Saturday, 25 August 2012

Update: Voice Audition

woooooo isn't it pretty!!!

Been home for a week and have been crazy busy! My healthy endeavour has been harder then expected, I've signed up to the gym had have already gone 3 times in a week but eating healthy has been the hardest thing! I am trying though and though I indulge in the odd goody I try to make every meal as low in fat as possible, so everything evens itself out hehe. For example I bought a blender last week and being able to make all the yummy smoothies I crave make it easier.

I also tried my hand at low fat goodies which were cookies! Now can't revel to much cause there my food challenge of the week but lets just say theres no flour eggs or sugar in them! Intrigued? thought you might be hehe.

Cupcake stall has been one big headache this week! I finally found a new market and after organising my space and paper work I showed up to people who had no idea I was coming! I nearly got turned away  but luckily after a good few words I got in! But he said this was a one time only so though I sold alot on the day I was very close to giving up but someone above herd more crys because after a lengthy email I was told I could come back! SUCCESS! So I'm very happy now and am determined to solider on cause I love baking cause It's something I look forward to each week.

Last but not least me and my h2b had a visitor yesterday! My mans brother! We had a great day today shopping up a storm, well window shopping storm! hehe And with a lovely big pay cheque coming in the day before my birthday (25th of September)I have a very large list of must haves which I can't wait to actually go in and buy! Well must dash I'm off to have a fun night including a bottle of Schnapps and a movie drinking game! This should be interesting..
Jeez that's one scary face......

P.s I'm auditioning for The Voice on the 14th of September! Not my usual type of singing style, but with my friends and family bugging me about auditioning for ages I though I would give it a go WISH ME LUCK!

Mexican chili soup

Mexican Chili Soup

When I first meet my h2b his taste buds had but graced only the simplest of foods but then I opened him up to the world of Mexican food! I love Mexican food and if I could fly there today I would pack my bags in a heart beat. I introduced him first to burritos and he loved them! So much so he now calls Sunday "Mexican Sunday!" hehe. This new recipe is also another fav, in fact I just made it tonight! Ow and did I mention it's low fat!
My nightly cooking routine starts with this little beaut, a yummy glass of red wine mmmmmmmmm. But enough of that heres the recipe!
2 tomatoes
2 peppers
3 cloves of garlic
3 table spoons of tomato paste
1 teaspoon of chili powder
2 tablespoons of flour
1 onion
2 cups of chicken stock
Can of red kidney beans
Can of sweet corn
Place tomatoes 1 pepper and garlic in the oven (350d)  and cook till lightly blacked.

In a pot cook other pepper and onions till onions are slightly golden, now add your tomato paste and cook till fragrant. Add some flour to thicken.

Add chicken stock and bring to the boil. Blend blackened veg till soup like and add to stock base.

While soup is thickening cook chicken till yummy and brown, then take off heat and shred.

When soup has thickened add beans and corn and cook for 5 more minutes.

Your nearly there! Simply serve and sprinkle your chicken on the top and your done! For an extra treat me and my h2b love to add cheese and sour cream for the maximum experience!

Thats one happy boy!


Sunday, 12 August 2012

Withdraw kicking in

So I am coming into my second week of "vacation" and I'm starting to feel the effects. Don't get me wrong I love a break now and again but it always comes down to me missing my little kitchen. And low and be hold I've come to that point yet again! I'm so sad I've even started planing what I'm gonna cook next week, homemade pasta being at the top of my list.

 I've also made my first EVER cinnamon rolls. It was the biggest spur of the moment ever literally had to speed up the process due to the fact we were seeing a movie two hours later which was a little silly of me to forget! Will definitely be posting the recipe soon because it was my first try and it turned out great so if I can do it anyone can!

Ok given its not the prettiest bell at the ball but it was so yummy and I made it from scratch so I'm definitely one happy cook!

Bed is now shouting out my name so until next time keep reading because new and exciting things are just around the corner!

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Cupcake Blues

I am currently residing at my partners parents house as it's the holidays and I need a break from being the domestic goddess that I am. As well as my much needed break I am also indeed of  cupcake time off as my current market organisers have left me up the stream without a paddle. I am beyond annoyed at the situation that I find myself in as the day started off so good!

At one point one lady bought every single brownie I had! And one lovely lady even asked for my contact details. My profit was 3 times what I had made the prior week, but somewhere in the back of my head I knew it was to good to be true and low and be hold it was! So long story short on  the way back to the station we received a phone call saying somehow it the midst of a beautiful summers day a random gust of wind blew a tent over damaging a car  resulting in us needing to pay for it. Thank goodness for my partner who took no nonsense and refused to pay for something that had nothing to do with us. Sadly though it goes without saying that due to this refusal our place at the market is now no more...

Sad face.... lol
I am so sad with how everything turned out but where one door closes a window opens, or something like that. So I'm full steam ahead with finding a new home for my lovely little cupcakes and fingers crossed I will once again be gracing the public with yummy backed goods. So if anyone out there in that vast world called the web actually follows me, you have any ideas or suggestion for markets? I'm in dire need of HELP!  So with that sad little lonely blogger plea over I am off to read my freshly purchased Wedding mag.

Goodnight night web, Goodnight world xxx