Wednesday, 17 September 2014

In The Kitchen 9...


GRANOLA

I haven't done a food post in awhile, but hopefully I will be doing more of them as I have some recipes in mind. As I am adopting a healthier lifestyle and going back to uni soon, I am looking for inspiration for quick and healthy snacks and meals. I'll also be able to save money in the process. Believe me, you do not want to know how much I spend on food and coffee in a week!

I used...



3 1/2 Cups of Porridge Oats/ Rolled Oats 
(I believe that there are the same thing here in the UK.)

1/2 a Cup of Honey

1 Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract

Mixed Dried Fruit and Nuts and Sliced Almonds
(I didn't measure how much I used, you can add as much as you want. I used the Tropical Mix from Tesco which contained Coconut Flakes, Papaya, Bananas and raisins.)

1 Cup of Butter
(Personally, I think a low salt/ light butter is better and healthier.)

To start off, I put all the dry ingredients, (the oats, dried fruits and nuts), into a bowl. I melted the butter along with the honey and vanilla extract on the gas for about 2 minutes; I put the gas on high to speed up the process. Once the butter had melted, I poured it into the dry ingredients and simply mixed them together.






After mixing all the ingredients together, I transferred it into a lined roasting pan, and used the spatula to create an even layer. I put it in the oven till it had "browned" well, roughly around 10 -15 minutes at a gas mark of 180 C, (356 F).  

Before...



After!



Once it has cooled down, store the Granola in an air tight container to keep it fresh. 

You can eat it with milk, yogurt or just by itself. I paired mine with the some vanilla fat free yogurt.






Why buy something you can make eh?

Take care!



Thursday, 11 September 2014

NYFW SPRING 2015 Favourites...


New York Fashion Week has come and gone. After seeing the runway looks, I'm looking forward to what the next season already. However, I am looking even more forward to autumn, whenever it starts. The weather has just been so confusing lately.

Below are my favourites from the Spring 2015 season. 







Watch out for posts on London Fashion Week SS '15!






Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Wish List Wednesday: Birthday Edition...


So its that time of the year again! I will be turning a year older! Seriously, the past year has gone so fast, and so much has happened, and I'm so grateful for everything. 

Look out for a post, which will be an update of my birthday"bucket list". Mind you, I am not really looking forward to writing that post, as I haven't done everything on there. But, thinking about it now, I have done other things during the course of the year that I am happy about.

Without further ado, I present you my birthday wish list. Family and friends take note!




1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6




7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12


Take care!