I received so much positive feedback from my recent post on confidence, how blogging is shaping me as a person. The inspiration to write that post suddenly came to me and I quickly wrote down everything I was feeling at that moment. In this sometimes materialistic world it’s nice to throw a bit of heartfelt realness amongst the perfectly staged ‘real lives’ we often put out. Thank you to everyone who took the time to leave a comment, it warms my heart : )
Today I thought it would be fun to share some things I have learned along the way so far. View Post

Once again I prepared an impromptu dish and just as I’m about to tuck in I decide I should share it on the blog. Therefore this post isn’t picture heavy nor is it beautifully styled. But, it’s a real moment from my daily life which hopefully you will agree is far better! This cheeky cous cous salad is as a healthy vegetarian lunch option or a lightweight dinner that’s perfect during the summer months. Cous cous provides a good source of lean vegetarian protein, the grains swell up making this nice and filling and a good source of fiber. I added lot’s of complimenting flavours to make sure it’s satisfying and tasty. View Post

This is a super easy Thai curry recipe that we like to prepare at home whenever the weather is a bit cold or miserable and we need some cheering (or warming) up. Sorry that it’s just the one image in this post. Christian prepared this tasty looking dish during the week and as an after thought I decided to take a quick photo so I could share his recipe with you. Thanks to curry paste everyone can prepare an impressive tasting dish that’s full of exotic flavours. We pick up ours from the local Asian supermarket here in Germany but I used to buy the same ones in England also. For this mild dish we used a yellow Thai curry paste with chicken, sweet potato and chickpeas.

INGREDIENTS for 2-3 people

  • yellow thai curry paste
  • 2 chicken breast fillets
  • 1 onion
  • 2 stems of fresh lemongrass
  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • 1 tin of chickpeas
  • 1 or 2 400ml tins of coconut milk
  • 1 chilli (optional) for extra spice and flavour
  • fresh coriander
  • jasmin rice

Start by finely chopping an onion and the chilli. Then peel and chop the sweet potato into bite sized pieces, slice the lemongrass into 1 inch pieces and finally chop the chicken breast into bite sizes pieces. Add a glug of rapeseed oil to a medium pot or a large wok on a medium heat and fry the onions with a bit of salt and pepper. Then add the chicken and a sachet of the curry paste and fry together gently for a few minutes. Add the drained tin of chickpeas, the lemongrass pieces then turn down the heat slightly and stir everything together for a few minutes. Next add the coconut milk, we like to use two tins but you can use 1 if you prefer a thicker consistency. Once everything starts bubbling turn the heat right down and season with some more salt and pepper before adding a lid and simmer for 20 minutes. I don’t recommend eating the lemongrass so you should take it out before serving or remember not to eat it as it’s just really chewy.

We use a rice steamer but if you don’s have one I recommend the sachets of rice by Uncle Bens as they are super easy and take 10 minutes. We like jasmin rice but you can use whatever takes your fancy. Once the rice is cooked check that the chicken is cooked through and serve with freshly chopped coriander and some de-seeded and sliced raw chilli is you want even more of a kick! This is super quick and easy to prepare with a big pay off thanks to it being so tasty. Simply leave out the chicken if you want to make it a vegan option.

 

 

 

 

Oh lordy I have been struggling to blog this week and I’m blaming it on the gloomy weather. The sun disappeared behind a huge blanket of clouds and it’s done nothing but rain. It’s been a busy week with work which is great. On Monday I went to Stuttgart to pick up equipment for a photo shoot and Christian agreed to take some pictures of me for this blog post. Tuesday we drove to the shoot inside a factory located in the southern mountains which still looked beautiful in the insane rain that poured all day long. I also had a couple of opportunities for the blog which you will see in the next couple of months. View Post