4 ingredient recipes with Krombacher + WIN A 24-CRATE OF BEER and pottery glass #Sp

We were challenged to create a tasty dish to pair with Krombacher Beer, with just four ingredients. So I got my chef husband Chris in the kitchen to come up with a dish as he loves cooking food and he likes drinking beer. Here’s what he rustled up for us… Butter Bean and Chorizo Stew:   Ingredients: … More 4 ingredient recipes with Krombacher + WIN A 24-CRATE OF BEER and pottery glass #Sp

Eating Disorders at Easter: How to care for someone suffering 

I’ve not mentioned my eating disorder for a while because thankfully it has taken a bit of a backseat in my life (with a whole lot of will power and therapy).  But it is still lurking which made me think of the challenges faced by those with a variety of eating disorders as we come … More Eating Disorders at Easter: How to care for someone suffering 

Bolognese, Lasagne and Huevos Rancheros recipes #ThankGoodness

Whether you’re cooking breakfast, lunch, dinner or all three, we’ve got simple tasty recipes for some mid-week magic at your dinner table. And this comes from me – a rustic, impatient and forced home-cook. I’ve found my own secret “cheat” ingredient – using Dolmio sauce – which I was surprised to find out doesn’t contain … More Bolognese, Lasagne and Huevos Rancheros recipes #ThankGoodness

Yummy Num Noms Pancake recipes for Shrove Tuesday and beyond

Oranges, melons, strawberries and S’mores may not be your normal tastes associated with pancake day BUT hold the batter and let us explain. We were set a challenge by the Num Noms to use their scented flavours to inspire our pancake creations and we were deliciously delighted by the results. Warning: It was me and … More Yummy Num Noms Pancake recipes for Shrove Tuesday and beyond

Restaurant Review Kuala Lumpur: Samadhi Retreats has a unique offering at Tamarind Springs

Just a 15 minute drive from the centre of Kuala Lumpur, and we found ourselves transported into a secret garden offering fine food. This “exotic dining experience” takes place in a traditional building perfectly set amongst lush greenery with flowing waterfalls. And to get our dinner flowing in this quiet retreat, we kicked off with … More Restaurant Review Kuala Lumpur: Samadhi Retreats has a unique offering at Tamarind Springs

MasterChef recipe: Frittatas for the whole family 

MasterChef star Chris Hale aka my husband shares his secrets to make quick, healthy and tasty food for the whole family… Mini frittatas: Most of us have fallen off the New Year health-kick bandwagon by now. So, I thought the perfect anecdote would be a delicious recipe for a healthy, varied breakfast you can prepare … More MasterChef recipe: Frittatas for the whole family 

Date Nights: The secret to a long and happy marriage? #Sp

Ever feel like you and your partner just exist next to one another? Our last “date night” was probably at our Wedding in June but even then we hardly saw each other. Chris was at one side of the hall downing pints whilst my friends and I were doing the Limbo (followed by the Conga, oh … More Date Nights: The secret to a long and happy marriage? #Sp

Summer Insanity: A Thank You letter from my eating disorder

Getting “Bikini Body Ready”? Slimming down for summer? Or just Six weeks to a six pack? Fasting your way to a fitter you? My eating disorder just LOVES this time of year… rather than it being treated as an unwanted illness, it is put on a pedestal and given a gold medal. Its weird and … More Summer Insanity: A Thank You letter from my eating disorder

Mini Moon: Getting married with kids Mini Mooning in Amsterdam 

Like a lot of couples these days we had kids and moved in together, before we got married. We did things the “other way” around to traditional “norms.” Whilst our lives revolve around our kids, however, we were determined to have some ‘us’ time in the midst of Wedding craziness.  So we planned a “Mini … More Mini Moon: Getting married with kids Mini Mooning in Amsterdam 

Healthy Magazine: Please vote for me to star on the front cover

After a shaky week of pre-wedding nerves and outside pressure to “Shape Up” f0r the big day (which is in June), I received a very lovely email – just what I needed. I’ve made the shortlist for Healthy Magazine’s #FaceOfHealthy in association with Beauty Kitchen. If I win (I’d love you to vote for me) … More Healthy Magazine: Please vote for me to star on the front cover