Sweat, Blood, Leave it all behind.

Sweat, Blood, Leave it all behind.

redefiningfood:

Lots of pumpkin love: Spiced Pumpkin Yogurt Parfait with a Quinoa Raisin Walnut topping

I don’t think Thailand even has a pumpkin season, but I’ve been eating a lot of steamed pumpkins lately, simply because I love them so much. Due to an overflowing amount of steamed pumpkins in the fridge, however, I decided to make a breakfast using pumpkin, and just like the Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal, it was a stunner of a recipe. 
Mash some steamed pumpkin and add almond milk to it as neccessary until it becomes more of a mash than a thick paste. Add cinnamon, cardamom, herbs de provence (italian seasoning or oregano is a fine substitute), ground cloves and ginger, to taste. 
Layer the parfait cup first with the pumpkin mixture, and then add a layer of a mixture of greek yogurt and low fat unsweetened yogurt (so that it’s not as thick), and then layer it again with the pumpkin mixture
Top with chopped toasted walnuts, raisins and red quinoa! 
And don’t forget to follow me on Instagram, @redefiningfood! 

redefiningfood:

Lots of pumpkin love: Spiced Pumpkin Yogurt Parfait with a Quinoa Raisin Walnut topping

I don’t think Thailand even has a pumpkin season, but I’ve been eating a lot of steamed pumpkins lately, simply because I love them so much. Due to an overflowing amount of steamed pumpkins in the fridge, however, I decided to make a breakfast using pumpkin, and just like the Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal, it was a stunner of a recipe. 

  1. Mash some steamed pumpkin and add almond milk to it as neccessary until it becomes more of a mash than a thick paste. Add cinnamon, cardamom, herbs de provence (italian seasoning or oregano is a fine substitute), ground cloves and ginger, to taste. 
  2. Layer the parfait cup first with the pumpkin mixture, and then add a layer of a mixture of greek yogurt and low fat unsweetened yogurt (so that it’s not as thick), and then layer it again with the pumpkin mixture
  3. Top with chopped toasted walnuts, raisins and red quinoa! 

And don’t forget to follow me on Instagram, @redefiningfood

Most people believe that the further down you put that pin the more progress you’ve made however I believe that’s the ego talking. 
The truth is the weight you choose to use should reflect your goals so don’t be afraid to go to a lighter weight. Perhaps you’ll do more reps and tone more as a result and end up completing an even better workout. 
Train with your heart. Leave your ego for the mirror at home.

Most people believe that the further down you put that pin the more progress you’ve made however I believe that’s the ego talking.

The truth is the weight you choose to use should reflect your goals so don’t be afraid to go to a lighter weight. Perhaps you’ll do more reps and tone more as a result and end up completing an even better workout.

Train with your heart. Leave your ego for the mirror at home.

Tomato Risotto
This dish is simple to make yet tastes so fresh and delicious. I’ve made it several times and have never got bored of it. It’s also very economical and there’s usually enough for seconds or leftovers for another day. It has become one of my favourite dishes. Enjoy & Let me know what you think!
- Ingredients
1x Onion, 1x Garlic Clove, Small Knob Butter, 250ml Vegetable Stock, 500g Tomato Passata, 300g Arborio Rice, 6x Cherry Tomatoes, 100g Mozzarella, Basil (to garnish). 
- Method
1) Olive Oil in Pan on a medium-high heat. Dice Onion and add to the pan with the butter. 
2) Crush the Garlic and add to the pan. Cook for a further 3 minutes. 
3) Add the Rice and mix well.
4) Slowly incorporate the Stock bit by bit ensuring the rice has fully absorbed the stock. 
5) Add the Passata and mix well. 
6) Continue to stir the contents of the pan as it can quickly catch at the bottom of the pan and burn. 
7) If the sauce starts to dry out add a little hot water and re-stir so that the rice has time to finish cooking. Note:  You’ll know if the rice has been cooked as there won’t be any bite left when you taste. 
8) Once the rice is almost ready chop the tomatoes and add to the pan, stir again. 
9) Finally tear the mozzarella by hand into small pieces and add to the pan, mix well and leave for a further 3 minutes to allow the cheese to melt fully. 
10) Add some basil and adjust the seasoning if necessary. 

Serve with Crusty Bread, Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Salad

Tomato Risotto

This dish is simple to make yet tastes so fresh and delicious. I’ve made it several times and have never got bored of it. It’s also very economical and there’s usually enough for seconds or leftovers for another day. It has become one of my favourite dishes. Enjoy & Let me know what you think!

- Ingredients

1x Onion, 1x Garlic Clove, Small Knob Butter, 250ml Vegetable Stock, 500g Tomato Passata, 300g Arborio Rice, 6x Cherry Tomatoes, 100g Mozzarella, Basil (to garnish).

- Method

1) Olive Oil in Pan on a medium-high heat. Dice Onion and add to the pan with the butter.

2) Crush the Garlic and add to the pan. Cook for a further 3 minutes.

3) Add the Rice and mix well.

4) Slowly incorporate the Stock bit by bit ensuring the rice has fully absorbed the stock.

5) Add the Passata and mix well.

6) Continue to stir the contents of the pan as it can quickly catch at the bottom of the pan and burn.

7) If the sauce starts to dry out add a little hot water and re-stir so that the rice has time to finish cooking.
Note:  You’ll know if the rice has been cooked as there won’t be any bite left when you taste.

8) Once the rice is almost ready chop the tomatoes and add to the pan, stir again.

9) Finally tear the mozzarella by hand into small pieces and add to the pan, mix well and leave for a further 3 minutes to allow the cheese to melt fully.

10) Add some basil and adjust the seasoning if necessary.

Serve with Crusty Bread, Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Salad

Bangin’ Breakfast Potatoes - The Recipe

Bangin’ Breakfast Potatoes - The Recipe

Baked Eggs with Smoked Salmon & SpinachThe Recipe

Baked Eggs with Smoked Salmon & Spinach
The Recipe

Kadai Paneer - The Recipe
Vegetarian & Gluten Free

Kadai Paneer - The Recipe

Vegetarian & Gluten Free

Believe in yourself and you will go far @ FAFA Blog

Believe in yourself and you will go far @ FAFA Blog

Tomato RisottoRecipe Available Tomorrow @ Food&FitnessAlways

Tomato Risotto

Recipe Available Tomorrow @ Food&FitnessAlways

First Ever Dinner Party
Yesterday evening myself and my girlfriend hosted our first-ever dinner party. Our guests were her parents. Despite the nerves and a little stress I believe everyone enjoyed themselves. I think the key to being a good host/hostess is being organised and planning ahead (the same advice I give to ‘what makes you good in the kitchen’).
After watching a lot of ‘Come Dine With Me’ over the past few years together with attending other people’s dinner parties this gave me an overall standard as to what the expectations are. In my opinion they are being attentive, providing good quality dishes, keeping guests entertained and always ensuring they have a full glass! 
Overall it was a great evening with lots of laughs and I would certainly feel more confident hosting again in the near future.

First Ever Dinner Party

Yesterday evening myself and my girlfriend hosted our first-ever dinner party. Our guests were her parents. Despite the nerves and a little stress I believe everyone enjoyed themselves. I think the key to being a good host/hostess is being organised and planning ahead (the same advice I give to ‘what makes you good in the kitchen’).

After watching a lot of ‘Come Dine With Me’ over the past few years together with attending other people’s dinner parties this gave me an overall standard as to what the expectations are. In my opinion they are being attentive, providing good quality dishes, keeping guests entertained and always ensuring they have a full glass!

Overall it was a great evening with lots of laughs and I would certainly feel more confident hosting again in the near future.

delicious-designs:

Burrata with White Wine and Garlic Sautéed Tomatoes
Breakfast time!

Breakfast time!