What’s in my grocery trolly…

Balanced Diet, Five A Day, Food, Grocery, Healthy Food
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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

 

 

Today’s lunch looked like this

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Hello and welcome to my blog. So today’s consist of the below:

Carrot

broccoli

Brussels Sprout

And  Chicken with nandos garlic lemon and herbs sauce

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You may have already figured this out now. I loves my vegetables. This is usually my go to when im bored of any kind of food in the house.

Until next time, bon appettit.

Iryn

Today’s late lunch looks like this:

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Hello and welcome to my blog. So today’s i was not sure whether to have couscous and salmon or chicken but i guess the chicken won.

The ingredients are:

Mixed vegetable

Beef stock for taste in the couscous

Couscous

Chicken

Nandos periperi sauce

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This is what it looks like in pictures. It tasted really good. I will stock up on my nandos periperi lemon and herbs sauce.

My Lamb Meatball Recipe

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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.
Mint Lamb Meatballs
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

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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

What’s in my smoothie …

Balanced Diet, Five A Day, Healthy Drinks, Smoothie, Uncategorized
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The papaya i saw in asda wasnt riped. I actually wanted to do this smoothie during the week but did’nt have the time to.

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today i am coming to you with yet another smoothie.  I wish i could have a smoothie everyday but we all know fruits tend to be very expensive so once my smoothie finishes i have to wait till my next purchase of fruits for smoothie. Today or should i say this weeks smoothie ingredient is as follows:

Kiwi

Apple

Strawberries

Blueberries

Pineapple

Cinnamon

And coconut water as base

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I tend to add cinnamon to almost everything. I have not reason for this i just like the flavour it gives my smoothie. In addition it is high in antioxidant. #Win

Blueberries are known for their high content of antioxidant and thus good for your wellbeing. According to Dr Axe “antioxidants help prevent damage of tissues and cells caused by free radicals, they’re needed to protect against heart disease and stroke.”

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Delicious power pack 5 a day smoothie.

This is also your five a day on the go, all in one. I am on a journey to clear skin and i am certain this will help me achieve that. I have a work out blogpost coming soon.

I hope you enjoy this and share your smoothie ideas with me so i can try them.

 

Until next time, happy smoothie making

 

Iryn

Let’s have a tea party

Healthy Drinks, Healthy Tea, Uncategorized, Vegetable Juicing

Hello and welcome to my blog. This post is about herbal powders and dried berries. I only started food swaps about 4 or 5 years ago when i bought the book The clear skin diet. My skin had been acne prone the longest time ever which had a toll on my confidence.

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The Clear Skin Diet Book

I finally said enough is enough and came across the book The Clear Skin Diet. Adopting some of the recipes and changing my lifestyle helped alot. I have an indepth post awaiting posting so i will share that very soon.

I recently bought a few things from realfoodsource which i want to share with you. I bought their organic green blend which is a mixture of matcha, wheatgrass, chlorella, spirulina and green tea. I also bought the Organic Maca powder and Organic goji berries.

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The green blend from realfoodsource

The goji berries act as my snack, they are very chewy and sweet so i rarely have other cravings at work. I also have the green blend tea whenever i am at work after my breakfast. I recently made a spinach, broccoli and blueberry smoothie with coconut water and added some of the Maca. The taste was alright. I have also added some to my oats which was not too bad. Previously i have drunk the following teas: goji berry, Pu-erh and green tea. I purchased them from a Chinese herbal shop in East Ham, London.

 

I was never into normal tea so i was glad to have come across other hebal teas upon an advise in The Clear Skin Diet book. I have read a lot of good things about Matcha which influenced my desire to buy the green blend and give it a try.

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Delicious Cucumber juice. This is not that sweet but the taste is acceptable. Kids may not like this so much.

Other drinks i have incorporated in my diet and love are carrot and cucumber juice. I recently went back to juicing but the juicer broke so i am stuck with a lot of carrot i have to try and eat. Drinking these two vegetable juice helped cleared up my skin too. When i run out of tea i drink hot water with lemon alone and at times with honey; using a straw because of the acidity of the lemon and my teeth. I do this in the early hours of some mornings at the moment.

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Delicious Homemade Carrot Juice. This juice is sweet and kids will love it.

I hope this has been helpful. Let me know which herbal teas you are currently drinking and any vegetable juice you have done or are currntly drinking.

Until next time, happy tea partyand happy juicing

 

Iryn

Today’s lunch looks something like this:

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Bulgar

Mixed vegetable

Salmon

A sprinkle of olive oil

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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:

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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

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

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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.

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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