With love, signed cucumber juice

Balanced Diet, Beauty, Healthy Drinks, Healthy Food, Journey To Clear Skin, One Of Five A Day, Uncategorized

Hello and welcome to my blog. This blog is about healthy drinks you can drink and todays star veg is *Cucumber*. When i started my clear skin diet, cucumber and carrot juice were my go to juices. I did my research so i was aware of the nutrition it both provided.

The benefits

Cucumber is made up of 95% water and therefore is hydrating. It has many benefits to the skin both topical and internally. It has traces of folic acid, vitamin A, B, C and K, to name but a few. Those with dark circles can put a slice or the juice on your dark circle area. The benefits are countless. I can testify that it will contribute to a healthy glowy skin if you incorporate this in your diet; whether eating  the vegetable as is or drinking the juice. I battled acne with this juice.

I am also aware you will be getting rid of the fiber part of the vegetable which is good for digestion. You can put it to use by making a facial out of it.

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With love, signed cucumber

 

Where to get the juicer

You will need a very good juicer to grind the carrot especially. Argos had an affordable one in their Good Cook range and a few years ago it was not too expensive however you are now looking at spending more than £100 for a good one. I also got one from Asda from £30 however the motor didnt survive however they do have a more expensive ones as well. As mentioned above, to get one with a high watts you are looking at £100. Let me know if you have tried any juicing lately.

Feel free to share other vegetables you juice i would like to try.

Until next time, happy drinking and happy good friday.

Iryn

My Lamb Meatball Recipe

Balanced Diet, Cooking, Five A Day, Food, Healthy Food, Healthy Meals, Uncategorized
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These are the entire ingredient for the meal but for the purpose of this blog, I will stick with the recipe for the meatballs and final product of the meal.

Hello and welcome to my blog. As promised this is the recipe for my lamb meatballs I prepared in last weekend. I did not make it using the traditional ingredients. I have seen recipes which includes bread crumps which I have tried before but didn’t like the out come.

You may think why not just buy the meatballs and cook with it instead of putting yourself through all this stress? I like to make things from scratch just so I know what I am adding and how much. This is was one of my main reasons for eating more home cooked meals and eating less outside during my clear skin journey and I did see some improvement.

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Using your own discretion in the amount of ingredient you want to use. These are the ingredients I used

 

Ingredients:

  • 500g of mince lamb,
  • Half of red onions
  • Ginger
  • Grounded black pepper,
  • Dried mint
  • Grounded cayenne pepper
  • Extra Virgin Olive oil
  • 1 Knorr lamb Cube
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Grate the garlic, onion and ginger and mix well with the a tea spoon of the extra virgin olive oil and spices (Mint, cayenne and black pepper)
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Wash the mince lamb to get any blood out and mix it into the mixture.
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You then make small balls depending on how big you want your meatballs to be.
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Let this slowly cook in the fan oven but if you cant wait put the heat up for it to cook quicker.

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These are the colourful ingredient i prepared for the meatballs to swim in.

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Served with wholegrain spaghetti and parmesan cheese.

That’s all for today folks.

Until next time, happy cooking.

Iryn

 

Today’s lunch looks something like this

Balanced Diet, Cooking, Five A Day, Food, Healthy Food, Healthy Meals

Hello and welcome to my blog. So this weekend i went all italian with my big main meal for the week. I made lamb meatballs and spaghetti with red, yellow and green bell peppers and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. I will share in a later post how i prepared the meatballs, until then enjoy it virtually.

 

Wholegrain Spaghetti with Lamb meatballs

This is what i am having for lunch today.

The ingredient:

Wholegrain Spaghetti

Red, Yellow and Green bell peppers

Mince lamb made into meatballs

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All warmed up ready to be eaten.

As promised the recipe will follow in a later post.

Until then, its buon appetito.

Iryn

Revisiting past recipies: Guacamole and naan bread

Balanced Diet, Cooking, Food, Healthy Food, Healthy Meals, Uncategorized

Hello and welcome to my blog. This post is about some of the meals i used to eat. A few years ago i was more interested in plant based food. I think there was a trend call raw foodist. So basically by that i mean it is not cooked at all or processed in any way. On my cheat day i had this. I was hardcore with my diet in that it was super clean. I even started baking my own bread funny enough because i was convince if i change my diet my skin will improve for the better and it did. I will do another post on acne and diet.

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The ingredient i used can be seen in this picture. I forgot to buy lime so i used lemon. 😬

I shuffled a few recipes and this was one of them. It is basically guacamole, coriander and garlic naan bread.

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Time to enjoy. I had both breads because i had not eaten the entire day.

Thanks for stopping by.

Until next time its bye from me.

Iryn