London Eats: La Farola (One of the Best Tapas in London)

Well now, I couldn’t exactly leave London without a last restaurant post could I?

It just wouldn’t have been right.

I’d been wanting to  go to La Farola for some food for a while. I’d once stopped there for a cold ice tea on a warm summer day, and decided to casually peep onto people’s food. It all looked so delicious I made a mental vow there and then to return.

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Easter Special Carrot Cake Protein Muffins (GF & Low Sugar)

Here in Brazil, Easter is a huge event.

Months before you begin to see Easter eggs popping up all around town. Cities become flooded with chocolate wrapped in shiny paper, hung from store ceilings and displayed on every available shelf.

The variety is mind blowing. Every single brand of chocolate you can think of has their own creation, usually a blown up size of the original (50cm kinder egg anyone?).

So, on a holiday that decides to throw the temptation of all temptations in our faces, how do we keep from falling into an endless pile of open wrappers and devoured chocolate while clutching a horrible tummy-ache?

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Skinny Lamb Chilli with Wholegrain Brown Rice

As you all probably know, I’m currently visiting my family in sunny Brazil before our big move to Australia.

Since Matt and I are not coming back to London anytime soon, I had to make sure I used up everything in my fridge. I absolutely HATE wasting food, so I was going to be damn sure to use everything I had stocked up on. I had a whole stocked freezer to cook up – not that I minded of course!

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How to Spend Your Sunday in Brazil

I am so happy to announce that Matt and I have arrived safely in Brazil!

When we last spoke I told you that we were moving to Australia, but not before stopping off in my beloved South America first. Well, we are here now, and loving every minute of it! The weather is warm and sunny, such a welcome change from London’s smog.

Our time has been spent soaking up the sun, enjoying meals al fresco, and lots of family time! Today I took Matt to meet some of my aunties, uncles, and cousins at a typical restaurant. Oh how I have missed this crazy lovely bunch!

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Exciting News Finally Revealed!

So ladies and gents, my last post I promised you I’d finally tell you the reason behind my week-long absence from the blogosphere.

Well… I’ve been a very busy bee packing because…

Matt and I are…

Moving to Australia!

That’s right, we’re taking the plunge, but not before stopping by a few countries in South America, including my home country Brazil and some time in Ecuador for my brother’s wedding. Can’t wait to soak up some gorgeous sun.

I will, of course, be taking you all with me.

I’m so excited! We’re getting on a plane soon, so I’ll see you on the other end!

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7 Steps to Creating the Perfect Spring Clean Closet (& Some Exciting News!)

First off, I’m so sorry for not posting in over a week. I’ve got a very good reason, I promise! I’ll tell you guys in just a second. First things first.

London has finally caught up with the memo that it’s now spring. The clocks have gone forward, the weather can only get better (or so we’d like to believe), and everyone is friendlier already. This also means it is time to spring clean our closets! Say goodbye to the old, unworn, and unloved.

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Decadent Chocolate Chia Pudding (Vegan & GF)

There are times in life when all you need if chocolate. Plain and simple.

Nothing else will do. No substitutions, no tricks. Just chocolate. I identify all too well with that feeling, and there is nothing wrong with it! But it doesn’t mean that you need to reach straight away for a massive, store bought, artificial chocolate bar. There are options that are just as deliciously indulgent that won’t have so many nasties.

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Have you guys heard of raw cacao? It’s the natural form of chocolate and I absolutely love it. It’s sweet without being sickly, and it’s got an intensity to it that I love. Not to mention the fact that it’s actually good for you! Yep. Chocolate that is good for you. It’s a great source for antioxidants, and we all know the happiness that chocolate gives us. Love ‘em.

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Succulent Salmon Steaks with Quinoa

London, it seems, has decided that it no longer wants to be in winter and is actually ready for spring.

It is now March, and we’ve had temperatures of 20˚C with pure sunshine! I remember freezing my bum off around this time last year. Since we don’t know how long this sweet weather will last, might as well make the most of it no?

So let’s put aside our soups, broths, and massive coats for a bit and make ourselves a summer-lusting dish.

Salmon Steak & Quinoa

When I think of summer, I think of salads. The seaside. Lots of colourful fruit & veg. But, it is not summer yet, as much as it might feel like it might be soon, so in the honour of eating seasonably, let’s set aside all things strawberry shall we? Ok good.

Salmon gives you amazing omega-3s and good fats. It’s got great cardiovascular benefits, it’s got great selenium, which is associated with decreasing the risk of joint inflammation, and it’s a good source of protein and amino acids!

Quinoa is incredible. It’s protein rich and contains almost double the amount of fibre as many other grains. It’s rich in iron, manganese, lysine, and B2, meaning it’s good for antioxidants, metabolism, and cells. It’s also gluten free!

Broccoli has been my favourite since I was a little girls. It’s a powerful antioxidant, it’s great for heart and bone health, and that’s not even mentioning it’s cancer fighting and immunity boosting properties!

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Veggie Temaki Hand Roll (GF & Vegan)

Not too long ago a sushi craze took over the blogosfphere. I saw many posts on how to make my own sushi and that made me crave it so so much (I’m looking at you Ibbs & Emily!)

Now, as much as I love sushi, l wanted to make Temaki’s.

While in London people stop for greasy fried chicken and garlicky kebabs after a drunken night out, in my home town in Brazil people went for Temaki’s. They even have designated shops that just sell this delicious (and healthy) hand roll!

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