2019-11-18
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Can you ditch the weekly supermarket trip and feed the family for less? PART 1

I am a weekly online shopper, for myself, Gavin, Nathan and our horde of cats, I am normally spending between £70 to £120, sometimes up to £175 when stocking up on store cupboard items. We eat well, we have around five scratch cooked meals every week, with the odd pizza or easy oven meal thrown
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The Motherhood’s Beef Stroganoff – with BritMums #MeatMatters

It has been a while since I have been able to get in the kitchen due to the Nightmare Before Christmas which took out our kitchen for the last few months. When BritMums gave me the chance to share a recipe with you and get cooking again, I jumped at the chance as I love
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January Blues – Live happy, live hygge

January, the start of a new year. New promises, new diets, new plans, new goals, and most of all new stresses. For many, January is the worst month of the year, with the 2nd Monday of the month being marketed as Blue Monday – the day that most people realise that going to the gym
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What can we do to tackle food waste?

There is a shocking statistic that 30% of the food we purchase is thrown away here in Britain. That is a huge amount of food, food which could go to a worth cause to help disadvantaged families or the homeless. I will admit that my fridge does need a good clear out, it has it’s
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Money Saving and Living The Good Life

When it comes to being a single parent, and one that is also self employed, there is a need for money saving and sometimes living frugal. This is in no way a bad thing, not in my book anyway, and actually a life skill that I am teaching to Nathan as well. (His Dad will
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#Thankgoodness – The Dolmio Challenge with Britmums

I was recently challenged to undertake a cooking challenge from BritMums, and in the wise words of Barney Stinston, Challenge Accepted! We were sent a shopping haul from Tesco with the aim to make a nutritious family meal with Dolmio Bolognse Sauce. Normally I make my own pasta sauce thinking that jars contained extra additives,
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Let’s talk Hygge

Over the last year or so you may have seen this strange Danish word knocking around online and in books. You would be forgiven for expecting it to be a new piece of must have furniture from a designer brand or just a mash of keys pressed in anger. In fact it is neither, and
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Christmas comes but once a year – but if you are a blogger it lasts for MONTHS!

Yes, I am already thinking about Christmas, and I have already got the decorations out.  You may think I am mad but as a blogger this is quite normal.  This year I am undertaking a task that has had me up at night counting the days till Christmas, and not in a good way –
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Tips for realistic menu planning for feeding the family

Look around online and you will find plenty of posts and websites about how to feed your family on a budget. They are everywhere and range from the “frozen food and packet food is fantastic” to “we must have 15 portions of fruit and veg a day or we will die” type posts. They range
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