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Homemade Baked Beans Recipe (Slow Cooker)

Easiest recipe in the world! I cook this in the slow cooker so I can walk away and forget about it. It wouldn’t take long in a saucepan though.

  • 1 can borlotti beans
  • 1 can cannellini beans
  • 250g smoked ham
  • 1 brown onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes (or fresh tomatoes)
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Basil
  • Oregano
  • Smoked paprika
  • Pepper

If using dried beans, you’ll need to soak them overnight in water.

1. Brown onion and garlic in a pan.
2. Add all ingredients to slow cooker, including spices to taste.
3. Cook until celery is softened and flavours have infused.
4. Done ๐Ÿ™‚


Oh, hi there!

Hello! I feel like I have started every post lately with an apology for being so lazy with blogging. This post is no different! I really don’t have an excuse other than the motivation seems to have left me in the last few months. If I wasn’t sick in bed right now, this post may not have happened either. I’ve still been chipping away at my goals, but the blogging side of things seems to have taken a step back. Hopefully the motivation will return soon ๐Ÿ™‚

Anyway, a little update…

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I’ve managed to get a cold! Time to take it easy for a few days and recover.

What are your cold/flu home remedies? I’m making a big batch of chicken noodle soup later and having a movie afternoon.


Infographic: How Soft Drinks Impact Your Health

Even though we are constantly told soft drinks are bad news for the body, it still seems as though the message isn’t sinking in for many people. TermLifeInsurance have created a confronting infographic to demonstrate the effects soft drink have on the human body, as well as some interesting (USA based) statistics.

To view the full size version of this infographic, click the image below.

To view the full size version of this infographic, click the image below.

Review: Bulk Powders Extreme NOX V3 Preworkout (Wild Berry)

I just found this review in my drafts. Not sure why I never posted it! The ingredients and formula for NOX V3 might have changed since I wrote this several months ago.


I received a sample of Extreme NOX V3 through the Bulk Powders Facebook promo and got such a kick from it I bought the actual product. I am a big fan of Bulk Powders and still use their WPI, however since Extreme NOX V3, I’ve moved on to a different pre workout.

Taste: Great. Not as “chemically” tasting as some other brands I’ve tried and the actual wild berry flavour was pretty nice. Tasted a bit like berry ice tea and not like a preworkout at all.

Effectiveness: When I first started taking NOX v3, I only had to take one scoop to get a good pump/kick from it. I seemed to build up a tolerance to it pretty quickly though and for most of my time using it, had to add extra to feel like it was doing anything at all.

Mixability: Good – only small bit left at the end if any at all.ย The “suggested use” instructions say to use 250ml of water, but I generally use about 400ml in my SmartShaker.

Other Points: Once I was used to the product, I added in some Dynamatize Creatine Monohydrate. The chunks mentioned in mixability weren’t from this.

Overall score:ย 6.5/10 . I loved Extreme NOX V3 when I first starting taking it but the effects wore off pretty quickly and it felt somewhat useless by the end of the packet.

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