Back to the drawing board

Six months ago, Marie Elizabeth Edwards joined the Girls Around Town to talk about helping local businesses stand out from the crowd by designing and producing bold and beautiful signage for them.

It’s back to the drawing board this weekend when she’s in the studio again to tell Rosalyn and Rachel a little more about how she turned a hobby into a thriving business of her own.

And how, through a range of other creations Made By Mee, she brings a uniquely personal touch to special celebrations such as weddings, christenings and Christmas…

On her previous visit to Radio Newark, Marie was about to host the first meeting of a new local branch of the Mums in Business Association. Since then, the group has gone from strength to strength and she’ll have news of the events that have taken place so far and, of course, what’s next on the agenda for working mothers in area.

And there’s more! Last month, she was a member of Carrie’s Babes, one of 27 teams taking part in the Dragon Boat Festival here in Newark. Find out how the babes prepared for the big event, how things went for them on the day – and above all, how delighted they were to be crowned top team on the sponsorship front, raising over £1,700 for two of Newark’s best-loved charities!

Tune in to 107.8FM or listen online from 10am to 12 noon on Sunday to hear what Marie has to say about what’s obviously been a very busy year so far…

Time for a treat?

Who says eating healthily means never being able to enjoy the occasional treat?

Certainly not Alison Harris, last Sunday’s guest on Girls Around Town – and June is with her all the way on that too…

Everybody needs a bit of a treat once in a while and if it’s a guilt-free one, then so much the better.

Next time you’re tempted to reach for a chocolate bar or a cake, give Alison’s protein balls a try – quick and easy to make, you can even pop them in the freezer which means they’re always to hand when you want to spoil yourself a little!

Alison's Protein Balls

  • Servings: Makes 18
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 100gms ground almonds
  • Approx 75gms raisins
  • 2 tbsps peanut buttter
  • 1 tbsp ground mixed seeds
  • 1 tbsp cacao powder
  • Handful of berries, grapes or orange segments

Directions

  1. Blitz all the ingredients in a food processor, making sure the mixture is wet enough to stick together – you can add a little extra peanut or coconut oil if you wish.
  2. Shape into bite-sized balls and roll in dessicated coconut.
  3. Chill in the fridge for a couple of hours.
  4. Store in an airtight container in the fridge or freeze them if you want to.

Food for thought

How many times have you heard or read the words ‘you are what eat‘?

Believe it or not, that saying goes all the way back to 1826 when Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, a French lawyer, politician and writer who gained fame as a gastronome, wrote “Tell me what you eat and I will tell you what you are”…

But what about how, when, where and why you eat what you do?

One woman who knows all about the importance of mindset when it comes to nutrition is Alison Harris, who’ll be joining June in the studio this weekend to tell her own story and describe some of the ways in which she empowers people to be at their best by helping them reconnect with nourishing.

“Of course we look at healthy eating and I encourage clients to eat cleanly, with more vegetables, less processed food and, where possible, to choose local and seasonal produce” she says.

“But it’s my belief that without looking at why we eat what we do, we’ll just go back to old habits. And it’s this mindfulness that is at the core of the work I do.”

Alison will be talking about how she brings her skills and experience of NLP, coaching and nutrition into the workshops, talks and one-to-one training she offers.

And she’ll also be busting one or two myths about eating healthily being too expensive or time-consuming…

Tune into 107.8FM or listen online between 10am and 12 noon to enjoy a little food for thought on Girls Around Town this Sunday!