ALL FUN AND GAMES

Haven’t posted due to Christmas Festivities, I had a lot of fun….and FAR too much alcohol. 
So in order to start this properly today will start with a lovely green smoothie. 

Try this one out 🙂 (and it’s vegan)

1 small head of lettuce, chopped into a couple sections

1 banana, ripe

1 cup blueberries, frozen

1/2 cup mango, frozen

1 tablespoon chai seeds

1 1/2 cup water

SO YUMMY! 
Great to get out of bed for and this morning I woke nice and early for my day and even went to bed before 4AM (I haven’t been sleeping well lately) and i’m proud of myself for getting around 8 hours of sleep! Hooray! 
Despite time going to quickly today It’s kind of a good thing as i’m seeing a friend in London which should be good. 

Happy Sunday. 

 

 

 

Hectic Xmas update!

So I bought all my ingredients to make said recipes in previous post only to find that I didn’t have time as I was busy with my Grandma and Gramps arrival and also present wrapping. 
Even though a little late I will still be cooking up the little filo mincemeat treats which will be made on Boxing day…..finally!
I’m looking forward to the festivities and food (and alcohol!) and obviously the cliched line ‘spending time with the family’ can’t wait to see everyone though and give my gifts. I upped my game with the wrapping this year and decorated the parcels with lovely ribbons and butterflies which I got from an old necklace and securely glued them to some presents. They look so cute.

I’m at my other nans now currently and the tree as ever is amazingly done and pretty, also she has some really adorable decorations around the house and the traditional ‘Stop here Santa’ sign out the front of the house. All my dads side are coming over tomorrow evening for a Cheese and Wine night for Christmas eve, it’s a family tradition to all get together the night before. 

I hope everyone has a lovely day, may your stomachs be full with food and your soul filled with happiness. 

XO

With four days approaching it would only be right for me to post some Christmas recipes, tomorrow I shall be baking my low fat version of the Christmas pie and creating some apple cup which are both ideal for a snack or a post Christmas dinner dessert- that’s if you’re stomach hasn’t grown 47x bigger than before.

This year I can’t wait for all the fresh veggies we bought today at the farm market to be roasted and ready for eating, also I think i’m having a qourn ‘chicken’ style roast or a nut one, either or and i’m happy. 
It’s really nice having a family of meat eaters who actually respect me being a vegetarian- and I get to avoid the duck fat engrossed potatoes (the thought of it makes me feel a bit queasy!). 

I always wonder what off veggies have for their roast dinner? Comment below! 
Can’t wait to share my recipes with you. 
XO

Cottage Cheese Pizza topping test! (really tasty!!)

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I’ve got into the habit of wanting to make my own pizza, It’s quite a fear food for myself with masses amounts of stringy cheese and despite being tasty isn’t too kind on the hips. 

I had some cottage cheese I had left over so I wanted to use it up and I had no light mozzarella so I thought ‘AHHHH COTTAGE CHEESE PIZZA TOPPING?!’ there was a sort of mystery surrounding the use of cottage cheese as a topping and i’ve often thought about it. So today after trekking back from London I was really in the mood for it. 

Of course you can make your own dough but the best ready mix dough is the Wright’s Ciabatta Bread Mix which fluff’s out more than a normal bread mix (and alot tastier too) of course you can use whatever bread mix/dough you like and if you’re feeling super healthy opt for a wholemeal one. 

Make the dough to instruction and leave to prov (rise) for about 30 minutes, roll out into your desired pizza shape as mine never are circle. 

I then add a bbq sauce as a base (or tomato puree) with garlic and topped it with the cottage cheese, peppers and sweetcorn (use whatever veggies you like) and then bake until golden brown and crispy!

IT WAS REALLY TASTY!

😀

xo

Goodness gracious, Falafel. (BAKED,HEALTHY AND FABULOUS)

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I thought it would only be right for the first recipe I post to be Falafel, so here it is. 
I first had Falafel in a Moroccan restaurant, I’d seen it in stores and food markets and never actually went and tried some, thankfully I did and fell in love. 
Originally made with chickpeas my variation includes mashed carrot with other herbs and spices. 

I actually made this tonight for dinner and started prepping it at 4pm (a bit too keen for dinner).

Ingredients:

 400 can of chickpeas, drain first (drained weight 250g)

– 2 carrots chopped

– 1 tablespoon of cumin

– 2 tablespoons of flour 

-1/2 teaspoon of baking powder

– 1 pinch of salt and pepper (to taste)

– A drop of sweet chili sauce (optional) 

– minced garlic (to taste)

 

  1.  Drain the chickpeas and rinse them. 
  2.   Place the chickpeas into a food processor with garlic, cumin and carrot  then add salt and pepper to taste. Process until the  mixture forms a firm paste.
  3. Add flour and baking powder
  4. Ensure the mix is firm enough and then to roll into balls or ‘patties’ 
  5. Coat the little rolls of Falafel in oil, place on a tray and bake for 20 minutes until crispy and golden brown.

Enjoy these little bits of love with pita breads filled with salad any dressing you wish, or include them in a salad or smush into a sandwich or wrap! ❤

(ps, keep your eye on them as my ovens a little crazy, you don’t want them cremated!!)

XOXO

 

 

 

That standard ‘First post’

Bonjour. Ça va 

I’m Natasha a 21 year old strange gurl living in a little one bed flat, I study Fashion marketing at Uni and i’m in my final year (YES I DID IT!) this blog is basically a food journal featuring food recipes, hopefully interviews with other food loving people, and of course FOOD PORN FOR THE EYES. 

Most of what i’ll be posting will be of the healthy variety and some posts treats that make life that little bit better, besides food and such I will include some bits of my life too.

I enjoy, French films, food (duh), long baths with lots of bubbles, cats and other fluffy things, cocktails and music (AND FALAFEL)

Tasha x