My Prep for the Week Ahead

Hi everyone, It’s the end of the Easter Bank Holiday Weekend here in the UK. I’ve had a nice weekend watching some films and TV shows. I’ll level with you. It is a really strange time around the world for everyone at the moment. The world I started this blog in no longer exists, and …

Batch Cooking My Work Lunches: Parsnip Gnocchi

I am not going to post a recipe just yet for this as I am still perfecting it. I have not had much success with making gnocchi generally. This was easily my best effort but I still feel it needs a little work. Essentially it was about 300g of parsnips and 450g of potato which …

Store Cupboard Granola (Batch Cooking)

This was inspired by a recipe in Eat Smart by Niomi Smart, which I currently have out on loan from the Library. This recipe relegated from my cupboards my seeds, walnuts and cranberries which has freed up a lot of space. INGREDIENTS 60ml Coconut Oil 125ml Agave Nectar 200g Porridge Oats 260g of mixed nuts, …

Financial Review of Week 7/52 2018

Hi everybody, I would like to thank all my followers, old and new, for reading, cheers! Let’s see how I foolishly wasted wisely invested my money this week. FOOD AND HOUSEHOLD SHOPPING Ice Cream, Milk, Golden Syrup £3.84 Milk, Wash Tablets, Orange Juice, Cheese, Frozen Sweetcorn, Apples, Rice, Prawn Crackers £14.92 Poppadoms £1.45 Coconut Water x 4, Pizza …

Food Shelfie’s: What is revealed when you do a Food Inventory

I always try and do a full food inventory at least once a month, most usually after the online delivery and main shops have been done, but this month I have been slacking. I get a bit obsessive over it. I have a notebook that is now the household notebook, where anything relevant to the …

Baileys Chocolate Brownies

Ok, a bit of a cheat here. This is my Chocolate Weetabix Brownies recipe, but with added Baileys. Still lovely though. It took a lot longer to cook because of the alcohol, but they are still delicious. By the way, I know my last two food posts have been about alcohol, but I honestly don’t …

My Top 10 Own Brand Products From Sainsbury’s

Disclaimer: The prices quoted in this blog post were what I most recently paid for the item, so it is possible they have changed since then. Also this blog post is entirely of my own doing and is not affiliated with or endorsed by Sainsbury’s in any way. As a student I almost exclusively shopped …

My Top 15 Own Brand Products From Tesco

Disclaimer: The prices I quote are based on the price I paid when I most recently bought the product, so they may have changed by now. Also this post was entirely made by me and is not affiliated with or endorsed by Tesco in any way. I just merely wish to share the love I …

Rustic* Festive** Fruity Parcels

*Rustic = A euphemism for ‘looks like they were assembled by a toddler’. **Festive = I wanted to use the seasonal ‘C’ word but felt I might get beaten up by scrooges if I did. Hi everybody. I haven’t been feeling 100% all week. Each day brings on a new symptom and today at work …

The Substitute Pasta Dish

This is a Salmon, Broccoli and Mascapone pasta bake that I saw on the BBC Good Food website. I didn’t have fresh broccoli, I had frozen. I didn’t have fresh salmon, I had tinned. I didn’t want to use half a packet of mascapone and have the rest hanging around so I used it all. …