Friday, 30 March 2018

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.

Thursday, 29 March 2018

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..

Saturday, 24 March 2018

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.

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.

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.
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