-POOKIE-'s SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=%2DPOOKIE%2D -POOKIE-'s Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ 37th in 2nd Cookery Challenge: Own recipe in a mixed up week. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6395398 I clearly wasn't quite right when I went shopping and my list was wrong, so was missing things I needed for the planned recipe, then I came down with whatever this horrible bug is, and menu's where mixed up all over the place as well. <BR> <BR> So bunch of veg looking suspiciously un-busy, AWOL veg for the planned dish.... so what do I do? When in doubt with a situation like this.... make curry. <BR> <BR> Marrows...no idea if other countries eat these? kind of courgette (zucchini) but a dif... Thu, 3 Aug 2017 05:40:40 EST Link: 31 things to cook in August http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6394735 <link>www.buzzfeed.com/marietelling/31-del<BR>icious-things-to-cook-in-august?utm_te<BR>rm=.uopPY2Aqa9#.meyMjgoNxr </link> <BR> <BR> Tue, 1 Aug 2017 14:55:35 EST Instead of more illness whinging, here's a link to protein packed vegetarian dinners... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6394148 <link>www.buzzfeed.com/jesseszewczyk/recip<BR>es-for-cheap-affordable-vegetarian-din<BR>ners?utm_term=.joj6njb2AP#.ykLGMd2N6Y </link> <BR> <BR> yeah, I'm still ill, but we went to the park to feed the ducks, exhausted now though and still mostly only eating fruit. <BR> <BR> But hey ho, look at the pretty yummy vegetarian dinners instead... <em>551</em> Mon, 31 Jul 2017 08:38:51 EST Feeling brighter in some ways, worse in others. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6393888 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0e3d5874-5266-4247-a7de-458030b4336b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I am a bit more alert today, but wow do I get crazy fever "dreams" or waking... don't know, delirium? So very little sleep again last night. I cannot believe my body didn't just crash. <BR> <BR> I have now pulled a muscle in my chest coughing so much though... all good fun huh? <BR> <BR> But feeling more "here" than yesterday. I have only really eaten fruit as nothing sounds good as I have... Sun, 30 Jul 2017 15:36:04 EST Well that escalated quickly.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6393546 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/888ad289-6e3c-4172-b6a2-7b2af1ce79d2.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Thank you Leslie for an accurate description of how I feel today. This bug what was just on my chest, totally went in for me last night, not had any sleep, been dozing on and off all day. <BR> <BR> Even my gums sting... really? Whats that about? I think I have a summer flu, it's that bad. <BR> <BR> Managed to eat fruit today, despite no sense of taste, had to cancel going out for my husban... Sat, 29 Jul 2017 14:55:37 EST Chest infection! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6392982 Well this was out of the blue. No cold first just suddenly a chest infection! Not complaining that I don't have a cold of course but its odd. Sore raw throat and cough and asthma is bad. No fun. Fri, 28 Jul 2017 06:36:25 EST 36th in 2nd Cookery Challenge: Birthday cake for my Mum, from vintage book. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6392585 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/48025e07-9e4e-49e6-af44-208b724ae3cb.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/04801c41-7f14-47e8-a8e7-e81ed89b0d2f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> When I saw the recipe for "Party Pineapple and walnut cake" I wondered when we got access to pecans in this country as that was prime alliterative title material there... <BR> <BR> So I made a Party Pineapple Pecan cake for my Mum! <BR> <BR> (I am also allergic to walnuts... and fresh pin... Thu, 27 Jul 2017 06:12:08 EST Dinner ideas to help cut down on meat. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6391334 <link>www.buzzfeed.com/hannahloewentheil/m<BR>eatless-and-dairy-free-dinner-recipes?<BR>utm_term=.rcPx63MrWp#.caqzD5lNvq </link> <BR> <BR> As my friends on here might know, my husband is vegetarian and I am not. <BR> <BR> I was bought up in the countryside, owning animals we kept to eat, knowing full well where things come from. Which is why we get along just fine, he knows I absolutely respect the facts behind eating meat. And he isn't one of those vegetarians or vegans who delight in ... Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:22:43 EST 35th in 2nd Cookery Challenge: Flambe Baked Alaska!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6390644 Ok, so absolutely NOT healthy eating, but for a competition for a game I play online. <BR> <BR> This is me using a FLAMETHROWER to toast the meringue!! <em>556</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2013e00c-b05c-4c8a-b816-ff50c482e7b8.JPG"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/63771310-7375-454b-b57b-4dfee64b521c.JPG"> <BR> <BR> I only made a mini ones, so if it went wrong, I had more mini ones to try again with but.... <BR> <BR> ...her... Sat, 22 Jul 2017 14:42:04 EST Voices to miss... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6390144 <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXYiU_JCYtU </link> <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QU1nvuxaMA </link> <BR> <BR> So sad... Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:03:39 EST Link: Salads beyond lettuce http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6389845 <link>www.buzzfeed.com/hannahloewentheil/d<BR>inner-worthy-salads-for-people-who-hat<BR>e-lettuc?utm_term=.rjBeJoWZzL#.yeY54DEzem </link> <BR> <BR> Grilled Halloumi Salad With Aubergine and Mint Dressing looks so good! Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:59:15 EST Wide open skies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6389354 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fb9e05c9-605f-4322-8fbe-ac7659302ac5.jpg"> We are so lucky to live a few minutes walk from this... When the tide is out the beach is huge. When its in there is NO beach though. Have to check tide times before you go! Wed, 19 Jul 2017 10:34:09 EST Will be catching up with friends soon! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6388502 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3fbd2fb1-ecef-4854-86ec-93acbedceb03.jpg"> <BR> Busy weekend, we celebrated our wedding anniversary with family and my sister in law is back from The Netherlands for a while and come to stay with us for a couple of days. We spent this morning on the beach. I will be catching up with you all soon! Mon, 17 Jul 2017 10:32:13 EST Ebony update. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6387409 So Ebony had another blood test this week, she had been putting on weight, so we believed the double dose of thyroid medication was doing something. <BR> <BR> Previously her numbers had literally been off the charts, they had never seen numbers so high, the single dose of the meds brought her down to a level that was still insane but at least measurable! <BR> <BR> The double dose she has been on has further reduced the action of the thyroid, it's still rather high, but we cannot increase t... Fri, 14 Jul 2017 14:09:36 EST Our 4th Wedding anniversary today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6386789 We have been following the traditional gifts (either UK or US to give more scope) for each year, and this year was fruit. <BR> <BR> <link>en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wedding_annive<BR>rsary </link> <BR> <BR> Considering my now husband brought me the first time we met, strawberries from his garden as a gift, it's not surprising we both went that way! <BR> <BR> And also not surprising we both thought of William Morris, the Strawberry Thief, the card I got him was a hand embroidered version of t... Thu, 13 Jul 2017 06:11:35 EST 34th in 2nd Cookery Challenge: Eat a rainbow! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6386347 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c44ee6ae-fa3b-40a9-b5b1-a454e938ccfc.jpg"> <BR> <BR> 5.5 servings of veg (more than the uber-conservative 5 a day we are recommended) in one colourful rainbow of a salad. <BR> <BR> Dressing made from... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/090abb83-9177-444a-85bc-508d403c5c3d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> cider vinegar and honey mustard, with plenty of fresh ground black pepper. Wed, 12 Jul 2017 05:08:44 EST A Sparkpeople quote that actually hit a target with me today... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6386339 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b0d3174b-ee1d-47d4-8fa2-d58f2661fc9f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is what it feels like I am doing in my life at the moment, and achieving neither of the "rabbits". Wed, 12 Jul 2017 04:26:02 EST Who do you listen too? *funny* http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6385963 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d2bdfd1f-5db0-4cca-9777-f2b5f166da1c.png"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a3e00430-8129-483d-87ca-817ad25ec650.png"> Tue, 11 Jul 2017 08:37:55 EST New tofu we tried, Tofoo, a UK company. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6385514 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1bb292f8-409e-4596-81d6-9c75d3b87b8c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <link>tofoo.co.uk </link> <BR> <BR> This tofu didn't even need to be pressed, it was firm enough from the packet, we tried the smoked one to have in tacos, also tried new tortilla wraps, mini ones with coconut and black pepper, very nice. <BR> <BR> And the tofu was delicious! <BR> <BR> It is however more expensive than Cauldron, which I usually buy, but that does need pressed, the sm... Mon, 10 Jul 2017 07:49:56 EST Awkward Yeti comics... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6385241 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/98dca6ff-421a-4eff-aa58-7982d608a09e.png"> <BR> <BR> My husband keeps sharing these with me and they are great! <BR> <BR> <link>theawkwardyeti.com/chapter/heart-and<BR>-brain-2/ </link> Sun, 9 Jul 2017 14:55:52 EST Link: Things to try in July http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6384746 <link>www.buzzfeed.com/marietelling/recipe<BR>s-you-should-make-in-july?utm_term=.vw<BR>6mad5LR1#.gnx54mdeWG </link> <BR> <BR> I want to try the mayo-less potato salad and Mediterranean chickpea salad (no olives though, blurgh). <BR> <BR> <em>550</em> Sat, 8 Jul 2017 08:55:52 EST More yoga from my little girl! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6384364 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/104dab0b-5ab5-4f16-a815-31989a15f52b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Concentration! Fri, 7 Jul 2017 08:35:28 EST Why are these huge ads loading so slow? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6384110 So we click them multiple time by accident? Disgusting tactics. They are functioning wrong, the rest of the page loads, then BAM you accidentally click them (as designed??) because you didn't know whether they where coming or not. <BR> <BR> If your team spent as much effort on what they have clearly done to upset people forced to use ad-blockers by the insane flashing, autoplaying, irrelevant ads, gambling sites, emoji creators you force on us... instead use that time instead to chose discre... Thu, 6 Jul 2017 14:52:50 EST 33rd in 2nd Cookery Challenge: a SparkPeople chickpea recipe. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6383639 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/52b88e0d-25d2-425e-b0ce-9303bf0aee18.jpg"> <BR> SparkPeople had an article about chickpeas with recipes. So I decided to try this one, aubergine and chickpeas, and of course I tweaked it! <BR> <BR> Roasted the aubergine instead of frying, lots less effort for really delicious soft aubergine. <BR> <BR> And added a few spices... But hmmm not enough. This dish was bland. Totally edible but nothing special. I plan to jazz up the rest of it with... Wed, 5 Jul 2017 12:26:57 EST Link: Amazing cute succulent plant cakes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6383129 <link>www.buzzfeed.com/hannahloewentheil/g<BR>orgeous-succulent-cakes?utm_term=.tuvk<BR>n8ZYDd#.pcn81Or0eJ </link> <BR> <BR> How brilliant are these? Look almost too real to eat! <BR> <BR> <em>378</em> Tue, 4 Jul 2017 08:32:51 EST Do you eat a rainbow? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6382706 <link>www.healthstatus.com/health_blog/inf<BR>ographic/eat-rainbow-different-colors-<BR>food-benefits/ </link> <BR> <BR> there is a brief article, scroll past to a rainbow infographic of beautiful facts about eating different colours and it's benefits. <BR> <BR> I track my rainbow in "Other Goals" <BR> <BR> <em>289</em> <em>370</em> <em>291</em> <em>147</em> <em>488</em> <em>265</em> <em>368</em> <em>371</em> <em>277</em> <em>284</em> <em>485</em> <em... Mon, 3 Jul 2017 08:02:44 EST Children struggling for food over Summer, how do we help? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6382240 I always donate to our local food banks when I go shopping, I explain to my little girl why we put food in this box. <BR> <BR> I know what it is to have no money for food, when my ex left me with credit card bills and I had to claim benefits, it wasn't enough to feed myself as well as pay debts, run a car to keep my (poorly paid, thanks to working in childcare) job and pay rent... so my parents supported me to a while by buying food. <BR> <BR> I got my breakfast as part of my job, and fo... Sun, 2 Jul 2017 01:07:20 EST Link: 31 Things To Do With Confusing Vegetables http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6382104 <link>www.buzzfeed.com/rachelysanders/conf<BR>using-scary-csa-vegetables-recipes?utm<BR>_term=.hwlz4P0n5q#.chw5j13ENk </link> Sat, 1 Jul 2017 16:52:23 EST Thanks SP, my nutrition tracker is un-useable due to huge ads http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6381520 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0c6ca406-670b-40c7-b15d-3a3ea76aeb9a.png"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/79226da8-7b41-48b2-a166-ed74fcf773ad.png"> <BR> <BR> The tracker and the search box are completely effing seperate ... what is WRONG with your people who think money is more important than a WORKING WEBSITE. <BR> <BR> We are not all made of money, nor will we be essentially blackmailed into purchase. <BR> <BR> Edited to add, no, adblocker ... Fri, 30 Jun 2017 07:49:32 EST 32nd in 2nd Cookery Challenge: African Peanut, sweet potato stew http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6381135 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b85fb906-9b4d-474d-9d70-c4872884c572.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This was a recipe I adapted from one I had made previously. <BR> <BR> Served with not very mashed cauliflower rice (my little girl "helped") <BR> <BR> I'm not the biggest fan of sweet potato on it's own, but in this stew with using up green peppers (also not a fan of alone, too bitter) they balanced out nicely. I think it could have done with a bit more peanut butter though. Thu, 29 Jun 2017 08:08:27 EST Is your CHILD drinking enough water? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6380669 <link>www.scarymommy.com/dehydration-kids/ </link> <BR> <BR> Interesting and worrying article, my daughter is only 3.5 and I know I struggle to get her to drink enough, I recently got her a "big-girls-bottle like Mummy's" to help and she also gets stars on her chart on days she drinks enough. <BR> <BR> She will not drink enough to the point she gets "bunny poops". <BR> <BR> As the author of the article says about herself, I am also somebody who is always ready for a drink, I drink 2 lit... Wed, 28 Jun 2017 05:58:21 EST Outstanding! 17 servings veg/fruit in a day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6380298 As mused in a previous blog, health isn't made in a day, so today does contain multiples of the same veg, but tomorrow will be different, so over the week, thats a wide range of nutrients. <BR> <BR> In the UK, a serving is 80g <BR> <BR> And today, yes 17 servings today. Even I'm impressed with myself!! The homemade veggie loaves for lunch contain a serving each, the dal I have for dinner is 4 servings and having with cauliflower "rice" for 3 more servings, and I had the UK's total daily gui... Tue, 27 Jun 2017 08:58:40 EST My picture was chosen by SparkPeople for their Facebook page! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6378652 I don't actually use Facebook, I guess I'm an odd one out of my generation not to have signed up years ago when it was small, now it feels too late, too much effort etc nor do I have any inclination to use it! <BR> <BR> But I had a mail from a SparkCoach, asking my permission to use my photo on their page! <BR> <BR> Honoured that my avocado toast and egg was such a perfect image to be picked up! <BR> <BR> <link>www.facebook.com/SparkPeople/photos/<BR>a.204359590477.260032.13940235477/1... Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:59:40 EST 2nd Cookery Challenge, catch up blog. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6378193 The big batch cook I did included 2 new recipes. <BR> <BR> 28th recipe, marrow curry <BR> 29th recipe, dal with almond milk <BR> <BR> and making the food for Summer Solstice celebration... <BR> <BR> 30th recipe, sunblush tomato bread <BR> 31st recipe, Summer pudding <BR> <BR> We are on the 25th week of the year, so ahead of myself, but in the next few weeks... my kitchen is going to be completely ripped out and I will have no way to cook anything, so shall see how far behind I end up tow... Thu, 22 Jun 2017 06:36:16 EST Summer Solstice celebrations. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6377961 My daughter and I made a sun bread, with a layer of sunblushed tomatoes inside, covered in seeds, we had it with roasted peppers, hummus and cucumber. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/41c43336-56f8-45aa-a950-a210bad62974.jpg"> <BR> <BR> And for dessert, I made what I think is a peculiarly English pudding, called Summer Pudding. You line a pudding basin with bread slices, and fill with summer fruits, and SQUISH the heck out of it for 24 hours, so the juice makes the... Wed, 21 Jun 2017 14:52:44 EST Cool side of the pillow... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6377513 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/faf5f8b0-fdfd-4610-9c55-f43a2c8c5431.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/40d5f5b2-2532-4b83-82c2-3ec5969b1d30.jpg"> Tue, 20 Jun 2017 14:12:01 EST Ebony update. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6375878 So this Original Evil of a cat (we joke she is older than the original darkness) is responding to the doubled dose of the last medication she had to try. She has to have another blood test in a month, but she put on nearly 200g in 2 weeks, positive at her very low weight. So at last a whisper of a positive in the ball of stress my life has become recently. Fri, 16 Jun 2017 10:17:26 EST Here is how I batch cook... big style! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6375406 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c33bcca8-7599-4ff3-83d8-7c6671018154.jpg"> <BR> <BR> SOME of the things I need.... also used canned tomatoes, passata, red lentils, soya beans, adzuki beans, blackstrap molasses, almond milk.... SO many things! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9ee47958-33c1-4b70-8499-e1d3f9d9acd4.jpg"> <BR> <BR> .... most of the spices and herbs I needed... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b9a5b639-806d-44... Thu, 15 Jun 2017 08:06:17 EST Catching up... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6374690 So I finally was able to move, with limits, after seriously hurting my neck (still no idea how) and then my daughter came down with another sickness bug. <BR> <BR> Piles of washing, had to go to my Mum's to tumble dry her little cuddly friends (soft toys) she sleeps with, she had go back to bed overnight without her pod, which she has never done, I was so worried she would fall out. She has a Sleepyhead pod, grand size now, had the original when she was a few days old and it has been the bes... Tue, 13 Jun 2017 14:12:48 EST Table full of delicious for the week. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6372886 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/01e1da80-0054-4caf-909d-afb2b6cd37f4.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Planning on some batch cooking this week after freezer re-inventory revealed the poor state of my stock of meals! <BR> <BR> 48 meals will be added to the freezer after Wednesdays planned session! <BR> <BR> My table of delicious is... <BR> <BR> raspberries <BR> strawberries <BR> blueberries <BR> doughnut peaches <BR> mini bananas <BR> cooking apple <BR> grapes <BR> lemon <BR> <BR> 2 cele... Fri, 9 Jun 2017 08:58:55 EST UK friends try and remember this today... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6372390 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bdb9eeb9-9c11-4f7c-88a8-16e2a9888549.png"> <BR> <BR> Thu, 8 Jun 2017 05:32:32 EST Couple cute pictures from Southport Food Festival. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6371734 We had a nice time, got some delicious fancy balsamic vinegar from same stall as we did last year, this stuff is so good... on ice-cream!! We got blueberry-vanilla, last year we got raspberry. Also got some nice chutneys, also from same vendors as last year. <BR> <BR> We enjoyed lots of samples, I had hog-roast for lunch, so tasty, and we caught the sun a bit as it was really windy, so we didn't realise how hot it was. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/888f2ee1-b312... Tue, 6 Jun 2017 15:33:11 EST Link: Low or no cook dinners for summer. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6369833 ... as I sit here in a vest top, blouse and thin cardigan after getting rained on shopping today! <BR> <BR> But some nice ideas here... <BR> <BR> <link>www.buzzfeed.com/hannahloewentheil/n<BR>o-cook-meals-for-summer?utm_term=.mlv6<BR>Danv9z#.ilBEX4bYm0 </link> Fri, 2 Jun 2017 08:53:21 EST 27th in 2nd Cookery Challenge: Lentil Loaves (made with lentil flour) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6369397 I have this older health food book and I was intrigued by a recipe for Lentil Loaf made by grinding raw dried lentils into flour first instead of using cooked ones. I have been meaning to try this recipe for hmmm... about 3 years *laughs* <BR> <BR> And I FINALLY got around to it, sheer curiosity. <BR> <BR> Honestly though they don't seem much different from any other vegetarian loaf type things I have made, I cook them in silicone cups in a muffin tins rather than one large loaf, less cooki... Thu, 1 Jun 2017 08:34:56 EST 26th in 2nd Cookery Challenge: Tex-mex style salad http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6368886 From this book which set out recipes so you can cook one dish adapted for from baby to toddler to child to adult. <BR> <BR> Pretty basic recipe, but we enjoyed it <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/313f3740-2fcf-4c3b-8d20-b5d0f383c2d4.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <link>www.amazon.co.uk/d/Books/Me-You-Kids<BR>-Too-Renée-Elliott/1848990065/ref=sr_1<BR>_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1496225918&sr=8-1&keywo<BR>rds=me+you+and+the+kids+too </link> Wed, 31 May 2017 06:18:18 EST Shopping list FORGOTTEN! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6366757 I am so used to planning whole week of every meal and planning my shopping list and sticking to it... But this morning I was to preoccupied thinking about parking (super road works mean nobody can park on fronts of our houses) and I FORGOT MY LIST! <BR> <BR> Total nightmare and took me too long as well. Lets see how many plans have to change this week! Fri, 26 May 2017 06:19:04 EST Are we seeing the light after chicken pox? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6366382 I collect vintage books, and have a delightful 1930's (I believe, no date, but hair/makeup looks it and references to health care being paid for etc) book about Motherhood. <BR> <BR> In my stir crazy state (as I am not irresponsible enough to take my highly infectious child outside) I decided to look up Chicken Pox in my old books, and I was struck by this line describing the effects of it, even before it's visible... <BR> <BR> "severe constitutional disruption" <BR> <BR> Which is a super ... Thu, 25 May 2017 08:40:26 EST Dragon Eggs, part 2, the insides! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6363858 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3c613689-71a4-4ec3-9670-65add43b1c8f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Absolutely purple!! <BR> <BR> And no, not artificial at all, google of the variety, Purple Majesty, shows this.... <BR> <BR> <link>www.google.co.uk/search?tbm=isch&q=p<BR>urple+majesty+potatoes&tbs=imgo:1&gws_<BR>rd=cr&ei=Yd0eWdukFeTOgAa9xLywCA </link> <BR> <BR> My little girl was thrilled by them, we bought some more for this week. <BR> <BR> Tasted exactly the same as normal potato... Fri, 19 May 2017 07:58:26 EST Dragon Eggs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6363404 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3d31b8d0-abbf-4078-b0ee-9288681320ee.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/67b6252e-a5b1-4040-9860-67df9b1c3353.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Now, my daughter doesn't need any help in eating her vegetables and fruit, but in Lidl they are doing some really cute fruit/veg packets to help children enjoy. <BR> <BR> We have had Unicorn carrots (multi coloured mini carrots) and snappy crocodile cucumbers (mini cucumbers, really tasty,... Thu, 18 May 2017 06:25:21 EST How things are going... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6360949 OK, so my little girls sickness bug wasn't as bad as the doozy we all had before,during and after Christmas. And thankfully neither of us has caught it. I have had a wretched headache and since she had complained of a headache first, I was worried I had, but no, just a horrible standard headache! <BR> <BR> She had one "good" sleep, but that was fever induced, she was back to waking at 5.30 this morning, she has a black out blind, a curtain and I edged the blind with card to black it right ou... Fri, 12 May 2017 08:59:44 EST