21 and counting..

It’s been a while world, and for that I can only apologise. The new year bought new challenges for me, and I had a ridiculous amount of work to do – finding internship opportunities and all sorts. 

I’ve made a few recipes along the way…

  

HOME BAKED ONION BHAJI = dream come true 😍

   TURKEY STACK OF DREAMS 😘

  

LOW FAT COTTAGE PIE?! 😧😍

Anyhow, the recipes will follow in the coming months – I have exams to study for!

But let’s not forget I turned 21 recently. 

  

And how did I celebrate? 

Well, with food. 

  

Loch fyne SEAFOOD GRILL

 
Loch fyne SQUID TEMPURA WITH CHILLI JAM

  

And, following loch fyne, a family wagamama. 

  

But let’s not forget Gordon Ramsey’s beef Wellington. 

Well wasn’t that the most delicious birthday I’ve ever had. 

  

And don’t forgot the cake! (Or soufflé in this case)! 

Henrietta x

Celebratory meals 

The other day was an anniversary for myself and my other half, and as such we went out for dinner. 

Oh lord, not these struggles again. For some of you who may have read my earlier post, ‘the horror of eating out’, you might understand the levels of anxiety I was then feeling. 

But why should I feel like that when I’m celebrating something?  Surely you can still indulge in a celebratory meal that is healthy? 

Well, you can. Just do it. My secret is to find the menu online of wherever you’re planning on eating and choose your dish in advance after looking up the nutritional information of the dish. You can find the nutritional information for a restaurant’s dishes online easily. So now I didn’t have to feel guilty indulging in anything. I had a steak and rocket salad, with a side of baby potatoes because I will never live carb-free.

I even had a cheeky sharer starter with my other half. 

(And that was smothered in cheese!)

It just goes to show you don’t have to struggle with the menu there and then, with a bit of preparation you can feel good about what you’re eating.

Henrietta x