Cheap and easy meal idea- so tasty and quick you’ll want to eat it all of the time!

We all love cheap and easy meals that are quick to make, don’t break the bank and taste divine! I’m sorry that I don’t have a picture to go with this meal,  I didn’t wait long enough to take one before eating it (oops)! Enjoy! x

What you will need:

Baking potatoes (I love red skinned ones at the mo- it makes all the difference)

Bacon (or leave this out for a vegetarian option)


single cream


garlic granules

olive oil

sea salt

How to make it (to feed 2):

pre-heat the oven to 200c/ Gas Mark 6

Prick holes in the skin of the potatoes and drizzle with olive oil and a sprinkle of sea salt on a baking tray. Bake for one hour.

10 minutes before the potatoes are cooked;

Fry some bacon and chopped mushrooms in a pan

Once browned, add approx. 150ml single cream, black pepper, paprika and garlic granules to taste.

Gently simmer and mix together



Ring the Bells That Can Still Ring. Forget Your Perfect Offering. There Is a Crack in Everything. That’s How the Light Gets in – Leonard Cohen

I read a great blog post on a fellow bloggers page and thought I’d share it so that others can feel inspired by the words. Please click Here for the full story and the Seeds4Life blog page. There’s a lot of inspiring articles on there so do pay a visit! 

I’m in the process of learning that I don’t have to be perfect. I still stress over every grade lower than an A, over every blemish on my skin, over every word I say that could have been misinterpreted. I have to tell myself after the fact to breathe deeply and remember the big picture. […]

Challenges help you to grow

It is our difficulties that teach us the most about ourselves and about life.

Have you ever noticed that after a challenge or a hard time in your life you find yourself coming out of it with more knowledge and more understanding? It may have even changed a part of you- but it’s usually for the better.

When you’re not quite settled and feel as though everything is just a bit too tough to handle, look at how far you’ve come; how much it’s taught you and also realise that you are never alone in those feelings. Everyone has some form of battle at some point in their lives; whether it’s with themselves, something they need to overcome or something that they feel is out of their control. Life has a way of testing you, seeing what you can handle and I like to call these times ‘lessons’.

You cannot grow as a person without lessons, you may fail and need to re-take them or look at what you could do better next time. You’re never a failure; you’re just learning- like the rest of us.

No one was born a genius and even the most accomplished person still feels insecure and like they could do better. This is because we never stop learning, never stop improving and life constantly changes and challenges us.

The thing that you have to remember is that for every challenge you’ve faced so far, you’ve came out a winner; whether or not you achieved your goal because I have no doubt that you learned something about yourself. This is what moulds us into the best person we can be; our difficulties, our triumphs, our mistakes and every moment in life.

Love what you’ve learned so far and know that whatever lies ahead is just another lesson, and you will grow from it.

Never be afraid to learn.x