Best Soup Ever…

I am a big fan of soup, especially when it gets cold outside. I love that you create you own flavours, add pretty much whatever you want into it and you know exactly what is going into it. 

I use Pinterest to get a lot of inspiration for recipes, but i don’t tend to follow them very well! 🙂

I was looking for a butternut squash recipe when I came across one which was Peanut Butternut squash!!! I love peanut butter and i love soup, so combining them seems like a no-brainer. 

It was really simple and genuinely the best soup I have ever eaten! Honestly the hardest part was chopping and peeling the butternut squash. 

Amazing Peanut Butternut Squash Soup
Serves 2
Amazing Peanut Butternut Squash Soup
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
  1. 1 Butternut Squash
  2. 1 Onion
  3. Garlic (I used 2tsp of garlic paste)
  4. Ginger (I used 1tsp of ginger paste)
  5. 2 Cups of Vegetable Stock
  6. Chilli Flakes - As many as you want
  7. 2 tbs Peanut Butter
  1. Add all ingredients expect peanut butter to a saucepan and bring to the boil.
  2. Simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the squash is cooked.
  3. Once cooked, add to a blender and blitz until smooth.
  4. Add peanut butter and blitz again.
  5. Simple as that! 🙂
Adapted from Fooduzzi
Adapted from Fooduzzi
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I would like to put a warning out with this post – This soup might ruin all ever future soups! 🙂 

Please let me know if you make it and what you think to it? 

My Yoga Challenge

I love yoga – I may not be very good at it and I may not be very flexible but that doesn’t take away from how much I enjoy and how much I get from it.

I love looking at yogis on Instagram, to see how flexible they are and how strong they are. I enjoy how easy it appears for them to move their bodies and create these wonderful shapes and poses. They all completely inspire me to become a better yogi.

When I was younger are used to be a gymnast and used to be so flexible I could touch my toes forwards backward sideways you name it I could do it. I could even do the splits!

So this year I have challenging myself to take part and complete a yoga session every day if it is not possible then as often as I possibly can. With the main focus of being able to do the splits by the end of the year.

No not this may not sound like a massive challenge to some people, but currently, I actually struggle to touch my toes!!

For Christmas, I got a few yoga props that it will help me achieve my targets of the splits. I got to Yoga blocks, yoga wheel, and strap.

I know I set out last year to have to do the splits by the end of the year but this year I am so determined to do it. I’m going to take progress pictures every month to show my progress and to see whether I’m actually achieving anything or not. I think the photos will really help me to see whether I have improved or not and if I have improved I think it will give me encouragement to continue training and to be able to achieve my goal.

This year is going well so far as I have completed Cat Meffans’ Yoganuary flows every day! 

Have you challenged yourself to achieve something by the end of the year? I would love to hear what it is…


You may or may not have seen a lot of advertising and a lot of campaigns around Veganuary, where it’s asking people to become vegan for the full month of January.

Now as much as I like the idea of this I think I would find it really really difficult to give up eggs. I think in a week I eat between 6-8 eggs!! It is one of my favourite breakfasts and I often have them for a quick lunch – So I think it would be very difficult to give up eggs.

So my compromise this January is to go vegetarian. I have started to reduce my meat intake anyway so I don’t think it’s going to be the worst month in the world. I love my veggies so I don’t think I’m gonna miss meat all that much.

To make sure I don’t get bored and have the same meal over and over again I’ve created a Pinterest board which is full of delicious and really appealing dishes that are meat free! Head over to my Pinterest page here, and check out some of the recipes.

I’d love to hear what your favourite vegetarian recipe is, comment below with your favourite meal..

Film Feasting

I love Christmas – literally, I love everything about Christmas!!

I love that you get to spend time with people you love, I love the people tend to be happier around Christmas, I love that you get time off work most of all I love that it’s fine for you to sit and watch telly.

I’m not really one likes to sit around and watch telly for hours on end, but I feel it becomes acceptable over Christmas. After coming back from New York and not getting over the jetlag for a while I really could not get enough of just sitting on the sofa getting comfy and watching a good film!! 

This year was actually the first year that I watched it’s a wonderful life and actually was wonderful!

But I’m sure you’ll all admit that sitting on the sofa watching a film is not complete without a few snacks. Christmas seems to be a time where people got a bit snack mad at overindulge, but I don’t think that has to be the case. Healthy snacks are great because they fill you up, they satisfy your snack craving and it doesn’t make you feel really guilty after you’ve eaten it!

One of my favourite go-to healthy snacks is simply an apple cored and cut up into segments with a little bit of peanut butter spread on top!! It is such an easy snack, it doesn’t cost a lot and it is soooo good! 

Another favourite is popcorn. I have a popcorn maker so you don’t need to have any added oils or butter, it is simply just popcorn. I’m a fan of it just plain, but if you want to be a little bit naughtier you can add a drizzle of butter,  sugar, or some cinnamon sugar.

I have stolen this idea from the cinema – Once your popcorn is all popped and in the bowl, sprinkle your favourite naughty snack over the popcorn! For me, that would be a bag of peanut M&Ms. If you are sharing this popcorn is reduces the amount of naughtiness you are eating! 

Although I don’t want to spend too much of my free time sitting on the sofa watching telly, I am going to make an effort to have a movie night more. I think it is really important to sit down and relax regularly. 

What is your favourite snack to eat whilst watching a film?

NYC to New Year

I found that I really dipped in my motivation in the run up to New York and that was both food and fitness related! 

And I am happy to say that I hated it! Having said that though it didn’t make me get up and do things differently! 

I try to eat fresh unprocessed foods and exercise everyday but for some reason I really couldn’t be bothered!! 

The plan was never to be good in New York or limit ourselves – we just wanted to go and enjoy ourselves!! We did over indulge in the food however we did work out we walked over 206,000 steps during our stay!! Which completely explains the really sore feed and the very tired legs!! It is safe to say, event with all the walking we have put on a few pounds and lost quite a lot of fitness and strength! 

I still have a week off work and I plan on using it wisely. I am going to spend the time planning my food, my fitness goals and actually start practicing yoga every day! I know for the past few years I have set myself a lot of goals for the year and have never really stuck to them – I always try to live well but I do tent to try to achieve too much and always miss the final goal. So this year I am going to do things different! I am going to change on thing a week until I have met the goal and once I have I will start to change a new thing each week for the next goal! 

Have you already set your goals for 2018?