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Breakfast and Brunch

Cinnamon French Toast Bake

In need of a show-stopping brunch? But don’t want to be spending the whole morning prepping or slaving over a hot oven? This is what you need! I always make this when I’m making brunch for quite a few people because its super easy and everyone always loves it. All the preparing for this dish […]

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Salads

Pickled Red Onion Salad

When I was living in Portugal every Friday we had a BBQ and made a range of salads. This was one of my favourite discoveries. I had never even had red pickled onions before, never mind had to prepare them my self. I presumed pickling had to take days. But this took 20 minutes max! […]

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Health

Should I be concerned about the amount of iron I absorb?

Iron absorption mainly occurs in the small intestine and many factors can affect the absorption of iron. Firstly the body can alter the amount that is absorbed depending if you are in a state of iron deficiency or if your iron deposits are full. The type of iron in the foods you consume also influences […]

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Dessert

Vegan Oreo Brownie

This is my all time favourite brownie recipe. They always come out of the oven gooey and even stay gooey when the go cold (if they last that long)! This recipe has been a winner with everyone I have made it for. I made so many versions to get the recipe perfect, mixing around the […]

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Health

Iron in the Diet

Most breakfast cereals are now fortified with iron. Fortification is the process of adding vitamins and minerals to foods that don’t already contain them. The Rice Krispies used to make these Nutty Rice Krispy Bars (recipe in the previous post) contained 2.4mg of iron per 30g of Rice Krispies. Different brands of cereal contain different […]

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Salads

Cauliflower, lentil and greens salad

Today I decided I wanted a salad. I don’t know why because its cold and the weather is horrible, but the body wants what the body wants. Since it is still cold tho I did want something with a bit of a kick so I’ve added some fresh ginger, garlic and sriracha sauce to heat […]

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Europe My Travels

My First Solo Trip- Lagos, Portugal

Lagos is a small beach town located on the Algarve, close to the western tip of Portugal. Lagos has stunning beaches with small passageways carved into the rock adjoining each beach. You can hike and experience the most magnificent rock formations but you can also enter the caves via the water by paddle boarding or […]

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Lunches and dinner mains

Chickpea and Red Lentil Dhal with Cauliflower Rice

Dahl has been a staple meal of mine for a long time. It’s a pretty simple dish using store cupboard ingredients and it doesn’t require too much preparation. The combination of spices in this dhal really warm you up from the inside out. This dish is also packed full of protein from the chickpeas and […]

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Australia My Travels

Cairns to The Whitsundays- My east coast trip

The east coast of Australia showcases crystal clear water, glowing white sand, quirky beach side towns, and an array of wildlife. The month I spent travelling took me on adventures to the great barrier reef, through mangrove forests, around magnetic island, to the Whitsundays, Fraser island and many amazing beaches. My Journey starts in Cairns, […]

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Australia My Travels

Melbourne

Melbourne is a quirky city with amazing city scopes and decorated with beautiful art work. My time in this multi cultural city has shown me the ins and outs of life in urban Australia. For the past 5 days I have stayed in the Hotel Lindrun located on Flinders street, which is located between the […]