Sunday, 31 August 2014

Oaty eggs for breakfast


I love oats and I'm always looking for new ways to eat them! Usually it's sugary sweet in a pancake, cookie, flapjack or drizzled with honey in porridge. This week however, I opted for a savoury option for my Saturday breakfast and I did not regret it.

This was a tasty, satisfying way to begin my day and set me up well to work my way through my 'to do' list.

Monday, 25 August 2014

Salted caramel popcorn bites


In the UK we had a popcorn machine that made air popped popcorn. This meant we ate A LOT of popcorn, telling ourselves that because there was no butter or oil it would probably make us live forever!

This stuff is more likely to make your teeth fall out than make you live for ever but I won't tell your dentist if you don't! It's a great snack for a movie or games night but be warned: there are very moreish! I ate so many my mouth hurt!


Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Breakfast Oat Pancakes

True to my promise, after a very sweaty and snail-paced run around the park I made little oat pancakes for our breakfast yesterday. This is a recipe I picked up whilst on the Slimming World plan and back in the UK they were a staple breakfast in our flat - diet or not! I realised just as I was about to make them that I don't have any scales or measuring equipment so I had to do it the carefree Jamie Oliver style but it's such a simple recipe that that was not a problem.

Friday, 15 August 2014

Life in Thailand

In April we packed our bags and left the UK for the sunny (sweaty) shores (we are yet to see the sea) of Thailand. So we have swapped potato wedges for fried rice and baked goods for coconut milk. 

Iced coffees
Iced drinks are a necessary treat to survive the heat!

The food is delicious - everything is fried and sugary so if course it is! In true Thai style, we don't have a kitchen so ours meals are usually bought from a market or street side restaurant. This is a great convenience but I do miss cooking and particularly baking. Having loved baking so much that I started a blog, then started selling cakes at a local market and then making it my day job; it feels very strange not to be baking at all.

Khao Soi
Khao Soi - one of our favourite Thai dishes