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Holiday Packing Hack

Holiday Packing Hack

With the Summer Holidays looming, our minds have drifted to thoughts of sunny places; gorgeous sunsets, warm azure seas and that chilled out feel of sand between our toes.... But before we get there, we need to pack, right?!? We don't mind admitting, we're already slightly dreading the thought of packing!! So, with that in [...]

Wrap Platter For A Hungry Gathering Of Mini Eaters

Wrap Platter For A Hungry Gathering Of Mini Eaters

This platter of mini wraps is the perfect solution when you have lots of mouths to feed at lunch time, it always receives a cheer of approval from the kids! Based on their favourite sandwich fillings, ingredients included: To feed 5 children: *3 Wholemeal and 5 white Wraps *Tuna & cucumber *Ham *Cheese *Baby Tomatoes [...]

Eight ways to a healthier, happier body

Eight ways to a healthier, happier body

Let me just start this by saying, this isn't me lecturing you. This is me pressing the 'reset' button on my summer eating (and drinking). Sometimes I let a few bad habits creep back in, and before I know it, my shorts are a bit snug. You know the saying "It's all fun and games [...]

Healthy Breakfast Pots – The Grab & Go Way

Healthy Breakfast Pots – The Grab & Go Way

Life gets busy, right? Here at MIRL we love these scrummy yummy breakfast pots. Made up the night before, they are the perfect 'grab & go' in the mornings. Not only are they tasty, this breakfast pot is unbelievably healthy and very filling too. Do you want to know more about the health benefits of [...]

Bring Morocco To Your Kitchen

Bring Morocco To Your Kitchen

Whilst travelling around parts of Morocco, I totally fell in love with the cuisine. It's not hard to do. Vendors, nestled amongst Artisans, sell the most aromatic and visually tantalising displays of herbs and spices, every spirally turn you take through the labyrinths of the Souks. We tasted many a memorable dish, the best of [...]

Sun’s out, Summer Mocktails

Sun’s out, Summer Mocktails

You know that moment when you're the designated driver, or you're trying to 'be good' and you go to a bar and order a tonic water, and get a warm bottle of tonic chucked into a crappy glass (whilst your mate gets a stylishly oversized gin glass, with crushed ice, lime and juniper berries artfully [...]

Top Tips For Sleeping In A Heatwave

Top Tips For Sleeping In A Heatwave

As we brace ourselves here in the UK for the hottest day on record, we are getting the paddling pool prepared, water squirters are at the ready, drinks are in the freezer, sun cream is applied....let the fun commence!! We don’t often experience heatwaves here, but when we do it can really change our sleeping [...]

Pimms O’Clock

Pimms O’Clock

It's the mid-summer, the days are long - perfect weather for sitting outside with a nice refreshing Pimms cocktail enjoying a good book? Yeah, so I've got young kids who go outside, and they always try to kill each other on the trampoline, or accuse each other of various misdemeanours. So it’s usually something to keep [...]

Spiced Zahtar Chicken With Lentils

Spiced Zahtar Chicken With Lentils

Whether you love or loathe Lentils, this dish needs to be tried. They are renowned for being a great source of fibre and they marry perfectly with this Middle Eastern dish of Zahtar spiced Chicken. If you currently loathe lentils, you won't after this recipe. Zahtar is a spice blend of the zingy scent of [...]

Wow! Who Knew About This Egg Hack?

Everyone loves a hack, right? We were super excited to find out about this cool tip for separating eggs. We've tried it ourselves and it really works. Take a look!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1TbRLtuZ1Q Hope it makes your life just that teeny bit easier!