Sunday, 31 August 2014

Honey Glazed Carrots, Steak with Mustard Sauce and Potato Bake

Happy Sunday!

Hope you have all had a lovely weekend.

A nice bit of Steak for dinner with some honey glazed carrots.


irish steaks
packet of baby corn
packet of carrots
bell peppers
salt & seasoning
potato gratin ( store bought)

Baby Corn, Bell Peppers, Courgettes, Carrots, Steak & Onions

Honey, Black Pepper, Salt, Garlic, Lemon Juice, Ground Cumin Djion Mustard & Mango Chilli

 For The Irish Steak

wash the steak with lemon juice and season with black salt, pepper, garlic and ground cumin
season with onions, bell peppers and courgettes
place in fridge for a few hours

heat oven at 300 degrees and spray foil with oil
place the steak on the foil and cook for 45mins turning over until steak is cooked
ensure steak is cooked

Seasoned Irish Steak with Peppers, Onion & Courgettes

 For The Carrots

peel your carrots, and slice  them into your preferred size wash the carrots and place them in a pot and boil them, do not let them be too soft
Boiled carrots

once the carrots are boiled, add a little bit oil to the frying pan and pan fry until it turns brown and soft
add salt and black pepper
turn the carrots around carefully and allow other side to be drown
in a small bowl whisk together butter and honey and pour over the carrots
season with salt and pepper

Pan fried carrots

 For The Potato Gratin

place in the oven for 40mins and allow to  bake

Potato Gratin Bake

For The Mustard Sauce

1tsp of mango chilli
2tsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp ground black pepper
place the honey glazed carrots,cooked steak with mustard sauce and potato bake on the plate

Dinner is served

Dinner is served

Friday, 29 August 2014

Porridge Oats & BlackBerries

Good Morning,

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day so you should never skip breakfast.If you are too busy to make yourself a bowl of porridge oats for breakfast then some fruit or a slice of toast with a nice cuppa or my favourite which is a smoothie on the go will be ideal!

Complex carbohydrates, found in whole grains, release their energy more slowly into the bloodstream. For this reason, porridge, made from rolled oats, and muesli are better than highly refined breakfast cereals, such as cornflakes. Studies have shown that breakfast that includes protein will release energy at a steady level for hours. " A breakfast that contains protein as well as complex carbohydrates beats anything else.

Porridge Oats, Almond Milk and Honey


alpro almond millk
clear honey
porridge Oats

Porridge Oats With Bananas and Blackberries

Have a lovely day !!

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Citrus & Berry Smoothie

Coconut Water With Mango and Lychee

frozen mandarin, blueberries and peaches


Apple slices
Coconut water -mango
Orange slices

Orange slices, frozen peaches, apples and blueberries

Coconut Water with Mango

citrus and berry smoothie

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Sweet Potato, Pearl Barley and Vegetables

Sweet Potato, Bell Peppers & Pearl Barley


 For The Pearl Barley

to cook your pearl barley follow the instructions on the packet of your purchased pearl barley
once cooked set aside and prep the vegetables and sweet potato

  For The  Sweet Potato

wash the skin of the sweet potato properly and cut into circular shapes
place in a pot and boil for 8-10mins, once cooked
remove and place in the oven to bake for 10-15mins
set aside once baked

cut sweet potatoes
For the Bell Peppers

cut the bell peppers into thin strips and grill;
set aside once grilled

Final Prep

wash salad leaves
place baked sweet potato, pearl barley, grilled bell peppers and salad leaves on the plate

Baked Sweet Potatoes, grilled veggies with Pearl Barley & Salad

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Recycling Jars For Smoothie Storage

Happy Sunday!!

How is everyone doing today? I hope you are all enjoying the long bank holiday weekend.

I get a few questions about where I get my smoothie jars from the BBM channel and on the blog.

I do not really spend money on smoothie jars from Amazon or eBay....ah well that's a bit of a fib haha!! because earlier this year I was tempted and bought these beautiful jars from a store in town called "Clas Ohlson".

I love the mason jars from Amazon & eBay and if I was ever tempted to buy them I will definitely charter them in bulk and end up spending lots of money on these fancy jars. 

Mason Jars Sold Online with Straws

Mason Jars
Instead of spending money on all these fancy jars I decided to recycle  my empty sauce jars and make the best use of them.I am big on recycling and yes I am that neighbour that selects all her bottles, cardboard boxes, plastics into the correct recycling box for collection ....I do my bit for the environment.

Empty Sauce Jars

Empty Sauce Jars
 I use the empty bottles from my Spaghetti bolognese sauce, pickled onions and beetroot.

Recycled Jar for Smoothies

These jars are just as nice as the mason jars and they'll vary from size to size depending on the content of the recycled jar. Also think of the good you are doing for the environment by recycling your bottles and let's not forget the pennies you can save from spending on these jars.

I hope I have encouraged you to recycle your jars  for your smoothies and save those pennies for a rainy day.

Have a wonderful day.

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Banana Mango Pineapple Berry Smoothie


    • frozen bananas
    • frozen pineapples
    • frozen mangoes
    • frozen blueberries
    • coconut water/water

    Mangoes, Bananas, Berries & Pineapple

    • place all your fruits in the blender, add some coconut water and blend until smooth
    • pour in cup and serve cold

    Nice creamy and fluffy texture

    Monday, 18 August 2014

    Peach Pear and Carrot Smoothie

    Happy Monday!

    I hope everyone had a lovely weekend.

    I am currently obsessed with carrots in my smoothie, especially frozen carrots. The colour from the carrots overpowers the  other fruits in the smoothie and gives it that rich colour and delicious taste....yum. Give it a try!!

      • frozen carrots
      • frozen peaches
      • sliced pears
      • coconut water/water

      Carrots, Peaches and Pears

      • place all your fruits in the blender, add some coconut water and blend until smooth
      • pour in cup and serve cold

      Thursday, 14 August 2014

      Carrot Mango and Peach Smoothie

      Have you ever thought of the health benefits of carrots, other than the fact that they are good for the eyes?

      Carrots will add a new element of nutrition to your smoothies and the flavour can either be nicely complimented or easily dominated. The addition of carrot to this fruity smoothie was a delicious compliment.

        • frozen carrots
        • frozen peaches
        • frozen mangoes
        • coconut water/water

        Frozen carrots, mangoes, peaches and coconut water

        • place all your fruits in the blender, add some coconut water and blend until smooth
        • pour in cup and serve cold

        Delicious blend of fruits

        From the blender to the cup
        Frozen peaches, frozen mangoes and carrots

        Smoothie garnished with a peach

        Tuesday, 12 August 2014

        Spinach Omelette with Mangoes Tomatoes & Blueberries

        Top of the morning to you all

        I love spinach, either in my smoothies or in my eggs.

        Nice healthy breakfast for you to try.

        • 1 egg
        • 1/4 bell pepper( yellow)
        • 17 blueberries
        • 10 cherry tomatoes
        • handful of spinach or kale
        • handful of mushrooms
        • mangoes
        • pinch of salt
        • olive oil
        Spinach Omelette, Mangoes, Tomatoes and Blueberries

        Have a lovely day.

        Saturday, 9 August 2014

        NutriBlast Green Smoothie On The Go For BreakFast

        What is Moringa Powder?

        The leaves of the Morgina Oleifera tree are dried and powdered to create Moringa Leaf Powder. This powder is classified a super food because it is one of the most nutrient-rich plants known to science.

        Moringa is a more effective food source, making it easier for the body to do what it needs to do to stay healthy. That is what it gives you energy - it provides good fuel that needs less processing, and adds element that helps the body get rid of what it does not need.

         More on Moringa

        • frozen pineapple
        • frozen mango
        • frozen spinach
        • frozen strawberries
        • Moringa powder [for added nutrition & morning boost]

        Frozen Spinach & Strawberry- Frozen Mango & Pineapple

        • place  all the fruits and vegetables in the blender, add moringa powder,some water and blend until smooth
        • pour into  cup and serve cold

        Moringa Leaf Powder

        Moringa Seeds

        Ready to blend

        NutriBlast Green Smoothie

        Ready to head out and start the day


        Banana Berry (Pre-Work Out/Post-Work Out)Smoothie

        Afternoon Smoothie Lovers,

        The sun isn't shinning where I am but it is definitely shinning in my home with the help of this delicious Banana-Berry Smoothie.

        This is my favourite smoothie for my Pre-Workout and Post-Workout. 

        • low fat yogurt
        • frozen bananas
        • frozen blueberries
        • frozen pineapple
        • coconut water/water

        Frozen fruits

        • place all your fruits in the blender, add some coconut water and blend until smooth
        • pour in cup and serve cold

        Post Work Out Smoothie

        Smoothie for my guest .. ha- ha!!

        Have a lovely weekend.

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