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Earl Grey Spelt Scones for Afternoon Tea Week

In case you missed it, this week is Afternoon Tea Week. I'm a BIG fan of both tea and afternoon tea, but I also love this week as it's an excuse (not that I need one) for a little bit of light baking. I still find the process of baking one of the most therapeutic...

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The art of self-kindness – and why it matters!

Have you ever heard that little voice in your head that says you're not quite good enough? That you don't know what you're doing while everyone else is completely sorted. And that you're not doing enough and haven't achieved enough. In fact, overall you're really just...

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Why it’s good to go slow

If you read the title and think I'm going to justify why you should hang out in your PJs all day watching TV - though sometimes there's a place for this too - you might be a bit disappointed. This is not exactly what I mean by going slow. When I suggest adding a touch...

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Dark Chocolate Dipped Homemade Crystallised Ginger Sticks

I really can't get enough ginger! It's one of the ingredients that's a safe bet when my stomach is feeling a bit dodgy. This recipe is a slightly different take on the juicy chunks of crystallised ginger that you'll find in jars. Instead I've created slightly crispy,...

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IBS and stress: why a little calm is good for your gut

Yep, stress is a big deal in our modern world! It's the reason this year's Mental Health Awareness week was dedicated to it. Yet so many of us have a difficult time keeping on top of it. It's probably no surprise to know that stress is also a major trigger of...

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How to meditate when you feel too busy to meditate

When I talk to people about meditation, one of the topics that comes up regularly is the challenge of building a regular, daily practice. Often people know that meditation will help, but struggle to find the time to fit it in - or their practice falls to the wayside...

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Ginger and IBS: 3 gingery drinks for trouble tums

Ginger is one of my absolute go-to ingredients when my stomach starts to feel a bit on the upset side. I generously grate it into stir fries, chew on delicious chunks of crystallised ginger and, best of all when I need something soothing, whip it up into a drink. I...

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