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The all inclusive buffet on holiday always reminds me how much more I need to cook fish or seafood, and this year was no different. In Costa de la Luz for the week earlier this month we had it all, red fish, catfish, swordfish, octopus, squid rings, mussels, salmon, and all manor of other white fish fillet which I can’t remember the names of. The one thing I didn’t have however was prawns. Keen to try something new, rather than one of my trusty risotto dishes, I decided I’d whip up a red curry. Aromatic and creamy, with a good kick of spice, this went down a treat. The baby corn I opted to include in the curry added a different texture to the dish…

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Last minute deals don’t really seem to exist anymore, but leaving it pretty late to book we seemed to have got an awesome offer on our holiday this year. Not only that, the weather was amazing for September, the hotel had plenty on to get involved in, even for adults, and we came back totally relaxed. Read on to find out more… Normally I’d book our holiday as early as possible. Give us something to work for and look forward to. Something to make that hard slog at work totally worth it. I think last year we booked our September holiday in March, after I’d probably been looking since January. I was counting down from May. Haha. But this year due to changes in our careers,…

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Close to Highbury & Islington station, this cute little pan-asian restaurant is in one of my favourite areas of London. Nestled close to the boutique coffee chops around the main roundabout, and the numerous new openings on St. Pauls Road, the area is one to watch. Relatively small, there’s only about 30 covers (to memory) in the Islington branch of Tootoomoo. The interior, decorated in reds and blues, with striped cushions and blue padded booths, wooden chairs and bright and colourful tiled tables, it radiated its eastern influence. The open front, breezy during the longer late summer evenings, meant you didn’t mind too much that you weren’t sat outside making the most of the English summer – which I know a the moment seems like…

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Ok, I know what you’re thinking. Summer is over. Well and truly. The main tells being the fact that it’s always cloudy, seriously cold (is it me or have we suddenly had to get our winter coats out) and it rains. ALL. THE. TIME. But a couple weeks ago it was different. Everyone was talking about a late Indian summer (let’s not go into how wrong they were!), and this is when I got to go to the coolest type of party – a pool party! Yes you read that right. I was one of the lucky people to get picked to attend the Fitness First Summer Pool Party! And it was just as cool as it sounds. After a quick tour of the gym…

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Porridge is that breakfast I eat whatever the day and weather. Even on a hot day you’ll find me tucking into it (I do let it cool first as not to make myself hot and get sweaty after). A satisfying and filling bowl of oats gets me through most of the morning without getting hungry. I shake it up when I fancy something a little different to the usual comforting peanut butter and banana combo, switching up the toppings, cooking different fruit into it, and using different milk at times. This recipe is from one of those times. A morning I wanted my good old porridge but craved new and inventive. With strawberries to use up, a strawberry and almond porridge was on the menu.…

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