Nelly Elliott

Newcastle based blogger, mama, creative, coffee-only with my oxygen, vegan, plus-size fashion lover and feminist.

@nellyscupcakes

Happy New Year!

It's been a while huh? I hope you can forgive me for my radio silence, I was busy growing and birthing a tiny human. In the early hours of Monday 8th December we welcomed a gorgeous little bundle into the world and became a family of three. Baby Zoe Jean was plonked into my tired arms and our…

Meal Planning Monday - 13th October

You may have noticed I've had a bit of a makeover (the blog, not me, your lucky if I remember to apply mascara these days). I have done a lot of thinking recently about the blog and my lack of posting. What it boiled down to is that the blog as it was just wasn't an accurate reflection of…

Meal Planning Monday - 4th August

So last weeks meal plan was a roaring success, life is so much easier when you have a plan. We veered slightly off plan on Thursday and treated ourselves to a takeaway, but the salmon and BBQ thighs were the highlight of the week for me. This week I am off work, so hoping I might feel the urge t…

Baby Nelly - Second Trimester Update.

It feels like forever ago that I made the announcement that we are expecting, its so weird as I feel like it is flying by, but also dragging. The second trimester has been much more fun than the first, a little less worrying and a lot more buying of cute things. Although, the worry is still there. …

Meal Planning Monday - 28th July

How hot has it been? I am using this photo of Ruby to illustrate how we are not at all coping well with the humidity. So what with morning sickness and general tiredness I have been more than a little lazy where meal planning is concerned. Take aways have been had and a shocking number of "…

Violet Madeleines

Well, my plan to continue blogging didn't quite go to plan. I suffered quite badly during the first trimester (and some of the second) with sickness and extreme tiredness. So, sadly the blog was left to gathering dust. I do miss it though, I have found myself planning recipes in my head more …

News!

So, as you can probably tell from the above grainy picture of my uterus... I have some news! In around six months time we will be welcoming a new little person into our family. It has been a very long couple of months of sickness and secret keeping but finally I can tell everyone. I partly haven…

Meal Planning Monday - 10th March

My one and only picture from my day in the lakes on Saturday You may have noticed that I didn't publish a meal plan last week, there is a reason for that. I didn't eat at home at all last week, I had one of those crazy busy weeks and while I had an absolute blast, I have missed cooking. …

Traditional English Pancakes with Caramelised Bananas (and a giveaway!)

We all know it is Shrove Tuesday on the 4th March in the UK. You would be hard pushed to find a bigger pancake lover than me, but I am not a fan of Shrove Tuesday. I know that doesn't make sense but allow me to explain; Pancakes should not be limited to just one day a year, I feel like they g…

Vanilla & Chocolate Baked Doughnuts.

I finally did it. I bought a doughnut pan. I've been contemplating it for a while, one has been in my amazon basket since Christmas. Finally during a late night trip to Sainsburys, I saw one, it was reduced, I couldn't not buy it. I decided to stay basic with the first recipe, keep it s…

Meal Planning Monday - 24th February.

Another adorbs Ruby picture for you It's Monday, I know, it sucks. Lets get through it together, OK? Monday
Mini roast chicken dinner - Chicken breast, potatoes, yorkshire puddings, veggies and gravyTuesday
I am out for dinner with my sister, still undecided where. If anyone has a North East…

Meal Planning Monday - 17th February

Gratuitous cat picture, because, why not? Morning! Been a while since I did one of these Meal Planning Monday posts! To be totally honest with you its been a while since I planned anything. There has been a lot of take-aways and cereal for dinner around here and it needs to stop! I did my food sh…

Stuff What I Did - Episode Two

You may have noticed things have been a little quiet around here lately. To be totally honest I have been in a little bit of a blogging funk. I just didn't feel like I had anything new or interesting to say. This tends to be a cyclical thing for me, this blog operates in peak and troughs and …

Adventures with Homemade Pasta

I got this Pasta Machine for Christmas this year. It is one of those things that I have wanted for a while but considered it a little frivolous to buy myself. I was over the moon when I found it under my tree on Christmas morning. I had read a bajillion blog posts on how easy and versatile homemad…

Chipolte Chilli and Honey Chicken.

I am going to be honest with you for a second, OK? I am not a very good cook, I can bake with the best of them, whip up a cake in a flash; sans recipe, fiddle with ingredients and understand the results, even create my own recipes with success! But when it comes to savoury things, sauces, meat, ca…