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!


 So vibrant and beautiful


The layered grill.. Such an awesome feature!


Loved the Kebabs!


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


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


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!)



Happy with my photography 🙂


Ferrero Rocher Banana Smoothie

Makes:  2 tall glasses


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


  • 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!  



Loving it! 🙂


B’s Fresh Raspberry Lemonade

Makes:  2 tall glasses


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


  • 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!