Planning Out Loud: Menus and Meals

Hello and welcome! In this video I move my meal planning pages from my collections insert to my Leuchtturm1917 bullet journal. I also decorate the pages using watercolours and metallic paint. My aim is to post a video on Youtube every Wednesday, but I’d like to know what topics you’d like to see me cover. […]

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Cooking Out Loud: Emergency Soup

So, today we were supposed to be visiting my mum who lives 75 miles away, but this morning we woke up to snow – the first of the year. Mr Bowers is poorly, so I was going to take the kids, and leave him at home to recuperate. This would have been my longest drive […]

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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 does you good. Variation is the key to getting all the nutrients we need for […]

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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 chopping, and it was an absolute bargain! (I bet I’d have been hard-pushed to buy […]

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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. The whole family loves this one, even the 12yo who won’t normally give parsnips the […]

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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 there is no limit to the number of eggs you can eat each week! I’ve […]

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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 still got the slow-cooker, the dinner service, the cutlery, the pots and pans, an electric […]

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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 you how many portions of fruit and veg, carbs, protein, fat and dairy you should […]

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