09 December, 2014

Recipe: Prawn and Chilli Omelette






Prawn and Chilli Omelette Recipe 

Ingredients

Mayonaise 
Prawns 
Chives 
Chillies
3 Eggs 
Salt & Pepper 
Cooking Oil 

Method 

  • Finely chop the chillies and chives.
  • Pre heat the frying pan with oil. 
  • Crack the eggs into a bowl and whisk, add any salt and pepper. 
  • Add the chillies, chives and prawns into the bowl with the eggs and mix.
  • Empty the mixture into the frying pan once heated.
  • Whilst cooking make sure you flip the omelette over to cook on both sides. 
 Once everything is cooked, all you need to do is to plate it up, add a dash of mayonnaise and sprinkle a couple chives on top. 

And there you have it, a simple but delicious meal!



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23 September, 2014

Pork Ribs in Capital Sauce



I wanted to share with you this recipe, as my partner Liam made this for me and I absolutely love it ! 
Its perfect for the family and large dinner parties.


Preparation

Wash the ribs
Cut the ribs into strips and then cut them again in half so they are 2 to 3 inches long.

Put the ribs into a bowl and add the following,
        A pinch of salt and pepper,
        Finely chopped one garlic clove  and one chilli,
        One tablespoon of Chinese 5 spice,
        A small drop of sesame oil, too much will over power the food so be careful.
        Finally add a whisked egg into the mix.

Mix it all up using your hands to coat the mixtures onto the ribs if you are pre making this then you can leave it in the fridge for 12 hours to really flavour the pork.

Cooking 

Heat up a wok with vegetable oil, fill the wok half way up.
Add a generous amount of potato starch to the ribs and mix so they are really coated.
Once the oil in the wok is heated up add the ribs. You will know if it is hot enough because as soon as the ribs are put in the oil will bubble aggressively.

Occasionally turn over the ribs whilst cooking, you want to cook the ribs for about 5 mins or until golden brown.
Place the ribs onto a paper towel to soak up an excess oil.
Now start to cook the rice and prepare any veg or garnish.
Cook the ribs again for another 5 minutes do exactly as you did before.
once the ribs have been cooked remove from the wok and discard an of the oil left, give the wok a quick clean as we now need to make the capital sauce.

Re heat the wok add half a bottle of bbq sauce, 2 teaspoons of tomato sauce and 2 teaspoons of water. You want the sauce to be thick and not too runny otherwise it won't coat the ribs.
Lastly add 4 tablespoons of sugar.

Now add the ribs into the sauce, mix them up and cook till sauce is hot.
Add the garnish and rice to the plate, we have used onions and spinach in this picture.
Then place the ribs on top and sprinkle some sesame seeds on top.


And there you have it, Capital Pork Ribs. I hope you enjoyed this post please let me know if this is something you'd like to see more of.

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09 September, 2014

My Favourite Items Of The 90's



How cool were the 90's! well I think so, I've been reminiscing about all the 'cool' toys and shows I use to love and I thought I would let you in on what being a 90's child meant to me.



''Captain Planet, he's a hero

gonna take pollution down to zero...."
 Sorry I couldn't resist! As you can tell Captain Planet was one of my favourite shows along with Clarissa, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Barney and Recess! I could watch the same ones over and over again. 


Before the iPad or iPhone us girls had the electronic 'Dear Dairy' which was voice protected, a place where we could hide all our troubles  and feel grown up because we kept a journal.

Stick on earrings were amazing! Before I got the real thing of course. I thought I looked so cool with several of these on my ears. Only problem was that they fell off so easily. Not a good look when your talking to your crush and its hanging in your hair!
Polly pockets  well they were on a whole new level, car journeys were never boring with these. I loved the disney ones they made, I so wish I had of kept mine. 




Okay own up who had a Tamagotchi????  I would spend for ever on this literally make sure I didn't kill the dam thing then after a couple of weeks I was finding ways to try and turn it off!
Dummy rings I would get at the fair and try and look cool like the older kids I'd seen sporting one just minutes before. 
At school stamp pens were my must have pencil case item. I would stamp the front of my books and draw pretty pictures. When I didn't have my stamps it was all about the Gel pens! 





Jelly shoes were the biggest fashion acessory of the decade. Flat ones , high heeled ones, glittery ones and in an array of colours too. I was gutted I lost one of mine in a river ( I got my foot stuck and the shoes was lost forever!) 


I had my first Furby when I was 9 and I thought it was the coolest thing ever how wrong was I !!! It use to freak me out when it would randomly starting talking whilst I was sleeping. 

The light up see-through phone, My mum had one and I was just fascinated  by the way it looked and how it lit up when the house phone rang. I thought my mum was super cool for having one of these!

Roller ball glitter sticks, just like the hair mascara's I was a huge fan of these!  eyes, cheeks , lips and arms would be covered in the stuff.  I would be a walking disco ball. And I thought I looked so cool and fashionable! hahahahaaha I was so not cool wearing this!

Hair clips - How many of you pulled your hair back and attached one of these? It was fashionable to wear several in you hair.  I used to love shopping in Claire's for my clips. 

And the one obsession I took from the 90's in to adulthood is ........ Yep you've guessed it Disney! I'am obsessed with Disney, I have loads of dvd's, books oh and sing along cd's for the car! Thats a must in this family! I use to love my lion king set I really hope i can find one for the boys as I know Alfie would just love it!



What were you obsessed with? 
Please leave all comment below 
xx 
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31 August, 2014

Anxiety and Me

I've been wanting to do this post for sometime now but really didn't know what to say and how to really word it. Im still not 100% sure how I'm gonna write this so I'm hoping once I start typing it will all fall into place.

I first suffered from an anxiety attack when I was 14 and it was over being sick. I'm not sure if I was  even sick or not, but from then on every time I was ill or felt funny I would panic like crazy and think of every single situation from how I was going to be sick to ways to avoid it.
I could be totally fine, then the next minute It would feel like my throat was tightening and I then had  the urge be sick. 
My anxiety became a problem in my last year at secondary school, my friends didn't understand it and some became, I think frustrated because to them it was something silly. If you have ever suffered from any form of anxiety then you can relate but to others it seems ridiculous, even my own dad told me to stop acting silly and to just get on with it. Not the help a person with anxiety needs!

I became obsessed with cleaning and having bedtime rituals, at one point I would go to bed with a cup of tea and a slice of toast, I would put the same dvd on every night and I would always fall a sleep to the same part of the film. I would then wake up during the early hours of the morning and  frantically clean the house top to bottom. By 7am the house was completely done and I even had made everyone else in the house breakfast.
I really thought that this was my life, I thought that I would never get a boyfriend, have kids or do anything worth while because I would never get over this.

Things became worse during my GCSE's, I think the stress of the exams didn't help and my anxiety was at a stage where I didn't want to leave the house. If I did it would only be to 'safe' places, such as my mums or other family members. I didn't want to go to school and that was when I spoke to my Head of Year and she helped me see the schools counsellor. 
I was then put in touch with an outside of school counsellor who helped me take control of my anxiety. 
I had many therapy sessions in and out of school which really did help. I know it doesn't always work for others but I was really grateful for my hour a week where I could just talk to someone that could understand how and why I was feeling the way I was. 
I wasn't judged or pressured into just dealing with it, I was taught how to remove those feelings and live normally again. I also tried to face the places that I feared by going as close to the destination as possible and slowly working my way until I was at that place that triggered my panic attacks.  I think school was my main problem. I was bullied for being slightly on the larger side and quiet, which to me seems a childish thing to do but then I guess we were children and children can be ignorant.

Slowly I have learnt to control my anxiety, it wasn't easy and I still now have set backs, but I never let them take control of my life. 

I can now say that panic attacks and anxiety cannot rule my life. I do have a boyfriend, I did have children and I'am doing something worth while.  


Have you ever had Anxiety or Panic Attacks ? How did you over come it?

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29 June, 2014

Lavish Lockets Review






Lavish Lockets is a company that sell  beautiful personalised jewellery, from charm lockets and bracelets to rings and cufflinks. Customers are able to create their own lockets in 4 easy steps to be personalised  right down to the individuals  personal taste.


You start  off by  choosing the shape and design of the locket and work your way through choosing charms, chains and then the worded back plates. It's so easy, even the most untechnical of people can navigate through the website.




I was sent the heart locket with diamantes, I love hearts, I'am a magpie when it comes to anything sparkly! So thank you to Jodie from Lavish Lockets you know my taste so well!
The charms I was given where to represent my 2 boys so I have the letter A as my boys are called Alfie and Archie. I have a set of blue footprints, a charm that says Son and then a couple small diamante's for that extra bit of bling, the plate at the back reads Blessed.
The locket is light in weight and on a long chain which has tiny hearts on, you can choose the length and the design of the chain too.




The next item I have to review is a beautiful heart shaped ring, you will need to know your ring size for this. The ring is a single heart design made from sterling silver and encrusted with crystals. I have worn this ring every day since it arrived and many people have commented on it . It's comfortable to wear and goes with absolutely anything. I just love the way the light catches it and I see it shinning!


The last item I have to review is the Lavish Locket charm bracelet. It's very similar to the necklace as you can choose the charms and the shape of the locket, there are also extra clip on charms that clip on to the bracelet instead of going inside the locket, like the blue rose on mine. The bracelet is in the style of black beads on an elasticated band. It fits really well, almost like a one size fits all so no issues with ordering the wrong size. The beads are comfy they do not dig into the skin or pitch like some beaded ones do.





I love this jewellery and have already made a purchase for a family members birthday. I love how personal I can make it with adding all the little finishing touches.
There is so many things to choose from you will be spoilt for choice. 

Lavish Lockets also cater for young girls with their little Lavishes collection.
An ideal present that can be a forever keepsake. 

Prices of charms start from £2 and lockets start from £14.00 

Vist Lavish Lockets to shop for yours now. 



* I was sent this item for free for a review all opinions are my own, I have not been paid for this post. 



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