Blog and Podcast

Join me

Work With Me

By agreeing to receive communications you will receive your a series of emails that will tell you about the latest blogs, offers and products from Virtuelicious. You also confirm that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and T&Cs.

19. Healthy Eating Habits

It's that time of year...let's make some healthy eating resolutions. In this episode I share my resolutions...ones I have achieved in past years, ones I have failed to achieve and my new ones for this year. Click the link below for your FREE habit tracker. Get the...

[18] Christmas Dinner for Cheats!!

Wow, what a year!  It's being doing my nut... I'm hoping to spread a little Christmas cheer Gyms are shut We can't flex our muscles But we can still have a small Christmas  Not forgetting the Brussels  Wow, what a year! Usually tonight I'd be sipping on...

[17] Eco-Friendly Christmas Market

[17] Eco-Friendly Christmas Market

As I’ve been operating in the eco space for a while now I’ve met quite a few ecopreneurs and I’m always inspired by their commitment to doing the right thing which is one of my brand values. And as this is the season of the Virtual Christmas Market I thought it would...

[16] My Dad got Coronavirus

[16] My Dad got Coronavirus

This is a personal one - I share my experience of my Dad getting Coronavirus. In this episode I talk about how it affected me emotionally and physically as well as the practical steps that we took to deal with it and the support that we got. I know this podcast is...

Eco-Friendly Christmas Market

Eco-Friendly Christmas Market

Eco-Friendly Christmas Market, 10 December via Facebook Live About the Event It’s Christmas time! This year, more than ever, we want to show our loved ones how much we care. But having seen the positive impact that lockdown had on the environment, wouldn’t it be nice...

[15] Stir Up Sunday Special: Christmas Cake-Off

[15] Stir Up Sunday Special: Christmas Cake-Off

We are having a cake-off! #nervous! Before we start...here are the important links: You can find Paul's recipe, along with Paul’s pudding making course here. You can get your hands on my Christmas cake kit here. And here’s the video of me making my Christmas Cake kit....

[14] Coaching Cami to Calm Cooking

[14] Coaching Cami to Calm Cooking

Hey Hey Hey! In today's episode I speak with the wonderful Cami Layne...fellow podcaster whose voice I am just a little envious of 😉 Cami is a busy mumpreneur of two - to be honest I don't know how she does it! But she did confide in me that she could do with a hand...

Trailer: Welcome to the Virtuelicious Podcast

Trailer: Welcome to the Virtuelicious Podcast

Hey, and welcome to the Virtuelicious podcast: all about cooking fresh food...fast. After years of working long hours and not having time to cook, I felt unhealthy, lethargic and fed up. I needed to make a change. Over the years I learnt how to cut corners without...

[13] Easy Bread Recipes with Rhiannon

[13] Easy Bread Recipes with Rhiannon

Bread making can be quick. And I have a special guest who knows all about baking to share her top tips to make the quickest of breads - flatbread. As usual, we have a good old chinwag and I randomly share my top tip for calming the fire in your mouth when you eat too...

[12] Slow Cooker Cooking with Pinky Ghadiali

[12] Slow Cooker Cooking with Pinky Ghadiali

Pinky is a busy entrepreneur and single mother who just doesn’t have time to cook….until she fell in love with her slow cooker. Slow cooking isn’t something that I have done a lot before so I couldn’t wait to get her on my show…not just because I knew that she would...

[11] Washing Up Sucks!

[11] Washing Up Sucks!

Hey hey hey! Can washing up every be a joy? I think not! BUT there are things that I have learnt along the way that makes it easier. And that’s how I managed to talk about washing up for nearly half an hour! Here’s some of the stuff I talk about: pros and cons of...

Kitchen Organisation Hacks

Kitchen Organisation Hacks

Love cooking but find you can never find that knife, saucepan or lid you need? Is cooking becoming a chore?  I hear you...I've been there. And I've picked up a few nuggets along the way that may help you if you feel that your kitchen cupboards are in need of some...

This busy mumpreneur has mealtimes under control

This busy mumpreneur has mealtimes under control

Busy mum and entrepreneur Wendy joins me to chat food hacks! And who better to share hacks than Wendy - she’s helps busy mums create positive lifestyle habits so they can feel more energised and fulfilled…how cool is that?! We both love food and, as you will find out,...

Student Cooking Hacks: breakfast and lunch

Student Cooking Hacks: breakfast and lunch

It’s that time of year…students about to embark on adulting…which means cooking for themselves. So I thought I’d do a mini series on cooking hacks aimed at students…except that as I was editing the series I realised that these hacks are good for anyone 🙂 Today I’m...

Student Cooking Hacks

Student Cooking Hacks

[siteorigin_widget class="SiteOrigin_Widget_Button_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget]     It's that time of year: send your kids off in style It's that time of year again....term time - a time that is filled with anxiety and a mad rush to get everything ready...

Mum Cooking Hacks

Mum Cooking Hacks

I take my hat off to Nicola...mum of three with another one on the way but she makes it look sooooo easy! Here are her tips to staying sane when it comes to feeding her family. And a few giggles along the way. Oh, and I'm stealing her freezer hack! Happy cooking 🙂 x...

Banana Curry with Banana Skin

Banana Curry with Banana Skin

Banana Curry with Banana Skin This is a super fast recipe with using the banana skins too so there is no food waste. ripe bananas - so ripe that the skin is softsalt, chilli powder, turmeric, amchoor powder, ground coriander, ground cumin, ground cloves, ground...

Small Microwaves

Small Microwaves

SMALL MICROWAVES: NARROWER THAN 43.5CM   Small microwaves are hard to find...I've been searching for a while and eventually found a few. As my search has been so hard I thought I'd share my shortlist with you. I haven't tested these so I'm not advocating any of...

Unpacking your supermarket shop: meal prep

Unpacking your supermarket shop: meal prep

[siteorigin_widget class="SiteOrigin_Widget_Headline_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget] Preparing food when you're unpacking your supermarket shop is a game changer. Normally when we get our food shop home we unpack it, make space in the fridge and put it away. But what if...

Food prep hack: roasting veg

Food prep hack: roasting veg

Hey hey hey, today we're roasting veg....when we talk about meal prep quite often we think about batch cooking a main meal like a roast or lasagne...but what about the sides? Building on the last episode about food prep, in this episode we deep dive into prepping veg....

Food prep hack: straight after shopping

Food prep hack: straight after shopping

Hey hey hey, this hack is a game changer! This is all about the food prep you can do when you get your shopping home from the supermarket to make your life super easy later on. This is not about batch cooking....that's for another episode 🙂 I'm sharing ways to make...

Introduction

Introduction

Hey, and welcome to the first episode of the brand spanking new Virtuelicious podcast: all about cooking fresh food...fast. After years of working long hours and not having time to cook, I felt unhealthy, lethargic and fed up. I needed to make a change. Over the years...

Foodie Gifts

Foodie Gifts

25 GIFT IDEAS FOR FOODIE FATHERS   Stumped for gift ideas for foodie fathers? Well, worry not because we have the ultimate gifts for dads that live to eat and drink...in style. So relax, sit back and browse. You've got this 🙂 [siteorigin_widget...

How I Formed the Habit of Home Cooking

How I Formed the Habit of Home Cooking

I wasn’t always in the habit of home cooking. Working long hours meant that for years I would get home from work and settle for a ready meal or “treat myself” to a take away. It was only when I took the time to analyse my cooking style and come up with a plan that worked with me, instead of trying to change my ways, that I managed to overcome the obstacles to eating delicious homemade food without having to spend precious time in the kitchen. In this post I go in-depth into how I went about getting into the habit of cooking and important lessons I learned along the way.

5 Quick Cook Tips to Cook Quickly During the Lockdown

5 Quick Cook Tips to Cook Quickly During the Lockdown

5 Tips that will help you be a domestic god(dess) during the lockdown even though it's hard to get everything you need right now   Do you remember life before lockdown - just a few weeks ago when we yearned to have time to cook homemade delicious food? Lockdown...

12 Tips for Cooking through the Coronavirus Lockdown

12 Tips for Cooking through the Coronavirus Lockdown

12 Tips for Cooking through the Coronavirus Lockdown   And just like that, we are in lockdown. Now what? Worry not, use our tips for cooking through the coronavirus lockdown. As we busy ourselves with cleaning and organising (has your oven ever sparkled so much?),...

How to cook for unexpected guests

How to cook for unexpected guests

Help!! Unexpected guests for dinner! So some friends have popped over, the wine is flowing, you're having a good time, you're relaxed...then those words that should never be uttered...."I'm hungry"....GASP! What do you do now? Don't they know that the days of a fridge...

How to get your kids to love cooking

How to get your kids to love cooking

Five keys to getting your kids to enjoy cooking Wouldn't it be great if your kids loved cooking? They'd be less fussy eaters, probably more healthy and spend less time on those dreaded devices! Also think about when they're a bit older and you can kick off your shoes...

#NOISE

#NOISE

We sponsored Quarter Club's NOISE event in trendy Lower Marsh near Waterloo in London yesterday - 125 strong women came together to discuss the issues that really matter...and in their goody bags were our tagine kits 🙂 I'd never heard of the Quarter Club before. My...

Waste not want not

Waste not want not

Waste not want not One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, so the saying goes. That is certainly proving true for the growing economy of producing perfectly new goods using surplus, the more tasteful term for waste. This economy is born from a waste not want not...

Why we waste more food now…

Food waste: in the good old days... ...things took a long time My mum and I love a toastie for a quick lunch and on this particular occasion we pondered the subject of food waste. She was telling me how much easier it is in the modern toastie machines compared to when...

Mince beef curry with pilau rice

Mince beef curry with pilau rice

This is a fabulously easy recipe that tastes and looks as though you've lavished hours of love and attention into making it. Serves: 4; Prep time: 20 minutes; cooking time: 30 minutes Ingredients: 2 tablespoons oil 1 curry kit for four 1/4 tsp tumeric 200g tinned...

Join me

Work With Me

By agreeing to receive communications you will receive your a series of emails that will tell you about the latest blogs, offers and products from Virtuelicious. You also confirm that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and T&Cs.