Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Lunchtime Sushi

I love sushi but often the veggie ones you buy can be a bit boring and sadly, there isn't anywhere near by me that sells any good stuff, so making my own is really my only option. I like using brown sushi rice, it's not as sticky as the white rice but it has a lovely flavour and it's better for you. Being brown it also takes a good bit longer to cook but it's worth it in the end. I used 1/2 a cup of rice which was a perfect amount for 2 rolls.

I had some leftover tofu from dinner last night so I decided to add it in, along with matchsticks of carrot and slices of perfectly ripe avocado. Yum! (also how cute is my swan chopping board, LOVE it!) My sushi mat has vanished somehow, so it wasn't a perfect roll, but I placed the nori sheet on top of a piece of plastic wrap and used my hands to shape it. I can usually make 6 or 8 pieces of sushi from each roll, depending oh how thick I want them.

Sushi is definitely one of my favourite lunches and when you've made it fresh, it just tastes so much better. There are so many health benefits to sushi too and once you have the rice cooked it doesn't take long to put it together and tuck in! Itadakimas!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Wimbledon Breakfast

My favourite sporting event of the year is here again, the Men's Final at Wimbledon! This year it's World No. 1 Novak Djokovic versus World No. 2 Andy Murray. How exciting! I'm not sure who I want to win, both really deserve it so it's going to be great match!


And of course to go with all the excitement you have to have strawberries (champagne goes very well too!), they are gorgeous at this time of year, bursting with flavour and perfume. I wanted a lovely summery breakfast for us this morning, so I whipped up some Irish wholegrain spelt flour pancakes with a strawberry and elderflower compote and a spoonful of yogurt. They were absolutely delicious with a cup of tea and they've set us up perfectly for a great afternoon! 

Friday, July 5, 2013

Kitchen Haul

I picked up a few new things for the kitchen and made a quick little video on it for my YouTube channel and thought I should share it here too. Anything cute and kitcheny I just can't resist!

I've already bought a load more things..another haul video on the way soon? hehe!