Wednesday, 4 May 2011

GBK Westfield

So my two best friends at university and I have a bit of a love for GBK- Gourmet Burger Kitchen. We went to the Westfeild Branch on our first day of university and it has sealed us as buddies, so when we agreed to a revisit earlier this week I couldn't have been more excited.
Using our 40% discounts (limited period only for students), I ordered a chicken burger with no bun. To coincide with us attending the premier of Water For Elephants (post on my other blog), I didn't want anything heavy so asked to not have bread.

GBK were incredibly accomodating and not only did they give me a chicken breast with no bun, they gave me extra salad with dressing and coleslaw on the side. Aside from the chicken leaking a tiny bit of juice, the meal was enjoyable. The dressing could have done with less vinegar too.   

Monday, 25 April 2011

Good Morning

A recipe for the perfect breakfast! Everybody knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It should be healthy, filling and release it's energy slowly so that you're not tempted to snack before lunch. One of the best foods I have found for breakfast is...dah dah dah dahhh.. porridge! That's right folks, none of this Special K, or Food Doctor Musili, honestly good old porridge is fantastic for breakfast. You can add anything to it, and (provided you don't pack half the universe worth of Cadbury's chocolate in there) still maintain its nutritional value. Here is my favourite way to eat this amazing food:

You will need:
porridge oats (avoid organic as I have found these really difficult to cook and they do not act in the same way non-organic oats do)
milk (I use Oat Milk, but any milk or even water is fine)
brown sugar
cup measure

  1. Pour half a cup of porridge oats into a bowl, then pour over half a cup of milk
  2. Mix this until the milk covers the oats entirely
  3. Microwave for 1-2 minutes, depending on the power setting on your microwave
  4. When cooked, sprinkle over 1 tsp of brown sugar and mix it in
  5. Then mix in about 1 miniature box size of raisins and enjoy!

Monday, 18 April 2011

My Favourite Vegan Foods
Hey everyone! Sorry the stupid blogger wont let me post the video on here! So I have posted the link to my youtube channel so you can watch it there. Love,

Friday, 15 April 2011

London Asian Exploration

 Mango Pudding
 Rice crackers with Jasmine Tea
 Ton Katsu Bento
 Chicken Soba Noodle Soup
 Crisped Chicken and Fried Tofu
 Meat Dumplings
Chicken Stir Fried Noodles with Veg
My Asian Adventure in London. I went home over the last few days, with my chinese friend Man Yee, and we explored Chinatown and tasted a multitude of new dishes!

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Opium Den, Oxford

 Steamed Chicken Buns
 Pork Gluttonous Rice, wrapped in lotus leaf
 Me with the chicken buns
Prawn Bento Box: Crispy Prawns, Sticky Rice, Chilli Sauce, Spring Rolls, Miso Sauce
Opium Den, or Cafe Opium as it is also known, is one of the best Chinese restaurants in Oxford. I would definitely recommend a visit to anyone who loves Asian cuisine. There is a wide range of dishes available, and a range of set menus to chose from. Vegetarians and chilli lovers are both accommodated for healthily, with room for exploration into new dishes!

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Chicken Kebabs with Sticky Rice

These kebabs were incredible! They were absolutely bursting with flavour, and the sticky rice beautifully completed the meal, with a small side salad. Enjoy! Serves 3

 You will need:
2 teaspoons of light soy
2 teaspoons of lemongrass paste
1 shredded kafirr lime leaf
1 garlic clove

2 chicken breasts
60g (per person) of cooked rice
spring onion
red pepper

  1.  Mix the marinade in a small bowl, and add to the chopped chicken. Mix, and chill for 1 hour
  2. Preheat the Grill, and put the rice onto cook for 15 minutes
  3. Thread the chicken and red pepper onto sticks, and grill for 8-10 minutes, turning every 2 minutes
  4. Serve a ladle of rice, then place the kebabs on top and sprinkle with chopped spring onion
  5. Enjoy!

Monday, 4 April 2011

Vietnam Surprise

I have never eaten Vietnamese food before, but judging by my love for everything Asian at the moment, I decided to give it a go. Yesterday was my last day in London, and now I am back in my mum's house in Oxford for the whole month. So as a leaving 'do' I went to a Vietnamese restaurant behind my apartment, and I cannot believe I hadn't tried Vietnamese earlier! It's amazing. The blends of sour, sweet, salty and savory all balance beautifully, and there is a whack of heat from chilli and ginger which is surprisingly pleasent. I am not usually a chilli lover, but I ate all of our chilli dip that came with the Prawn Rolls, and the chilli oil that came with the Vegetable Spring Rolls. For a main, I ate Crispy Chicken Noodles, which isn't very adventurous, but the combination of chicken, crisp noodles, vegetables and a cracking sauce (I've no idea what it was), was a joy to eat!
 Prawn Rolls in a paper pastry, with lettuce and herbs (mint and coriander)
 Crispy Chicken Noodles, with vegetables
My Aunt had a prawn curry dish that was divine! You can even see the chilli on the top, but the heat was manageable and a pleasure to eat. Please excuse the bad photo quality as these were taken on my Blackberry not my camera.