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

Todays lunch looks something like this:

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Hello and welcome to my blog. So it has been a while.

I am back with my lunch looks something like this.

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Salmon, Avocado, brussle sprout, carrots and salmon. My five a day is complete

I currently have fruits for snacks as well which can be seen on my Instagram.

 

Untill next time, take care

Iryn

What’s in my grocery trolly?

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Hello and welcome to my blog. I hope you are doing well. This blogpost is a bit late but i guess better late than never.

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From looking at these items you will have a wild guess as to what my meal is likely to be

This week my meal plan has a flavour and twist to it. I also bought some ingredient for my smoothie, for more details check out my previous post on ‘what’s in my smoothie?

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I am not sure if i have mentioned this but every morning mostly monday to friday i have a warm water and lemon in the morning to ensure last nights meal has been eliminated. I drink this with a straw for the sake of my teeth.

This week’s meal plan

I have two options:

– Turkey Fajitas

– Lamb, potatoes and vegetables

Thats all for this post. Until next time it’s #HappyCooking.

 

Iryn

.::iJog.iRun::.

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Just in case you didnt know… Take this as a kind reminder 😝

Hello and welcome to my blog. I recently blogged about building up my home gym. As the snow has all melted away now, i was very excited to hear that it will be nicer over the weekend but it was not what i saw when i looked out of the window.

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It was wet and grey but i went jogging any way. Pic is not clear because i was jogging when i took it

I am assuming it will get better over time during the day. I prefer my jog or run in the morning so i had to go. It was about 5 degrees and drizzling so im sure people in their cars thought i was crazy.

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I set out later than i intended to because my fone was low on battery. In total i did 6.68 mile in 1hr 15mins 37 secs. The app stopped after my first lap so had to start again. 

I usually do not replace the calories i burn when i go jogging or running. But i will try to replace them going forward.

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Replacing the calories i used with this brunch …

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It is nice to have a nicely shaped body but you need to ensure you are healthy inside because this will show on the outside too.

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Take good care of you from the inside. You will have a lot or enough energy to complete a lot of things you need to do during the week. It keeps you motivated.

It is important to do some form of exercise to stay healthy whether it be running, walking or jogging: do something. Healthy living or lifestyle involves your contribution. A lot of sickness can be averted through regular exercise and better eating habits.

I will come back with another blog about why i jog or run.

Until next time, #EatWellFellGood and #Workout.

 

Iryn

 

 

There is chicken in the oven

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Hello and welcome to my blog. As always this blog is well overdue. I started writting and could not get back to finishing it off.

This is the recipies for my chicken.

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The ingredient i usually use if i dont make my own which usually include raw galic, onions, ginger black pepper

What you need is a bit of yogurt, black ground pepper, cayenne pepper, a pinch of salt and olive oil. You can add any other herbs you have.

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– Mix well in a bowl before that, clean the chicken with lemon to get rid of the rawness.

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– Marinade the chicken well with the mixture. Cut some marks in the chicken so the marinade will get in the chicken. I let it marinade over night because i could not be bored to stay awake for it to cook lest it get burnt. 😊

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Slow cook in the oven its its cook. I usually leave it in the oven at 100 to 150 for 1hr and cook somemore if need be.

 

Thats all folks. Until next time its bye from me.

 

Iryn

 

 

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

Today’s lunch looks something like this:

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Hello and welcome to my blog. This is the usual segment of “Today’s lunch looks something like this”.

As always they are usually vegetables. I have a lot of this because my skin is very stuborn so i feel eating clean or a balance diet will help. I have done this before so i know it does.

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Free Range chicken and mix vegetables. Your five a day complete.

Feel free to share any experience or ideas. I would like to try.

Until next time, make sure you eat well!

Iryn

Today’s lunch looks something like this

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Hello and welcome to my blog. You may have seen this already in my past lunch meal shares. I do not mind repeating. This is easy to make and its healthy.

 

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We have free range chicken, brussle sprouts carrot and broccoli.

Until next time it’s bon appettit.

Iryn