Supporting Someone With Depression and Anxiety

Depression and anxiety are mental health conditions. They can rear their ugly heads together or alone.  At some point in our lives we will all be aware of the effects of suffering from anxiety and depression. Be it personally or from the side lines, we will need support or will need to know how to... Continue Reading →

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Egg Free Oat Cookies

I was sitting at home the other day and fancied something yummy to eat. After raiding the cupboards and finding them empty, I decided to try out a new recipe with some of the ingredients I had lying about. We always have porridge oats in the cupboard, so oat cookies seemed to fit the bill.... Continue Reading →

Becoming a Mum

Sixteen years ago today I became a mum for the first time. From a young age I had known that the only thing I really wanted to be was a mum. It was all I had ever dreamed of. At 3.02am you appeared in the world. All wrinkly and scrunched up. You blinked your eyes open... Continue Reading →

Breakfast Pancakes

The Spotty Teapot household all love pancakes! We don't just wait for Pancake Day either. They often feature at the weekends as either breakfast or brunch, depending how much of a lie in we have! Serves 4 (3 pancakes each) Prep time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes Ingredients 200g plain flour 4 medium eggs... Continue Reading →

How To Make Beeswax Wraps

On my mission to be more eco-friendly, and in a bid to help do our wee bit to reduce plastics, I came across the idea for beeswax wraps. I was initially just going to buy some as there are loads of online stores selling these at the moment. But then I thought, hang on a... Continue Reading →

Goats Cheese, Red Onion and Pitta Pizzas

I stumbled across this idea of using pitta breads for pizza bases not so long ago. Previously I have used muffins or crumpets to make mini individual pizzas, but this works even better. Serves 3 Prep time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 15 minutes Ingredients 6 wholewheat pitta breads 2 tablespoons tomato puree 1 clove garlic,... Continue Reading →

I Weigh

Over the last week or so there has been much debate regarding the sharing of images about our weight and the way the media portrays weight. There was a post on Instagram showing the weight of the women photographed that has sparked a lot of discussion. As well as this there was an Instagram post... Continue Reading →

Roasted Vegetable Pastry Swirls

Serves 4 Prep time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 1 hour Ingredients   1 courgette 2 peppers 4 closed cup mushrooms 1 red onion 1 teaspoon paprika Salt and pepper to taste 1 tablespoon oil 1 block ready roll puff pastry 3 tablespoons tomato puree 1 heaped teaspoon oregano 1 clove garlic, crushed 3 tablespoons cold... Continue Reading →

Writing Lists

As you may have noticed from reading some of my other blog posts, I love lists! My relationship with lists has been there for as long as I can remember. Even as a little girl I used to play schools and write lists of all the children in my imaginary class, as well as the... Continue Reading →

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