Wednesday, 15 March 2017


Had i have not been cooking in a while, i decided to make a really homily meal. I had not made like any italian meal for a long time, so i just decided on lasgana and thought ok lets make this. 
Unfortunately for me i did not get the opportunity to make the tomato sauce. (Have a look through my blog on how i made this )
However i just thought i can just purchase the tomato sauce. So the sauce was from Gino D'Campo's range in Iceland. 
The rest of the ingredients were :
Mince meat
Left over courgettes

For the cheese sauce
Grated cheese
I forgot to add the flour.

Oh and the lasgana sheets

As you can see from the pic the sheets raised up a little bit, however it still tasted great. Plus i still have loads leftover to have another time. So in total it costed me around £12 to make. 

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Pancake day

So it's the first weekend of Lent, and to celebrate this... Well to de celebrate, as I have currently given up crisps, biscuits and chocolate. I went to my friends house for pancakes. 
So this picture I added below she made me this one which contains bacon, blueberries, pecans topped up with caramel sauce, and maple syrup
Absolutely gorgeous :)
 Now it's time to err reduce my calories after that 

See you soon

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

The importance of looking at food labels

So I recently purchased this tagliatelle from a supermarket, but then when I looked at the back of the packaging, well I thought it told a different story

But I am pleased to say that it tasted really nice, and as I suffer from bloating, I try to have wholemeal based food, so when there was no wholemeal/wholegrain  at the back of the package I did get a little worried, 

But the moral of it all is to check the labels so that we all know what we are putting into our mouths

Sunday, 5 February 2017

It's February......

Yes it is, and we are officially into the second month of the year. As this is the time where I start to drop off, in relation to new year resolutions, I thought that I'd keep up the momentum, and keep posting food ideas to help keep us going. 
So this week , well today I made spaghetti bolognese, now you are probably thinking I have made this before, yes I have, however I done a little twist to this recipe and used a tinned sauce rather than make my own sauce. 
So I used Loyd Grossman tomato sauce, and it was so nice and tasty. 
The sauce was on offer at Asda for a pound, which I think is fantastic for the price
I also used Saintsbury's parmasan which gave it the extra kick as well
The fab thing about this is that I now have 4 meals out of this amazing portion
One to take for work tomorrow, another I am using to make a chilli, another for another day.
Not bad considering I spent £5 on the whole meal 😂😂

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Happy New Year!!

Hi yes I am back, I am still here. 

I know I sort of disseappeared for a while, but it is for a good reason. 
I moved places so I have been doing that for the past few months but unfortunately my blog had to take a back seat a bit. But I am all done now and ready for it again. 

So happy new year!! ,I hope that you are still sticking to the new year resolutions. If not help is still at hand so have no fear, Fran is here to help :) 

So my first blog post for 2017 is the ready meal. So I am aware that ready meals do get alot of stick, however it can be a convenience for people like me who have literally just got home now, and there is no way I am cooking and eating at 10.30 tonight :(

So I just thought I'd pop to Iceland earlier to try one of their new rebranded ready meals

I am having the moussaka which I have attached to this, so that you can have a look. It costs £2.59 and it is a reasonable sized portion. 

OMG it smelled absolutely gorgeous in the microwave which made me even more hungry lol

When I tasted it, it was really really nice.

Definitely would recommend this if you need a quick ping meal 


Monday, 18 July 2016


So today in London it was 27 degrees Celsius, it was very hot. During this time I started to feel a little bit dehydrated, so I realised that I need to drink alot more water!!
 It is recommended that we should be drinking at least 1 to 2 litres a day, however we should be drinking alot more during this hot period, ideally between 2 to 3 litres. But I think with the temperature rising even more to 31 degrees, I would drink as much water as possible. 
Water is fantastic, as it helps keep your skin clear, it helps to flush out toxins, it also helps with bowel movement, which is important to help with reducing cholesterol. 
Our body is also made up of at least 70% water, so it is very important to replenish this amount when it starts to decrease. We lose water through many ways, including sweat, and when we go to the toilet. 
So in the meantime happy drinking !!!

This bottle of water is from Asda, it is priced at £2 for 6, so it is a great price, especially during this hot weather. 
Each bottle is a litre, so plenty of opportunities to increase your intake

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Banana Restaurant

As it was my birthday the other day, I decided to celebrate it by going to a Nigerian Restaurant. I haven't actually been back to a Nigerian place since 2014, so it was nice looking forward to exploring that avenue again.
Loads of ideas were flown around, but in the end we settled on this place Banana in Tottenham,

So I had Jollof Rice with plantain, meat and stew. Which tasted great actually. My mate had fried yam, with Stew. Her Mum had vegetable soup with pounded yam. In Igbo (The language that some residents speak in Nigeria) the soup is pronounced as Edikang Ikong Soup.
It was quite funny actually because France was playing Iceland in the Euro 2016, so everyone in the restaurant was watching that, and not really paying attention to anything else really.
Speaking of the Euro's i do hope Wales make it to the final, how good would that be for the British? England needs to take note really...

This is the link to the Banana restaurant,

Banana Restaurant

This is a picture of the Jollof Rice Recipe I was discussing earlier. So Jollof Rice is great as it is packed full of carbohydrates, which we need for energy. The red stew is full of tomatoes which we need as part of the five portions of fruit and vegetables daily. This meal would be classified as having 1 portion, however the handful of plantains would be classified as having another portion as well, because it is a vegetable. So overall a healthy dish.

This is the Edikang Ikong Soup, I was also discussing. This tasted gorgeous when I had a little bit of it. It is full of vegetables in this, so this would easily have at least 3 portions of the recommended five a day in there. This is fantastic for vegetarians/vegans as well because you can easily remove the meat out, and just have the soup on its own with the pounded yam.