Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Healthy Blogs!

July 24th 2012

I have been determined to eat healthy this week! Now don't get me wrong I don't wanna lose weight or even go on a diet I simply wanna have a guilt free week that makes me feel good about myself! So for a girl who has a serious sweet tooth its been quite hard to say the least lol. But armed with a load of healthy blogs I've been making my way through the week with growing confidence. Now the fun part what I've cooked!

My Lunch today was a fresh salad with lettuce, cherry tomatoes, croutons, goats cheese with truffle oil and balsamic vinegar!

Dinner was a yummy dish which I use to cook back home San Chou Bea! The base consist of pork mince and oyster and soy sauce then lots and lots of yummy veg! And then you use the lettuce as little cups to hold the mince soooooo good and it is h2b approved! hehe

Now blogs has been the biggest help this week so I thought I'd post some of my favourites here!

1*  http://www.skinnytaste.com/

Love this blog really really helpful with great recipes!

2* http://pickyeaterblog.com/#s.aatifjgfibiaa

Once again really good recipes and there's a great range of different country cuisine's which is a must for me!

3* http://healthfoodlover.com/hfl/

Lucky number 3! Now this blog was great for naughty sweets and any blog that can make bad things healthy is OK by me!


Sunday, 22 July 2012

Street food take 2!

If you read my last post you'll know that last week I went up to London for a foodie filled day and boy did we have fun! Due to this I'm sad to say I went a tad instagram crazy lol. So instead of writing about my day I get to be lazy and post photos instead, I guess instagrams not so bad after all!

On our way to funky food town! Poor h2b looks very scared...

On our way to the Borough markets! God I hate the subway...

Chilling out in Starbucks cause it is fricken hot outside!
My man looks worn out
My favourite drink at the moment is mocha cookie crumble! Can you say YUM!
Also got some to die for strawberry and balsamic truffles from the Borough markets.
And last but not least Selfridges food hall! Now what did i buy??
MILO!!!! Spent way way to much on this but it was a little bit of
Aussie land I couldn't resist. For those of you who have no idea 
what this is, its a chocolate powder for cold milk great for those hot days
Having my mexi lunch at Luardos food truck in Whitecross market.
First time there and dam was it good!
On our way back to the train station been a lonnnng day...
On the train heading home watching the sun set <3
Bye bye sun, hello bed hehe

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Street Food

With funds tight these last few weeks the furthest I've travelled is to my market  where I sell my cupcakes 10 minutes away! But finally someone above has herd my pleas and just a few days ago my mum back in Australia won 10 thousand dollars! And this time tomorrow I'll have a lovely little injection of hard cold cash wooooooooo. So what to do, what do to? Ahhhhhh London duhhh! lol Yep Thursday me and my h2b will be hopping on a train and heading up to Central London. Now it goes without saying we have our go to activities, mine being the Borough markets! Arghhh this place is amazing, I stumbled upon it last Christmas with my parents, rows and rows of baked goods invading your senses like all my Christmas's come at once. And since then I've been making my way there every chance I've had.

Apart from mindlessly dragging my poor partner around this markets we also like to indulge in a little retail therapy. So along with our favourite outings this week I've decided to do some food exploring!  As you can tell from my heading I'm obsessed with street food so with the recent explosion of true on the go food in the streets of London I've decided to hit the pavement and experience it for myself. Will post later on what I find!


Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Would you like a side of rain with that cucpake?

Hello Blogging world been a while since I last posted and the reason behind that is I have no Internet in my house!

This last week has been horrible every time I've had an urge to blog or to goggle recipes I was left with the fact  that i was cut off from everything. So now here I am tucked away in one of the many computers at my Uni library unable to take to isolation anymore! With that lovely intro over lets get on with the good stuff UPDATE TIME! 

 As you all know I ventured into my first ever market on Saturday to sell my cupcakes and brownies, very exciting you may think well that's what I thought but the day didn't quite start off how I imaged. I awoke to a sky that had seen better days, though it was not raining the prospect felt very high.Seeing this did not put me in the best of moods, though in actual fact maybe cooking till 12 at night was the real culprit. However in my sleepy haze I was determined the blackened sky was out to get me. Following this revaluation I dragged my butt out of bed to the mirror where with my eyes half opened ( or half closed) I somehow managed to make myself look presentable and most importantly awake! This was then followed by the ever popular scavenge in the kitchen to find something filling, yet small enough not to chock on as I stuffed it down my mouth in one. After my rummage I did my ever popular check list followed but the daunting task of getting my fiance up, ready and out the door, 20 minutes later mission accomplished!

You know when a storms coming and you can fill it in the air? It like hangs over you comforting you like a big cosy donna, but on a day when all I had was a flimsy tent to cover me so not the right time! Luckily the weather somehow always managed to stay two steps behind me so as I walked to the market from the train station ( yes I do not own a car) the heavns thankfully never opened onto me, my fiance and my little cupcakes. When we arrived we were shown our space and the setting up began, This whole week hadn't quite felt real until this moment. As a kid I dreamt up silly money making scemms always to fall at the finally huddle but now here I was setting up cakes I had made myself from scratch ready to sell to the unsuspecting buyers and traders of this car boot sale one word came to mind, Weird. The time came to sell and the field was full to the brim with people yet somehow their eyes always managed to cross over my table but never pull them over the barrier to buy. At this point with the combination of rain in the air, wind, nowhere near enough food in my stomach and now people not buying the cupcakes I slaved over I was officially pissed! Its not like my cupcakes were ugly they where beautiful! Ok so a few deep breaths......little more....... ok filling a bit better and here come the rain ow COME ON! But wait the rain is bringing people under my tent for shelter! A lady looks over my table her eyes searching and they land on my yummy brownies and she buys not one but two! After my first ever purchase people start slowly coming in, little girls bouncing up and down for my pink vanilla cupcakes, grown men groaning in delight over my favourite S'mores brownies. This is how I pictured my first day and at the end even though I only broke even and the rain did eventually catch up to me, the comments and appreciation for my work made the day all worth it. Bring on next week!!! minus the rain...