Creamy Avocado and Corn Jacket Potato

I tried a healthy version of Jacket Potato – just because I absolutely love it but can’t afford to look like a big fat potato as a result.  This recipe is vegan and vegetarian friendly.  Easy to make and delish to eat!

I’ve been writing for Almonds and Raisins, a well-being site based in Thailand.  My recipe can be found there. Here’s a screen shot of the page!

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Review: VonShef Stone Raclette Grill

I’ve recently bought the VonShef Stone Raclette Grill.  I was missing some grilled cheese from Switzerland.  I was there 2 years ago, the cheese is to die for.  I bought this grill to have an indoor BBQ as the weather in London is so unpredictable.  So just in case. I absolutely loved it (thought I’d give you my verdict first) 🙂

Here are pictures that prove that Vegetarians can have a great grill too!

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 So vibrant and beautiful

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The layered grill.. Such an awesome feature!

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Loved the Kebabs!

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You can’t go wrong with Quorn Sausages. You seriously can’t.

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Cheese from heaven.  It just couldn’t get any better.

 

Here’s a breakdown of the VonShef Grill.  What I liked/disliked etc!

What we had for dinner from the grill:

  • Quorn Sausages with bread
  • Halloumi-Cherry Tomato Kebabs
  • Roasted Potatoes
  • Corn on the Cob
  • Grilled Asparagus
  • Grilled Peppers
  • Grilled Gruyere Cheese *to die for*

How to Use the Grill:

  • Pre-heat it for 20-25 mins
  • Brush oil on it lightly
  • Rub a bit of salt on the stone

What I liked about it:

  • Fun & Interactive Dinner
  • Easy to assemble
  • Healthy cooking option (minimal oil)
  • Grilled food is always yummy!

What I disliked about it:

  • You have to wait to wash up (I left it overnight, but some people say 3-4 hours is plenty)
  • Washing up by hand as opposed to a dishwasher
  • The wire for the cord is not long enough to use on the table – I got an external long adapter

TO BUY OR NOT TO BUY:  TO BUY.

Ferrero Rocher Banana Smoothie

Hi everyone!  It’s been super hot in London, I actually feel I’m near the equator – like Singapore or something!  You’d never expect London to have a real summer.  It feels weird.  I can’t exactly complain though just ’cause I am soaking the sun up!  🙂  I’ve been experimenting with drinks to combat the heat and make use of my blender. Haha!  

I’m on a Serious Summer Smoothie Mission.

I’ve got a box of Ferrero Rocher as part of a Birthday Gift from someone really special, so I’ve found ways to eat it. HAHAHA!  Not that you need ways to eat chocolate, just to be clear! 🙂  

IMG_2605Yummyyyyy.  It was really heavy though – so treat it like an in between meal.  (Yes there’s such a thing! No one said you can only have 3 meals a day!)

 

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Happy with my photography 🙂

 

Ferrero Rocher Banana Smoothie

Makes:  2 tall glasses

Ingredients:

  • 2 frozen bananas
  • Water 
  • 4-5 Ferrero Rochers
  • A bit of milk (if you want it richer)
  • Chocolate powder 

Method:

  • Blend frozen bananas with a bit of water (3 tbsp or so) and Ferrero Rochers.  
  • Add a bit of milk if you want.
  • Sprinkle Chocolate powder and some crushed chocolate for garnishing.

Enjoy! xx

Fresh Raspberry Lemonade

Hello everyone!  I was feeling nostalgic a few days ago.  Dreaming about my trip to Prague…

In Prague, I had the most amazing drink to quench my thirst on a hot, scorching day.  It was basically a fresh lemonade with a puree of raspberries in it.  So unique!  I loved the burst of flavours and we had 3 days in a row.  I’ve been missing it in London so thought I’d give it a shot.  My husband said it was exactly the same – and well – I do agree! 🙂  Get your antioxidants, vitamin C, A and E in one drink!  Not to mention, raspberries are rich in minerals too. They are a super food and thankfully super easy to eat.  So berry good!

Yummy and perfect for summer!  

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Loving it! 🙂

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B’s Fresh Raspberry Lemonade

Makes:  2 tall glasses

Ingredients:

  • 1 Lemon, freshly squeezed
  • 1/2 cup crushed raspberries
  • 1 bottle sparkling water
  • 1-2 tbsp sugar syrup (I make this fresh)

Method:

  • Mix everything in a nice glass.
  • Drink chilled

Note:  Sugar Syrup can be made by adding organic cane sugar to boiling water.  Let it dissolve, keep it in a bottle and use as needed.  I find this makes drinks dissolve sugar better.  Otherwise – when you add raw sugar to it – it tends to sit on the bottom!  

Enjoy the summer!

xx

B