Carrot cake pancakes by Jessica Cox
I hurt my back the other week. I decided to do some HIIT training without warming up (rookie error), and well… lets just say I spent the rest of the day lying face down on my bed feeling sorry for myself. When there wasn’t a huge improvement the following day, I took myself off to the doctor who advised that once the pain had subsided enough that it was bearable, it was far better to move around a little than to lay down flat allowing my back to seize up even more. She advised me to move around – but not too much. “Slow walking, gentle stretching – even things like a bit of cleaning or cooking at home would be beneficial”.
Mediterranean chickpea burgers by Making Thyme for Health
Sweet Potato Fries with Cashew Aoili by Dishing up the Dirt
Doctors orders to cook!? I headed straight for the kitchen when I got home (and yes, completely ignoring the cleaning part!) I have a million recipes that I’ve highlighted for cooking – in Pintrest, emails to myself, bits of torn up paper stuck between the pages of my cookbooks. Normally I see something, make some kind of note to make it at a later point, and then subsequently forget about it. But when your doctor orders you to cook and subscribes a few days off work, then there’s really no excuse not to.
Spicy roasted chickpeas by the Honour System
For those of you that follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you’ve probably already seen these pictures (and apologies for the terrible quality, they were all taken with my iPhone), however I wanted to do a little recap here of the ones that I loved to share with you all. I have included a link to recipe if you want to make it yourself – and I strongly recommend you do, all of the recipes here were incredibly delicious, and boyfriend-approved.
Fudgy chocolate peanut butter cookies by the Honour System