The Superfood Bandwagon

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

I’ve never been a health kick kind of girl but I eat my greens and enjoy the odd jog. Saying that I will always cave in a millisecond for cheesy chips and my caffeine and alcohol intake is definitely questionable.

 My family and I agreed a few weeks ago that we’d try and improve our eating habits. I honestly believe that eating well and getting in some exercise improves your mood and general outlook on yourself and life. Don’t tell me I’m being all cliché, it’s totally true!

Nearly a month into the avocado and blueberry supermarket sprees and, actually, it’s going okay. Under the influence of Cameron Diaz’s The Body Book (would totally recommend) Lydia requested quinoa and today we finally gave it a whirl.

Quinoa is deemed a ‘superfood’, high in protein and fibre. It’s similar to rice or couscous making it crazy versatile. We kept it simple; fried some tomatoes and green beans in garlic and olive oil, then added a bit of chorizo and halloumi cheese. The quinoa is left in boiling water for about fifteen minutes, throw it all together and voila! It’s that easy and, even if I do say so myself pretty tasty. If any of you have recipe suggestions let me know I’d love to try some of your favourites!

Sun, Sea and Staying Stylish

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Beach season is upon us. Sun, sand, sea and, well, where does fashion fit? There are waves of tropical costumes and fifties-esque bikinis but what are you wearing with them? Nothing, sure, but what about when you go for that glass of sangria? Because we all know that one glass will turn into two and before you know it you’re shotting tequila with someone named Esteban or Javier and that's when you start to wonder whether you can still twerk up on that bar…maybe that last shot was a mistake. You can’t just pull on a hoody, and those flip flops are about six years old now. No, try taking your kimono to the beach this year to instantly chic up your beachwear and how about you don some flatforms to flirt at the beach bar? Steady on the sangria.

1.  Essie Nail Polish – Boots – £7.99
2. Ted Baker Maxi Cover Up Dress – ASOS – £89.00
3. Pink Longline Bikini Top – Topshop – £15.00
4. ASOS Stripe Maxi Dress – ASOS – £19.00
5.      Bright Stone Flower Collar – MissSelfridge – £14.50
6. HOTBED Footbed Sandals – Topshop – £26.00
7. Pink High Waist Bikini Pants – Topshop – £10.00
8.  Benitta Cream Mirrored Sunglasses – Missguided – £5.99
9. Venus Chiffon Kimono – Boohoo – £15.00
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