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Pony/Burgers..but notย together!

May 27, 2010

sorry i havnt been here! ive been outside (thats a lie, ive been working inside) having fun being anoyed at work as some people arnt pulling their wayย in a beautiful weekend, and eating alot of FIG ROLLS AND KIMBERLY BISCUITS …my sister was named after the popular irish biscuits btw..seing as were irish haha

atleast i got to spend time with the people that matter!

thonggg alert there dee ๐Ÿ˜‰

My work girlies! and best girlfriend deanna on ze right

Thats a PEONY PLANT behind me…just so u know ๐Ÿ˜‰
Art.In.Stages

this is the first canvas or painting i have done since Jason…to be honest its still effects me (never did hear back from him!)

and when im down i just dont want to draw u know? i only ever draw when i have romantic situations and so now i actually want to paint again!

makes me VERY HAPPY

i paint in a weird way, just adding bits to it randomly.

Metal weighted handle skipping rope!!
my new order from amazon ๐Ÿ˜‰ will try it out

Some times my lunches look like subways :p…the good thing (?) about working in a bakery is the free baghettes u get to take home

..mmm vegan mayo and pickles โ™ฅ

Like i was saying about summer though, its nice to try new cool things, and in budgens after work (its like a supermarket chain) i picked up this

I have honestly never tried couscous before, mainly because ive been gluten free for years so i thought id buy it!

I added it on my baby plate (bought from the disney shop ;D) with a vegan chik’n burger and salad (ketchup AND vegan mayo) as for a dinner i knew that alone would not fill me up

while poking around in tescos i descovered this little gem, its a spicy bean burger,ย such a deep flavor to them ๐Ÿ™‚ i had it with potatoes and a few baked beans AND green beans ๐Ÿ™‚

See a burger type thaaang going on here? haha BBQ season is on the brain!!

Corn pasta (gluten free)

Haha look at my sister peering in through the window!
This time of year all i want are salads, new potatoes and bread!!

totally picnic table weather ๐Ÿ™‚

We spent some of saturday just lazing around with the ponies and horses so i took a couple pictures

Banner, my mums riding horse, he was born to two new forest ponies, yet he is far too big to be a pony,must be a throw back in generations ๐Ÿ™‚


this is sunny (thats her stable name) we have had her since she was born, her mother diedย  so my mum fed her from a bucket, shes the same age as me to the week!! shes my riding pony ๐Ÿ™‚

i didnt get pictures of our other horses though :S woops

aswell as some fake running pictures with the sis…just because u kno?

On friday next week i have my psychometric testing for the navy, im really struggling with the maths side of things, i pretty much think im going to fail, if i fail its a year before i can re try, i really cant bare being in the bakery for another year, i need to move on with my life, if i fail…wait !! ok lets be possitive here, get off wordpress peony and get revising, its your life and you need to go into that exam thinking..hey u know what…

I CAN DO THIS!

how do YOU revise for exams?
xxx

“IF YOU WANT TO CREATE SOMETHING, YOU MUST BE SOMETHING……

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Falling off the vegan wagon…and more birthdays!

May 13, 2010

I’m not going to lie….i’ve been putting this post off but the contence is getting longer and longer and i feel i have to post it or start again…I’m going to post it

My friend Milee had her birthday on sunday and so saturday lunch time we all headed to the “PILGRIM HOUSE” chinese resturant in ocean village, which by the way is neer southampton, if theres any britts out there.

(It was buffet style so there was a few dishes in the middle that a massive round table had to shair so it was what was on the menu milee’s mum had booked)

I found out about it in the morning and i did freak a little bit…
Omgg what vegan stuff can i eat??its buffet style so its what the table has that goes…omg shall i cancel?”

Noooop..didnt cancel…i may or may not have ENJOYED SWEET AND SOUR CHICKEN, SOME SORT OF PRAWN FRIED THING…ALOT OF OTHER FRIED CHICKEN!!!…EGG FRIED RICE..WHITE NOODLES……

okok…i know im vegan, i have been for many years, i havnt ate meat for a long long longgg time and i thought i would be repulsed at myself, i tried duck..didnt like it…but i LIKED the chicken, i have no intention on eating it again but you kno what..i have NO IBS PAINS that day at all..first day in months, i stoped when i was full. we had a tiny little bowl which we put the things in, and so i ate not too much but i felt FREE.. I havnt felt free in a long time.

(Im a vegan because that tital best fits what my dietry needs are, i dont particularly like meat, never have the texture throws me off and thats the only reason, next to my rare S-C-R iritible bowel syndrome)

๐Ÿ˜ฆ please dont judge me, because im not judging me..im living, and living the first normal meal out when people had no idea of my past and feeling..well…normal?
To be honest ive been thinking off meat for a long time, probibily why ive been eating so much meat substututions recently?
Its really gotten it out of my system!…im still the girl that grew up on a dairy farm ๐Ÿ™‚

onto some VEGAN eats now though..LOL

And in the name of VEGAN CHOCOLATE CAKE…for milees birthday ๐Ÿ™‚

You defo couldnt tell the diffrence!

pubbing it

Me and my best friend dan ๐Ÿ™‚

I tried out my new toastie maker i got for my birthday ๐Ÿ™‚ loved itt

Next time im going to post a few pages of the scrap book my best girl friend deanna made for me ๐Ÿ™‚ it made me have happy tears!

Scrambled tofu, vegan fak’in bak’on

The vegan bacon (that i froze from buying in brighton) worked pretty good in a sandwich with branston pickle and salad too!

Spinach pasta, vegetable fingers with balsamic vinigar, quick and tasty after a long work day.

This is another thing i thought to de frost (its laughable how much food we have in our freezer..need to crack down on it!

Gnocchi in tomato pureed sauce i made, steamed brock and cauli and a vegan tofu spring roll..yummy yummy in my tummy

Have i sent u all to sleep yet?…..umm….heeeellllllooooo?!?!….i think so ๐Ÿ˜‰

Now im off back to bed, have a horrid head cold and been off work with a box of tissues ๐Ÿ˜€

love love xx

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Foods from around the world

March 20, 2010

Good morning!

Sorry i havnt been around, job hunting is really taking it out of me, job interview on tuesday though!

I was going to post abit about mine and jason run on thursday but it didnt end up happening..i dont know why? hmm..

and unfortuntly its been raining soo much that me and Calan couldnt go for our bike ride and picnic..

STOP WITH THE RAIN! .. i meen i know its England and it rains ALLL THE TIME

but give us a break yea? ;D TEEHEE

Thought i would start this post off with some art!

Remeber that canvas i started a couple weeks ago? well i finally hung it and forgot to show u ๐Ÿ˜€ so here u are!

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INDIA


I tried a mixture of saag paneer and sagg aloo, sagg paneer is normaly spinach curry with cheese but commonly changed to tofu, and sagg aloo is spinach curry with potatoes

I used tofu and potatoes



Easy recipe, you can add garlic and spices to the pan first but i didnt

Cumin and coriander in a pan with the potatoes, i added the thawed out frozen spinach in with Half tsp of garam masala
simmer for 10 mins
add the baked tofu slices or chunks and simmer for 5 more mins
then enjoy!

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I re-made BANANA BREAD by replacing the white flour with wholewheat and one tbsp less of oil (2) and half the sugar (ran out)ย iย added saltanas and raisins too!ย it was abit dry to be honest so i put some lemon and lime jam on it ! it was more bready than anything!, soft and yummy though!
pre baking***

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I finally got my mesuring cup and spoon set! its so hard trying to make american recipes when i have no cups haha…well ive been using normal cups but id prefer to get it right ๐Ÿ™‚ ยฃ2.40 on amazon!!

BRAZIL

I LOVED โ™ฅ โ™ฅ this!!

I mixed kidney beans, celery, couple chopped cherry tomatoes, spinach and a couple blobs of gluten free brown sauce
this i put in a saucepan with a little water and let it bubble away untill the mixture reduced and the celery was soft
I paired this with brown rice and broccoli…also a small strawberry salad with balsamic
I love making recipes! the brown sauce realy made it TAAANGGY

Inย another version i added pinapple chunks and subbed the spinach but that was more caribbean:)

I’m going to be trying diffrent recipes from around the world in my coming posts ๐Ÿ™‚

On the 6th Apirl Alisdair, my mum and my sister…and obviously me are off to LONGLEAT for any of you none uk bloggers its a massssive safari park, realy well made for the animals and other attractions (click the link)

My mother works in Africa, thika alot and so it probs wont be the same for her…

cant wait though ๐Ÿ™‚
Me and ali are going to try get an amazing picture from it to go in my new frame i bought (yes im obsessed with the sea)

what cool things are YOU doing soon?

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IBS trials…

March 9, 2010

ASK ME ANYTHING BY CLICKING ON heree!

you can be anon i dont mind ๐Ÿ™‚

Ive been asked to take part in an IBS trial for 10 weeks to see if it improves my ..err ibs?

Ive got an appointment for 9:45 on tuesday at the hospital to discuss the trial, he said theres no point going private because there is no proven cure for IBS as of yet!

the trial is alot of pro biotics and so im not really keen on being part of it! reason being is because IM A VEGAN and my tummy reacts to dairy so err.. how is yoghurt drinks going to help me?!?! .. its worth going for the chat though!

I made …..

VEGAN BANANA BREAD

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I used This recipe, I get them come up on myย blackberry so i can make it without having to write it down, its so simplee ๐Ÿ˜‰
I love how i made it and then after i had finished and cleaned away dinner it was ready! my little sister has a PHOBIA of bananas so liturly screamed when she smelt it hahaha

WHAT ARE YOUR PHOBIAS?
I had the end slice with abit of rasberry jam on, it was soo good! make the recipe!

Whilst bakingggg……

Vegan sausage hot pot

I had an intresting dinner last night, I started off with my fav! gnocchi, tofu weiner, chopped tomatoes
I boiled both the sausage and the gnocchi for 10 mins untill they came to the top

after placing the gnocchi on the bottom of my oven dish i chopped my tofu sausage into slices and places them on top with some chopped cerery


I then poured the tomatoes ontop of this, covering it with herbs and a selection of vegetables, i used carrots, broccoli, sprouts, cauliflower (tastes amazing baked!)

Baked it for around 1/2 hour and poured out…would have been better to eat in the dish but im weird and like eating from plates!

It was lovely..if i say so myself, the tang from the sausages infused with the sauce and seeped into the gnocchi and veg… YUM

ofcourse ive been painting too ๐Ÿ™‚


I LIKE PAINTING BLUE MEN .. confession ๐Ÿ˜€ he has pig trotters for hands and bird feet, hes going to have white rabbit ears too!
This is an old one i am finishing off.. if u look properly u can see its painted over another one.. that was my gcse canvas underneeth teehee ๐Ÿ˜‰

night night xxxx

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Hello Gluten

February 27, 2010

(sorry about the blackberry pics. my camrasย are at someones house)

ITS TIPPING IT DOWN OUT SIDE

british weather ayee, when is the sun going to come out!!!

and what is there to do on your days off when its raining?

alot of reading..

that ibs book actually is quite good, its told me that bad sleeping, head aches and stress all go towards ibs… explains alot for my life!!

newspapers….

southampton ayee!

I was looking at my blog views and got really excited ๐Ÿ™‚

I wonder if most of you have blogs or are just readers? it would be awesome to find out!

giveaway?!?

Ive been thinking about putting together a (uk only sorryy) give away, what sort of things do u uk bloggies want to get?

Ive done christmas swaps for bloggers before which was realy fun ๐Ÿ™‚ so gimmi some ideas!

I decided to replace a canvas (its on my art page) of the “random girl” and “random guy” with him licking her stomach naked… i decided that these two “random people*cough*” shouldnt be on my wall anymore because it brings up weird old memories… so anyway aha i bought a new canvas to put in its place

The range ๐Ÿ™‚ it has loads and really good prices, this was a 40×30 inch for ยฃ11.99!!! barginnn

I’m trying to show how big it is by the back of my car haha

Its comming along!!

I love my gluten free pasta salads, well… i love covering them in vegan mayo!

before going vegan i got through soo much pizza and salad cream (together..) and well salad cream on anything!

so vegan mayola is like my sub ๐Ÿ™‚ i hear that they make salad cream too? id actually do anything to find that…

ย (cue road trip to londonnnn)

heyyy talking about pizza *rumbles* i bought these gluten free pizza bases from waitrose the other day!

I put quite a few diffrent things on it, why not! including half a block of herbed tofu (love)

before baking (the forks jobless its just there to show the size)

after cooking…. it was crisp and well good… mmmm pizzzzzaaaa

quite abit of vegan cheese, spinach, tomato puree, sweetcorn and mushroomsย  ๐Ÿ˜€ was a winnnn

the gluten question!!

yes.. i am going to try it again,ย  im going to try a little bit (read: gnocchi !) to see how i am, my tummy hurts alot eather way so i duno what the diffrence will be ๐Ÿ™‚ if it still gives me alot of pain than i will obviously stop it, everythings worth a try isnt it?

So after a quick trip to co-op for these vegan GLUTEN sausages i started my challenge

this is bog standard food, you can pretty much tell what else is there your not stttoooopid ๐Ÿ™‚ haha gota love my vegan mayoo

….and the waiting begins! i will lets u know how the gluten goess!!!!

oh before i leave you!

I made a mini cake for my mum and sis

It was seposed to be cupcakes but i ran out of the cases, they liked it ๐Ÿ˜‰

happy birthday nanny ๐Ÿ™‚ she looooves her poodles

cyaass xxx

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Sail away

February 12, 2010

HAPPY VALENTINES WEEKEND! โค

I painted it for Jason ๐Ÿ™‚ he surfs alot so i thought it would be perfect for him, i hope he likes it!!

THIS IS NOT FOR VALENTINES DAY…just to clear up..were totally not there yet at the moment hehe

My food hasnt been great just lately, I’m currently searching for a new job, I do enjoy my current one (catering assistant/weekend manager) but i need to start my career and im looking into some thaaaangs, il keep u posted ๐Ÿ˜‰

ok i kno this looks rank but it was the best thing everr!

  • gluten free gravy/water, tomato puree, mushrooms, peas, butter-beans!i placed them on a bed of… guess what haha potato slices, but i coated them in a thin coating of marmite. it worked soo good!I think this mushroom gravy would work well on pastaand now a close up of the gravy yummy mess

    I did indeed try the same thing, slightly less thick with brown rice pasta and added veggies. it worked better with the potatoes i think but maybe it would work well in a pasta bake?

    haha i will try not to fill the post with just the same thing slightly twinged abit haha ๐Ÿ˜€

    I am very happy with this picture ๐Ÿ™‚ so far ive been offered ยฃ85 for it, im going to hold out and see what else i can get,

    I know its not “acurate” haha said my sailing freinds..but i dont caree ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’m not that confident in painting water so thats why i’ve done so much of it lately, have to improve with practice ๐Ÿ™‚

    As i work in catering its important i have my hair tied up (uh..obviously, dont want to give mr.this cost HOW MUCH?!?! to find one swimming around in his chicken soup now do we ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) so ive been experimenting with diffrent styless…

    and today i present you with… da da da daaa**** the halo plate, this i beleive was last seen on farmer girls of the 1700’s but thankfully re introduced in the late ’60’s, god bless hair stylists ;D

    am i killing you with this post yet?!?
    becauseeeee i have some birthday cards ive made for some work people ๐Ÿ™‚ and here they are for youu

    umm this is a vals card for my best friend dan ๐Ÿ™‚ hes making me one too, everyone always thinks were a couple… even my mum haaha

    this canvas is comming sooooon, not quite done yet, my sister got me in action though ๐Ÿ˜€

    ooo oo oo i went to a dance last week ! it was kinda boring but atleast i got to wear a dress right? aha

    and last but defo not least in the taste department was this salad with brown rice, it had peas, carrots, roasted tomatoes, mushrooms, pineapple e.c.t

    basicaly it had the whole of my fridge in it was lush though!

    WHAT ARE U DOING FOR VALENTINES DAY? a relaxing day with a loved one or chilling out singles with mates?