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St George’s Day Shepherd’s pie

On Sunday in honour of England’s national day: St George’s Day, I made Shepherd’s pie. It’s a dish I had not made for Phil before, so I searched for a trusty Jamie Oliver’s recipe. It really is an easy dish, and so simple to make it paleo/Whole 30 friendly. I made it with potato topping, but am thinking of trying a sweet potato topping next time. I’d forgotten how much I love this lovely, comfort food! Plus it’s so economical – this fed us for two dinners and cost less than £2 per person per meal. This weekend I am going to whip up some ANZAC biscuits in honour of it being ANZAC day today in Australia and NZ. A little late to the party, I know, but the thought is there.

Vegetarian nights

Not to be mistaken with Vegas nights. In a bid to be healthier and lower our chances of a heart attack, once a week Phil and I have rolled out vegetarian night. We’ve also implemented fish night to go along with it. We are meat eaters, proper steak, chop and sausage lovers. So the break, and eating halloumi or fish with a salad and sweet potato is a welcome respite.

Whole30, round three: what I ate in week two

This week, week two, Phil tried to break me by dangling a pizza flyer in my face and saying I could have a night off cooking. I won’t lie, I nearly faltered – but then I slapped that flyer down and told him to bin it. It felt goooooooooooood. I was feeling good at the end of week one, no sugar hangovers and no drastic changes in weight. But I find it takes 2-3 weeks to really see the results. If you missed week one, it’s over here. Week two eats are below – I’ll admit, I ate some meals again, from week one. Because I LOVE THEM. I also tried out some brand new recipes! It’s cold, so we are eating lean roast meat quite a lot – it’s super packed with flavour and if you only add a small dollop of coconut oil to the roasting pan, it’s not greasy or fatty. Just be careful not to pick the fatty cuts of meat (ie. pork with crackling, drool.).

Whole30, round three: what I ate in week one

When I did my first Whole 30 I remember my biggest question was “but what do you eat?!“. I’ve compiled my eats for the first week of my third Whole 30. Yeah, third time. How many times does it take to make one a Whole 30 addict? I think five times. Read on for photos of food (because in 2017, this is all we take photos of), recipes and my thoughts on the days as they progress.

“Today I’m channeling Meghan Markle goes to yoga.”

This was my outfit description I gave to my good friend, Eileen, on my way to meet her for our Saturday of adventure. We had booked brunch and a free meditation class that Eileen had heard about from Lululemon, so the plan was to rock some casual yoga pants and black trainers, with a top, scarf, coat and shades for a hint of celeb style. If you’ve been reading up about Meghan and Prince Harry – you’ll notice the paps seem to only get her when she’s in her yoga pants on the way to a class.