Finally a meal I don't have to cook.... I was kindly invited by the Hard Rock Cafe in The Printworks, Manchester. Along with my foodie travel companion Bermused Backpacker, I was invited to sample their GF menu under the new safe + sound program implemented for their re-opening. I've never eaten at the Hard Rock … Continue reading Between a Hard Rock and a burger
I don't know how many people say to me "oh when I eat bread it kills me off the next day you know" but never consider they might have a gluten allergies or intolerance they just keep plodding on pooping their life away thinking nothing else of it. Well stop guys you don't need to … Continue reading So you think bread hates you…..
Sadness = empty ice cream tub.... To me nothing says happiness like ice cream! The cream cold slurpy mixture makes me smile even on my darkest days, and apparently i'm not the only one who feels like this. Every chick flix has a scene where the sad lady sits in her jammies eating ice cream … Continue reading I scream, you scream, we all scream for gluten free vegan ice cream!
A question I've been asking myself for a while now after seeing multiple TV adverts stating their products are now free from gluten. But does this really affect those of us with allergies or intolerance to gluten or is it just a marketing thing. I have been nursing for many years and I know your … Continue reading Will my shampoo make me poo?….
Why?.... When I tell folks what I do for a living they seem to always ask why mental health? Why not "regular" nursing? Like mental health nursing is a bad thing to have studied. My answer is always, I like to help those with less obvious issues. I can see a broken leg and fix … Continue reading Anxiety, food and the fight….
Hope.... As a mental health nurse I find myself supporting people at their lowest point; people who are so unwell the simplest of tasks are so great they almost seem unachievable, people who can be so depressed that they feel there is no hope that there is no happiness. People who the smallest of interactions … Continue reading Happiness = cake
The question.... As a psychiatric nurse I don’t just look after the mind; I treat and care for the whole body. And a big part of that care is educating and supporting people to understand what we put into our bodies, food wise, to keep us healthy and in good working order is extremely important. … Continue reading To eat or not to eat, that is the question….
Like most nurses I work many long shifts a week and there is nothing more time consuming than making meals at the end of a shift or at dinner; especially good healthy well balanced meals. Getting a takeout or ready meal seems an easy choice when you are short of time, but filling your body … Continue reading Fancy a quickie? My top 5 quick meals
A tale of two sides.... When people say that they have an allergy or intolerant to a certain food what’s your first thoughts? Swollen, rashy and itchy skin? Breathing issues? Being attached to a toilet for the foreseeable future? Well you’re not wrong, these are some physical symptoms of allergies and intolerances which need to … Continue reading Allergies and intolerances, it not all just physical you know
When a girl needs pancakes, a girl needs pancakes! As a clinical professional I understand the importance and balance of a healthy diet and exercise routine, however, I also understand that for a healthy mind and body treats aren't always a bad thing sometimes there made out to be. I currently work 2 jobs doing … Continue reading Pancakes! Pancakes! Pancakes!