Pistachio Almond and Lime Muffins

Ingredients for Pistachio, Almond and Lime Muffins 100g pistachios 120g (gluten free) flour 50g ground almonds 1 tsp baking powder (gf) 175g unsalted butter (room temperature) 175g caster sugar 2 medium eggs 1/2 tsp almond extract 2 limes (juice and zest of both) 25ml almond milk (or whatever milk you…

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Strawberry Cream Cheese Muffins

Ingredients For Strawberry Cream Cheese Muffins for the muffins 100g unsalted butter 220g caster sugar 2 medium eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract 220g self raising flour 125ml whole milk 100g fresh strawberries (roughly chopped) for the cream cheese layer 180g full fat cream cheese 1 egg yolk 3 tbsp caster…

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Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding Many women, after the birth of their first child, ask why no-one told them what childbirth would really be like. Actually, most couples have no filter when it comes to recounting their birth stories to expectant mothers, but like all profound experiences – war, love, bereavement – until you…

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Earl Grey Shortbread

Ingredients for Earl Grey Shortbread 6 teabags of Earl Grey Tea 360g plain flour (+ a little extra for dusting) 1/2 tsp salt 250g unsalted butter (room temperature) 125g caster sugar (+ 1tbsp for dusting) makes about 26 Earl Grey ShortBread slices line/grease at least 2 baking sheets 1) Cut…

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Wedding Planning For Grooms

Chicks, this could just be the article to send your other half if they are not the ‘full on’ best Wedding Planning Partner you’d hoped for! Guys, your wife has been thinking about her big wedding day for some time now. She’s going to have a lot on her plate…

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Chocolate Orange Easter Cake

Ingredients for Chocolate Orange Easter Cake for the chocolate orange cake 360g self raising flour 100g cocoa (sifted) 300g unsalted butter 360g golden caster sugar 4 medium eggs (preferably room temperature) 2 tsp orange extract (optional*) 240ml whole milk 2 large oranges (zest and 80ml of the juice) * I…

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Tom and Bunny save the world

And in their gravy, they shall have glory… ‘Tom and Bunny Save the World’ would have felt more complete if Tom and Bunny actually saved the world. They did find gravy, which can help contain the Big Zombie Virus. And the Big Zombie Virus is what this play is about….

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Sweet Potato and Cottage Cheese Pancakes

Ingredients for Sweet Potato & Cottage Cheese Pancakes 250g cooked sweet potato (about 2 medium ones) 60g cottage cheese 1 medium egg 2 egg whites 40g (gluten free) oats 15ml milk (any milk of your choice) oil/coconut oil spray optional for topping maple syrup bacon yogurt seasonal fruits makes about…

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Ten Simple Ways to Lose Fat – #5

Rather than fight against the current and continue to try to impress on people that in the long run it’s better to concentrate on eating healthily and adding in a sustainable exercise routine, rather than worrying solely about bodyfat. I’ve decided to give people what they want and put together…

Banana and oat protein pancakes

Banana and oat protein pancakes Ingredients for Banana and Oat Protein Pancakes 2 medium bananas (sliced) 3 egg whites 1 medium egg 2 tsp ground cinnamon 60g banana flavoured protein (I used Fortified) 100g oats (gluten free if desired) 35ml milk (soy/almond/dairy) coconut oil spray (or an oil spray of your…

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Layered Christmas Cake

Layered Christmas Cake Ingredients for Layered Christmas Celebration Cake Sponge Layer – oh so moist! (With a hint of coconut) 60g unsalted butter 220g self raising flour 220g caster sugar 1 tsp baking powder 180ml coconut milk (or whole milk) 2 medium eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract Chocolate Layer 120g…

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Ten Simple Ways To Lose Fat – No.4

Rather than fight against the current and continue to try to impress on people that in the long run it’s better to concentrate on eating healthily and adding in a sustainable exercise routine, rather than worrying solely about bodyfat. I’ve decided to give people what they want and put together ten…

CHICKS children’s Charity!

CHICKS is a national children’s charity, providing free, week-long respite breaks for disadvantaged children from all over the UK.  Established in 1992, CHICKS has provided a much needed break to nearly 15,000 children aged 8-15. The children come from a variety of backgrounds. Many are living in poverty or are…

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Ten Simple Ways To Lose Fat – No.3

Rather than fight against the current and continue to try to impress on people that in the long run it’s better to concentrate on eating healthily and adding in a sustainable exercise routine, rather than worrying solely about bodyfat. I’ve decided to give people what they want and put together…

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Stained Glass Cookies

Ingredients for Stained Glass Cookies 110g unsalted butter 65g icing sugar 1 medium egg 3 tsp vanilla extract (almond/coconut if you prefer the taste!) 220g plain flour (plus a little extra for dusting/rolling) 12-15 boiled, coloured sweets Cookie Cutters – same shape in two different sizes 2-3 WELL greased/lined baking…

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TRADITIONAL BONFIRE NIGHT PARKIN – WHOLEMEAL

TRADITIONAL BONFIRE NIGHT PARKIN – WHOLEMEAL Traditional Bonfire Night Parkin is a customary bake from Lancashire to celebrate/commiserate (however you want to look at it) Guy Fawkes’ failed attempt at blowing up the houses of parliament – Guy Fawkes was from Lancashire. It’s traditionally eaten on the 5th Nov while…

The Crypt Keeper – Halloween Makeup Tutorial

THE CRYPT KEEPER Hello again! Its even closer to “that time of year again” Today I am going to show you a very creepy, easy and effective Crypt Keeper look. Ready for trick or treating with the kids, a Halloween party or just to freak a friend out with! Here…

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Ten Simple Ways To Lose Fat – No.2

Rather than fight against the current and continue to try to impress on people that in the long run it’s better to concentrate on eating healthily and adding in a sustainable exercise routine, rather than worrying solely about bodyfat. I’ve decided to give people what they want and put together…

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SCRUMMY SPIDERS – Halloween Biscuits

Ingredients for Halloween Biscuits – Scrummy Spiders 110g unsalted butter 65g icing sugar 1 medium egg 2 tsp vanilla extract (almond/coconut if you prefer the taste!) 220g plain flour (plus a little extra for dusting/rolling) 60g dark chocolate for melting (or a black icing gel pen) a mixture of giant…

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Lucy Light – Theatre N16

What I’m about to say will sound deceptively simple…but it’s worth it all the same. Lucy Light has a demographic. I am that demographic. By hook, by crook or by Atomic Kitten, the playwright Sarah Milton had me at go. The tide was high. I grew up in Australia, but…

Homemade HobNobs

Ingredients for Homemade HobNobs 140g Wholemeal Flour (plus extra for dusting) 60g oats 1 tsp baking powder 50g caster sugar 90g unsalted butter (at room temperature and cubed) 2-3 tbsp milk (any sort) 100g chocolate (of your choice)  A 2 1/2 inch round cookie cutter (or top of a glass…

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Ten Simple Ways To Lose Fat – No.1

Rather than fight against the current and continue to try to impress on people that in the long run it’s better to concentrate on eating healthily and adding in a sustainable exercise routine, rather than worrying solely about bodyfat. I’ve decided to give people what they want and put together…

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Winning In Vegas

Ahhhh Las Vegas. Party central, hook-up heaven…and hangover hell. Never, I repeat, never book an early flight to leave Vegas. You will suffer from major anxiety, you will smell like booze and you will count every sorry minute till you get back to the comfort of your little apartment and…

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What to Do When You Need A Second Job

What To Do When You Need A Second Job? Living in these modern times can be overwhelming as most of us strive for professional success and a happy family life. Achieving work-life balance is not easy and in cases when people need to find additional sources of income, it may…