15 Minute 4 Veg Pasta

This quick, easy and healthy pasta dish will give you 4 of your 5 a day in one serving and it’s nice and bright too – perfect to brighten up those dull days! It reheats well or can be just as tasty cold for a lunch on the go if you don’t have access to a microwave or stove to reheat.
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Handmade goats milk, honey, lemon and oaty soap bars

Want to make natural and simple gifts for friends and family? Look no further! These goats milk, honey, lemon and oaty soap bars won’t take you more than half an hour to make and won’t break the bank either.
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Product review: Zyliss Easy Pull Food Processor

We can’t rave about this product enough! We spied it on an episode of the Hairy Bikers and thought it would be a great product to add to our camping utensils box. BUT after discovering how awesome it is it is now a main feature in our kitchen – replacing our electronic food processor for most tasks!

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Although small, it is so quick and easy to use that you can use it to chop fruit or veggies in batches to add to recipes and it will still be quicker than getting the big food processor out and setting it up. Just chop enough for it to fit in the bowl, pop the lid on and give the cord a quick pull a few times – a bit like trying to start an old fashioned lawn mower!

It chops it fine in seconds! Much quicker than even the more experienced chef!

We used it recently to chop everything required in our mass cook off, from pasta sauce and our Beany Goulash recipe to a homemade veggie soup – it saved so much time and made the cooking quicker as it was all finely chopped. Nothing seems like too much effort for this little machine – even the harder veggies such as carrots and potatoes!

We have also taken it with us camping, as per our initial intention, and Tom has found it a good replacement for the Nutri ninja for his protein and veg shakes when we have no electric.

We do need to add a caution to our recommendation though… mind your fingers!!! The blades are super sharp and although this is what makes it so good at chopping, it won’t take any prisoners when your washing it up, as Tom found out on its first use. So don’t just throw it in the washing up bowl and forget it’s there or you will get an ouchy surprise when you stick your hands in to wash up!

We have included a link near the top of this post to buy your own from Amazon, which is the cheapest place we found to buy ours. We would love to hear if you use one of these too, or similar! Comment below 🙂

Share to let your friends and family know about this amazing product – it would make a great present for someone who loves to spend time in the kitchen!

Thanks for reading.

Gina & Tom x

DIY Easy wipeable food planner – FREE PRINTABLE! 

Following on from our post about how to save money on your grocery’s (click here to read more), we have a quick and easy reusable and wipe able food planner you can keep in your kitchen. Best of all it will only cost you a couple of pounds!

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Review: The Blitz Tearoom, Weston-Super-Mare

Today I took a step back in time to the 1940’s! My Mamma took me for a surprise afternoon tea to a fantastic little quirky cafe in Weston-Super-Mare called The Blitz Tearoom.

( Photo above taken from The Blitz Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/theblitztearoom1940/ )

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Simple Envelope Cushion Cover Tutorial

Tired of your current cushion covers? Want to change the style of a room on a budget? This cushion cover tutorial will show you how to make simple covers – no tricky zips to negotiate and easy to get on and off. What’s even better, it will take you about 15 minutes!

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Mini craft/upcycling hack #1 – drawer handles

I’ve been upcycling a chest of drawers with chalk paint for the nursery and searching high and low for some kiddie handles to go on it! Originally I was just going to paint the ones that it came with but that seemed like too much of a faff for lazy lil me and I wanted some with a more child orientated vibe…

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10 simple ways to save money on your grocery bill!

We love to try and save money where possible. What is the point in spending more than you need to? Don’t get me wrong, there are definitely certain things its worth spending a little more on upfront to get good quality! But, I believe grocery shopping is one area of the monthly budget where most people could easily spend less.

Below are 10 simple ways you could save money on your grocery bill. We have included links to our free printables to help you along the way too! So what are you waiting for? Start reaping the benefits to your bank balance!

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10 Gift ideas for Mums to be (that aren’t for the baby)

Whether its because you’ve just found out they are expecting, its a special occasion or the pregnancy is making them feel crappy, below are my gift ideas for mums to be that are for them, and not the baby!

As an expectant mum, you get lots of gifts and hand me downs, which don’t get me wrong are super welcome – a massive thank you to all our fantastic friends and family for everything they have given us so far- blankets, baby toys, baby clothes etc. But sometimes its nice to receive something that is more for you, whether that is for memories and keepsake, or for a bit of pampering!

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How to survive a hen party whilst pregnant

It’s sods law that in the year I fall pregnant my three close friends from work are all getting married – Not that I would change a thing! The three hen parties are nicely spread out across all three of my trimesters so with two down and one to go, I thought I would share my experiences so far on attending a hen party whilst pregnant, and give any of you pregnant ladies out there due to be attending a hen party some reassurance and tips to help you survive!
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