Happy Friday

September 26th, 2014, Posted in Life by Alexandra | No Comments

Yesterday we received some brilliant news that we have been waiting for for over three months. We had a phonecall from our property lawyers to confirm the exchange of the house and we could pick up the keys today! I have never been so excited to get a pair of keys. Now this is where the fun begins of decorating. We can not wait to upload some pictures and share with you our home… This is where our story begins.

Slimming World Singapore Beef

September 13th, 2014, Posted in Life, Recipes by Alexandra | No Comments

We tried another new Slimming World recipe this weekend which was Singapore beef. It was so full of flavour and a great dish to try, every bite was a different taste. One bite was soy sauce, another the ginger and then the chilli.

I definitely will be making Singapore Beef  again.

 Ingredients needed for this dish are:

1 tbsp of finely grated ginger

1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped

2 finely chopped garlic cloves

6 sliced spring onions, with some left to garnish

1 tbsp dark soy sauce

1 tbsp light soy sauce

1 tbsp sweet chilli sauce

300g of a pack of stir-fry vegetables

250g of lean mince beef

Fry-light or a low calorie cooking spray

250g dried medium egg noodles.

Singapore Beef

This dish should serve roughly 2 people and only takes 15 minutes to cook.

How to make the Singapore Beef dish

Start off by cooking the noodles according to the packet instuctions, drain the noodles and put aside keeping them warm.

Whilst cooking, spray a wok or frying pan with your low calorie cooking spray and add the ginger, garlic, chilli, spring onions, stir-fry vegetables and the mince beef.

Cook for roughly 6 minutes or until the mince is cooked and the vegetables are soft.

Add the soy sauces and the sweet chilli sauce and mix well, cooking for 2 more minutes.

This will now be ready to serve alongside the noodles.

Finish off by garnishing with the left over spring onions.

I hope you enjoy Singapore beef as much as we did!

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Living Room Wishlist

September 9th, 2014, Posted in Life by Alexandra | No Comments

Now we are getting closer to our moving date, we have begun to look around shops and started making a wishlist for our living room as this will be the first room to be decorated. We have decided to go for a colour theme of green and creams in the living room and have picked out the colour paint we are to buy.

At the weekend we went to the house to take window measurements so we could begin to look for blinds and curtains ready for when we move in. After this we took a visit to IKEA, Next and a few home shops in Hedge End (Southampton). We managed to pick up some white blinds for our main bedroom for a bargain price of £18 at Ponden Home Interiors.NewPicture

From Left to right:  Small sideboard from Next, Green cushion from Next, Soft Apple green paint from Homebase, Bee Happy cushion from Next, Hideaway desk from Next, Throw from H&M, Cream rug from IKEA and Crackle Table Lamp from Next.

Hopefully we will be able to buy some of these items as soon as we have our house and have begun to decorate. Are there any items or shops you recommend us to view or visit that will fit in with our colour scheme?