Autumn Minestrone – Meatless Monday

Autumn Minestrone

I have always wanted to try making my own minestrone but if I’m honest I have always been worried about the idea of the pasta and it going soggy or being hard. But this turned out brilliantly, not to blow my own trumpet but I was so happy with the taste and everything! It is pretty healthy too as there is no fat and other than the root veg and pasta it isn’t carb heavy. It is a lovely tomato broth based soup that is easy on your (well mine for sure) digestive system. I am also taking part in “blogtober” which I will talk about later this week! Read more

Cheesy Potato Bake

Cheesy Potato Bake - Meatless Mondays

One of my go to comfort foods has always been cheesy potato bake and before I didn’t just prefer eating vegetarian I would always put in some sliced chorizo between the layers. This is something I eat on its own or makes a great alternative to your standard potato side dish. I’m sure you can easily make it vegan for swapping to non dairy alternatives. This would serve two as a main or in my case half now half later! Read more

Children Suck Because They Grow Up!

Children growing up sucks

Yep that time again is upon us back to school; when you get to a certain age or have a certain lifestyle this doesn’t bother you for years or ever depending on your choices! But for me, 00Steve and many other adults across the country they have children going to school. Now this can be exciting, upsetting, frustrating and just an array of emotions for all involved, but it doesn’t mean it children don’t suck because of it! Read more

Is Physical and Mental Health Linked?

Is physical and mental health linked?

I have, as you may know been sick the majority of my life which started at the “formative” years. I was thinking the other day about just how much this has affected my mood or how I react to different situations. Is my health and well being affected by what goes on chemically in my brain and inside my organs and vice versa. Read on to find out why I feel this could be linked in some way.  Read more

“Without my Hook, I am Nothing”

Without my Hook I am Nothing

You may have heard the quote I have used as this post’s title in the amazing animated film “Moana” but not put much thought into it like me the first bazillion times I have watched it, until last week when Ra-Ra put it on again (thankfully I love it so I don’t mind) when I half heard it and I was in quite a low place it resonated with me in a way I didn’t expect. How often do we feel if we don’t have a specific item, person etc that we can’t possibly carry on or be the person we thought we were/are, or Maui’s hook? We often use things as a crutch whether we have latched onto it for personal reasons or societal. Read more

Breastfeeding Awareness Week for the Non Breastfeeding Mum’s

Breastfeeding Awareness Week for the Non Breastfeeding Mum's

So it is currently National Breastfeeding Week and it has been filling up my social media feeds constantly and of course that is a good thing! No mum should feel she can’t feed her child in public or have to hide away, especially not in a god damn toilet that infuriates me. It is completely natural albeit sometimes difficult thing for women to do. What I have liked about the posts some from my family and some from my friends is that every one struggles with something different! Be it the physical side or the mental side of breastfeeding. It has made my non breastfeeding journey seem just as important. Read more

Mud and Bloom Gardening Boxes

Mud & Bloom gardening subscription boxes

So I really like the idea of subscription boxes for children that are educational and I was lucky enough to be tagged in a tweet from Mud And Bloom about their gardening subscription boxes and I thought why not take a look as Ra-Ra has been enjoying planting things and taking more of an interest in nature this year. Plus she has to come up with a shoe box of things she has done this summer for her starting school in September. School I know time is going waaay too fast for our liking! Read more

Lentil Falafel and Tabbouleh – Meatless Monday

Lentil Falafel and Tabbouleh - meatless monday

I have been wanting to retry making falafel since a really bad attempt at a slimming world or weight watchers recipe was dry like cardboard. I also have been wanting to add more lentils in my life and I thought why not! Then I added in extra veggies because you can’t have too many right? This paired with the tabbouleh and of course some hummus was a really nice and light meal to have at work. Read more