Saturday, 3 August 2013


My change in lifestyle has been going pretty well but I haven't totally given up ice cream yet (damn it!) but I am getting there because I also do cardio and ab exercises three times a week. I cant believe it.

. I happen to be a stir fry fiend and I love food from Busaba Eathai and Wagamama so I went  fishing on line for recipes they had on their website and I tried this Chilli Prawn Stir- fry I found on the Busaba website. I wanted a heavy meal for dinner on one of those days when salad was just not cutting it. However, I must add that I made some slight changes to the original recipe like in place of fresh Thai sweet basil leaves, I got Thai sweet basil paste instead and in place of Thai chilli jam, I got Thai chilli paste (hence the variation in colour from the original recipe) plus I added some spring onions to it a minute before I took it off from the burner to bulk it out a bit (its optional though). If there is a China Town around you, you could try your luck with finding the original ingredients I substituted for. My result turned out delicious either way! Serve with basmati rice preferably because it is a healthier option. 

Did I mention how much I adore shiitake mushrooms? Yum!
I have been much of a homebody and I have not been feeling 100%  as of recent so that is why my face is scarce. I should be back on the scene soon!

Thursday, 11 July 2013


I have been trying to eat "clean"as of recent. This began ever since I realized how much I pant each time I go up a flight of stairs and that is not exactly normal for someone my age. I am doing this for health reasons not weight loss but I am also considering being toned which is why I am thinking of joining a gym or doing some form of sport. I was thinking about ehh... kick boxing! Am I being serious? Yes I am. Add swimming and some cardio exercises to that list. Due to these changes, I am trying to eat less carbs especially at night. So I came up with this salad recipe I like to enjoy for dinner with either Grilled Salmon or Grilled chicken I marinate with Nando's Hot Peri-Peri marinade.  

You would need:
1 portion of chard
1 portion of endive
1 portion of salanova lettuce
1 portion of Batavia
1 portion roasted seed mix (optional)
2 hands full of cherry tomatoes
1 ripe hass avocado
1 handful of flaked almonds
3 tablespoons of balsamic vinaigrette (if you are deep like that and decide to make your own dressing, HERE you go

Begin by washing the vegetables and placing in a salad bowl. Wash the tomatoes and cut them in half. Place in the bowl as well. Gently de-seed the avocado , peel off the skin and cut the flesh into cubes. add the flaked almonds and the vinaigrette and mix lightly. Add the avocado cubes last and sprinkle in the roasted seed mix and you are good to go.

More tasty salad recipes coming up. By the way, this may not be filling and you could find yourself getting hungry later at night so I decided to start snacking on popcorn more often in place of ice cream. I am getting there!

Sunday, 7 July 2013


  Regarding the name of this post, I am not talking about myself please. I am not Megan Fox for Christ's sake and neither am I obsessed with myself.  Finally got to meet up with my long lost friend after several years of separation. It was good catching up over lunch and roaming the streets of London like two misplaced tourists. I'm not going to yap about how awesome the weather has been but allow me to say I have finished about four tubs of Haagen Dazs this past week. That explains how burning hot it has been right? I guess so. Excuse my gluttony, but that is also partially due to my love for ice-cream anyway. I added some random photos I have been taking over summer. Enjoy.

Birthday girl

Midi skirt and crop top(stolen or rather obtained from a generous friend) are from New Look, sandals from Office, denim vest from a charity shop, sunglasses stolen from my mum are vintage, scarf is by H&M and overdue for chucking in a bin, and bag (gifted) is from River Island.

I have a tub of  Ben & Jerrys to attend to. Pray for my sugar levels. Have a lovely week people.

Friday, 21 June 2013


Shots of a couple stuff I got over last weekend.

Summer dress was a gift from a friend. Thanks donut!

Should post outfits soon. The weather has not been a b**** as of recent.