Thursday, 26 May 2016

My Update from New Year New Me - What I've been up to to get fit.

So what have I been up to with my stay fit and be healthy year so far. I'm still working on weight loss, but not hugely anymore, I just need to shift a little bit here and there. However my main aim since reaching my weight goal is toning up. I am proud to say that my abs are coming back, my bum is smaller and my arms are a lot thinner. Woohoo. Progress. I am finally the weight and the size that I wanted to get to, as I wanted my old body back from ten years ago. After sitting on my butt at work and having two kids, I really wanted to get back to the old me.

Winnie's Original - Sweet Chilli Apple Sauce

I need to tell you about some really scrumptious apple sauce. This isn't your run of the mill apple sauce, this is apple sauce with a bite. This is also a very versatile sauce, as it can be used in many ways.


Thursday, 19 May 2016

Winnie's Original London - Purveyors of Exquiste Condiments. The Most Luxurious Jam in the World.

I love Jam, I have spent my whole life eating it. I love a variety of flavours however, my favourites are strawberry and apricot. Being as these two are very popular flavours I have tried many many brands. Some brands are full of fruit, others have half and half and some brands just do the jam with no bits. I actually don't mind any. The only problem that I have had in the past, is that some brands can just taste really artificial. Obviously, the best jams are home made. Yes, I have made jams in the past and I have many friends that love making jams. They make great gifts too a friend of mine always gives me Jam or Chutney at Christmas. 
I came across a new brand at a Foodie Event called Winnie's Original and we tasted the Strawberry Velvet Jam and I instantly fell in love with it. It was definitely a Wow moment. 
These jams are pure luxury, I personally have not tasted any jam like it before or after. 

Monday, 16 May 2016

Infinity Dream Awards

I have been awarded by the lovely Annie Buls to tell you about myself in the Infinity Dream Awards. Its not something I do often, but I'm in ! Thank you so much for including me.
Annie is a vegetarian lifestyle blogger who believes in love at first sight and loves cats.  

Friday, 13 May 2016

Lobster Homeware - A New take on the Kitchen Apron

Many years ago when I was at college learning hospitality and catering, we used to learn cooking and cheffing skills. It was part and parcel of the course and I learnt many fantastic things in the kitchen that I carried through into jobs and still use to this day. Whilst training, we had to wear the full chefs uniform, chefs whites, aprons and about five tea towels hanging off of you. You had tea towels for rubbing plates down and tea towels to hold hot handles and taking dishes out of the oven. So when I'm at home, I have tea towels all over the place just so I can grab them quickly when I need them. 
So when I saw a new style of apron I was very excited. It also brought back many fun memories from college and work. I have the pleasure in introducing Lobster Homeware to you.

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Eat Clean Tea #SummerOfMatcha Mocktail

I'm loving Matcha Tea this year, I have been been drinking it every day as a latte or included in my protein shakes. Its been helping me stay healthy as its full of antioxidants and has helped me loose unnecessary weight.

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Number 23 Restaurant in St Albans

I took my friend out for a Tapas Lunch for her Birthday last weekend. The food was so good, I just have to share with you.

Number 23 - British Tapas

Cuppanut - Coconut Tea by Gareth Gates

So, I have come across another amazing discovery that I absolutely have to share with you.
I was sent some samples of the one and only Gareth Gates' new tea. Yes, the amazing singer that we all fell for from the first ever Pop Idol, and has been a successful singer, songwriter and theatre star ever since.

Gareth follows a very healthy lifestyle and loves Coconut. He says that he has spent quite a while experimenting in his kitchen with coconut and came up with.....a Tea !!
Yes, Coconut Tea. Not tea leaves with coconut, but just pure unadulterated Coconut. You can actually see the flakes of coconut in the tea bags.
Lots of people have commented on the name and it may sound strange, or mean something else, but it does actually make huge sense.
Cup of a Coconut = Cuppanut - Clever hey?!

Cuppanut has only just launched this April and I reckon it's going to be huge. This is the first pure Coconut Tea to be sold in the UK and its divine.