Because Sometimes It's Good to Chat

Just to let you know, this post was written before I started the paleo diet to help ease my psoriasis. Nowadays I eat a more allergy-friendly diet, but leave these older, non-paleo posts up in case they are useful to readers, as I know not everyone eats the same as I do. Thanks for your understanding. 

Don't you ever read blogs and wish you knew a little bit more about the person that wrote them? I do. And when I noticed a 'chatty' blog post by the brilliant Monique at Ambitious Kitchen I wanted to do one just like it. Want to know more about me? Here ya go.... 

I like food (but you already knew that I guess).

Especially burritos from Mission Burrito... I most often choose carnitas (pork) with rice, pinto beans, lettuce, guacamole, sour cream, cheese, pico de gallo salsa and then a mild salsa verde. I can't eat one without slathering it in Cholula hot sauce though, and I most often skip the wrap and have it as a salad, like this one I made at home... (this one's slow-cooked chicken)...

vegetarian burrito salad

But I love it at Mission Burrito. 

I have two children who, along with my husband, are my taste-testers - they try everything I cook and we all decide how delicious it is and if I could do something else to make it more delicious. Then I make it again with the changes. I think they're doing me a favour but sometimes I reckon it's the other way round. 

Sometimes my five-year old closes her eyes and pretends to faint when she tries something she really loves. My eight-year old is now too cool for that. She just grins at me (usually with chocolate between her teeth) and asks for another one... 

I do yoga. Most often hot yoga, which you do in a big room with mirrors and heated to 42 degrees celsius. The heat is supposed to help you bend and get in all the positions properly. I love it, and go (when I can) 2-3 times a week. The rest of the time I practice at home. Namaste, people.

And I am trying to eat healthily. 

Yeah I know, there was this. 

Snickers style chocolate peanut caramel sundae

And then this: 


But I am. 

wholegrain basmati rice with kale and cashews


You can't go through life just eating processed food, cheese and doughnuts. At some point you've got to think about what you're eating and how it's affecting your body. My aim is to come up with good comforting food that anyone can enjoy on any diet or with any dietary requirements. 

Over to you - tell me about yourself - what do you enjoy? What foods do you love?