All posts by Gemma Bray

Five EASY meals that will get you out of a spot over the Xmas period! (fool people into thinking you’re on it when you are still frantically wrapping on the 23rd!)

So you all know that I love food. I love cooking it, eating it, reading about it and watching it on TV! I would happily spend all day cooking if I could. BUT life can get a bit busy in the run up to Christmas ...  so here are my fave five easy go to meals ...

First Time Hosting Christmas Dinner? Here Are My Top Tips! (to make sure you actually have fun!)

When I first moved in with Mike I literally was FALLING OVER myself to prove my festive prowess. I was marinating a turkey overnight, I made enough side dishes to feed a small army, bought the entire stock of Threshers .... basically went over the top. Not only did it cost a lot of money ...

Tuna and Olive Pate | Perfect Lunch for One!

As part of my Project Pick Me Up  I am making a massive effort to nourish myself better. This recipe tastes lush and is a fab lunch option! Serves 1  You will need:  1 tin of tuna (drained) 1 tsp capers 1 small handful of tarragon 1 small handful of basil leaves 1 anchovy 1 ...

Creamy Celeriac & Potato Gratin (dairy free)

If you are dairy free you will love this dreamy side dish! It is soooooo creamy!!!! (actually you'll love this even if you aren't dairy free!) You will need:   4 or 5 large potatoes 1 celeriac 1 medium onion 250g of soy cream ( I used Alpro) 1 veg stock cube 100g grated dairy free cheese (I used ...

Organised Christmas: Week 11

Elves Assemble! It is week 11 (11!!!) of #organisedchristmas 🎄 Shiz is getting real folks! Now for some of you this will be an easy week and for others this may be a bit tougher! It is time for the pre Christmas spruce up and home check! Let's get everything in order and sparkly, ready ...

Project Pick Me Up! My mission to get back on top form begins!

Hi everyone!  I have not been feeling myself recently. I am tired my skin is dull, I am getting stressed and anxious easily and I'm just generally feeling below par. So I want to do something about it.  This is very personal to me and I know this is well away from my usual topics ...

Striking a balance – nourishing ourselves whilst being “Mum” (by Kelly Vines)

Before we get started on the important bit, I thought I would give you an insight into how this blog post came about. The lovely Gemma from “The Organised Mum” got in touch with me having seen some of my posts on Instagram. I jumped at the chance to guest blog as blogging is something ...