My Food:   Lebanese-Style Chicken
This meal was put together using chicken thighs rather than chicken breast. People seem to automatically go for the latter usually when they think of chicken however in my opinion thighs are not only tastier but are also much more forgiving in the pan if accidentally overcooked. This Lebanese spice blend goes extremely well with the chicken thighs and is made up of a number of ingredients that include Sumac, Dried Parsley & Dried Mint.

My Food:   Lebanese-Style Chicken

This meal was put together using chicken thighs rather than chicken breast. People seem to automatically go for the latter usually when they think of chicken however in my opinion thighs are not only tastier but are also much more forgiving in the pan if accidentally overcooked. This Lebanese spice blend goes extremely well with the chicken thighs and is made up of a number of ingredients that include Sumac, Dried Parsley & Dried Mint.

My Food:   Tomato & Mascarpone Spaghetti
This meal was made with Whole Wheat Spaghetti instead of White Spaghetti. This is a much healthier option and I believe, tastes even better than the white version. It just needs to be cooked a little longer in boiling salt water.

My Food:   Tomato & Mascarpone Spaghetti

This meal was made with Whole Wheat Spaghetti instead of White Spaghetti. This is a much healthier option and I believe, tastes even better than the white version. It just needs to be cooked a little longer in boiling salt water.

Chicken Cocotte w/ Creamy Rice @ Sa Marina Hotel, Majorca
On my final night in Majorca we decided to eat at the hotel’s own restaurant. It was an all you can eat buffet for a set price (excluding drinks). For a 4 star hotel I was slightly disappointed with the choices on offer and the lack of taste in many of those dishes. 
Speaking more positively though, this dish certainly stood out for it’s combination of flavours. The Cocotte of Chicken was made of Chicken wings and thighs and was seasoned beautifully with rosemary and basil. The sauce was a coconut-based one and was served with creamy rice.
I was a little surprised that there were so many families who seemed to be enjoying what was on offer, or maybe they were making the best of their situation?! I think going all-inclusive is a risk if the food isn’t up to your standards and also limits your holiday experience in trying out new places to eat. 
Generally, the food of Majorca was delicious, well-balanced and flavourful and the service was outstanding. I’ll definitely miss Cala D’or, Majorca.

Chicken Cocotte w/ Creamy Rice @ Sa Marina Hotel, Majorca

On my final night in Majorca we decided to eat at the hotel’s own restaurant. It was an all you can eat buffet for a set price (excluding drinks). For a 4 star hotel I was slightly disappointed with the choices on offer and the lack of taste in many of those dishes.

Speaking more positively though, this dish certainly stood out for it’s combination of flavours. The Cocotte of Chicken was made of Chicken wings and thighs and was seasoned beautifully with rosemary and basil. The sauce was a coconut-based one and was served with creamy rice.

I was a little surprised that there were so many families who seemed to be enjoying what was on offer, or maybe they were making the best of their situation?! I think going all-inclusive is a risk if the food isn’t up to your standards and also limits your holiday experience in trying out new places to eat.

Generally, the food of Majorca was delicious, well-balanced and flavourful and the service was outstanding. I’ll definitely miss Cala D’or, Majorca.

I strongly believe that the Treadmill is one of the most misused pieces of equipment used at the gym. People feel like as soon as they are on the treadmill for a specific length of time that will be enough to kickstart their weight-loss goals.

I see it every day. People walking for 15 minutes on a slight incline, then they move on to jogging for 10 minutes and finish off with a ‘cooling off’ period for the their final 5 minutes.That’s 30 minutes of their time with very few calories burnt.

For me, 15-20 minutes is the maximum length of time I’ll spend on the treadmill however I won’t jog and slowly increase to a run. The key is to get your heart-rate right up, so that your body burns more calories long after you finish. The key is Interval Training.

To achieve this I pace myself for the first 5 minutes by slowly increasing the km/h from 6.5 up to 9.5. This warms my body up and helps avoid those unpleasant stitches! Then for the next 10 minutes I alternate between a very fast pace i.e. 12.5-14km/h for one minute and then down to 9.5km/h for the next minute and repeat.

15 minutes maximum is enough as it shocks your body and forces it to use more energy to burn more calories. It’s what makes (and keeps) you lean.

I strongly believe that the Treadmill is one of the most misused pieces of equipment used at the gym. People feel like as soon as they are on the treadmill for a specific length of time that will be enough to kickstart their weight-loss goals.

I see it every day. People walking for 15 minutes on a slight incline, then they move on to jogging for 10 minutes and finish off with a ‘cooling off’ period for the their final 5 minutes.That’s 30 minutes of their time with very few calories burnt.

For me, 15-20 minutes is the maximum length of time I’ll spend on the treadmill however I won’t jog and slowly increase to a run. The key is to get your heart-rate right up, so that your body burns more calories long after you finish. The key is Interval Training.

To achieve this I pace myself for the first 5 minutes by slowly increasing the km/h from 6.5 up to 9.5. This warms my body up and helps avoid those unpleasant stitches! Then for the next 10 minutes I alternate between a very fast pace i.e. 12.5-14km/h for one minute and then down to 9.5km/h for the next minute and repeat.

15 minutes maximum is enough as it shocks your body and forces it to use more energy to burn more calories. It’s what makes (and keeps) you lean.

Night 5: Half Leg of Lamb @ Fernando Café, Majorca

This was a beautiful piece of meat infused with Rosemary, Garlic and a few other ingredients I couldn’t put my finger on. I am always surprised to see a meal of this quality, with so much meat on the plate not as expensive as certain steaks on the menu. Not that I’m complaining!

Sangria in Majorca certainly can’t be beaten for a drink of choice. It’s refreshing and fruity and is perfect for a Summer’s evening (not a fan of the olives though!)

Sangria in Majorca certainly can’t be beaten for a drink of choice. It’s refreshing and fruity and is perfect for a Summer’s evening (not a fan of the olives though!)

My Temporary Majorca Gym @ Inturotel San Marina

My Temporary Majorca Gym @ Inturotel San Marina

Night 4 - Thai Food @ Noa Restaurant, Majorca

Although going to a Thai restaurant on a Spanish Island isn’t the norm this didn’t stop me trying it out. Although the portions weren’t the most generous, they certainly didn’t compromise on flavour.

- Thai Sweet Sour Chicken (bottom right)

- Chicken Pad Thai (top right)

Nutella Crepes (because sometimes its good to indulge!)

Nutella Crepes (because sometimes its good to indulge!)

Still pushing for more..

Still pushing for more..

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Night 3 - Spanish (ish) Tapas

Pictured above are the Spanish Meatballs as well as Patatas Bravas with a deliciously fiery Paprika dip! The waiter told me that the restaurant used to be an Italian only a year ago however due to the poor demand they changed to Tapas. Some of their Italian dishes remained however and pictured above was a beautifully creamy Chicken Tagliatelle.

My favourite meal of the week so far!

The possibilities are endless..

The possibilities are endless..

Night 2 - Chicken Kebab w/ Baked Potato (Majorca style!)

Night 2 - Chicken Kebab w/ Baked Potato (Majorca style!)

Night 1: Sirloin Steak @ Different Restaurant, Mallorca

Night 1: Sirloin Steak @ Different Restaurant, Mallorca