Wednesday, 8 March 2017

What I Ate Wednesday No.90

Welcome back!  


I am now on the road to 100 What I Ate Wednesday posts, which just seems mad but here goes with number 90...

Brunch

A veggie brunch = 2 Quorn sausages, scrambled egg, beans, mushrooms, buttered toast.  Drink = tea.





Snack 

A homemade maple syrup and pecan muffin.  After such a large brunch I had a muffin to keep me going until dinner time.  Drink = tea (not shown).




Dinner

Homemade baked sweet potato fries topped with a spice mix, a Tesco veggie burger and mediterranean roasted vegetables.  I couldn't wait to give my mini metal chip pan a try, I picked 2 up for £6 in the debenhams sale.  Drink = water.


You can find my previous What I Ate Wednesday posts here.


What have you enjoyed eating today?

Thanks for stopping by!


Kads x

Sunday, 5 March 2017

What I Ate Wednesday No.89

Hi everyone

It has been a while but i am back with another What I ate Wednesday post to share with you guys...

Breakfast


Porridge - Oat So Simple porridge topped with Meridian smooth peanut butter, desiccated coconut and strawberries.  I really enjoy this combo on my porridge.
Drink = tea.




Lunch

Cheese on toast - Cheddar cheese topped with lighter cheese and half a bag of Kettle Bites Smokey BBQ crisp.
Drinks = Water and tea in my new chip mug all the way from Disney World!




Dinner

Stuffed Marrow - Chunky oven baked chips with half a marrow stuffed with couscous, roasted mediterranean vegetables and cheese on top.  A neighbour gave me the home grown marrow, I have to say they don't taste of much but it was filling and certainly worked well stuffed with the flavoursome couscous.  Don't knock the marrow until you've tried it eh!
Drink = water. 


You can find my previous What I Ate Wednesday posts here.

What have you enjoyed eating today?

Thanks for stopping by!



Kads x

Friday, 30 December 2016

Making Jamie Oliver Healthy Breakfast Doughnuts!

Recipe Image Vs my attempt

Hi all


You would probably be hard pressed to guess from the ingredients below that these were the ingredients required to make doughnuts.  These weren't your deep fried average doughnuts, they were Heathy Breakfast Doughnuts from a Jamie Oliver recipe which he showcased on his recent TV series.  Here are the ingredients which the recipe requires:

Ingredients

Here is how the doughnuts looked after mixing the ingredients rolling out the dough. I used the end of a roll of cling film to create the circle in the middle of the doughnut.

Shaped doughnuts (prior to cooking)

Next it was time to get cooking the doughnuts, here they are fizzing away in the water that they were cooked in.  No oil in sight!  They really plump up in the cooking stage of this recipe.



The end result was a delicious ring doughnut topped with greek yogurt with a mixed berry coulis stirred through it.




I managed to snaffle down 2 of the doughnuts for my breakfast, they were very filling.  To get the full flavour of the doughnut I ate 1 without the greek yogurt and simply dipped 1 side in cinnamon sugar which let me tell you now was awesome!  

The doughnuts were perfect washed down with a lovely hot cuppa.


So if you are a doughnut lover I urge you to give this 'healthy-fied' Jamie Oliver recipe a try! I think they will become a staple in my household.


Thanks for stopping by!

Kads x
Note: This post is not sponsored in any way.

Friday, 25 November 2016

What I Ate Wednesday No.88 - Disney World Special 2

Welcome back to the second What I Ate Wednesday Disney World Special.  You can find the previous one here.

Breakfast 
Pancakes - American Pancakes with strawberry compote at our resort (All Star Movies).  The pancakes were fluffy and light and the compote had lots of chunks of strawberry in.  I had this breakfast more than once during my 2 weeks stay. 
Drink = Tea in my refillable Disney World mug.





Lunch
Panini/hot sandwich - A veggie hot sandwich from the Earl of Sandwich at Disney Springs.  It had feta, cucumber, red onion, lettuce, Roma tomato and a creamy Mediterranean dressing.  It really hit the spot.
Drink = water.





Dinner
A gigantic baked potato with grated cheese and sour cream from Fairfax Fare in Hollywood Studios.  It came with baked beans too but luckily before tucking in I noticed they had pulled pork in them!  This was not stated on the menu.  I went back up to the counter and they swapped them for coleslaw with no issue.  After consuming my fair share of chips it was great to tuck into a baked potato for a change. 
Drink = water, topped up my mug at a water fountain.






You can find my previous What I Ate Wednesday posts here.

What have you enjoyed eating today?

Thanks for stopping by!



Kads x

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

What I Ate Wednesday No.87 - Disney World Special 1

Welcome to a What I Ate Wednesday Disney World Sepcial!

I was in Disney World for a couple weeks in October and I thought I would share some of the delicious food that I ate whilst I was there.  

This particular day was spent at Disney Springs (previously known as Downtown Disney).  If you have not been before, Disney Springs has a lot of shops, bars and restaurants.  It really comes alive with atmosphere at night with live bands playing on the stage or at the various bars.

Brunch
A huge vegetable omelette with breakfast potatoes and a piece of artisan toast topped with butter and grape jelly (jam) at Earl of Sandwich.  This was delicious and kept me full for ages so I did not have any room for more food until dinner time.  Drink = water in my Disney refillable mug, saves buying water for $3 a bottle!



Dinner
French Poutine from The Daily Poutine.  This consisted of delicious chunky chips (although they called them french fries) topped with mushroom cream sauce and gruyere cheese.  It was super tasty and I highly recommend it - I could eat it again right now!  Drink = water in my Disney refillable mug.





You can find my previous What I Ate Wednesday posts here.

What have you enjoyed eating today?

Thanks for stopping by!


Kads x

Friday, 11 November 2016

Autumn 2016 Clothing Haul



Hello everyone

I have been taking a look at a few clothing websites with Autumn in mind recently.  My usual haunts are ASOS, New Look and Dorothy Perkins.  I made a couple orders for some autumn inspired basics and will share with you all what I decided to keep in this post.

Striped Long Sleeve Top - Okay so I have far too many striped tops in my wardrobe to be fair but I felt this black and white one would be a perfect addition to my collection.




Striped T-shirt - I then proceed to add this bergundy knot front to my basket...I don't have one in this colour okay!  I like the knot detail on this.



Pink Jumper - I bought this from New Look with the below mentioned furry gilet in mind.  It is slim fit and quite a fine knit.




Furry Gilet - I got this cosy grey longline gilet.  I thought it would go well with the black and white striped top or the pale pink jumper above. 



Ripped Jeans - These dark wash denim boyfriend jeans have a rip on each knee.  They came from New Look and fitted me so well not sure how much use they will get in the colder months though as I like to be warm.  They can be worn turned up or turned down though.






Velvet Bomber Jacket - I almost sent this back as it didn't feel very 'me' but after much deliberation I kept it.  I foresee wearing it as Christmas time with a scrappy top underneath as it is quite dressy with the gold zip detail.  I guess it could also be worn casually with a white slouchy top and boyfriends jeans.



Grey Jumper - I just love this grey jumper, it looks just like your basic oversized jumper…until you spot the elbow detail which is navy coloured stars.  I just thought it looked nice and was a bit different.



Nike Roshe Trainers - When it comes to footwear I am ALL about comfort. I umm'd and ahh'd for months about what trainers to get.  I even ordered the Nike Juvenate before returning them as they weren't comfy enough!  I then ordered these Roshe ones instead.  I took them to Florida with me this month and they served me well. I also have a couple pairs of Chelsea boots (in tan and brown )which I will be wearing again this season.
I hope you enjoyed my Autumn haul.  If you have done a haul of your own recently feel free to link it below.

Bye for now.

Kads x


Wednesday, 9 November 2016

My Top 10 Tips for a Long Haul Flight


Hi all

I have experienced a few long haul flights now so I thought I would put together a list of my top 10 tips for getting through a long haul flight.  I hope you find it useful.

1.       Dress comfortably – You will be sitting on a plane for hours on end so ensure you dress comfortably in loose fitting clothing.  You don’t need to rock up in your pj’s or on the other end of the scale your no stretch skinny jeans and high heels.  What you are aiming for is something that is has stretch to it and makes you feel comfy.  Think leggings or harem trousers.  Then maybe pair them with a long shirt or t-shirt with a cardigan or jumper to go over the top.  Layers are best as planes can get chilly.

2.      Entertain Yourself – Personally, I don’t find the in-flight entertainment enough on a long haul flight.  I like to take a book or magazine, adult colouring and some music to listen to so that when I want a break from the screen I can do something else.  It is a long time for your eyes to focus on the screen otherwise.

3.      Snooze – Take ear plugs and an eye mask to help you catch some shut eye should you fancy it.  This is especially essential on a night flight where getting some quality sleep helps ward off jet lag.

4.      Comfy Headphones – Test our your earplugs/earphones to ensure that they are comfy to wear for long periods so you can make it through a film without ear pain!

5.      Pre-book your seat – I find that for long-haul flights pre-booking your seat is worth doing.  Although it is annoying that most airlines now charge for the privilege of you pre-booking your seat I feel it is worth the expense.  I choose to be next to a window and in-line with the aeroplanes wing (less turbulence).  Seatguru.com is good for helping you find the best seat for your needs.


6.      Hydration – We all know how drying flying is to the body and skin and drinking plenty of water whilst 40,000 feet up is the only way to combat it.  Alcohol and high caffeine drinks have a de-hydrating effects so bear in mind you’ll need even more water.

7.      Move Around – Don’t glue yourself to the seat, stand up to stretch your body out and have frequent toilet breaks (what with all the water you’ll be glugging!).  I sat by 1 chap on the way to New York and he did not move from his seat once for the entire 6.5 hours, I could not sit still for that long if I tried!

8.      Flight Socks – I know not everyone wears them but I figure why not, they keep your legs warm from the chilly air con chills and stop your feet and legs swelling up so you feel more refreshed when you get off.  I also like to lift my feet up and circle them in the air at regular intervals to keep the circulation stimulated.

9.      Meditate – A great way to kill some time on the flight is to meditate.  There are apps which you can download such as Headspace or Calm which can guide you through a 10 minute or longer meditation session.  If you are having trouble sleeping it may even help you drift off.

10.   Snacks – If you are fussy or aren’t a fan of aeroplane food then you are gonna need some snacks to keep you going.  You could pack some crisp, dried fruit, cereal bars or pastries. 

If you have any additional tips of your own please feel free to add them in the comments box below.

Kads x