What is Natto? 🥢

Natto (納豆) is a Japanese fermented soybean dish typically eaten for breakfast. Thesedays Natto is considered as a “superfood” – foods which provide multiple vitamins, healthy bacteria cultures which aid digestion, foods containing anti-inflammatory properties and/or overall have a positive impact on our bodies’ condition, functionality and energy levels. Other superfoods which you might be…

Another Tea Haul.

Asda – Rhubarb & Custard flavoured tea. Supermarket own brands of tea are usually limited to the basic varieties unless they have self-titled ‘finest’ or ‘luxury’ ranges. Evidently ‘Asda’ (- The name given to ‘Walmart’ stores in the UK) have produced a line of tea themed around sweet treats; one of which being inspired by…

Tea Haul.

Tea or coffee? – In my case I don’t need to hesitate to answer that question. I love a iced mild coffee, but tea comes first and foremost. With the complex blends and infusions that tea manufacturers produce it can take some pondering as to which tea to purchase. Which flavour combinations harmonise well? Honestly…

An Inner Monologue.

Every negative and positive thought I had today, spilled out onto a page… I’m greedy, my physical form is unattractive; I shouldn’t have a proper meal today. I don’t deserve him. I’m useless. I’m happy here, with you. I’m not that bad of a cook after all, I keep making tasty pasta and chicken dishes….

[Mental Health]: Calm Kit. 

When reading about how people manage their mental health or how to cope with the general stresses of life I began to contemplate my own methods. When adopting these coping mechanisms I seemingly chose them subconsciously without neccassarily pondering why I did so; which I suppose is a good aspect a it means I didn’t…

[Recipe]: Vegetarian – Napoli e crema fusilli. 

It has become apparent that I have accumulated more jars than neccassary of premade pasta sauces as well as already opened cartons of cream and basic vegetables. In the attempt to put my ingredients hoarding to beneficial use, I made a simple pasta dish that one takes 15 minutes to prepare. If you have jumped…

[Recipes]: 2 Flavourful Salads. 

There’s no need to dread eating salads with these two recipes, which additionally allow you to have make multiple bowls of salad packed with flavour just as a single store brought salad bowl provides. First up is ‘Honey Mustard, Ham, Egg, and Baby Potato Salad’. Ingredients (serves 2-3): New Potatoes peeled or with the peel…

[Vegetarian]: 5 Tasty Snacks

Welcome fellow bloggers (- of course people who don’t write their own blogs are equally as welcome). It’s been a while since I published a post themed around food, which doesn’t make sense as I frequently (- perhaps a little too frequently) post photos of food on my Instagram account. Today, I thought I’d recommend…

[Blogmas] Day 6: No more bland Vegetables for Christmas Dinner!

Whichever country you are in that celebrates Christmas, and Christmas with a specially prepared traditional dinner it has many components; it takes a lot of preparation to provide such a meal but making a little extra effort for everything to be flavourful is totally worth all the hours spent in a hot kitchen. It’s too…

[Blogmas] Day 1: Healthy-ish Christmas Snacks.

Obviously Christmas time is a temptation wonderland for anyone who is purposely trying to avoid over eating or consuming unhealthy foods. For some Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Year Eve/Day is no exception to promoting a healthy diet. For a little bit of encouragement today’s blog is dedicated to health-ish Christmas snacks which you…

All about Face Masks.

My first blog post which remains posted to this day was about 3 skincare remedies you can made at home. Since then I have tried many face masks to tackle different skin issues; some being homemade whilst others are store brought. I use face masks quite regularly, approximately 3-4 times per week, especially in order…

Read with Coffee: Random chit-chat.

When I thought about writing this post I had many things I wanted to rant about, after all my blog is my outlet, and also just talking about random whatever thingys (-not a really word). I can’t promise that this post will be interesting and doubt it will be enlightening… Topic numero uno (I’m not…

Prawn & Chicken Alfredo: Recipe. 

When I was making this I didn’t intend to put much of a ‘homemade’ effort into it. I brought a ready made jar of creamy cheese pasta sauce; unexpectedly it was very bland like eating the white sauce of a lasagna without the tomato puree to accompany it. I ended up experimenting with ingredients that…

Snack Recommendations – Low in Saturated Fats and Calories.

Heading in the direction of healthy eating choices doesn’t mean restricting yourself of savoury or sweet snacks nor eating fruits and vegetables alone for every meal. You just have to do a snack swap. Instead of being tempted to eat a Snicker bar or a packet of Doritos, there are plenty of alternatives you can…

My experience of taking antidepressants.

Firstly I want to make it clear that I’m most definitely not the type of person to ‘fashionalise’ mental health illnesses or discuss depression in the hope of recieving sympathy. Infact to recieve sympathy would make me feel worse about myself, I’d feel horridly guilty of taking someone’s time and impacting them with such negative…

[Recipes]: Pasta Galore. 

Undeniably pasta is one of may favourite foods. Spaghetti bolognese has been my all time favourite dish for as long as I can remember and as a child I would have pasta Carbonara once a week without fail before dance class. These days I try to reduce my carbohydrate intake as consuming pasta 3 times…

My skincare routine: For very sensitive, oily skin.

By no means am I a dermatologist. Just from a young age I have tried and tested alot of products in the attempt to find skincare that isn’t irritating for my very sensitive skin whilst at the same time removes deep sebum. Usually this isn’t a good skin type combination to have. If I use…

‘To-do-list’: My goals for November.

Recently I’ve seen quite a few blog posts by others who have set themselves targets to complete either within a week or for the duration of a month.We are three days into November, but I’m not going to allow my slight tardiness discourage me from setting myself some achievements to reach. In my current mental…

Confessions of a foodie: South Korea. 

Whenever abroad it’s a natural urge from within us to try new foods and flavours, especially when it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to visit somewhere. Let’s be honest. Plenty of us, even the healthy, like to endulge in sweet or savoury treats. When I was back home in the UK, undeniably I would…

[FREE] apps that can help promote positive mental health.

It’s quite common thesedays to come across apps that claim to aid the recovery of stress and anxiety to help us sleep and relax. Each app isn’t going to work for everyone, and some could make our minds more alert rather than relaxed. After trying and testing a selection of apps, I found these to…

[Recipe]: Japanese-style Curry. 

This recipe could be benefical to any asian cusine enthusiast, someone who is ‘useless’ at cooking or simply for the ‘mild curry lovers’. This simple dish mainly consists of regular, common ingredients found in your kitchen; or perhaps your fancy pantry and vegetable patch, is that’s the case. If you are looking for a recipe…

[Recipe]: Fruity, ginger cheesecake (-with limited baking).

Undeniably there are hundreds, if not thousands, of different cheesecake recipes. This recipe that I would like to share with you today, keeps things simple yet easily adaptable to your preferences. My version basically derives from a ‘New York’ cheesecake recipe, just without the addition of eggs or the requirement of baking the cream cheese…

[Vegetarian]: Energising snacks.

Running out of healthy snack ideas to fulfil your ‘elevenses’ cravings? Feeling tired of all the supposedly inspiring ‘avocado on toast’ Instagram postings? It time for change. Boiled eggs, black pepper and mayonaise on toast. I found this to be very filling and suprising not plain tasting considering it’s a combination of such simple ingredients….

[Recipe]: Cream and bacon pasta.

A fuss free meal: perfect for dinner at the end of a long weekday or a lazy Saturday evening. A combination of minimal ingredients which are easily obtainable and interchangable depending on your dietary requirements/preferances. Especially suitable for a family of 4, who want freshly prepared home cooked meals. I will admit that I can’t…

[Mental Health]: Anxiety is not the same as nervousness. 

A few months ago I made that inevitable leap in life of finally moving out of my parent’s house. Not only did I break the barriers within my comfort zone by living without my immediate family; I moved abroad from the UK to France, and then again from France to South Korea. People move abroad…