Time for my monthly recipe, featuring some of my favourite comfort food perfect for after a day outside in the countryside. This month I’m sharing my recipe for Cottage Pie, a very British dish with beef mince, loads of veggies, and topped with mashed potato. Cottage Pie is one of those things that can be

Recipe | My Carrot Soup

I’m giving in to another recipe request here on Splodz Blogz. I hope my outdoor loving friends don’t mind too much – who doesn’t like a nice bowl of steaming soup when they come in from a great day on the trails? This is my home made carrot soup recipe, a firm favourite in our house that I’ve

Snacking for Pros – Energy Boosters Between Meals

Snacking has poor PR. We are constantly being told to stop it, stick with three healthy meals per day. For some, looking after our teeth, gut, muscles and mind is all about eating lean and clean. But I think snacking rocks. It’s awesome. Not only does it help bridge the gap between meals (I can’t

The Splodz Blogz Photo Challenge | Week 9

Ahhhhh the outdoors. Thanks everyone who took part in this week’s photo challenge, it was wonderful to see all your outdoor adventures over the last seven days (and historically, too). I hope you enjoyed this one – I think it’s the most entries so far so keep up the good work.  This week I’m going for

Recipe | Enough Veggie Chilli for a Week

There is something about leftovers that warms the heart. You put effort into a meal on one day, and the following day reap the benefit of your hard work with a quick stir of a wooden spoon in a pan or a whirr in the microwave. And the meal even tastes better on the second day. It’s brilliant.  Now

Recipe | Slow Cooker Mexican Chipotle Stew

November. Autumn turning into winter, short days and dark evenings. This can only mean one thing… time for comfort food. And to me this means it’s slow cooker time! So if you are one of those people who put your slow cooker away for the summer it’s time to climb into the loft and retrieve

Three Days Without Chewing. My NOSH Detox Experience.

I was recently contacted by NOSH who had seen my various ramblings about food and bloating and energy levels and other things. They offered me the opportunity to try their three day beginner’s fast. They thought their juice detox would be the ideal way for me to stop, take a break, and give my eating

A Day in the Life… at Center Parcs

For BEDM today we are being encouraged to show you a day in the life. My normal life – get up, go to work, come home, cook and eat dinner, watch some rubbish on the telly and go to bed – is a bit dull really. But this week things are different as I am

Review: Gousto #2

I tried Gousto a while ago when the recipe box delivery service was first introduced, and liked it. Having made some changes to their offering in the last few weeks I was given the opportuity to try the company out again. If you follow me on twitter or facebook then you’ll have already seen some

My 2013 – A Year in a Post

I thought it would be remiss of me to end 2013 without some sort of review post looking back over the year. It’s been a good one, really, with lots of things going on. Here are some of my memories… Travel and Adventure Back in January LincsGeek and I discovered Ruka in Finland as an

#BEDN 4 > Food Glorious Food

I begin this post with a confession. I was doing so well. I mean, the plan was to share with you instagram-like photographs of everything I’ve eaten today. I thought it would be a bit of an ode to insgrammers who’ve given the social photo sharing app the reputation that it’s always about food. I

Lincolnshire Sausage Festival and Food and Farming Festival

The Bailgate area of Lincoln had a really great atmosphere today – the Lincolnshire Sausage Festival and Food and Farming Festival were both taking place in the Castle and Cathedral grounds. The smells were amazing – local farmers and related organisations of all kinds set up stands to sell their wares and promote their businesses.