Thursday, 20 January 2011

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

BB Bummer

Hiya amigos :)

I was gonna post a pic of my sleepy head before leaving my flat for my morning workout....
But it's waaaaay too embarrasing!HAHA!

Anyhooo, this morning I was back to my sweet breakfast ways after a short stint in savoury town yesterday.
I had a  toasted cinnamon-raisin bagelwich with PB and banana again. 
Just LOVE this combo!


Since we have a half-day every Wednesday, I came home for lunchies before heading into town.


Oh exciting story!

When I was in work this morning, I got talking to a girl who just started working there cos someone told me she's Irish (us Irish need to stick together here yaknow?! :P), so anyway, we discovered we're from the same place!!
Well, we live in neighbouring villages, so it's like 5 minutes away - HOW COOL is that?!
We both got SO excited about it and I literally forgot that I was on placement for a few minutes and being observed and graded on how I do :/
Oh well, everyone else just thought it was really funny! Made my morning :D

BUT THEN I went into town, all ready to get my new blackberry, when the guy in T-Mobile told me I can't have one cos I don't have a credit history!!
What a load of bulls**t!

How am I supposed to get one so?!
UGH!!! I can't afford to buy it on pay as you go cos it's like £400 or something stupid.
So I guess I'm stuck with my stupid £10 piece of crap till I can build a credit rating.
Does anyone know how I can do that?!

I was sooo upset after that I decided to go shopping to cheer myself up.



I spent pretty much all day in town, but actually didn't buy very much.


My new obsession! I had to try them in every flavour :)
The poor pecan pie one was just a wrapper - he didn't make it very far past the shop door ;)


I will not rest until I've tried every nut butter made.


I had to buy these ugly ass but super comfy shoes cos my back's been killing me from standing up working all day - hopefully these'll help!


I was starving when I got home, but luckily I used my head before I left and had some salmon marinating in teriyaki sauce in the fridge ready for the inevitable :)



I ate it with leftover roasted veg (yep, still going strong!) and a small salad.

Do ya like my new square plate? New purchase right there :P


I didnt take a pic of desert as I just melted some dark chocolate and dug right into the jar of hazelnut butter.
HEAVEN :D

Have a nice night guys, I'm off to google how to get a credit rating!
Later :)

x


Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Stark Racing Mad!

I reckon I MUST be going crazy!

Reason #1

This morning during my workout (prime breakfast planning time :P) I decided that I wasn't in the mood for a sweet breakfast.


WHAT?!

I'm always in the mood for a sweet breakfast!
But today I just wasn't feeling porridge or cinnamon-raisin bagels or French toast or granola.

Instead, I had this!


Savoury breakfast of scrambled egg and roasted root veg with a little bit of ketchup on a wholewheat tortilla.


I also enjoyed some coffee with soymilk.

Lemme tell ya - this breakfast was a WIN!

For lunch, I had the exact same thing as yesterday, it was THAT good ;)


Reason #2

At lunchtime today, I was chatting with one of my friends (a fellow gym bunny :D), and we decided to run a half marathon!
Neither of us are able to run much more than about 5k at the moment, so we're gonna make a plan and train for it together.
How exciting!!

Wooohooooooo! It's so good to have a goal to work towards, and even better to have someone to train with :D

I dunno when we're gonna start our training, but the half's not till October so we have plenty of time to prepare :)

I'm SO excited, but am I mad?!
Only time will tell I guess :P



Back to the fooooood.
Here's a pic of tonight's easy, delicious and nutritious dinner.


Salad with lettuce, rocket, red pepper & almonds, drizzled with balsamic, and leftover piri-piri chicken.

Now I'm gonna have the last 2 carrot cake cookies for dessert and look up 1/2 marathon training plans.

Oooooh BTW, Freya and Jemma are both hosting giveaway of Nakd bars! My new OBSESSION!
I hope I winnnn! But if I don't, I hope someone reading this does :D


Good luck & seeeeyyyaaaaa!
x



Monday, 17 January 2011

Carrot Cake Cookies


So I thought I should continue my fabulous food day by baking a little somethin'somethin'.
After browsing through a few recipes, I decided on this recipe by Angela from OhSheGlows, one of my favourite blogs :)

I made a few adjustments to the recipe as I went along.



Mini Carrot Cake Cookies

1/2 c flour
1/4 c oats
1/3 c dessicated coconut & chopped mixed nuts
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 medium/large carrot, finely grated
Handful raisins
Handful chopped dates
1/4 c maple syrup
40g melted dairy-free margarine
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Mixed spices (cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg etc.) to taste



Preheat oven to 180 C
Throw everything in a bowl and mix it all up
Use your hands to make 15 little balls out of the mixture, and place them on greaseproof paper on an oven tray.


Don't be afraid to get messy ;)


Place in the preheated oven for 12 minutes


Remove from the oven and leave to cool for 10 mins.

Serve with yogurt/ice-cream, sprinkled with cinnamon & coconut.

LUSH!

Enjoy your evening :D
x

Then THIS Happened

Hola!

Today I kick started my day with a quick workout involving 10 mins elliptical, 15 mins strength & 5 mins treadmill.
Even though it doesn't seem like much, I was nice'n'sweaty after it! :P

I've been in an amaaaazingly happy mood all day today.
I think it could have been something to do with food.....
After my shower:

THIS HAPPENED


Oh delicious cinnamon-raisin bagelwich with peanut butter and banana how I adore thee! :D
Seriously, I think I may have to have this every day from now on :P

THEN THIS HAPPENED


Mushroom burger on wholewheat English muffin with tomato and mixed leaves that I prepared last night for today's packed lunch.
Seriously divine!

THEN THIS HAPPENED


Grilled piri-piri chicken with roasted veg (carrots, parsnips, swede & onion) and mixed leaves sprinkled with vegan parmesan.

OH Lord, I was in food heaven aaaallll day!
:D
From this

Now I have enough veg to last me another few days - just as well cos they take so darn long to cook, but are SO worth the wait!

To this

Do you ever have days of being in a fantastic mood due to the amazing food you eat?
What can I say, good food makes me haaaaapppyyyyy!


Now I'm off to whip up some sorta dessert....
Still haven't decided what to have - I'll keep ye posted :)

x

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Scrub A Dub Dub

I spent pretty much aaaalll day today cleaning.
Any excuse not to study eh?! ;)

After having a long lie-in, I got up, had my porridge and got to work.
I scrubbed the flat from top to toe!
Seriously, it's sparkly clean now, and I can see my bedroom floor again!
Yay me :P

After that I refueled with a nakd bar.



They're 100% raw fruit and nut bars, and I've seen them before but never actually tried one. I was intrigued when I saw them yesterday and just HAD to buy them.
I'm so glad I did, they're delicious!

I did some studying after that and before I knew, it was dinner time.
I ate leftover pizza from last night ( Domino's Veggie Supreme on a thin crust with light mozzarella - my FAVE!) with a sliced green pepper on the side.


After chilling with my friends for a few hours, I decided it was time for dessert.
I whipped up this simple yet delicious treat of mandarins, plain yofu and dark choc chips.


It was so good I went back for seconds :P

That's me done for the night!

See ya'll tomorrow!
x

Saturday, 15 January 2011

Chill, Eat, Repeat!

Bonjourno fellow foodies :D

Last night was so much fun! We partied into the early hours of the morning, with the help of our dear friend, tequila :P

Today was fun and food-filled!

After waking up at 9 am (after just 4 hours sleep!), and finding this waiting for me


my friend and I decided it was time to do our weekly Tesco grocery shopping.
Now, I don't know about you guys, but I LOVE grocery shopping!
I could browse the aisles for hours, gladly even spend the whole day in a big Tesco store!

I had quite alot to buy today as I had run out of the basic human necessities such as porridge and peanut butter (the horror!). So here's my Tesco haul :P


It came to nearly £50! Eep!
As you can see, I stocked up on PB and had to buy a new bottle of tomato ketchup after the one I bought last week mysteriously disappeared...
I was delighted to find wholewheat English muffins as I've been looking for a few weeks now and had only been able to find the white ones.

I was starving for lunch when I got back so whipped up a toasted English muffin with sliced tomato and an egg.



I did a bit of study after that but my tiredness finally caught up on me and I gave up and went to hang out with some friends for the afternoon and the rest of the evening.

We decided to get dominos pizza - gooooood choice!
There was 8 of us, so ALOT of food :)


After we finished stuffing our faces, we just chilled and watched a lighthearted movie - Confessions of a Shopaholic - while we sipped on our hot chocolate with marshmallows :)

We all were so tired we nearly fell asleep during the movie!
It was a lovely relaxing day, I guess you could say a typical lazy student day.

Do you ever have days like this where you just chill, eat and chill some more?
I think they're a necessity, just as much as PB and porridge :P

It's nearly midnight now and I'm SO ready for bed!
Night!
x