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An entire online shop with Iceland Foods, only £35 & free delivery

Why do your online shopping at Iceland? You may have an outdated pre-conception of Iceland, as I did, as a place you go to buy frozen pizzas and party food at Christmas, but things have changed, and Iceland offers so much more! You can still buy all your frozen goodies (the kids love the Greggs sausage rolls and frozen Millie's cookies!), but you can also get all those other essentials to make up a full weekly shop, and the real winner is that they offer free home delivery on orders over ...

Why my family is switching to organic, free-range milk

I've always loved drinking milk. For years I used to have a glass before bed (and still do sometimes!), and my love of milk has definitely passed onto my girls, at 4 and 7, they still drink a lot of milk, and it's always been a part of our bedtime routine. I have continued to buy them whole milk beyond their toddler years as they love the creaminess of it, and it is more nutritious, because the cream contains the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K. I have been having pangs of conscience ...

Goodlife ready meals: Review

Goodlife recently asked me if I would like to try out their ready meals. I think if this had been my first encounter I might have said no- I never really buy ready meals, and I wouldn't naturally seek out a vegetarian products. But actually a little while ago I reviewed some of the other products in the Goodlife frozen range and I was so impressed by how tasty it was that I thought I would give these a go! Goodlife have been working with British farmers for 25 years to create family-frie...

Treats in store at Iceland this Christmas!

I love Christmas, the magic of it has truly returned for me since having children, and although I wouldn't normally allow it to creep in until November, I was thrilled to get the chance to go to London last week and see what Iceland are going to have on offer for us this Christmas. I absolutely love discovering new products and I'm always excited to see the new innovations that are around in food and drink every Christmas. Now I have to admit that I have never (so far!) headed to ...

5 quick & healthy Monday dinners

I am not the most organised person when it comes to food- I wish I was one of those people who plans out every single meal and then does 1 big weekly shop which covers everything, but my approach is always much for haphazard! I therefore usually arrive at a Monday, without anything planned, thinking 'what can I cook tonight?'! Here are some of my favourite quick and easy-to-make dinners! 1. Lemon and thyme chicken penne: Not only is this very easy to make, it's something that my whole ...

Samphire Restaurant at the Headland Hotel, Newquay

For me, one of the greatest pleasures in life is discovering new restaurants, and trying dishes that you would never be whipping up for yourself at home- I don't often eat out these days, and so when I do it is an extra special treat. I was thrilled to be invited along to the The Headland Hotel in Newquay, Cornwall recently for an evening with their head chef, Christopher Archambault to try out some of the dishes offered at the 2- Rosette awarded Samphire Restaurant. My first ...

A sneak preview of Iceland Food’s Autumn range

Iceland food has crept back into my consciousness over the past couple of years, from their release of the hugely popular Slimming World range of meals, from winning the Which? accolade of best online supermarket shopping experience. So I was intrigued to be invited to a showcase of Iceland's Autumn food range- especially when I saw a menu which looked like it was from a top restaurant! This was designed by Iceland's own amazing chef Neil Nugent, and was a true taste of what can be achieved ...

Riverford Quick and Light recipe box review

My family was an early adopter of the Riverford veg box- my Mum started buying them back in the early 90's! I left Devon when I was 18, and then only moved back in my 30's, but feel so lucky to be back here with Riverford on my doorstep. We've had some amazing meals over at the Riverford Field Kitchen near Totnes, so much so that I always recommend it to visitors! I love meat, but at Riverford it's all about doing amazingly tasty things with veg, and maybe supplementing the veg with a lovely ...

Goodlife vegetarian frozen range

I've never really been one for convenience food, and then when it gets to an evening when I really can't face cooking I kick myself as I have nothing to fall back on and have to still cook from scratch! When Goodlife contacted me asking if I would like to try their vegetarian frozen range I decided to give it a go- I thought if we liked it it would be perfect for us and the kids as the whole range is stuffed full of good stuff and we are often thinking that we should try to have a few more ...

Comptoir Libanais Exeter- fresh, healthy Lebanese food

I was super- excited when my friend Tilly (who blogs at Mummy Rules) told me that we had been invited to dine at Comptoir Libanais in Exeter. The prospect of a evening out (aptly named a 'Mum-date' by Tilly!), having a good gossip, and some great food and wine couldn't have been more appealing. I was intrigued by the menu at Comptoir Libanais having only quite recently discovered Middle-Eastern food- it's my current favourite cuisine! (You may have seen my pre-Christmas Persian dinner ...