Bell Pepper Chicken Soup

I hope you had a lovely Christmas!! The great thing about winter is the heart-warming soups and stews like these; ones that truly serve their purpose in the cold weather. Spring and summer on the other hand were made for lighter meals. I'm talking tasty wraps, salads, maybe soups like squash soup and of course don't forget to always get those Carbohydrates by throwing in the staples. Then again, UK weather doesn't exactly get that much warmer in the Spring or Summer so there's a chance I'll still be sneaking one of these hearty soups every once in a while.

*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.

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.

*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. 

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.

Grey Restaurant, Cardiff Review

In this modern world, it can be difficult to find the time to relax, the time to do something as a couple, yes I'm talking about date night. My boyfriend and I are very much into food, we are self confessed foodies. Date night is something we try and have every week, even if it means just heading out for pizza and the cinema. We recently headed out for a lovely sit down dinner at Grey Restaurant and Lounge which is located in the Hilton hotel here in Cardiff. The decor, modern and minimal, the location, central and the food, read on to find out.

Warburtons Thins

Anyone who knows you will tell you that I love all things bread! If I could just live out the rest of my days by a bread market, I would. So today I brought out the Warbutons brown thins after a leg session in the gym. This is probably the quickest sandwich I've ever whipped up, talk about feeling ravenous after an intense workout. These warburtons thins can be prepared in a variety of ways to suit you, thats the best thing about them. Toast them, fill them up or simply top them, either way they are pretty delicious. What did I do to mine? Read on to find out.

*Chicken Pilaf with greek yoghurt and chives

I love food but I enjoying cooking for other people even more. Last night I took some time out to cook a delicious dish for a few friends. I made a pot of Chicken Pilaf which went down a treat. Do you ever take the time to sit down and have dinner with your loved ones? Eating with other people somehow makes food more enjoyable and I guess that may be because food is a very social thing. Making this dish was made easy by Uncle Ben's Long grain & Wild Rice. Thank you to the Uncle Ben's team for kindly sending over an exceptional package. Cooking doesn't have to be hard, there's always a way around it and well when it comes to rice, Uncle Ben's is a good place to start.  

Oatmeal porridge with Bananas, Frozen berries and blueberries

Today is the last day of July and frankly, I cannot believe it! This year is flying by and I'm not quite sure how I feel about that. Still, I'm having a really nice summer, no assignments, no university, bliss. Might as well enjoy it to the fullest since I don't exactly have a summer next year. Oatmeal is my go to breakfast most of the time because they are so versatile. The list of toppings that can be added to them is endless, the taste can be manipulated in a variety of ways and they are convenient. Started the day with this colourful, fruit-filled bowl; a great way to add to your 5 a day.

*Vivid Matcha Green Tea Powder Review

There is no love than that of tea! Okay so maybe I'm being a little dramatic but anyone who knows me will tell you that I'm an avid fan of all things tea, particularly matcha. The lovely people at Vivid Matcha kindly sent me their Green tea powder to try and can I just say that it didn't disappoint. But it doesn't stop there. Why make it tea alone when you can go a step further by making a delicious batch of Matcha pancakes. So let's dive right into the details. 

BSc Human Nutrition and Dietetics: Year 1 complete

It's official, I passed my first year of Dietetics with a 74% average. Words can't even explain how happy I am, all those hours spent in Starbucks doing assignments and revising paid off. I am just really proud of myself and I'm one step closer to my dream of being a Registered Dietitian. Here's to an even better second year which is set to be extra interesting. I re-enrolled for second year a few days ago and had a look at the modules. I'll just say that I'm really excited to get back to University and to head out on my very first placement. I'm going to work even harder, I've got to keep this momentum going.

Broccoli and Beef Casserole

Now that we've established the fact that I cook way too many casseroles; lets make it official. It might be an idea to create a Casseroles category on this blog; it will be so much easier for you casserole lovers to find my recipes. Anyway, I decided to make a casserole this evening because they are super convenient. As I'm coming to the end of my course, I barely have any free time and so cooking in bulk saves me having to cook the next day or two. This nutrient packed casserole is a great way to get in your five a day from just one dish; of course it wouldn't hurt to throw in a fruity desert. Not fond of broccoli? No problem, the spices I use in this will completely change your outlook on the smallest trees nature has to offer.

Ground Beef Quinoa

Quinoa has all 9 essential amino acids, making it a complete Protein. F A C T! Now why isn't quinoa gracing your plate yet? These itty bitty seeds contain more iron per 100g than brown rice, also containing Zinc, Potassium and Magnesium, some important micronutrients. But of course, apart from its impressive nutritional value, quinoa is delicious and can be cooked in a variety of ways. It seems I too have become a self proclaimed quinoa addict, can you blame me? Here's how to make this gorgeous dish, no fuss.

Melon Yoghurt Bowl

Exams are finally over, I've finished my first year of Dietetics, woohoo! Where has the time gone? It feels like yesterday I was walking into a room full of strangers for Induction. But I must say, it felt so good sitting my last exam yesterday, now I'm off for the summer. FREEDOM! I've really enjoyed first year, Human Nutrition and Dietetics is a very challenging but interesting and rewarding course. Hopefully I've passed the exams to get into the second year. This is my first long summer in years but it's also my last and so I plan on travelling around the UK quite a bit, eating lots and trying new things. And of course, I'll be delving back into the world of Dental Nursing, I have kind of missed working full time. Anyway, let's talk yoghurt bowls; easy, quick, versatile. Melon anyone?

Our first recipe video with the BBC: Ginger & Maple Syrup Royal Cheesecake

Who doesn't love a good Royal wedding between a commoner and a Royal? So Great Britain, Happy Royal Wedding Day! In celebration of the royal wedding, we bring you this delicious Ginger and maple syrup cheesecake, one that will leave your taste buds wanting more. Its super easy to make and this time instead of typing up the recipe, its on video for all of you to see. We had a great time filming this video and I am so grateful to be working alongside the BBC. I won't bore you any longer, I mean the recipe is what you came here for:

My first Vegan Burger at Anna-Loka Cardiff

Today I sat my first of three exams and I'm so glad that it's out of the way. Being a self confessed foodie meant that there was only one way to celebrate, food of course. I am not Vegan but I quite like sampling all kinds of foods. After bumping into a friend of mine and fellow Dietetics student (she's Vegan) in Anna-Loka, she suggested that I give a Vegan burger a try. Hands down the best post exam treat in the history of exam treats. Um, is there even such a thing? Anyway, I had the Anna-Loka Rodeo burger which consists of a seitan patty topped with an onion ring, vegan cheese, gherkins and tomato smothered with BBQ and burger sauce with a side of sweet potato fries. Phew, that was a mouthful!

Sweet Potato Muffins

No mess and quick to make, these Sweet Potato and Banana Muffins are quite the combination. They are slightly fluffy and moist with no added sugar, their sweetness is from bananas and of course sweet potatoes. Probably one of the easiest recipes to follow, no oil or butter required. Just thought I'd let the natural ingredients do the talking for a change. I'm not quite sure what it is about Spring and summer that makes me want to eat a lot of mashed starches. I'm talking butternut squash, pumpkins and of course sweet potato. Now, why don't you give this one a try.

Parsley Chicken & Vegetable Medley

With exam season in full swing, quick meals are the only way to go and that's how this 20 minute recipe came about. To achieve a burst of flavour, make use of fresh herbs and don't be afraid to mix it up a bit. How did I learn what herbs complement each other? By chucking them all in and hoping for the best. Give it a try, you'll get it just right for your taste buds. I often use Parsley, Rosemary, Thyme and Basil in my cooking but with this dish, I'm focusing on my two favourites, Parsley and Thyme. An effortless and family-friendly dish that showcases healthy ingredients; one that won't disappoint on the flavour front.

Spinach and Strawberry Protein Smoothie

Good morning and happy Sunday. Do you ever those days when you just cannot be bothered to make breakfast? Well here's breakfast made easy, why not take this spinach and strawberry smoothie for a spin? Fruit and vegetables are sources of micronutrients and this is an easy way to get them in as well as increase your five a day. It's so important to try and reach that five a day recommendation every day as there a various health benefits associated with it. Want to but not quite sure how to do it? Here's a FACT SHEET by the British Dietetic Association to help you out. Here's to a beautifully blended smoothie.

Banana Dark Chocolate Chip Muffins (no added sugar)

Here's to a delicious, guilt free treat. If you're a big muffin lover like me, you'll always find a way to make these delicious balls of goodness just that little bit healthier. Home-baking is a great way to do this, you have control of what goes into your mix and of course total power over the flavour. This morning I baked a lovely batch of healthy Banana chocolate chip muffins for breakfast. They are under 250 calories and have no added sugar which will make your teeth very happy. I can safely say that these are my favourite muffins to date; they are moist and make a delicious breakfast or snack.

*Orwell Organic Gluten Free Green Soybean Pasta

There's nothing quite like a good bowl of pasta; things can only get better when it turns out to be organic and gluten free. Thank you to the lovely team at Orwell Health for gifting me with one of their green soybean pasta for reviewing. For all you gluten free pasta lovers out there, this is one product you just might enjoy. So, who is Orwell? Orwell creates nutrient-packed healthy foods that are 100% Organic. All their Soya products are made from raw soybeans sourced from a friendship farm in Russia meaning the whole farming process is free from chemicals or pesticides. This is clean eating at its best, it's vegan friendly and using my little package, I've whipped up a nutritious, protein packed carrot and mushroom stir fry perfect for a gorgeous summer's day. Just toss the pasta in with olive oil, all your favourite vegetables and some seasoning. Oh yes dear friends, you're already half way there. 

*Free & Easy Organic Three Bean Chilli

Living with dietary restrictions such as allergies, IBS, Coeliac and other food intolerances is not easy; it can be a huge challenge which is where this new 'Free From' range comes in. Last week I received a lovely package from Healthy Food Brands Ltd containing different foods from this new range to try. As you can imagine, its quite the treat as I have completely cut down my gluten intake due to my IBS so thank you to the team at Healthy Food Brands Ltd. So what is this free and easy range about? Created by a group of specialist chefs, the Free and Easy range consists of soups, ready meals, sauces, curry pastes, cake mixes and much more. These foods are made without artificial additives and preservatives,; they are also Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free, Wheat Free and Soya free. Did I mention they are also suitable for vegans and vegetarians? Well, it is. Tonight, I tried their three bean chilli with a side of brown rice and my goodness, I wasn't disappointed. Rich in flavour and ready in just 3 minutes, the free and easy range presents ideal, nutritious dishes fit for the whole family. 

Pan Fried Chicken Liver

Liver anyone? I was never a fan, it seems I've turned a new leaf. Chicken liver is rich in B vitamins and Protein. It is also a good source of Thiamin, Zinc and Manganese, Riboflavin, Niacin and Pantothenic Acid. The main reason why you should be eating liver is that it is the highest source of Iron and out-performs some of the most nutritious foods we know, like spinach. I've never been keen on liver to be honest but you know what, I cooked it pretty well today. After trying out a few different recipes, changing them up and making them my own; I've come up with exceptionally flavourful pan fried chicken liver fit for inquisitive taste buds.

Teapigs Mao Feng Green Tea Review

With it's delicate, refreshing taste that feels like a warm summer's day, Mao Feng sure is a top contender. All my tea lovers where you at? Summer's approaching fast and with the weather getting warmer, tea will most likely be left behind which is very unfortunate. Well it sure won't be left behind in my world. Hot or cold, tea is my number go to beverage due to its comforting ability as well as the health benefits that come with it. Teapigs have been on a mission since 2006; their mission, to get the nation drinking tea again. A mission I'm more than happy to support as I'm an avid tea drinker, one that always goes for the mug that tells a story.This is the first of their teas I've ever tried and of course I went for Mao feng green tea; a strong favourite of mine. Now the most important question as always is what is in this tea? Absolutely nothing but pure Mao feng green tea. Now that's music to my ears.

LIFE UPDATE: Working with BBC Wales

Back in November 2017, an email from BBC Wales dropped into my inbox. I thought to myself, why on earth would the BBC  be contacting little ol' me.? Turns out they were launching something new this year and they wanted to work with me and a friend of mine (Erica, pictured right). I'm currently studying a course that leads me to my dream job and now I've been given the chance to work with the BBC. How on earth do things like this happen to me? I'm just extremely grateful. I've been dying to share this news with you guys, it feels so good to let the cat out of the bag. We had our very first filming shoot on Wednesday and I think it went well. Obviously we were shaking like leaves the first few takes but after a while, we really got into it and actually had a great time.
Never realised just how fun filming with the BBC could be, especially if you're doing it with a good friend. Here's a mini vlog of our first day made by Erica. Want to know more? Read on..

Gluten Free Carrot Loaf

After what felt like a long week, I made it to the Easter holidays in one piece. My stress levels have been at 110% the past few days and so I took to baking this morning. The sheer amount of assignments and revision I have to complete over the next three weeks makes me quiver. On the bright side, I'm absolutely loving Dietetics, there is SO much to learn but the course is so interesting. I love it! Now I can't be the only one who finds baking therapeutic? This little number is Gluten free and can be dairy free too, I've included alternatives in this recipe so you've got the best of both worlds.

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.

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.

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. 

*Get Wonky 'Give wonky fruit a chance'

Within the food and drink industry, fruit has to meet strict aesthetic standards to make it to the supermarket shelves. Unfortunately, crooked/misshaped fruits do not make this cut resulting in huge amounts of perfectly good fruit and vegetables being wasted. So what's the meaning of, '1 beetroot and 2 apples were saved making this drink.' Well, it means exactly that thanks to Get Wonky, a new business that gives wonky fruit a chance. Most of us recycle right? So why turn a blind eye to food waste. Get Wonky consider these drinks as a medium to create change, spreading awareness of food waste a bottle at a time.
Founded by Maciek Kacprzyk and Karina Sudenyte here in Cardiff, Get Wonky are standing up to food waste by turning misshapen produce into delicious juices, using recyclable bottles instead of ones that have to be discarded and of course, they are supporting local growers by shifting the wonky produce rejected by supermarket chains. Get Wonky drinks are available in 4 flavours and taste incredible, my favourite being Strawberry and Apple. Now I'm not just saying that, they really do taste incredible and that's the beauty of 100% pure fruit juice. Aesthetics do not matter. A misshaped strawberry is still a strawberry, offering the same taste and nutritional benefits. Can we really afford to discard misshapen produce?

Berryful Breakfast Bowl

I do love a good Oats breakfast bowl. With university keeping me on my toes,fuel is the only thing on my mind first thing in the morning. My course is getting really interesting! In the Nutrition module we are currently covering Micronutrients, in Human Anatomy and Physiology we are covering The Renal System (kidneys) and in Public Health we are learning all about Obesity. Waking up everyday to attend lectures knowing that I'm going to end up in a career that I love makes it all worthwhile. Let me let you in on a little secret though. I always thought I was clear on what I would want to specialise in after I qualify as a Registered Dietitian but you know what, I'm not so sure anymore. There are just so many routes a Dietitian can take and this excites me. I've decided not to think about one particular specialism right now and just enjoy the different aspects of Dietetics. I'll decide a few years after I qualify, after all there's no rush. So breakfast; I'm getting in some fibre from Oats and a few different micronutrients like potassium, Vitamin A and C as well as antioxidants. The RNI for dietary fibre for adults is currently set at 30g/day and statistics show that the majority of the population are not meeting this guideline (SACN 2015). Oats are an easy and quick way to increase your daily fibre intake.

Meat Free Quorn Mince & Sweet Potato Stew

After witnessing some of my friends indulging in Quorn Mince, I decided to cook up a mini storm for my boyfriend who surprisingly had never tried it. Quorn mince is a great alternative to meat and helps with leading more of a plant based lifestyle. You don't have to abandon meat completely, the idea is to increase plant based proteins in the diet and well, Quorn is a good place to start. With university keeping me fairly busy and working out four times a week, Quorn helps with building and maintaining muscle, it helps with meeting daily protein intake and is so easy to incorporate into meals. Here is to high quality protein that not only tastes great but requires minimal effort to rustle up.

Gluten Free Vanilla Pancakes

Any pancake lovers out there? I love a good batch of pancakes with a few simple toppings first thing on a chilly morning. Even though flipping pancakes still drives me bonkers (just can't quite do it perfectly), digging into them is a different story. It would be wonderful if I could magically make my free time in the mornings longer so that these tasty little numbers could make more of a regular appearance. But alas, I have no magic wand. These Gluten Free vanilla pancakes are super easy and quick to make; all you need is an appetite and four main ingredients. I like them simple, ones that ensure exceptionally delightful results every time.

Yakitori #1, Cardiff Bay Review

Yakitori #1 is a Sushi and Japanese Grill which offers endless menu choices as well as noodle dishes. So, if like me you are a Japanese food lover, this one's for you! Food has always been a very social thing for me, have you ever noticed how meals just doesn't taste as good when you're eating on your own? Well, that's partly because as humans we are naturally oriented towards others. Our lives revolve around social interactions and food is very much part of that interaction, it brings people together. After being hidden under a pile of books for a few weeks, my boyfriend and I headed out to meet a few friends for some food. This was quite the treat for me because I don't get out much these days. So if you're thinking of studying a degree in Dietetics, I'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news.. Your social life will dwindle fast! With it's simple, authentic food, attentive staff, contemporary decor, Yakitori #1 for me is one of the best Japanese restaurants in Cardiff.
Just to let you know, I got my Human Anatomy and Physiology Exam results yesterday and I'm happy to say I passed with a staggering 89%. Still cannot believe it myself but I'm now more motivated than ever! Anyway, my first visit to Yakitori went really well as you can probably tell. Because it was a Friday night, the place was very busy but the waiters made every effort to come by every once in a while to check if everything was okay. This is what made our night even better, a thumbs up for the great customer service. Opened in 2013, Yakitori #1 is definitely one to watch in the Cardiff food scene. Now let's talk about the most important part, the food.

Exam season is over

I'm back! Exam season is over and I couldn't be happier. As you already know, I sat my Human Anatomy and Physiology Exam yesterday and I'd like to say that it went well but you never know with these things. I'm now focusing on fitness, self love and self care once again because I strongly believe that mental well being is so important. Gym gear on, No make up on, who is this girl? Ever since I started really delving into exercise, I've started to feel more positive & I'm feeling a lot more confident in myself. Exercise is another way I'm learning to truly love myself & grow both mentally and physically. Feeling good about yourself and everything around you changes your outlook on life and can help you achieve your goals. So, a mini life update? I think so.

Top 3 reasons why I study in Starbucks

No, I'm not doing a degree in Anatomy and Physiology, I'm actually studying Human Nutrition and Dietetics. This is one of the many modules that come with the course and in 6 days time, I'll be sitting my very first exam. Apart from the endless flow of tea, why else would I spend so many of my precious hours studying in Starbucks? I get asked this a lot and so I might as well write up a blog post on this, you never know, after reading this you might end up giving it a try. Revision season is really not exciting, its exhausting more than anything and requires a lot effort, time and dedication. So to keep things just that little bit exciting, I study in Starbucks. No, you'll rarely ever find me in the library, I go in to borrow the books I need and that's about it. Someone suggested that it must be expensive to study in there as you'd be buying constantly. Well not exactly, there's something called packed lunches. Want to save money and still study in Starbucks, make a packed lunch and thrown in some snacks. My IBS limits what I can eat and so packed lunches have become the norm. Trust me when I say my rucksack is like a mini library and mini kitchen in one. So, why Starbucks? Well, what would be the point in studying in a library if you aren't able to focus?

Spicy Sweet Potato, Lentil & Pea Soup

Hello earthlings, it's only me! I'm still alive, just been buried under a big pile of books the past couple of days. You see, I've got a Human Anatomy and Physiology Exam coming up, well in 10 days to be exact but who's counting. Let's be honest, revision is not exactly the most exhilarating experience but hey, it's got to be done. Once my exam is done, I'll start working through my back log of easy recipes that I've been meaning to share. As you can imagine, exam season is a bit dull so in between revisions, I've been working out a lot and of course indulging in delicious, nourishing comfort food. This sweet potato and pea soup is rich in flavour, low in calories, a good source of Dietary Fibre, it's a great way to get in some of your five a day and is easy to make. Serve with a slice of crusty bread and you've got yourself moments of bliss.

Revolucion De Cuba Cardiff Review

Happy New Year!! I hope 2018 is treating you well so far. One of my new year's resolutions is to spend more time with friends and family. Life can get very busy but it's so important to spend time with people you admire because it makes a difference when it comes to your happiness and mental well-being. I'm starting 2018 as I mean to go on and scheduling coffee/food dates with friends and family is definitely one of this year's priorities. Yesterday I had a wonderful lunch date with a great friend of mine. Her name is Erica, a future Optician and nerd at heart who loves food just as much I do. She recently came back from a holiday in Hong Kong bearing gifts for me which was a lovely surprise. I can barely wait to dig in! Anyway, two weeks ago I received free cocktail vouchers in my email from Revolucion de cuba and so it was only inevitable we would end up there. Upon arriving, we were greeted by a lovely waitress who showed us to our table promptly, she was more than happy to explain the menu to us and solve any problems we had. Located in the heart of Cardiff therefore offering easy access, Revolucion De Cuba has some delightful Tapas and even though I rarely consume alcohol, the strawberry daiquiri cocktail I had is one to remember.
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