Tag Archives : chronic illness

Mixed Bean Soup (Vegan & Free-From)


Ooo I’ve been cooking this week! SO many delicious dishes in the Life Diet Health kitchen this week I don’t know which to share with you first! The weather has changed, school is now back in full swing and Autumn is well and truly here. It is definitely soup for lunch weather and this week I’ve made a delicious hearty soup…

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Ten minute chickpea wraps & a UK road trip!


Ten minute chickpea wraps & a UK road trip! Back to school! OMGosh! Where did the summer holidays go? It doesn’t seem five minutes since the holidays started let alone five weeks! 🙁 My friends always have mixed views about the holidays… I love having the children about and with lots of planning there’s always something to do! 😀 I’m already…

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Picnic Pies! Spanakopita -Vegan & Gluten Free


Picnic Pies! Spanakopita- Vegan & Gluten Free Summer time! 😀 Well, the UK has amazingly been getting a whole load of sunshine! 😀 Woohoo! 😀 Lazy days out, barbecues and picnics are what’s on the agenda! 😀 Look at this delicious picnic plate from the weekend – full of delicious tortilla chips, sprouted seeds, salad, houmous and olives. YUM! Today…

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Leave, Lincoln & Luscious Lasagne!


Leave, Lincoln & Luscious Lasagne! My laptop hasn’t been on since last Friday! I’m not (so I thought) interested in politics, but unless you’ve been hiding under a rock (or maybe in the desert) it’s a bit hard to avoid what’s been going on in the world. Even my primary school aged son came home and said they’d had their…

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Aubergine & Chickpea Vegan Bake


Aubergine & Chickpea Vegan Bake So, I am another year older 😀 and have spent almost the whole week being spoilt one way or another! I’ve seen friends, eaten out, been to my parents, had presents, cake, chocolate, been shopping and even been to the park! 😀 Have a look… Anyway, the recipe which I am sharing today is inspired by two…

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Carrot Cake – Vegan & Free-From!


Carrot Cake – Vegan & Free-From! WOW! 😛 😀 If my life got any busier… actually I’m not sure what would happen! BUT, thankfully I had a couple of things cancelled this week otherwise I’d probably be writing this from the sofa instead of the desk! What an exciting week though! My best friend bought her first EVER car! 😀 (so…

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Back to Basics: Houmous!


Back to Basics: Houmous You know, houmous is one of those things which automatically gets added to the weekly shop without too much thought but it’s really so simple to make your own and takes about as long to make as it does to wrestle the box out of the cardboard sleeve and remove the plastic! 😀 Houmous (or hummus / humus) is…

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Cake, birthdays & holidays!


Cake, birthdays & holidays! First of all, just a reminder for you all not to believe everything you read online! Rewind 20 years and the world was a much more honest place! Today there are all sorts of unscrupulous people parading as anything they want to be! This week on a local website somebody posted about an email scam which…

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Put on Purple… served with ice-cream!


Put on Purple… served with ice-cream! I wasn’t intending to post today as I should really have ‘one’ rest day in my – “I’m having a rest week”! Never mind – maybe at the weekend I can get some rest! 😀 So, why am I posting and what’s all this about purple? Well, the month of May is Lupus month…

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Fast Food with a difference! It’s fast & it’s cake-y!!!


Fast Food with a difference! It’s fast & it’s cake-y!!! So, I’m sitting in my kitchen thinking I need more ‘rest’ time after my very busy week last week! Rest = tea & biscuits (cookies) or coffee & cake right? Of course it does! 😀 I have tea – green tea, mint tea, earl grey tea, English Breakfast tea, flower tea…

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Tropical Rice Salad


Tropical Rice Salad  . Hello everyone! 🙂 Well, what a busy weekend I had! If you read my last post ‘zingy marbled cheesecake’ then you’ll know that I was co-hosting the weekly Fiesta Friday blog party! 🙂 Usually if I am looking at recipes they are foods which mostly meet my health needs i.e. dairy free, gluten free and refined…

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Pitta Picnic Pockets…Gluten Free & Vegan


Pitta Picnic Pockets…Gluten Free & Vegan Oh my GOSH! Can you believe it’s May already! A whole third of the year has already passed! Don’t they say ‘time flies when you’re having fun?!’ It certainly flies that’s for sure… maybe it’s an ‘as-you-get-older’ thing? Talking of older, Happy Birthday to my little sister not that she’s little as she is…

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Thinker… or do-er?


Thinker… or do-er? Something a little bit different today as I’ve realised the ‘Life’ side of LifeDietHealth is getting a bit neglected! 😛 Some of you may know that I’ve been studying to be a Life Coach 🙂 but this often gets pushed aside for my nutrition studies! 😀 Surprisingly I have discovered that I am more and more becoming…

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Cookathon Vegetable Pie & my love for nut butter!


Cookathon Vegetable Pie & my love for nut butter! I hope you’re all having a great weekend! Unbelievably I’ve nearly eaten a whole jar of crunchy almond butter since my delivery on Friday! 😮  I guess it’s a lesson learnt that when you find something you like, you shouldn’t then buy a cheaper version! You couldn’t imagine how different two jars…

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Mexican Nacho Feast… 3 recipes!


Mexican Nacho Feast… 3 recipes! What a delicious feast I have for you today! 😀 Fantastic for an easy lunch, great for picky eaters as they can build their own and of course everything is vegan and gluten free! 😀 I have three recipes for you today as this dish has three main components! First of all the spicy Mexican…

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Don’t judge!


Don’t judge! What ‘DO’ you eat? or should I ask what ‘DON’T’ you eat? or even ‘HOW’ do you eat it? If you’re one of these people who actually ‘cares’ about what you eat (or where it came from) then you’ve probably been questioned about what you eat!? Or rather… what you ‘don’t’ eat!? Maybe people ask your advice about certain…

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What’s in your pantry? A peak inside the LifeDietHealth kitchen!


What’s in your pantry? A peak inside the LifeDietHealth kitchen! A photo of some shelves!? That’s not what you usually get here at LifeDietHealth! Today I’m letting you have a sneak in our pantry! I haven’t moved anything or ‘re’moved anything so there might be a couple of items you wouldn’t expect! (blame the boys!) 😛 So let’s have a closer…

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