Out and About|Suvlaki

Greek food has always been one of my favourite. When we used to live in Germany, our parents used to always treat us to a Gyros meal at the little Greek restaurant in Heinsberg. In fact, when we do go back to Germany now and then, we still go there! It has sort of become our little tradition.

Hence, my sister and I decided to give Suvlaki a go! Continue reading “Out and About|Suvlaki”

Out and About|Palm Vaults

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On my birthday, my sister and I had brunch at Palm Vaults. The café is decorated in a very urban way. You can tell even before entering the café, that you aren’t entering your normal cafés like Costa or Starbucks. You will be surrounded with pastel decor and plants hanging beautifully from the ceiling. Oh and if you are a vegan, you will be spoiled for choice!

To begin, I had a Lavender Latte and toast with tomato, basil and pesto. My sister had a mushroom toastie.

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*24*

If you have been following me on instagram recently, you might know that I celebrated my 24th birthday a few days back.


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The day before my birthday, I took the train to London from Leicester and met up with my sister there. I booked a place through Airbnb few weeks back, so that’s where we stayed.

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Apps to Help with Weight Loss


Sometimes when you find changing your lifestyle hard, technology can make it easier for you. I have used and still use a few apps to help me with my weight loss and here are the three apps I use. Continue reading “Apps to Help with Weight Loss”

Food Diary


This year so far, I have not been going regularly to the gym. I have been ill and only trained whenever I felt fit enough for it. But it is now time to get back to training properly again.

Even if you are not able to train straight away, the best way to start being healthy is by eating the right food. I try to plan ahead, which makes shopping easier and cheaper.

So to make things easier for you, I have made a Food Diary printable for you!

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Progress photo #1

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I took the picture on the left after I lost about 5kg. Believe it or not, I was even bigger before I even lost the 5kg and it was noticeable.

I do apologise about the picture quality and the dirty mirror :P

My Weight Loss Journey


Today I’m going to talk about something that I’ve never been able to speak about confidently before. Those of you who know me personally, already know that I started my weight loss journey at the beginning of the year, in March to be specific. Have I achieved my goal weight yet? Nope. But one thing that I have come to the realisation about, is that I am most definitely not the only person who struggles with weight loss.

To put it bluntly, I was obese. At the beginning of my journey, I went to the gym about six times per week and ate three times a day. I made sure that half of my plate was filled with veg, quarter of it with protein and the other quarter with carbs. Continue reading “My Weight Loss Journey”

Food|Review: Gousto


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Pancakes

It’s Pancake Day tomorrow and I have decided to make a post on how to make pancakes. Enjoy! x

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Not feeling well…

Thanks to my little sister, I have been ill for the past few days. My nose is runny and blocked both at the same time. I start freezing randomly even though the heater is on full heat and I am wearing lots of layers and then randomly feel really hot again.

Normally when I am at home, my mum makes me rasam (a thin, very spicy southern indian/ sri lankan soup), which works wonders. Seeing that I am at uni, I had to find alternatives. So I did a bit of research and made a list of food/drink that will help you when you are not feeling well.

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 Do you know anything that can make you feel better?

Comment below x

So, if you have read the post I posted on New Year’s Eve, you’ll know that one of my new year’s resolutions was to eat clean! Here are just a few tips to get you started. If eating healthier was also one of your new year’s resolutions, write to me and let me know how your journey to a healthier lifestyle is going. Have you got any tips? Share it with me!

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Haselnussmakronen (Hazelnut Macaroons)

It’s another German Christmas Cookie Recipe time!!!

To make about 40 Haselnussmakronen, you’ll need:

  • 3 eggs
  • 250g sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 300g ground hazelnut
  • 100g flour
  • about 40 whole hazelnuts

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  1. Mix the eggs, sugar, salt, ground hazelnut and flour together
  2. Put baking paper on a baking tray
  3. Use a teaspoon to form a walnut sized ball and place it on the baking tray
  4. Preheat the oven to 200°C
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  6. Put the cookies in the oven for 10-15 minutes
  7. Make sure the cookies don’t get burned!
  8. Once done, let it cool for a few minutes

 

And that’s it!

If your cookies get stuck to the baking paper like a few of mine did, pick up the baking paper and place it on a hot,damp, clean towel. Leave it on the towel for a few minutes and gently remove the cookies of the baking paper.