Touristing Again!

By 9.30am we had had enough of looking at Dubai from above, and needed to get back to the ground so that we could eat.  Ok, mostly it was me who needed feeding but in fairness, we had lunch at 1pm the day before and nothing since! The Boy very kindly agreed to pick us…

Afternoon Tea at the Burj Al Arab

Every now and again I feel the need to act my age.  Thankfully its very rare, but when it does happen, instead of doing something boring I end up having a very lovely afternoon with one of my girlfriends at the Burj Al Arab! I should confess that it isn’t exactly how this wonderful day…

Greek Quinoa

Have you tried Quinoa yet?  If not, you really should! Quinoa is a gluten free “ancient grain”.  It is a really good source of protein, fiber and iron.  It has a bunch of essential amino acids, which are great for weight loss.  It’s also super trendy at the moment for some reason. I am not…

Strange Omelette

Have you ever read Whoopi Goldberg’s book, “Book“?   It’s an autobiography, but written in the funniest way possible.  It’s in my top 3 books of all time, which for those of you who know me, is an indication of how good it is!  I have read far too many books, if there is such a…

Typing & Eating

Because that’s what you do when you have one of the best lunches you’ve ever had from a “sandwich bar” type place! Thank you to Pret to Go from your very new but very happy customer!! This morning was not a good morning for me on the getting ready front.  In fact, it’s a miracle…

Kicking Healthy

I went to see a nutritionist the other day as part of my ongoing treatment for my stomach issues.  Where I have been so ill for the last few months, I am missing out on valuable nutrients or something.  There was a big explanation from my doctor about it.  I switched off after a while….

Spaghetti Squash, Part 2

Yes… this is going to turn into a 4 part series!  I can only eat half a squash in one dinner! So, last night I had half a spaghetti squash to play with, and didn’t want to do the same recipe again.  That would be boring and I am not boring – in the kitchen anyway!…

Granola Flapjack

As any regular readers (well, Mum and my best friend) know, I have a few tricksy food issues.  I am allergic to nuts, including coconut (yes, it counts!) and I can’t have wheat flour.  Thankfully I am not gluten intolerant, just wheat. Generally these are not a problem.  I can cook so if I fancy…

Bit of an epic rant……

So, here’s the thing…  I have a nut allergy.  It doesn’t appear to be as severe as it once was, but I am not going to test that theory out by ingesting any!  I may however go back and get further testing as it’s well over 7yrs since I last had it done and it…

Feed Your Body

So, I haven’t been blogging for a while.  Firstly I was super busy at work (which, strangely I really enjoyed!), and then I got sick. For some reason, every year around this time, I get stomach issues.  This year was a record though… 2 stomach bugs in 2 weeks.  The first was fairly mild.  The second…