‘Tis the season to…. BBQ! Recipes Inside :)

Recipes to create a perfect Barbie setting.. For the vegetarian!

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I’m sitting here, writing this blog post and uploading my recipes for the perfect BBQ. I look out of the window and see the large black clouds rolling in, and the small rain drops as they splash to the ground.  And suddenly I feel a little crazy! WHO is going to be BBQing in this weather?

Well then, you’re in luck my friends because any of these beauties can be put in the oven anyway! WOOHOO! Continue reading

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Sunday Funday // Nurturing the soul

Why hello there! It’s been a while!…

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Apologies I’ve been a little AWOL recently! I have been working hard at creating some balance in my life with work, studying, house renovations, home life and now WEDDING PLANNING!!

Lots has happened since I last checked in here!

BUT I suddenly felt like I had loads I wanted to write about and so have hopped back onto the computer to share it with you guys!

I had an amazing day on Sunday! I now take EVERY Sunday off and it has been the best thing I could have done!  It’s my day off from work, and is the one day I really get to spend with my fiancée! And…. On top of that, it’s often a productive day!

This weekend we managed to get on top of some of the housework (I know, hanging of the edge of my seat for more….), we did some more to the house, did LOTS of cooking AND went for a lovely walk, missing the rain by a margin.

So, on to the first little bit of cooking we did..

A DELICIOUSLY SCRUMPTIOUS & HEALTHY MINCED BEEF MIX

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I served it with brown rice.  It made dinner for the two of us AND 2 lunches!

Ingredients:

10% fat minced beef

1 x red onion, chopped

2 x peppers (any colour, any variety), chopped

Handful of mushrooms, chopped

Sweetcorn

Fresh cherry tomatoes

1 x carrot, grated

1 x carton chopped tomatoes

2 tsp low salt / sodium beef stock

1 tsp cumin

1 tsp hot chilli powder

1 tsp paprika

½ tsp cinnamon

To cook:

1. Place the minced beef in a heavy set frying pan and brown it off.  Add the onions and brown them off.

2. Add spices (cumin, chilli powder, paprika and cinnamon) and coat the beef and onions in it.  Add the stock and coat the beef and onions in it.

3. Add the chopped tomatoes, peppers and mushrooms. Cover and let simmer (for a minimum of 30 minutes and a max of 2 hours to allow the flavours mingle, stirring occasionally, adding a little water if necessary).

4. Add the sweetcorn and cherry tomatoes, allow to cook for 5 minutes and then add the carrot.

5. Serve with whatever you fancy, brown rice, sweet potato or courgette.

I was also experimenting with a number of other veggie recipes, which need a small amount of tweaking…. But will follow shortly! Keep your eyes peeled! 😀

Please also let me know if there is anything you’d like to see more of?

Love!

Detoxing: The Low Down (& A Cheeky Detox Smoothie Recipe)

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The Christmas Festivities are behind us (BOO)…. The New Year is upon us (YAY)….

Some of you may be thinking of starting 2016 with a little Detox following indulgences over Christmas (Rightly so, Christmas only comes once a year)!

Here’s a little guide to Detoxing that I’ve put together for you guys! Pro’s and con’s, do’s and don’ts, why and how!

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Pumpkin Pie Protein Bites 🎃

I T ‘ S  S N A C K  T I M E // My favourite time!

  
So inspite of our beautiful September sun this weekend it is officially now autumn 🍂🍁 

In celebration I thought I’d chance my arm at cooking with pumpkin purée for the first time EVER! And it’s safe to say, it was a success! I have decided I LOVED cooking with pumpkin! Definitely going to be cooking more with this bad boy!… But first things first… Here is the recipe for my

P U M P K I N  P I E  P R O T E I N  B I T E S

  
INGREDIENTS

 2 cups of porridge oats, pulsed to a fine meal

– 1 cup pumpkin purée

– 1 scoop vanilla protein powder

– 1 heaped tsp cinnamon

– 1 tsp vanilla essence

– squeeze of agave nectar

– dark chocolate chips (optional)

METHOD

Preheat oven to 175c and line a baking tray with baking parchment.

– Mix all ingredients together and roll into balls.

– Bake for 10 minutes and that is IT!

  Whoah, so not only are these really easy to make, they’re also inexpensive to make AND they make like zero washing up… Oh and they taste freaking blissful! WINNER WINNER!

As always guys let me know if you try them! Have a fantastic week lovelies!