Posts Tagged ‘Healthy’

Jambalaya Recipe

jambalaya recipeWhen Roo Boy is away I really like to play with my food but sometimes (don’t tell him I said so!) I actually miss him being around, so I made this Jambalaya recipe that reminds me of him. Ahhhhhh! It’s not because he likes this recipe – there’s too much onion in it and he couldn’t cope with that it’s actually because it reminds me of our third date at Chiquitos and we both saw jambolaya on the menu and simultaneously burst into song and I think that pretty much sealed the deal in my eyes, I realised he was me just with boy bits 😛

So here is the jambalaya recipe that makes me feel warm and fuzzy on the inside, a little bit sweaty on the top lip and even had vegetarians saying “that smells delicious! What it is?!” and then looking like they’d committed the ultimate sin when they realised it had lots of meat in it!

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Healthy Falafel Recipe

Healthy falafel recipeI always admit that I’m not completely paleo, I think there are so many shades of paleo and it’s a combination of eating raw and healthy and sometimes that means not cutting out certain ingredients, so check out this yummy healthy falafel recipe using chickpeas and red rice!

Falafel is a Middle Eastern food and is made of chickpeas. The brilliance is that you can add whatever spices and herbs you like to your chickpeas to make your falafel taste divine!

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My Vitamins Total Acai Berry

My Vitamins Total Acai BerryI am the first to admit that I don’t really like fruit and berries but it’s mainly because of their texture, I fully appreciate the benefits that these foods can bring to your health so I have to take supplements to receive the nutrients that I otherwise wouldn’t get from other foods; My Vitamins Total Acai Berry supplements are helping me to do just that! As a teenager I didn’t really suffer from acne but as my hormones changed in my early twenties and again as I turned 30 I have suffered with adult acne 🙁 My diet is healthier than it has ever been but there are still a few things missing from it such as fruits and berries, so the My Vitamins Total Acai Berry supplements are providing me with some key antioxidants that help to improve skin health and also improves the immune system. Read on to hear all about the benefits of My Vitamins Total Acai Berry supplements and how they can help with weight loss and improve the skin …….

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My Vitamins Carb Blocker

My Vitamins Total Carb BlockerA life without carbs is not a life worth living and they are essential to a well balanced diet and are a source of energy for exercisers, but they also have their flaws in that you can risk storing carbs as fat rather than using it as energy and that’s where these handy My Vitamin Carb Blockers come in to play!

I’ve started using the My Vitamins Total Carb Blockers as part of my regime.

Quite simply the benefits of the Carb Blockers is that they are made up of white kidney bean extract. White kidney extract quite simply prevents the breakdown of carbs into glucose i.e. it turns less into fat. So this will help aid anyone looking to lose weight where a high carb diet is consumed. And it also helps to maintain lean muscle mass. Read more to see how to use them and the benefits they can have………

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My Vitamins Complete Sleep

My Vitamins complete sleepGetting enough sleep is absolutely paramount when it comes to making exercise and weight loss a success and as someone who struggles with getting the right amount of beauty sleep I decided to try out My Vitamins Complete Sleep.

Sleep is really important as it enables your body to rest and repair itself. Without getting the right amount of sleep you may find that your weight loss plateaus and you quite simply don’t have the energy to exercise. My Vitamins Complete Sleep will help provide the nutrients that you may not get from your diet to help you to get a good nights rest and be ready to face the day ahead of you! As daft as it sounds after only taking them for a couple of days I have really noticed a big difference and I am looking forward to seeing what other benefits it brings my way! Read on to find out more……

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How To Make A Smoothie

I had a wee think before posting this one because smoothies are definitely not as healthy as people think they are! They are healthy if made properly and it’s really important to think of a smoothie as a meal because it will contain as many calories (if not more) than your average snack or lunch. When smoothies are unhealthy it’s because people see it as a beverage rather than a meal replacement. So if you are going to use this “Build A Smoothie Guide” that is my disclaimer! You’ve been warned; now enjoy!

How To Build The Perfect Smoothie

Love Roo xx

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How To Make Your Hair Grow

thick volume hair

short hairLast month I wrote about my hair dilemma and I know you’ve all be waiting with baited breath to see how I am getting on in this difficult times! OK so I may be being a tad dramatic but your hair is the crown that you never take off so you need to try and make it as glorious and fantastic as possible! the photo on the left shows my hair after being blow dried today, the photo on the left shows my hair after being blow dried 1 month ago. There is obviously very little difference in the length, but it’s easy to see the difference in volume and texture!

So last month’s test was using the Aveda Smooth Infusion Naturally Straight , which felt and smelt lovely! This month I have upped my game! Here’s what I’ve been doing and I think I’ve finally hit on my solution and don’t plan on changing my routine for the foreseeable future. Why not give some of these tips a go yourself:  (more…)

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Cacao & Agave Chia Pod

cacao agave chia pod

 

I’ve been at it again! I’ve made another flavour chia pod to add to my list! Can’t wait to keep adding some more! This one is by far my favourite!

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp agave nectar
  • 1 tsp cacao powder

Method:

  • Mix all ingredients together in a small kilner jar or ramekin dish
  • Make sure the cacao powder is really well blended, you may have to make a small folding action to get this to mix in well.
  • Pop in the fridge for the seeds to swell and for the mixture to chill overnight.

I’m going to keep adding recipes for these Chia pods, if anyone has any ingredient requests that they want me to experiment with add them in the comments and I will try and make something to tantalise your tastebuds 🙂

Love Roo xx

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Sausage Crust Sweet Potato & Spinach Quiche

paleo sausage crust quiche

I am a HUGE meat eater! I genuinely couldn’t live without it! To curb my meaty cravings I love making this sweet potato quiche with a sausage crust instead of a pastry one

 

 

 

Ingredients:

  • 500g Sausage meat
  • Medium sweet potato cubed
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • handful of spinach
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp mixed herbs
  • 1/4 tsp oregano

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 180C
  2. Get a pie dish and press the sausage meat into the base and up the sides to form your crust, really squish it into place. I used the back of a spoon to really get it against the sides
  3. Cook the sausage meat for 20 minutes
  4. Then in a pan, cook your onions and sweet potato
  5. Once the potatoes start to become tender should be about 5 – 7 minutes add our spinach and cover the pan to let the steam wilt the spinach
  6. After a couple of minutes remove from the heat and add in the herbs.
  7. Once the mixture has cooled a bit then add the eggs and stir.
  8. Once your sausage meat has reached the 20 minute mark, remove from the oven and add in the sweet potato eggy mixture and cook for a further 30 minutes.

I love my quiche hot so I ate it straight from the oven 🙂

Love Roo xx

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