My Daily Ritual During Perimenopause

Despite celebrities sharing their own experiences on the menopause, what it means and how to tackle it still remains a bit of a hush-hush. For most women, the onset of changes in their periods begins in their late forties, with the final period usually ending before hitting the mid-50s. However, it’s crucial to note that the journey is an incredibly personal one. Surprisingly, we’re not alone in this experience; the…

Breaking Up With Bread And Saying Goodbye To Grain …

Now, we all know the struggle of trying to shed a few pounds and hit the gym regularly. For me, the hardest part has always been breaking up with bread. Baguettes, ciabatta, croissants, you name it – I’ve had a love affair with them all. The bakery section in Lidl has always been my first stop during our weekly shop. But the time had come to break free from my…

How We’ve Upped Our Workout Game With Wheatgrass

I stumbled upon the wheatgrass phenomenon a number of years ago during its peak as a health fad. Back then, I wasn’t sipping on the green mixture for its fitness-boosting qualities, but rather for its promises to enhance my complexion. Like any trend, the wheatgrass craze eventually fizzled out. Fast forward to today, a time when this health trend seems to have made a comeback. It was during one of…

Get The Scoop On Strength Training With Peanut Butter

Packed with protein, peanut butter stands out as my go-to spread for strength training. So as we gear up for the celebration of National Peanut Butter Day next week (yes, it really does exist), it takes on an extra layer of significance. This creamy spread has provided the fuel my body has needed to repair and build muscles since lockdown, and it’s become a crucial component before my Les Mills’…

Why We Use Ceylon Cinnamon: Are You Using the …

Cinnamon, with its warming flavour, has been a staple in our Persian inspired kitchen for a while now. From comforting macaroni and lubia polo to the aromatic zereshk polo, this spice has a special place in some of our family favourites. Whether infused in rice water or sprinkled on steamed Persian rice (Chelow), its presence elevates our entire dining experience. However, my husband, H, discovered that not all cinnamon is…

Things I Know At 47 That I Wish I Knew …

Yesterday, an old friend of H, a cherished companion from a chapter in our lives we hadn’t revisited in years, walked through our door. Life’s rollercoaster had kept us apart, but the universe decided it was time to reunite us. Nostalgia and emotions overflowed as we discussed experiences that time had attempted to erase. In the quiet hours that stretched into the early morning, the profound realisation struck us that…

How To Winter-Proof Your Health When Temperatures Plummet

When the temperature drops to freezing, the allure of hibernation until spring is as enticing as plate of freshly baked barbari bread for me. This is especially true following today’s events, after I took a tumble on the ice outside and whacked my head off the pavement. Miraculously, my natural padding spared me, ensuring my bones remain unbroken, unlike my pride. However it was served as a gentle prod to…

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