Productivity and Mental Health – Time to Talk Tuesday

productivity and mental health - time to talk tuesdays

I was scrolling through pinterest as per usual and I saw a pin on something called an “every damn day list” that intrigued me as I firstly love lists and secondly I am always looking for different ways to increase my productivity; especially on the days my mental health has taken a nose dive! The original post can be found here but I will quote the original post here too. Read more

Vegan “Cheesy” Pasta – Meatless Monday

Vegan "cheesy" pasta - meatless mondays

So I recently bought some nutritional yeast – I say I did actually 00Steve did because I said it would reduce the amount he spends on cheese that he doesn’t eat himself, which is actually about 90% of the cheese in the house! I wasn’t sure if I would like nutritional yeast but I thought it was only like £3 for a decent sized tub from Holland and Barrett that it didn’t matter as I would find a use for it, I read somewhere a long time ago that you would find it hard to resist just nabbing bits as you go past (a bit like the cheese graters prerogative of eating a chunk once finished) and my goodness they weren’t lying even Ra-Ra likes it! I totally understand the cheesy notes that people are on about when it comes to the nutritional yeast or “nooch” Read more

DBT – Time To Talk Tuesday

Dialectical behavior therapy - time to talk tuesdays

It has been awhile since I last wrote a post in Time to Talk Tuesday’s and in a way I have been hiding in the sand about my mental health refusing to acknowledge it to myself and that is when things get worrying. I am now in therapy and I have been waiting for the entry module to roll around for DBT and now it finally has; which is good because I have well and truly fallen back into old patterns which I really didn’t want too. Read more

Chickpea Salad Toasties – Meatless Monday

Chickpea Salad Toastie - Meatless Mondays

I truly adore chickpeas, they are so versatile and incredibly good for you plus they are the main ingredient in hummus and if you know me personally you know that I’m it’s biggest fan TRU DAT! Haha…anyway back to the delightfulness of this toastie! It lasts well and is really tasty plus with a couple of simple swaps it is entirely vegan too! 00Steve was surprised at how much it looked like tuna, but he is fast against chickpeas and hummus (I know how on earth does our marriage work?!) so he won’t try it sadly. But I freaking LOVED it! Read more

Harissa Spiced “Salad” – Meatless Mondays

harissa spiced cous cous salad - meatless monday

Today’s Meatless Monday was a game changer for me and has quickly become a go to meal that is both quick and easy which means it is now a staple for my lunch for work! It is also easier on the waist line than some of my other meals which is clearly a good thing! Cous cous is a fairly light carb that is filling and lends itself to other flavours really well. Read more

Why Did I Start My Blog?

why did i start my blog?

I received an email recently about a blog contest and I thought why the heck not! The topic I chose was quite obviously “Why did I start my blog” so here it goes!

I have been writing this blog for a little over two years now and unless you have been here from the start in which case *big waves!* and thank you for sticking it out with me, you might not know what compelled me to start writing in the first place. Writing my blog was more of an online diary with the very first post going live before my surgery to remove my jpouch and form my ileostomy, it was there to help me work through my issues and fear as I struggled to verbalise them.  Read more

Exercise on Prescription – Time to Talk Tuesdays

Exercise on prescription

I have to admit until a few months ago I didn’t know this was a thing until the Crisis Team told me about exercise on prescription. Which as long as your GP surgery and local gym provide this service you can get for free or a reduced price 12 month access to help with mental health or long term physical conditions. Read more

Stuffed Courgettes – Meatless Monday

stuffed courgette - meatless monday

It has been a little while since I have done a Meatless Monday and the reason still hasn’t changed…I eat pretty much the same thing over and over again! What hasn’t changed is my love of courgettes and I am trying to eat them in different ways rather than falling back on my trusted courgettini and spaghetti mix. Which leads me to stuffed courgette! Read more