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#amrecovering: f is for fuel

There’s a lot of gumpf on the interwebs about what foods we should and should be eating, but we all know that a balanced diet is what we need – everything in moderation and a bit of what you fancy … Continue reading

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#SaturdaySoup: Vegetable (Morrisons Soup Mix)

Yes, it’s Saturday Soup, but on a Tuesday. As I was trotting around Morrisons on Friday, I spotted this bag of Vegetable Soup Mix and thought I’d give it a go because … well, there would be no peeling, no … Continue reading

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#SaturdaySoup: Thick and Creamy Parsnip Soup

Now that Autumn is well and truly underway, it’s time to dust off the bread machine and break out the hand whizzer. That’s right … It’s Soup Season! Yesterday, I whipped up one of my favourites: Thick and Creamy Parsnip. … Continue reading

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#atozchallenge: E is for Eggs

Things that help … Mmm … eggs. I love eggs. I love them fried, poached, boiled and scrambled. They’re a good source of protein, and although they do contain cholesterol, the latest advice from the British Heart Foundation is that … Continue reading

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New Food: Slow-Cooked Hungarian Beef Goulash

It’s Tuesday night, which means it’s Slow-Cooker Night. Our slow-cooker and it’s accompanying recipe book will be 16 years old on Friday … as will our marriage. I think we’ve done pretty well at looking after our wedding presents. We’ve … Continue reading

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GirlGuiding: The Lazy Brownie Mum’s Guide to Decorating Biscuits

Tonight was Take Over Night at Sophie’s Brownies. Her six’s job was to teach the rest of the pack about Canada, so Sophie came up with the idea of decorating biscuits to look like the Canadian flag. Sounds simple, but … Continue reading

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New Food: Chicken and Vegetable Traybake

Back in September 2013, when I started the NHS’s The Weigh Ahead programme, my Weight-Loss Support Worker recommended I follow the advice given in the British Heart Foundation’s booklet So You Want to Lose Weight … For Good? It tells … Continue reading

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Barefoot Prayers: Bread – A Response

Being a long-ago convert to bread machines, it’s been a while since I actually kneaded any dough, but as soon as I read today’s poem, I knew that was exactly what I should do. All I had in the cupboard, … Continue reading

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New Food: Slow-Cooked Chicken in White Wine and Mushroom Sauce

(All right, I confess: food presentation is not my forte. I’m all about the taste.) Dinner tonight was a new recipe: slow-cooked chicken in white wine and mushroom sauce. Tuesday night is slow-cooker night (Everyone’s in and out and dinner … Continue reading

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Taco Tuesday, but on a Sunday

Ever since we saw the Lego Movie a couple of weeks ago, the kids have been angling to instigate Taco Tuesday. I’ve never cooked tacos before, but while I was pootling around Tesco earlier today I noticed they had a … Continue reading

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