Category Archives: Occassion Meals

Cauliflower and Pineapple Curry

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Exams are over, and I am going crazy with food!

Being on a ‘eat whatever is around as cooking wastes precious revision time’ diet for over a month, i’ts time to start to going back to my normal life and start cooking!

Celebrating with flavoured beer and lots of olives followed by chocolate, it came to a point where I needed vegetables. Desperately. So a veggie curry was needed, and it was YUM!!!!!

  • 1 Medium Cauliflower
  • 1 Medium Aubergine
  • 1 Onion
  • 3 Small Chillies
  • 5 Cloves of Garlic
  • 2 Tins of Tomatoes
  • Half a Tin of Pineapple chunks
  • 3 Heaped tbsp of Jalfrezi Curry Paste
  • 1 Chicken Stock cube
  • 2 Cardamom Pods
  • 2 Curry Leaves
  • 2 tbsp of Olive Oil
  • Rice – Half a lemon, starenise, 2 cloves

Start by boiling the cauliflower till soft. Brown off some the diced onion and aubergine in the olive oil, add some water to the frying pan to help the aubergine cook. After five minutes or so add the cauliflower, crush in garlic, and add chillies and pineapple. Add the cardamom pods and curry leaves and follow with 2 tins of tomatoes and 3 tbs of jalfrezi paste. Don’t worry if you have not got the spices, just use more of the paste :D Add the chicken stock (1 stock cube mixed in with half a cup of hot water) and allow the curry to simmer in all the juices for about 10 minutes. Serve with rice, I prepared my rice by adding half a lemon, 2 cloves and a starenise for flavour.

Calories – 1019 kcal for the curry, which makes 5 servings. Remember to add the calories of the rice you are using as it will vary!

Enjoy! Hope this curry warms up these not so sunny summer days.

Love, S

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Who Can Say No To A SNOG?

Lomogram_2013-04-15_09-04-16-AMHands up who’s planning to enjoy the … acceptable… weather this weekend!

Finally, it is the weekend again and I really feel like saying ‘Why did it take you so long!’ Being swamped by revision for University exams along with getting my summer plans sorted, weekdays are an absolute bore. So when it comes to the weekend I squeeze every last drop of fun out of it. And in this case, every last drop of frozen yoghurt :D

Loads of you will be going out and looking for a snack while you’re at it. So I thought I would stop you in your tacks before you make any horrible buying decisions (my marketing course is really getting engraved in my brain :P). Before you grab an ice-lolly or ice-cream why not give frozen yoghurt a go.

Last weekend we stopped by SNOG at Westfield London, and it was amaaaazing! We did share a large portion hence it looks like a mountain :P

Calories: 100g of frozen yoghurt is 100kcal. So if you go for a medium sized (210g) pot and add some healthy toppings i.e. raspberries and dark chocolate your lovely pot of delicious-ness will not exceed 300kcal. Which is amazing in comparison to let’s say Ben and Jerry’s Cookie Dough which is 320 kcal per 117g, which is less than half of your SNOG yoghurt.

I promise it tastes just like ice-cream, you could fool me and easily make me believe it is ice-cream. Plus, there’s 4 lovely flavours to choose from, Green Tea, Mango, Vanilla and Chocolate and a huge choice of toppings.

Enjoy your SNOG ;)

Love, hellotummys xx

The Fashionista Latte

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The London Fashion Week is coming to an end …

As a lot of you may know tomorrow is the last day of London’s Fashion week. Yes, I may not be a ‘fashionista’ myself but I definitely enjoy the atmosphere which the event brings to our city. Being a frequent (more frequent than I would like) traveller on the tube I love to see how everyone during Fashion Week makes that little extra effort.

So what’s the most fashionable food out there? Surprise, surprise it turns out it’s not even food. There really is something stylish about a Starbucks Coffee. All the celebrities carry those simple¬† cups with pride, and as a marketing student I can assure you that there definitely is something about the brand which makes us feel important, trendy and I almost want to use the word ‘cool’.

Here are some of the calories in our contemporary lattes:

Tall Semi Skimmed Latte – 143.2kcal

Tall Semi Skimmed Cappuccino – 96.9kcal

Tall Semi Skimmed Caramel Macchiato – 209.2kcal

It is a lot, especially the Macchiato, but I think we should all get into the spirit and enjoy the last day of this year’s London’s Fashion week with a coffee ;)

Enjoy being a fashionista for a day,

Love, hellotummys xx

Surprise Cupcakes

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Best Valentine’s Present Ever…

Apart from a lovely evening, I was treated to homemade cupcakes which were completely, utterly –YUM!

I am sure a lot of you out there were gobbling up cupcakes yesterday so it’s useful to know their calories. An average cupcake similar to the ones in my photo is about 250 kcal, which is a large amount, but every calorie in that cupcake was AMAZING and worth the sin. Vitamins and such is unfortunately zero :(

Here is how the Lamb Steak turned out. Definitely recommend it, M&S Lamb Steak at £8 for 2.

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Time to get back to calorie counting ;)

Love, hellotummys xx