Thursday, 11 February 2016

My Recent Likes and Dislikes

A basket of cabbages

I just thought I'd write a quick post about some of the things that have been making me happy lately and some of the things that have made me cross. I'm on the way to recovery now but I'm still on my crutches and it's been a very frustrating 6 months. I'd never have imagined that a simple task of bringing in some washing from the garden would result in several months of chaos. I'm so grateful for all the support from friends and family and I'm now exercising to make my leg strong so I can learn to walk (and cook) again. I'm even looking forward to doing the laundry, would you believe it! So here goes...

My Likes :

  • Cabbage - I could eat it for every meal, even breakfast.
  • Chocolate - I received so much for Christmas I've still got some left however, I've now given it up for Lent and put my chocolate box out of the way to avoid temptation.
  • Competitions - I've been so very lucky to win some awesome prizes on FB, Twitter and blogs over the last 2 months, they've brightened up my days. I've put links to some of things I've won below.
  • Blogger friends - there are so many wonderful bloggers who I have never met that have supporteded me through the last few months, you know who you are. I'm sending you a huge virtual hug.
  • Recipe books - I've been reading quite a few recipe books recently. One of my favourite books is Peace and Parsnips: Vegan Cooking for Everyonewhich I won after I'd submitted some recipes for a competition at The Beach House Kitchen.

My Dislikes :

  • The act of following on Twitter and Instagram to get a follow back only to unfollow later. 
  • Comments and emails from people who have accidentally misread my recipes informing me that a SCD recipe isn't legal - guys I've had 10 years experience, I think I know the diet pretty well by now.  Please read the recipe properly there will be an alternative ingredient mentioned.
  • Comments that tell me that my gluten free recipes aren't SCD legal - I don't follow the SCD and not all my blog recipes are going to be suitable. I label those that are.
  • TV programmes where the dietician is clearly misinformed - I'm not naming them.
  • Maltodextrin - it finds its way into so many things.

What's made you happy or sad lately?

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62 comments:

  1. Cabbage and kale are on my likes.. I eat SO MUCH these days! lol - http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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    1. Oh I forgot about the kale Gingi! Yes, I'm liking it too.

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  2. I'm a big fan of cabbage too. Home grown is the best! Congrats on your wins too and wishing you a swift recovery from your injury.

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    1. Thank you ELizabeth, the comps have been a great distraction. We've never been successful growing veg in our garden, we have too many snails and slugs!

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  3. Way to go on the wins!Ha, I gave -what was left- of my Christmas chocolates to the kids because I was constantly tempted! I haven o will power when it comes to those sweet treats, haha.

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    1. Thanks Sarah, I've been very lucky. I've been known to give my chocolate away too but this year I'm saving it for Easter and then I'll share, perhaps.

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  4. I am a little bit obsessed with cabbage at the moment. I love it boiled, and then just in a bowl with loads of vinegar and pepper. It might sound weird for some, but I love it.

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    1. I've not tried pickled cabbage yet Dannii, I must give it a go, sounds awesome!

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  5. I've never really got into Cabbage but chocolate on the other hand yum! haha x

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    1. Hehe, who doesn't like chocolate??

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  6. I love cabbage, chocolate and competitions too! Glad you've been winning x

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    1. Thanks Rebecca, beginners luck I think!

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  7. So many people keep unfollowing me when I don't follow back lately, it's so phoney. Annoys me so much.

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    1. Yes it is phoney and very annoying, I think... what's the point?

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  8. I hadn't come across the term SCD before reading your post so I've been looking around your blog and educating myself. It's all new information to me and I find it fascinating. Although I'm lucky enough not to suffer from any food allergies or intolerances, knowing about them is useful and helpful.

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    1. Thanks Teresa, I'm glad you found it interesting, it was new territory for me too 10 years ago.

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  9. What a great idea for a post - I completely agree that the habit of following & unfollowing is incredibly rude. Hope you are off the crutches soon - Must be such a pain to get around x

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    1. Thank you so much Helen, it's been a difficult 6 months but hopefully the next will be much better.

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  10. I dislike cabbage but love chocolate - as for Twitter and Instagram following yes that bugs the life out of me too

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  11. I just ignore the following and unfollowing on Twitter. Annoying but hey, it happens. I have made some cool blogger friends so I am liking that too.

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    1. Good advice Stella, I should ignore it too!

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  12. I love cabbage too. but the rest of my family don't, so I have too eat it all to myself

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  13. Mmm I love cabbage too! Especially in stir fries!! Chocolate is my absolute favourite food though - I can definitely eat it every day!

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    1. Yes, it's awesome in stir fries, I agree!

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  14. I love cabbage and chocolate too.....but not together haha. Pickled cabbage is so good!

    Miss Kitty Kaos - Adventures Of A Riot Grrrl

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    1. Hehe, no not together I agree. Yes, I must try pickled cabbage..

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  15. Following and then unfollowing is THE most annoying thing on earth!!! Still makes me angry everyday.

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    1. I totally agree, it's so pointless..

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  16. *pulls face* I cannot stand cabbage! lol I do however agree with you on the chocolate haha

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    1. Yes, I think chocolate will always win!

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  17. I don't think I've ever read cabbage on someone's favourites list before! But it is impressive that you like it!

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  18. I don't get why people follow to unfollow - perhaps I'm just lazy but it doesn't make sense to me.

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    1. I agree. Sarah, it makes no sense at all.

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  19. I get annoyed with the following and unfollowing too, I use Crowdfire to check and if it keeps happening, that person gets blocked x

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    1. I hadn't heard of Crowdfire before, thank you for letting me know about it.

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  20. Totally agreee on no. 1 of dislike. Looks so cheap actually but never mind, there are bulk of items to like about :)

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    1. There certainly are Jessica, I agree.

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  21. Enjoyed this post, I totally agree with the following-unfollowing thing on instagram & twitter, it's so annoying!

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    1. Thank you Emily, glad you found it interesting :)

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  22. I don't know why people unfollow ! Baffles me. Great list! I love cabbage to

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  23. the first point in the dislikes! i totally agree. i keep seeing the same account every now again following me...

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    1. It's so annoying isn't it! Thank Nicol.

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  24. i love cabbage! I am not sure about your negative comments maybe, try to explain?

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    1. Oh it's just about people not understanding my blog and whether a recipe is suitable for a special diet. It's not a big deal really, just a bit of fun!

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  25. I am with you on the chocolate but not the cabbage! :) x

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    1. Thank you for your comment Charlotte, chocolate wins!

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  26. I have phases of really enjoying cabbage. It's a good vegetable. It's such a shame about your negative experiences. Everyone has an opinion don't they

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    1. They certainly do but I can live with it! Thank you :)

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  27. Mmm cabbage...I'm not sure I love it as much as you. But I do love kale and eat a lot of that! I am also obsessed with nuts! Well done for winning all those comps!

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    1. Oops, I left nuts off the list I love salted almonds, maybe they will go on my next list. I've had cabbage 5 times in the last week, I just can't get enough of it! I've been very lucky, thank you.

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  28. So sorry to hear about your accident, how awful. Glad to hear you are making a good recovery now though. I love cabbage and chocolate too, of course and I dislike most of the things on your dislike list too.

    Never heard of SCD before, well until I looked it up just now. That's what I love about the food world, there is so much to learn.

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    1. Thank you so much, I'm much better now though. I totally agree with you, there is so much to learn which is why I enjoy reading blogs so much, I learn something new every day. Your blog is awesome, I subscribed a few weeks back.

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  29. Oh and just in case you're interested, a few of us have started a vegetarian and vegan bloggers FB group you might be interested in. https://www.facebook.com/groups/520312951481985/

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    1. Hi, thank you, I've sent a request to join.

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  30. I'm happy to hear you are recovering from your recent accident, I'm sure you will be back to normal sooner, rather than later. I like avocados, I was put off of them for a few years, but recently rekindled my love affair and I just can't get enough. I dislike when people judge other people. It infuriates me. Everyone's story is different, we all come from different backgrounds and we are all just trying to figure it out and live a good life. The world we be a better place is we all supported each other.

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    1. Hi Mary, thank you so much. Yes, I like avocados too and yes I agree with you, everyone's story is different and I hate it when people judge you without actually knowing you. I'm also with you on living a good life and supporting others - life's too short to be negative! Thank you for visiting x

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  31. Happy to hear you're feeling better....
    Yay to blogger friends and cabbage and chocolate!! (not together) lol

    www.pureella.com

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    1. Hi Ella, thank you so much for your comment, it made me giggle, hope all is good xo

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