#Tastyin20: Beef in black bean Stir Fry 

Here’s another recipe from my #tastyin20 menu. A meal that can be started and ready to eat in or less than 20 minutes! 

Ingredients 

(serves 2 large portions)

  

  • 1/2 pack of fine egg noodles 
  • 1 small box of beef strips 
  • 1 red pepper 
  • 1 onion 
  • 1 Blue Dragon black bean stir fry sauce 

 + optional seasonings of your choice  
 
  

How to cook

 

Put a saucepan of water on the hob to boil
 
 
Season the beef strips
  

Throw the beef strips into a pan with a splash of olive oil for 8-10 minutes

Chop the pepper and onion while you wait (try not to cry!)

 
Add the black bean sauce when youve finished chopping the veg, stir and leave to simmer
  
Throw the fine egg noodles into boil (these only take 3-4 minutes)

 
Add the veg and stir altogether for a couple of minutes
 
Check that the noodles are cooked, then mix well into the stir fry
 
Serve and enjoy! 

  
 LwL X 
   

Poached eggs: A mastered art

How to make the perfect Poached egg in 5 easy steps. 
Have you ever realised how hard it is to poach an egg in a pan? Absolute nightmare. They either end up cracked or come out looking like Mr Tickles. 
I have been let in on a very useful secret that I’m going to share because I’m super nice.. and instruct you on how to cook the perfect poached eggs. 

1. Boil water in a saucepan

2. Use a pin to prick the top of the egg to make a tiny hole. 

  
3.Throw the egg into the water for 20 seconds and then take it out again using a tea spoon

This makes the egg slightly less liquidy, making it easier to drop in later and much less likely to end up separating in the saucepan. 

4. Add a few splashes of white vinegar into the boiling water and spin the water with a fork

  
5. While the water is still spinning, hatch the egg and drop it in. 

  
  
This takes some skill as you have to be careful but fast. 

The vinegar keeps the egg together. After a few minutes you have the perfect yolky poached egg.

  
Add some avocado and some toast and you’ve got yourself a superstar breakfast!

  
LwL x 

Lunch: Chicken & Egg Salad

One of the main downsides of working in the city or the West End of London is definitely the extortionate food prices. I mean £6 for a salad really? Don’t get me wrong it is all about quality and freshness, but for a few green leaves and some special healthy beans it’s a bit ridiculous.

I try to prep lunches the night before sometimes to save the pennies, here’s one I made for today..

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Halloween: ‘pray for the souls of our friends’ and indulge on some Soul Cakes

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Although I’ve took part in Halloween festivities every year since I was young, trick-or-treated, indulged on sweets and attended many parties dressed in some questionable costumes, I’ve never actually took the time to find out why we actually celebrate Halloween in the first place..until now. (the building curiosity of a new blogger)

Did you know that ‘All Hallows day’ begins the three-day observance of Allhallowtid. This is the time in the church year calendar dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs and all the faithful departed believers. In many parts of the world people attend church services and light candles on the graves of the dead. Continue reading “Halloween: ‘pray for the souls of our friends’ and indulge on some Soul Cakes”