If you want people to understand you, speak their language... ...this is a lesson that my husband and I have learnt during our cross-Atlantic relationship, even though both of our native languages are "English". There was that time in the car (A.K.A. the "argument factory") when we completely missed our turning due to me giving the instruction "turn right in … Continue reading Matcha Green Tea & Rose Donuts
Hangovers are just like childbirth... ...wait, before all you mothers out there throw a torrent of abuse at me, please hear me out! Hangovers are a painful and "unpleasant" experience, but no sooner than you can declare the words "Never Again!" your feelings of pain and suffering melt away and only memories of the good stuff remain - like how you wow'd everyone on the … Continue reading Falafel Burgers (a Tribute to Mr Ghassan!)
They say time flies when you're having fun and this is certainly true when I'm back in the UK spending time with my family and friends - and getting my fix of all of my favourite foods from home, of course! Having only been home for a week, I have already squeezed in a sneaky Nando's, discovered … Continue reading How Not to Lose Your Cool
I can’t help but chuckle as the lyrics to “Dazed and Confused” bellow from the radio – how apt is this song for how I am feeling right now?!! Having just waved goodbye to my crazy BFF, I am definitely all in a daze (and suffering from severe food and booze hangovers) after a riotous 4th of … Continue reading Sweet Potato Cumin Fries with Harissa Dips
"Independence" is a dirty word and one that is impossible to escape right now. I hate to be a "Debbie Downer" but I am SO fed up with the EU Referendum and the impending economic gloom we are all to suffer until the eventual signing of Article 50 and the UK officially leaves Europe. So god bless America, July 4th and Independence … Continue reading Stars & Stripes Cake for July 4th
It all started with Colon Hydrotherapy... Since we (me and the hubby) had put ourselves under such a traumatic experience in the name of "healthy living" we decided to try and prolong the benefits of our trauma by eating a healthier diet. However, those of you who have been following the blog for a while will already know … Continue reading Cupcake Sliders
Why is it that the sun instantly makes you feel happier and more (dare I say) 'passionate' about even the most mundane tasks? This is a question I found myself asking as I threw open the windows and dove into a mountain of ironing that even the most experienced sherpa would shy away from. With the … Continue reading Coconut Chicken Tacos with Mango Slaw
Please forgive me, for I am about to break a golden rule... ..."what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas!". This is the promise made by every member of any group that travels to the wonderful city of Las Vegas. But don't get me wrong, I am not a gossip and I can definitely be trusted with secrets, … Continue reading Viva Las Vegas!
Happy National Doughnut Day! Yes, that's right, today is a day dedicated to the holey doughnut (or 'donut' as it is more commonly known in the US!), a day where it is absolutely obligatory to feast on at least one of these sugary, fluffy morsels of delight! Brought to the United States via Dutch immigrants in the 19th century, … Continue reading Blueberry Fritters
Some days are simply meant to be spent on the sofa. You know the ones? When it's cold, wet and grey outside and you know it'll be impossible to get down the street without at least one car splashing puddle water all over you as it drives by. Well today is one of those days, so … Continue reading Home-Made Hummus
Today's post features my fave eating spots in Sydney, Australia. Sydney is a truly awesome city - the sights, the food, the beaches - what's not to like?!!! I was also blessed to spend my time there with the best tour guides (and most amazing family) ever - sending big hugs to the Vida/Green family!!! … Continue reading Sydney, Australia
“Konichiwa” (hello) from Japan! I am writing this post from Singapore airport having spent the past week in Japan, and what a memorable week it has been! First stop Tokyo – what an amazing place! It is such a safe and clean city and the people are so disciplined and polite. There’s no litter or graffiti anywhere and the pavements … Continue reading Tokyo, Japan
Some of the things you find later in life are the things you end up in loving the most. For me that includes my husband, brussel sprouts, meat and pomegranate. It's strange that a food can be so available to you and yet you can reach adult life having never tried it. It wasn't until my husband brought home … Continue reading Pomegranate Chicken Salad
Last weekend Seattle hosted one of my fave events of the year, Comicon, a comic book and pop culture convention that draws over 80,000 people into the city. Although I'm not a comic book fan myself and I have no intentions of ever setting foot inside the Comicon convention, I do love the buzz it brings to the city - … Continue reading Jell-O Robot Pops
I'm so excited and I just can't hide it, I'm about to lose control and I think I like it! What am I so excited about? These 3D Robot Pop Moulds! I know, sad isn't it?!!! How can a grown woman get so excited over ice pop moulds? But I guarantee you'll fall in love with these playful … Continue reading Cool Robot Pop Moulds!
Today's post features an oldie but goodie recipe that has fast become a staple dinner in our home. Delicious, simple to prepare, and a firm fave of my hubby's, this BBQ Bacon Meatloaf recipe makes a great weeknight dinner and provides plenty of leftovers for meatloaf sandwiches later in the week - bonus! I loved meatloaf back home in … Continue reading BBQ Bacon Meatloaf
Whether you're partial to Hawaiian style ham and pineapple, Italian sausage and pepperoni, or barbecue chicken, pizza is a universal food that everyone enjoys. This week, as I indulged in my fave Mushroom, Artichoke and Truffle Oil Pizza at Primo's, my mom excitedly told me about Aunt D's Strawberry Pizza. Now, I am always one to … Continue reading Aunt D’s Pineapple Dessert Pizza
All the flavours of Mexico in one delicious soup. Try this easy chicken tortilla soup recipe.
I have an insanely sweet tooth, which is partly why I have settled into life in America so well. No matter where you go the next sugar fix is never far away. Pop into the drug store and a huge candy aisle awaits you, order a bacon and egg breakfast and it'll come drizzled in maple syrup. Watergate Salad, … Continue reading Watergate Salad – Easter Sunday
Today's guest interview is with personal trainer and cycling coach Emily Cox. Emily also specialises in health and sports nutrition advising people on all levels, from athlete to the "Average Joe" (like me!), to ensure they are in the best possible condition to reach their health, fitness and sporting goals. Name: Emily Cox Home city: Bedfordshire, UK Occupation or services provided: I work … Continue reading Guest Interview: Emily Cox
Sun, sea, sand and... Palm Springs! I've just returned from a fun-filled family girlie trip to Palm Springs. OK, so there isn't any sea in the desert, but there was definitely a bountiful of sun, sand, silly behaviour and screwdrivers (cousin Amy's signature cocktail)! It was the perfect break with the perfect people - mom, sissy, Aunt … Continue reading Palm Springs, California