Beef & Broccoli Soup

Death by assignment, send help! Why is the end always the hardest! Its been a long, grey, wet day which has not helped my mood but this bowl of goodness sure has. I love steak; I'm not talking T bone nor am I talking sirloin; I am talking Rump! Yes, I am a rump steak kind of girl and tonight I've treated myself to some hearty steak and broccoli soup for dinner.

3 reasons why I love broccoli: It's a very good source of dietary fiber (aids digestion and prevents constipation whih is ideal for IBS),  Broccoli is also a good source of protein, calcium, zinc, vitamin B1, omega-3 fatty acids and magnesium. Of all the vegetables from the Brassica family, broccoli is the cutest., I mean, it looks like a mini tree; a very nutritious one that. This is an easy way to feed the whole family and keep warm on a cold, rainy spring day.

Benefits of eating Blueberries

Blueberries are one of the most nutrient-dense foods around and are also one of my favourite foods to eat. As you may have noticed on my Instagram, I especially love having them in my Oat breakfast bowls alongside a variety of fruits every morning so as to yield better nutrition. Blueberries are a 'superfood' that contains a tremendous amount of antioxidants. These tiny balls of goodness are super tasty and offer numerous health benefits.

Easter Weekend Hiking 2017: Pen y Fan, Wales

Now, I'm not one for hiking because I am absolutely terrified of heights but I was manipulated over the Easter break by my friends to climb Pen y Fan, the highest peak in South Wales standing at 886 metres above sea level. This was my first time hiking and boy, it was not easy. Only one thing left to say, what an experience! the sweat, the muscle cramps and the tears were all worth it as I have never been prouder of myself with the exception of my graduation 2 years ago. On this day, my afro was out with a vengeance.

The paths to the top are good and the view you get from the top of this mountain is absolutely incredible. As you can imagine, you're standing at the top of a mountain so watch out for the winds; they are fairly strong and that can be dangerous. Ensure you dress appropriately, well warm; have a little something to snack on in your backpack if you wish and comfortable shoes are a must. This is a challenging walk if you're a first time hiker like me so toughen up, get the heart rate going and stay hydrated. This is one view you'll never forget.

Spring Garden

It's actually been a really nice, sunny day. What sorcery is this? I started off with Chemistry presentation this morning on Thalidomide and whether it should be reintroduced for the treatment of Multiple Myeloma. It went really well, a lot better than I was expecting and I'm so glad that's out of the way. The past few hours of my life have been filled with nothing but excitement. I've been sitting at this same desk revising for my Biochemistry exam on Tuesday, ah the joys of being a student. One can never attain too much knowledge. Today's outfit was rather playful; when you take life too seriously you tend to forget to appreciate the little things. And so let's take a moment to appreciate these adorable heart tights from Spreepicky, I have a new found love for cute socks and pretty tights. Anything but plain. 

*Pique Tea: Sencha green, Earl grey & Jasmine

It's not every day that I receive a cute little gift all the way from San Francisco. I'm an avid fan of all things tea so thank you to the team at Pique Tea for this sweet little sample. Here's how to make tea the Pique way; just add water and voila, drink away. As you can imagine, I was a bit dubious about this new way of tea consumption, so much so that I had to do my own digging first. It's quite remarkable just how water soluble these crystals are, they made the whole tea-making process effortless. Pique tea has definitely revolutionised the way we drink; the main reason being their tea's crystallised form. Their teas are organic and taste rather exceptional. One of the main reasons why I love and drink tea so much is because of the health benefits it offers. I'm sure you're already aware that tea can improve your skin and it has less caffeine than coffee.

Tea also reduces Cortisol levels; cortisol being the stress hormone that contributes to belly fat. According to a study conducted in 2007, daily tea consumption for six weeks is likely to help your cortisol levels drop back to normal faster. Pique tea has zero sugar, comes in natural flavours, is full of flavonoids also known as catechins and has some important amino acids. This is no doubt the quickest cup of tea I've ever made. Even though convenience is great, I'm all about the taste.

*My ZAFUL Summer Wishlist

                             Thin Strap Floral Skater Sun Dress - White                Abstract Print A-Line Dress - White
Summer is slowly creeping up and the weather is getting warmer; cute summer dresses and floral skirts will make up the frontline of my summer wardrobe. I've recently come across Zaful (an online store) and I'm completely smitten with just how cute their clothes are. Of course I had to do a little digging of my own just for my own peace of mind. A few bloggers I'm familiar with have purchased from zaful with good feedback that's pretty reassuring. My first pick is that Floral cami sundress which features a spaghetti strap collar line and flared skirt. The dress looks light and cheery, one perfect for a hot summer's day. My second pick is that Abstract print a-line dress, we all love a bit of monochrome. This is the kind of dress you can take straight into autumn by swapping bare legs for a cute pair of sheer white tights.

*Mr Lee's Noodles #3: Penang Chicken Curry Laksa

Exam season means less time to cook up my favourite meals; well Mr Lee's Noodles to the rescue. I tried out their Penang chicken curry laksa and it was definitely satisfying. I'm a huge fan of spicy food and so I was really sure how I'd feel about medium spicy. Well, I can safely say that this medium spicy flavour tasted rather exceptional. Let me refresh your memory:Mr Lee's noodles are Gluten Free, Not artificial which can only mean that they are the real deal and 100% recyclable. They are also low in saturated fats, calories, sugar and salt. Why not avoid unhealthy snacking & take out this exam season? Say goodbye to hidden sugars; 3 minutes is all the time you need to enjoy this delicious bowl of noodles

Daydreams & Ice-creams

Good day earthlings and Happy new month! I finish my course in just 4 weeks and so as you can imagine I'm under a lot of pressure not to mention stress. I can't even believe that I've pulled through all those long nights and rendevous' with good ol' Chemistry; my goodness. I'm currently buried under a huge pile of books & will be until early June as I've got a few exams and practical assessments coming up plus assignments that are due in. Yes, this is my life at the moment *wah wah* so please bear with me whilst I try to catch up with all my posts. I've got some great summer recipes to share with you as well as some cool outfits; I'm currently collaborating with a few Chinese brands so lot's of blogger mail coming my way. It seems throwing some space buns into the mix can work wonders, now I don't feel so bad for being such a tiny human.

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