Lifestyle | How to motivate yourself on “off” days

For me, I feel like there is so much pressure nowadays to be constantly positive. Have you ever woken up and just thought – BLAAAAAHHHHHH!? Let’s be honest – we all have ‘off’ days. The days where all we want to do is sit in bed and binge-watch our favourite cheesy shows or spend the day with friends and do anything that avoids us thinking about the … Continue reading Lifestyle | How to motivate yourself on “off” days

Lifestyle | A Letter To My Younger Self

(Ok, so it would appear trying to find a picture of 14 year old me was hard – heres an even younger me!) Dear Younger Self, I’m writing you this letter fully knowing that you’re going to think everything I’m about to say is complete gobbledigook because you are just an imaginative day dreamer who is out to conquer the world. Firstly, you’re going to … Continue reading Lifestyle | A Letter To My Younger Self

Lifestyle | You like me? Good! You don’t like me? Ehh..too bad!

It’s been a couple of months since life got tipped a little upside down which left me feeling kinda sad about myself. I started taking comments and messages on social media ways they were never actually intended, I tried extra hard to be what I thought others wanted me to be, and hearing that someone you thought was awesome, just flat out doesn’t like you…Well, it … Continue reading Lifestyle | You like me? Good! You don’t like me? Ehh..too bad!

Recipe | Chorizo Breakfast Hash

Ingredients 1 large onion, finely chopped 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped 120 g quality chorizo, peel & roughly diced 2-3 cooked potatoes, diced 1 Fresh chilli, sliced 1/2 tsp Dried Chilli flakes olive oil 2 large free-range eggs Method Preheat the oven to 180ºC/gas 4. Gently fry the onion and garlic in a little oil in an ovenproof pan until the onion is soft. … Continue reading Recipe | Chorizo Breakfast Hash

Recipe | Peachy Smoothie 🍑 

Ingredients 1 peach 4 Strawberries 1 Cup Mango Chunks 1 Cup of Pineapple Chunks 1 Cup of oats Milk of choice – (Add until you reach desired consistency) Method Peel and slice the peaches, and add to blender. Add the rest of the fruit, oats and milk. Top it off with 4 to 5 ice cubes for an extra-thick ice cold smoothie. Blend until smooth. … Continue reading Recipe | Peachy Smoothie 🍑 

Steak, with Garlic & Herb Butter

Ingredients 100g butter, softened 2 cloves garlic, minced ½ cup finely chopped soft herbs (parsley, thyme, rosemary) Coarse salt Freshly cracked black pepper 4 Steaks Method In a small bowl, combine softened butter, garlic, and herbs. Season with a pinch of salt and a few turns of pepper, and mix until evenly combined.  Place the butter mix in cling film, and roll into a log … Continue reading Steak, with Garlic & Herb Butter

Dauphinoise Potatoes

Ingredients 500ml double cream 500ml milk 3 garlic clove 8 large Potatoes 100g Gruyère cheese – I tend to use Parmesan as an alternative Seasoning   Method Pre-heat the oven to 180C. Tip the cream, milk and garlic into a large saucepan and bring to a simmer. Season with a pinch of salt – I find this teeny step the most important! Slice the potatoes very … Continue reading Dauphinoise Potatoes

Weekly Menu 24/10/2016 – 30/10/2016

Can only apologise for how over due this is! 😦 I took a much needed (and slightly unexpected) break from Social Media last week – Feeling totally refreshed and inspired now though! To be ready for the week ahead, I will start putting these up on Sunday evening’s for those of you who follow them etc.  8 o’clock UK time, if that’s OK!? Let me know … Continue reading Weekly Menu 24/10/2016 – 30/10/2016

Steamed Pork Dumplings

I N G R E D I E N TS 1/2 medium sweet heart cabbage, finely sliced 1 Dessertspoon kosher salt 1 pound ground pork, (I used 500g pack of minced pork) 1 bunch scallions, thinly sliced 3 tablespoons soy sauce 2-inch piece fresh ginger, finely chopped/grated 2 tablespoons sesame oil 2 large eggs, whisked 1 pack of round dumpling, wonton, or gyoza wrappers  Things you … Continue reading Steamed Pork Dumplings