Tuesday, 29 December 2015


Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Dress and boots: Both Zara (Sold out online, but currently on sale in stores).  Black Lipstick: Barry M.

Well hello there, my lovelies.

Did you all have a good Christmas? I'm hoping that you did. Mine was rather delightful, if you were wondering.

The only downside.. I now feel the size of a house (and a mansion at that!), due to the amount of food that I decided to consume. Not that I regret it one bit, but I am feeling the need to wear something loose fitting for New Year's Eve.

In general, I'm not one to venture into the city on NYE, it's usual a nice night in with the girls, a few bottles of wine and more food (The diet can start in January). And just because i'm not hitting the town, that does not mean I'll be lounging around in my pjs.

This dress is a perfect spin on an LBD. The white panelling and keyhole detail on the back, give it that little extra touch to make it something special.

What will you be wearing and what are your plans?

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Chia pudding.

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Any returning readers may recall a post I created a few months ago called Acai bowl, in this post I mentioned that I was on a health kick.
Now, I am still on a health kick (with occasional weeks days off) and when i'm making effort with what I eat, I always make the time to make something more nutritious than grabbing a bag of crisps.

If you follow other food bloggers then you may have heard of the chia pudding already. I heard about it, was thoroughly intrigued and wanted to make my own. 
This little bowl can be consumed as a breakfast, dessert or just a little snack when you're feeling peckish.

The key ingredient here are the chia seeds. Chia seeds are an amazing nutritious ingredient that sit in the superfood category. They can be used in almost anything, but when submerged in water they form a jelly like consistency (as you can see above).

Now, there are many different ways of creating this pudding and I have tried many. After tweaking a few recipes and a little bit of experimentation, this how I like it..


4x table spoons of chia seeds (soaked in a container - leave in a fridge overnight),
1x chopped frozen banana,
250ml almond milk (or which liquid prefer),
1x table spoon maca powder, 
1x teaspoon cinnamon powder, 
1x table spoon of honey.

Place all ingredients into a a blender and blend until smooth.

For the topping I tend to use blackberries and an omega seed mix, but use whatever makes your heart content.

Please do not hesitate to let me know any other tasty or healthy recipes that I can try in the comments below!

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