• Diet / Fitness

    Homemade Roasted Spicy Chickpeas

    Easy Roasted Spicy Chickpeas This is possibly the easiest snack to make. I really love adding nuts and chickpeas to my meals for extra protein and crunch. However, buying tiny packets of roasted chickpeas can become quite expensive. So I took it on-board to make them myself and they turned out just perfectly. Ingredients 1 x can Chickpeas Spices of your choice – I chose; Curry Powder/Smoked Paprika/Crushed Chillies Oil for coating of your choice – I used Coconut Oil Baking Tray Grease Proof Paper Colander Method First you want to start by pre heating the oven at 220 degrees (electric fan oven). Open your chickpeas and drain in a…

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    Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2019

    Mother’s Day, the one day where you really can spoil your Mum, Nan, Sister or Aunty. Show them how special they are and what they mean to you. I have some amazing gift ideas to share with you, to suit all budgets. SIGG WATER BOTTLE I’m a huge fan of water bottles, but I struggle to find a decent one. Usually the children steal mine or worse, break them. However, this absolutely brilliant water bottle by Swiss brand SIGG has been a game changer. SIGG have teamed up with the Mum Plus One team to bring you a fantastic new range that has just launched. There are 17 fun designs…

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    Homemade Sweet Potato Fries

    Sweet potato fries/wedges/chips, whatever you call them are an absolute favourite of mine. They are so easy to make and taste delicious, today I’m sharing how I make them at home. Ingredients As you can see there are minimal ingredients to making sweet potato fries. I like to use the Fry Light Coconut oil spray, some seasoning and, depending on the size of the sweet potato either one big one or two smaller ones. Method Pre-heat the oven to around 200 degrees. Start by rinsing the potato to remove any mud or other debris. Next chop the potato in half using a sharp knife, I then chop it into quarters.…

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    Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas

    I love making Fajitas they are really quick and taste yummy. But being a busy mum of two demanding children I like easy recipes and have put together this slow cooker chicken fajita recipe for you. Ingredients 2 x Chicken Breasts (more if you are feeding the family) 2 x Peppers 1 x Red Onion 1 x Fajita Dinner Kit (this includes the seasoning) 1 x Lime 1 x Tinned Chopped Tomatoes 1 x Tsp Garlic Method For ease and laziness I like to buy a fajita dinner kit as it includes the wraps, salsa and seasoning. I don’t have the time to be faffing with a little bit of…

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    Easy Homemade Turkey Burger Recipe

    I really enjoy cooking from scratch, some may think it takes too long but personally I love to know what has gone into my food and make sure there are no hidden extras in there. I used to buy my turkey burgers from Asda, the sweet chilli ones are so good but as I have changed supermarkets – I now shop in Aldi – I have no need to buy them. Making turkey burgers is so quick and easy I prepared this recipe whilst my children were eating dinner so time really isn’t an excuse not to give them a bash as they literally take 10 minutes if that to…

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    Batch Cooking Using Microwave Ovens

    I don’t know about you but as soon as weaning starts when you have a baby you need every kitchen appliance and accessory going. I have to admit I would be lost without my microwave, I need to make cooking quick, easy and fuss free. Although I have a basic microwave there are some fantastic models on the market and also on my wishlist for my new house, I really love the latest range of Panasonic microwave ovens. They are combination microwaves which enables you to steam, grill, bake and microwave food, making life that little bit easier for busy mums (and dads) when feeding the family. Cooking healthy and…

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    Homemade Chicken Kebabs

    Lets face it summer in Devon has well and truly packed its bags and buggered off, I had dreams of topping up my tan, the kids playing in the paddling pool and Mr K cooking something scrummy on the BBQ – the reality is somewhat different. However, I wasn’t going to let a little bit of rain dampen my BBQ dream so I rustled up some homemade chicken kebabs for us to enjoy indoors. The Recipe 4 Chicken Breasts 1 Pepper 1 Onion Mushrooms 170g Greek Yogurt 2 tsp Smoked Paprika (to taste) 6 Kebab Sticks Method Mix the Greek yogurt and paprika in a bowl and set aside. Cut…

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    Banana Bread Recipe

    I’ve never made banana bread before and to be honest every time I bake the end result ends up burnt and tasting like rubbish. We had some ripe bananas that were just left in the fruit bowl, you know the ones that are a bit brown that no-one really wants to eat. So I decided to take the plunge and bake some tasty banana bread, I’m pleased to say it turned out super – here’s the recipe. Ingredients 3 Bananas 1 Egg 1/2 Cup Soft Brown Sugar 1 Tsp Vanilla Essence 1/3 Cup Coconut Oil (melted) 100g Chocolate Chips (optional) 1 Tsp Baking Powder 1 1/2 Cups Flour (Plain)  …

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    Cacao & Walnut Pancakes for All The Family

    We love pancakes in our house and this recipe has won everyone over. The pancakes are light, fluffy, gooey and delicious, they can be eaten as a snack, for breakfast, as a treat or an after dinner pudding. The best thing is the children think they are eating naughty chocolate pancakes, when cooking they smell like chocolate cake – yum! I like quick and fuss free recipes so am pleased to say you only need a few ingredients to whip up a substantial batch of pancakes. I have teamed up with Indigo Herbs who sent me some amazing ingredients to cook with. The first ingredient is Organic Cacao Powder which…

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    Gousto Box – My Thoughts

    I am a tad late jumping on the food box bandwagon but I have always wanted to give one a go. There are a few out there and I wasn’t sure how I would get on with it. If you asked me just over a year ago to prepare a meal completely from scratch I would have laughed and dismissed it, however since I started cooking from The Body Coach book I have really enjoyed making our meals from scratch. We very rarely have processed or pre-packaged foods at home any more and we feel better for it. I placed an order with Debenhams for a couple of new bras (stay…