Fantastical noodles!

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Yes, yes, yes, I do love my noodles and I know I go on about them but whenever I make a noodle dish I am always thoroughly happy with the outcome!

Today, not only do I have noodles, but they encompass another love of mine……..Fruit in a savory dish!

Yet again, I have not been disappointed as this has been  a complete delight to eat! Soft noodles against the bite of crunchy broccoli, a sweet sticky mango slice with a smack of hot chili, honestly guys and gals…..treat your self to this little wonder. Here is the recipe…

Chicken and Mango Noodles (With Broccoli) 

Serves 2

  • 2 x Chicken breast
  • 2 x noodle portions (I used medium egg noodles)
  • 1 large ripe Mango
  • 300g Broccoli
  • 1 x chilli
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • Chicken stock

Method (Super easy!)

  1. Boil the Noodles in the Stock and leave to simmer until soft
  2. Heat oil in a wok until bubbling hot and then add the Chicken breast to brown
  3. Add the Broccoli, and the chili and cook for a further few minutes
  4.  Add the Mango, honey and soy sauce and cook for a further few minutes
  5. Then serve

  

 

Tuesday Trim

Breakfast, Vegetarian

I had annual leave yesterday and so Tuesday this week is the first day of my working week and being “back on it!”

In a complete effort to be super duper healthy I hit the gym for 90 minutes this morning and prepared a packed lunch of ultimate “Health” foods.

Breakfast Smoothie

  • Bananas
  • Whey (Vanilla)
  • Kale
  • Almond milk
  • low fat Greek yogurt
  • Pineapple juice

 Lunch

  • Two hard boiled eggs
  • Kale
  • Pineapple cottage cheese

 
OK, double Kale I here you say? Well, I had Kale speeding towards its sell by date and I hate waste!

I have to be really honest though, I was in no way looking forward to lunch. Feeling starving I really wanted something hearty and better than what I perceived my lunch to be but seriously, I thoroughly enjoyed it and feel really satisfied.

Healthy Nom!

 

Lamb….but better!

Lamb, Pinterest

Tonight’s menu showcased lamb again! But this time British lamb leg was the cut of choice and boy was it a sensation.

The lamb steaks (seasoned with olive oil, salt and pepper) were flash fried for 2 minutes each side leaving them pink and soft throughout and I served the steaks with a great summer salad and Rosemary roasties.

The salad consisted of pomegranate, walnuts, pistachios, shallots, Chilli, parsley, green olives, olive oil and Lemon juice and was a sheer delight. Texture and taste packed!

This dish far exceeded what you would expect from a Monday night at home, a pretty great start to the foodie week.

     
 

Caramel popcorn panacotta 

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When Gav returned home a couple of weeks ago I made a salted popcorn panacotta to welcome him.

It took some effort and time but it really was worth it! It resulted in a creamy sweet dessert which really did behold the essence of popcorn. Completely delish! 

Courtesy of BBC good food: http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/salted-caramel-popcorn-pots
(I’d recommend you make it the day before!)

   
 

Lamb and cous cous curiosity 

Easy Everyday Fast recipe book, Lamb

Lamb is always hit or miss for me, this dish was a slight miss, the lamb was really strong which for me, was a tad over powering but if you like lamb then you have nothing to lose!

Mix lamb mince with grated Courgette and seasoning. Shape into burgers and griddle/grill until cooked (easy right?)

Whilst the lamb is cooking leave your plain couscous to soak up its water with a mix of seasoning, Chilli powder, paprika and Cumin (to taste).

Serve with tatziki and your good to go.

Healthy and quick, great for a midweek meal.

   
 

Marks and spencer disappointment 

chicken, Indian

One day I will learn. 

On occasions, rare occasions (I’m talking maybe 6 times a year) I will purchase a ready meal.

Yesterday was one of these occasions. Due to a busy weekend away I didn’t go food shopping and so instead, I nipped to Marks’s and purchased an Indian banquet.

So, so disappointed. It was bland and incredibly dry. I must make this my last ever ready meal purchase!

  

Friday Fiend!

Cake

Naught, Naughty, Naughty….the Friday Fiend has been released!

After a week of missed gym sessions, yummy but unhealthy food and far too much alcohol, what other way is there to end the week?

I’m blaming Gavs return home for all of this weakness but really I haven’t required too much persuasion!

And so…………..doughnuts it is! These are from Greggs, that famous high street staple. I’m not sure I have ever had a Greggs doughnut before but they are OK, not the best, not the worse, but they certainly hit my sweet tooth. Nom

The Best Foods To Shove In Your Face in Thailand

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Favorite foodie post of the day!

I had to choose this post, after I siting Thialand last September for the first time, this post brings back great memories of great street food! ☺️

Fresh Off The Plane

The first time I had Thai food was in college and I equated it with fanciness and being very cultured (I was from a small-town, so anything that didn’t involve a farm seemed cultured). My friends and I would dress up, sit in plush seats, and lay thick, white napkins on our lap in anticipation for curries served in silver bowls.

Now that I live in Thailand, I usually eat Thai food barefoot, in a corrugated metal shack, while mosquitos dine on my blood. I’ve realized Thai food isn’t all that fancy, unless you’re in a resort or Westernized restaurant, but it’s even more delicious than I could have realized. I’ve only hit the tip of the iceberg, but here are some of my favorite dishes so far.

Pad Thai

thailand and ev in korea 027.jpg street market conveyer belt pad thai

It’s cliche, everyone knows it, everyone orders like, but damn, if everyone doesn’t love…

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