First time back to running

Last year I ran the Swindon Half Marathon. I had intended to run the MK winter half as well but my ankle was injured so running 13.1 miles wasn’t an option in December. Then I was working a physical job and I was only running for parkrun on Saturdays. By the time lockdown started inContinue reading “First time back to running”

Country potatoes

Emily loves potatoes. She would live on potatoes alone if I let her….just mashed potatoes! Country potatoes are more of a cross between mashed potato and chips in my opinion. Em plans to put her potatoes in a wrap with sausagemeat, eggs and salsa as breakfast burritos like w had back in the US. AlanContinue reading “Country potatoes”

Weekly Menu 1/9/2020

I plan my meals and buy as per my menu….then I go off on a tangent and do something else completely. Last week’s plan went out the window when Alan and I realised we had two nights in a row of just the two of us for dinner. Two people were away and two wereContinue reading “Weekly Menu 1/9/2020”

Roasted chickpeas

Snacks have been a frustration for us at times. I really love crunchy snacks and this has been a struggle. Popcorn is an option but plain is boring. Veggies and hummus is nice but doesn’t quite hit that chruchy snack craving for me. Roasted chickpeas have been a great option. You can do a slewContinue reading “Roasted chickpeas”

The Forest Centre & Millennium Country Park

This walk ended about half way from our plan. Rained out it was. Alan wanted to show me this park he found while on a cycle ride. We knew it was there because it has a Parkrun in normal times but we had never visited it before. The plan was to do the whole perimeterContinue reading “The Forest Centre & Millennium Country Park”

Weekly Menu 27/08/2020

Last week I promised a review of how my menu plan worked along with my plan for this week. I will go over breakfast, lunch and dinners separately. The breakfasts were completely different to my 0lan. I had spotted bagels at the store and had that with peanut butter. The plan was smoothies but whenContinue reading “Weekly Menu 27/08/2020”

Asparagus Risotto

Quick and simple meal. This can be used with just about any vegetables in place of the asparagus if you are either not a fan or just don’t have it to hand. I love a mushroom risotto and this can be substituted if you desire. Risotto really is a simple meal to make. Only tookContinue reading “Asparagus Risotto”

Chick’n Noodle Soup

Before going plant based this was a family favourite with chicken…in fact it is Emily’s favourite meal. I have a bit of a twist on the traditional recipe though as I use paprika for flavour. Originally, this was a Chicken Brunswick Stew I found in a cookbook but I didn’t like this bit and addedContinue reading “Chick’n Noodle Soup”