• Food & Drink

    Recipe #2. Quick Steak & Veg stir Fry

    Ingredients: 8oz steak (sirloin or rump) 1 small Mixed veg pack (or a half a mugful of each of the following – green beans, carrots, broccoli & corn). 2 table spoons of olive or vegetable oil A teaspoon Worcester or soy sauce A teaspoon of garlic flakes (or 1 garlic clove) Salt & pepper (alter to your taste) Time to prepare: 5 minutes – Cooking time: 15-20 minutes Method… Turn large frying pan on full heat until hot. Add garlic & oil to pan While garlic is cooking, slice steak into 1inch wide chunks Add steak to pan and fry for 10 minutes until fully cooked through While steak is…

  • Favourites,  Food & Drink

    Recipe #1: Garlic Mushrooms & sauce

    Ingredients: 5 medium sized mushrooms. Half a mug of full fat milk 2 table spoons of olive or vegetable oil A table spoon of garlic flakes (or 3 garlic cloves) A table spoon of Worcester sauce Salt & black pepper (alter to your taste) Time to prepare: 5 minutes – Cooking time: 15 minutes Method… Turn large frying pan on full heat until hot. While pan is heating up, chop garlic clove finely Add garlic & oil to pan & stir until golden or translucent While garlic is cooking, slice mushrooms into 1inch wide chunks Add mushrooms to pan and fry for 8 minutes, until fully cooked through While mushrooms…

  • Food & Drink,  Lifestyle

    MY THOUGHTS ON PLANT BASED DIETS

    For the past year, in 2018, I have to confess I ate a lot more than I used to and it was not even healthy mealsā€¦ too much red meat & not enough fresh food. Although I did start cooking for myself a lot more. When I wasnā€™t cooking, I was going out for meals with high fat & protein-rich foods, such as steak & beef burgers! Towards the end of 2018, I swapped chips for salad and that helped. This year I want my food goal to cut out or severely reduce my meat-eating down to about 20% or less. Yes, I plan to eat to continue eating meat…

  • Food & Drink,  Lifestyle

    My Dream Future (a day in the life)

    I have been thinking about my life and how it seems to be going well recently, however,Ā don’t we all think of our perfect lifeĀ & what dreams we have for the future if you could change it… My perfect ideal day would go just like this… I wake up to my husband saying it is a weekend and we have the day to ourselves. We go downstairs to the smell of bacon and a breakfast being cooked. We sit at the table and eat our food with a glass of orange juice each, maybe apple juice instead. We look at the local paper and social media which shows what events are…

  • Blogging,  Food & Drink

    My journey with food, & beyond.

    I have been musing about what to add on my blog and I thought why not Food & Drink? Let me take you on a journey as to why I love this topic so much… When I was a child I loved going out to places and loved to eat a lot. A favourite place I used to love in Cardiff Bay was a fish and chip restaurant centred next to Techniquest. It was a lovely place and it had some memories I will treasure forever of going there with my dearly beloved nan. Scroll on to 2000s, I was an anti-food snob and barely ate anything but ready meals and…

  • Food & Drink,  Lifestyle

    Top 5 things to buy for Halloween

    This is a post with my top 5 things to buy for Halloween. This is a yearly event on the 31st of October which celebrates all things spooky. I reckon with these 5 items you can’t go wrong. I have included options for people with and without children (example. +18s only events). Pumpkin & spooky food A Punkin and other spooky items such as apples are important things to buy over the Halloween period. It gets you in the right mood and atmosphere. All ages can enjoy bobbing for apples as a game or carving pumpkins with the kids. Don’t forget the Brain (fruit) Jelly and other things that are…

  • Food & Drink

    My favourite Autumn & Winter Food & Drinks.

    This season is when people change tastes in food & drinks. I am going to give you my top things to try over the Autumn. I will be mentioning my favourite brands but this post will not be sponsored. It is just a list of my personal favourites. One is specific to my home country, one is a particular brand & one is a personal favourite… Costa (coffee) Autumn Hot Drinks Range I love going to costa when the weather changes, nothing says Fall like a hot chocolate or coffee (latte, size; medium). The store is always decorated lovely & give a warm coffee smell and relaxing vibe. I tend…

  • Blogging,  Favourites,  Food & Drink

    Exciting New Blog Changes in 2019.

    This blog is going to experience big changes as of 2019. I felt it was time to add more content and topics close to my heart. The topics I am going to add to my blog include Italy, Food & drink. I think you will love it! The reason behind this move is that I felt books are not a big enough part of my life. I love days out with food & drink. I am also learning the Italian language so thought it would be ideal to talk about on my blog. I go out quite often and feel that my readers would love me to document my experiences…