• Slow Cooker Chocolate Cake

    Have you ever thought about making a slow cooker chocolate cake? I really wish that I was with the 3% of the human population that really disliked chocolate, but unfortunately, I can hold my hand up and say that I am a fully-fledged chocaholic. Cadburys, Galaxy, and Nestle are top of my list, but when it comes to posh choccy you can keep it! Slow cookers are a dream for making cooking easy but many only use them for meals.

    In this recipe, I am letting you all in on the secret that you can make chocolate cake in a slow cooker too! This slow cooker chocolate cake is a game changer!

    First though a money-saving tip:

    The first couple of days in December are the best for buying chocolate, you can pick up unsold advent calendars for pennies, and spend an evening going through 24 little scrummy chocolates and even store them, ready to pop into brownies or meltdown into dipping sauces. Genius right! The same can be done with Easter Eggs or Valentine’s chocolates.

    Now this super simple slow cooker chocolate cake is magic, it has three advantages! Firstly, its ruddy lush, secondly it is something that you can prepare and leave, and thirdly your house will smell like a chocolate melting pot.

    Slow Cooker Chocolate Cake

    All you need to prepare this dish is a Slow Cooker, your favourite chocolate and a basic chocolate cake mix, which you can pick up in Lidl or Aldi really cheaply. You can of course choose to make a cake mixture from scratch, but save yourself the time and effort by just using a cake mix you have picked up.

    I fancied being a tad healthy and used mint aero and matchmakers (mint is a leaf, so in my books that means a tad healthy !) but I have previously used Chocolate orange (OMG !!!) Galaxy, you name it. A fab previous cake I made was with Maltesers, and I added 2 tbsp of Horlicks in the cake mix, which gave it a really fab taste, but have a play around and please comment with any fab discoveries.

    Slow Cooker Chocolate Cake

    So start off with your cake mix, and separate it into two portions. Grease the slow cooker bowl with some butter and pour half of the cake mix in the bowl. Then add a layer of your chosen chocolate.

    Slow Cooker Chocolate Cake

    Then pour the remaining cake mix on top and add another layer of chocolate. Cover with the lid, turn the slow cooker on high and just leave it for around two hours. It should be really moist and gooey. A lovely slow cooker chocolate cake.

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    I saved a piece of aero to crumble over the top and served it with Ice cream, but it goes well with cream or on its own. I hope your all grabbing your coats and are off to buy a shed load of chocolate and if you’re as weird as me, you would be licking the computer screen as the pics are so ruddy lush. Anyway gang, here are some pics of a chocolate orange cake that I made. Enjoy, try and share (ha, ha !) and let me know what you think.

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    Go forth, chocolate lover, and create away! I can’t wait to see your slow cooker chocolate cake.

    Slow Cooker Chocolate Cake

  • Simple Homemade Cocktail Recipes

    Simple Homemade Cocktail Recipes

    So we are well into our lockdown, and unfortunately the novelty for some is really wearing thin. While I was in my mile long Aldi que this morning, I had the idea of making some supa dupa cocktails. These are officially on the naughty list, taste brill and most importantly, are really easy to make as one of the main ingredients is ice lollies, Yep, you did read it correct….Ice Lollies. 

    They make such a fantastic and affordable ingredient and are incredibly tasty too – plus are perfect for sipping on a hot summers day!

    With more of us socialising among ourselves, extremely short for cash and unable to go out to have a real fancy cocktail, these bad boys taste just as good and are a fraction of the price, with one cocktail coming in around 70p.

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    Homemade Cocktails

    I am doing four basic cocktails and I am using 4 alcohol bases along with the relevant ice treat. My first cocktail will be The pina colada and with Aldi’s new coconut Lollies, and these makes it taste like your almost in Jamaica !

    Pina Colada

    • x4 coconut lollies
    • 3/4 carton of pineapple juice
    • 1 cup of cocobay
    • A handful of toasted coconut (pop coconut flakes in a dry frying pan and toast until brown !)
    1. Pop all of the wet mixture in a blender and blend until you have a lovely consistency.
    2. Pour over some ice and pop the toasted coconut on top to serve.
    3. If you fancy being very ruthless, add some condensed milk.
    Pina Colada

    The strawberry split

    If you have an outrageously decedent sweet tooth, how about a strawberry Split with a kick !

    You will need..

    • 4 strawberry splits
    • 1 cup of The Illusionist Strawberry Marsh Mallow gin
    • 4 scoops of strawberry ice cream
    • Squirty cream and strawberry syrup to decorate.
    1. Pop all of the ice cream and gin into the blender, and blend until you have a smooth but thick consistency. Pour into a glass and decorate with the cream and syrup.
    The Strawberry Split

    Iced Lemon deluxe

    This tart concoction almost makes you feel like your having the healthy alternative.

    You will need….

    • Half a tub of Lemon sorbet
    • 1/2 cup of Lemon sherbet liqueur
    • 1 litre of lemonade
    • Lemon to decorate
    Iced Lemon Deluxe

    The jog on Terry…..

    This has to be my favourite as it combines my favourite flavour of chocolate orange with compatible gin.

    You will need…..

    • 4 chocolate orange lollies ( I used magnum minis)
    • 1/2 cup of chocolate orange liqueur
    • 1/2 pint of whole milk.
    • Cream, chocolate syrup and grated orange peal to decorate.
    The Jog On Terry

    You might also like this mermaid rum cocktail or these fabulous cocktail garnishes.

  • No more Chocolate PLEASE ! – Three Recipes To Use Up Easter Eggs

    Looking for recipes to use up Easter eggs? Have too many and you don’t know what to do with them? Look no further as I have shared three delicious ways for you to use up those Easter eggs in a tasty and indulgent way!
    three recipes to use up easter eggs

    Fortunately both my step son Ioan and myself can down a whole easter egg quicker than a vodka shot, but we have only dented the stash and have not even come close to clearing it. Honestly, i am not feeling good, i think I have the chocolate shakes, so I have decided that the chocolate has to to do one and disappear. Even my neighbours have confirmed that I’m starting to look like Augustas Gloop from Charlie and the Chocolate factory! Sometimes there actually can be a thing such as too much chocolate and Easter seems to kickstart that!

    And did you know that chocolate has some health benefits?

    So to help the egg stash vanish, I have decided to be a bit savvy and freeze half of the chocolate and cook with the other half. Chocolate is fab to freeze as it can prolong it for 50%, so you can pop it in the freezer for up to 16 months. Just pop it into a freezer bag, tie it up and use it as you need it. It is always handy to have some popped in the freezer for future use – I’m always making cakes and brownies!

    There are some fab recipes for slow cooker fudge, various cakes and sweet treats knocking about Facebook and other blogs atm, so pop them into your library and save for some treat days. I’ve seen some recipes that I am definitely going to be trying with the rest of mine and my stepson’s stash!

    Here are some amazingly delicious recipes which i have previously published that would work well with the frozen chocolate.

    Real Deal Chocolate Brownies – you need just 45 minutes to make these and they taste incredible. I love adding different types of chocolate each time I make them to ensure I am trying something new. I even love to occasionally use flavour oils in them to give them that little bit of a flavour kick!

    Chocolate Cake In The Slow Cooker – this recipe is certainly a game changer! It is something you can prepare and leave and also makes your house smell amazing, so chocolatey and delicious! You can serve this with ice cream and it is a surefire winner with the whole family.
    Leftover Easter Egg Brownies – we make these every year after Easter when the kids have had too much chocolate and there’s bits and pieces, dribs and drabs all over the place. Just bung them all together and make these delicious brownies, you certainly won’t regret it!

    I hope this has given you some ideas and please feel free to share if you know of other people fighting the same chocolate war as my household. We don’t always have leftover chocolate but when we do, we know exactly what to do with it! Have you any favourite recipes for leftover chocolate – or do you never have that problem in your house?

    Take care and stay safe !

    Kelly xx

  • Simple Tomato Pasta Sauce Recipe

    simple tomato pasta sauce recipe


    Is this the real life?

    Is this just fantasy?

    Caught in a landslide

    No escape from reality

    Open your eyes………

    When this was played on the radio yesterday, it really rang true! Seriously what the Jeff is going on? It’s like we are living in a film, but not with zombies, just brain dead people walking around and having day trips out as if its a holiday!

    The Doctors and nurses pleading with us to stay home, yet a good 25% are sticking their fingers up to these heroes, the hero’s that will be saving their arse in their time of need !!!! GGGRRRRRRR Rant over ( but I could go on, and on, and on !!!!!!). However, we are all (most) stuck in our homes, trying to keep the kids entertained, stopping the sibling rivalry, trying not to continually scoff ( I am struggling !) rearranging every cupboard and trying to get over the shock of having an empty washing basket!

    My poor dog Millie is hiding because she has no paws left, we are all individually taking her for a walk every day, but now when someone now shakes her lead, instead of doing fifty excited 360* turns, she now looks at us with utter exasperation!

    I have always kept my freezer stocked, its a habit I have carried on since being a stewardess. You see, I always worried the kids would run out of food if I was stuck somewhere, so there was always an abundance of grub to keep them going. I stood back from the bulk buying, however, I did get some extra soups and tins of tomatoes, pasta etc. So easy to make some pasta and perhaps a quick and simple tomato pasta sauce recipe too.

    I really, REALLY want to avoid having to go out, so I have planned to utilise everything I already have, which will not only save me a bit of money, rotate my freezer and dry stores and also give me a bit of purpose, as I am sure I will be bored shitless soon.

    I have scouted through my freezer and planned all of my meals for two weeks, any leftovers will be for lunch the following day, and I can also jazz it up a bit so that it doesn’t become a bit repetitive. If I have mashed potato left, I will mix with some cheese and chutney, whip up some pastry and make pasties, left over curry or Bolognese can go into a jacket spud  etc.

    Pasta is a great staple to have during these times, as it’s super frugal, leftovers can be turned into a pasta bake with extra ingredients and you can experiment with sauces. I never EVER buy jar sauces, as they are generally full of rubbish (check out the ingredients ) are expensive and taste just OK. I love to make a tasty and simple sauce, using a tomato based one. Everyone in the house loves my tomato pasta sauce recipe so I hope you do too!

    Here is a really simple tomato pasta sauce recipe, it freezes really well and is super simple to whip up.

    Simple Tomato Pasta Sauce recipe

    • . 1 Tin of tomatoes
    • 1/2 tsp of salt
    • 1 tsp of sugar
    • Fresh Basil chopped.
    • A good pinch of black pepper
    • 2 tsp balsamic vinegar
    • Cup of grated cheese.

    1. In a pop everything in a saucepan except the cheese, slowly let it simmer for about five minutes.
    2. Let it cool and blend it with a soup blender or transfer it to a blender.
    3. When it is a nice smooth consistency, pop it back on the hob let it simmer and add the cheese, mix it well and add to the pasta.
    4. To make the sauce go further you can add grated veg or Tuna to make it more substantial. I often add red wine and parmesan or white wines to my sauces but nothing too expensive.

    If you would like any help or have questions on how to be a frugal cook and make your food go a bit further, then please leave a comment.

    If you like this, you might like this slow cooker bolognaise.

    Stay Safe,

    Kelly x

  • Garlic Mushroom & Camembert soup.

    This garlic mushroom and camembert soup is a flavour sensation. Why not give it a try today? My whole family really enjoy it as it is a meal that is so full of flavour and quick and easy to eat!

    garlic mushroom and camembert soup

    Garlic Mushroom & Camembert soup.

    It is officially soup season and I am going to assault you with my wacky but delicious flavours. Do expect some corkers in the run up to Christmas, that will not only be flavoursome but fruitfully frugal as well! These two flavours work extremely well together and they may not be a flavour combination you would have ever thought to put together before!

    My Father is always picking me up Camembert when he spots one on the reduced shelf, and as a result of this I now have a mini Camembert mountain in my fridge. But what do I do with it when I have so much?

    It is a really versatile cheese, and even though it is delicious when melted with rosemary and fresh bread, it can also be used in sauces, salads, pasta, you name it. The wax around the cheese holds so much flavour, so make sure you use that as well. I make sure I use as much of the camembert as I possibly can to truly get the most out of it – there is so much you can do with it!


    You will need…..

    1 roughly cut Camembert with white wax still on
    1 punnet of sliced and washed mushrooms
    4 finely chopped garlic cloves
    1 cube vegetable stock cube
    1 tbsp butter
    4 pints of water
    5 basil leaves finely chopped

    Put the butter in a large saucepan and place on a medium heat. when the butter has melted add the garlic and onion, then fry until the onion is clear.

    Add the mushrooms while continually stirring,  making sure the mushrooms are coated in the garlic butter.
    When the mushrooms are soft, add a splash of water and the crumbled stock cube and mix well.

    Pop the camembert in the mix, then when the cheese is soft and gooey, add the remaining water and basil.

    Cover with a lid and bring the soup to a boil, then reduced the heat, remove the lid and let it gently simmer for approximately 30 minutes.
    When the soup has cooled down, blend it so there are no lumps of mushrooms or onion and add seasoning to your  desired taste.

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    This is a great soup to make a day before you intend to serve it, if not heat it up again and serve piping hot. Also any left overs can be easily frozen, added to pasta to make a fab sauce or paired up with some chicken. I often add a garlic bread croûton to make it a little bit naughtier, and feel free to add a good blob of cream to make it beautifully rich. It is so easy to pull out of the freezer and heat up when you don’t quite know what to make yourself but want something both flavourful and satisfying.

    A soup may be perfect for a cold winters day but you can also enjoy it on a summers day with a nice bread roll with a little knob of butter. You really should give this delicious garlic and camembert soup a try or you will regret it. It might not be a flavour combination that you have tried before but it really needs to be tried to be believed.

    Do you use camembert in any of your dishes to spice them up a little? I’d love to know what sort of dishes you add it to to make something a little different!

  • A quick guide to Supermarket marketing tricks!

    Are you savvy to supermarket marketing tricks?

    Would you believe that many people pick up a yellow sticker wearing item and automatically think, they have a bargain, When in fact, they don’t ! Take the photo below for example that was taken at Sainsburys, notice the mick take !

    Retail psychology tricks aka supermarket marketing tricks

    yellow reduced tag on mince showing was £4.00 now £3.99 supermarket marketing tricks

    Sure, you could argue that 1p is a saving, but its not a saving if you didn’t go into the store to buy minced beef !

    Sometimes it just isn’t worth getting yellow reduced stickers.

    You know that I’m a yellow sticker pusher, but I am also a sensible shop smart pusher! If your on a budget, need to pull in those purse strings or generally be savvy then always stick with the ethos “only get what I need !”

    picture of reduced tag in Tesco showing offer for any 2 for £1.80

    How supermarkets can make you spend more!

    Here is another fab example of the Super Market Sucker wars. Eight out of ten people would generally think, ohhhh they made a mistake, lets buy a couple, when in fact you have just fallen for a right blooper ! I put money on the fact that the above Hand wash was never ever £1.90 !!! 

    The photo below shows other retailers are currently selling the exact same product for £1 so your amazing “OMG, they made a mistake offer” is in fact a pile of pants !

    “You will save 20p though !”, I hear you scream and Yes you would save 20p, but consider this is the process….

    1. Do you need to bulk buy ?
    2. Is this your usual brand of choice ?
    3. Would your budget allow it ?
    4. OMG, have you tried the new Carex Love Heart Addition
    screenshot of mysupermarket carex prices


    So, you walk in a store and see a regular high end brand Tin of beans on a multibuy offer where you get 2 for £1 and you immediately put 4 tins in your trolley as you think…ossshhhh bargain ! 

    More supermarket psychology tricks

    Get your trotters to take you to the bean aisle and I can guarantee you bean bargain in shiny armour suddenly looks rusty ! You will more than likely pick up 3 or 4 tins of the stores own brand for the same price and they will pretty much taste the same (Probably, the same beans just packaged differently !) So get yourself a pair of anti sucker googles and wear them when you are in the shopping aisle.

    Supermarket cashback apps

    So Andy Covered the Cash back websites in last nights show as people still think they are too good to be true!

    Scouts Honour, spit and shake, Cross my heart hope to die stick a full price piece of lamb in my eye that there is absolutely NO catch. If your an online Supermarket shopper, you would be 50 shades of nutz not to do this !

    Asda currently have £5 cashback on a food order,Tesco have up to £6.50 and Waitrose have up to £20 cashback !

    If you click on the above Quidco link I get 26p ( I am always honest !) but you would get an extra £10 cashback bonus plus money back off your shopping ! Go and search Quidco on a search engine, I am happy for you to click somebody else link, its no big deal but please if your a person of luxury who likes to order on line then you would be really silly not to go through a cashback website !

    'I know your game!' written on paper in red pen

    How supermarkets influence customers!

    So a super quick round up of my tips to help you Shop Smart and save Wongaaaaaaa!

    1. on’t shop at eye level, Supermarkets will put better money saving deals or cheaper products on lower shelves !
    2. Avoid BOGOF as they make you spend too much and if you buy the products individually somewhere else they usually work out the same price per unit !
    3. Look on the dry reduction shelves as broken boxes or dented tins will usually see 50% of the price knocked off.
    4. Check out Supermarket reduction times, I have just found out that Aldi like to reduce meat at 7pm !
    5. Birthday cakes are so expensive, but if you see a birthday cake on a fab reduction, buy it, pop it in the freezer and let it thaw the day before the event !
    6. Milk and cheese freeze well….grab those on the reduced shelf !
    7. After a holiday like Easter or Christmas, Supermarkets like to move the stock pronto, so its a great time to pick up bargains ! 
    8. The ends of the Aisles hold bargains, but just check the promoted item against others, and often you will see its pretty much the same as everything else !
    9. Always check out websites for fab deals and discounts !

    Well I hope this has helped with your savvy shopping and provided you with some of the supermarket marketing tricks out there. If you have any tips please feel free to share the love in the comments. Have a fab day…..

  • Cardamom and Pistachio Syrup Cake

    This cardamom and pistachio syrup cake is unlike anything you have ever tasted!

    cardamom and pistachio syrup cake
    Cardamom and Pistachio Syrup Cake

    If your watching your weight and being so good in the process, then please look away, close the page or be prepared to lick the screen ! This cake is off the scale as it is both dripping in syrup and sex appeal. 

    Cardamom is a huge deal in the Indian world of cooking and flavours many of their deserts, but you can find it in curries and even rice dishes.  Often it is used whole, but I removed the outer shell and crushed my cardamom pods in the pestle and mortar so that the flavour would be stretched. Pick these up super cheaply in your local Asian Supermarket, or be prepared for them to be double the price at the Supermarket. 

    Cardamom and Pistachio Syrup Cake

    I decided to make this banger and combine the regular sponge cake, with an exotic element of the Cardamom and Pistachio to make something a little different. This was a task set to both myself and the Twins for the Shop Smart show. I can sometimes shoot myself in the trotter as I like to go a bit weird and different, but I think it’s always good to try something new and interesting. My granddad, would only ever eat a roast and three veg, and I am sure if he had tried a Korma or Adana Kebab, it would have rocked his world, but oh well, it is what it is !

    Fortunately, The family loved my idea for the cake and asked for the recipe, which always makes me smile.  So,here is the recipe, you could change the cream for fat-free yogurt, but really, if your eating a syrup cake, does it really matter ?

    Cardamom and Pistachio Syrup Cake


    Cardamom and Pistachio Syrup Cake

    3 eggs
    200g sugar
    juice of half a lemon
    5 cardamom pods
    ¼ cup of pistachio (grated)

    200g SR flour
    200g Butter
    vanilla essence

    runny honey



    Cardamom and Pistachio Syrup Cake


    Pop the oven onto a mid heated setting (180*) and grease/line the baking tin of your choice. Melt the butter and add the sugar, give it a nice little whisk and then slowly add the flour, eggs, cardamom and vanilla essence, stir this really well and pour into the baking tin. While this is cooking, pour a cup of sugar into a pan, add the lemon juice and a drop of water and stir until the sugar dissolves and you have a nice runny syrup, remove from the hob. When the cake has finished cooking ( around 25 minutes), remove from the oven and pour the syrup over the cake while it is still in the baking tin. Let it cool for five minutes and turn it out onto a serving plate.


    Mix the mascarpone with some of the honey, so you have a nice thick but slightly runny mixture, pour this over the top of the cake and then sprinkle the grated green pistachios over the top, to make it look so darn pretty.

    Scoff Away XX


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  • Moroccan lamb recipe from C5 Shop Smart Save Money

    A Moroccan lamb recipe that the whole family will enjoy.

    So Yesterday saw the launch of the third series of Channel 5’s Shop Smart Save money and what a build up that has been !

    The team and I have literally travelled the whole of the UK since January and to say it has been tough is an understatement. I think we have graced the majority of the UK,s train platforms, met ever kind of passenger from Chatty Patty to Miserable Mick and seen some of the most beautiful scenery along the way.

    Our first port of call was at the fab Mousley House cookery school in Warwickshire to show a family of four how to do a Lamb dinner on a budget of £20 or less . They family usually spend around £40 on a single roast for the four of them, and both the girls and I were given a mission to show them the bargain light !

    Moroccan lamb recipe

    The Twins decided to cook a traditional roast with some impressive Yorkshire puddings, and they have kindly shared the recipe on their blog. This went down really well and was followed by a Lemon Victoria Sponge cake. However, I wanted to opt for something a little different and decided to make a simple but effective flavoursome lamb dish. I love Arabic flavours and they are still relatively new to our shores, so with a bit of a gamble I prepared Moroccan lamb with Orzo rice followed by a Cardamom and pistachio syrup cake. This came in at a fab price of £14.85 which worked out at £3.71 per person, But most importantly, the family really enjoyed the meal and were pleased with there new taste discovery.

    Shop Smart Family Pic
    Shop Smart Family Pic


    The majority of my shop was picked up at Lidl, even the  leg of lamb which was around the £7 mark (Not an advert !). If you fancy having a go at this recipe, have a gander at the recipe below and please let me know how you get on.

    Good Luck, happy Easter and may you scoff loads of chocolate eggs without feeling guilty !

      x x

    Moroccan lamb

    Leg of Lamb
    2 cups long grain rice
    1 cup Orzo rice
    Aubergine finely diced
    red onion finely diced
    red pepper finely diced
     1 cup of plain yogurt
    fresh parsley

    75g Butter

    2 chicken stock cubes
     2 tbsp. dried mint
    olive oil
    black pepper
     2 tsp cumin
     2tsp ground coriander
    2tsp all spice
     garlic 2 cloves crushed

    Turn the oven on to a medium heat and put half a cup of water into a roasting tray. Make several scores in the lamb and pop to the side. In a bowl mix half a cup of olive oil with the  crushed garlic, spices and 1 tsp of salt and pepper, mix this well and then massage into the lamb. Cover the lamb loosely  with foil and then pop into the oven to cook for 2 hours, baste a couple of times while cooking. Throw the chopped veg into the bowl of spices and toss around so they pick up the last remaining bits of spices. Put the veg onto a baking tray, ready to go into the oven at the last 30 minutes of cooking time for the lamb.

    Dissolve the stock cubes in some boiling water and heat 75g of butter in a pan, put the orzo in and cook until it is golden. Add the rice and coat well in the butter. Add 2 tsp of salt and the stock, turn the heat down and cover. Cook until the water has disappeared, keep the rice covered until you need to use it.

    When the lamb has been removed from the oven, let it sit tight for around 15 minutes and then carve. If you fancy making a gravy, put some cornflour into the lamb juices and stir to get a paste, add some of the left over stock (slowly!) into the paste and stir over a low heat until it is hot and bubbly, but remember to continually stir the gravy or it will go lumpy. Serve with the rice and veg, but do sprinkle some fresh parsley over the top as this will add some extra taste that will compliment the lamb and also make it look prettier.

    if you like the idea of serving it with a nice mint yogurt, just add 2 tbsp of dried mint to some natural yogurt with a good pinch of salt and  granulated sweetener, stir and serve.

    Moroccan Lamb
    Moroccan Lamb

  • Spanish chicken and chorizo casserole recipe

    chicken and chorizo casserole

    This is probably one of my most favourite recipes that I wrote for C5 Shop smart show, it was designed for a fab couple called Lydia & Jimmy and it had to be low-cost, full of flavour and also Weight watchers friendly. This is where this chicken and chorizo casserole came into being.

    Luckily for me, they loved trying new foods, and as a boring palate is not on my agenda, this was right up my street and I could be adventurous as I liked. I had a gorgeous local weight watchers consultant called Rachel pop over and worked out the points and it came in at 12 points for the whole dish.

    The damn chorizo was the big player with 10 points for 75g but as it’s the star of the show with its smokey flavour, I really didn’t want to tell it to jog on, so I decided to keep it. This is a fab dish on its own, with rice or even a jacket spud, and its on the oh so easy cook scale, as you just bung it all on the slow cooker and forget about it for three hours ! Again, I bought my chicken from Muscle foods, portion them into portions of 3 and 4 and then freeze them, which makes life so simple.

    Chicken and chorizo casserole ingredients

    To create this chicken and chorizo casserole you will need:

    4 chicken breast (skin removed)

    2 red onions finely diced

    3 crushed fresh garlic gloves

    Tinned tomatoes

    2 tsp paprika

    1 tsp thyme

    1 diced celery stick

    2 chicken stock cubes made into one pint of stock (2 points)

    diced mixed peppers

    good handful of chopped parsley

    Cannellini beans

    75g diced chorizo (10 points)


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    chicken and chorizo casserole

    So as this is a super simple dish, pop everything into the slow cooker, cover and turn it on high, blow it a kiss and tell it you will see it in 3 hours.

    Shred the chicken with two forks, to get the pulled chicken effect and serve with your chosen condiment.

    Buen provecho.

    chicken and chorizo casserole


  • Homemade Chicken Doner Kebab

    This homemade chicken doner kebab is a real winner!

    People usually associate The Donor kebab with a drunken night out, a fight and a leftover breakfast perfect for a hangover.

    It has many a name from the Elephants leg, shit on a stick to a Dodgy Dave, but however it is known, this is one of the UK’S most loved takeaways!

    Many a back alley, has a kebab shop that stays awake all night and serves some crazy calorie laden concoction wearing a coat of cheap pitta bread with a garlic mayo scarf, however, making your own from scratch can not only be off the tasteometer but also really healthy and frugal! 

    Homemade healthy kebab recipe

    I have recently been buying most of my meat from  Muscle foods as it’s very well priced, is a high quality and honestly its easy. I still like to pick up a yellow sticker wearing item, but it is becoming a bit of a hassle lately with many like-minded people, that I honestly cannot be bothered to wait around for the lady with the reduction gun, so what turned out to be a trial with Muscle foods, has turned out to them holding me as a happy customer, and I would honestly recommend you trying them!

    homemade chicken doner kebab

    Most Sundays we have the in-laws and my parents around for dinner, so this weekend I fancied doing something different. The kids love chicken kebab, minus the salad and sauce and they are super easy to put together.

    chicken fillets in freezer bags with muscle food sticker on

    Make this meal a day before you plan to eat it, as we need the flavours to infuse and marinate the meat.

    How to make a homemade healthy chicken kebab

    You will need:
    4 boneless chicken thigh
    Plain yogurt
    ½ lemon juiced
    1 onion grated
    3 crushed garlic cloves
    ½ cup of fresh parsley finely chopped
    2 tsp salt
    1/4 cup of tomato puree
    2 tsp sumac
    2 tsp cumin
    2 tsp paprika
    1 tsp pepper
    ½ cucumber
    3tsp mint
    1 tsp castor sugar
    pitta bread

    1. Get a large bowl

      Add 1 cup of yogurt with the onion, garlic, tomato puree, parsley, salt, sumac, pepper, cumin & paprika then mix it well.

    2. Flatten the chicken

      Pop the chicken thighs into a plastic bag and with rolling-pin bag the chicken to flatten it, cut every thigh in half.

    3. Refrigerate

      Put the chicken into the yogurt mix, coat it really well, cover and pop in the fridge.

    4. Make the cucumber and mint sauce

      Add 2 cups of yogurt into a bowl, add half of the finely chopped cucumber, add ¼ cup of water, a dash of salt, sugar and mint then mix well and cover.

    Next day…

    Put the oven on a medium heat.

    Take 2 metal skewers, fold the chicken and slide it up the skewers, repeat with all the chicken, try to put a piece of chicken skin at the end of the skewer, this will stop the meat drying out.

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    In a cake tin or oven dish add a little bit of water to the bottom (this will keep the chicken moist) and lay the chicken over the top of the tin, the chicken shouldn’t be touching the bottom (see pic) and cook for 40 minutes, turning once during cooking. Let this rest for 10 minutes before you slice up the kebab. Cut a large potato in half and rest the end of the Skewer in the potato to keep it still and secure.Slice in a downward action, so that you get lots of small cuts of chicken.

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    Toast the pitta breads, prepare the salad and serve with the mint dip.

    This was a hugeeeeeee hit with everyone and i doubled up the recipe so it would feed my gang, I even made a garlic sauce which was super simple.

    Just mash-up 5 garlic gloves, add to a bowl with 1/2 cup of mayo and 1/2 a cup of natural yogurt and a good dash of salt, mix well and serve, however, its much better when made a day in advance.

    Please let me know how you got on with this recipe and I hope you really, REALLY enjoyed it.

    Kelly XX

    p.s this blog post contains an affiliate link !

  • Shop Smart Save Money Channel 5

    Ok, your reading my blog, so that shows you’re a super savvy and super smart kinda thang. With inflation on food on the up, our wages pretty much staying the same (gggrrrr!) and disposable income getting smaller, now is a fab time to get yourself financially clued up to the max.

    Smart shoppers save money!

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    Shop Smart Save Money C5

    I have joined forces with Fiona Philips, Gaby Roslin and the brainbox of the money world Andy Super Cash, to bring a weekly hour-long show to share with you the latest deals, savvy shopping tricks and top tips on how to make your buck go further.

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    shop smart Alexis and Andy

    Every week my savvy shopping Rivals the twins Joleisa and I go head to head to try to fetch you the best shopping bargains and give you shopping tips along the way.

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    So please join my greatest fans ( AKA my mum and Nan !) and check out Shop Smart Save Money for yourself, the smile inducing and cost saving tricks we that we all share.

    Channel 5 Wednesday 8pm & Saturday 7.30pm

    Catch you soon….

    Kelly XX

    Why you should visit a Discount Store !!!

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  • Turkey Samosas Recipe

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    Turkey Samosas only 20p EACH !

    We had several children over for tea last night, and I thought I would shy away from the usual pizza and chips, I had picked up some reduced Turkey mince and I had a bit of a brain wave. I always try and show my children different foods and tastes, and some times they like it and sometimes I get a big “JOG ON !” but it is always worth a try.

    This worked out super frugal at around 20p for the turkey samosas, and I made my own pastry which was simple, cheap as chips and much tastier than I expected. These can also accommodate a whole batch of fillings, so use up veg, meat or even cheese with these.

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    For these turkey samosas you will need….

    250g Turkey mince

    2 carrots grated

    1 onion chopped finely

    2 tbsp curry powder

    2 tsp salt

    4 cups of plain flour

    50g butter

    1 tbsp coconut oil

    Oil for frying


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    Heat some coconut oil in a large pan and add the onion , fry until they are clear, add the mince and the carrots and fry until the mince is no longer pink – you want to make sure your turkey samosas are well cooked.

    Add the 1 tsp of salt and the curry powder and mix well. Feel free to add potatoes, sweetcorn etc to the mix.

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    Put the flour, salt and softened butter into a large mixing bowl and slowly add water, your aim is to make the dough form a ball that will be stretchy and not too sticky. Knead the dough for a couple of minutes, I always imagine someone that has hacked me off, and before I know it, I have a perfect dough ball.

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    Turn it out onto a floured surface and pull the dough into 8 pieces (if you want big samosa leave the balls bigger, if you want small ones, make smaller balls !)

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    Roll out the balls into a circular shape and  cut down the middle of each circle. Wet the edges of the pastry and roll up into a cone, push some of the mince ingredients into the cone, but try not to overfill it. Seal the edges and get ready to deep frying.

    Deep fry them until they are a light brown colour and place them on kitchen towel to absorb the access oil. Wait for several minutes before serving, We also made a batch of feta cheese samosa’s as we had a vegetarian in the group and they were equally yummy.

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  • My Charity Shop Bargains Blog

    Here’s my charity shop bargains blog – I hope you enjoy finding out about all of my brilliant bargains!

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    My charity shop bargains blog finds

    I just had a lovely day out shopping in Cardiff and I was a sucker when I spotted the 40% off sale in House of Fraser, so after riding the escalator to the top floor, and almost licking every poster of the Stonking looking 50 layer cake on the way up I arrived on the Mother of all floors, The Home Floor (yes, I am sad !)

    Linea, is my clothing brand of choice and I also love their homeware, but they can jog on if they think I am going to pay those prices even with the 40% off, unfortunately, I am not a wag and the thought of paying £15 for a plate leaves me cold, so I thought that I would share my love of the Charity shop with you in this charity shop bargains blog.

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    My charity shop bargain blog finds!

    When I first moved back to the UK after several years in Turkey, I had some spare time on my hands, so I worked two days a week in a local charity store, and while I was there the shops profits soared, Because I was buying everything !

    People would have massive clear outs and bring fantastic things in, and often a lot of the crockery was nicer than any modern-day designed items.

     We would get Le Creuset items and various high-end pieces that would go for well under the recommended price, as people would not pay too much at a charity shop.

    The four cups in the above photo cost £1 where as the top photo consisting of a funky serving plate, large soup dish with a lid, 4 ramekins and a ceramic roasting dish cost £14 at the local St Davids shop, which is cheaper than a one plate at House of Fraser!

    The Joy’s of the local Charity shop !

    This was a really well received photo from Emma’s Tropical sponge recipe and what makes the photo pretty grand, is the 20p side plate.

    I always get comments about my array of serving dishes and I can guarantee that every photo that you see in my post’s has second-hand crockery in it, and You know what,  even though my teenage daughter is going to scream at me “YOUR SO EMBARRASSING TELLING EVERYONE THAT !” , tough titty,  I want to share with all of my followers that you can still be stylish and savvy !

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    Charity Shop Bargains blog finds

    So go on, get out there , support your local charity shop and build up a funky little collection in the meantime. I really hope you enjoyed reading my charity shop bargains blog and finding out more about my buys!

    Kelly X

    If you like the look of Emma’s Tropical Victoria Sponge, why not have a go at the recipe!

  • Lidl Coffee

    Coffee is one of the most popular beverages in the world. It is consumed by an estimated 2.25 billion people every day. The popularity of coffee has led to many myths about its benefits and side effects, making it hard for us to decide whether or not we should drink it. Lidl coffee is all the rage! Coffee is a complex beverage with hundreds of different compounds that can have different effects on our bodies, but there are a few that stand out as being beneficial for our health.

    Health benefits of drinking coffee

    Coffee is a widely consumed beverage, and it’s no surprise why! Not only can coffee provide a delicious pick-me-up, but it can also provide physical benefits that help improve performance and fitness. Caffeine, the main active ingredient in coffee, has been found to have performance-enhancing effects on the body. It can provide an energy boost that helps you stay alert and focused throughout the day. Additionally, caffeine has been found to boost metabolism which can aid in weight loss. So if you’re looking for a way to improve your performance and fitness levels, drinking coffee could be just what you need!

    Who is Lidl?

    Lidl is a global chain of discount supermarkets in Europe.

    The first store was opened in Germany in 1973 by the Lidl-Werke Karl Albrecht GmbH.

    Lidl is often compared to Aldi, although they are in fact different stores, offering alternative brands and different pricing.

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    If you are a coffee fan then you might be interested in the coffee that Lidl have on offer.

    Lidl actually sell quite a wide variety of coffee, and you can find big names as well as Lidl’s own brand coffee.

    Lidl have Nescafe Original signature roast on sale.

    Lidl coffee – Colombian roast % ground coffee, with a strength score of 3.

    Gold blend, strength 3.

    Kenyan roast and ground Lidl coffee – fruity with fresh lemon and blackcurrant notes. Strength 3.

    Colombian Supremo, roast and ground coffee. A delicate, nutty aroma with a full-bodies smooth finish. Strength 3.

    If you like Lidl then you might also like:

    Colombian Risaralda – rich and full-bodied flavour with fruity notes. Strength 4.

    Guatemalan roast and ground coffee; full-bodies and spicy with hints of blackberry. Strength 4.

    Java Sumatra, roast and ground coffee. Rich and intense with a dark, chocolatey flavour. Strength 5.

    Lidl coffee Latte Macchiato, double choc mocha.

    Latte Macchiato Vanilla Flavour

    Lungo 100% Arabica – strength 6

    Cafe Au Lait

    Sunday blend, strength 3


    Beanies double chocolate instant coffee.

    Ristretto Espresso strength 10.

    Nescafe Gold Double Choc Mocha.

    Latte Macchiato Classic.

    Latte Macchiato Low Fat.

    Classic Cappuccino

    Low sugar Cappuccino.

    Barista Premium instant roast & ground coffee – Americano.

    Nescafe Azera Americano.

    Espresso ground coffee.

    Viola Espresso.

    Modena Lungo.

    Nescafe Dolce Gusto Latte Macchiato.

    Nescafe Dolce Gusto Cappuccino.

    Lidl coffee gold decaf.

    Gold Blend Strength 3

    Columbian freeze dried instant coffee.

    Selection of Lidl Coffee.

    Coffee’s Role in Boosting Energy & Improving Mental Focus

    Coffee is one of the most popular drinks in the world, and it’s no wonder why. Not only does it provide a delicious flavor and aroma, but it also has many health benefits that can help boost energy levels and improve mental focus. Caffeine, the main active ingredient in coffee, is known to have positive effects on energy and focus. It can also help reduce fatigue, improve alertness, and increase productivity.

    Coffee is not only an energy booster drink but also has some side effects that should be taken into consideration when consuming it. Too much caffeine can cause anxiety or restlessness, so moderation is key. However, with proper consumption of coffee in moderation, you can enjoy the many health benefits that come with this tasty beverage!

  • Benefits of Sole Playing at Online Casinos

    Playing together with your friends can come with a lot of drawbacks at online casinos. Does it sound weird? Pay attention to the facts mentioned below; you will draw a lot of valuable lessons from this post.

    Attentiveness is Critical

    When your friends are present, it’s difficult to focus solely on the game. There will always be beautiful women at the table. Most likely, a few drinks will be had to make the evening more fun. As things go on, you’ll end up playing blackjack at 4 a.m. when you’re way too drunk.

    You have no chance of doing well in this situation. Even if you don’t drink too much, your friends will distract you so much that you can’t pay attention to the game. I’m afraid that’s how it really is.

    The only time this isn’t true is if you have a lot of friends who are good gamblers. If that’s the case, and their only goal is to make money instead of having fun, you’ll be able to pay attention. Don’t bring too much money to the casino if you like to party more than anything else. You can thank me afterward.

    It Is Much More Relaxing To Play By Yourself

    We haven’t finished writing down our seven tips for new gamblers yet. Let’s now focus on how comfortable it is! I won’t try to argue that it’s not fun to play with friends. It’s the most fun way to gamble there is, period. But if you want to stay in your comfort zone and limit your entertainment, you should definitely play alone.

    This is especially true for new people. It’s important to be able to completely relax and focus on the game. Even though it might not seem important, being comfortable is one of the most important pieces of advice you’ll find here about online gambling.

    Personal Discretion is Important

    When you play by yourself, you won’t have to worry about being forced to play games you don’t want to play. Yes, that’s a big part of why it’s so fun to play by yourself.

    If you’re with your friends, they’ll make you play the games they want to play. You might like the same games, but if you don’t, you’ll probably spend most of the night playing games you don’t like or watching your friends play games you don’t like.

    When you’re by yourself, you can make any choice you want. One game can keep you busy for the whole night. Or, you can try out each slot machine if you want. Do you agree that being able to choose is the best part?


    Now that you know the benefits of playing slot online alone, next time you pick your mobile device or pc, try out these tips and see how well it can help grow your bankroll. This doesn’t suggest that you stop playing with your friends altogether, there are interesting multiplayer games at online casinos, just know the right time to play alone.  

  • Delicious Kid-friendly Vegan Breakfast Ideas

    Your body requires glucose to function properly when you awake after having fasted for roughly 12 hours. It helps the brain and body feel good.

    Children who have breakfast each morning are more likely not to lack essential nutrients and keep a healthy weight—for this reason, skipping breakfast before a long school day is not advised.

    Kids may be our worst critics when it comes to what we serve on the table. For this reason, parents and other caregivers must try out various dishes and maintain making an effort to introduce vegetables. However, switching between easy-to-make foods can also reduce the pressure of mealtime.

    Vegan Breakfast Ideas for Kids

    A complete, wholesome vegan breakfast for kids is simpler to prepare than you may imagine. Here are some quick and wholesome breakfast dishes for vegan kids.

    Vegan Jerky

    Vegan jerky can be a good start for a healthy vegan breakfast as it is fairly light in protein, so it may not do much for smashing between-meal hunger – but it’s certainly better than slam-dunking a bag of greasy chips for plant-based snacking.

    You can make it at home or try out vegan jerky from brands like Jerky Brands. Such brands have upgraded their vegan jerky game to another level, creating explosive flavors without meat.

    Vegan Breakfast Muffins for Kids

    Since you can prepare vegan breakfast muffins in advance, freeze them, and serve them throughout the week. They are a simple, nutritious kids’ breakfast option.

    You can also quickly make a variety of muffin tastes by tossing in additional ingredients or exchanging existing ones.

    Breakfast of Vegan Porridge and Oats

    Oats are a must when it comes to vegan breakfast options. They go excellent with all kinds of sweet and savory toppings and are really adaptable; you can soak, simmer, bake, and more. 

    Banana Pancakes

    Think of making nutritious pancakes that are light, fluffy, and bursting with banana flavor. You can make them using a combination of whole wheat pastry flour and oat flour. They can be covered in peanut butter and banana slices or maple syrup.

    Scrambled Tofu

    The best vegan breakfast is this tofu scramble! You can prepare it quickly enough to serve throughout the week, but you may like to serve it with tortillas, salsa, vegan bacon, and sautéed greens for a substantial weekend breakfast.

    Smoothie Bowl With Berry Superfoods

    This breakfast dish has a dessert-like flavor that might pass for food. But don’t let that deceive you; it contains nutritional components like spinach, berries, and almond butter.

    Avocado Toast

    The only things needed for this are a ripe avocado and some excellent seedy bread. Toast the toast and spread the avocado on it. And presto!

    You can occasionally add a little lemon juice, hemp hearts, or sliced cherry tomatoes to create a smiling face when feeling fancy.

    Healthy unsaturated fats, potassium, vitamin K, folate, and vision-improving carotenoids like lutein and zeaxanthin are all found in abundance in avocados.

    Avocado Smoothie

    Your smoothie game will be raised to a whole new level with avocado! It adds an AMAZING creamy mouthfeel and a ton of good fats to this refreshing combination.

    Nut Butter Waffles

    No matter whether you select here—homemade or frozen—waffles are the ideal toasted vehicle for nut butter.

    Spread almonds, cashew, peanut butter, or any other nut butter on the waffles. You can also top them with bananas or strawberries too.

    Overnight Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

    Your mouth will water at how delicious this is. It is just like eating dessert in the morning! It doesn’t take a lot to make this pudding, and you can make it with few ingredients.

    You can use plant-based milk and unsweetened cocoa to keep it vegan and sugar-free. The overnight soaking causes it to become creamy and gives it a pudding-like texture.

    Vegan Banana Pancakes

    Vegan banana pancakes are quite easy to make, and they work well for weekend breakfasts or brunch. When you sprinkle them with delectable maple syrup, they are just the right amount of sweet.

    Cinnamon Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

    When you think about it, quinoa makes so much sense as a breakfast grain that you might start eating it for only breakfast. You can make porridge with it by adding dairy-free milk. You can also boil it fluffy and eat it like rice.

    Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Shake

    The chocolate peanut butter banana shake can taste just like decadent ice cream. If you’ve never tried frozen bananas, you’re in for a treat. They’re sweet and super creamy and give this recipe a fantastic texture to go along with the nutty, rich flavors. 

    Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl

    This recipe is another dessert-like breakfast treat. You can make a chunky sweet potato pie filling with spices and some raisins for texture. Then you can add some mashed bananas for sweetness and pecan for crunch.

    Blueberry Avocado Smoothie Bowl

    Only a few people add avocado to smoothies, but this is actually a great idea! This is a wonderful technique to achieve that silky smooth texture when you don’t have frozen bananas. Also, you can use dates to sweeten it rather than sugar or honey, making it more healthful.

    Gluten-Free and Vegan Sweet Potato Waffles

    Vegan and free of gluten? You must try it! You’ll adore the color you get when you bake using sweet potatoes, and they practically behave like mashed bananas in that they add taste and moisture to the mixture.

    Final Words

    Start your day off with a tasty treat! Your family will love these straightforward, vegan breakfast dishes that are suitable for kids.

    In addition to whipping up a delectable vegan feast in minutes, they each require fewer than ten primary ingredients, so the kids (and you!) will be satisfied until lunch.

  • Why Are CBD Gummies The Best Way To Consume CBD Without Smoking?

    CBD gummies are a delicious way to take in the natural benefits of CBD. Undergoing a careful extraction process, full-spectrum CBD oil is infused into flavorful gummies and precision-measured into servings. Each batch undergoes rigorous lab testing to ensure that only the highest quality materials go in, resulting in an enjoyable experience. With a range of exciting flavors, these gummies open up an easy and enjoyable way to find the peace you seek.

    How Are CBD Gummies Made?

    CBD gummies are one of the most prevalent ways to experience the benefits of CBD. The production process of creating these tasty treats is carefully designed to ensure quality, potency, and taste. It begins with hemp-derived CBD extract mixed with other ingredients such as gelling agents, sugar, natural flavors and colors, and other necessary vitamins and minerals. This is then poured into precise amounts directly into each gummy bear’s other shape molds to create the desired size for the edibles. 

    Finally, unique temperature control technology minimizes spoilage due to heat. It allows for a controlled cooling process so that each CBD gummy can maintain its intended form and size before being packed into jars or containers for sale. The entire production process helps bring consumers safe and effective products made with high-grade ingredients to guarantee that everyone can benefit from their CBD gummies.

    5 Reasons CBD Gummies Are The Best Way To Consume CBD Without Smoking

    1. Gummies are a discreet way to consume CBD

    CBD gummies are a prevalent form of CBD consumption due to their discreet, convenient nature. By taking on the form of edible candy, you can consume these gummies almost anywhere without alerting passersby to what’s being eaten. Further, gummies are much easier on the lungs than smoking CBD-infused products, making them an excellent option for those looking for a different way of consuming marijuana and its derivatives. Studies have yet to indicate the health benefits of CBD products conclusively. Still, users enjoy gummies as an alternative to their medicinal or recreational effects.

    2. Gummies are easy to dose

    CBD gummies are a convenient and subtle way to incorporate CBD into your lifestyle without the health risks associated with smoking. The gummies are available in a variety of flavors, shapes, and sizes that make them an ideal choice for those looking to enjoy CBD consumption without having to measure dosage or count drops. Each gummy has a predictable measured dose, so you can be sure of the amount you’re consuming each time for accurate, consistent results. This makes it incredibly easy to track how much CBD you ingest daily and reduces the risk of overconsumption. These gummies provide all the same desirable effects as other forms of CBD, with none of the harmful side effects from smoking.

    3. Gummies allow you to customize your THC and CBD levels

    CBD gummies have emerged as an alternative to CBD, providing a much cleaner and more precise way to experience personalized doses than smoking or vaping. Unlike other methods, gummies allow users to customize their THC and CBD levels without sacrificing flavor or convenience. As such, this product has become a popular choice for those looking to experiment with CBD in moderate doses without risking health risks that can be encountered with smoking or vaping. 

    Furthermore, gummies are ideal for casual and first-time consumers looking to explore CBD while keeping their intake within safe limits. It is clear why these gummies have become one of the best alternatives for those looking for a convenient way to consume CBD without any smoke inhalation or health risks.

    4. Gummies are perfect for first-time CBD users

    CBD gummies are becoming increasingly popular amongst first-time CBD users due to their consumable and discrete form. As an edible option, they offer an easy way to enjoy the cannabinoid’s properties without having to smoke or vape. Different CBD concentrations, flavors, shapes, and sizes are available, making it easy to find the right one that fits your needs. In particular, these gummies provide a great first-time experience with CBD because they are typically low-concentration products, making them ideal to start experimenting with. Moreover, they have fewer side effects than other forms of CBD intake and, therefore, can be more enjoyable and efficient in delivering the desired effects.

    5. Gummies taste great!

    CBD gummies provide a sweet and delicious way to enjoy the effects of CBD without smoking. Moreover, these edibles come in an array of tasty flavors, from natural fruit varieties to chocolate. For those seeking an enjoyable way to take their daily dose of CBD, these gummies offer a wide variety of options sure to please any palate. Although many users report experiencing beneficial effects from taking these gummies, it is essential to note that any health claims associated with this product are currently unsupported due to the lack of clinical research.

    Things To Consider While Consuming CBD Gummies

    While CBD gummies have the potential to provide health benefits, they should be consumed responsibly:

    • A critical factor in consuming CBD edibles like gummies is understanding the desired effects and sticking to recommended doses.
    • As some gummies may contain various other ingredients, including sugar, it is also essential to read labels and know precisely what is in every product for possible allergic reactions or unwanted ingredients.
    • Lastly, as with all CBD products, it is essential to buy from reputable producers and research the safety of their manufacturing process.

    By following these few tips, consumers can ensure their CBD gummies experience is safe and enjoyable.


    CBD Gummies offer an easy and enjoyable way to consume CBD. They provide the user with a conveniently pre-portioned dose of the active ingredient, so there’s no need to measure out individual servings. Not only are they tasty treats that everyone can enjoy, but there is also a wide variety of different flavors available to suit any taste.

    Furthermore, cbd gummies for depression are discrete and convenient, making them great for on-the-go consumption. For those looking for safer alternative methods to take CBD, these gummies are one of the most effective options available. They are easy to incorporate into any daily routine, making them an ideal choice for anyone who wishes to enjoy the effects of CBD enjoyably.

  • Grocery roulette – a game of taste

    All online roulette enthusiasts are sure to love this roulette wheel as well. Roulette, a tempting game of chance with deadly consequences, was undoubtedly inspired by the iconic roulette wheel. Fortunately, a few enterprising foodies have come up with a great variant of this game with less serious possible consequences – unless, of course, you have food allergies…

    The idea of food roulette is not new in itself. However, it’s not as common as it could be because it’s a really fun game! For thrill-seekers, it’s just as much fun as playing online roulette, except that the “prize” is very different! But you can play this game with friends and family.

    What is food roulette?

    To play food roulette you need a few servings of food, of which one is heavily flavoured or unflavoured – it’s a green pocket or zero. Although not essential, a glass of sake, tequila, cold milk or any other beverage can serve as consolation to the loser.

    Preparing for the game itself is a fantastic opportunity to get creative in the kitchen. But if you don’t have the time or inclination, a bottle of hot sauce will always come in handy. Restaurants that offer the game as part of their menus serve the same-looking portions.

    Whatever you decide to do with your meal, you’ll need to add a noticeable amount of chilli pepper, hot sauce, wasabi, horseradish, mustard, sour plum or any other similar product to one of these portions. Care must be taken to ensure that the seasoned portion cannot be distinguished from the others until someone tastes it.

    Place a shot of tequila (or other drink) in the centre of the table and if the food is served on separate plates, arrange the dishes around the shot. Each participant takes their own portion and tastes it. If the participant who gets the spicy portion does not flare up, the shot of tequila belongs to them. Everyone else wins the opportunity to taste the true flavour of their meal for the rest of the evening.

    There is a similar custom in Ukraine – when a Ukrainian national dish, such as vareniki, is cooked, they put a bitter pepper or a coin inside.
    Also, you can combine food roulette and the real one with 20 euro free no deposit casino and choose who is better.

    Food roulette in restaurants

    Australians and New Zealanders have a reputation for being irresistible to gambling, so it’s no wonder food roulette is such a popular game. Restaurants in Australia as well as pizza franchises from New Zealand have made the game exciting, and it has gained crowds of fans. Grocery roulette is also common in Japan.

    Restaurant chain Din Tai Fung, which has establishments in Sydney and Melbourne, offers spicy dumpling roulette. The game is played in real roulette style – the portion you eat is selected by a miniature wheel shaped like a roulette wheel. The loser is the one who gets the dumpling stuffed with chilli peppers.

    Sydney’s Daniel San’s Manly offers a platter of 24 pieces of sushi, several of them seasoned with wasabi. This version of food roulette requires a large plate. The dishes in the Japanese franchise establishments are smaller than the Australian ones and consist of 6 slices of sushi, one of which is stuffed with wasabi.

    New Zealand pizza chain Hell, which also has outlets in Australia, Canada, India and South Korea, offers pizza roulette. Patrons receive their pizzas in a coffin-shaped box and those who play the game take a slice each, one of which is coated in chilli pepper oil. This pepper is one of the spiciest in the world.

    Ground House Burger in Santa Ana, California, offers a fried roulette on its menu, which consists of 6 appetisers and 12 sauces. Appetizers include classic fries, sweet potato fries, seasoned fries, waffle fries, onion rings and potato balls. They have classic sauces such as ketchup, ranch and barbecue sauces and several other flavours including creamy with wasabi and jalapeño, Thai chilli and teriyaki aioli. You spin the wheel and let fate decide what you eat today.

    Doritos have also launched its own Doritos Roulette Tortilla Chips, in which most of the chips are nacho cheese flavoured; but there are some peppered chips in each packet. 

    At the moment there is a huge choice of products and flavours, and places where we can try it all. Sometimes it can be difficult to make your choice. Modern technology comes to the rescue. For example, a Google Chrome extension called Food Roulette and the Restaurant Roulette app on the App Store can help you choose a restaurant near you. If you like downloading apps and testing new websites here is the thing that can improve your evening with 200 welcome bonus uk, serve with some of the dishes from this post. Here you can choose recipes at random, based on your preferences.

    If you love food and thrills, or if you’re just bored of the monotony of food, then play food roulette with friends and family and you’ll have some nights to remember.

  • Delicious CBD Edibles To Try With Your Friends This Winter

    Cannabidiol is a natural substance found in the cannabis plant. It’s one of the most abundant compounds and has been found to have various health benefits. It has also been used for recreational purposes. There are many ways to consume Cannabidiol products like oils or tinctures, but some people prefer using edibles like gummies. You can find the best CBD Edibles at CBD.co.

    CBD Edibles To Try With Your Friends This Winter

    1. Gummies

    One of the easiest ways to consume Cannabidiol is through edibles, and gummies are a popular option. They’re made from cannabis plants and taste like fruity candy. In addition to being tasty, they’re easy to eat because they’re so soft.

    The gummies are available in different flavors, such as sour watermelon and cherry limeade. You can also choose between regular or high potency—the latter will have more Cannabidiol per dose but also deliver a stronger effect that may not be ideal for first-time users.

    2. Coffee

    CBD coffee is one of the most popular ways to consume Cannabidiol. It’s easy to make at home and a great way to start your day—and your friends will love it. The coffee can be made with any coffee, but we recommend using an excellent French roast or espresso blend for maximum flavor impact. If you want something on the sweeter side, try adding some honey or agave syrup before steeping your coffee grounds in hot water.

    3. Honey Sticks

    These honey sticks are the way to go if you want to add a CBD-infused treat to your morning routine. They pair well with hot or cold drinks and can be used in various ways—spread on toast or mixed into cereal, oatmeal, or even yogurt.

    4. Hot Chocolate

    All you need to get started is CBD oil, cocoa powder, and milk. The recipe can be made with or without sugar, but this version calls for it due to the richness of the chocolate. If you prefer to sweeten your hot chocolate naturally with stevia instead of sugar, simply omit the latter ingredient and add 1-2 tablespoons of cocoa powder.

    4. Coconut Oil

    Coconut oil is an excellent carrier for Cannabidiol, but you want your final product to have the right amount of THC. One drop of tincture per tablespoon of coconut oil should be enough if you want a small amount of THC. Two or three drops will do the trick if you want more THC.

    How to use it?

    It’s best to infuse the coconut oil at room temperature and then chill it in the fridge after it has been infused for about four hours. You can also heat the coconut oil on low heat before adding your drops or tincture—the hotter the temperature, the faster it will work its magic on your body.

    The effects should kick in within 20 minutes when using an edible with this potency; however, they may take longer depending on how much food/liquids are consumed and how often they’re used together.

    5. Tea

    One of the best ways to get your daily dose of CBD is through a cup of tea, but you may be wondering how to infuse your tea with Cannabidiol. If so, keep reading! First, buy some dried cannabis flower and grind it up small enough for any kind of tea brewing method. 

    Next, combine the ground-up marijuana with boiling water at a 1:1 ratio. Let steep for 4-6 hours before straining out any plant matter using cheesecloth or coffee filter paper. Finally, store in an airtight container in the refrigerator to preserve freshness.

    Why Are CBD Edibles Gaining Popularity?

    CBD edibles are gaining popularity because they offer a great way to get the benefits of cannabis without the high. It is a cannabinoid that’s non-psychoactive, meaning it won’t make you feel “high” like THC does. Since they don’t have any psychoactive effects, the edibles are easy to consume anywhere and anytime—they’re especially useful in situations where smoking or vaping isn’t appropriate.

    This is why many people choose to use them instead of smoking or vaping cannabis: since there are no smoke particles in them, it’s much easier to use these products indoors without getting caught by friends or family members who might not be as open-minded about your choice of medicine. For example, if you have relatives staying over for Christmas dinner this year and need an alternative method of medicating besides smoking, consider whipping up one of these tasty treats for dessert.

    The Legal Status Of CBD Edibles

    CBD is legal in all 50 states, but the legality of these products can vary. Why? Because CBD comes from hemp, it’s not controlled under the Controlled Substances Act. Hemp is a naturally occurring plant with less than 0.3% THC, the psychoactive compound found in marijuana, meaning it cannot get you high.

    Edibles are a great way to get your dose of cannabidiol after work or on the weekend with friends, but before you dive into sipping hot chocolate or eating some minty brownies, be aware that each state has different laws surrounding edible cannabis products.

    How To Consume CBD Edibles For Optimal Results?

    To help you take full advantage of your edibles, we’ve compiled a few tips to help you maximize their effects.

    • Eat Them On An Empty Stomach:

    Your body will absorb CBD more readily if it is not competing with other nutrients for absorption and use.

    • Start With A Small Dose:

    The recommended starting dose of CBD is 5mg per day. If you haven’t used edibles before, start with half that amount and wait two hours before consuming more to assess how your body reacts to the product.

    • Don’t Over Consume:

    There is no way of knowing how much CBD one needs until they have tried it out first-hand; therefore, it’s essential to take caution when using this product.

    Summing It Up

    The holidays are the perfect time to try out new things with your friends. Whether you’re looking for a fun activity or trying to find something quick and easy, your local dispensary offers plenty of options.

  • 5 CBD Oil Recipes That Are A Must Try This Christmas

    It’s Christmas time, the season of goodwill and cheer. And it’s no secret that one of the best ways to spread some of that cheer is by cooking up a storm in your kitchen. But don’t just make the same old thing year after year—this year, try one (or all) of these tasty recipes using CBD OIL as an ingredient.

    1. Blue Cheese And Fig CBD Sauce

    1 tablespoon parsley, finely chopped.  Heat the oil in a pan until it gets hot enough for frying. Put the fig preserves and mix well until they become smooth, then add the blue cheese dressing and mix again to ensure everything is combined. Pour this sauce over your favorite dish or use it as a dip for your favorite veggies. 

    You can also refrigerate it for later use, but keep in mind that you have to consume it within 2 weeks. Assemble: Spread toast with fig-blue cheese spread, top with prosciutto slices and another slice of toast, and repeat until all sandwiches are assembled. Serve immediately. Time to eat.

    2. CBD Cauliflower Cheese

    2 tbsp nutritional yeast flakes (you can replace this with parmesan cheese)

    Salt and pepper to taste. For the sauce: 1/2 cup cashews soaked in water overnight then drained 2 tbsp coconut oil 2 tbsp nutritional yeast 2 cups filtered water 3 tsp onion powder 2 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp salt Pepper to taste Make the sauce by blending all ingredients until smooth. 

    You may need to add more water until it reaches your desired consistency. Place your cauliflower florets in an oven-safe dish with olive oil and bake at 200C/400F for 15 minutes or until they’re tender but not mushy. Meanwhile, heat a frying pan over medium heat, then add your butter/vegan alternative, followed by onions and garlic; once melted, stir in mustard before adding cooked cauliflower and some salt & pepper. Pour over the cashew cheese sauce, ensuring enough coverage, so everything is covered evenly, before serving hot with crusty bread slices and enjoy.

    3. CBD Panna Cotta


    • 1 C of coconut milk
    • 1/3 C of water or tea (parsley, mint, ginger root, lime juice)
    • ¼ Tsp vanilla extract
    • 2 Tbsp CBD oil (or more to taste)


    • Mix all ingredients and heat in the microwave on low until boiling point (~2 minutes). Leave to cool slightly.
    • Pour into glasses or ramekins and refrigerate for at least 4 hours until set firmly enough to be sliced into wedges like an ice cream dessert.

    4. CBD-Infused Chocolate Orange Tart


    • Start by making a chocolate orange tart base.
    • Mix the ganache as directed, and add the oil (the amount will depend on your preference). You can use a small scale to weigh your ingredients or just eyeball it if you’re not too fussy about measurements!
    • Spread the ganache evenly over your tart base, then place it in the fridge for about 20 minutes until set (while you wait for this step, go ahead and make some whipped cream).
    • Remove from the fridge and top with whipped cream and orange zest before serving.

    5. CBD-Infused Mince Pie

    To begin, preheat your oven to 180ºC/350ºF. Next, you must prepare your pastry base in a food processor by adding the flour and baking powder before pulsing until evenly combined. Now place this mixture onto a lightly floured surface and roll out into an approximately 14-inch circle before cutting out twelve discs using a cookie cutter or glass (you will have enough dough left over to make another three small pies). 

    To prevent sticking when transferring these discs onto a tray with parchment paper sprayed with oil. Bake at 200°C/400°F for 25 minutes until golden brown, then remove from the oven immediately before cooling completely before serving either warm spread onto fresh bread slices as sandwiches filled with salad greens such as rocket leaves mixed with spinach leaves along with thinly sliced tomato slices dressed lightly.

    Benefits Of Consuming CBD Oil

    The oil is a natural supplement that can help with many health issues. CBD is not psychoactive, meaning it won’t get you high as THC does. Instead, it helps your body fight diseases and ailments through the endocannabinoid system (ECS). This system regulates mood, pain sensation, and appetite, among other things.

    The oil has many benefits, including:

    • Helping to manage stress and anxiety.
    • Pain relief without being addictive or dangerous like opioids are.
    • Sleep aid without causing drowsiness as over-the-counter sleeping pills do.
    • Weight loss by acting as an appetite suppressant

    Appropriate Dosage Of CBD Oil

    The appropriate dosage of the oil depends on various factors, such as the person’s condition and response to the treatment. A general rule is that a recommended dosage is 2-4 mg daily, but the best way to find out what works for you is by starting with a low dose and increasing it gradually.

    The Legal Status Of CBD Oil

    The oil is legal in the UK and can be bought online or in stores. The legal status of Cannabidiol in Canada is similar to that of the US, making it a safe choice for all Canadians. In Australia, CBD oil is also considered safe to use and purchase without needing a doctor’s prescription. New Zealand has recently decided to relax its laws surrounding cannabis products, including the oil, so there’s no reason why you shouldn’t stock up on your favorite recipe this Christmas.

    Things To Keep In Mind While Using CBD Oil In Food

    While CBD oil for pain management is significant, it has some things to keep in mind. Here’s what you need to know:

    • Do not use the oil if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. No evidence using CBD oil during pregnancy or while breastfeeding is safe for the baby.
    • Do not use the oil if you have a history of heart disease or high blood pressure (hypertension). The active ingredients in cannabis have been found to have a potentially dangerous effect on the heart rate.
    • Do not drive or operate machinery after taking the oil, as it can cause drowsiness in some people – although this varies from person to person.

    Bottom Line

    In this article, we have covered the best CBD oil recipes to try at home for Christmas. No matter the occasion or who you are cooking for, these recipes are great for everyone! So why not give one of them a try and see for yourself?

  • 5 Tips To Consider While Shopping For High-Quality CBD Capsules

    CBD Capsules are a convenient and easy way to take CBD oil and offer several benefits. For one, they allow you to control your dose of Cannabidiol more precisely than other methods, such as vaping or tinctures. They also don’t have any flavor, so you don’t have to worry about the earthy taste of Cannabidiol oil. In addition, these capsules are easy to take with you on the go, and they don’t require any special equipment. Pop a capsule in your mouth and wash it down with water. CBD capsules are a great option whether you’re new to Cannabidiol or looking for a more convenient way to take it.

    Why Do People Prefer To Buy CBD Capsules Online?

    Online stores offer a level of convenience that many people find appealing. You can browse through various products and brands without having to leave the comfort of your own home. In addition, online retailers often provide more detailed product information than offline stores, making it easy to compare brands and products. Online stores also offer a more comprehensive range of prices, meaning you can find a product that fits your budget. Finally, many people prefer to buy CBD capsules online because they offer discretion. You can deliver the products to your door without worrying about anyone seeing them. For these reasons, many people choose to buy Cannabidiol capsules online.

    5 Tips To Consider While Shopping For High-Quality CBD Capsules

    1. Make sure the CBD capsules you choose are non-GMO and gluten-free

    When it comes to choosing suitable CBD capsules, there are a few things you should keep in mind. First, make sure the capsules are non-GMO and gluten-free. This ensures that the capsules are made from high-quality ingredients and are unlikely to cause any adverse effects.

    Additionally, non-GMO and gluten-free capsules are more likely to be effective, as the digestive process won’t degrade them. Finally, look for capsules that are third-party tested. This means that an independent laboratory has verified that the capsules contain the amount of CBD listed on the label. Third-party testing also ensures that the capsules are free of contaminants. By following these tips, you can be confident that you’re choosing the best Cannabidiol capsules.

    2. Look for high-quality, organic CBD capsules

    While many people are now familiar with Cannabidiol, a compound found in cannabis plants, they may not be aware that CBD comes in various forms. One popular option is Cannabidiol capsules, which contain a concentrated dose of Cannabidiol oil. When shopping for Cannabidiol capsules, looking for high-quality products made with organic ingredients is essential. Additionally, you should ensure that the capsules you select provide a consistent dose of Cannabidiol. Generally, it’s best to start with a lower dose and increase gradually as needed. By following these guidelines, you can ensure that you’re getting the most out of your CBD capsules.

    3. Capsules can be more expensive than other forms of CBD

    You may have seen cannabidiol, or CBD, advertised as an all-natural way to manage various medical conditions. Cannabidiol comes in many forms, including capsules, oils, tinctures, and topical creams. While Cannabidiol is generally considered safe, it can be expensive. Capsules are one of the most expensive forms of Cannabidiol, but they offer several advantages over other forms:

    1. Capsules are easy to take and can be taken with or without food.
    2. They provide a precise dose of CBD, making it easy to know how much you are taking.
    3. Capsules are discreet and can be taken anywhere.
    4. Capsules are shelf-stable and do not require refrigeration.

    If you are considering taking Cannabidiol, capsules may be a good option. However, talk to your doctor first to ensure they are right for you.

    4. Check the dosage and ingredients before purchasing

    CBD Capsules are a popular way to consume CBD; however, there is a wide variety in quality and effectiveness on the market. It is essential to check the dosage and ingredients of these capsules before purchasing, as some products may not be suitable for your needs. For example, some Cannabidiol Capsules may contain synthetic cannabinoids, which can cause side effects or may not contain enough Cannabidiol to be effective. 

    Furthermore, the bioavailability of Cannabidiol is affected by how it is ingested, meaning that capsules may not provide the same level of relief as other methods, such as tinctures or vapes. However, these capsules are easy to take and provide a discreet way to consume Cannabidiol, making them a popular choice for many consumers. Ultimately, it is essential to do your research before purchasing to ensure that you get suitable capsules.

    5. Make sure the company is reputable and has good customer service

    While cannabidiol is now legal in many parts of the world, the market for CBD products is still unregulated in many countries. Thus, finding a reputable and reliable supplier of Cannabidiol capsules can be tricky. Here are some factors that can help you find a company to trust:

    Do your research: Read online reviews, talk to friends and family, and look for red flags such as unrealistic claims or no contact information.

    Check the website: A professional website should have clear and accurate information about the company and its products.

    Look for third-party lab reports: Reputable companies will have their products tested by independent labs to ensure quality and safety. Make sure the lab reports are recent and easily accessible on the website.

    Contact customer service: A good customer service team should be able to answer your questions quickly and effectively. Be wary of companies that are difficult to get in touch with.

    By following these tips, you can be sure that you’re getting high-quality Cannabidiol capsules from a company you can trust.


    Shopping for high-quality Cannabidiol capsules can be a challenging but rewarding process. By researching and finding a reputable supplier, you can get a quality product that meets your needs. CBD capsules are a convenient way to take Cannabidiol and can be taken with or without food.

  • Why Should You Try CBD Bath Bombs Before 2022 Ends?

    The year 2023 is fast approaching, and it’s vital that you’re prepared for what’s to come. What better way to prepare than by taking a bath with CBD bombs? The health benefits of this ancient practice are numerous and profound, especially when combined with the healing powers of CBD bath bomb.

    How Do CBD Bath Bombs Work?

    CBD bath bombs are made with a unique blend of Cannabidiol and other natural ingredients. They dissolve in the water and create an aromatherapy experience that’s relaxing and soothing. Cannabidiol is absorbed into the body through your skin, making it perfect for pain relief and overall wellness.

    The best part about buying Cannabidiol bath bombs is that they’re easy to use! Once you’re ready to take a bath, drop one in the tub and let it dissolve while you relax on top of some bubbles (if you want). You can even try using them as foot soaks: add one or two drops of oil onto wet feet before stepping into warm water for 20 minutes!

    5 Reasons To Try CBD Bath Bombs Before 2022 Ends

    #1 They are made with all-natural and vegan ingredients

    One of the most important things to consider when choosing a product is its ingredients. CBD bath bombs are made with all-natural and vegan ingredients, so you don’t have to worry about harsh chemicals entering your body. This makes them safe for anyone of any age to use, even if they have sensitive skin or allergies. Not only are these products safe and reliable, but they also smell great! They come in many different scents like vanilla lavender or coconut lime verbena — if you can imagine the scent, then there’s probably a Cannabidiol bath bomb out there for you!

    These products are great for relaxing and can help with aches and pains related to stress or anxiety. The perfect way to end a long day is by taking some time out of your life just for yourself — whether that means taking a bubble bath or going on vacation somewhere exotic.

    # 2 CBD Helps Relieve Pain and Soothe Skin Conditions

    You can manage most skin problems like eczema and psoriasis with CBD. The anti-inflammatory properties of Cannabidiol help reduce itching, irritation, redness, and dryness. It also works as an antibacterial agent that helps with fungal infections such as ringworm or athlete’s foot.

    CBD bath bombs are also great for people who suffer from chronic pain, as they can help to relieve the symptoms of that pain. Cannabidiol has anti-inflammatory properties, which means it can fight any swelling or inflammation in your body. This can help people with arthritis or other joint diseases feel better overall and reduce the medication they need each day.

    CBD has been proven effective in reducing pain caused by nerve damage (neuropathic pain) from conditions such as diabetes or fibromyalgia. This is because it reduces inflammation at the cellular level, which aids in the healing process of damaged nerves by restoring their function more quickly than usual.

    # 3 Helps Manage Stress and Anxiety

    CBD is a natural way to help manage stress, anxiety, and depression. The chemical compounds in Cannabidiol are known as cannabinoids, which interact with our endocannabinoid system (ECS).

    This interaction helps relieve symptoms related to stress, anxiety, and depression by increasing levels of anandamide. Anandamide is a neurotransmitter that helps regulate mood, sleep patterns, and appetite. It also increases serotonin production in the brain, which makes us feel happier when we’re under stress or feeling anxious.

    # 4 Healthier, Smoother Skin and Hair

    Another thing Cannabidiol can help with is dry skin. If you’ve ever had dry skin, you know how uncomfortable it can be. The oil helps to restore hydration and moisture to the skin by opening up your pores and allowing moisture to penetrate your skin more easily. This means that the moisture will be absorbed into your skin much faster than usual, leaving your face feeling soft and smooth after using it.

    CBD also helps with hair growth because of its ability to repair damaged tissue in the body. This makes it an excellent treatment for people who want thicker hair but don’t want to resort to surgery or other invasive methods of getting there!

    #5 They can make your bath more relaxing.

    CBD bath bombs can be used to help you relax, which is something that everyone needs more of in their lives. If you’re going to be taking a bath, the scent and the fizzing will help calm your nerves. You can also use Cannabidiol bath bombs when taking showers if you don’t have time for a full bath.

    They can also be used as foot soaks or as part of your nighttime routine to help ensure that bedtime goes smoothly and helps eliminate any stress from the day before.

    Things To Keep In Mind While Using CBD Bath Bombs

    It would be best to keep a few things in mind while using Bath Bombs:

    First, it is essential to use the bath bomb in a tub of warm water. This will help dissolve it faster and get to its effects sooner than if you drop it into some cold water.

    Secondly, the best time for using Bath Bombs is when you have about 15-20 minutes before getting into your bathtub. This way, everything can unfold adequately and allow time for absorption by your skin or body and any other products you might use (such as soap). It is usually recommended to do this at night so you can relax completely after getting out of bed!

    Thirdly, make sure not everyone around has allergies! If there are any ingredients that people around us do not like, we may want to avoid those areas where they could be exposed, such as on our hands or faces.

    Finally, it is essential to remember that you may not feel the effects of a bath bomb until after getting out of the tub. It can take up to 20 minutes before you start feeling the effects, so ensure you have enough time before going in!


    All in all, CBD bath bombs are a great way to relax and get some much-needed pampering. As long as you have the right ingredients, they can be effortless to make at home. CBD bath bombs and CBD body butter benefit your skin. It provides nourishment and nutrients to your skin. If you’re looking for something new in your life and don’t know where to start, try these adorable little balls!

  • 9 Easy Ways To Decorate A Cake

    Nowadays, making a cake at home is not a problem. You simply find a recipe online and follow it. The process is actually very interesting and the results are simply delicious. Although, a cake without decoration is like a birthday without presents or peony delivery. So, while your homemade cake might be tasty, it should also be decorated properly.

    Here are easy ways to decorate a cake that everyone can manage.

    Go Naked

    There is nothing wrong with a naked cake, that is a cake without any frosting on it. The look of the beautifully baked cake is a sight in itself. If you want to add the berries and other decorations on top, go ahead. But be sure that once the cake is cut the taste is the only thing that will matter.

    Roll It

    Despite that in our mind we usually picture a round cake, it is actually can be any shape or form. The rolled cake is a great option here, it is easily done and even does not require additional decorations. Simply take sponge cake, put the filling on it, and roll. This cake is also easily cut into servings.

    Cover It

    This is not the easiest way but with a bit of practice, you will be creating real art. Mastic is a sweet mass that pastry chefs use to decorate cakes and other desserts. It is soft and malleable so you can cut out interesting figures from it, like flowers, or just cover the cake with a whole sheet. The more difficult figures can be cut from it, but when they dry, they can start to crumble, so it is better to use other “materials” for this.

    Create a Pattern

    Icing is a classic way to spice up the look of a cake. It is most often used in confectionery when creating wedding cakes. However, no one stops you from making a birthday cake with icing. What is more, it is considered a universal way to ornament because patterns created with it do not melt and stick well to any cake. Usually, such a décor looks like an ice pattern on the glass.

    Get Rustic

    Chocolate is the most common ingredient in a cake. You can buy it at any store, and you do not need any complicated tools to work with it. The simplest way to decorate a cake with chocolate is by sprinkling it with shavings. This can not be easier, just grate chocolate and sprinkle the cream-soaked cake.

    If you want something a little more original then take a vegetable peeler and with it create long thin pieces of chocolate that you can too put on your cake. The resulting curls look very effective and rustic, being a beautiful addition in their own right.

    All-Over Piping

    This is also a good way to decorate a cake. Basically, you can buy a can of whipped cream and simply put it on your cake in any formation that comes to your mind. It is advisable to eat the cake with whipped cream right away. It will not hold the shape for very long, so put the whipped cream right before serving.


    If all of the above seems too complicated, you can do something very simple – cover the entire surface of the cake with something like powdered sugar, cocoa powder, or store-bought sprinkles.

    However, the sprinkles do not stick to the dry surface of a plain cake. So, before decorating the cake, make sure that its top and sides are completely covered with something like cream, frosting, or jam. Sprinkles should be applied immediately after coating, as long as the “sticky” base is not frozen.


    It seems that there is nothing easier than covering the cake in fresh fruit. Such a solution could indeed be considered the easiest if it weren’t for one “but”. Fruit is not very eager to stack on the baked cake. So, without cream, icing, or jelly, it is practically impossible.

    Make It Abstract

    If you do not like non of the above you can go all-in and decorate will whatever you have at hand. Make your own unique cake and if it turns out abstract you know you are on the right track.


    • How Do You Decorate a Plain Cake?

    You can put some berries on the sides and sprinkle it with cocoa powder or powdered sugar.

    • What Do You Put On Top of a Plain Cake?

    Сoco powder and powdered sugar are the easiest options. Whipped cream can also be a great choice.

    • How Do You Make a Cake For the First Time?

    Thanks to the internet you can find plenty of easy-to-make cake recipes. Just pick one and try it out. For the first cake, we recommend leaving it plain and not trying complicated decorations.

    • What Can I Use to Decorate a Cake?

    Basically, anything you want. Chocolate and simple frosting are the most popular choices. Some people like to use real flowers for such decorations, just remember to take them off so that no one eats them by mistake.

    • How Can I Make My Cake Look Fancy?

    In our opinion, cake covered in mastic looks very fancy. Especially if you will be able to create additional decoration elements, like eatable flowers.

  • Simple ways to make saving easier

    Getting started with saving can be difficult, to say the least. But once you fall into good habits and routines you may even start to enjoy it. The key to good money and saving habits is making them relevant to your sense of direction, ambition and purpose in life. A few handy tips and tricks can go a long way too – see some of these below.

    Keep track of your savings balance

    If you want to remain accountable for your saving efforts then you’ll need to keep track of your progress. A good way to do this is to open an easy-access savings account and make the account balance easily viewable on your phone or create a chart to stick somewhere in your home. 

    Seeing the balance increase will be a positive motivator and should reinforce good habits, whilst not seeing the balance creep up should be a negative motivator that should drive you to take saving more seriously.

    Set goals

    Goal setting is powerful in every aspect of life but it’s crucial when it comes to saving. Outline your savings target and a certain date and work back from there to identify how much you need to save per month to hit your target. If the goal is tied to an important milestone such as putting down a house deposit or booking your wedding then you should be much more committed to the process.

    Save on payday

    It’s preached by every seasoned saver, but saving on payday or before you start spending all your money is the most effective way to put a nice chunk of cash aside every month. 

    You should be budgeting your money, including all your income and outgoings, to predict how much you can realistically save without putting yourself in financial jeopardy or relying on credit throughout the month. If you leave it until the end of the month to save, you’re more than likely going to have spent most of your salary or wage already.

    Find ways to reduce your biggest costs

    If you’re finding it difficult to save, it could be because your expenses are too high leaving you with little to no disposable income. Budget your money and see if this is the case. If it is, look to reduce your biggest expenses such as rent, utility bills or luxury spending like eating out and shopping. The money you save here can be put straight into savings and you won’t notice that much of a difference in your day-to-day life. 

    If you’re weighed down by debt repayments, focus on paying these off as soon as possible to save yourself money in the long term and then save the money that you would have used for repayments instead.

  • How to make fork biscuits

    When we fancy something sweet then knocking up these fork biscuits uses just three ingredients and takes just a few short minutes to knock up. They remind me of my childhood, making these with my mum before devouring them still warm from the oven.

    The recipe is ingrained in my mind and I can make them in my sleep – one of the first recipes that I remember making.

    The original recipe comes from Mary Berry and there are lots of variations about – you can add cocoa powder to make them chocolate-y, or drizzle melted chocolate over the top of them.

    I am a traditionalist when it comes to my fork biscuits – I want the creamy, crumbly taste and texture with no changes.

    Who is Mary Berry?

    Mary Berry might be known to many of us from The Great British Bake Off, but in fact she has been gracing our screens from the 1970s!

    She trained at The Cordon Bleu in Paris and since then has achieved many accomplishments including becoming the cookery editor of Housewife magazine and has written over 80 cookbooks. You can find out more about Mary Berry here.

    Ingredients for fork biscuits

    Baking fork biscuits takes just three ingredients.

    You will need:

    • 150g self-raising flour
    • 50g caster sugar
    • 100g butter

    How to make fork biscuits

    Preheat the oven to 180°C/fan 160°C/gas mark 4.

    Prepare your baking tray by using either greaseproof paper or grease your tin with butter.

    Beat the butter in a bowl to soften.

    Gradually beat the sugar and flour into the butter.

    Use your hands to bring the mixture together into a dough. If you need to, add milk a tiny bit at a time.

    Roll the dough into 12-16 walnut-sized balls. Space out the balls on your baking sheet.

    Get a fork and dip it into cold water. Use the fork to gently flatten the biscuits.

    Place into the oven for 15 minutes.

    Leave to cool on a wire rack.


    How to store fork biscuits

    The truth is that you might not need to store these fork biscuits for long because they taste amazing and every time you pop into the kitchen you might be popping one into your mouth.

    That said, if you do need to store your fork biscuits then just store them in an airtight container for up t0 7 days.

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