Weekly Blog No 60 – Food Discovery 

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Earlier this year, I did mention in Challenge No 27 that I was going to try to extend my skills in cooking etc. I wanted to eat less processed food, which I believe I’ve achieved. However there is always room for improvement.

My GI symptoms have not improved but I do think there is an element of underlying food allergies. I have previously been tested for coeliac in the UK & Canada and it has always came back negative.  Yet other tests have shown that I am gluten intolerant. I do have an allergy to the protein in cow’s milk, I’m not lactose intolerant, therefore I have refrained from cows milk in over 10 years especially in tea & coffee.  I’m a big fan of almond milk and I will use the product in cereal, puddings or sauces etc.

I will be the first to say I’m no saint, I don’t have the complete discipline in avoiding bad food for me.  When I say that, I don’t mean eating loads of cakes or chocolate. What maybe is considered as healthy to you its not good for me. For instance a nice chicken salad sandwich is a sensible option for most people but bread for me is not a good option, bang goes my discipline.

I have read & learned from other people’s blogs and gained  some fantastic ideas, which I’m working through. At present I’m making soups, this is my version of a root vegetable soup. Carrot, parsnip, turnip, onion, garlic and vegetable stock.

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I’ve recently discovered spiral carrots and cauliflower couscous, I have the carrots instead of pasta and cauliflower for rice.  Yum yum

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I shall continue to work on clean living & healthy choices, nevertheless Rome wasn’t built overnight. If anyone has information or recipes to share please do

Written in UK English.

Weekly Blog No 58 – Life

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It’s been a while, so here’s what has been going on.

You can never predict life and sometimes you’re faced with situations that you don’t expect. I think we are never ready for the unexpected in life, however we always manage to jump into adrenaline mode and get on with it.

Family Emergency Update 

My family member was in hospital for a month, I’m glad to report she’s doing ok now. She has a little journey of her own to travel but she will get through it.  Thank you so much to all our family and friends for your continuous support. 💚

My Update 

I’ve struggled for sometime with one thing or another and my issue is I never seem to get conclusive answers. I feel like I’m in constant
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Weekly Blog No 54 – Liebster Award

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Thank you so much for nominating me for the Liebster award. Hungry Hungry Hipos I do appreciate the nomination and the kind words. It’s a good way of devising the subjects you read

These awards only have a few rules:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you with a link back to his/her blog.
  2. Answer the questions asked by the nominator.
  3. Nominate bloggers with under 500 followers.
  4. Create 10 questions for the nominees to answer.

Simple as that!

Here are the questions given to me:

  1. What made you start blogging? I always wanted to write a book, industry based but never got around to the task. Therefore the best thing is to write a blog and it has been very therapeutic.
  2. Do you have any phobias? Yes funfair rides, thanks to the pirate ship at Gt Yarmouth. My brother M had me sitting at the back intensifying my fear of falling out. This fear has stuck with me, yet I am happy to climb high scaffolding.
  3. What is your favourite song ever, and why? This question I found very hard as I love music, however I’m going to sound about 90 when I’m clearly only half that age. Dean Martin – That’s Amore. It’s such a romantic classic and everyone always sings along to the song when its played. Its a happy tune. Dance music is my all time favourite.
  4. If you had to eat only one food for the rest of your life what would it be? Potatoes, I guess that’s the Irish in me.
  5. What is your favourite book? Sold: by Zana Muhsen. One woman’s true account of modern slavery.
  6. What would win in a fight between a hippo and a rhino and why? It would be a draw because they would become bathing buddies. 
  7. If you could go back in history and give someone a slap who would it be and why? Amy Winehouse, to make her see sense. She was such a talented musician yet alcohol abuse caused her young death. 
  8. If you could cancel one TV show forever which would it be? Jeremy Kyle, do I need to say more. 
  9. What inspires you? People inspire me, kindness especially. 
  10. What is your pet hate? Peoples table manners, I can’t stand noisy eaters, people that lick their cutlery and people chasing food around a plate with a fork.

My Questions:

  1. If you could change career, what would it be?
  2. If the world was going to end in a month, where would you go?
  3. If you were an animal, what would you be?
  4. If you could have dinner with a celebrity, who would it be and why?
  5. If you were given a free flight ticket to any destination, were would you go?
  6. If your house was on fire and you could save one item, what would it be?
  7. What one appliance or piece of technology could you not live without?
  8. Are you a beer, wine or spirit drink person?
  9. Name your favourite sweet/candy and why?
  10. Which one would you be a candle or a light bulb and why?

My Nominees

Hungry Hungry Hipos – I’m enjoying their SW journey and learning new recipes.

DancingBhoy – A blog that always makes me smile or giggle out loud. Love his sense of humour.

The Journey – A very close friend, who shows you beauty from behind a lens.

Lets face the music – A blog fulfilling my passion of construction, which I can no longer do.

carcinoid-cancer.com – A very informative blog from a fellow patient