Easy baking with Craft and Crumb review and giveaway

I have written many times about the struggle I have with productivity. Working from home is so intensive that I struggle to find the time to take on additional tasks. Sadly one such task is organising birthdays. Don’t get me wrong, I want my girls to have the best birthdays possible. But they are SO demanding! When it’s my husband’s birthday, he’s happy with a chocolate cake. And I love making chocolate cake. We put some sweets on it so the girls are happy, everyone’s a winner. But when it is one of the girls’ birthdays, they want some incredible creation…

View Post

A flavourful evening at Natural Healthy Foods Birmingham

Last night, my sister and I headed into Birmingham for the media launch of a new vegan eatery in Birmingham. Natural healthy foods already had a shop in Digbeth stocking organic, gluten free, refined sugar free, vegan food. Their new flagship store near the mailbox has a small shop. But the main attraction is the incredible eatery. The Natural healthy foods buffet I have to admit, I love a buffet style restaurant. I like the fact you can try as many or as few things as you like and eat as much as you want. The only problem I find as a…

View Post

ChewyMoon healthy snacks for children – review and giveaway

My children have always been quite good eaters. With a few exceptions, they tend to eat whatever I put in front of them at dinner time. In fact the only time they really struggle is when they’ve been eating sweets and junk food between meals. So there’s no problem then. Don’t feed them between meals and everything will be fine. Wrong! The snack dilemma The issue I have is that by mid afternoon when Lia gets up from a nap and Libby finishes school, they’re hungry. They’re also tired, we usually have somewhere else to go before home and it’s a…

View Post

How to make healthy Easter egg nests: Recipe

Earlier in the week, Lia and I decided to put her fabulous apron from Arty apple through its paces. There’s nothing better than chocolate to test out an apron and with Easter coming up we thought we’d make Easter egg nests. When I was browsing Pinterest, I found this healthy chocolate recipe from Eats Amazing. We decided we’d give this a go and make healthy Easter egg nests. And I have to say, it was a resounding success! Here’s the video of how we did it and the written recipe is below. Healthy Easter egg nests – Ingredients Coconut oil (100g) Cocoa…

View Post

Hellohealthy on Shopmium review and competition news

This is a collaborative post. I was asked to try out the brand new “hellohealthy” initiative on the Shopmium app. I’ve used the app to buy some healthy food and drinks from my local supermarket based on their recommendations. Then all I had to do was scan the product and the receipt to get quite a lot of money back – some of the products were totally free. About Shopmium Shopmium is an app available on the App Store and Google. When you download the app, you can immediately open up a list of things currently on offer. You click…

View Post

Sugar Detox to get healthy in the New Year

I don’t know about you, but I’m done with the excesses of Christmas. But I’m not done with it in a ‘ready to stop’ sort of way. I’m just looking to my annual January health kick, and this year it will involve a sugar detox. Christmas is the one time when I manage to totally stop working for a few days and relax. And like most people, this results in self-reflection and a few life-changes for the New Year. Health-wise, I feel like I’m on a slippery slope at the moment. I’m consistently attempting to eat better, exercise more and…

View Post

Cucina Rustica Birmingham Review

Today I headed into Birmingham for lunch at Cucina Rustica Italian restaurant. Cucina Rustica is based in the Jewellery Quarter, which is about a 10 minute walk from New Street train station and Grand Central shopping centre. They serve authentic Italian food in a relaxed, bar-like atmosphere. Their cocktails are pretty good too! Cucina Rustica Starters When we arrived, we were given a copy of the large Cucina Rustica menu and their smaller specials menu. We were also treated to a basket of bread and olives whilst we browsed the menus. I went for the Funghi con Panna starter, which…

View Post