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Pregnancy after Loss: Third Time Lucky?

Finally an explanation as to why I’ve sporadically dropped off the planet during the past couple of years: I’ve been through two miscarriages and am now pregnant for the third time. Buckle up, it’s a long one.

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Blackened Halloumi Tacos with Mango Salsa

Full of fresh ingredients and pretty easy to make, these Blackened Halloumi Tacos are perfect eaten cold or hot – and are even better with a side of crispy Tequila Fries.

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Creamy Mexican Red Pepper and Bean Stew

Roasted tomatoes and peppers, chipotle chilli paste and coconut milk make up the creamy stew to this ultimate winter warmer, while the added onions, borlotti beans and butter beans bring in a little texture. It doesn’t look like much, but it’s absolutely delicious (and, it’s vegan friendly) – definitely one to whip up on the weekend and enjoy all week…

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Cardiff Christmas Shopping Guide 2019

I absolutely adore Cardiff at Christmas time.  I love trotting up and down the high street to the tune of the Salvation Army and I love pottering around in the Arcades for those quirky, one off gifts that I simply can’t find online or elsewhere.  So, once a year I put up a Cardiff Christmas Shopping Guide to shine a light on the amazing shopping Cardiff has to offer, but also the best pit-stops for a coffee (or a gin, let’s be honest) along the way…

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Parisian Hot Chocolate – “Chocolat Chaud”

Let’s be clear, we’re not talking about the powdered stuff you reach for in the middle of the night when you can’t sleep – the stuff we’re talking about is made with real chocolate and is basically the great granddaughter of the so-called “Drink of the Gods” that all the nobility were obsessed with in the 18th century that was brought over to Europe by the Spanish Conquistador Cortés. It became so popular that it was served up during the auto-da-fé of the Spanish Inquisition, and women became so obsessed with it that they insisted on swigging it during church and got into trouble for it. Lots of those Spanish noblewomen ended up marrying French noblemen and so the obsession spread. Parisian Hot Chocolate (“Chocolat Chaud”) is much thicker, and much richer than your regular cup of cocoa (yo yo), and pours into the cup like lava.