Sunday, 28 February 2016

Healthy green soup

Hey guys! This is not the most beautiful meal in the world in fact it looks a little bit gross. It is a recipe I was influenced by and have swapped somethings round to make a delicious and incredibly healthy green soup, packed full of veggies and goodness! So don't be fooled by its boggy appearance, this will make you feel a 100 times better after a weekend of fast food eating and vodka shots and detox your body, plus it is so easy and quick to make.

For 4 you will need:

200g of kale
6 florets of broccoli
2 courgettes
1L of vegetable stock
thumb seized piece of ginger chopped
two cloves of garlic chopped
a tablespoon of rapeseed oil

First heat oil in a large pan and add garlic and ginger and stir fry at high heat.
Chop up corugettes and add them to the pan along with the stock and allow to simmer for three minuets.

Chop up kale and add this to the pan along with the broccoli florets
Simmer for a few more minuets before pouring into a blender or use a hand blender to blend everything up and then serve!

Lots of love
Eleanor x

Sunday, 21 February 2016

Reviews of food everyone loves and I have only just tried

Hey guys! Long post title but this really is what it says on the tin! I have tried some trending food over the last few months that people seem to love and have given my opinions on it!

1) Ben and Jerry's Ice-cream
I know I know, I have never had any flavour Ben and Jerry's before and I finally tried one, "Cookie Dough" which is a lot of people I know's favourite flavour. No surprise I loved it and I am looking forward to trying more flavours!

2) Pumpkin spiced latte
This is another one that may shock some people! I did love it however!  i bit the bullet and went for a large on my first ever go and I was glad I did! I love anything cinnamony and this had a definite cinnamon taste which warmed me up.

3) Quest bars
They are really expensive and you can only get boxes of them so I had never had one. Luckily, someone kindly sent me a singular one of the new ish (I believe) mint choc chip flavour. I did not like it at all! I had it raw maybe I should have microwaved it? (I know some people like them warm) or maybe it was just the flavour of it? Either way I was disappointed!

Anything else you guys think I should try?
Lots of love,
Eleanor x

Monday, 15 February 2016

No cook healthy Prawn, grapefruit and noodle salad

Hey guys! Today's recipe is one I took from BBC good food and changed it around. The original recipe is here. This involves no cooking at all so it's really useful and tasty! I love prawns and have only recently come to like them so I am constantly looking for new recipes that incorporate's them in. Prawns are low fat and a healthy source of protein. They go lovely in this light dinner.

For 4 people you will need:
2x 150 pouches of rice noodles (I used amoy noodles)
2 containers of cooked prawns
a handful of cherry tomatoes
2 red grapefruit
1 tablespoon honey
2 carrots cut into matchsticks
half a cucumber cut into matchsticks
3 spring onions, chopped into small pieces
1 lime juiced

Put the noodles in boiling water from the kettle and leave for a while, as you prep the other ingredients.

Cut the carrots, cucumber and the spring onion.
Peel the grapefruit and segment it and juice the lime.

When the noodles have been in the water for at least ten minuets, drain them and put the tomatoes in.
Now add all other ingredients into the bowl and serve on plates!
Easy, quick healthy and delicious! Just as I like!

Lots of love,
Eleanor x