There are three reasons I love it when Alex heads out for the evening: Me time I get an early night and the bed to myself…to start with I cook veggie Alex is a huge meat eater, which many of you will know from previous posts. This means whenever we’re both in and cook for each other, it’s going to be a meat based dish and will also always feature carbs (rice, potatoes or cous cous if I’m lucky). But there are SO many veggie and vegan ideas I have, that I love getting creative when he’s out. I even usually make enough to have for lunch the following couple of days too, being super productive. The last time I got veggie inventive in the…

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Some of you may think an omelette is super simple. Which to be fair it is, when you know the best way to make it and the key ingredients. Ever made one and thought…”I’d have much rather had dippy eggs” or “screw it, I’m having something else next time”? Then there’s a chance you’re doing it wrong. A good omelette can be packed with flavour, yet light and fluffy, keeping a good form and shape. Delicious with half an avocado, or side salad and fresh crusty bread, it can make a truly satisfying breakfast, lunch or dinner. My favourite omelette at the moment is mushroom and cheese. Cooked with plenty of onion too, the umami flavours are potent in every bite. So flavoursome it doesn’t…

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Before a month or so ago, I always used to buy tins of soup for work. They were so easy – one tin was pretty much right for a lunch for me, I could shake up the flavours daily, and it lasted ages so didn’t matter if I had a spontaneous lunch meeting, or if I fancied treating myself to something else. One of my colleagues asked me if I knew what was in my soup, like ALL the ingredients, and I realised that I didn’t. Unlike when I cook for dinner and like to cook most dishes from scratch, so I know exactly what goes in – I say most dishes as I do sometimes buy breaded fish, chicken or fish cakes (fish fingers…

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Pancakes. There are so many ways of making the batter, there’s thick fluffy pancakes and thin crepes, flavoured batters, and all manner of toppings that you can pretty much shake it up each time. We seem to be having pancakes almost every weekend now, albeit some are pretty healthy, but we’re hooked. A Saturday morning usually goes something like this… me: “what shall we have for brunch today? Shall we try something new?” (We both usually go to the gym Saturdaymorning so don’t eat until 1ish) Alex: “Oh. I thought we were having pancakes.” Me: “Oh ok. Let’s have pancakes. Again.”, said whilst giving Alex a look as though he always goes for the same thing – but I never regret giving in. Quite often I’ll suggest them myself too.…

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Ok it might be pretty chilly out, but I still love a good salad. The mixture of fresh ingredients, all the colours, flavours and textures is what draws me in. Knowing that I’m being healthy, is also a big draw – I’m always aware of choosing healthy options during the week so that I don’t need to worry so much once it hits the weekend. But there are those times when a cold salad just doesn’t cut it. Let’s face it, sometimes, no matter how healthy you want to be, you need something warming and comforting. Well I have the answer. I’ve recently been testing out a range of hot salad options for those days when I just need to warm up, and indulge my…

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