How I clean and oven bake my chicken

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Hello and welcome to my blog. Today’s post is about how I marinade and cook my chicken.

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Making of the chicken

The clean

To clean my chicken I use lemon and ensure I take off any unwanted extra fat or hard bit on the legs.

The mixtress mixes spices too

I usually mix my own spices to marinade the chicken. It is only recently I have started adding other cudes and powdered spices. I usually crate onions, garlic and ginger. I then melt 2 knorr and let it cool. Adding a bit lemon and chilli powder as well.

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Onions, ginger and garlic

When the spice meet the spice

I let this stay as is for a while while I do something else or due to laziness just leave it there for a while. I then eventually place it in the oven to slow cook for about 2 hours at 100 °C. Ensure you regulate the temperature or cook it longer.

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Melted knorr cubes

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I use 2 to 3 of this cubes depending on how many chicken I am cooking.

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Some more seasoning. Not ideal I know. The aim to ensure you know what you are putting in your food.

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Mix it all together. I squeezed a bit of lemon on it too

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I put this on a foil and then put it in the oven to bake or cook whatever you want to call it. I use a foil all the time as I feel it better that way healthwise. Let me know if this is how you cook yours.

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This is how it looks after 1.5 to 2 hours. I cut parts of it so that the marinade will go on the inside.

You can now have this however you want it. With couscous, salad, rice potatoes or by itself.

Until next time, happy cooking.

Iryn

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The week in review

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Hello and welcome to my blog. As you may have noticed I have not been posting about my lunch meals lately. I will be doing this on a weekly basis just to ensure that the post is properly prepared. For now let’s call it The week in review.

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For Monday I had potatoes, vegetables and lamb with gravy

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On Tuesday I had mix vegetables with couscous and chicken Nando’s lemon and herb sauce

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Wednesdays lunch was star shaped sweet potatoes with mixed vegetables and chicken

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On Thursday I wanted to have couscous but turns out the cous cous had gone off due to the heat. Preservation issues. So I had vegetables and lamb.

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Friday was mix vegetable brown rice and chicken with chilli sauce

I bought organic chicken this time because the free range available was to be on display till Monday. I noticed the taste was slightly different. It was really delicious. Might be due to how I cooked it.

As you can see I am trying to incorporate vegetable at every given chance. I am very strict about having a balance diet while ensuring that I have enough carbs and protein to maintain my weight.

In addition to this I have morning fruits thereby having all the nutrition I could possibly have.  So I am basically having more than five a day.

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I would also like to invest in a juicer. A good one is very expensive so I am going to save up for that.

Until next time, eat well and you will feel better.

 

Iryn

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Something different…Mix vegetable scrambled eggs for breakfast

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Hello and welcome to my blog. Today’s blog is about food. I have been thinking of switching up my breakfast and possibly cut down on the sausage although it has helped me to gain a few pounds. I put this together with an inspiration from BBC good cook.

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All your five a day in your brunch with this mix vegetable scrambled eggs

These are the ingredient you need

– Eggs

– Tumeric

 

– Grounded Black Pepper

– Cayenne Pepper

– Salt

– Chopped Red onions

– Chopped Tomatoes

– Mix vegetable

– Whisk the eggs and spice together and steam the vegetables if they are frozen.

– Fry the red onions and chopped tomatoes

– Add the steamed veg and fry for about 5 mins on medium heat

– Add the egg mixture stir till its well done

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The meal is now ready to be served

 

Until next time , happy brunching.

Iryn

What’s in my smoothie?

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Hello and welcome to my blog, as promised i am coming to you with my blog on my “weekly” smoothie. This time i switch it up a wee bit. I had the usually fruit plus spinach and other powders..

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What’s in my smoothie…

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The green blend and maca powder

So the ingredients are as follows:

– Spinach

– Strawberries

– Blueberries

– Kiwi

 

– Coconut water

– Cinnamon

– Green Blend of:  Organic matcha, wheatgrass, green tea and spirulina, chlorella

– Maca powder

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The making of the smoothie…

I am no stranger to adding vegetables to my smoothies. In the past the majority of the ingresient were vegetable like broccolis spinach. This time round it’ s 4 of 5 a day.

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#Cheers

The cinnamon helped quench the strong taste of the maca ppwder.

What’s in my grocery trolly

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Hello and welcome to my blog. Today i will give you a view of what i purchased from the supermarket namely asda.

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What i bought today for the week and the coming weeks.

This week i have decided to have a variety of lunch. So i bought lamb burgers and burger buns. I also bought some panceta to make an italian-like dish. This weeks meal will be a mixture of salad, burger and chips and tagliatelle.

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My next post will be “what’s in my smoothie”

Until next time it’s buy from me.

Iryn

What’s in my grocery trolly…

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My trolly at a glance. I got a few things such as pop corn, maltesers and other chocolates for my team as its my birthday in a couple of days. 😀😄 

Hello and welcome to my blog. I am coming to you with what is in my grocery trolly. I have been a bit busy in the past weeks but im back now. This was what i bought. I have the usual fruits for my smoothie and other items for my cooking fpe the weeks and coming weeks in addition to my daily staples.

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Grocery all laid out. Sometimes i try organic fruit and vegetable just because. It was nearly heading towards £60 so i had to elimite a few things such as chicken sausage and apples as i also had apples and my sausage had not finished.

Fruits are kind of expensive too so i may switch to my vegetable smoothie imstead. I used to do this back in the day. I am not a fun of kale, i prefer spimach so we shall see.

 

Until next time it bye from me.

Iryn

 

 

Whats in my grocery trolly

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I think i was done at this point

Hello and welcome to my blog. So it looks like i did some more grocery shopping today. I will lay these out for you to see.

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I do not think i will be doing anymore grocery shopping. Hopefully this will cover the next 2 to 3 weeks needs.

My next posts are whats in my smoothie and lamb meatballs and spaghetti.

Until next time, happy grocery shopping

Iryn

What’s in my grocery bag?

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Hello and welcome to my blog post. Last weekend just gone, i went to do a few grocery shoppping for the week ahead. I just thought i share with you what i usually buy when i go grocery shopping.

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We usually get fruits at work nowadays however at times it finishes too quick so i still buy fruits for the week just in case i want something to snack on.

I bought some fruits for smoothie and for the week. I also bought the below:

Blueberries

Strawberries

Papaya

Green delicious apples

Kiwi

Garlic

Bananas

Olives

Cucumber

Free range eggs

Free range chicken

2 Avocados (1 for a hair mask and the other for guacamole)

Sausages

Coriander and garlic pita bread

Brocolis

Chips

Nandos peri peri sauce

Asda piri piri marinade

I tend to opt for free range or organic meat due to acne problems. I seem to have it under control now. Eating does improve your skin and well being; in addition to exercising of course. I will share anything new i make for lunch and or dinner.

I usually shop for the week or just eat what i have left if i am feeling lazy or whatever i can put together in the kitchen.

Thanks for stopping by. Please feel free to share your grocery shopping ideas.

Until next time, its bye from me.

Iryn