Ever since I moved south(east) of the River I get very excited when anything new and/or cool comes this way. So imagine my happiness when I saw Blackheath as an option on Time Out’s Local eats competition. Huzzah! We’ve made it guys. I had the same reaction as when we saw our first millennial with a beard… Continue reading Hand Made Food, Blackheath
Stuck. That’s probably how I’d describe my fitness regime since the summer. Spin, swim, spin, spin, run. Probably skip that run and go for a spin instead. This isn’t a knock about spin class (because it’s my absolute favourite class to do ever) but…I’m definitely in an exercise rut. Plateau-ing my PT chum happily tells… Continue reading Barre Chick
A while ago I read this fascinating article by David Cohen from the Evening Standard (@cohenstandard) on living on the tight food budget that far too many people face now a days. For seven days he lived off a £20 food budget. Total. That’s seven breakfasts, seven lunches, seven dinners, snacks, drinks, anything. To summarise: it was… Continue reading Dinner money: Could you live on £20 a week?
The other week I won a competition by the lovely Anna at Heart and Bowl for a pack of Booja Booja chocolate truffles. Dairy free, gluten free, and soya free, they promise to be a guilt free treat option. I try not to eat too much dairy so I was so excited to try these. I LOVED… Continue reading Booja Booja chocolates
Comfort food. This is one of my favourites. Last week I had the worst cold in ages, I could barely walk around for 20 minutes, and I certainly didn’t want to cook anything. Or eat anything. But also, I wanted to eat every single thing on earth all at once. Yeah it was one of… Continue reading Salmon & spinach gnocchi
A little summer treat, the buckwheat and rice flour make these little cupcakes great for gluten free folk, and are a healthier option than refined white flour, while still giving a soft cakey texture. A 50:50 mix of the flours gives me the same consistency as ‘normal’ flour, and tastes so much better than replacing… Continue reading Gluten free banana cupcakes
I’ve been trying to make home made chocolate for a while, but it always felt like it would be complicated. Stop what you’re doing right now and listen…. it isn’t. It couldn’t be easier to make! Vegan friendly and dairy free, and it tastes (I think) better than chocolate – no guilts. Cacao has loads of… Continue reading Raw cacao ‘no chocolate’ chocolate
In April I decided to go refined sugar free. Thirty days of no chocolate, no alcohol, no sweets, no cake. I’ve done stints of no alcohol (usually Dry January after the Christmas indulgence) but never everything all at once. I wasn’t sure how I’d find it, as snacking on chocolate had become an almost daily… Continue reading What happened when I went Sugar Free for a month
They say the best way to exercise is to find something that doesn’t seem like exercise, but feels just like fun. Well, enter stage right: Rebounding. Rebounding is a low impact cardio workout, where you spend about 30 minutes jumping on a mini trampoline. It’s basically the most fun you can have at the gym.… Continue reading Rebounding – jumping and bouncing into summer
I love chilli. Hearty and happy, it’s one of those meals that everyone (and I mean everyone, veggies look over here at my vegetable chilli) enjoys eating. We have chilli most weeks in our house – it’s a great weekday meal as usually it’ll do a few meals – and usually tastes better the second… Continue reading Turkey Mince. Lean, mean, clean.