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Curried bunny-Chow

I’m so exited to share this recipe with you. When I was living in South Africa I wasn’t really a fan of rice dishes so this recipe was perfect for me. Instead of rice you have bread as a carb base.

This curry dish can be made with either chicken, beef or lamb. This particular one was lamb and personally I prefer lamb curry because the meat isn’t as dry as the chicken or beef. Its a basic curry recipe but instead of the rice you’ll use bread. The bread is cut into 4 equal sized squares, then cut out the soft bread on the inside and save it for later. This is a must try recipe and its super delicious.

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Bunny Chow ( Serves 4)

INGREDIENTS
  • 1kg lamb pieces
  • Little oil to cover base of pot
  • 2 large cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 6 green cardamoms
  • 4 cloves
  • A sprig of curry leaves
  • 1 tsp crushed green chillies
  • 1 large onion, finely diced
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • 2 tbs crushed ginger and garlic mix
  •  3 level tsp medium chilli powder
  • 2 tsp dhania-jeeru powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tbs vinegar (your choice on type) I normally use white vinegar
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 2 tomatoes, blended
  • 5 small to medium potatoes, quartered
  • chopped fresh coriander
  • salt to taste

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Heat the oil in a pan. Add the cinnamon, fennel, bay leafs, cardamoms curry leaves and cloves. Then add the chillies, onions, turmeric, ginger and crushed garlic, Braise the mixture for about 4-5 minutes.

Then add the chilli powder, dhania-jeeru and garam masala. Add the vinigar and sugar and mix the mixture well. Then add the meat and stir until all the meat is covered with the spices. Braise the meat until a little browned. Then add the potatoes.

Cut a loaf of bread into 4 equal parts. Cut out the centre of the bread square to form a bread ‘bowl’

Cook on a medium heat until the potatoes are almost fully cooked. Remember to check the mixture often and add water so that it doesn’t burn out.When potatoes are about 3/4 cooked  add the tomatoes . Once the potatoes are cooked you can add the coriander. Add salt to taste. Scoop the mixture into the bread ‘bowl’ and enjoy.

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50 Shades food ideas for Valentines Day

If you’ve decided to go for the 50 shades theme for Valentines day instead of the Vampire or Witch themes for Valentines day then this is for you.

Since you’re more likely to spend your day under the covers you wouldn’t need a big feast to keep you busy, therefore I have chosen a simple blueberry muffin for breakfast. According to E.L James, Christian Grey wanted Anastasia Steele to eat healthy food so for the dinner I have also chosen a homemade chicken salad and no-bake Cheesecake with fresh ingredients for dessert.

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Blue Berry Muffins. 

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My mother in law recently made these muffins and they were wonderfully soft. She absolutely loves eating them with cream and jam and I thought that that would be a great breakfast option. Who doesn’t like blueberry muffins?

These blueberry muffins are box muffins, so you can just use the instructions on the box, add some fresh blueberries if you like and garnish with whipped cream and strawberry or blueberry jam.

Chicken salad

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INGREDIENTS

  • Fresh Chicken Salad ( serves 2)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 chicken Breasts
  • 1 large tomato
  • 4 leaves of lettuce
  • 1/2 sweet red or yellow pepper
  • Cheddar cheese cubes (optional)
  • Croutons (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Honey and mustard dressing

First fry the chicken breast in the olive oil.Then chop all the vegetables and tear the lettuce into pieces by using your hands. You can add cheddar cheese cubes an croutons if you like. Mix in the honey and mustard sauce and salt and pepper and its ready to serve.

No-bake Cheesecake

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This no-bake cheesecake is one of my favourite recipe’s it is so easy to make and it doesn’t take long at all. It is a light desert with a lovely cheese flavour.

Have a happy Valentines day tomorrow and I hope you all get spoiled!!

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Girl on a train- Review

Girl on a train is a psychological thriller adapted from a novel by the same name written by Paula Hawkins. On my way back from South Africa my husband watched this on the plane and told me to watch it too. He’s usually not into drama type movies but he said that it was good and that I would like it, so that’s what I did then.

I have to admit that I really liked the movie and the story telling manner of the movie. You are almost just as clueless about the events as the main protagonist.

This review might contain some spoilers

The story is about a woman (Rachel) who rides the train to and from work everyday. She sits in the same cart everyday. She started to notice a woman( Megan) on her porch who looked very happy.The-Girl-On-The-Train-First-Look-haley-bennett.jpg Megan was married and looked content in her little life. Rachel on the other hand is an alcoholic who is trying to recover from her own failed marriage. Her husband Tom, left her for another woman called Anna. One day Rachel sees Megan on her porch with another man, not her husband, and this infuriates Rachel. She feels that the Megan is throwing away her perfect life and some of her own emotions from her own failed life  comes to the fore. Rachel in a drunken rage decides to go to Megan and bash her head in because of her stupidity to throw away her life. On her way home Rachel sees Megan in the street and runs after her screaming that she is a whore and Rachel blacks out. She does however wake up in her own home covered in blood leading us to believe that she killed Megan. Especially after Megan is reported as missing on the news. Since it is a first person narrative, we don’t know if she’s guilty or not until the very end.

During some scenes of the movie you really think she is guilty, since she can’t remember what happened during her blackout she herself is unsure whether or not she killed Megan. She even goes as far to befriend Megan’s husband claiming to be one of Megan’s best friends.

A story of deceit, lies and uncertainty, The Girl On The Train is a must see if you like psychological thriller.

If you’ve seen this movie or read the book, leave me a comment and tell me what you thought of it 😀

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Healthy Breakfast Muffins

Hi Everyone. Since I went to South Africa for a holiday I’ve been eating non-stop. I gained about 8 pounds and now that I’m back home in Korea I have to get back to eating normally and making some changes in my sugar intake so you can expect a few more healthier meals from me in the next few weeks 😀

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Bran muffins are an excellent meal for breakfast, lunch or even just for a snack, they are wholesomely delicious and juicy. I use a basic packet of Bran Muffin mix and make it as specified and then comes the special ingredients…. add a cup of raisins and 1 grated apple. This gives the muffins a fruity taste and moist consistency. You could even go further by adding a grated carrot to give it more of a carrot cake feel.

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1 BOX/Packet bran muffin mix- around 250 grams (usually you should add eggs or oil and water or milk, just check the specifications for the muffin mix)
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 grated apple
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon ( Optional)
  • 1 grated carrot (optional)

Mix the muffin mix as indicated on the packet. Add the raisins, grated apple, carrot and cinnamon. Scoop mixture into lightly greased muffin pans and bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

 

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50 Shades gift ideas

Hi everyone. Today we’ll continue our 50 Shades of Grey theme. We’re going to try and keep the post clean and classy even though 50 shades is all about BDSM. The aim is to express your sexuality without being trashy… right?

Using subtle jewellery and accessories are a great way to express ourselves, especially with cute little bondage rings and bracelets. If you’re not into jewellery you could always opt for book holders or even wine glass rings for your next party or dinner.

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1.Magnificent necklace from my collection inspired by the trilogy Fifty shades of Grey

2. Fifty shades of Grey mask ankle bracelet whit dark gray rhinestone and smoke gray crystal

3. Fifty shades set of 6 rings identifier for wine glasses

4. Fifty shades of Grey Jewelry whit gray rhinestone mask necklace and strass

5. 50 Shades of Grey, Bondage Ring, Corset Ring, Sterling SilverRing, Bdsm Jewelry

Soaps or beard oils are also a great gift ideas for guys.

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Soap available from SweetnCharmingSoaps

Beard oil available from TwaBurdsSoaps

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