Sticky Slo Cooker Chicken and Gravy Pie

Chicken pie. There’s something so very right and very comforting about it. It’s a firm favourite in our family. My pie making even pre dates our marriage. Chicken and bacon pie has always been a favourite of Chris’. He’s been known to take an entire pie to training courses (Desperate…

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Caribbean(ish) Chicken Soup

Warm, slightly spiced (with a hint of chilli) and full of autumnal goodies like squash – this soup is ‘hygge’ in a bowl. In fact if regular chicken soup is Jewish Penicillin, this chicken soup is like penicillin with the sun on your back (hence the gratuitous picture of my hubby)! Inspired…

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Chocolate Polenta Cake

This cake evolved from a Nigella recipe and a rainy afternoon activity with Isaac, who is rather partial to chocolate cake and munching on walnuts while mummy mixes (many batches of banana cake from spotty bananas have meant walnut munching is now a baking staple). I didn’t intend for it…

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Why can’t I stop eating sugar?

I know. It’s hard. Without decisive action I can quickly slip into a sweet and sugary space. Going cold turkey seems like the hardest thing to do. We are programmed with a sweet tooth (mother’s milk is slightly sweet) it gives us energy. In fact studies consistently show that sugar…

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5 Good Health Habits

It’s that time of year when media bombards us with health crazes, detoxes, diets and food fads (and fallacies). So rather than confuse you further, I’m here to simplify life with some easy to adopt, good health habits which should perk up any sluggish system: 1. Start each day with…

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The Mince Pie Workout

Many of you will know that come Yule-tide, I love to share my home baked mince pies. My love of baking and love of fitness don’t always go together but since it’s Christmas, it’s time to marry the two and bring you my mince pie workout. Very Important Mince Pie…

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Courgette and Egg Bake

I’ve realised that we are well into courgette season and whilst this great, Laing staple, was posted on our Fit School newsletter, it didn’t make it into my blog. I’ve been making and eating this a lot during my early months of pregnancy when I needed tasty, easy to digest…

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