A healthy Chicken Chow Mein recipe fakeaway is usually tastier, more fun and far less...

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Sunday Baking – Easy Dorset Apple Cake Traybake #LoveBramley
Jun05

Sunday Baking – Easy Dorset Apple Cake Traybake #LoveBramley

Although I’m an Essex girl, I’ve lived in Dorset for almost 25years now; far longer than I lived in my ‘home’ town. It’s a truly beautiful place to live, and I constantly feel ridiculously lucky to call it home. So to take part in the #LoveBramley campaign I’ve decided it’s the perfect time to revive my old ‘Sunday Baking’ series; and naturally the first will be my recipe for the...

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Rapid Rashers? THIS IS DANEPAK SERIOUS. #SeriousBaconClub
Apr13

Rapid Rashers? THIS IS DANEPAK SERIOUS. #SeriousBaconClub

We Brits do love our bacon, don’t we? Naturally there’s always the hotly debated question of ketchup vs brown sauce… but I think we can all agree that white bread is necessary for a bacon sandwich, right? (Ssssh. I love brown bread – but just not with bacon. And frankly I don’t want to hear from you if you think otherwise) Bacon is simply a staple on every household’s shopping list (vegetarians...

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Easter Cocktails? I give you my Baileys Fudge Martini
Mar22

Easter Cocktails? I give you my Baileys Fudge Martini

So – it has come to our attention that you, dear reader, like a delicious tipple or two. In fact, you’re a bit of a lush, aren’t you? It appears I should have been writing about cocktails ages ago – you can’t get enough of them! And who am I to argue with you? So 31Dover (who just happen to have an astonishing range of stupidly-tempting drinks, at the best prices, and they’ll appear on your doorstep the...

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