Monday, April 6, 2020

Tiger King’s Joe Exotic Crochet Pattern on Etsy

Exotic Tiger Man Crochet Amigurumi Pattern
At this point, Netflix's latest docuseries Tiger King accounts for more than half of the POPSUGAR UK team's conversations, and we're showing no signs of slowing down. Our latest obsession (aside from the wild show itself) is a crochet pattern that helps you create a plush toy of Joe Exotic, and, no exaggeration,...

Kale & Sweet Potato Quesadillas Recipe

Kale & Sweet Potato Quesadilla
There are two things you should know about this recipe: 1. The name is a lie. There’s no queso in these quesadillas. But calling them “dillas” makes them sound like something cutesy off of a children’s menu, doesn’t it? 2. Yes, if it sounds familiar, it’s because I made these with leftovers from my Sweet...

Pret Is Sharing Simple Lunch Recipes During Coronavirus

NEW YORK CITY, UNITED STATES - 2020/02/20: British sandwich shops chain, Pret A Manger logo seen in New York City. (Photo Illustration by Alex Tai/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
We don't know about you, but one thing we're finding to be a huge challenge while in lockdown at home is finding delicious (and easy-to-prepare) recipes for lunch every day. Sure, it's a small problem in the larger scheme of things, but without places like Pret to feed us, we've sadly had to...

Raspberry Banana Chia Smoothie Recipe

Raspberry Banana Chia Smoothie
The day after we got back to Raleigh last week, I woke up with tonsils so swollen, I could barely swallow water, a non-stop hacking cough and I sounded like Big Ang when I tried to talk. (Yes, I realize that exactly two of you get the Big Ang reference, but I’m okay...

What I Wish I Knew Before Going Into Lockdown With Two Kids

Mother drawing with her daughter at home.
In Barcelona, the coronavirus lockdown came swiftly. Within hours of the schools shutting down on 12 March, we realised we were heading into something big. There were moments of confusion, a scramble to the supermarket, and then that was that. We were officially in quarantine until further notice. While everyone was stocking up...

Self-Isolating in a House Share? Here Are a Few Expert Tips on How to Cope

As 2020 dawned, few of us could have imagined the reality we're living right now. The coronavirus has impacted every area of our lives and one thing is clear: we have to self-isolate in the coming weeks or even months. However, for people currently living with housemates, that phrase is something of a...

Sainsbury’s Introduces Elderly-Only Hour Due to Coronavirus

Near-empty shelves where fruit and vegetables are usually stocked in the Sainsbury
Image Source: Getty / Kirsty O'Connor - PA Images / Contributor Sainsbury's will be operating an "elderly-only" hour across all stores on Thursday morning. The supermarket chain announced that it will open its doors to the elderly and vulnerable for the first hour of trading, allowing those in need to get supplies amid...

Peanut Udon Noodles with Snow Peas Recipe

Peanut Udon Noodles with Snow Peas
Peanut Udon Noodles are one of my favorite lunches, although I really don’t make them as often as I should. You can eat them warm or cold; you can load them up with any veggies you happen to have on hand. (I made this version with snow peas, but I’ve also used red...

Pomegranate Lime Chia Fresca Recipe

Chia Seeds
If you’ve never seen chia drinks in stores, you’re probably giving me the side-eye right now. (Well, as much as you can give a blogger the side-eye—I can’t see it, but I know it’s happening!) But really, this is a thing! The first time I saw a bottle of juice with chia seeds...

Making Mum Friends Helped Me Overcome My Social Anxiety

Mum friends
I've never been particularly good at making friends. At primary school, I preferred very small groups, opting to hang out with no more than two people at a time. I floundered through secondary school, never quite meeting my tribe, and very much feeling as though I was always on the outside looking in....
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