Make This Life A Wonderful Adventure

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There is no doubt I'm a hippy at heart. And I do like to spread peace and love. Stay with me. I had planned to complete the aborted post from Friday about 'Naked Shopping'. 72 hours ago the towel was thrown in after unforeseen (and undoubtedly) karmic circumstances prevented me from using my laptop - that story I will [...]

The True Cost Of Christmas

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The true cost of Christmas may actually be temporary insanity. For me. For many. I haven't felt quite myself since last Friday, when against my better judgement I relented and agreed to an impromptu shopping trip. I should have known better, many stores had just received the start of their Christmas stock. Let me explain... [...]

Can Carrot Soup Help You See In The Dark?

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It was recently suggested that I have my eyes tested. It's becoming quite common for me to enthusiastically wave at someone in the street to discover they aren't who I thought they were. So far I haven't gotten into any awkward situations, but it's only a matter of time. Going to the opticians isn't something I would [...]

Slow Cooker Tomato Chilli and Lentil Soup Recipe

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It's that time of year when my thoughts start to turn to chutney and soups, one pot comfort food with hearty harvest ingredients. Rather than looking for inspiration by googling 'tomato soup', I decided instead to look back at my own blog - and found a recipe written over 5 years ago now. Sometimes I [...]

Spend The Autumn & Winter Months With Simply Being Mum

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I'm sat here typing with a blanket around my shoulders, and increasingly cold toes, with a vague threat of frostbite lingering in my mind. Okay so maybe I'm exaggerating, it's not that cold. Not frostbite temperatures, but there is a definite chill in the air, which is a stark reminder that autumn is definitely here [...]

The UK’s First Food Waste Supermarket

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In a world where all news seems to be bad news and it's constantly reported on screen and in the newspapers, it was a breath of fresh air to see this headline appear on my Facebook timeline yesterday: Britain's first food waste supermarket opened this week, in a West Yorkshire market town called Pudsey. The 'anti-supermarket' [...]

Tuna and Avocado Baked Pitta Bread Recipe

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Let me introduce you to today's new creation - My Tuna and Avocado Baked Pitta Bread Recipe! From time to time I remember to eat really well. To feed my body not just what it fancies, but what it will benefit from nutritionally also. Today I fancied tuna.  I always keep canned tuna in the cupboard. [...]

Slow Cooker Vegetable Stock Recipe

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This slow cooker vegetable stock recipe has been one I've been meaning to share for a while. What better day than Food Waste Friday to do just that - particularly as I had 2 bags of vegetable scraps to use up. This vegetable stock can of course be made with fresh vegetables, but it's perfect for [...]

Simple and Healthy Pizza Recipe

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This simple and healthy pizza recipe has been on my mind the last few days. Probably due to the following 3 reasons: I noticed that Aldi UK has reintroduced ready-made pizza dough sheets into their stores A friend text me asking Bella Italia's phone number in Blackpool I'm trying to be more mindful of what I eat Although [...]

Simple Brioche Bread Pudding Recipe

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Brioche Bread Pudding Recipe

Without a doubt I like to cook simply and this brioche bread pudding recipe really couldn't be any simpler. As part of Zero Waste Week and this years theme of 'Use It Up!', I'd like to share my favourite go to recipe for using up bread. This brioche bread pudding recipe shouldn't just be reserved [...]