Friday, 28 October 2016

Vegetable Pasta


The majority of vegetable pasta dishes I've eaten in restaurants tend to be quite dry; I like mine soggy! This may be because I consume a lot of soups or merely because I'm weird like that. Either way, here's my version of vegetable pasta. If you can't settle down after a hard day at work; this comforting dish is sure to do the trick. Don't let those left over vegetables die out in your fridge; they are just waiting to be put to good use and this is such a great way.

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Breakfast Waffles, good or bad?

Breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day but that doesn't mean it should be complicated. Sometimes waffles are just what you need; they are actually a personal favourite of mine. Okay, so waffles made from white flour are not the best because the flour has very little nutritional value but I thought it would be a nice treat today now that I have a few days off work. In order for you to be able to have waffles for breakfast regularly; the use of Whole-wheat flour instead would be highly beneficial.

Monday, 24 October 2016

Gluten Free Cornflakes Breakfast Bowl

The best time to eat fruit is in the morning, on an empty stomach. Why you ask? Because the digestive system can break down the sugars faster allowing your body to get the full nutritional benefits. We like being nourished! Fruits are packed with Vitamin C and are a good source of fiber, not forgetting that their antioxidants can reduce inflammation in the body. There is nothing wrong with eating fruits with meals. However, when paired with other foods, digestion is slower as the system has other foods to process too. Wouldn't you rather get the full benefits?

Sunday, 23 October 2016

Cooking for the In-laws: Survival Tips

I've met my boyfriend's parents numerous times; dinner, bowling, shopping, travelling; you name it, we've done it. We have such a great relationship and I feel so lucky because of that. I recently accompanied his mum to B&Q and IKEA. She was shopping for a brand new kitchen  and wanted my input. We ended up choosing a black and white themed 'Island' in Ikea and I'm actually excited to see the end result once it's been fitted over the next few weeks. Even though we get along on so many levels; cooking for the in-laws still gives me butterflies. The most important thing to remember here is always stick to what you know and don't focus sorely on impressing them.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Salt and Pepper Chicken

Salt and pepper chicken just so happens to be one of my guilty pleasures. Surely I can't be the only person who finds food not only nourishing but rather pleasurable. What makes it taste even better lately is the fact that I have finally mastered home cooking salt and pepper chicken that's just as good as my favourite Chinese. I came across a great recipe online that I then went on to try, making a few tweaks dependent on preference. Of course, the more you do something the better you get. Heading to the Chinese around the corner for a spot of Salt and pepper chicken is all but a distant memory. This delicious, crispy salt and pepper chicken is easy to make and perfect for a cosy night in.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Chilli Beef Noodle Soup

I'm not quite sure whether this is more of a light stew than a soup?! Somehow, I always end up asking myself this very same question every time I set out to make a simple soup. But, that's besides the point. This flavourful dish is inspired by Yukgaejang, one of my favourite Korean dishes. Seeing as we've made it to Tuesday without any mishaps; I thought I'd cook up a satisfying yet drool worthy meal. One that's sure to keep you coming back for more; well, at least that's what my boyfriend says.

Friday, 14 October 2016

Never too little

Another day, another monochrome get up! The best thing about Winter for me has to be knee high socks! They are your only option when it comes to donning a skirt during those cold, rainy winter days. I absolutely love skirts and not wearing them at all for the next 8 months because I can't handle the cold is pretty absurd!

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Calvin Klein Cotton Bikini Briefs Review

From the Magazine ads to the TV commercials, I've always been under the impression that there was something special about Calvin Klein and so I thought why not buy a few and see what the fuss is all about. Well, it was all worth it. For the most part, you are essentially paying for the brand but I did notice something different about their underwear; 0% chance of 'uncomfortability!' Is that even a word? No, no it's not. As you're all aware, I am a very small person who has trouble finding anything that fits. When it comes to underwear I'm usually a size 6 (XS). Finding bras is no hefty task thanks to Boux Avenue but panties are a whole different ball game. Darn, all those years of squatting; my behind doesn't seem to fit in what should be my size. When I decide to go one size up; the waist is all wrong. That was until I bought my Calvins; behold the greatest panties ever made. Size small fits like a dream, the stitching is so soft and not irritating in any way; gosh they feel great. I'd say the best thing about these Calvin Klein panties is the cut; they do not make you look like you're wearing a diaper. But before you go any further; I must warn you will want these briefs in every colour under the sun.

Sunday, 9 October 2016

N O I R

It's definitely getting colder but thankfully Mr Sun came out to play today. Yes, I'm still not ready to give up donning pretty, flowing dresses just yet! I'm still stuck in those beautiful summer days that unfortunately were short lived. Still, trainers remain my main 'comfort zone', can't beat running around in a pair of Nike Flyknit 2s after a long day of tackling Biochemistry. 

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Simple Statement

Life seems so much easier now that I'm nearly always in black and white; my days of planning outfits are long gone! It's just a matter of throwing pieces together in a matter of minutes; time saver! It feels so good to be wearing coats; the fashion options during this time of year are endless.

*Peach and Passion fruit mousse

Now that Great British Bake Off is in full swing, I thought I'd write a quick post dedicated to my favourite week. That's right, dessert week! Sweet treats are always welcome in my kitchen. I bake a great deal of cakes, cookies, biscuits, tarts; sweet or savoury. You name it, I'll make it. I thoroughly enjoy baked goods except for apple crumble; I hate apple crumble! We all deserve treats from time to time so here's a quick recipe to get you baking in your very own kitchen thanks to Rachel's . There are lots of simple recipes you can try on their website and I've already chosen what I'll be baking next, this Salted Caramel Malt Cake. So, if this peach and passion fruit mousse recipe doesn't get you in the mood for this week's challenge, I don't know what will.

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Not just yet

I'm still in awe at just how beautiful the weather was on Sunday! Now why can't it be like that everyday? Anyway,I still haven't come to terms with just how fast the weather changed and so baring some leg was unavoidable. This is my testament to a summer I never saw, one that went by in a flash; the one that got away. As much as I love Autumn and Winter fashion wise; I just can't handle the cold. I mean who wants cold hands and cold feet all the time; give me a break. Sunday has always been my rest day and this look fitted in with my plans rather well. I had late brunch with the family and boyfriend, a few mocktails thrown into the mix and a walk in the park; sashaying along in my favourite loafers. Bliss.

Monday, 3 October 2016

SPINACH AND TOMATO OMELETTE

I woke this morning craving a spinach and tomato omelette, evidently I gave in. This flavourful and colourful omelette offers two servings of vegetables which is such a great, healthy way to start the day. Baby spinach is something I eat everyday, mainly because it's so easy to incorporate into meals and of course is a great, more substantial substitute for lettuce. With leafy greens; the darker ones are always better.  It's definitely easier and more convenient because spinach is already bite-sized. Also spinach has more carbs than lettuce and is also packed with nutrients, essential vitamins, fiber and protein. Need I say more? All you need is 10 minutes of your time, a few simple ingredients and an appetite.
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