Thursdays

On Thursday evening at 6pm, I have an important date that I am never late for and I never miss. “oooh!” I hear you ask. “Is it your date night? Is it a catch up with your bestie?” No. I go to see my therapist. For 50 minutes, I pay a dude to hear me…

Whole30: Results, Review & Lessons Learned

Well I only flipping went and did it! 30 long days of no grains, gluten, added sugar (in any form), legumes, dairy or crappy additives, but LOTS of meat, fish, veg and fruit. I’m still in awe of myself for completing the program and I keep giving myself lots of high fives. So today I…

Whole30 Review (at Day 21)

Greetings from a rather stormy Essex! It has been a LONG time since I last posted and much has happened, including establishing an addiction to expensive stationary in order to feed my newly found habit of modern calligraphy. Aside from my need to scribe, our garden has been completed with various plants bedding themselves in,…

Whipped Mars Buttercream

So this stuff is goooooood!!!!! Really flipping good!!! My Sister-in-law was telling me about her wedding cake that had mars bars in the batter! I tried to make my own version & it completely sank – literally. So for my birthday last weekend, I made a dense fudgy chocolate cake & then created this whipped…

Regaining a Grip

You know how you can kinda cruise through life for a bit and people ask how you are, and you just automatically say “I’m good thanks – how are you?” – it’s an automatic response that can cover up a whole load of stuff.Well that’s how I’ve been coasting for the last few weeks. But…

Eating Emotionally

One of Those Weeks After a rather virtuous start to 2017, I found myself hitting a bit of a wall last week. As suggested in my last post, I gave myself lots and LOTS of grace with regards to Mission: Victoria’s Secret Body. I cleared out the remaining Christmas chocolates and cake by depositing them…

Small Victories

Tuesdays Suck I find Tuesdays hard. Really hard. I love the school that I work in on a Tuesday but it means crawling for up to 90 minutes in stop/start traffic ALL THE WAY and in that one single journey I feel my resolve to eat well & hit the gym disappear mile by mile….

Breakfast in Bed Pancakes

It’s the Weekend!!!! After a week detoxing from processed rubbish & chocolate & cake (another post contemplating this traumatic experience later), I decided I would treat myself to some easy, tasty & ‘clean’ (from scratch) pancakes. Saturday mornings in our house usually involve a lovely lie-in, breakfast in bed, coffee & then a killer PT…

Liver & Bacon (that won’t make you gag)

Really? Yes – really! I know a lot of people really don’t like offal – it brings back memories (bad memories) of tough, over-cooked and sad looking animal remnants. But the truth is, liver is a really nutritious food source & full of good stuff like vitamins and other good stuff too (please note that…

Learning to Love Me

I would love to be the person who passes by the cakes in the staff room but instead I’m the person making cakes in order to eat them in the staff room. I do so under the guise of trying new recipes or wanting to perk up everyone’s day, but I basically made that big fat cake so that I could have an excuse to eat a big fat slice of it.