Monday, 19 November 2018

*Lemon Mackerel with VeeTee Long Grain Rice Pot

University has been keeping me awfully busy lately which means less time for cooking. Welcome to the sweet life of a Dietetics student. As you already know, I’m a huge rice lover but it does take time to make from scratch. With deadlines and assessments coming up, I’ve turned to VeeTee rice pots, one way to make life that little bit easier. VeeTee rice pots are great for those super busy days. However, I had always been sceptical about how microwaveable rice would taste but these rice pots taste a lot better than anticipated.

Wondering what VeeTee is? Well, it’s a company that specializes in rice, one that is praised for increasing access to quality, customised food. As a student myself, these rice pots have been a great time saver. Rice pot in one hand, microwave set to two minutes in another, just whack it in and you're good to eat. Even if you’re not good at cooking, you can still have VeeTee rice. Their rice pots come in individual portions, require no cooking skills and best of all, there are no extra dishes to wash. Here’s to a source of carbohydrates made easy. So, why not give VeeTee a try, starting with this delicious lemon mackerel served with VeeTee long grain rice.

Monday, 12 November 2018

Carrot and Berry Protein Smoothie

What's a great way to get in some fruit and vegetables first thing in the morning? Smoothies! If you follow me on Instagram, you'll know that I love a good smoothie. It may be because breakfast is my favourite meal of the day so I always go all out, if you have a smile so early in the morning, you're likely to have a good day right? University has taken over my life so I'm just quickly popping by to share one of my favourite smoothies, this carrot and berry protein smoothie. Want to know more, read on.

Monday, 29 October 2018

*Flour-less Banana and Cinnamon Loaf

Flour-less she says? Does that shock you, you heard right. This loaf contains no flour thanks to good ol' Oats and an imagination. I woke up on Saturday morning with the urge to bake and so I made my way downstairs to do just that. To my surprise, I was out of both Almond and buckwheat flour but I had Oats. See, my cupboards are full of Oats because they make a great breakfast especially during the winter months. I then went ahead to grab a packet of Oats which I blended into a flour consistency. That's how this little number came about, a good one at that. This flour-less banana and Cinnamon Loaf presented the perfect opportunity to incorporate some of Whitworths seeds. Thank you to the team at Whitworths for gifting me with their new range of seeds, I am seed obsessed after all.

So why Whitworths Seeds? I have a few reasons for you, they come in a convenient seal-able pouch which is handy because seeds can be a nightmare when they spill everywhere. This makes them easy to use and store. So, why not let your creativity come to life.. #Simplyadd. This recipe could be a good place to start, you never know, you just might love it. 

Monday, 22 October 2018

Fruit topped Rye Bread with Almond butter

Apologies for being M.I.A the last few weeks, it seems being a student Dietitian is a full time job. You'll be pleased to know however that though it's a tad difficult, I'm thoroughly enjoying the course. This year consists of Principles of Dietetics, Specialist Dietetics, Life Span Nutrition etc, basically all the good stuff so I'm super excited and focused. I spend most of my days  buried under a pile of books, reading through hundreds of journals and sipping on green tea. Ahh, welcome to the life of a Student Dietitian! That doesn't mean I've stopped cooking up a storm and sharing recipes. There's nothing quite like starting the day with a tasty almond butter open sandwich. Now that I've got your attention, let's get right to it.

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

No bake Protein Peanut Butter Chia Bars

There are days when I get extremely peckish. On days like those, I want to everything in sight, that also includes snacking like its a sport. However when we snack, we never reach for the healthy option but its time to change that with these Protein and Peanut Butter Chia Bars.

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