Breakfast at Iryn’s

Cooking, Five A Day, Food, Healthy Food, Healthy Meals, One Of Five A Day, Uncategorized

Hello and welcome. So this mornings post is to encourage you to be adventurous with your breakfast. I have been innovative with my breakfast lately and thought share this one today.

IMG_20180813_075155_660

Here is another nutritious breakfast full of vibrant colours and essential minerals.

For today I have red, yellow and green bell peppers and Shredded Courgette which I tossed in the pan for a bit. I also have diced tomatoes and scrambled eat with chorizo.

And as always I have my greek yogurt with chia seeds, honey, peach, blueberries and Strawberries.

What a good way to start the week. I like how my breakfast has transformed over the months and all this ideas I got from going on one holiday. Sometimes it goes to go away to a different surroundings for fresh ideas.

Until next time, happy Monday.

Iryn

❤️

Today’s lunch looks something like this:

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

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.

IMG_20180309_131157_764

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 looked something like this

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

Hello and welcome to my blog. I will let the title and picture do most of the talking.

IMG_20180306_131528_181

Salmon, Broccoli, Carrots and Brussel Sprout

Thanks for stopping by. I have an interesting post coming up for you so stay tuned.

Until next time, its bye from me.

Iryn

My Lamb Meatball Recipe

Balanced Diet, Cooking, Five A Day, Food, Healthy Food, Healthy Meals, Uncategorized
IMAG1419

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.

IMAG1420
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
IMAG1422
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)
IMAG1423
Wash the mince lamb to get any blood out and mix it into the mixture.
Mint Lamb Meatballs
You then make small balls depending on how big you want your meatballs to be.
Screenshot_20180205-195519

Let this slowly cook in the fan oven but if you cant wait put the heat up for it to cook quicker.

IMAG1434

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

IMAG1452

Served with wholegrain spaghetti and parmesan cheese.

That’s all for today folks.

Until next time, happy cooking.

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.

PhotoGrid_1516570275261

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.

IMAG1053

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

What’s in my lunch bag:

Five A Day, Ghanaian Dish, Healthy Food, Healthy Meals, My Lunch Bag, Uncategorized

Hello and welcome, today i will reveal the meals i took to work. I usually take my breakfast with me to work so i can relax and enjoy it rather than rush as it takes me up to 1 hour driving to get to work.

This is how my breakfast looked like

imag09771.jpg

I made rice pudding for breakfast today. I just let the rice cook till it softens and ensure theres enough of the water in it

imag0983.jpg

I put some of the rice pudding in my 500ml flask to keep warm. I add cinnamon and linwood’s milled Organic flaxeed. I added 1.50 of teaspoon of brown sugar instead of honey. I also added evaporated and fresh organic whole milk.

IMAG0979

I add this to my breakfast to enable me to maintain a healthy weight. Teo free range large eggs and two sausages

I am a bit thin so i eat two boiled free range eggs and two sausages to maintain my weight. I am not on a diet,  i am built this way.

A year ago i went to Australia and tasted the most amazing chicken sausage ever. I have not been able to find this in the UK. I bought a pack of chicken sausage from asda and they were very tiny. I am currently on the hunt for chicken sausage.

My lunch looks something like this

IMAG0984

Jollof rice, salmon, mix vegetables and chilli

IMAG0981

Free range milk yogurt with cinnamon and blueberries. I didnt add honey this time round.

I believe this is it. Sometime i have a bread as well. I switch up my breakfast as well. I usually have weetabix, oats or rice pudding.

Until next time bon appetit.

Iryn

Today’s dinner looks something like this

Cooking, Food, Ghanaian Dish, Healthy Food, Healthy Meals, One Of Five A Day

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today i am taking you to a kitchen in the continent of africa; a ghanaian kitchen.

IMAG0957

This meal is known as kenkey and pepper. The kenkey is made of milled corn or maize sifted like when you sift flour. The corn or maize is soaked in water for a couple of days then taken to the milled center to mill. They are then formed into balls and wrapped in the corn leaves and boiled. One thing i like about this is that it is not over processed and has no additives.

You can prepare porridge for breakfast by adding water and leaving it on fire to thicken; add some sugar or honey, evaporated milk or any milk of your choice and there you have your breakfast.

IMAG0963

Kenkey, pepper and chilli (Shito)

It is usually eaten with pepper and tomotoes grinded and blended together and fried fish, fried eggs or tinned titus tuna however i had this with salmon. You can also add chilli. The dark sauce you see is the chilli and it’s called shito. It is made of dried powdered herrings, shrimps and pepper stewed. This is vegetarian friendly if you have the kenkey and the pepper without the chilli.

 

Untill next time its bon appettit from me.

 

Iryn

Today’s lunch looks something like this:

Balanced Diet, Five A Day, Food, Healthy Food, Healthy Meals, One Of Five A Day, Uncategorized

imag0943.jpg

Bulgar

Mixed vegetable

Salmon

A sprinkle of olive oil

IMAG0945

Bulgar with mixed vegetables, Salmon and chilli (on the foil)

I basically boiled water with lamb stock and pour the boiling water in the boil containing the bulgar and covered it to soften.

I then sort of steamed the vegetables and added them to the bulgar.

Until next lunch bon appettit

Iryn

Today’s lunch looks something like this:

Balanced Diet, Food, Healthy Food, Healthy Meals, Uncategorized
IMAG0812

I wash the lettuce and tomatoes in water with apple cider vinegar to get rid of any pesticides and anything that needs to be washed off. I got this idea from The Clear Skin Diet Book.

Wholemeal brown burger bread

Lettuce

Tomatoes

Asda Quarter pounder minted lamb

Asda oven baked chips

A sprinkle of Nandos peri peri chips salt

IMAG0823

I usually pack everything i will need into my lunch bag.

imag0825.jpg

I will then warm the burger meat and chips and then set it up.

I opted for the brown bread because it is high in fiber thereby helping my digestive system digest any food i have eaten a lot quicker.

I usually make everything in the morning unless it’s rice which i cook in bulk and put it in the fridge. I also make my breatfast fresh in the morning.

Until next time bon appettit

 

Iryn

Today’s lunch looks something like this:

Balanced Diet, Food, Healthy Food, One Of Five A Day, Uncategorized

Lettuce

Tomatoes

Corn

Salmon

I usually have more vegetables than the above such as cucumber and olives in my salad.

IMAG0810

Healthy Lunch Ideas

Another example of my go to meal when i am not able to cook anything like my vegetable brown rice or basically anything else.  But yes i do like salmon alot. I could eat this for an entire week but switch it up. I added a a little bit of mayonaise and bbq sauce for taste.

 

Until next time its bon appettit

Iryn