Nice Cream

As the weather hots up what is a girl to do when maintaining a healthy eating lifestyle? Make NICE cream that’s what! This recipe comes from Helen at BodyHappy (check out her instagram!) Main Ingredients (serves four) 4 bananas, skinned, sliced and frozen Blender (a nutribullet/ninja/vitamix or hand blender will do) Variations: Blueberry heaven 2…

Quick and Healthy Warm Tuna Nicoise

I’m not a major fish fan. There. I’ve said it. But I have recently discovered that I have a severe Vitamin D deficiency and along with massive prescribed supplements I have researched how to increase my intake via Vitamin D rich foods. Turns out there aren’t many of them and even worse, most are fish!!…

Warming Overnight Oats

Breakfast is meant to be the most important meal of the day. It is the break of the overnight fast and for this reason should always have slow releasing carbs in order to provide energy for the first half of your busy day! When you work in an office like I do, grabbing breakfast on…

Quick and Easy Low Carb Office Lunches      

  When following a healthy eating plan such as carb cycling, which involves low and no carb days, it can seem quite challenging when faced with the dreaded office lunch!  With so many to-go places focused on bread or pasta, with very little choice of no carb meals apart from salad what can you do?…

Kale Glorious Kale – A Quick and Easy Recipe

The old superfood, kale may be being replaced by other more glamorous superfoods like avocados and broccoli(!!), but it is still a winner in my house and that may well be because of how I serve it up. No boring boiling for any kale that comes through my door, oh no! Kale deserves something special…

Quick and Healthy Blackbean Chilli

I love chilli and have never considered making it with anything other than mince.  Until I discovered blackbeans that is.  I have made this several times, perfecting it each time until I felt it was ready for all of you and could be made simply, quickly and still be delicious! I make it the day…

Welcome to my world!

What is this all about I hear you ask? Well, this blog is about stuff and things mostly.  Things like recipes for great quick and healthy eats, my cats and hopefully things that will make you smile in this messy thing we call life. Mainly though it will be about my love of felt and crafting…

Quick and Healthy Saturday Night Rice with Bacon

This dish is influenced by paella, but since it has none of the traditional ingredients I can’t really call it a paella.  So, I call it rice and bacon, or for ease, “Anya’s paella”.  It is made using a normal frying pan or you can also use a wok, no special paella pan needed.  You…

Weekend Breakfast Brunch

At the weekend I like to treat myself to a full breakfast, complete with eggs, bacon, chorizo, black pudding, whatever takes my fancy really.  This dish brings them altogether into one plate of delicious food.  You can substitute in any of the typical breakfast ingredients you like (if you prefer sausages, mushrooms for instance) Ingredients…

Quick and Healthy Turmeric Chicken

More chicken! I know I know, I seem to be overloading on chicken, but it is so versatile and easy to make quick and healthy meals with.  This one is no exception.  The most time spent is the marinating and you could quickly rustle that up the night before if you really want the chicken…

Quick and Healthy Chicken and Avocado Salad

It may seem strange to have a salad in Winter, but this warm chicken and avocado salad is so yummy and quick, it is a perfect foil for all those stews, casseroles and pies we end up eating at this time of year! Marinade Olive oil Lime juice of a lime Lime zest of half…