Tomato Pasta – Meatless Monday

tomato pasta

So I have made my own tomato sauce for pasta for a few years now as I used it to try and help facilitate me losing weight after Ra-Ra was born. I decided to try a recipe from the Co-Op magazine and 00Steve reviewed it against my own recipe, I will note down at the end of the post what I do for my own recipe. Read more

Courgette Chips – Meatless Monday

courgette chips

With day 21 of the ostoMYlove challenge it was cook don’t chuck and it kicked me into gear to make courgette chips which I decided to think ahead a wee bit and use it for a post in my Meatless Monday series. These posts maybe sporadic but as long as I remember to take photos of my food then it should end up more frequent *insert see no evil monkey emoji lol* Read more

#ostoMylove Week Four Micro Action List

micro action

As we now come to the end of our June micro action self love challenge we will add on the extra couple of days to finish the month. We all really hope that you have been enjoying the challenge and have benefited from having a little bit of you time.  It is really important that you do take time for yourself as it really does help keep to your mental health….well healthy! Read more

#ostoMYlove June Week Three Micro Actions Challenge

We are now into week three of our June micro action challenge; so in our camp since the start we have had babies born (my baby Button is now a baby Jacob) sickness with Louise, a hospital admission from Rachel and Natalie is holding the fort with The IBD and Ostomy Support Show Facebook page! But we are all trying to make sure we get our actions done when we can; but such as life things can be a bit of a challenge. Read more

#ostoMYlove Micro Actions Week Two

june action challenge

Hello and welcome to week two of our #ostoMYlove micro action group challenge! I hope you enjoyed taking part in week one of our self love June. I know we had a couple of Aussie ostomy bloggers join in Laura and Erin which is fantastic! I know myself and the rest of the Show Girls have loved seeing your posts, if you would like to know what last weeks actions were please click here. Read more

Meatless Monday – Sweet Potato Tacos

meatless sweet potato tacos

So I really enjoy eating vegetarian food as you may all remember from my vegan curry that I really enjoy eating meat free meals or just meals where the meat is an accompaniment rather than the main event. But not just that I would love people with stoma’s to be able to enjoy vegetables and not constantly worry about blockages. Too many people get told they will be on a low residue diet for ever rather than the six weeks for your bowel to settle and had chance to heal. There is also no universal no-no food I see that in groups all the time that people think that if one ostomate can’t have say mushrooms the rest can’t, unfortunately it is *shudder* trial and error.  So here is another meatless recipe for you to hopefully enjoy. Read more

#ostoMYlove Week One Micro Actions

self love micro actions challenge

So between the four currently active ladies over at The IBD and Ostomy Support Show have picked the micro actions for June 1st till June 7th. Then on the 7th we will post the second weeks micro actions and then so forth. So here is a quick recap you do the action for the day specified and if you can snap a quick pic and post it to any of the social medias you may use or even just the support shows Facebook page using the hashtag #ostoMYlove feel free to tag us all in the photos too if you wish as we would love to see what you all chose to do. Remember there is no right or wrong choice of photo! We will be adding our own photos to social media to inspire those that are a bit stuck. Read more

Watering Your Own Grass…Self Love

self love

So I was inspired to do this post because of my fellow loose lady of ostomy and IBD, friend and someone who does too much Rachel of Rocking2Stomas. She basically DOES TOO MUCH sometimes and needs to take at least 5 minutes of her day to focus on herself and show herself some love. Read more