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A Detailed Review of Gousto Recipe Boxes

*Affiliate link at the bottom of post* I decided in January to make a really conscious effort to try and eat more plant-based (following a Flexitarian approach, as my son and I still need our Saturday night McDonalds...) as I have done a lot of research which suggests that a plant-based diet is a generally much healthier approach to optimum nutrition.  With that in mind, I decided to look into recipe boxes with the hope that they would introduce m[...]

Fountain The Super Green Molecule, The Energy Molecule and The Glow Molecule

Around a month ago I was very aware of how there were certain days where I was getting lots of stuff done - literally from morning to night I was moving, active, achieving - then there were days when I was just sitting around feeling lethargic, dopey and incapable and I couldn't work out what was going on, then it suddenly hit me that there was a direct correlation between the days I was doing well and the days I was remembering to take the Founta[...]

LQ Liquid Health Advanced Skin Care Liquid Supplement

I am stupidly excited about trialling the LQ Liquid Health Advanced Skin Care Liquid Supplement as I'm only eight days in and I already feel like my skin is showing pretty impressive signs of improvement, although of course it's far too soon to state this oral skin care supplement as a miracle cure that i really, really hope it is.  The LQ Liquid Health Advanced Skin Care is one of four liquid supplements available from the LQ Liquid Health Bra[...]

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A Few Gentle Steps Towards a Healthier Lifestyle…

OK! Last night I won the Best Established Blogger Award at the Johnson & Johnson Beauty Journalism Awards which is just INSANE, and I'm still processing it before I do my full write-up.  Therefore I'm desperately trying to write normally as if nothing has happened, which feels very strange, but I'm going to give it a go! Since the year began, I've been trying to make a conscious decision to improve my lifestyle with the long-term goal of b[...]

Hidden Foodie Gems of London

Earlier this year I was asked by Millennium Hotels to share a recommendation of my favourite place to eat in London, and it had to be El Vaquero, which is an all-you-can-eat BBQ joint in North London.  They currently have two venues - Mill Hill and Whetstone - and the Whetstone branch was pretty much my Mecca during the last few months of my anaemic pregnancy. El Vaquero isn't the greatest place if you're not a meat-eater, but if you are, you[...]

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Crabtree & Evelyn Shortbread, Biscuits and Fudge

I'm being slowly ruined by these amazing Crabtree & Evelyn yummies, but I'm consoling myself with the fact that it's now Winter, so I need to fatten up a bit more to keep warm.  So in that respect, eating copious amounts of these biscuits and fudge is good for me.  And it's probably good for you too. There are quite a few new arrivals to the range of Crabtree & Evelyn food, with so many amazing new biscuit products, such as shortb[...]

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The Perfect Baked Potato with the Russell Hobbs Purifry

I grew up hating baked potatoes, but this was mainly due to the fact that my mum wasn't big on putting in the time to get them all perfect and crispy and crunchy, so they just went around the microwave for a few minutes before being served, looking a tad tired and browbeaten.  It was only when I moved out and started (reluctantly...) cooking for myself that I realised a baked potato could actually be something pretty special.  I believe the perf[...]

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Nutribullet: Favourite Smoothie Recipe

I've managed to maintain the Nutribullet habit and I'd say five out of every seven days I have a Nutribullet smoothie - the other days I'll have a ready made one, usually from Savse.  I've been experimenting with different ingredients and amounts to find something that would not only contain as much goodness as possible, but also taste fairly good so that I'd look forward to drinking it. I can tolerate pretty rough-tasting smoothies for th[...]

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Nutribullet

The Nutribullet has a cult following which probably seems a little strange to the uninitiated, as on first appearances it's just basically a bullet shaped blender; this is true, but the main reason I think so many people love their Nutribullet is because it's a clever idea that's been really well executed. We all know we need to get as much goodness into our bodies as possible every day, to ensure we look and feel our very best.  However,[...]

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Health Hacks: Plenish Cold Pressed Juices

I'm still trying really hard to improve my health through my diet by adding in lots of good stuff and eating less of the bad stuff - I still have my takeaway treats, I still eat cake whenever I fancy it, but I'm eating more wholegrains, fruit, veg and less bad fat.  I've started steaming food in an awesome steamer I picked up on eBay (more on that in another post) and I try to start my day with some seeded, wholegrain bread and a juice.  Consequ[...]

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Costa Summer Menu 2015

Now for something a little different on the blog today, but as I have quite a few foodie and Health Hack posts in the pipeline, I figured something about some yummy treats would be welcome too! Coffee is my biggest weakness - now I now longer smoke or drink, coffee is my thing that I love to indulge in and if I'm really after a treat, I'll go to Costa for a Caramel Latte and Triple Chocolate Muffin. However, having been sent a voucher to tr[...]