African Peach And Chicken Tagine...


Fancy trying this African peach and chicken tagine?

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 35 minutes

Serves: 4


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Waffles with Berries & Greek Honey Yogurt...


Waffles with Berries & Greek Honey Yogurt: This sweet vanilla waffles recipe is best served with juicy berries and sumptuous honey yogurt.

Makes: 8 waffles

Serves 4

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes

Equipment needed: Sieve, bowl, spatula, waffle iron

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Cheese Crisps...


Fancy try these cheese crisps?


Cooking Time: 5 minutes

Serves: 24
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Tree Craving...


How cool is this tree I seen in the park a few days ago!?

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Sneak Peak inside July's Pink Parcel...


Happy Thursday...

How has you week been so far?

Good I hope!


Yesterday I've received this lovely parcel through the post from Pink Parcel.

Have you heard of Pink Parcel before?
  • Pink Parcel started with a simple idea, to ensure women wouldn’t ever be caught out on their period again. Alongside this, Pink Parcel is also very aware that for some strange reason periods were, and still are, very much a taboo subject and is keen to work together with their subscribers to end this.



What do Pink Parcel offer?
  • Pink Parcel offers a subscription service box that is delivered in conjunction with your monthly cycle. Subscribers of Pink Parcel receive a variety of products, all beautifully packaged, that are designed to ease the discomfort a woman feels when she is on her period. 


"Pink Parcel decided that as well as all the practical stuff you need during your period, each parcel should also contain a few treats to help make your monthly cycle feel less like a nuisance, and more like an excuse to be pampered. From skincare and beauty products, to scented candles, jewellery and stationery, there is something for everyone.
As a small company Pink Parcel began by assembling the boxes themselves, packing tampons, pads and treats into our chic yet discreet Pink Parcel boxes. They still lovingly hand-pack and dispatch every parcel, but the growing team now also create great content and advice on health, beauty – and of course – periods.
Pink Parcel has created a highly engaged community of women who are now more than ever having open dialogue about their periods, discussing a number of different issues in conjunction with their time of the month."


I received a Pink Parcel July box. It is filled with some lovely beauty products a yummy snack, tea and other goodies.

Some of the things in my July Pink Parcel:

  • Sweet relaxing tea bag
  • Choco Leibniz bar
  • The vintage cosmetics gold slanted tweezers
  • Lottie London nail polish ( love this colour!)
  • Bellapierre Gel eyeliner
  • Jelly Pong Pong supercharged eye-shadow
  • Freeman beauty foot scrub/lotion 
  • Patisserie De Bain Hand cream
  • Pink Parcel nail file
  • 20 Tampons
  • 5 pads
  • 5 pant liners
  • Packet of tampon disposal's 
  • A sweet little book telling you about everything inside your box and prices.
  • A recipe card for smelly Guacamole



My thoughts on the Pink Parcel:

I think this is such a lovely idea. The box is full of little treats and beauty products to cheer you up when you are feeling down. I was excited to open my parcel and see what surprises were inside. I was very please with all the things inside.

My favourite items being the nail polish, eyeliner, tweezers and chocolate bar. Least favourite, the tampons, hehe but essentials!!

Off to paint my nails now and be pampered!


Your first Pink Parcel will be just £6.95, for more information on Pink Parcel please visit Pink Parcel

About this post :

*I was sent this Pink Parcel to review. All thoughts are my own. I was not paid for this post. Thanks for supporting the brands that I work with.*

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BerryWorld Strawberry Parma Ham and Parmesan Crostini...


One for the weekend as a nice snack, lunchtime treat or tea time party food.


This is a wonderfully quick and aromatic way to introduce strawberries into a savoury snack. The parmesan works really well with the strawberries and balsamic with the savoury sourdough being the perfect base.
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Tower Of Radios..


How cool is this tower?

The Awesome Radio Tower at Tate Modern in London...


Now you know what to make with some old radio and CD players!!
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Maple, Blueberry And Almond Butter Smoothie...


Today I am sharing a Maple, Blueberry and Almond Butter Smoothie...

Makes : 4 portions


Ingredients:
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Wimbledon : Ruby Tuesday..


Wimbledon is on.

 Any excuse for some strawberries!!


Linking up with:
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Blue Monday..


My daughter can not go into the M & M shop without buying something!!


Happy Blue Monday..
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Harry Potter : Mondays Mellow Yellow Photo...


Sharing a picture of my children last week outside the Place Theatre in London.

We did not get to see it but I'm sure they would have loved too!!


Linking up with:
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Zespri® SunGold kiwifruit And Strawberry Breakfast Bagel...


We love bagels for breakfast in our house. Mostly we have them covered in chocolate spread!!

How about trying these SunGold kiwifruit and strawberry breakfast bagels out?


Preparation time: 5 minutes

Serves 1

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Chocolate Sunday..


Just when I am trying to be good, my husband buys me a present..

Chocolates...


Trouble is I am so greedy and I won't be happy till they have all gone!!
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Zespri® SunGold Kiwifruit,Blueberry And Mango Smoothie Bowl..


Today I am sharing this yummy Sungold kiwifruit, Blueberry And Mango Smoothie Bowl..


Preparation time: 5 minutes
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Everything You've Ever Wanted Is...


Happy Friday!! 

How quickly has this week come and gone by!?

June has just flown by and now we are into another month. I am already putting the last 6 months of exercise or lack of exercise behind me and starting fresh!!


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Weekend Flowers..


Some pretty flowers I had brought me as a present ..

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Swans...


Sharing some photos I took at the park a few weeks ago on one of our walks.

Love Spring for lighter nights and after school walks to the park..

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25 Minutes Parkrun Goal : Part 1


Yeah, it has taken a while...

I am now back focused on my running.

After just under 30 minutes Parkrun time yesterday :

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Strawberries, Peach And Banana Milkshake...


Strawberries, Peach And Banana Milkshake.

We love making smoothies and the easiest way of getting most of your 5 a day into your diet at the start of the day. With few fresh or frozen ingredients and milk also makes the best morning treats..


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6 Smoothie Recipes To Try...


We love smoothies here.

So much so we could drink them all day if possible!!

But them we would get board of them wouldn't we!?!

And to much fruit sugars.

So we have one a few times a week.

This way they never get boring!!

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Cooking Asparagus...


Asparagus had to be one of my favourite vegetables.

I love everything about them, from the colour, the texture to the taste.


They are not the cheapest of vegetables though. So when we do have them, they are a yummy treat. My favourite way to cook them is to fry them.

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Big : Snap Happy Brit Mums..


How Big is this tree?

How Big is the hole in the tree?


Today's theme on #SnapHappyBritMums is : Big...

Don't forget to check out the hastag on Twitter
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Crisp : Snap Happy Brit Mums...


How cold is it!! 

I even went for today run in my ski jacket!!

This photo was taken of me and Mollie on Saturday morning at Sherwood pines after Parkrun. Talk about Crisp..

I was still cold after my run...




Today's theme on #SnapHappyBritMums is Crisp!!

Don't forget to check out the hastag on Twitter


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Banana, Avocado And Strawberry Thick Milk Shake...


Banana, Avocado And Strawberry Thick Milk Shake..


Serves 1

Ingredients:
  • 1 Large banana
  • 1 Small avocado
  • 1 Medium pear
  • 1 tbsp Nutella
  • Few strawberry's
  • 120 ml Semi skimmed milk
  • Handful of ice cubes


Method:
  1. Peel the pear and remove the pips, peel banana, hull strawberry's, take the stone out the avocado and peel.
  2. Chop all the fruit into chunks and place in a smoothie maker.
  3. Add the milk and ice cubes.
  4. Mix for 30 seconds then smooth for 30 seconds.
  5. Serve straight away.
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Fruit And Nut Mix...


I love to have some fruit and nut mix ready made up. It is then ready for adding to home made or shop brought granola, melted chocolate, breakfast cereals or flapjacks. Today I am sharing my tasty raisins, cranberry and toasted seed mix for adding to your favourite recipes.


​Ingredients:
  • 125g toasted seed mix
  • 80g Raisins
  • 80g Dried Cranberry's

Method:
  1. Simple mix together just before you are going to use and store in a sealed container.


Do you like to mix your own favourite fruit and nuts together or do you like to buy shop made ones?


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5 Fruit Recipes To Try Out..


Looking for some fruit recipe ideas to keep you nice and healthy after Christmas?


Today I am sharing 5 yummy fruit and vegetable recipes...


1.) A healthy and yummy Fruit cocktail full of grapes, Clementine's, plums and pineapple topped with a lemon juice and honey dressing.


2.) A seafood and strawberry salad!


3.) Carrot, Orange And Apple Juice.


4.) Another yummy fruit salad with pineapple, grapes satsuma and kiwi in it.


5.) Super Food Salad with blackberries, spinach, feta cheese and walnuts inside.

Fancy trying any of these recipes out?

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Cocoa, Banana, Strawberry Smoothie..


Fancy a smoothie?


I love smoothies and most of mine have bananas or strawberries in them!!

Serves 1
  • 1 large Banana
  • 100g Strawberries
  • 100ml Skimmed milk
  • 1 tsp Cocoa powder
  • Squirty Cream



Method:
  • Chop the banana, hull, wash and chop the strawberries and place in a smoothie maker or blender.
  • Add the milk and coco powder.
  • Blitz together until smooth.
  • pour into a glass and add some squirty cream.
  • Serve straight away.
  • Yum!

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Santa Claus is Coming to Town Cocktail Recipe...



It's a hard life....

Another day, another Christmas cocktail recipe to try.

I named this cocktail recipe : Santa Claus is Coming to Town!

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Maple Brussels Sprouts...


Love brussels or hate them? I am not to much of a fan, but Christmas dinner would not be the same without them!


Servings: 4 – 6 portions

Today I am sharing a fun brussels recipe with chestnuts, cranberries and Maple Syrup.

Ingredients:
  • 1kg brussels sprouts
  • 100g pancetta, cut into lardons
  • 200g chestnuts
  • 50g butter
  • 50g cranberries
  • 200ml pure maple syrup from Canada


Method:
  1. Cook sprouts in boiling salted water for 3½ minutes, then refresh in iced water and halve the sprouts. Fry pancetta until crisp and golden, take out and place on a cloth; fry chestnuts in the bacon fat for 5 minutes and then place on cloth with pancetta.
  2. Reheat sprouts in butter and a little water for 5 minutes and sauté. Add pancetta and chestnuts and maple syrup. Add cranberries at the last minute then serve.

About this post:

This recipe was provided by We Love Maple

No Payment was received.
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Parsnip Purée With Maple Syrup...


Today I am sharing a side dish that you can add to your Christmas dinner or any Sunday roast. Parsnip Purée with Maple Syrup.


Servings :8 portions

Ingredients:
  • 1l baby potatoes, unpeeled and cut in half
  • 1l parsnip, peeled and sliced
  •  2 garlic cloves, chopped
  •  80g butter
  •  Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 500ml chicken broth
  • 60ml pure maple syrup from Canada
  • 150g Le Fou du Roy cheese (or a similar firm cheese), grated
  • Pinch of ground nutmeg
  • 60g chives, chopped


Method:
  1. In a large pan, fry the potatoes, parsnip and garlic in the butter over a low heat for about 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add the stock and bring to the boil.
  2. Reduce the heat, cover and leave to cook for 25 minutes or until the vegetables are tender. Strain (reserve some of the cooking liquid). Add the maple syrup to the casserole dish and mash the vegetables with a pestle.
  3. Add the cheese, some broth (if needed to loosen the purée), and sprinkle with the nutmeg and chives.
About this post:

This recipe was provided by We Love Maple

No Payment was received.


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