Crisp Roast Spuds.

Ingredients:  potatoes  Salt Olive oil Method:  1.boil a pot of hot water. peel potatoes. Half or quarter any of the larger ones. 2. Place potatoes in hot water and parboil for 15minutes. Drain.  3. Place potatoes back into the pot and shake to fluff up potatoes. 4. Put the potatoes in a baking tray with…

Sushi Rice – the stove top.

Option A Calories: 434 Carbs: 92 | Fats:1 | Protein:7 Option B Calories: 400 Carbs: 88 | Fats:1 | Protein:7 Makes approx. 2 full rolls. Ingredients: 100g sushi rice 25ml rice vinegar Option A 2 tsp saké and 1 tbsp caster sugar Option B 2 tbsp mirin Method: Rinse sushi rice under cold water. Gently…

Wren’s best chicken instant noodles

Calories: 372 Carbs:  14 | Fats: 4 | Protein: 21 Serves 6 Ingredients: 6 instant noodle cakes 3 x OX chicken stock cube. 500g chicken tenderloins 400gm corn 3 tbsp soy sauce spring onions to garnish Method: In a frying pan, over medium heat, cook the chicken with 2 tablespoons of soy sauce. Once the…

Simple Shortbread

Calories: 145 Carbs: 4 | Fats:15 | Protein:1 Makes approx. 1o0 pce Ingredients: 250g butter (room temperature) 110g caster sugar 360g plain flour Method: Heat oven to 190C, line two baking trays with baking paper. Either by hand or in a mixer, beat the butter and sugar together to form a smooth consistency. Stir in flour,…

Tea Time Challenge: Cross Stich

First Friday challenge post! This week I have created a basic cross stitch design. Available for free download! I’ve already started on my copy!

On Toast – avocado and tomatoes.

Calories: 262 Carbs: 36 | Fats:11 | Protein:6 Ingredients: 1 slice ciabatta bread 1 avocado a handful of grape tomatoes (approx 8) salt and pepper Method: Put bread in toaster, and toast to your preferred crispiness In a small bowl, smash the avocado, making it a spreadable consistency. Slice tomatoes. Once the toast is cooked,…

Review: Bamboo Toothbrush

Usability: 10/10 Mouth feel: 10/10 Packaging: 10/10 Overall: Make the switch – you honestly won’t know the difference. Do you ever go to the dental hygiene section of your local supermarket and just go ‘fuuuck’. The are so many choices. Are any of them better? I dunno. Should I know? Probably. I once asked my…

On Toast – spinach, egg and ham.

Calories: 271 Carbs: 34gm | Fats:6 | Protein:16 Ingredients: 1 egg 1 slice ciabatta bread 50gm baby spinach 1/4 teaspoon minced garlic 2 slices ham Tools: Fry pan Stovetop Method: Put bread in toaster, and toast to your preferred crispiness In a small bowl, mix spinach and garlic together. Over a medium heat, cook the…

Review: Reusable Metal Straws

  Usability: 9/10 Mouth feel: 10/10 Packaging: 4/10 Overall: Makes a lovely alternative to the plastic straw. Would be better if there was a case for it. Straws. What bastards. The simple straw is such a big issue. However, I have found that I can’t just go cold turkey away from them. Whether is is to keep my…

Tricolore Salad

This salad reminds me of being a teenager. My sister coming home from soccer, ready for the Sunday lunch, in her Tricolore uniform speckled in dirt and grass. Sunday lunch was never a big affair. Usually a simple pasta dish, bruschetta, or salad and meat. Ingredients: 5 Roma tomatoes 1 bunch of basil 200gm of fetta Olive oil Salt and…