Tagged: food

Healthy Lunch ideas

So as I mentioned in my last post I recently started a new job. Its right in the centre of town so for the first few days I ate in town…After about 5 over priced average lunches I finally got a grip and start making my own, here are my current favourite homemade lunches.

Quinoa.

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High in protein and fiber and its really filling and tasty. I put my quinoa in a saucepan with boiling water and a stock cube, it usually takes 15/20 minutes making sure to stir regularly. I cut a chicken breast and flavour it separately and cook In the oven. I chop cucumber, olives, tomatoes and feta cheese. Drain my quinoa add my chicken veg and some soya sauce…a little bit time consuming but so worth it.

Curry pasta.

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So easy and fast to make. I Cook my brown pasta, chop half an onion, grate carrot and throw in whatever veg i have or want. Drain my pasta let it cool down and mix light mayonnaise and curry powder in a bowl. Add the sauce to my pasta and veg and your done.

Baked potato.

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There’s no explaining this really I buy the baked potatos frozen so I just microwave for 5 minutes and microwave my beans. I have this two days a week because Its so easy and I’ll never get sick of it.

Bean Curry.

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I cut an onion add chickpeas and kidney beans to a saucepan add 1 or 2 tins of tomatoes depending on the portion you want add hot curry powder and let simmer. Serve with quinoa or brown rice or in a wrap.

Thats everything for now guys, I hope you enjoyed also I know they don’t look visually delicious but thats just lazy camera work.
Thanks for reading 🙂

Healthy breakfast!

I have been trying hard lately to be a healthier person! I love bold greasy food but I also love healthy food so I’ve decided to be healthy during the week and be bold on a Saturday….and maybe Sunday.  These are the healthy breakfasts that I’ve been really loving lately.

Avacado and poached egg!

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So I just mash half an avacado, spread it on brown toast,  poached my egg and put some salt and pepper on it. Really quick and delicious. 

Banana pancakes!

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So I mash my banana throw in two eggs and whisk together. I fry with some olive oil and serve with natural yogurt and whatever fruit I have I also sprinkle a mixed seed or flax seed on top! Its a little bit more work and mess but totally worth it.

Oats with almond milk!

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Super simple and perfect on a cold morning. Now I know its not the healthiest porige oats you can get and I also added homemade jam for extra sweetness which was totally unnecessary but there are healthier alternatives. And of course a cup of tea to wake me up which I have every morning.

Fruit and yogurt!

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Again whatever fruit I have in the house. Some yogurt and whatever seed I have to go on top most days I’ll add granola but I guess that day I wasn’t feeling it.

I hope you guys like this kind of post I’ll do a lunch or snacks one next along with the regular beauty/fashion. I’m definitely no expert I’ve just been really enjoying changing up my diet and sharing is caring so if you guys have any healthy recipes for me to try let me know 🙂

Liebster awards!

Hey guys I’ve been nominated for the Liebster award by the lovely Ana from http://beautybycopperstar.wordpress.com do drop by her page and share the love. I think this awards is just a lovely way to get to know other bloggers and again just share the love.

So here are some rules.
(*)You have to link back to the person that nominated you.
(*) You must answer all 11 questions given to you by the person who nominated you.
(*) After completing these questions you must nominate 11 bloggers with under 200 followers and give them 11 questions of your choice.
(*) You must not nominate the person who nominated you.
(*) You must let your nominees know that they have been nominated and provide a link for them to your post so that they can learn about it.

So here are the questions that were given to me by Ana.
What motivated you to start blogging?
Em I don’t really know I think it was just a way to be creative and just a little secret hobby for me to enjoy.
Beauty item you can’t live without?
Moisturiser, body and facial I just hate being without it even if its a cheap €4 one it’ll do me.
Favourite movie?
This is way to hard so I’m gonna say James and the giant peach because it was my favourite childhood movie. Its amazing!
Favourite food?
Again way to hard! Christmas dinner, steak, pasta, egg fried rice, Chinese, double cheese burgers, creme brulee, noodles, potatoes,  cheese…yep just cheese. Ok I’ll stop…I like healthy food to by the way haha
The age I started to wear make up?
Probably around 14 maybe
Favourite TV show?
I love a tacky reality show catfish, geordie shore, all that crap haha and how I met your mother (when it was good) and the old classic friends.
Favourite colour?
I don’t really have a favourite colour probably just nice pastels.
If you had the opportunity to interview any celebrity who would it be?
Beyonce! I probably wouldn’t be able to speak though.
Dream vacation?
Bora bora. But anywhere with sun and cocktails.
Wish list?
Travel, and do lots of charity work and just try and make a difference to someones life.
Favourite place to buy cosmetics?
Ireland isn’t the best place for cosmetics stores so probably just boots.

So now it’s time to nominate my favourite bloggers…yay!
http://xmutzii.com
http://thattinygypsy.wordpress.com
http://darthvaderlovesfashion.wordpress.com
http://mllrdesign.com
http://ellaandfrankvintage.com
http://aymieblack.wordpress.com
http://underwearisoverrated.com
http://pandymarinoblog.com
http://91-luxe.com
http://elliesvintageblog.com
http://iamkatgolden.com

My questions for you!
1) One beauty item you cant live with out?
2) favourite place to clothes shop?
3) favorite online store?
4) when you feel your most confident?
5) somewhere you’d like to live in the future? 
6) your hopes and dreams for the future?
7) ideal career?
8) favourite food?
9) if you could have one super power what would it be?
10) most used word or phrase? 
11) one bad habit you have?

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Make sure to read the rules and enjoy. Again thank you to the lovely Ana for the nomination! Can’t wait to read ye’re answers!

Favourite’s!

Hey guys! I feel like it’s been ages since I did a beauty related post, I guess this is a monthly favourites but I don’t buy enough products to do monthly favourites…so favourites of the last 3 months? So enough rambling lets get started.

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This perfume is from atleast two months ago. I bought it in lidl and it’s the very same as coco channel. I bought three bottles and the candle. Come on for €3.99 how could I say no? It lasts just as long as any perfume. Lidl has done it again haha

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These are the nail polishes I’ve been using the most the last two months. There names are 172 splash! 152 give me nude, baby! 138 L.O.L!

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This is the most genius thing ever! I got it in penny’s. You just pop your finger in twist it and the nail varnish is gone. No cotton pads, no strong smell of nail varnish remover…am I the only one amazed by this? I thought it would only last a week and it would dry up but I’ve had it a good month now. Amazing! 

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This is just my favourite lip combination at the minute. Its Mac hue and artdeco 23. I’ve had them both for a while but they are so much nicer together. The artdeco shade is a 90s matt nude and the Mac just adds a nicer texture and slight gloss.

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My face was struggling last week, I had dry patches everywhere and It was just generally gross so I bought this face mask in aldi…big spender I know :/ but I honestly feel like it helped.

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This has featured on here before but I only realised how much I liked it until it ran out. Its really lovely and suits my skin perfectly (combination to dry) and lasts ages to.

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This is a random one but has anybody else been watching Bear Grylls the island? Its so so good if you’re not watching then catch up online!

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And another random. These crisps are delicious you need them in your belly now.

Thanks for reading 🙂

Get ready with me!

Hey guys! So Sunday just gone was a bank holiday I said I’d take a few snaps as I was getting ready and make a post of it! I was very stuck for time I was home from work at half six and had to be ready for 8.

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So on Friday night I epilated my legs…nice bit of torture on a Friday night. On Saturday I exfoliated, I exfoliate every second or third day but I just did a deeper exfoliation I then moisturised waited for that to dry and finally I tanned…sounds like alot of work when you write it down. On Sunday morning I showered and put another coat of tan on my legs. I didn’t really need a second coat but I wanted it.

Epilater: Braun silk epil 3
Tan: Garnier no streaks bronzer
Exfoliator: Soap and glory sugar crush
Moisturiser: Soap and glory sugar crush

I finally got home from work on Sunday…longest day ever.

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I ate a super healthy meal…oops! And by ate I mean devoured!

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I just went for a basic brown smokey eye.

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The camera didn’t pick it up to well…I also ended up changing my lipstick to my old favourite “girl about town” by Mac.

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Dressed myself.
Playsuit: Charity shop
Jacket: Shutterbug (online name:Folkster)
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell

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Prinking time 🙂 (pre drinks)

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Attractive :/
Thanks for reading hope you guys had a good weekend 🙂

March Favorites!

Hey guys Just a few random bits that I’ve been really liking this month.

Essence colour & go.
I love essence its the only nail polish I buy it cost €1.75 in penny’s and lasts as long as the
rest. My favourite colour this month is ‘173 over the rainbow’ its a very unicorn colour…anyone else agree? (Please don’t let me be the only one)

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Soap and glory stuff.
You know the score, you go into boots needing one thing but theres a 3 for 2 offer so you HAVE to get the 3. Damn marketing! But its ok I love them all.

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This is delicious. I love the smell of the sugar range rather then the actual soap and glory smell.

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Same story, smells amazing. Works amazing. 

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Its a much more subtle smell then the sugar and the soap and glory smell. Its lovely and feels gorgeous.

Rimmel lipstick.
I’m pretty sure its from the Rita Ora range. The colours are so nice and very opaque. Smells delicious to, and a great price I want more!

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Penny’s T’s.
Love the new super hero T-shirts in penny’s. So cute, comfy and cheap.

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Cookie love
I’m not into sweet things but Oh My God lidl cookies are literally the nicest cookies in the world. Im obsessed. If the lidl near you has a bakery buy one now! They cost 39c and are made fresh daily. Why are you still reading this…go…now

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Thanks for reading 🙂

Paddy’s weekend!

Hey guys, so the most exciting thing ever happened… I had 4 whole days off from work and they just happened to fall on Paddy’s weekend….YAY BEER! I didn’t do anything overly exciting but it meant I could do some OOTD’s. It’s very nice to wear my own clothes and not just a uniform.

Saturday. 

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I didn’t do much on Saturday I lazed about for the day I forgot how nice it was to do nothing, that night me and the sister had a few cocktails and watched mean girls…it was grool (haha)

Kimono: H&M

Dress: H&M

Boots: River Island

 

Sunday 

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I just met up with the boyfriend we relaxed infront of the tv with bold food for a few hours before going out.

Jacket: Shutterbug

Jumper: Charity shop

Shorts: Forever 21

Bag: Shutterbug

 

Sunday Night

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We just went to a house party and then went into town it wasn’t a wild Paddy’s night but It was still a really good night.

Top: Topshop

Skirt: Shutterbug

Boots: Jeffrey Campbell

Bag: Nanny’s 

Monday

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On Monday me and the boyfriend went into a pub in town and watched some hurling match I obviously didn’t care so I had a few drinks and ate some more bold food, afterwards we just walked around town there was random bits of entertainment after the parade so it was nice. 

Cardigan: Bershka 

Shirt: Pennys/Primark

T-shirt: Sisters

Jeans: River Island

 

Hope you guys had a good Paddy’s weekend wherever in the world ye spent it. Thanks for reading 🙂 

Ps sorry I look so moody in these pictures…I don’t know what’s wrong with my face.

 

Skinny girl hate!

When I started this blog I never intended to do any “serious” post…cause where’s the craic in that? But when something annoys me enough I have to speak out about it. Even if only one person reads this atleast I’ll have got it off my chest! 

Literally every time I go on Facebook someone has liked or shared an image similar to these.

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It disgusts me that in this day and age people feel the need to slate other girls on their bodies, I understand that in some cases these posts are just trying to prove something to the fashion industry but why is it ok to build one body image up and tear another one down? 

I was never happy with my body growing up and I’m still not happy with it but at 20 atleast now when someone says “oh my god do you eat?” I can turn around and tell them to go fuck themselves. At 13 I would have probably just spent the day crying, this isn’t a sob story by any means I’m a healthy girl that loves food…a little bit to much. I’m just trying to say we have to be careful about what we post online, you never know what kind of knock on effect you might have on someone by carelessly liking or sharing a silly picture.

I could rant on about this topic forever but the point is everybody’s shape is beautiful and if you disagree then please keep that thought to yourself no one needs to hear it. 

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