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Sautéed beef with bell pepper & ginger for the Spin Class with Tefal Actifry

  Disclosure: This is a collaborative post with Tefal The Actifry is a fantastic bit of kitchen equipment, and you can cook a huge variety of dishes in it in just one pot! I've been trying out the Actifry Genius- it's a smart cooker with 9 automatic settings that adjust the stirring, cooking and temperature control to make sure that each meal is perfectly cooked! The Actifry Genius also has a 1.7kg capacity which can feed up to 8 people- perfect for a family or entertaining a group ...

Top 5 Slimming World slow-cooker dump dinners!

Ever wondered what a 'dump dinner' is? It refers to a meal made in a slow-cooker or instant pot where you literally just 'dump' in the prepped ingredients and leave them to cook. These are perfect for busy weeknights where you have no time for cooking, or I often make them at a weekend so I can put them on in the morning, head out for the day, and come back to a meal that is ready to eat.  Don't have a slow-cooker? Mine was a present from my Grandma in 2001! The good news is they are ...

Black Tower Deliciously Light Range- a low syn wine option on Slimming World

  Disclosure: I was asked for an honest review of the products and I was compensated for my time. All words and images are my own. As the evenings draw out and the sunny days return, there's nothing like a chilled glass of wine or prosecco, and my problem is that every single summery evening encourages that image, but drinking every night is definitely not Slimming World friendly, and regular wine contains a lot of calories, as much as I wish it didn't! For me the ritual of ...

A new Spring menu at the Plume of Feathers, Mitchell in Cornwall

   Disclosure: I was invited  as a guest with a group of bloggers and journalists to try dishes from the Spring Menu prepared for us at the Plume of Feathers, and to stay overnight. All opinions are my own, honest and truthful.   The Plume of Feathers in Mitchell is located just a stone's throw from Newquay, but the quiet and picturesque village provides a welcome contrast and makes a perfect spot from which to discover the area. I was invited to try the new Spring menu ...

3 pancake recipes that are Slimming World friendly!

Looking for some healthy pancake inspiration? Here are my top Slimming World friendly pancake recipes! Fluffy American style pancakes: You can make fantastic pancakes with oats, and if you have a food processor, then you can achieve an amazingly fluffy texture!                                                                  ...

Celebrating 360°cooking with Tefal Actifry- the blogger challenge!

Many people don't realise how versatile the Tefal Actifry is- with it's paddle that turns 360° it is able to cook a huge range of dishes, from curries to risottos, and even desserts! Tefal are going to be hosting an exciting 360° restaurant at Exmouth seafront- the twist is it is going to be on a moving ferris wheel! Members of the public will be able to try the main course and desserts, and in the lead up to the event, bloggers from all over the country will also be cooking up the ...

How we chose our wood burning stove- the Chesneys Salisbury 12 series

We moved into our house exactly 6 years ago- it’s pretty unusual as it was built in 1892 as a psychiatric hospital. After the hospital was closed in the 1980’s, it was developed into housing- and now forms a whole village. When we were looking into moving back to Devon (where I grew up) from London, we just fell in love with our house- it has big open plan spaces and incredibly high ceilings, and sits tucked away right on the edge of Dartmoor. Lots of people ask me if it’s spooky ...

The Britmums Brilliance in Blogging awards 2018- winner of the food category!

I am so thrilled to have been announced as the winner of the Food category at the Britmums Brilliance in Blogging awards 2018! I have been blogging since 2015, and in 2017, when both of my daughters had started school, it became my job. It's such a new industry and the landscape is constantly changing- the thing that I have tried to keep consistent is sharing the content that I am most passionate about (yes, food!), staying true to myself, and keeping my voice authentic in what I am ...

Review of the AEG FX9 Ultimate Reach FX9-1-IBM Cordless Vacuum Cleaner

You know you've reached adulthood when you can get excited about a domestic appliance, and I'm a little bit embarrassed about how much I love my new AEG cordless vacuum cleaner from ao.com! I live in part of an old hospital, and obviously part of the appeal was big rooms, but having come from a little flat my old vacuum has never been up to the job- I have persevered as it cost me a lot of money when I bought it 12 years ago, but in reality it's meant that I have grown to DREAD vacuuming ...

Review of the Hotpoint SUPREMECHEF MWH338SX 33 Litre Combination Microwave Oven – Stainless Steel

When we moved into our home in Devon, a converted psychiatric hospital on the edge of the Moors, we inherited a large and pretty ancient Aga. I was so excited about this element of the kitchen because I'd always loved other kitchens I'd visited with the cosiness of an Aga or Rayburn, and because my kitchen is well and truly the heart of my home, it felt like the perfect option!   However it isn't all it's cracked up to be, in fact I find myself making a lot of compromises for it- and ...