Sunday, August 28, 2011

A special photo

I love this photo. It's out of focus, dark, blurry, and taken on my phone. That's not why I love it.

I love it because it captures such a precious moment. Adam and I had just got back from 'date night' - we'd been shopping then had a lovely Italian meal, and were snuggling with our puppy who was really excited to have us home.

Moments like this are so special to me, and I try to cherish every single one.


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Healthy Alternative: Crisps with Tzatziki Dip


Healthier crisps

Preheat oven to 180C. Thinly slice one potato (you can use regular white potatoes, or sweet potatoes!). You can either slice them with a normal knife or if you want them to be really thin and crispy you can make the slices with a vegetable peeler. Season with salt, black pepper and/or dried rosemary.

Spray a baking tray with cooking spray and arrange the slices in a single layer. Put them in the oven, then keep an eye on them as they cook fairly quickly depending how thinly you sliced them. If the slices are a little on the thicker side, you might want to flip them during cooking.



Half cup fat free natural or greek yoghurt
Half clove of garlic
One inch piece of cucumber
Black pepper to taste


Pour the half cup of yoghurt into a bowl. Grate in a small amount of garlic, I used half a clove but you don't want it to be too overpowering so maybe grate some in, stir it and taste. When you're happy with the garlic level, grate the cucumber into the yoghurt mixture and stir well to combine. Add a little ground black pepper to taste.

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These were delicious, and really curbed my craving! Do you have any healthy alternatives for your favourite junk food?

Feels like Autumn

Yesterday morning was a grey, drizzly, cold kind of day. And I loved it! It made me feel so happy, I snapped a couple of shots of the rain on the window, and me and my puppy Izzy decided to do a lot of this:

I think Autumn is my favourite season. I always seem to love all the seasons when they're about to change, but Autumn is definitely my favourite. Some things I'm looking forward to Autumn for:

  • Thick black tights
  • Getting my Ugg boots out of storage
  • Getting a real fire for our house
  • Halloween, Bonfire night, and getting closer to Christmas!
  • Going back to Uni
  • Snuggling under the duvet
  • Friday, August 19, 2011

    Asian inspired pasta for one

    salmon close - Copy

    Asian inspired pasta for one!


    Three brocolli florets
    Four mushrooms
    Garlic clove
    Half chopped chilli (optional)
    Handful of spinach
    Soy sauce


    Chop chilli and garlic, add to a bowl with about half a cup of soy sauce and stir to combine. Cut the salmon into bite size pieces and add to the bowl, stirring well and leave to marinate in the fridge for a few hours or overnight. Chop the vegetables. Cook the spaghetti according to the instructions on the packet, while they are cooking spray a pan with cooking spray, add the salmon (reserve the marinade), brocolli and mushrooms. About halfway through cooking, add the reserved marinade into the pan. Drain and rinse the spaghetti, and mix everything together. I don't cook the spinach, I just stir it into the hot pasta so it doesn't wilt too much but feel free to add it earlier if you prefer!

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    Hope you have a lovely weekend! Do you have anything fun planned?

    Thursday, August 18, 2011


    Emma Angelic 365 washing line laundry vintage

    I've been meaning to complete a 365 project since... well, forever. I want to do more arts and craft projects in general, and I think this would be a really fun one to do. I know it will probably be hard too! I bet coming up with subjects for 365 photographs isn't a task to be undertaken lightly, but I'm hoping that these next 365 days are going to be really great and time seems to be going so fast, I want something that I can hold and look back at and remember.

    Wednesday, August 17, 2011

    Amazing Pasta Sauce

    Eep! My first ever post on my new blog, how exciting! I thought I'd start my new blog off with a bang, and post my absolute FAVOURITE recipe ever.

    I'm a big fan of pasta. When I was younger and still lived with my parents, my sisters and I would eat it every single day. It really fills you up and I think it's quite healthy too. Unfortunately, the sauces that come in the jars or pots that we would eat it with are not. They're usually full of sugar and oil and chemicals. Over the years I've tried to make my own pasta sauce with varying degrees of success - from the edible to completely inedible. And you know what? I think I've finally got it.

    Slimming World Amazing Pasta Sauce Recipe Low Syn

    Amazing Pasta Sauce


    500ml passata
    1 tsp dried oregano
    3 garlic cloves (minced)
    1 tbsp sun dried tomato (or regular tomato) puree
    1 tsp sugar
    Pinch of sea salt
    Black pepper


    Add all the ingredients to a pan, stir well and simmer gently for about five minutes. That's all!

    The sauce is so versatile; I originally made this as a sauce for lasagne, and it really was just delicious. I saved some leftover sauce, and reheated it the next day to stir through hot pasta. I let it simmer for longer so it would be thicker, then stirred it through hot spaghetti and added some bacon and mushrooms. So good! I could just eat another bowl full now!

    Syns: 1 ½