Not A Diet: Protein Smoothies Part 2

Welcome to part two of my protein smoothie adventure, as part of my Not A Diet! Click here to read part one. After digging down into my protein powder, I found that it did actually come with a scoop! 1 scoop is equal to 25g, which is about 1-2 heaped tablespoons. Add more or less, [...]

Not A Diet: Spicy Yoghurt Chicken

It can be hard coming up with recipes that tick both the yummy and low calorie boxes - especially when it also needs to serve as a lunch to take to work. Last week, bored with my usual fare, I searched the internet for inspiration. Spicy yoghurt chicken is exactly what it sounds like - [...]

Not A Diet: Protein Smoothies Part 1

I've been working with personal trainer and inspiring woman Colette for a week now, and we've come to the conclusion that my diet needs changing up. It seems I have a severe lack of protein, so we were chatting about how to add more to my diet. A quick Google search came up with several protein shake [...]

Not A Diet: Getting fit with fibromyalgia

As readers of this blog may know, I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in May last year. On the advice of the doctor, I made an attempt to get healthier. And so, Not A Diet was born. *trigger warning* I'll be talking about eating disorders, OCD, and my abusive childhood. Proceed with caution. A bit of [...]

Not A Diet: Update

Many of you have been following my Not A Diet feature, which has included various yummy recipes and things I've tried since being diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. The doctor told me to lose weight, so that's what I've been trying to do. But I'm remaining body positive, and focusing on health, rather than looks. I'm sure [...]

Spicy Pork Chops

You may have realised by now that we love using spices in our cooking. We also love experimenting, and through such an afternoon spent in the kitchen, our spicy pork chops came to be. The soy sauce means this isn't gluten free, but if you've got a way to make it so, let me know! [...]

Homemade Coleslaw

For those balmy summer days, what's better than a cold, easy dinner? We recently learned to make our own coleslaw, and it is a fabulous side dish. Gluten and dairy free, it's also suitable for vegetarians, and is a great, colourful way to eat those pesky veggies! Homemade Coleslaw Ingredients Half a red cabbage 1 [...]

Indian Style Wedges

Since starting my Not A Diet, I've been on the look-out for healthier lunches and snacks I can take to work. I've wanted to make bombay potatoes for ages now, but I can never get them right (if anyone has any tips, they'd be greatly appreciated!). So we decided to give these Indian style wedges [...]

Spicy Chicken & Vegetables

This is, without a doubt, my favourite summer meal. It can be taken to work for lunch or a snack, or form the basis of a delicious meal. My partner is in charge of this meal, and he cooks it spectacularly. Spicy Chicken & Vegetables Ingredients (This recipe makes enough for 2 dinners, or 4 [...]

Coffee & Walnut Cake

Over the bank holiday weekend, my partner and I decided to try something new (steady on!). We're both big cake lovers, so we tried our hand at coffee and walnut cake. We used gluten free flour, so this cake is not only delicious, but also gluten free. We also used soya spread instead of butter, [...]