Nature helps us lead happier and healthier lives

Mindfulness books and stress-reduction studies cite the power of nature for helping us lead happier and healthier lives – as does UK charity MIND who spent 5 years compiling evidence to show that Ecotherapy works. [Ecotherapy = the name given to all the ways in which you can improve your mental and physical wellbeing through [read more]

Why didn’t I know about freezing food – flat – in bags?

I’ve always loved my freezer but having a toddler has brought new meaning to the words ‘frozen ready meals’. Move over oven fish and chips (the husband’s meal of choice when he’s ‘cooking’ for himself) I need room for all that home-made Bolognese that I’ve cooked in bulk. Don’t applaud my domestic goddess-ness, it’s only [read more]

Green tea goodness

In my quest to try / do something new each day, I decided that I’d really push myself today and reach for that freebie* sample of mint matcha tea that was loitering in the cupboard. Surely a win all round – not only by tantalising the taste-buds with ‘green goodness’ (according to Pukka) but by using it I was [read more]

We all have something to say. We want your words!

Here at Women Aloud we feel pretty strongly that words connect us. You might not think your words matter, but they do. As women we are fountains of knowledge; we can give advice, opinions, and recommendations. We can share our stories and experiences.  We can inspire others and support someone in their time of need. And that’s [read more]

Dinner party cheat – traybaked chicken

Women Aloud tries traybaked chicken and veg… The neighbours were coming for dinner at Women Aloud HQ. Panic. I am no Nigella (in any aspect of life!) so cooking for six was stressing me out a little. I had to be honest with myself, I’d likely leave everything to the last minute and have a couple of [read more]

Support local this Christmas

Here at Women Aloud HQ we want to give a bit back and support our local community this Christmas. If you’d like to join us, here’s some ideas for getting involved… Shop local We’re probably a bit late even mentioning Christmas shopping. But if, like me, you haven’t started yet – take a look at [read more]

Breakfast, brunch or lunch eggs

It was one of those days where I had to be in for deliveries and visits from tradesmen so I thought I might as well make use of my self-inflicted curfew and try a few new recipes from The Art of Eating Well (by Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley). First up breakfast; when I had a [read more]

Squash, red onion and butter bean roast

As part of my mission to reduce my food shopping spend (which too often ends up in the bin) I’m trying to use up what’s already in the cupboard. Cue the find from today’s cupboard trawl – butter beans. Throw into the mix some fridge odds and ends – an overlooked butternut squash and some tired looking [read more]

Quick and easy coconut porridge

Breakfast this morning was Ella Woodward’s coconut porridge. I’ve never been much of a porridge fan but I’m loving this recipe – it’s comfort food and it keeps me from needing a mid-morning snack fix. You can find the (super simple) recipe here on the Deliciously Ella website. The ingredients you’ll need for this coconut porridge are: Oats Coconut [read more]

Pilaf-style cauliflower rice

This cauliflower rice recipe is another favourite from Hemsley and Hemsley – The Art of Eating Well.  I usually serve it up alongside a curry but you could easily throw in some other veg and make it more of a main dish. The first thing to clear up is that there’s actually no rice involved. It’s a cauliflower [read more]