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My blog is moving! I will be posting all new blog posts, recipes and videos on Patreon. The reason for this is that I now create for Fiftysister full time. Patreon gives fans and followers more value through my writing, recipes, videos, exercise routines and wellness information. Click here to join my Patreon community.

Why Patreon?

Lots of followers asked how they could; support me, get their hands on my recipes, get a reply from an email and message, or watch a regular live stream. Patreon helps keep my information within my control and allows me to be more open with my thoughts and future plans.

What is Patreon?

Patreon is a members only social media platform, where supporters choose who they wish to sponsor through a pledge or monthly subscription. It’s a way for writers and creative people to earn money by providing value to their audience, without having to endlessly sell products.

Facebook page and group

We are building an amazing supportive group on Facebook – ‘Team Sparkles’ which I am very proud of. A safe place for women to ask questions and network with other like minded women. My Facebook page and group are managed by an incredible team – from I will be posting content regularly on Facebook and you will find me posting photos and videos on Instagram too. I’m everywhere!

I appreciate all your support. Thanks for stopping by, have a beautiful day.


Fakeaway time! KFT – Kentucky Fried Tofu in the airfryer.

You love KFC but you’ve decided to eat more plants? Let’s talk about KFT – Kentucky (style) air fried tofu. My husband was a big fan of KFC until I switched us to a 100% plant based diet 10 years ago. He was reluctant to try my KFT at first, but now he asks me to make it every week, the man is completely obsessed, especially when it’s drizzled in my hasty sweet and sour pineapple sauce.

You will see that KFT does involve using a lot of ingredients, but that’s how KFC get their delicious crispy flavour packed coating. The only ingredient missing from the original recipe, which would give it extra pizazz is MSG. I don’t cook with it, but it doe’s take it to the next level.

KFT – Airfried tofu ingredients

  • 1 cup extra firm tofu
  • 1 cup all purpose white flour
  • 1 cup unsweetened plant milk
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp vegetable stock powder
  • 1 large pinch ground sea salt
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika
  • 1 tsp sage
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tbsp mixed herbs
  • 0.5 tsp celery salt
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 0.5 tsp black pepper
  • 0.5 tsp dry mustard powder
  • 0.5 tsp white pepper
  • 0.5 Tsp ground ginger
  • 0.5 tsp Chinese 5 spice
  • Handful of cornflakes
  • 1 cup of pineapple juice
  • 1 tsp cornflour + dash of ACV
  • 0.5 tsp nigella seeds – optional
  • Spray oil.

Method for crispy Tofu

Get your hands on some extra firm tofu. Drain away the water from the tofu and crumble it into bite size pieces. Put the plant milk and 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar into a bowl and mix. You have just made vegan buttermilk. Mix all the four and all the spices in a separate bowl. Pick up a piece of tofu, let it have a swim in the buttermilk, scoop out and douse in the flour/spice mixture. Do all of them, and get ready to repeat.

Now you’re going to need to smash up the cornflakes and add them to the flour mix. Repeat the dip and roll process, making sure lots of cornflake mix is stuck to your tofu. Place the pieces in the airfryer (I use baking paper to avoid too much mess and washing the air fryer pan) and spray with a little bit of oil.

Cook for 8 minutes on high before turning and cooking for a further 5-7 minutes. The cooking time will depend on your airfryer. The important thing to note is that you don’t need to worry about the tofu being undercooked, like you would chicken.

Sweet and sour sauce.

Your KFT is ready! Now for the sauce. Mix cornflour with the pineapple juice and heat until thickened. Add a dash of apple cider vinegar. Sprinkle in some nigella seeds too if you’re feeling fancy.

Video coming soon, stay tuned!

My top 10 sources of plant based protein

This is my list of personal top 10 sources of plant based protein. Things I keep in the store cupboard to ensure I always have a natural and wholesome source of protein with every meal.

Where do I get my protein?

I don’t eat anything from animals, so where do I get my protein? If I had a dollar for every time I was asked this question I’d be a millionaire! I’m going to post more info about plant based macros in the future as many people don’t seem to appreciate how much protein can be found in nuts, beans, seeds, veggies and even fruit. Enough to fuel a gorilla, elephant, rhino… you get the idea.

Plant fibre is incredibly important to our gut microbiome. It’s been removed from processed foods, so it’s vital to eat lots of natural, unprocessed plant matter to keep all the bacteria in the belly happy. I grabbed a few things out of my pantry and will be sharing more nutrition content with you over the coming weeks.

This is where I get my protein and of course, lots of fibre. Have a beautiful day!

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Go in search of authenticity.

Authenticity means you’re true to your own personality, values, and spirit, regardless of the pressure that you’re under to act otherwise. You’re honest with yourself and with others.

When we give ourselves permission to be ourselves, we can live free from others’ ideas and expectations, and we can choose to navigate our own course in life.

It isn’t always easy to live authentically. Being true to what you know is right, means swimming against the current, in the opposite direction to everyone else. It may mean you’re considered unconventional, opening yourself up to criticism and possibly hate, it can mean taking the harder road.

It may mean missing some opportunities – I have learned to accept this, but in the longer term, it’s likely to open up many more opportunities; opportunities that simply wouldn’t be available to someone who has been seen to be insincere, conflicted, vacillating, or fake. 

Living an authentic life is vastly more rewarding than hiding your true self. When you live authentically, you don’t have to worry about what anyone else thinks, what you said, how you acted, or whether you did the right thing. Living authentically means you can trust yourself and your motivations implicitly.

Authenticity brings peace and a quietened mind. If I’d never been lost, I wouldn’t have found my true self. 


Jumprope and Kettlebell 40+ Fitness daily workout

Jumprope and Kettlebell workout on YouTube

I’ve just edited and uploaded my 40+ fitness, daily workout with Jumprope and Kettlebell to YouTube. My main social media platforms are Facebook & Instagram, but as so many people pleaded with me to post on YouTube too, here I am attempting to post on all platforms. I must be crazy! But I want to reach as many women as I can to help them regain their strength and fitness after 40.

In July 2021 I was overweight, stressed, depressed, suffering with anxiety and rather unfit. I started intermittent fasting to lose weight, then in Feb 2022 I started jumprope. In December 2022 I added kettlebell into the mix and started building upper body muscle. I have shoulders of steel!

I share as much information as I can to help other women who are struggling with weight gain and lack of motivation. This is my first jumprope and kettlebell workout video on YouTube, you will also find more videos on my Facebook page. Click here to see FiftySister on Facebook. I am work in progress, learning as I go, so check back often for new videos and posts.

You can find out more about my jumprope journey by clicking here. Click on the video above or here to view on YouTube.

Thanks for stopping by…. I’m back to posting on my blog so stay tuned!