WHY I LOVE CHICKPEAS ! :) x
Me and some friends from home over the summer created a little group- ‘The Detoxers.’ It is a group of friends that look ‘clean’ and creative cooking!
Sometimes I find I am the only one posting on our Instagram!! Think I will be having words with the rest of the group! :)
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Okay, it’s been a long bloody time since I have written anything on here… And although I don’t expect anyone to read, I guess by posting again I am furthering my commitment to eating clean and working out. Despite injuring myself in March, I haven’t fallen off the wagon! In fact, I think I may have even slimmed down! The only problem now is, with minimal exersize, I am quite untoned. I have been swimming, but unfortunately my dedication to squats has had to be put on the back burner… Sorry butt!
Despite having fallen off the wagon since late January! I have worked out in quite a few alternative ways. For example, keeping myself busy, rushing around Uni…But also having fun going out with my friends!
Despite drinking alchohol, one cannot deny the benefits of going out at 9pm and partying it up, dancing away till 3am. Even though I am aware I took in quite a few calories from vodka lemonade, I feel great from all the dancing I did last night!
Wearing heels resulted in my calves feeling toned, raising my hands to the sky during some seriously banging tunes means my waist and arms feel skinny and fantastic and all the laughing with good company equals rock hard abs…
…Well not quite. But you see where I am going with this. You can find a good workout all over, and as long as you don’t fall into the chicken shop too often, and aren’t slammin’ too many sambucca’s… you can be left feeling enlightened and alive…
Haven’t written/posted in a while. Purely because I haven’t eaten anything that interesting in a while! In truth, fallen off the wagon a little and have been enjoying basic, carby meals over the past couple of months. It is now my Uni Easter break so have been gyming it at the local gym at home. It has been so nice, but really should cut back on the chocolate and start experimenting once again! I’m sure the roll on of summer will see the appearance of more salads, soups and fruity inventions!
Lovin’ my 1960s workouts! Dance in your living room to burn the pounds- you don’t need a gym membership…
Saw The Pharcyde last night at my Uni in Leeds. They were so siiiick! Serious workout session dancing my arse off haha.
This looks so tasty! Might have to try and make it for a dinner party !! <3
Overnight oats parfait in a jar: Vanilla overnight oats, raspberry soy yogurt, berries and crunchy berry granola layered in a jar, topped with slivered almonds and almond butter :)
Healthy dinner option- Soul fish with sweet potato mash and salad with a variety of beans. Yum!
1) Cook the soul fish in an oven heated to 200 degrees Celsius. Using a little oil to stop it sticking to the tray/foil.
2) Whilst the fish is in the oven, cut up and boil a sweet potato (peeled or not, depending what you like!) until soft and mash-able.
3) Drain your potatoes and in a bowl or the saucepan they were cooked in, mash them together. I added a small amount of butter for texture and salt and pepper for taste but you can go without.
4) When the fish is white and flaky, remove from the oven and place on a plate with the sweet potato. Add salad (I use from the bag for convenience) and two spoon heaps of a mixture of salad beans. (You can purchase these in the tinned food aisle in a supermarket. They usually include chickpeas, kidney beans etc) Add lemon to the top of your fish (I add it to the salad and potato also!)
I am desperate for some sunshine in England…. It has been nothing but rain and wind… I have been trying to inspire the weather with my breakfasts- something a bit more summery…?
This is salmon and low fat cream cheese on wholemeal toast and a bowl of muslie (prepared by me i.e. not a sugary brand) with strawberries and soy milk!
Had a lovely home made soup for dinner (and some wholemeal toast)… Would love some of this though!! Craving avacado!
I have a bit of an addiction with food shopping. I like nothing more than to cruise up and down the aisle with a trolley pondering what I may create for breakfast, lunch and dinners that week. Even better when I am with a friend and we can have a gossip as we go. The only problem is that I tend to spend a lot of money, as I cannot resist over-buying!
It’s not all my fault however, as supermarkets tend to sell in bulk- not ideal when you are a student buying for one. There are a few grocery shops that sell individually packaged goods in Leeds, but nothing like at home where I’m from in London, and therefore I often buy more than I need.
This evening, I came to the point I often do of realising if I don’t use the vegetables I bought now, they will rot…and I will have wasted my money!
So here it is, Molly’s Waste Not, Want Not Tomato and Vegetable Soup! Rather than finding the dustings of white, blue and grey fuzzy matter on your aubergines- whisk them into a soup instead! Perfect!
1) One tomato
2) Half an aubergine
3) Half a red pepper
4) Half an orange yellow pepper
5) An onion
6) Two cloves of garlic
7) A quarter of a jar of pasta sauce
8) Water (measurements depend on how thick you like your soup)
11) A squeeze of lemon
12) A splash or two of Worcester sauce
13) Olive oil
14) A handful of fresh basil
1) In a pan, add some olive oil and heat. Add your peppers and aubergine and cook a little before adding the onions and garlic as they take longer to soften.
2) When the peppers and aubergines have softened a little, add the onions, tomato and garlic until they have softened a little also.
3) Add your pasta sauce, water and basil and mix. Let the ingredients bubble on a low heat. Add salt, a squeeze of lemon, pepper and Worcester sauce for seasoning.
4) Take your soup off the heat and prepare your blender. Ensuring your mix isn’t too hot for the blender, pour in and blend until you have the consistency you like for soup. If the mix is too thick, just add more water, but make sure it isn’t too watery… Or it will lose flavour!
5) Pour your now blended soup back into your pan and heat- if you have added a little too much water, add some more seasoning and taste.
6) Allow your soup to heat gently in the pan and prepare two crackers, I prefer the ‘Rivita’ brand and add a little cream cheese on each. You can have more than one, they are relatively low in fat!
7) Take your soup off the heat, pour in a bowl and enjoy- when it comes to old-ish veg, waste not, want not!
NOTE: I would have preferred to have used a tin of tomatoes and not pasta sauce, as some pasta sauces can be high in salt and sugar (although in moderation I do enjoy them on my spaghetti!) But I didn’t have any tinned tomatoes in my cupboard, so the sauce had to do!
I made soup this evening for my dinner and served it with two rivitas with light cream cheese spread! Was very tasty! I had some vegetables in the fridge threatening to go off so decided to use them before they did!! Recipe to follow xx