• FOOD,  LIFESTYLE,  Uncategorized

    Easter Monday treats and beats

    Nothing like working to some upbeat music. Today I am reflecting on some awesome beats and treats from yesterday, whilst getting ready for the day. My images wouldn’t upload yesterday, hence the delay in publishing this post. And I couldn’t resist throwing in a few more. There was something about this view of Oxford town centre yesterday that just made me stop. I think it was the light breaking through the clouds, and bouncing of people’s head. There’s definitely a message in that, but for now let’s appreciate this beautiful view. Music today has to be Leah McFall – whilst I know she has recently released her EP. I’m still…

  • LIFESTYLE

    Spring into Easter

    Ok, so perhaps the title is a little off. Spring may make me happier, which in turn makes me a better person, right? Anyway, it’s been a minute since I’ve had a moment to upload and share some of my fabulous views and several mouth watering food sampling experiences. We’ve now crossed over to British Summer Time, the cherry blossoms are out, and my furry white hot water bottle is being used less these days – thank goodness! Winter feels long at this point, and have you noticed how everyone has bloomed like a bud in season, as the UK begins to waken up from it’s winter sleep. If you…

  • FOOD,  LIFESTYLE

    Weekend recap and Snapchat moments

    Hey guys! So I hope you all had a fabulous weekend, and Father’s day! I had the best time in Oxford with friends this weekend, and whilst I’ve been super busy with some exciting opportunities that have come my way. Here’s a few snaps from across the weekend… Had fun making fruit cocktails for the dad’s in church.  We also made some lemon punch and a poke of chips! These jars were so much fun. I want one for my home… I think Tiger has some! ​​These were my first encounter with banana pancakes and caramelised pears. No added sugar to them either (except those who opted for a white…

  • COMMUNITY,  FOOD,  LIFESTYLE

    A royal weekend

    I hope you all had a fantastic weekend. London has been celebrating the Queen’s 90th Birthday! I have to admit I didn’t catch much of the celebration this weekend, but I did manage to catch some of the practice sessions of the Queens band for Trooping The Colour. https://www.periscope.tv/w/ai6Rvzc5MTM4MTh8MU93R1diVll6QkRLUZn3MpuIqhwgauumV7iWCqhb18mt_K7HRYc8Xm0tpqrO https://www.periscope.tv/w/ai6SDjc5MTM4MTh8MWpNSmdscG1Camx4THZfHoI6XY6ChGo_demmbHYjtAb96GRo-mF0H4mhA7Us In other news I’m on a mission to eat healthy, and educate myself of what foods best serve my body. I am enjoying finding new tasty ways to incorporate important ingredients into my diet, and as you may already know I love food, so here’s a few snapshots from my weekend. ​ ​ ​ I also got £7 back from Oyster this…

  • FOOD

    Saturday kitchen: chilli con carne  

    There’s nothing better than a bowl of homemade chilli when it’s cold and grey outside. Thanks to my friend I managed to make the best chilli I have ever had to the joy of making. I had to make a few adjustments as I didn’t have 500g of mince, so here’s what I went with. 250g mince 2 cloves of garlic  1/2 chopped onion 1 chopped pepper  1/2 tin of chopped tomatoes  1/2 tin of kidney beans  1 beef stock cube  300ml boiling water 1 tsp chilli powder  1 tsp coco powder 3 tsp tomato purée  Pinch of cinnemon Chedder cheese to sprinkle  Basmati rice  Voila! I hope you enjoy…

  • FOOD,  Uncategorized

    Smoked salmon love

    I have recently discovered the joy of poached eggs and salmon! It’s incredible, and despite years of turning down the cured fish for its raw appearance and texture. I am in love! ?  I don’t imagine this is news to anyone, but I was rather excited at discovering news ways to eat my favourite ingredients, and found a bunch of greens, with a slice of lemon brought a fresh and delightful lunch to the table.    P.S I find using the cling film technique to making poached eggs much more effective than the silicon cups I bought from Robert Dyas. If you’re not familiar with this technique, then get a…

  • Blog,  FOOD,  LIFESTYLE

    The randomness of my day

    I cannot begin to tell you, or share the most amazing season of my life. 2015 has been nothing short of a miracle, and a so many stories to tell and share. Much of which will remain undercover for now, but I just want to share a little bit of my heart today. First, let me introduce you to this fantastic album, and one of my favourite songs right now. Hillsong United from their album Empire. Summer is making a subtle appearance. Today’s temp reached 18 degrees! We’ve just had a bank holiday weekend in the UK, and besides having a fantastic weekend, I was happy to go back to work today.…

  • Blog,  FOOD,  LIFESTYLE

    Spontaneous photography and MasterChef Uk final!

    It’s been so long! I’ve been rather busy with life, and all the fun elements that has to offer. I still love my job, challenges and all. I have so much that I want to do and experience, and doing my best to tick them off, whilst staying focused on the main areas of life that I’m building on. There is so much to be thankful for. If anyone follows me on Instagram, you will notice a theme in some of my photos, which I call #30daysofthankful. This hashtag probably rings alarm bells for grammar police, now that I think about it. However, it’s been one of my favourite things…

  • Blog,  FOOD

    A ragu kind of day

    I made beef ragu today, in the slow cooker! It was so amazing, and I’ve got loads left. This is my second attempt with the slow cooker in a month. Although given the complexity of this recipe (which really means it included red wine) I feel like I should be given a star or something for cooking something so grown up. Most of my meals are packed with taste, but equally simple and easy to make; like fajitas, chilli, spaghetti. They’re not really rocket science; although, I do believe I have found the best secrets for each (in my humble opinion). And I get to have loads left for lunch…

  • Blog,  LIFESTYLE

    New Year, New Opportunity 2015

    I’d like to wish you a very happy new year! 2015 is officially here, and after dancing till 4am, it is safe to say that I am well and truly hungover (and I wasn’t even drinking). I hope you all had a great New Years Eve, and day. I happily lay in bed till lunch, then headed out for a full English at Frankie and Benny’s with my bestie – There is nothing like a fry-up and fresh orange to cure a hangover. On the subject of food, I would just like to say that I normally go to BHS on these occasions as they do a 6, 8 or…