Some months ago I read an article suggesting that the Mediterranean Diet was under threat from a new life changing, fat busting and general health winning regime: The Nordic Diet. Apparently we were all due to swap our spaghetti for herrings and give up all that riveria nonsense for some flatpack furniture and sensible snow […]Read More Cookshelf: The Nordic Diet by Trina Hahnemann
This dinner came about after one of those weekends when we were too busy enjoying ourselves to get to the shops and thus ended up with something of a Monday night fridge famine of old veg and older halloumi cheese. I will do pretty much anything to avoid a supermarket trip after work, so with […]Read More Summer Garden Stew
It’s summer. It’s hot. Hot summer life is far too fleeting to spend ages in the kitchen but also one of the worst times to resort to cruddy over-salted convenience food too. I try to counteract the burgers and ice creams is by making up a couple of substantial salads to keep in the fridge […]Read More Easy Quinoa Salad
A couple of weeks ago a Facebook marketing pop up got the better of me and I clicked on a random ad for Purition- a wholefood based protein supplement that various sinister AI cookies decided I might like. I was maybe hungry, I was maybe vulnerable to suggestion and I was definitely sick of the […]Read More Trial and Purition.
I’m out for a treat lunch with some ladies today so a light breakfast option was in order. I always feel like a bit of a effort on breakfast at the weekend, as quite simply I have time to do something more than throw some PB on a bit of toast whilst simultaneously drying my […]Read More The Skinny Thing- Banana Pancakes
Last week I read a very amusing article on BS slimming fads and how almost all celebrity fronted diet books feature some kind of chilli spiked eggs for breakfast. I was thus reminded about my much mused but never materialised intentions to do some huevos rancheros for Saturday breakfast at some point in my life. […]Read More Shakshuka. Sort of.
Ah, yes, January 2nd. Your gym is ram packed. Your work clothes are suspiciously tight. There’s a special joining rate at Slimming World and Joe Bloody Wicks is EVERYWHERE!!!! It’s the perfect time to embark on a strict low sugar low fat high cardio mindful double whipped nonsense of a total lifestyle change! Isn’t it? […]Read More The Skinny Thing- Carry On With Christmas
*sweary rant warning* So, after banging on about how I had the hang of smartpoints finally and Weight Watchers was no longer making me want to periodically hang myself, the buggers went and changed it all. All legit plan followers- so those using the official app or attending group sessions- will have been introduced to […]Read More The Skinny Thing- Flex Off!
Unsurprisingly, living without a kitchen for just over a week whilst having one set of parental units staying and the other set on standby for a blow out birthday lunch has not resulted in me having a good loss to report. If you aren’t cooking for yourself, accurately calculating weight watchers points is nigh […]Read More A Month of Mondays- Pass the lettuce!
I love a bit of 5-A-Day action from my local greengrocers Bumbles, and they are with us this week to answer the most burning questions that life/this blog has to offer. Are you ready? 1: Describe what you without being boring? We are purveyors of the finest fruit & vegetables aka Greengrocers 2: What’s great about […]Read More 20 Questions with Bumbles!