A Random Dish: Chickpeas, Spinach, Carrots, Onions, Sweetcorn, Pilau-rice, Sesame Seeds, Tomatoes and Curry

I had walked to Marks & Spencer early in the morning yesterday, the outbound journey was alright. I had left out early, as the local weather suggested that it will be the start of a heatwave across the UK.      I was aware that I hadn’t eaten any breakfast, I was behind schedule and toldContinue reading “A Random Dish: Chickpeas, Spinach, Carrots, Onions, Sweetcorn, Pilau-rice, Sesame Seeds, Tomatoes and Curry”

Lunch: Ackee & Fried Dumplings

Ackee is a Jamaican fruit and forms a part of the national dish of Jamaica: Ackee & Saltfish It’s light and delicious! I was going through my cupboards making a list for shopping. And I came across a tin of ackee! So I made some fried dumplings and enjoyed my meal 😊 Fried Dumpling AckeeContinue reading “Lunch: Ackee & Fried Dumplings”

The Rotten Side of Life

The Rotten Side of Life I was once a meat-eater, so I do understand, the thought process behind eating meat. It’s how many of us were raised. I know many of you have seen PETA videos or some blog post about the cruelty to animals. So that’s not what I’m about to share with youContinue reading “The Rotten Side of Life”

Shopping, shopping, stop!

Shopping, Shopping, Stop! I went shopping while hungry, I bought vegan pizza, spicy wedges, apple juice and mushrooms. I’m tired though. I got home and unpacked my shopping and saw I had bought, vegan pizza, spicy wedges, apple juice, mushrooms, pringles, bagels, coco-powder, hand-wash, cotton pads, curry powder, peppers and other things I don’t need.Continue reading “Shopping, shopping, stop!”

Temptations

Temptations They are all around me, and I’m often losing time dreaming about them. Chips and curry sauce! I love the taste, I won’t ever lie to you. The aroma lures me in, and I’m often weak! I give in and purchase a nice hot portion of chips, with curry sauce in a small pot.Continue reading “Temptations”

Tiger Tiger

Tiger TigerYears ago, I boarded a scale, comparing the results to a Health Weight Chart, which informs me I’m overweight. I know such charts are there to provide users with what may be deemed as factual information, but it doesn’t fill me with hope. It delivers anxiety to me, in bulk.What it tells me isContinue reading “Tiger Tiger”

Missing Out? Really?

Missing Out? Really? Them: ‘Unique, I really don’t understand how you can survive without eating meat!’ Unique: ‘Well, I’ve been plant-based for a few months now. Can you still see me?’ Them: ‘I personally couldn’t live without meat! You’re brave!’ Unique: ‘I think you’re brave to continuously eat from a life that once had aContinue reading “Missing Out? Really?”

Daisy

Daisy I would like to take a moment to share with you some fond memories of our dear friend Daisy. She was friendly, adorable and more importantly, her heart was real. Daisy loved the calf she bore, and pain consumed her thereafter. For we ripped her baby from her teat and strained her milk forever,Continue reading “Daisy”

A Lil Nibble

I used to drool in my mind, about the right time when I could try foods I know, in time will make me cry. I had no reasons why! But I knew I wanted a lil nibble. I told myself that a lil nibble makes no difference. My weight won’t change, it will stay theContinue reading “A Lil Nibble”

Meaty Misconceptions

Preface (What happened when I ate meat) Several things occurred after I ate meat; stomach pains, chest pains, headaches, feeling sluggish, acne, bad period pains and a subconscious feeling that meat isn’t right for me. I observed many times, what it feels like to live without meat, for a few days to a few weeksContinue reading “Meaty Misconceptions”

Yoga FLAME/SHAME(?) nah.

Yesterday, I attended my first yoga-class. (First in about 10 years.) the teacher said we were not allowed to drink any water during. I wasn’t happy about that and considered walking out. But I stayed and breathed on. Before starting, I asked the yoga teacher if it is aimed at ‘beginners?’ He said, ‘anyone canContinue reading “Yoga FLAME/SHAME(?) nah.”

Try

Do you ever wish you had tried something earlier? Often I fear change and avoid it where possible. However, I recently came across red/lentil penne pasta, during a recent visit to @MarksAndSpencer yesterday, I made some and it was delicious. During my meal, I thought about all those opportunities I’ve passed up: events I’ve missed,Continue reading “Try”

Tea Time with Pukka

Late last night, I made a mug of Pukka Tea, #PukkaCleanse to be exact. After consuming a large portion of battered chips 😔I felt a combination of sadness, disappointment and the need to fix it. The taste (for me) was awful. But I downed it, I finished to whole cup. It’s goodness that will noContinue reading “Tea Time with Pukka”

Kale Juice & Floradix

I’m a big advocate of kale juice. I suffer with iron deficient anaemia. My GP has advised me to take iron tablets. My nails were brittle and kept breaking. And I also experienced hair loss. The issue with those, is that they give me side affects such as; headaches, loss of taste, chest pains. SoContinue reading “Kale Juice & Floradix”

Oat Milk

So I asked myself recently, what do I need milk for? And the only answer is porridge! I absolutely LOVE porridge. So last week I made a healthy choice and purchased a healthier option, #OatMilk which is a plant based milk alternative. I haven’t yet tried it. However, it’s the only milk now available toContinue reading “Oat Milk”

Got Milk?

For as long as I can remember, I’ve always suffered from acne. More so during menstruation but generally throughout non-menstrual days. Big bumpy, unsightly spots! My daily breakfast (previously) consisted of a 40g bowl of porridge with a cup of milk! Throughout the day, I enjoyed drinking hot-chocolate, with a mountain of whipped cream…Mmm AcneContinue reading “Got Milk?”

Mind The Gap

#MindTheGap #ThighGap #ThunderThighs #Curves #BeYourself

The Hold Up – Sports Bras

It has taken me months to locate a ‘high support,’ sportsbra. I’ve tried on so many from Adidas and Nike (hard to purchase my size) I must say the Adidas sports bras look amazing on the mannequins. They’re impossible to get on, some appear to have been designed by a man…no offence. Finally, I triedContinue reading “The Hold Up – Sports Bras”

Fat is Fat, let’s be factual.

I purchased a box of frozen Angus beef burgers, recently. I fried them one day and grilled the rest! The grilled version left behind all that from 1 burger. Here I saw my veins, my air-intake, my heartbeat, my life. All greased up and fattened up for my crave, for processed greasy foods. It willContinue reading “Fat is Fat, let’s be factual.”

Stretchmarks 😒 Love

Over the years I’ve noticed stretchmarks appearing all over my body. And last year, they started on my stomach.  Before I used to fear getting intimate with a partner, through fear that they’ll find my stretchmarks unattractive. Caused me to end relationships, even before they got going. Through fear, I hid my body behind layersContinue reading “Stretchmarks 😒 Love”

Breakfast Time and obvious signs. ‘Hurry, hurry!’ 

I remember many years ago, breakfast had to be; scrambled eggs, bacon, sausages, beans, 4 slices of toast and a big sploge of ketchup.  One day I was happily devouring this ‘frequent’ meal down, when I experienced chest pains…sharp pains that forced me to stop eating and sit still for a moment in time. IContinue reading “Breakfast Time and obvious signs. ‘Hurry, hurry!’ “

Takeaway. Take it all away from me…

Today I’m experiencing one of those days, where I feel everything is going wrong. Started off with good intentions: Wake up early. Go jogging Eat Greek yogurt. Read Gun Machine . Pack glassware. Buy cleaning items for new home. But it just didn’t go to plan…I woke up hot and feeing lethargic. Had a miniContinue reading “Takeaway. Take it all away from me…”