Monday, 19 March 2018

Thai Chicken and Pineapple Fried Rice

Are you a fan of sweet and savoury? Yes? Well this one's for you. One pot dishes have become my go to on busy days as they don't require much effort. I don't know about you but I'm not a fan of dishes either so just having one pan to wash is a bonus. This Asian inspired dish is full of flavour, it's colourful and is an easy weeknight meal. Its also budget friendly and is a great way to incorporate more fruits into your diet. Besides, its absolutely delicious and that should be incentive enough to give it try.

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Prawn Medley

I'm back! Apologies for being M.I.A the past few days, I've been buried under a mountain of books. Assignments have stacked up and I have exams coming up so just trying to focus as I want to do well. Still I'm back with a good recipe, one I think you'll love. Never thought I'd see the day when I would be absolutely loving Seafood. Yes ladies and gentlemen, I have turned a new page, fully indulging in all things Seafood and it all started with one restaurant visit last year. After a long day at university or work, the last thing you want to do is to spend more than hour cooking. Why not go for dishes that are easy and quick to make as well as nutritious like this Prawn Medley. With a variety of flavours and textures, this delicate prawn dish is set to become a firm favourite.

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Linguine Vegetable Medley

Yes, little me is still alive and well, just extremely busy which is why I've been slacking a bit on blogging. My course has become quite intense very quickly. I've got a lot of work to do so just trying to keep on top of it all in a calm manner so I'll make this a quick one. One of the easiest ways to get in some of your five a day is by cooking up this colourful Linguine vegetable medley. One that's flavourful; the chilli powder gives it a fiery kick, lemon adds a hint of sweetness and citrus, mixed herbs enhance the overall taste and turmeric gives this dish it's gorgeous, bright colour. Of course, the range of vegetables in this medley ensures that your taste buds pick up the variety of textures, you will not be disappointed.

Monday, 26 February 2018

*Feel Good Contacts Hot Compress Eye Mask

Your eyes are probably one of the most vulnerable parts of your body and there are a variety of environmental factors that can irritate them. This includes dust, wind, hot air, smoke and even air conditioning. All these can lead to dry eye syndrome, something I experienced a few months back. There is nothing more annoying than the sandy, gritty sensation that comes with dry eye syndrome. It's like having sand in your eye that you just can't quite remove. Unfortunately things like eye liner and mascara can also lead to the blockage of the glands in your eyelids resulting in inflammation. Apart from growing self confidence, eye health is one of the reasons I have stopped wearing makeup but of course, I whip it out for special occasions. Anyway, I bear good news I promise thanks to Feel Good Contacts. Started in 1998 as a wholesaler supplying contact lenses to opticians, Feel Good contacts has become a leading retailer offering affordable contact lenses and eye care products. The lovely team at Feel Good Contacts were kind enough to send me one of their Hot compress eye masks to try out and review. This is the perfect accessory to help conquer symptoms of inflammation, dry eye, puffy eyes, sore eyes, sensitivity to light, blepharitis, shall I go on? The eye mask if filled with Flak seed and works by externally heating up the eyelids thereby stimulating the glands and relieving pain. Sold at a reasonable price and no prescription needed, this is something that's worth having. Can you really put a price tag on your health? Examining your priorities in life every now and then is crucial.

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Whole Wheat Cinnamon Scones

Exam season is creeping up fast again and I'm slowly starting to feel the pressure. I have 3 exams in May to mark the end of my first year; Biochemistry, Human Anatomy and Physiology and Nutrition. As you can imagine, there's quite a lot to get through but when the stress comes creeping, take it out on the dough. Baking has always been rather therapeutic for me, I'm not just creating a delicious batch of comfort food, I'm calming myself down. One of the best things about baking is the smell of the finished product and of course sharing my creations. My little brother presents quite the challenge when it comes to increasing his dietary fibre intake; the boy doesn't like brown bread, he doesn't like oats, heck he rarely ever touches his vegetables. And so I've been forced to come up with a few creative ways to help my mom tackle this problem. Bake it, Spiralise it or Blend it, these are my three go to methods! That's exactly how these cute little numbers came about. Each scone provides 10.8g fibre, that's half of his recommended intake of fibre/day, success! At just 200 calories per scone, they are way more impressive as those choc chip muffins he loves so much. 
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