Came home the other night craving carbonara. Whipped this ‘clean’ version up in no time. Mum used to make a cheesy mac for us when we were little and I remember the secret ingredients being tomato paste and worcestershire sauce. Trust me; its secret!
I went to Beany Green in Paddington for brunch (on my top 5 London smashed avo’s post >> here) and it was phenom.com. I thought that I would recreate it, so this morning did exactly just that. I winged it, as usual, and they turned out a treat. Super filling and wholesome, healthy with minimal ingredients and maximum taste. Do yourself a favour or woo someone with your breakfast skills. Continue reading “BROCCOLI AND CORN FRITTERS”
Super easy and pretty quick take on a noodle laksa which I whipped up in no time last night. You might even have all the ingredients in your pantry/fridge. Continue reading “CHICKEN PUMPKIN LAKSA”
London is known for its vast busy city but also its gorgeous parks and green spaces. With Hyde Park, Green Park and Regents Park in the city center just to name a few, there is always a chance to get your dose of mother nature just a skip hop and jump away from the main roads and tube stations. Continue reading “BEST WEEKEND WALKS WITHOUT LEAVING THE CITY”
The other day I caught myself out by saying “oooo if you are feeling sick eat white foods… they are apparently good for your immune system” and then followed by listing off all of the white coloured foods I could think of… Onion, garlic, mushrooms, leeks, cauliflower… and then I stopped realising that I had only ‘heard’ this once and had NO IDEA why or if it was true.
So here is the dirt behind why certain food colours mean certain things to our body and why.
WHITE = IMMUNITY (beta-glucans); Immune system. Ok so I was right here. White foods activate our natural killer cells and reduce cancer risk whilst strengthening our immune systems
RED = HEART (lycopene); improves heart and blood health, supports joints and increases circulation.
ORANGE = VISION (beta-carotene); boosts eye and skin health and may decrease your risk of developing cancer
YELLOW = BEAUTY (carotenoids); stimulates digestion and promotes collagen growth for radiant youthful skin and strong bones
BLUE/PURPLE = AGING (anthocyanins); powerful healing antioxidants for retinal health and vision, assisting with healthy aging and improving memory
GREEN = DETOXING (chlorophyll); powerful detoxers, improves oxygenation and normalises digestion
So now when mum says “eat your greens” you can turn around and say “but what about my reds and whites too?”
Forget the diamonds, jewels, fine dining, champagne and red roses… Valentine’s day is all about the CHOCOLATE and lots of it. If there is one thing you should all know about me – the way to my heart is all about the food. Strawberries coated in dark chocolate, decadent slices, choc-raspberry tarts and cheesecakes or any cake for that matter oozing with chocolatey goodness. Continue reading “COCONUT CHOCOLATE LOVE BISCUITS”
If there is something that is growing as popular as chicks with abs at the moment – it’s BRUNCH!! The saying has been around for ages but the foodie industry and independent cafes have grabbed ‘brunch’ by the reins and taken it to a whole new level. Out with the separate breakfast and lunch menus and in with smashed avocado and poachies on toast at 2pm, actually even 8pm in London. Speaking of which, smashed avocado seems to trump (bad time to say Trump?) all menus and be the most demanded go to. So here are my top 5 smashed avo’s in London. Get your bum down to them and try them out. Continue reading “BEST SMASHED AVO IN LONDON”
Rainy saturday afternoon and a pile of brown spotty bananas can only mean one thing. Banana bread! Oh and also today is apparently the most depressing day of the year aka ‘Blue Monday’ therefore I thought it was a perfect time to post a warming happy recipe. Continue reading “PROTEIN BANANA BREAD”
Now as much as I love my meat and couldn’t be a vegetarian (slash don’t want to because I love chicken and steak) I respect and find a big place in this world for vegetarians. The ongoing issue with being vegetarian is that they don’t eat enough protein and tend to eat white carbs and cheese constantly. One of my mates recently decided to go vegetarian and my best friend is also vegetarian so I thought I would research into it and create some high protein meal plans that don’t consist of tofu tofu and tofu. Continue reading “THE HEALTHY VEGETARIAN”