#LeftoversMonth: Healthy special fried rice

Florette mixed up their #SaladSecrets challenge this month, asking me to put my purse away and use up leftover ingredients rather than shopping for anything new. I love making homemade takeaway (“fakeaway”) meals on a Saturday night (who wants to go out to the shops in this cold weather anyway?) so couldn’t wait to take…

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Rainbow salad: taking my cashew butter obsession to main courses!

It’s no secret that I absolutely love nut butters. Cashew, almond (especially coconut almond), smooth peanut, crunchy, flavoured, triple nut… I adore them all. I’ve been blending nut butters into sweet dishes and curries since I began cooking from scratch, but never in cold savoury dishes. So when Florette challenged me to create a salad…

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Dessert #SaladSecrets – Rose petal & cashew cream dressing

Florette have challenged me to get creative again this month and create some delicious dressings. Whilst I can’t wait to get cooking with the balsamic vinegar and Dijon mustard, the ingredient that really caught my eye was these Waitrose rose petals. I’ve only ever used rose petals in the bath before, but their intense pink…

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Gym beauty: cleansing the sweat away!

As I usually workout first thing in the morning, I jump on the tube in a blurry-eyed stupour and rock a barefaced, pineapple-haired look in the gym. But not wearing makeup doesn’t mean that I can neglect my skincare, particularly when I’m doing HIIT circuits which leave me looking like I’ve just come out of…