101 Things in 1001 Days

Sunday, 30 August 2015

1st September 2015- 29th May 2018

I start college this month, and I wanted to make a list of goals to complete over the next few (2 and a bit) years. What better way than to do a 101 Things for 1001 Days challenge.

Overnight Oats with Chia Seeds

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Ok, so I have seen this little recipe everywhere, the old Chia Seeds and Overnight Oat pudding, and there are so many different and great variations.

5 Happy Things

Sunday, 23 August 2015

It's been a hectic few weeks, among exam results, college offers, debs/proms and planning for September and maybe even a wee holiday. In the middle of all this stress and change I wanted to remind myself of all the things that make me happy.

1. Flowers in my mother's garden
The sweet pea and the lavender are so lovely at this time of year.

Hummus / Houmous

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

I love this quick and easy recipe for a tasty little hummus dip (and yes I am in two minds about how to spell it). Hope you enjoy!!

Happy Munching!

Friday, 7 August 2015

We all start a year with resolutions, and most people start their summer with goals of some sort. My summer goal was to get fit and healthy... and although I haven't exactly gotten into exercise the way I thought I would, I've definitely been eating much better. One of the main ways I have been eating healthily is by including seeds in my diet. Chia, Sunflower, Pumpkin, Sesame... you name it. I sprinkle them on my breakfast, over fruit salads, and even try to include them in my baking, such as my banana bread and my sweet cheat fake chocolate truffles.

Gluten Free Diet - Day 1

When learning about Gluten Intolerance in school from Home Economics class I always thought it would be a pretty easy dietary requirement to have to deal with. I was under the impression that it only involved cutting out wheat (Pasta and Bread) and all that related food group: Barley. I thought that would be pretty simple. What I didn't realise is EVERYTHING has gluten in it. Cornflakes and even sausages contain gluten. Bread, pasta, cakes. Basically all the things people use to fill plates and bellies, contain gluten.

I am taking on a gluten free diet for the next two weeks for a few reasons.
Firstly I want to educate myself more on what foods are available for the Gluten Intolerant .. and already this has posed itself as a task. I want to search grocery shops, and see if I can still have decent meals without gluten. The first problem I have already come across is the price, with gluten free alternatives being more pricey than the gluten rich counterparts.
In cutting out gluten I am hoping to become more conscious of my diet and the foods I eat.
Secondly I am hoping that removing this protein from my diet will help with my skin at the moment (which is kind of spot central for some reason) as I have heard that gluten can cause skin reactions. I am willing to try anything at this stage.



Infused Water!

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

For me, drinking 2 litres of water a day is a chore sometimes, but water is a powerful way to flush toxins from the body, and adding fruit or vegetables (and sometimes spices) can have even extra benefits! I love adding flavours that make reaching my 2 litres a day target easier.

Here are some infused water combinations for you to try that I LOVE ... and of course why they are good for you.

Refreshing Cucumber, Lemon and Cinnamon Water