27 Apr 2015

MONDAY MUNCHIES


Finally I am able to post Monday Munchies. Computer issues are the reason that I am late posting. But as they say better late then never.



CHOCOLATE CHIP COCONUT LOAF

This loaf is as easy as your ABC's. Based on a one cup method and simple ingredients, this one is sure to be a family winner.

INGREDIENTS

*One cup of coconut
*One cup of sugar
*One cup of milk
*Two cups of self raising flour
*Chocolate chips {as many as you like}

As I said its as easy as your ABC's. Chuck all the ingredients into a bowel together and mix on a medium speed until all ingredients are mixed together well.



Pour into a greased, lined loaf tin and bake for 20 minutes at 180 degrees or until cooked through.




Enjoy

beck xx

21 Apr 2015

DIY MARBLING



I spend a lot of time fluffing around on Pinterest, more then I probably should, but its addictive, and surely I am not the only one who cant get enough ?

I've seen many different posts shared on marbling, stunning works of art and knew it was something I had to try my hand at.

My first attempt was marbling a pot plant, I know right, who knew it was possible to do something so cool in the comfort of your own home and not need any technical equipment !

WHAT YOU NEED

*Something white to marble
*A bucket half filled with warm water
*Nail polish. As many colours as you like
*skewer
*Paper towel
*Nail polish remover
*Gloves


Half fill an old bucket with warm water.    
Carefully drip nail polish onto the surface of the water, using as many colours as you want.
Using a wooden skewer, swirl the colours around until you get a marbling you like.
Carefully dip your chosen piece into the water. The nail polish will adhere itself.


Carefully remove your item from the bucket and sit onto paper towel to dry.
If some of the nail polish has marbled an area that you don't like, it is easily to remove using nail polish remover.


This was a fun, easy project, one that I will be doing again. It's always great to attempt a project that ends up turning out exactly as you hoped it would.

Maybe this something you could try for Mothers Day.

Have fun
Linking up this post with Essentially Jess for IBOT

beck xx

20 Apr 2015

MONDAY MUNCHIES



OVERNIGHT OATS

I'm a little late to this party, but better late then never I guess. Now that I have discovered the delight, there is no looking back....
I can't believe I hung around in the background reading recipes and thinking I would one day give them a whirl.
In just one jar, I was converted.


INGREDIENTS

*60 grams of wholegrain quick oats
*200 grams of low fat Greek yogurt
*1/4 cup skim milk
*Fruit of your choice

Layer the oats, yogurt and fruit in a jar or bowl. Pour the milk on top and end with a layer of yogurt and fruit.


Cover tightly and put in the fridge over night.

In the morning, stir well so that all the layers are mixed together.



This amount of ingredients is enough for two breakfasts for me. I am now completely addicted and look forward to playing around with more flavours.


Enjoy
beck xx 

13 Apr 2015

MONDAY MUNCHIES



PORK PESTO & PARMESAN PASTA BAKE

Say that quickly three times....
Now think fast on your feet to feed a houseful of hungry teenage boys with only pasta, a tray of pork sausages, Parmesan cheese  and a bottle of Jamie Oliver's Italian Herb Pesto.



I'm pretty sure if pasta was the only food source left on earth,  my boys would think all their Christmas's had come at once. Tell them pasta is on the menu and I can guarantee that they are all showing their faces eagerly at the dinner table.


This recipe was quick and delicious and an all round hit. A spare of the moment meal tossed together with ease that will make our dinner table again I'm sure.

INGREDIENTS

*Lean Pork Sausages
*Packet of Fusilli Pasta (or pasta of your choice)
*Jar of Jamie Oliver's Italian Herb Pesto
*Parmesan cheese to taste


Cook the sausages till their brown but not cooked all the way through.
While the sausages are browning, cook the pasta according to the instruction on the packet.
Once the sausages are brown on all sides, slice them into bite size pieces.
Drain the pasta and combine the cut sausages,  the pasta and the pesto in a large oven proof dish.
Sprinkle the top with Parmesan cheese and bake for 20 minutes at 150 degrees.



Enjoy

beck xx
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