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Apple Mustard Pan Fried Chicken Thighs

Apple Mustard Pan Fried Chicken Thighs

This is not your boring chicken recipe, these apple mustard pan fried chicken thighs are sticky, moist and tender and packed with a sweet and tangy flavour. They are simple to make and can be made¬†in under 30 minutes. I’ve never been a huge chicken […]

How to Eat Real Food on a Budget: 5 simple steps to save

How to Eat Real Food on a Budget: 5 simple steps to save

Eating real whole foods doesn’t have to break the bank. You don’t have to skimp on protein to save money.¬†Despite that fact that my husband was between jobs for a long time and I was only working part-time, our family of 5 (back then) continued […]

Decoding Food Labels: Do you really know how much sugar you are eating?

Decoding Food Labels: Do you really know how much sugar you are eating?

Sugar is everywhere and we know that it is bad for us? But why is it so hard to give up? One reason is that, even if we are avoiding ‘sweets’ we are still consuming huge amounts of sugars in the processed foods we eat. It’s […]

What about FAT? {part two: how a high fat diet can boost weight loss}

What about FAT? {part two: how a high fat diet can boost weight loss}

Ever wonder why no matter what you do you can’t seem to lose the weight? You ‘burn’ more calories than you take in, choose the low-fat products over the full fat ones, eat lean meats, avoid butter and wear yourself out exercising to burn fat. […]

how to create quick nutritious lunches for your little ones…

how to create quick nutritious lunches for your little ones…

Come and take a peek into lunches at our house and hopefully you will come away with a few ideas for your own family. In an ideal world, lunch would be the meal I’d gather my family round the table for a big warm meal. […]

Healthy Habits: how to balance your plate

Healthy Habits: how to balance your plate

Long gone are the days where a healthy balanced meal was based around starchy foods, yet if you check out the UK’s National Health Service’s Eatwell Guide they recommend that we “base meals on potatoes, bread, rice, pasta or other starchy carbohydrates.” It also recommends that […]

what I wish I knew earlier about nuts and seeds…

what I wish I knew earlier about nuts and seeds…

I don’t know if you are like me or not, but I’ve always liked nuts and seeds. I ate them on their own, in baking, on top of salads and in nut milks and butters. I gave them to my kids to eat by the […]

How to recognize REAL food versus edible non-food…

How to recognize REAL food versus edible non-food…

In his popular book on food, Michael Pollan advised to “eat food, mostly plants, not too much.” This simplistic advise encapsulates most of the food philospohy that a real food diet does. Except for maybe the focus on eating not too much. When we are […]