Super Cookies & The ‘Shame Game’

In this post I want to share two things with you; some thoughts on mental health and these super cookies that have been saving me a lot recently. This site is a place for ‘thoughtful living’ and I truly feel that discussing mental health is something that can aid in living consciously and bring about a better experience for anyone affected.

In the UK the statistic is that 1 in 4 people will experience mental health problems. I don’t like talking in statistics but looking

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Golden Granola with Rhubarb & Raspberry Compote

And so my love for granola continues to grow. This might be the second granola recipe on my site but I can see many, many more happening in the future.

I am so happy to have cooked my first batch of rhubarb this year! It felt pretty special; all that gorgeous colour, the smell of ginger all over my hands and some Fleetwood Mac playing very loudly in the background (obviously I was simultaneously cooking and doing my best Stevie Nicks impersonation). The sun was shining in through the open

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Date & Pecan Scones

Guys, I have your lazy weekend breakfast/afternoon tea situation sorted – because the weekend is almost here and I like to be prepared! Get into the kitchen, preferably still in your pjs, pop on some good music (I would suggest some Bowie, as I always do) and get baking. I promise you it is a lovely way to wake up to your weekend. Sipping on your mug of tea and busying away making yourself something to indulge in (which is also pretty wholesome, even better).

Waking up with the morning

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Brazil Nut & Espresso Loaf

I’m not a coffee drinker, at all. Ever. But I do really love cake or chocolate that’s infused with coffee for some reason. So, when Steven requested some sort of coffee cake/loaf this week, I was likeĀ sure! The classic combination of coffee and walnut is always a good idea but I decided to mix it up a little and sub in some brazil nuts in place of the walnuts. It was a good idea.

Even my mum who is a very well-known coffee-cake-hater said that is was GOOD. So, I’ll take

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Apple, Almond & Chocolate Scones

So, these aren’t really like the kind of scones you’d get if you went out for an afternoon tea but I wasn’t completely sure what to call them and they definitely landed closest to a scone. They’re more oaty, wholesome and definitely not as bad for you as a regular scone. Perfect for a weekend or day-off breakfast paired with a hot mug of coffee (or tea) on a slow morning.

These were exactly what I needed this morning after a fun but stressful weekend. My auntie was

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