paleo vegan bbq sauce

Paleo Vegan BBQ Sauce (Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free)

My paleo vegan BBQ sauce has just five ingredients, and as with all my recipes, is ridiculously easy to make. Most bbq sauces have ketchup as the first ingredient, which instantly means lots of sugar. You should know by now how much I dislike the s word. I’m using blackstrap molasses as the (natural) sweetener here, which gives the sauce a lovely liquorice taste. Molasses is loaded with iron, B vitamins and a whole host of other vitamins and minerals. It is said to help with the symptoms of PMS, stabilise blood sugars, improve bone health and give the skin …

being judged

Am I Being Judged or Am I Judging Myself?

All too often people (mainly mums) tell me they are being judged, mostly by other mums. No less than five times in the last week, different people have said: “don’t judge me” usually followed up with “I know you wouldn’t”. Two things here: firstly, why say something you don’t mean? Secondly, anyone who properly knows me, knows that I am the LEAST judgemental person you are likely to meet. Yes, I speak my mind, often without a filter, but that is not the same as being judgemental. Plus, with my background, I have no right to judge anyone. There is …

what class am i

What Class Am I? On Class and Bridging the Gaps in Society

There are fewer topics capable of dividing a room as quickly as class. I’ve been pondering the question “what class am I?” for years and still have trouble answering. According to this article, which was posted in the wake of the Brexit referendum, most Brits consider themselves to be working class. I myself grew up in a working class household, but it would be more apt to describe many members of my family, during those years, as the didn’t work class. Probably goes a long way to understanding why I don’t have strong ties to the working class. A brief …

Playbrush smart sonic

Review: Playbrush Smart Sonic aka How I Got My 5yo to Willingly Brush His Teeth #ad

**Disclaimer: this is a sponsored post. We were sent a Playbrush Smart Sonic for the purposes of this review, and I have been compensated for my time. Words and photos are my own. Click here for my full disclosure policy.** Freddy (5) has been an avid teeth brushing avoider, pretty much from the get go. We’ve had a few short lived successes, but largely it’s been a struggle getting him to cooperate. Especially since our recent holiday, which has sent his sensory sensitivities into overdrive. He doesn’t like toothpaste, because it smells and tastes too strong. Regular toothbrushes are too …

share printed photos

Share Printed Photos with Your Loved Ones with Neveo #ad

Disclaimer: “Share printed photos with your loved ones” is a collaborative article written in paid partnership with Neveo. For my full disclosure policy, please click here.  Do you share printed photos with the older members of your family? If the answer is no, but you would like to start doing so, then I can highly recommend checking out Neveo. This unique site allows you to upload photos from your devices, add comments if you wish, and create a monthly newspaper which is then posted to your nominated family member(s). Digital photos are great, but printed ones are so much better …