Tips for Baking on a Budget

Baking is one of my favourite hobbies; as it combines two of my favourite things – being creative, and food! So what’s not to love? It’s also a great rainy day activity and comes in handy for birthdays and Christmases… Is it just me or does a homemade cake taste so much better? 🎂🤤 But as much as I love baking, it can also be quite an expensive hobby to get into, which is why I try to budget my baking costs wherever possible. From the set-up costs such as equipment, mixing bowls, and baking trays. To the costs of […]

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Schwartz BBQ Stuffed Chicken *

AD, GIFTED| How many times have you spent time on a dish only to over (or under) season it? Leaving you with a unfufilling or bland dish? Me too. Which is why I often reach for ready mixed spices, like Schwartz BBQ seasoning*. I just love how a little seasoning can turn a bland dish into something delicious, and packed full of flavour. Even if you’re not a natural in the kitchen, or struggle to make a meal from scratch (like I do sometimes). They’re a great way to add a little something extra to your meals. And, with minimal […]

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Date night at Chiquito, Swindon

One of my favourite foods to cook at home is Mexican. Whether that’s enchiladas, nachos (dairy free of course) or a good bean chilli, it’s something I always find myself tucking into at least once a week. Honestly if I could eat Mexican food all the time I’d be happy. Along with cooking at home, I also used to love going to Chiquito, a Mexican restaurant chain in the UK. So, partly for my exposure therapy and partly because we fancied a date night out for a change. Aaron and I decided to go there for food last Sunday followed […]

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The Benefits of Eating Fewer Carbs *

AD, GIFTED | Throughout my weight loss journey I’ve been learning how to eat healthier. Whether that’s looking at my portion sizes or choosing foods that keep me fuller for longer, such as wholegrains. One thing I’ve always struggled with however is carbs – especially when it comes to foods such as pasta and rice, which make up a lot of my home cooked meals. So I’m always interested to try lower carb alternatives or ‘good carbs’ instead, which leads me to today’s post. The Benefits of Eating Fewer Carbs Guest post by: Judy Heminsley For many of us, carbohydrates […]

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Favourite dairy free alternatives

I’ve always had issues digesting dairy products even when I was an infant. It has always been one of the main food groups to cause my IBS flair ups, but it wasn’t until adult life that I had a formal diagnosis; a dairy allergy. Once I had that diagnosis I cut dairy products from my diet and instantly felt a lot better. No more bloating to the point of looking pregnant, no more painful cramps or other less pleasant symptons! But I was missing two of my favourite snacks, Nestle Rolo chocolates and Tesco cheese snacks. I soon found there […]

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Vegan & Beauty treats Ft Glow Steady

Back in September I entered Glow Steady’s first year favourites giveaway, and I won! 😊 This is the first giveaway I’ve won so I was pretty excited when Sophie contacted me for my address. My prize arrived at the end of November full of vegan and beauty treats that I wanted to share with you. I love how Sophie packed the individual items in white starry paper. It was like Christmas came early. 😊 Here’s what I received in my giveaway bundle. Mini Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm I’ve used this at the end of the day to […]

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