My breakfast bowl for champions!

When the sun makes an appearance on a weekend, there’s nothing I like more than to start my day sitting in the garden with my breakfast whilst catching up on my emails,  Instagram feeds (yes ‘feeds’ plural – mine and my cat’s!) and Snapchat stories from all my friends drunken adventures the night before…

When it comes to breakfast I am fairly regimented. I do like my homemade muesli – either dried and I add milk or yoghurt, or when I have time I’ll prepare my bircher muesli. Click here if you haven’t see my bircher recipe.

For me, breakfast is an opportunity to get the nutrients I need to set me up for the day and also to ensure I have a meal that is filling (I’m a guilty snacker). Considering the amount of thyroxine I take, it’s important for me to have a morning meal that isn’t going to have me slumbered on my desk and crashed by mid morning!

Not forgetting that bikini season and beach time is fast approaching! Insert *face palm* of why I didn’t start my bikini diet sooner…

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A chilli for when it’s chilly!

In winter, FOOD is definitely one of my favourite things about this nippy season, and is when I like to stay inside and get my “cooking groove” on!

I need to improve my savoury cooking, and I’m starting to batch-cook (for the first time ever!) in order to have enough meals in my freezer for work/life convenience.

My health has not been at it’s optimum lately, so I want to try and increase my nutrition intake in my dinners where possible, so I’m starting with a veggie chilli…

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Raising a healthier bar (that is REALLY tasty)‏

Photo 05-05-2015 20 50 58Having completed one 26.2 mile marathon in my life, I can’t quite remember how my *dear* friend convinced a number of my girlfriends (including moi) to enter a half marathon this summer.

I think it was a combination of a few Gin & Tonics on New Year’s Eve, mixed with conversation about planning a girly Ibiza getaway which involves wearing bikinis, in public, on a beach, surrounded by one’s gorgeous girlfriends…

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Deliciously Nom

As you may have read from my last post, it’s important that I make as much effort as possible to look after myself – for health reasons (and not just for dress size and a positive state of mind).

photo 4Don’t get me wrong – I love gauging on all the naughty things (I have a weakness for Oreos and dining at Byron burger and Wagamamas). But I do have to make efforts to balance the baddies out with the goodies as often as I can, otherwise we’d all see the effects, right?

Last week I got the Deliciously Ella book – a recipe book full of hundreds of healthy recipes that are actually filling AND treat a sweet tooth too…

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You got a problem, thyroid?

It’s never a good thing to be told that you have a condition called “Grave’s Disease” – it’s a rather discouraging term. A disease of any kind is far from ideal, and especially not when it is referred to as 6-feet under…

Even more so when you don’t know what it means, and even more so than that when you have barely left your teens and are far too busy enjoying a busy social life.

This blog post is incredibly important and sensitive to me, with some detail not even my nearest and dearest are aware of, and I’d like to share with you a short-film that I filmed last year for the British Thyroid Foundation…

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Using my *courgette* loaf

Photo 01-02-2015 11 32 50Continuing my sudden love for courgettes, I decided to experiment and bake my first courgette loaf – with a twist!

The reason for blogging this recipe, is that my Mum officially quoted this cake as “sensational”, “prize winning” and “sell-able” and insisted I blogged the recipe immediately! So I’m blogging this by way of cake trademarking!!

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