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Vicki Psarias

Founder of online lifestyle and parenting site Honest Mum and award-winning filmmaker

Vicki is a critically acclaimed professional blogger, multi-award winning filmmaker and mum of two.

Open Grilled Halloumi Sandwich With Balsamic Reduction

Start by making the balsamic reduction by adding vinegar and honey to a medium sized pan. Bring to a simmer over a medium high heat then adjust to a low heat for around 10-15 minutes whilst the liquid thickens and reduces.
21/07/2017 13:44 BST

The Importance Of Being Honest

Not only because she kicks my ass on a weekly basis, and seeing her on a Tuesday means I actually stick to working out solo throughout the week, but because in our dedicated exercise hour each week, we get to put the world to rights whilst getting sweaty.
05/07/2017 17:22 BST

Five Ways To Handle Criticism

I welcome constructive criticism (it's the only way to reflect and grow - if of course you value the critique and critic) but sometimes criticism can be anything but constructive, and when you're consistently creating and bravely putting your art out into the world, less than favourable feedback can feel crushing at times, often stopping you in your tracks.
14/06/2017 10:15 BST

Living Without A Microwave For Three Months

Minor things yes, but towards the end of the three months, I was starting to become a little bit frustrated. I'd plan meals based on how easy they were to reheat which is basically nuts and being microwave-less was starting to put a real downer on the joy I find in cooking.
02/05/2017 14:03 BST

When You Have A Fearless Child

His zest for life, contagious laughter and sharp mind amazes most people. He's such a character, who loves the camera and performing, and I don't want to stifle him in my bid to keep him safe, but that's my priority as it is with my eldest. It's a delicate balance of making him feel free whilst standing a safe distance from him to catch him when in this case, he inevitably falls.
25/04/2017 15:31 BST

Five Tips On Getting Back To Work After A Break

Getting back into a routine after fun in the sun, or any kind of break for that matter, feels a bit tough going so here are the tips I'm reminding myself of so I can snap out of these post-holiday blues and get my booty back in gear.
24/04/2017 13:54 BST

Why Being Yourself Is Your Superpower

We all suffer from crippling self-doubt at times, second-guessing the shizz out of ourselves, comparing our style, opinions, and lives to others, mostly online, often feeling lacking in some way, that we're not pretty/slim/curvy/smart/successful enough.
19/04/2017 14:43 BST

Feeling Proud In My Bikini As A Mum Of Two And How You Can Too

It's hard but vital we keep the conversation going about our bodies, however difficult that might seem because that honesty will enable us to feel less alone, and more badass about ourselves. All shapes and sizes are beautiful and remember that we did good mama, we made babies and are raising children.
11/04/2017 16:15 BST

How To Get Rid Of Eye Bags

I'd gotten used to spreading the concealer on thick... then, earlier this year I started doing more research asking mama friends for secrets and searching online to help improve the eye bags. Three months on, the tips I discovered and implemented have made a huge difference.
04/04/2017 14:32 BST

Why Collaboration Is the Key to Success

I've come to believe there are two types of people in business: those who there only in it for themselves, plain and simple and those who are not. Let me break it down further: this divide seems be TEAM A who know COLLABORATION is everything-and TEAM B who never got the gif, that it is.
18/07/2016 15:28 BST

Chilli, Garlic, Parsley and Spiralized Courgette on Spaghetti

I've always been a bit of a sucker for gadgets in the kitchen and the spiralizer is most definitely my appliance de jour! (Soz Nutribullet). If you don't have a spiralizer machine fear not as you can buy spiralized vegetables from most supermarkets.
24/05/2016 10:11 BST

Best Easy-To-Make Chocolate Muffins Recipe

I usually make these muffins a couple of times a month on a weekend usually and often top these bad boys with melted dark chocolate or chocolate butter cream. The best thing about these muffins is that they are HONESTLY the quickest, easiest (self-proclaimed) BEST muffins to make in the entire world (probs)!
22/04/2016 11:53 BST

King Prawn Masala

I adore one-pot cooking, finding it almost therapeutic. There's something incredibly relaxing about escaping to the kitchen, glass of vino in hand, slowly building up the flavours of my culinary creations.
07/04/2016 11:51 BST

Admitting to Being a Belieber at 35!

Now for those literally without a clue about Bieber (where've you been people?)-he's a YouTube-discovered child star, now 20 something with a smooth and catchy singing voice, with a doey-eyed Joey Lawrence back in the day style look about him.
11/02/2016 11:09 GMT