The Governments coronavirus strategy has been, and still is, not enough to sufficiently slow down the spread of COVID-19

The speed at which the Government is changing its advice got me looking into the reasoning for yesterday’s announcement of much tougher guidelines. The Gov’s previous strategy (the ‘delay’ phase) was one of ‘mitigation’ – that is, ‘everyone will probably get it so we just try and limit the damage’ to the population and economy. This involves, as you may already know, lowering the height of the infection curve over time to reduce the stress on resources.

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The SARS-Cov-2 (Coronavirus) family dilemma: what’s the best action to take for you, and for others?

It’s a rapidly changing situation – a key dilemma for families today, the first Sunday after the announcement of a global pandemic and where the Government has not closed the schools, is whether or not to risk sending your children out to school tomorrow morning. It’s not an easy decision to make.

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Tartiflette Recipe

I love this – it’s a must have when in France. There’s a French market that comes to us once a year that cooks it in a giant pan. Not exactly ‘healthy eats’ but damn it’s lovely. Also not one for people who are not a fan of / allergic to Garlic!

Ingredients

  • 1kg Charlotte potatoes, peeled
  • 250g bacon lardons
  • 2 shallots
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 100ml white wine
  • 200ml double cream
  • Salt and black pepper
  • Reblochon cheese (about 450g)

Tartiflette was apparently created to sell Reblochon cheese, but if you absolutely need to substitute then I guess you could use gruyère or something like that instead?

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Voucher: 60% off Gousto recipe box discount code!

“Life as a couple is mostly just asking each other what you want to eat”.

It’s one of those quotes from instagram that has stuck with me. Now, enter Gousto. This has been a life changer for us. Ok, so it is definitely more expensive than the standard DIY approach, but you get something interesting to eat three or four nights a week, many of which only take 15 minutes to prep and cook. All the ingredients are to hand so there are no last minute shopping trips and with clear instructions it requires little brain capacity at the end of a busy day.

We also find that because the stuff in the cupboard is things we want to eat that we aren’t throwing out anywhere near as much expired food. And you can now get 60% off your first box and then 30% off the rest of your orders for the first month.

So, with that in mind, here is a 60% off link:

No voucher code required, just click here to order your first Gousto box and get your 60% off discount.

Huel v3.0: £10 discount voucher for your first purchase!

Huel have changed their recipe! It’s the biggest change since the launch of Huel and I’m not quite sure I’m on board. I reckon it will probably be better for new customers, but I was used to that old gritty flavour 🙂 Lots of discussion about it on their forums and on r/Huel too.

Not tried it yet? Place your first order via this link and you will automatically get £10 off with this referral voucher.

Update: The new recipe is a big improvement – it is probably their biggest recipe change since Huel v1.0 and it is so much easier to drink. The chocolate flavour seems to have lost it’s excessive sweetness and I find one scoop of Vanilla and one scoop of Chocolate works well together 🙂