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Testing Meal Subscription Boxes with Gousto

on May 26, 2017
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I’ve always been intrigued by companies that deliver food to your door, ready and waiting to be cooked by you. I’m not talking supermarkets, but companies than deliver everything weighed out and you simply put it together. Honestly, the part of cooking that I find the hardest is choosing what to make! A few weeks ago I didn’t have that problem, thanks to Gousto.

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My Recipe Book Wish List: Spring 2017

on May 5, 2017
My Recipe Book Wish List: Spring 2017 | Essential Twenty

If you read my post all about how I meal plan, you’ll have seen a sneak peak of my recipe book collection. It may look like it’s getting out of control but I’m happy with how it’s coming along. Yes, it isn’t complete yet. My collection currently houses around 50 books from a variety of authors, but I want to expand it! A lot of sad little secrets about me are revealed in this post so keep an eye out to learn all about me (you’ll just realise how dull my life is).

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How I Meal Plan Successfully

on April 24, 2017
Recipe Book Wish List | Essential Twenty

I flipping love recipes books (can you tell from that image above? You can see less than half of my cookbooks in that). I spend a lot of my free time flicking through these books and food magazines for inspiration, and I try to cook at least one new meal per week. Whilst I still live with my parents, I am responsible for the food shopping and cooking in this house and therefore I meal plan. And I’ve got pretty good at it!

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Christmas Cocktail: Cranberry Tea Cosmopolitan

on December 19, 2016

Today’s post was supposed to be beauty related, but wordpress seems to have eaten about 1500 words and I can’t reproduce that as quickly as was required. Instead, I’m giving you a quick bit of Christmas inspo for a Tea Cocktail.


We all go overboard with the booze at Christmas, so I’ve got a way for you to get the two British favourites into one sweet drink – tea and alcohol.

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My Favourite Christmas Sides

on December 18, 2016

This Christmas, I’m going to entirely responsible for cooking Christmas dinner for me, my mum, my dad and my brother. I cook a full roast dinner regularly but there’s something about Christmas dinner needing to be special and go perfectly.


Over the past month I’ve been cooking regularly to try out a few new recipes for Christmas day, and these are two that I’ll definitely be going for on the big day. All of these recipes are for four people, but you can multiply these up for as many people as necessary. Also heads up to Jack for trying to take a photo for me…I need to train him up in the New Year (but we were too hungry to retake).

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