9
Feb
2015
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Spinach, green pepper and lime smoothie

I have gone a bit juice and smoothie crazy recently. I’m passing on porridge more days than not in order to get a good shot of greens in me for breakfast. This means that I’m experimenting a lot with different flavour combinations to mix up the nutrients I’m getting. Up until recently, I’ve used my liquidiser to make my smoothies and juices, until the lovely people at Debenhams sent me a Breville Blend Active, an amazing smoothie maker that comes with two portable cups, which makes life so much easier. If you are looking to invest in a smoothie maker,...
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8
Feb
2015
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Tales from the weekend #5

Saturday was one of those rare days when we woke up super early, got organised and headed out pre-breakfast. To put this into context, ordinarily I take Saturday mornings a little slower. I normally have a bit of a lie in and when I do get up, I make myself a huge pot of coffee and drink my way through most of it whilst I read the papers. Bliss. But yesterday we broke the mould and it was great. First stop, breakfast. We stayed local and went to Clouds & Soil. There was eggs benedict on the menu, so my...
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4
Feb
2015
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Apple, blueberry and coconut juice

Can you tell that I’m channelling spring with today’s recipe? I’ve decided that since spring is taking soooo long to come to me, I would go to it. And boy did it work. It’s amazing what can happen when you throw some fruity flavours and a floral straw into the mix. In my mind I was sitting on a park bench surrounded by daffodils, wearing sunglasses to keep the daylight glare out my eyes and sipping on this refreshing apple, blueberry and coconut juice. In reality, I was snuggled up under a blanket, staring out of the window at the...
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1
Feb
2015
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Breakfast, lunch and dinner

I hope everyone had a lovely weekend! I’ve had one of those that feels like I’ve blinked and it was over. I seemed to cram a lot in, but I definitely feel that the busier the weekend is the quicker we’re back at Monday again. I had one of those rare weekends when I went out for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There was some serious over-indulgence going on, but it was all in the name of celebrating. On Friday evening, my friends and I had dinner at Montpelliers, before heading to another’s friend’s flat warming party, where she introduced us...
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29
Jan
2015
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Things that made me smile this January

January is always a really hard month and the cold dark mornings make it that much more difficult to leave the warmth and cosiness of bed. Getting back into a routine after the holidays and accepting that chomping my way through all that cheese has definitely NOT agreed with my waistline is a bit of a bummer too. Boo. But that being said, there were also a lot of things that made me smile in January and here are just a few of them. 1. Starting more days than I should with a latte and a croissant. Having this for...
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25
Jan
2015
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Chocolate, amaretto and raspberry pots

I hope you all had a lovely weekend. Last night I made good on one of my 2015 to-do list items and had some friends round for dinner. That meant that Saturday was a blur of menu planning, table setting and cooking up a storm. Come 7pm, I had seriously earned my three-course meal and a glass of red. But it was so nice to enjoy some food with two of our closest friends and set the world to rights. For dinner we had antipasti with homemade bread to start, beef in red wine with crushed new potatoes and garlicky...
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