Living with Lupus

Disclaimer – I’m not a doctor and any information/advice I give is purely based on my own circumstances and experiences.  Please consult a medical professional if you want further advice or read the literature available.  Some of the photos below may make for uncomfortable viewing. This was a really hard post for me to write, mainly…

Steak Supper & BIG NEWS!!

…I’m interrupting today’s scheduled blog post for some Huge News!!  My brother and his girlfriend had a little girl on Wednesday!  My niece was born!!  I’m an Auntie!! Everyone round here is a bit emotional and completely overwhelmed but so thankful that the beautiful baby girl was born healthy and happy and we can’t wait…

My Daily Diet

So what do I eat – I eat what makes me feel good and I don’t adhere to one specific diet – I take bits and pieces from many of the diets out there and adapt them to my own needs.  I guess you could say my diet is a mixture of Paleo and the Specific Carbohydrate…

Where to start…

After months of planning to write a blog, I’ve only finally gone and started it!  Having followed so many ‘healthy lifestyle’ blogs and pouring over Pinterest recipes daily it’s finally time to collate all my findings and knowledge in one place.  It’s something I’ve always wanted to do and receiving two articles in my inbox…

My Story

30-something and living in London, sitting at my desk, dreaming of travelling to far-flung places is how I spend most of my days – when I’m not thinking about what I’m going to eat and drink next!

I love food, wine, friends and seeing new places – I hate the cold and my happy place is anywhere where the sun is shining and I can be wearing flip-flops. Diagnosed with an autoimmune condition a few years ago (Systemic Lupus Erythamatosus – SLE) I realised that my body reacts badly to grains, starches and sugar and so I love to eat healthily and create healthier versions of some of my old favourites (think pizza/pasta/bread – I was a serious carb monster). Strictly self-taught I love playing around in the kitchen, seeing what new ideas I can come up with as well as trying recipes from the multitude of cookbooks on my kitchen shelf. Pescatarian for 16 years, I recently introduced meat back into my diet so I’m slowly learning how to cook all over again. I’ve always been interested in wine and recently I’ve done a WSET wine course so good food and good wine are huge passions of mine. Eating out is one of my favourite things to do so I hope to be able to review some restaurants on this blog.