Mindful eating and Christmas

For many people, there is a lot of stress about all the food and the indulgence. Christmas comes around once a year and we should all be able to sit down at Christmas and enjoy our Christmas dinner. The dinner itself is generally a pretty balanced roast dinner with lean meat and lots of vegetables….

Easy Christmas gift needed?

Christmas this year may be a little difficult. If, like me, you need to travel across international borders to see family, plans may suddenly have to change or become more expensive. If you can’t take presents to family and suddenly it is too late to send something then a digital gift might be perfect. We…

Christmas is about kind words….

….and I would like to share some kind words that I have read about our Eating Well on a Budget. I love your book. No – I really love it! Wonderfully myth-busting ……. so easy to read and with interesting subject matter encapsulated by each heading and wrapping up with some great recipes that even I could try. …

Christmas is coming!!

How did that happen? Surely, only last week it seems that we were back in September? Time has morphed. So, despite the craziness that December is upon us and I am in no way ready for the festive season, how about a bit of festive fun. I like an advent calendar – I like them…

Indulged over Christmas?

I certainly have!!  Lots of multiple course meals.  Lots of snacks and meals on the road between relatives that live a long way from each other.  Mince pies, presents of chocolate, a few glasses of wine, bowls of nibbles….you know the drill.  Lots of sitting around chatting with relatives and sitting in cars or on…

Happy New Year – some festive recipes

Things get busy in the run up to Christmas and things have been quiet on the blog during December.  I thought I would begin the New Year with a few festive successes on the food front.  I have already shared my first attempt at mincemeat  despite intending to make my own most years. I have also wanted…

Nice way to spend a Friday morning

It is the end of November, maybe a little early for mince pies but Anita (the Thermomix queen) wanted to make some and so did I.  One thing I have never done, although every year I say I will, is make my own mincemeat from scratch.  So with my French friend, it seemed only right…