Dinner | Healthy | Rice

Something For Dinner | Aromatic Seabass

By on May 31, 2017

Whether it’s a Sunday lunch or week night dinner – this recipe will go down a treat. It’s one of my favourite recipes made with a special marinade of West African herbs & spices served with rice and sometimes plantain. The thing I love about it is that it’s so easy to make and doesn’t take a lot of time.

All you need is:

1 whole Seabass or Tilapia, cleaned and gutted (ask you fish monger to do this for you).

4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil or peanut oil

2 spring onions, chopped

2 teaspoons of freshly chopped ginger, (alternatively use 1 teaspoon of ginger powder)

1 clove chopped of garlic (optional)

1 teaspoon of African dry pepper (alternatively chopped scotch bonnet or chilli flakes)

1 tablespoon of brown sugar or honey

1 teaspoon of African bitter leaf (optional)

2 maggie (stock) cubes or knorr chicken stock cubes (alternatively 4 tablespoons of soy sauce)

pinch of coarse black pepper

fresh parsley to garnish

500 ml water

How to cook

Combine all the ingredients (except the fish) in a bowl and mix well, then coat the fish with the marinade.

If you want to make a light sauce, dissolve stock cubes in warm water and pour over the fish. Alternatively you can skip this step and add the stock cubes or soy sauce in the marinade to marinate the fish.

Bake it in the oven for 15-20 mins, in baking paper or foil.

Take out of the oven, you can even grill the fish for a little longer.

Serve with rice.

 

 

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5 SIMPLE DELICIOUS BREAKFAST IDEAS

By on February 15, 2016

These are simple healthy and delicious recipes to help kickstart your day! Looking forward to sharing more with you. Please see below for the recipe.

  1. Avocado toast with smoked salmon – You’ll need wholemeal or gluten free bread, toasted or grilled with mashed avocado (sprinkle salt, lemon, honey (optional) and black pepper, mash well and spread the buttery mixture on the bread, grill (optional) but this tastes good and finish of with thin slices of salmon and sprinkle with chilli.
  2. Green Juice –  1 cup Kale, 1  1/2 cups Spinach, 1 pear, 1 apple, Celery Stick, 2 inch fresh Ginger and teaspoon Spirulina (mixed in)
  3. Omelette – Mushrooms, Tomato,  Tinned Mackarel, Spinach, Cubed sweet potatoes (which have been cooked for 15-20 minutes, pierce to check if it’s done,  drain and soak in cold water for a minute to stop cooking, take it our pat dry and set aside to add to the omelette. Cook potatoes first with onions then add egg mixture.
  4. Whole meal French Toast – Wholemeal bread (Rye,Sourdough, Gluten free bread) Use thick crust bread – 250ml milk, 2 eggs, pinch of Nutmeg, 1/2 Teaspoon cinnamon, Sugar (optional).  Whisk together in a bowl and submerge bread in mixture.
  5. Berry-go-round. aka berry bowl – Mixed Berries, natural Greek yogurt (vanilla yogurt is yum) drizzle with portion of museli, oats or seeds and finish of with sprinkle of cinnamon and honey. Serve with green tea.

Tools used in the video:

Juicer – Magimix, (£149) I use this Juicer that I picked up from John Lewis (here) which is great and efficient for juicing. (will have a detailed post on juicing and my mixer, it’s worth the investment).

Griddle pan – A great griddle pan is essential for grilling on the hob. I used the Ikea non-stick griddle pan, £9, but you can get something similar at Argos (here)

Tefal Non-Stick Frying pan – (here)

Glass bowl – (Here) For prepping, mixing an all round essential tool that I use a lot in my videos.

Hope you find this helpful if you do try the recipes let me know!

Kezia

Xoxo

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10 Rules for eating better to look and feel good.

By on January 19, 2016

I wrote this as a reminder in early November before we got into the full Christmas shenanigans. I knew I needed time to remember and form these habits as I wasn’t a fan of how I was feeling at the time despite my deepest efforts to switch up my diet. But my diet was perfectly fine. These steps  are allowing me to see results in the way that I look and feel. And it’s literally the little changes that can make the big difference.

If you like take it and print it for you own little reminder and if you have any of your own that you’d like to add please feel free to share it in the comment section below.

10 Golden rules for better eating

Of course all of these can’t be implemented over night (for me I’m still trying to manage rule 9 which I completely go against every now and again).  Just start off with what you can currently take control of such as chewing your food (eating with a fork helps).

Switching from table to Himalayan or sea salt. Eating more vegetables, drinking more water and having  herbal teas as opposed to caffeine laden drinks which can be highly addictive and dehydrating. I like to have green tea after every heavy meal as it helps with my digestion.

For ‘rule 7’ I found that it’s best to soak nuts, beans, and quinoa over night to soften and activate them.

For ‘in season’ produce each country varies, for the UK I use this chart from ‘eat seasonably’ to help me: http://eatseasonably.co.uk/what-to-eat-now/calendar/

For the USA a great website is: http://www.sustainabletable.org/seasonalfoodguide/

South Africa: http://www.eatout.co.za/wp-content/uploads/Seasonal-calendar-A4.jpg

I haven’t been able to include all countries but the best and easiest tip to know what is in season is to visit your local farmers market. 

#HappyEating

Xx

 

 

 

 

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Breakfast: Greek Yogurt, Berries, Grapes and Flaxseeds

By on January 18, 2016

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If there’s one simple, yet highly effective breakfast it would be this and I made it in 2 minutes, just before I sat at my desk.

This is a great breakfast (or snack) with natural sweetness from the strawberries, blackberries, and grapes. Natural fat Free Greek yogurt – which to be honest – was never a big fan of until the day I had a very weird craving for them, I love that it has a healthy dose of probiotics, which has been perfect for aiding digestion and bloating.

I finished of with a sprinkle flax seeds which have a very helpful dose of omega 3 (great for the skin), calcium and zinc. A must have in the pantry.

This delicious breakfast consists out of:

Natural fat free Greek yogurt. (2 large tablespoons).

8 Blackberries

4 Strawberries

5 Grapes

Sprinkled with 2 teaspoons of Linwood organic milled flaxseed (which can be purchased in the cereal section of the supermarket).

Alternatively porridge oats, muesli or special k oats & honey are equally delicious.

If you are however, looking for gluten free alternative then flaxseeds is for you.

If you like, feel free to drizzle some maple syrup or honey for some extra sweetness.

I served this with some green and jasmine tea!

Let me know what you think!

Most of all enjoy! X

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This Week’s Food Shop

By on January 12, 2016

Today during my lunch break I headed to Waitrose to pick up some roast chicken and salad for lunch as they do some seriously good BBQ Mesquite roast chicken.

I also took the time to pick up a few items for my weekly shop. As those of you living in the UK know, Waitrose can be a little pricey as compared to all the other supermarkets especially for bulk shopping. So I usually pick up a few items as it’s a few minutes away from work.

So for this week’s shop I picked up a few items as follows:

  1. Natural Fat Free Greek Yoghurt – I like to have this for breakfast with oats or sometimes with berries. I use it for a lot of things It’s a great probiotic perfect for aiding digestion. (Must Have)
  2. Avocados – I use this for every thing.
  3. Strawberries – Waitrose has some of the best quality Strawberries. Lookout for plump fresh strawberries nothing too light in color which means it’s flavourless.
  4. Blackberries – Soo delicious great for snacking and in smoothies. I think it’s also great for aiding digestion.
  5. Florette crispy salad – Great blend of leaves perfect for instant salad gratification and for packed lunch.
  6. Freezer bags including Pour & Store freezer bags – which will be a great addition to storing stock and soups for meal preps. (must buy)
  7. Bacon Foil roast bags great for sealing flavours and keeping chicken moist it’s also great for keeping the skin crisp.

So that’s for my biweekly shop every item mentioned can be purchased from your supermarket of choice. I will bring you this weeks meat and veg shop shortly.

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Early Start To The Weekend!

By on June 11, 2015

Hello my loves!  I’m having a nice early start to the weekend with a read of  one of my favourite magazines Glamour. I’ve also served up some fruits and tea to snack on, the weather’s nice so i’m already excited for the weekend!

Avi

 

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I have here 1 Banana, a handful of strawberries and about 2 kiwis. In case you’re  wondering, I purchased this cute heart shaped plate randomly from the homeware section. I fell in love with it and instantly knew what I would use it for. I think it’s to be used as a display piece but I found it’s better suited for fruits and snacks haha! If you’re looking to get one I came across a few on Amazon quite similar to this! So have a look if you’re looking to get something fancy!

Mag

Here’s a Snippet from the mag featuring one of my favourite actresses, Kerry Washington. This months edition celebrates women of the year it also comes with a cute little goodie in the form of an eyeliner! woop 

*ps who doesn’t love a freebie?

Tea

I’m also indulging in some Teami Skinny Detox tea which I spoke about previously on the blog. I’m already looking forward to the weekend with a few outings here and there! what are some of your plans for the weekend?

Xo

 

 

 

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