Almond butter

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Once upon a time, I was a peanut butter lover but then a time came when I discovered something far more heavenly, almond butter! I have almond butter almost everyday! Since Jamie and I invested in our lovely  food processor I have been making my own and it tastes even better when you make it yourself. It is incredibly easy (only contains two ingredients) and I thought I would show you how to make it today 🙂 Another reason to why I prefer making it myself is that I know exactly what goes in it and I can decide on the amount of salt as well. I think it is really important to be aware of what you put in your body. Obviously, this is not always easy but I try my best.

So first of all, cover a tray with almonds. I have no idea of quantities but about 400 grams maybe? I put our fan oven on 180 degrees and roast them until they get a nice brown colour (don’t forget to stir them a couple of times). This takes about 10 minutes, be very careful not to burn them. I accidentally had them in for a bit too long the last time and the end product did not turn out as nice…

Once this is done, leave them out to cool down a little bit and then throw them in the food processor with a bit of salt. I love Himalayan pink salt, it is so much better for you and the colour just makes it even more fantastic! Once that’s done turn on the food processor and leave it on for at least ten minutes. The nut butter should almost be liquid like when it is finished and there you are, your own almond butter. Very easy and tastes amazing 🙂

P.S. the nut butter can be a bit warm once it is done, so leave it to cool without a lid first.

Roasted vegetables

 So good I had to have seconds and maybe even thirds…

One thing that is extremely easy to make and is incredibly delicious is roasted vegetables. It tastes so fresh and takes no time a part from the time in the oven.

We usually throw in some courgettes, carrots, peppers, red onion, broccoli, mushrooms and sometimes aubergine. Some other things that are really good are cauliflower, butternut squash, sweet potatoes and other root vegetables (although I find that slightly more autumny). 

Throw on some pepper, salt, squeeze of lemon and finally a slosh of olive oil.  We put it in our fan oven at about 190 degrees for about 25 minutes (depending on how much veg you’ve got). Prefer it when they’re still slightly crunchy but it depends on what you like 🙂 

Serve it with some tasty hummus or feta cheese or both :p Have it with chicken or some nice fresh fish or just on it’s own and enjoy!

Good morning!

Barely awake, as you can tell from my face….

I slept like a baby last night. It was very well needed 🙂 Must’ve been all the food Jamie and I had for dinner. Food coma! Anyone that lives in or is thinking of visiting Glasgow needs to go to Tiki bar and their restaurant Kitsch Inn. Their food is heavenly and the cocktails are divine 🙂 I’ve tried a couple in the times I’ve been there hehe.

I forgot to tell you about the film we saw! We went and saw the new Cinderella, which I’ve wanted to see for ages. Yes I’m a proud Disney freak :p The film was amazing and I had tears in my eyes several times of sadness and happiness. Did not expect it to be that emotional! Definitely worth a watch.

Anyway, what’s the plan today? Gym time this morning 🙂 I really want to get back into my old shape. I can tell that I’m not as strong as before my sinusitis but I’ll get there! Then it’s study time…

Wednesday

  Hello everyone!

Hope you’ve had an amazing day so far 🙂 I had horrible nightmares all night about huge spiders crawling everywhere in our room and I woke up from genuinely feeling that they were crawling on me! I was slightly shaken…

After that lovely start to the morning I had a small pre-workout snack and then headed to the gym. I really don’t like eating loads in the morning before the gym so I make sure to eat a proper big breakfast afterwards instead!

As a little post three exam celebration Jamie and I are off to the cinema and then having some food at his work. He won a free meal there when he won a cocktail competition a little whole ago. So excited I love the food there, tasty Thai food! Then back to the books. It is nice to have a little break after two days of full on stress.