Spring Health & Beauty Tip 20 – Savoury Biscuits

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Little bite size of yummy

Spring Health & Beauty Tip 20 – Savoury Biscuits

This is a slight variation on some savoury biscuits that I found on the internet.  I basically have added ground oats and Linwoods amazing Super Foods mix of Milled Flax, Sunflower, Pumpkin, Sesame Seeds & Goji Berry mix and reduced the sugar to make them a little healthier.  My kids love them so they make a really good alternative to sugar additives loaded packets of biscuits.

  • 1 and a half cups of flour – whole wheat flour if you are being really good.
  • 1 tablespoon of Sugar
  • Half teaspoon of Salt
  • Quarter cup of Water
  • 1 teaspoon of Vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons of Ground Oats
  • 1 tablespoon of Linwoods Mix
  • 4 tablespoons of Butter

Basically pre-heat the over to 250 and grease a large baking tray

Mix everything together in a large bowl.

Roll the pastry mix.  I always find it super sticky at this stage so you will need lots of flour to stop it sticking.

Cut shapes with a cookie cutter & put on a well-greased tray

Pop in the over for 5-10 minutes or until nicely golden brown

And enjoy!

Spring Health & Beauty Tip 11 – Sugar Scrub

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Exfoliate your skin in the sweetest way

Spring health & Beauty Tip 12 – Make Your Own Sugar Scrub

Exfoliating is great for your body as well as your face.  The fantastic news is that you don’t have to spend a fortune on fancy products, you can make delicious products at home.  I personally LOVE this recipe.

Mix some Sugar with a little Olive Oil into a stiffish paste.  Add a drop of Geranium essential oil (Lavender will work well too if that’s what you have).  And that’s it, a delicious Sugar Scrub.


In the shower, scrub, rinse, done!  You are all exfoliated and soft, no trouble!

If you prefer a Salt scrub, swap the sugar for Salt.  I personally find that Himalayan Salt has the best result and makes the skin feel best.  But I am assuming that you already have Sugar in the cupboard so may be best?!

Happy Scrubbing x

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But I Deserve Chocolate…. Don’t I?

Cancer & Me, Journey Back to Health, Uncategorized

I have always been addicted so sweet things.  I love pretty much anything covered in sugar, I add one & a half sugars to my coffee (that’s if I’m not drinking a massive vanilla late from Costa) and I always drink coca-cola… daily, like ALL the time.  Love it.

But when thinking about the relationship between my thought pattern & my sweet-tooth yesterday something did occur to me.  I think I deserve it.  Literally.  I think that I have been through so much crap with the cancer & everything that I deserve these little treats.  I can actually identify now that it became really bad, bordering on obsessive behaviour that I had to eat a bar of chocolate or tub of sorbet every evening towards the end of my cancer treatment & it is a ritual that has become habitual so now I can’t imagine giving it up.

Whilst thinking about it I realised how much I need to change my point of view.  Actually filling my body with horrible toxins isn’t something I deserve (no matter how good they taste), no one deserves that.  What I do deserve is to have the healthiest body known to man.

This is something I discussed with the fabulous cropped-long-logo-small-jpegwhen I met with her.  She said that it is to be expected & I shouldn’t be hard on myself but I was making the right steps & as long as I continued to make good choices, things would only get better.

One of the best things she said was that she’s not going to tell me to give up anything (YEAH).  Lauren said that she didn’t want to tell me not to eat something, then all I am going to do is want to eat it, feel like I’m on a diet & think I can’t do it & give up.  Instead Lauren wants me to focus on all the things that  I should be including in my diet & believes that the more good I start eating, the more the bad stuff will start to fall away.


So what’s the good stuff?  Come on, you know the answer to this, we all do… more fresh fruit & vegetables.  Well an Alkaline diet is ideal (more about an Alkaline diet in a future post), as it gets your body’s system back in balance.  Particularly good as a cancer preventative diet.

How am I doing?  Pretty well.  I’m not going to lie, I have still have some Coca Cola & Costa coffees but less than normal & I have all kinds of fab things going in my diet now…. Salmon Salads instead of Spag Bol, Flax Seeds & Goji Berries sprinkled on my organic porridge oats for breakfast instead of.. well nothing, I only used to have coffee for breakfast.  My blender & Juicer have never been used so much.  I have even been making Smoothies & Juices that I can even get my son to drink so that’s a double fantastic (I will post some recipes on her shortly as well).

Incidentally, if you have any good smoothie or juice recipes, please leave a comment & let me  know them, the more super food ideas, the better!

Wishing you love & health

Nicola xx