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Who keeps you healthy?

Who helps you keep fit and healthy?

British heart foundation 10k run - hyde park

British heart foundation 10k run – hyde park

I like to keep fit and healthy and for this post I am participating the American Recall Centre’s series “Who keeps you healthy” as part of their hip replacement awareness month. 

If you have been following me on the blog for awhile you will know that aside from cooking up lots of delicious food in the kitchen and then scoffing the lot I also have a real passion for exercise and keeping fit and healthy. I think being healthy means different things to different people. For me being ‘healthy’ means making sure I don’t overindulge (too much) in the foods I love and making sure I eat a good amount of fresh food with lots of veggies. It also means popping up to the gym everyday and hitting the weights hard. Truth be told I don’t do the weights so much to keep me healthy as much as I just love getting in the gym and lifting, as I said it is a real passion of mine.

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Friday debate: salt and exercise

What’s happening in the world of food this week?

Friday shout out Photo: Hazzat

Friday shout out Photo: Hazzat

The end of another busy week and it’s time to look back at what’s been in the news. I am still looking at what I want to do with these Friday opinion posts so they may vary a little over the next few weeks before settling down into a format which I think works best and that I can always get online it time! This week I have been scouring the news for health, fitness and food related stories and a few have caught my eye so I thought I’d share my comments and opinions on them with you, you very lucky people!

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How to: easy fish pie recipe

Fantastic & Easy Fish Pie Photo: Russell Bowes

Fantastic & Easy Fish Pie Photo: Russell Bowes

Fish pie is a classic family favourite and a great winter warmer dish. We may be in the early days of spring but I still like making hearty dishes like this and baking up a big meal on Monday means there can be enough left for Tuesday and even Wednesday too! Back in January I wrote about a fish pie recipe I found on MSN which was pretty close to my gran’s fish pie I grew up eating when I was a kid. This recipe  my own take on a fish pie and it’s a bit different to the last one. This time I swapped out the full-fat crème fraîche and made a white sauce for the filling. I also reverted to a traditional mashed potato topping, with a good old bit of grated cheddar cheese.

I think this is a real family-favourite type of recipe, hearty and warming, home-cooking at it’s best! I packed the fish pie recipe with vegetables so it really is a meal in one dish, quick simple and easy to do. It made a pretty good dinner last night and this evening and could even have done a 3rd evening if I hadn’t raided it for lunch today too.

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