Today I just wanted to show you last weekends food haul and how surrounding yourself with supportive people is what is always needed and can give you so much motivation to not allow food allergies to ruin events and experiences you used to enjoy so much. With it being summer too and friends you don't often see, events you don't normally take part in due to weather or them only happening at certain times you don't want to be missing out or worrying - so support and adapting is so important here.
I hope this video shows you how easy it is and how we can still have fun and deserve to enjoy ourselves.
We had a lovely small BBQ where I created BBQ recipes that will be in my new American recipe book out towards the end of summer - eeeeek, so you can check all those beauties out soon. They went down well with my professional tasters Jacob and Matthew and then my brother Alex, his girlfriend Trish and Matthew kindly came with me to a Thai/ Chinese in Lytham St Anne's. ( Thank you for all your support guys.) I want to do more of testing restaurants out - just so I can inform you all more on good places to eat with what kind of dishes you can expect, after my experiences in America and being so ill, and the embarrassment caused by some restaurants I have tried back here going out for dinner is becoming more stressful for me and I LOVE my meals out so I am hoping my family and friends will be up for the challenge of testing restaurants, cafes and eateries with me over the summer.
So here you go- enjoy and look forward to the recipes being released. Don't forget Sophantastic Allergy Free Creations is now available on kindle!! So check that out and get cooking.
If you need any advice on food for events, or food for travel please reach out :)
Love and peace, have a good weekend - love, laughter and fun filled.
Feeling sluggish and rubbish when you have woken up? Get boosting up on bananas the more the better - they will help settle your stomach, boosting digestion, they are a mood enhancer, they will give you the energy you need and keep you full. Buy my book for banana receipe ideas.
Wake up every morning and ATLEAST have one glass of lemon water before doing anything else! Ideally try to drink a litre of water. The lemon wakes up your digestive system ready for the day and has great cleansing properties.
Check your dairy and meat intake - dairy can sit in your system for up to seven days unable to digest properly. Meaning other foods also get neglected and nurtients aren't absorbed properly and you feel extremely bloated. Go and smell your food bin, your stomach will be in that state. Rotting foods in your belly - hmm nice.
DO NOT FEAR CARBS - THEY ARE NOT THE ENEMY! CARB UP!!
Bananas, Rice, Potatoes, Leafy Greens, Corn, Beans, Lentils etc PACK THEM IN GO MAD.
NEVER COUNT CALORIES - NEVER RESTRICT!! These restriction 'starvation' diets who tell you to only eat 500 calories a day then have a treat day - where you binge out and eat WAY too much, is simply messing up your metabolism and on your binge days yours body stores all the fat meaning you gain weight because it knows it is going to go back into starvation mode and needs to hold onto every little thing it can. HELLO WEIGHT GAIN.
Life is too short not to live it to the full, making yourself happy.