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Christmas Preparations – Bread Sauce

Christmas Preparations – Bread Sauce

Bread sauce really seems to divide opinion so love it or loathe it, here is a tasty recipe which can be made well ahead of Christmas Day and frozen until needed. As youngsters, my Mum always made Bread sauce from a packet mix, just adding milk. It became my little job to make on Christmas [...]

Could you buy your next item of clothing second hand?

Could you buy your next item of clothing second hand?

Not only could it save you money, but it could also help to save the environment. A letter popped through our front door last week. It was from our lovely next door neighbour, asking my children to help save the environment and to help her join in and spread the message to her friends, and [...]

Lower Back Pain? Go Back to Basics

Lower Back Pain? Go Back to Basics

So I'm sure you know I hurt my back in July, I've been bleating about it the whole summer. Instead of feeling sorry for myself (ok, as well as) I've been seeing the wonderful Anna the Osteopath, and she's taught me a few important things about exercise. Think about these next time you're working out [...]

Something For The Weekend – Banging Burgers

Something For The Weekend – Banging Burgers

Looking for something quick and easy to knock up this evening? Look no further than these Pork & Egg burgers. It’s been a busy week here at Mums In Real and as a result, I resorted to trying a food delivery company called Gousto. I wasn’t convinced as I like to make everything from scratch [...]

Throw Back Thursday – Breakfast Bircher Pots – Morning Hack

Throw Back Thursday –  Breakfast Bircher Pots – Morning Hack

For those of you who need to grab and go with your breakfast (snap!) I've been trying out breakfast pots, which you can make up the night before and grab from the fridge to eat whenever you get a sec on the train/bus/school run/at work. It's really healthy and simple, and will help stop you [...]

Parma Ham Chicken stuffed with Mozzarella & Pesto

Parma Ham Chicken stuffed with Mozzarella & Pesto

Whilst at the supermarket, my trolley of food was complimented by the friendly cashier. We got chatting and she told me of her quick go to recipe. This is it. I've had this loads of times, minus the mozzarella. This is for you lovely lady - love the fact that anywhere around the world people [...]

Christmas Preparations – Week 2 – Sloe Gin

Christmas Preparations – Week 2 – Sloe Gin

Our Christmas preparations are in full swing and we are loving it. Next up is Sloe Gin - we’re a few weeks behind in the Gin department but it should just be ready in time for Christmas Day, if not then definitely for the New Year. Fingers crossed. Ingredients; 100ml Caster Sugar 700ml Gin 450g [...]

My truth about Yoga

My truth about Yoga

Here's the thing. I first did yoga back in 2001. I was 22, overweight and totally inflexible ( I still struggle to touch my toes now). I spent the whole class berating myself for not being able to hold the poses, for not being flexible enough, for what I'd not done at work that day. [...]

Christmas Preparations – Week 1 – Yorkshire Puddings

Christmas Preparations – Week 1 – Yorkshire Puddings

With Christmas just around the corner, it’s never too early to start preparing for feasts that are coming our way. This week we’ve started with Yorkshire Puddings - my family go crazy over these - I’ve made a few batches and they are now in the freezer. On Christmas Day, I’ll pop them onto a [...]

Easy, hearty and delish leftover Chicken Stew

Easy, hearty and delish leftover Chicken Stew

Happy Autumnal Thursday lovely people. After sharing the snap of my a scrummy chicken stew dinner on Monday night a few of you have asked for the recipe, so here it is. (Those of you who know me well will know I'm a chuck-it in kind of girl, so the measurements are down to your [...]