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When the Fodmap Vegan met the Buddha Bowl!

I currently follow so many fodmap and vegans on instagram, whose food is so beautifully presented, that I spend a lot of my time hungry! One thing I have noticed however, is that this delicious looking food is predominantly presented in a bowl. Aka a Buddha Bowl. I started to ask myself, is this what a Buddha Bowl […]

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Carrot Cake Porridge

Holy moly, carrot cake porridge is my new, most favourite thing in the world right now! I’m waking up excited every morning, looking forward to breakfast. So good I wish I could also have it for lunch and dinner too.  Confession, I do often have oats for dinner and breakfast. I mix up the flavours […]

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Are You Drinking Enough?

Ok before I continue, let me clarify that the question “Are you drinking enough” refers to water and nothing else! And actually the theme of the blog came about because Alex and I were discussing a news article about a guy who had drowned from drinking too much water! But seriously, it does raise a […]

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Christmas Peppermint Fudge Balls!

Christmas is two weeks away now, you will have noticed how the festivities are in full swing. A massive part of Christmas, is the festive foods. Some of the classics are mince pies, Christmas cake, cheeseboards, festive chocolates, mulled wine, trifle etc, etc, etc. Isn’t it hard to stay healthy with all these temptations to hand? […]

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The Scoop On Gluten Free

GLUTEN FREE! Now I’ve got your attention, do you ‘do’ gluten free? Have you tried going gluten free before? Are you thinking about going gluten free? What are your reasons for going/trying/thinking about it? Have you been diagnosed with coeliac disease, did you think it would help you to lose weight, or did you just […]

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Healthy Protein Balls

I made this healthy protein balls recipe last night, they are super easy to make and taste AMAZING!! Don’t let the fact that the recipe contains avocado put you off! You can’t taste it, instead they just taste really chocolate-y! I’ve tried to make chocolate avocado mousse before and failed! It tasted terrible so I […]

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My Vegan Christmas – Part 1

This blog may seem a little premature, but it’s the annual friend Christmas get together this weekend so I need to start planning! In the past I’ve blogged about Quinoa Stuffed Butternut Squash, Christmas Curry, Ratatouille Tarts, Shallots with Sherry and Sprout Pakoras (see the recipe links below). But this year it’s going to be […]

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8 Facts About Bones Them Bones Them Dry Bones!

“Them bones them bones them dry bones, Them bones them bones them dry bones, Them bones them bones them dry bones, Now shake them skeleton bones” I’m sure most of you will remember this song from your childhood! Well it got stuck in my head this weekend as I was tutoring about the skeletal system […]

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1 pot meal- Jambalaya Recipe

Following on from Alex’s winter warming lamb stew, I thought I’d bring you another tasty 1 pot meal; my spicy Jambalaya recipe! Unfortunately, this isn’t a vegetarian friendly dish as one of the basic staples in the recipe which gives it it’s flavour is smoked sausage, typically Andouille or chorizo. The jambalaya is a Louisiana […]

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Top 6 Tips To Staying Healthy When Eating Out

It’s that time of year isn’t it, the time when our diaries start filling up with invites to ‘Christmas dos’. You’ve worked hard all year, and you don’t want to undo all that hard work with lots of eating out and boozing. Here are motive8’s top 6 tips to staying healthy when eating out. Tip […]

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Winter Warming Spicy Lamb Stew

I think it may be time to ditch the shorts, it is officially cold! Just got inside from the lunch time class and my hands are like ice cubes – it has taken me 20 minutes to type this first sentence out! When it comes to weather like this there is only one type of […]

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My Fodmap Journey So Far

If I was to write a diary on how my fodmap journey is going, it would literally read as: why am I not the size of my arm based on what I’m eating, if I see another bowl of aubergine stew I’m going to scream, I’m soooooooooo bored with my food, I JUST WANT HOUMOUS…….you […]

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Aubergine, Spinach & Lentil Bolognese Recipe

I’ve got to say a massive thank you Jo Stepaniak (low-Fodmap and Vegan) for this lentil bolognese recipe! Whilst I’m currently finding it hard to recognise anything tomato and aubergine based as not being a form of Ratatouille; I had to give this Aubergine, Spinach and Lentil Bolognese recipe a go because it doesn’t contain courgette or […]

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Healthy Nut And Seed Bar Recipe

I made this healthy nut and seed bar recipe for our recent boot camp. They are full of good fats, slow release energy and high in protein. I love using them when I’m on my long 2-3 hour bike rides as they give me the right balance of energy to keep going and protein whilst […]

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Trick Or Treat?

Does this sounds familiar….? It gets to the end of October and you realise it’s nearly Hallowe’en. Once you’ve finished panicking and faffing with costumes, you notice that there is nothing in the house that you can give those pesky kids if they turn up at your door (after all, you don’t have bad food […]

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