Buckwheat and Samphire Summer Salad

I don’t know about you, but I like to eat to the seasons. I typically find myself wanting lighter food in the summer and more what I would call ‘English’ food in the colder months, meaning things like stew and cottage pie etc. I try and mix it up a little using different grains, pulses and beans and also different types of ‘greens’ to what I might normally have. For example I like to eat more things like couscous in the summer, more lentils and in this recipe I have used buckwheat. I am also growing myself a little herb garden, so I am itching to prepare more meals where there is need for me to prance outside and announce ‘I am just popping out to get some herbs for tea’. I literally feel like the smuggest Sally in the world when I use my own herbs, it is funny what makes us happy isn’t it? Continue reading

Brunch, Mexican Style

So if you follow me on Instagram you may or may not have seen last weekends brekkie of Mexican inspired eggs, sweet potato, tomato and avocado. It is a lovely change from the traditional English breakfast and full of ‘good for you’ ingredients that don’t make you feel guilty after stuffing your face (which you will do as it is so god damn delicious).
It is easy to make so you don’t need to be a Michelin starred chef and doesn’t take too long. Also you can switch out some of the ingredients to your taste and whatever you have in the house – this is a bit of a throw it all and it will come out just as tasty dish.
Mexican flatlay
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Your Skin, But Better

So I’m quite a low maintenance kind of woman. I am not up for 1 million different face oils, serums and gels 3 times a day. I’m just not. If you want that sort of beauty advice then sorry this blog isn’t for you. I am however really good at simple, real advice that you can actually follow and will make you look and feel better.
I have been making a big effort lately to be the best version of me I can be; I started off the year with my confidence at an all time low, I felt so drab and just bleurgh. Since then I have given myself and my self esteem a kick up the bum and a new focus on my skin has been part of this so, I thought I would share it with you! Here is what I have been doing (I do honestly feel better since upping the focus, I recommend it). Continue reading