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Pony/Burgers..but not 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 way 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 😉

My work girlies! and best girlfriend deanna on ze right

Thats a PEONY PLANT behind me…just so u know 😉
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 😉 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 ♥

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, such a deep flavor to them 🙂 i had it with potatoes and a few baked beans AND green beans 🙂

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 🙂

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 🙂


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

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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retail therapy

March 27, 2010

I had the other job interview..i think it personly went alot better than the last one!
please dont jinx it!!!
i really want this job it made me feel all happy inside, unfortuntly there was 18!!!!! other people for interviews..i looked at the list in secret 😉 not good aye! thankfully my graphics qualifications might help me out…pleasepleaseplease?
seeing as i will be jobless in 2 weeks and i have payments due out every month 😐   ddddaaaaanng lassy!

hate the ressesion…..

I poped in and grabbed a few items from Waitrose on my way home from lymington,

I tried a tsp of this in a mug of hot rice milk.. was scrum yum

THIS IS MY FAV CEREAL OF ALL TIME!!! the orange box i had for breakfast every day for like 2 years..then tesco stoped selling it and i was heartbroken..found it in waitrose YESS!!!!

These are a new find there was lots of diffrent flavors i thought id try these first

This was pretty rank…in my opinion

I will try these soon!..not helping with the cleaning out the freezer

I lovee this spread, i used to have it all the time on crumpets its such a taaang to it, please i recomend anyone buy it!

AMAZING WITH PEANUT BUTTER LIKE OMGGGG

and PEONY TEA!!…obviously i only bought this as it has my name on it… i do that alot actually…

My mum ages ago got me a peony plate 🙂

i got a biggg bunch of peonies last year for my 18th 🙂 (old pic)

(excuse the fact i look like a tramp with my hair up and in work uniform..working with pastries makes me look bad at the end of the day 😉 )

I feel very fortunate for my name, i like how people are like…huh..everyone says it diffrently too

peaa-o-wne-yy or p-owwnaaaaee but alot of people tend to call me pee, peeballz, peewee or onie

😀

I bought a dress for my birthday this year (29th april ;D ) and thought id get a shot of it, it was £35 from Goldstone..love that shop





this is a dodgy craptastic shot of me but it shows the dress better..

I’m thinking about hosting a GIVE AWAY in honor of my birthdayy, people intrested in one? what sorta stuff do u wana win?

My best friend Dan came over today and we got a few snaaapsss

We have been best friends for nearly 7 years, how long have you known your best friend for?




vegan hot chocolate!… face book addicts 😉



and what did youu get up to today…

i left jason a facebook messege last night, please..send me alottt of luck my way…..i dont want it to end :/

xxxxx

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burgers and pickles

March 14, 2010

oh yesss im a typical teenager!

Tofu Frankfurters are my babiesss….pre vegan when i spent alot of time in Austria, austrian german breakfasts are amazing!

So i was very happy when i came across these taifun organic tofu wiener frankfurter sausages .. woooow try saying that drunk!

I’m not going to lie..this recipe making thing didnt happen this week! its been MANIC at work and with temp job hunting that i just havnt had time!

I did however have time to buy some quicky things to try out from a health food shoppy!

vegan burgersss and vegan chikin burgers

….just add a ton more vegan mayo and ketchup on these, spinach pasta! is amazing

thats brown wholegrain pasta with roasted cherry tomatos, tamari sauce and herbs in this one!

do you like eating meat style things or does it feel abit wierd (if your veggie/vegan)?

To be honest i had to go check the packaging because it tasted TOO much like chicken burgers do.. the first few mouthfuls was like omgg i miss chicken and then it was like omg omg am i actually eating chicken????? oh wait no

hehehe

I went to the navy recruitment centre today and i’m booked in to a presentation (due to a cancelation) on the 1st april!
Its then going to be around 3 months untill fitness tests and then maybe a further 2 years! but as my mum says its
“two years of preperation not two years of waiting”

gnocchi/ tomato sauce/ tamari sauced tofu/ green beans and salad! its been a while since i had plain oolddd tofu 🙂

NOT FORGETTING gurkins!!!

the last of the gnocchi bayyybaaayyy!  its a tescos pre made one egg free! the fresh version on sale has egg in it though

vegetable sushi and some sort of tofu shelled stuffed rice thang pack from waitrose

I really want to say i like seaweed.. but i dont think i do :S its just… makes me feel abit queezy an hour or so after!

Spring is a commmmingg…i know its cloudy in lyndhurst (i work here) but at least its not raining! its a start ok!!

do u like sushi? or seaweed for that matter?

xxx night night

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Free Tea…

March 6, 2010

Living in the united kingdom makes you automaticaly a tea drinker i think! and I ♥ new flavors of tea!

and i ♥ it even more when i get free tea samples in the post 😉

Twinings to be exact

IF YOU LIVE IN THE UK CLICK here TO GET YOUR FREE SAMPLES!

I’m not going to lie to you.. i didnt like them! they were too hmmm..sweet i think for me, they smelt gorgeous though!

For my course at college we had to design and make chinese tea ceromony pots and cups

HAHAH ok my lighting for these pictures suck but i couldnt be bothered to wait till morning!

My grandad brought these back from japan in the navy! there very old but still so beautiful 🙂

I decided to wim it and not use a recipe and in the end created…..

Tofu and kidney bean blobs!!

I put in the blender half a block of tofu (SHOULD HAVE USED A WHOLE ONE), mixed herbs and a large can of kidney beans
It was realy runny and didnt form patties at all.. i will stick to form mashing next time as i dont have a food prosessor
I plopped the mixture into little dollops of …err mixture and shoved them in the oven!

when i pulled them out they looked like burgers! so i had to re think my plans..

i went with udon noodles topped with tinned plum tomatoes and mixed herbs…. LOVEE IT

The flavors went all together great

and lots of leftover mini burgers to use 🙂

whats your fav flavor of tea?

I lovee green tea with orange and lotus flower and peppermint 🙂 but il experiment with any flavor!

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Cereal for me..Cereal for you?

March 5, 2010

 HEY YOUU 😉

I’m in the process of making an art website woop woop!…tis why i havnt been around :O

I know i know.. my meals have been way boring, i decided this week i need to crack open my recipe books, but to be fairly honest i just havnt had the time up till now!

I had a realy nice evening with jason even if i had cramps! hes currently on a 3 month extream gym thingybob, his diet (cough*body*cough*) is really good anyway and hes already at the gym like 4 times a week, runs, cycles to work and surfs alot aswell as being a lifegard but i know hes searching for a bigger challege, i will be finding out what sort of crazy work outs hes doing and let you know, I personly find it intresting to find out about diffrent peoples work outs 🙂

I saw that film “leap year” on tuesday night with my friend whos back from germany for a week, we thought it was cute and lovee rom com films, there always abit obvious on the endings but sometimes its nice to have it like that

my mum thought it was funny a 23 year old corporal guy picked that film… i have great friends 😀 haha

I dont know if you already know this (depending if you read my old blog…) but the REAL alice in wonderland who the book was based on is burried in lyndhurst, hampshire u.k and i walk past her grave every day to get to work 🙂

this obvioulsy inspires me to see the new film coming out on the 5th!…. cant wait 🙂

Totally had this for lunch..

hah dont worry i didnt eat a tub of soy butter… but they do make handy salad bowls for work!

Ok i have tummy pain with this whole gluten thaaang going on, but i meen massive ajustment right for my body?
i could be kidding myself but im going to give it a week, atm its soo painful but im in alot of pain eather way so i will try stick it out!
I do think that it keeps me full for hours though!.. ive been having like some sort of shreddies with fruit and rice milk for breakfast and seriously still full at 12!! that never happens… my usual gluten free cereals dont hold me over at all!

talking about gluten free cereals, ive done another mini selection of my favs!
okok these arnt all gluten free but i have tried them all recently…

Obviously this isnt the only cereals ive tried recently.. i cant find pictures of everything 🙂

I am a big kid though and love how the (vegan) choco stars make my rice milk all chocolatly…well and added nutmeg and cinnamon!

WHATS YOUR FAV CEREAL? do u find gluten free cereals dont fill u up as much? are you a toast or cereal person? or no breakfast at all? haha questions questions…

….just because.. i heart my food cupboard its seperate from my families.. even though its now sporting alot of gluten..

Before christmas there was an offer on soya products to collect the code numbers, when u had collected so so amount you could pick from diffrent prizes
Things like, seeds,yoga mats, cereal bowls, gym passes e.c.t, for me i decided to get a free yearly suscription to “delicious” magazine!

there is soo much in these mags and i just got my next monthly issue 🙂

I will deffently be trying some of these recipes this week! stay tuned 😉

Whats your plans for the weekend? I’m hopfully off to the otter and owl conservation park with my family tomorrow, my friend whos back from germany went today after coming in to my work for some lunch before hand and i was gutted i didnt get to go! but theres lots of places we will tackle when hes back at easter….

oooo easter eggs…..mmmm

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Hello Gluten

February 27, 2010

(sorry about the blackberry pics. my camras 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 🙂

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 🙂 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 🙂 it has loads and really good prices, this was a 40×30 inch for £11.99!!! 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 🙂 i hear that they make salad cream too? id actually do anything to find that…

 (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 mushrooms  😀 was a winnnn

the gluten question!!

yes.. i am going to try it again,  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 🙂 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 🙂 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 😉

happy birthday nanny 🙂 she looooves her poodles

cyaass xxx

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milk the changes

February 22, 2010

Herbal remedies? do you take/ beleive in them?

I’m a big beleiver in diffrent ways to help the body without using drugs all the time, not going to lie..if i have a headache i’m going to reach for the ibiprofen..

For my ibs (which controls my whole life) i had acupuncture for a year

Can’t really remember if it helped… i was eating gluten at the time so my stomach was killing me either way ha:D

but anywayss… for the last 2 months i wake up pretty much every two hours through out the night, even though i get up at 6 every morning, dont have any caffinated anythings and lead a very active lifestyle.. i just dont get it!

I received this free sample of Asphalia “for natural sleep”
they do other ones as well including “for natural radiance,pet care, protection and weight control”

It actually has wheat in it….so it might cure my sleep but cause me a belly ache too… cant win both i guess 😛


I have just started to take “korean ginseng” tablets “energy for an active lifestyle” fingers crossed ayee!

Work was soo dead today, i think probibily because all the school kids were off back home after the half term holidays! i got out at 3:45 which wasnt bad, on my way home i got my new passport pictures done as i totally Just found out it runs out IN JUNE not good for my traveling plans!!

Check out the diffrence 2 years make!! …DOES ANY PASSPORT PICTRES EVER COME OUT NICE?!?! ..nahh

(feb 2010)

(may 2008)

I thought i would give my top dairy free milks in this post!

This is just my personal tastes, i dont like milk that tastes too thick or too watery, which i found some rice milks to be like or the soya light was not great…soya original was probibly high on my list as the organic (with added apple juice was errrrrggg)

I made the switch from soya to rice just to see how it makes me feel.. i quite like it…well..i mix inALOT of nutmeg and cinnamon into my cereal, nutmeg is my only love though 🙂

I tried a new milk just coming available though, kara dairy free coconut water milk thangg (the site here)

Ofcourse… i may be a tad alergic to coconut (what the **** am i not alergic too?!?!) so the milk actually hurt abit but it was worth trying… it may have been amazing 🙂 i think it would be good in cakes…or curries

do u like real milk or milk subs? which do u use?

cyaaaaa xxx