Wednesday, 29 January 2014

365 Project: Week 4

Almost a whole month of taking a photo every single day. Though I must admit that I did almost slip up this week!

January 22nd
Rocking some rings and Topshop nail polish

January 23rd
Kicked back with a magazine

January 24th
Got a great deal on some Model's Own nail polish. Just over £20 for the lot!

January 25th
I bought ALL the fruit

January 26th
Tried out the Phoenix lush bath bomb. Review here.

January 27th
Working hard at work. Can you spot the difference? The supplier couldn't apparently!

January 28th
I made stuffed peppers and spicy potatoes. Yum!

How was your week?

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Lush Phoenix Bath Bomb

I consider myself pretty lucky to have a flat with a bath in it living here in London. All the other places I looked at only had a shower option. So since I really need to take advantage of that more, off to Lush I went.

I picked the Phoenix bath ballistic mainly for the colour. It is my favourite after all. And it didn't hurt that it smelt of cinnamon. 









Definitely made my bath look pretty and smell cinnamony.  Though it did dye part of my hands and feet pink for about half a day (like in between my fingers and toes), ha ha. But they were very soft to touch, so give and take. 

I'd give it a 2 and 1/2 out of 5. 

What's your favourite bath bomb? Any recommendations of what I should try next?

Saturday, 25 January 2014

Recipe: Kedgeree

For those who haven’t heard of Kedgeree, it’s basically a curried rice dish with a seafood twist. It can be eaten for breakfast or dinner, hot or cold. Very flexible and very delicious. My mum used to make it and I was thrilled to see a healthier version of it in Slimming Worlds latest magazine. I’ve already cooked it twice since and me and the bf have gobbled the entire thing up both times.


Serves 4
Ready in about 25 mins

Penguin cookie jar to watch over the ingredients: Optional.

  • 400g boneless, undyed smoked haddock fillets
  • Frylight
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 courgettes, halved lengthways and sliced
  • 300g easy-cook long grain rice
  • 1tsp hot curry powder (I use mild as I can’t handle anything hot! And I use a more than 1tsp - otherwise it doesn't seem enough. Use your own nose for your personal preference)
  • ¼ tsp turmeric (again I always use a lot more of this than just ¼ turmeric. Your nose is your friend)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 200g cherry tomatoes, halved
  • A bunch of spring onions, finely sliced
  • A handful of fresh coriander roughly chopped, reserving a few whole leaves to garnish (I cheat and just use dry coriander from my spice rack)
  • Salt and pepper

Pour 750ml water into a shallow pan (yeah I didn't use one of those) and add the haddock skin-side up. Bring to a simmer and poach for 8-10 minutes or until the fish is just cooked and flakes easily. Transfer to a plate using a slotted spoon and reserve the cooking water. 


Place a large frying pan (I use a wok - makes things easier later) sprayed with Frylight over a medium heat. Add the onion and courgettes and stir-fry for 6-8 minutes until soft and golden.


Add the dry rice, sprinkle the curry powder and turmeric then cook for 30 seconds stirring well. Pour over the reserved water, bring to a simmer and cook for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally until the rice is just tender and all the liquid has been absorbed.


I use a lot more curry powder and turmeric then the recipe states



Meanwhile, hard boil the eggs for 9 minutes, then drain and put on the side to cool. Don’t try and peel them straight away. That hurts. 


Strip off the haddock skin and discard and break the fish into large chunks. No cheekily eating any of the chunks - I'm looking at you!


Place a large frying pan sprayed with Frylight over a medium heat. Add the flaked fish, cherry tomatoes and spring onions and stir-fry for 2 minutes. 


Then stir into the rice mixture with the coriander, season and toss well.


Meanwhile, peel and quarter the eggs. Scatter them over the rice with the reserved coriander leaves and serve.




Have you ever tried Kedgeree?