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5 Nutritious Breakfast Ideas

Saturday, 30 January 2021

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Good morning Saturday! 
Let's start the day with a nutritious breakfast. 
What is your go-to meal? 
I have always strived to be healthy and one of my favourite meals 
includes simple but tasty ingredients.


Porridge is one of them and I usually blast it for 2 minutes in the 
microwave and add blueberries, almond milk, and other fruits like apples, 
bananas or raspberries.  



I am also a big fan of toast with healthy spreads on top.
Some of my choices include avocado toast, 
sprinkled with herbs; salad and avocado on top 
(you can add some fruit to this one, trust me it is very delicious)
Also, eggs on toast and the combo with avocado.
Hummus and tomatoes.


An for the sweet tooths out there: peanut butter toast with banana slices on top.
You can also opt for apple slices and instead of the toast spread this on a rice cake.



So here you go; 5 ideas ( a bit more actually) for your breakfast meals.
And below I have included the ingredients you can add to your shopping list, 
in order to achieve these healthy snacks, which you can have in the afternoon too.

Ingredients:


porridge
bananas
apples
avocados
salad
hummus
blueberries
strawberries
rice cakes
peanut butter
rye bread
eggs
raspberries

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Poached eggs on toast

Wednesday, 20 January 2021

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I have never been able to make poached eggs and I honestly never dreamed of making one any time soon.
But with this technique ( which is by the way absolutely genius) everything is so super easy and quick.
One truly special person to me showed me how to make these poached eggs and I was happy to assist with my usual role- chopping and prepping. 

All you will need here is: 
some toast, 
eggs ( as many as you like)
pickled beetroot
olives
pickled mini onions ( I know, but yes, they do exist and are tasty)
cherry tomatoes
soft cheese ( for the toast) 
coarse pate ( for the toast)


There is not any particular quantity here as you can add or remove depending on how hungry you are or how many people will feast on the result.


Additionally, you will also need some: 
cling film
one glass

For the ultimate trick, you can see below.





I truly hope you will like and enjoy this recipe and please let me know how you do your poached eggs and what your techniques are.










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Easy Home Made Burritos

Tuesday, 19 January 2021

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Some of the ingredients we have used for these homemade super easy burritos I am going to attach below
for your reference. Again, We have simply used whatever we had left in the fridge so there really is not anything you can not use here. Play with it and have fun.
I particularly liked the chopping and neatly prepping everything on the plate ready to be cooked.
One additional piece of advice is to section the ingredients on: which ones go first and which ones require more cooking time, then the sauce etc.






* Here we used two Old El Paso kits: Burrito kit and Enchilada kit, purely for the wraps and the difference of sauce texture. We have added both sauces to the mix below. Also, do not forget to add their spices additionally to yours- You will not regret it. They are oh so lovely!



* The Deroni tomato sauce is not actually a sauce but more of a spread. It comes from Bulgaria ( my native country) and I simply love it. It is one of my childhood food memories that has just been embedded in my taste buds and once in a while, I insist on adding it here and there. You, however, can opt for any tomato sauce/paste.





* Can you spot the different textures of the wraps? The enchilada kit wraps tend to be more yellowish and tastes a bit better but overall both are very tasty. 


Lastly, we love olives so much so adding them was no brainer really.
Again, you are more than welcome to change and tweak this recipe by your own liking and I cannot wait for you to share your foodings results in the comment section below.

 

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Peanut butter coconut balls

Tuesday, 2 July 2019

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Another essential snack for picnics, parties or before gym fuel!



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Supper -succulent Pheasant Sauce with soy, miring & ginger

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A healthy portion is determined on how big you feel your stomach is and not your hungry eye.
So let's get to it. Another tastefulness from my kitchen with love to you:

Serves 4
Preparation 20 minutes
Cooking 10-12 minutes 
( so if you have a summer soare and you want to impress your guests, the quicker the better)

Ingredients


  • 1 medium egg white
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons cornflour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 hen pheasant breasts, boned, skinned, sinew removed and cut into 2cm cubes ( send your men  on a hunt either in the open wild or to the shop for that hen)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 50g fresh ginger, peeled and finely sliced
  • 1 small onion, finely sliced
  • 4 pak choi, roughly shredded
  • 4 table spoons soy sauce ( or any alternative you can find)
Preparation

  1. Put the egg white into large bowl and break up slightly with a whisk. Add sesame oil, cornflour, salt and pepper and mix well.
  2. Add cubed pheasant meat and mix well. Cover the bowl with clingfilm and leave to rest in the fridge for 20-30 minutes.
  3. Once thereat is rested, heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a wok until smoking. Drain the meat well and fry in small batches for 1-2 minutes just to seal the meat. remove from the pan and keep warm.
  4. Wipe out the wok, then heat the remaining tablespoon of olive oil until smoking. Add the ginger and onion and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add the pak choi and wilt slightly, then return the pheasant to the wok. Add the miring and soy sauce and cook only briefly to bring all the flavours and textures together - do not overcook!
  6. Check the seasoning and serve straight away.




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Plum Clafoutis or some guilty summer pleasures

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I really want to share this yummy recipe as it is one of the few new experiments I have tried out this summer and I swear it is deliciously tasty. And if you feel too guilty like me you can always go sweat it out in the gym afterwards. To be honest I find home made pies and cookies much healthier than the ones sold in shops.
Hope you enjoy this one!

Serves 4-6
Prepare 15 minutes ( yes! only 15 min to prep..wow)
Cook 45 minutes ( where you can read a book, chill out in the garden with a glass of wine or simply work out)

Ingredients


  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 150ml milk
  • 100ml double cream
  • 4 eggs
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 30g plain flour
  • 20g unsalted butter
  • 1tbsp light brown soft sugar ( tip: I use that as a lip scrub too )
  • 6 large plums
  • 1 1/2 tsp allspice
  • double cream ( to serve)
  • icing sugar (to dust)

Preparation

  1. Heat the oven to 180 C. In a blender, whizz together the vanilla, milk, double cream, eggs, caster sugar, flour and a pinch of salt. Set aside for 20 minutes or so to allow the flour to swell in the liquid.
  2. Meanwhile, grease a wide, shallow 1.25 - litre ovenproof dish with butter. Sprinkle in the brown sugar. Halve and stone the plums and spread evenly in the dish. Sprinkle with the allspice and turn to coat, ending with the plums cut side down. Roast for 10 minutes.
  3. Remove from the oven and immediately  pour over the batter. Cook in the middle of the oven for 30-35 minutes, until risen and golden. Serve hot, with spoonfuls of double cream and a dusting of icing sugar.
Bon Apetit!


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Roasted sweet potatoes and veggies

Monday, 29 April 2019

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Ingredients

1 Sweet Potatoes or Butternut Squash ( Peeled )
2 Tbsp olive oil
700g Unsalted butter
230g pack sprouting brocoli (purple), thick stems
halved lenght-ways
10g flat leaf parsley leaves ( roughly chopped)
1 halved lemon
30g roasted salted almonds ( or any other nut),
roughly chopped



Prep


Preheat the oven to 200˚C Cut the sweet potatoes or squash into 1cm-thick slices or cubes, put in a roasting tin and toss with the olive oil; season by your liking. I would Usually put whatever my nose likes on the moment. Cut ¹⁄ ³ of the butter into cubes and scatter over. Cover tightly with foil and roast for 30 minutes, then remove the foil and roast for another 10-15 minutes until golden.



When the sweet potatoes/squash are almost done, cook the broccoli in boiling salted water for 4-5 minutes, until just tender. Drain thoroughly; set to one side. Melt the remaining butter in a pan over a low heat. Stir in the parsley and season. Transfer to a bowl and add the lemon halves to the panflesh-side down. Turn up the heat and fry briefly until slightly charred.


Arrange the vegetables on a plate, scattered with the almonds and the
butter drizzled over. Serve with the charred lemon halves alongside for squeezing.

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Facial Spa at Home

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

London, UK
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For my first beauty skincare breakdown, I have chosen one of my favourite discoveries: Darphin! 
I  love this brand and all of their products. 
I am also casually adding Chloe perfume because I believe its softness really complements the vibe of this post( and because I was really obsessed with the scent some time ago).
My obsession with skincare health began after I've found out the staggering science research and data on toxic ingredients in our day to day beauty products and how these can affect our health to the point some of of them are considered causes for cancer.

Women are also one of the main consumers of beauty products globally and I believe a special attention to educating young generations on this side of the market is essential.

In my "Style and Beaty Picks,"  I am going to focus on which ingredients are a "no-no" and which are acceptable if found in our skincare in a small percentage. 

I will go through my personal experience and research in details as well in some of my next posts, so tune in and follow by email.

I have found Darphin as a result of my effort in using a good and natural cosmetic brand that is suitable for sensitive skin. 

 Their Intral collection for sensitive skin prone to redness is wonderful and I highly recomend it.  You can test one product and see the results for yourself as well.
My skin is normal to combination, however, I do tend to get redness in some areas of my face and that was the reason I decided to try their Intral range. Also,  I prefer minimal and healthier regime when it comes to skincare or makeup.
I am really not a fan of using too much creams, serums and oils at ones and I believe it is actualy harmful to your skin. It clogs the pores and it generally can put your skin in to shock. You can also destroy skin's natural defence mechanism and ability to produce oils on its own. 

So keep it simple with skincare and makeup if possible. Let your skin breathe!

Darphin's skincare range is not only free from parabens but does not have the bad alcohols that dry our skin while we are trying so hard to moisturise it.

One of my all-time favourites for the harsh winter months is the "Ideal Resource Overnight Cream Anti-ageing Perfecting Skincare Treatment cream" that is also anti-ageing but does not have any harsh ingredients like some other anti-ageing products.




So if you are in a mood to spoil yourself I suggest you have a look at their beautiful website.

Next time I am going to go in details about the two things I have mentioned in this post: parabens and which are the bad and good alcohols in our cosmetic.

So Here guys are the Intral Heroes we chose for your sensitive skin and my favourite Darphin products I have tried and love.

























Happy shopping and dont forget to let me know what you think you think in the comment section below




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