Creamy mustard chicken- Pinterest recipe by Seasons and suppers blog

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(Image taken from Season and suppers, found on Pinterest)

I just had to share this gorgeous Pinterest recipe that I found (and tried) last night. It was absolutely divine and I will be having it again this week- it was that good!

It’s from blog Season and suppers, I don’t own the recipe or image- just couldn’t resist sharing this recipe as it tastes so fab.

Ingredients
4 chicken thighs and 4 legs (bone in/skin on)
Chicken Marinade:
1/3 cup Dijon mustard
1/4 tsp. sweet or smoked paprika
1/4 tsp. sea salt
Freshly ground pepper
1/2 cup diced pancetta or bacon
1/2 cup diced onion
1 tsp. fresh thyme leaves or 1/2 tsp. dried
3/4 cup white wine
2 Tbsp. grainy mustard
2-3 Tbsp. creme fraiche or heavy cream
Fresh thyme, for garnish

For instructions on how to make this recipe please click here to visit the original post.

You won’t regret trying it!

 

 

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Passion is Our Purpose

Reblogged from Vehicle of Wisdom

“I am not sure exactly what heaven will be like, but I know that when we die and it comes time for God to judge us, He will not ask, ‘How many good things have you done in your life?’ rather He will ask, ‘How much love did you put into what you did?” ― […]

http://vehicleofwisdom.com/2016/01/25/passion-is-our-purpose/

Life is a journey

Don’t look at the length of the road before you, nor at the twists and turns. Look down at your feet, and up to the sky. You are in this moment. 

The next step is yet to be taken, your last step is left behind.

Breathe in the moment, open your eyes to what surrounds you at this point in your journey. 

Live now.

Freedom to create

Do something that you love, not for approval, but just because it makes your heart sing. 
When you love what you do, simply for your own enjoyment, then it comes from a deeper rooted place and is more authentic. 
This kind of passion is what makes you connect wholly to the task in hand and also allows others to connect with you. 

Too often, we stop ourselves from being who we are because of situations and thoughts that will probably never even manifest. We think of a million reasons why something isn’t a good idea, instead of enjoying what we want to do and immersing ourselves in that freedom to create and explore who we are.

If you create something, or do something, and it makes you happy- do you need anyone to tell you that it’s worth something? Or is it worth something because it made you happy to do it?

Set yourself free from judgement, because most of the time it’s only us judging ourselves. Allow yourself to push past your barriers and connect with your inner self. 

A few quotes to think about today

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A little bit of inspiration goes a long way. What could you achieve if you opened up your mind to the possibilities that the world has to offer? Small things, big things; it doesn’t matter what it is. Set your mind free from the weight of what ifs and buts and do something today.

Be kind to someone, you never know what a smile or a chat could do for someone’s day. Give the ones you love an extra cuddle or a thank you just for being them.

If fear is holding you back in life, then think of a reason why you need to feel afraid and what you could change about it.

If you feel like you’ve climbed a mountain or that you’re half way there and you’re struggling, take a moment and enjoy the view. Think of how far you’ve come, how great you’ll feel once you get there and how, right at this moment, you’ve achieved so much. Give yourself a pat on the back for being strong and rest in the knowledge that once you get back up again you’ll feel ready to go all the way.

Have a lovely day. x

 

Clear your mind

Take time out of your day to do something that makes you happy and calm, whether it’s listening to some music, meditating, reading a book or just switching off from everything. Sometimes just unplugging the phone, turning off your computer and being technology free, even for a short while- gives you the space to really be in the moment. You’ll find that taking away distractions will not only improve your mood, your relationships but also your mind set.

I think that it’s easy to get wrapped up in worries, stresses and everything around us that we forget to enjoy what’s happening right now. This is the life that we’re creating; memories that we’ll look back on and moments that we won’t ever get back.

Allow yourself to just be, with a clear mind- no guilt, no stress, no worries. See what a positive effect it has on your day. x

 

 

Small steps, every day

  
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If you feel like you’re struggling with anything at the moment, try to remember that even the smallest step is a step in the right direction and be proud of every thing that you achieve. 

I’m working on focusing on positive things and trying to wake up each day starting with a good mindset. Some days are easier than others, and I find lots of things around me to inspire and motivate my day. At other times I struggle to find anything to feel positive about when I’m feeling tired and run down from health problems and trying to stay upbeat.

 I’ve learned though that even on your worst days, there is always something you can find to smile about. Everyone is going through something, and all in very different ways but as long as you keep going and find some joy in any part of your day then you’re winning.

Have a lovely day and keep smiling x

Lots of great offers UK

I found some amazing deals this morning, including ideas for half term so thought I’d share them with you! 

If you’re looking for something special and different for Mother’s Day or maybe just a nice little short break for yourself- wowcher are offering 2 nights glamping in the Lake District near Ullswater for 2 people. At £39, this deal is valid until August and is set in one of the most beautiful places in the UK, with lots to see and do! Click here for more info. 

Harvester have an offer on for half term where kids eat for £1. It might be worth checking out where your local harvester is, they have good value meals and are all over the UK Click here to go to their website.

Boots have a lot of great offers on at the moment. I just bought loreal foundation and mascara which retails at around £22, but they have an offer on at 2 for £12 on loreal. There are lots of other beauty offers, offers on baby items and many more!

 
River Island have an up to 50% off sale on at the moment, and many of the other high street shops all have sales so it may be worth a look for gifts, or for yourself.

Living social are offering six tapas to share between two people at La Tasca for £19.95. Click here for this offer at locations across the UK.

Families could enjoy a short break and trip to Cadbury World with Living social. For two adults and two children, living social are offering an overnight stay, family ticket to Cadbury world plus 20% off food and late check out for £109. Click here for more info.

If you’re looking for something cheap to do with the kids for half term check out your local cinema. Cineworld, vue cinemas and odeon all offer cheaper prices for kids movies at certain times of the day. 

The National Trust have a lot of half term events on at the moment. Click here to find an event near you! You can also get membership for year round fun at different venues.

If you love coffee and have a Tassimo machine then you’ll be happy to know that Asda have an offer on for 2 for £7. John Lewis also have a Tassimo coffee machine for £49.95, Click here to view. 

Knowsley safari park are offering reduced price entry until 21st February. At £8.25 for adults, £6.25 for kids and under 3s free, you’re saving 50% on a great day out! Click here for the website.