Holy Guacamole! 

Hi, hey, hello! I’m working on a few more in depth entries but for today I decided to share my quick and very tasty guacamole recipe with you all. I make this all the time and everyone loves it. 
Ingredients: 

  • 3 avocados 
  • 1 red onion 
  • 2 tomatoes 
  • 1/2 lemon 
  • Salt & Pepper 
  • Corn chips (for dipping) 

Method: 

  1. Scoop out your ripe avocados into a medium sized bowl. Make sure they are ripe enough to mash. 
  2. Cut up the onion, slightly chunky. Normally I cut half first to see how much I need then I always end up adding 3/4 of the onion. It’s really up to individual taste. 
  3. Cut up tomatoes, chunky and add to the bowl. 
  4. Mix/mash ingredients together and then add a squeeze of lemon juice (be sure to catch the pips!) and the salt/pepper. 
  5. Taste. Make sure the ratios are right. Then serve with your favourite corn chips or plain crackers. 

If you prefer a kick you could add some Mexican seasoning or if you prefer less onion taste I have added spring onion in the past to make it more mild. Have fun with this basic recipe, it’s really like a base and then you can add whatever you like! 
Let me know if you try this! Or if you add more of your own flavours. 
Until next time. Talk soon x 

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These are a few of my favourite things…

Hi, hey, hello! Today’s entry is a quick fun one. I am listing a few of my favourite things for June! (they change always but at this moment these are it!) 
1. Music

At the moment, and as It has my whole life music is always present and I am loving just chucking on my headphones and zoning out! After Laughter by Paramore, Harry Styles’ self titled album, Lemonade by Beyoncé are my top 3 on rotation! 


2. Tea 

I am crazy about tea. I drink it every day and am not ashamed to say I’m addicted. My favourite is English Breakfast tea with soy milk and 2 sugars. I love to try different flavours too! I’m trying to cut back on the sugars I have but I do love a sweet tea I can’t help it. 
3. The Wizard of Oz (1939) 

Now if you know me, you know that this is my favourite movie. I watch it as much as I can. It’s just something about the songs and the Magic and message of it all that speaks to me. I am obsessed with anything Wizard of Oz themed! Whether it’s pjs from Peter Alexander which I unfortunately didn’t get or a musician who themed their album and stage show around it I cannot get enough! I even went as Dorothy Gale for my 21st dress up Halloween party. 


4. Kmart

Ok ok, who doesn’t love Kmart?! I recently got some new bedding from Kmart and it was so cheap – $24! I got a fitted sheet, doona cover and pillow cases. It’s not 1000 thread count Egyptian cotton etc but for someone who likes a bargain or is living on a budget it’s great. I love my new pink sheet and polka dot covers. They’re keeping me nice and warm in this cooler weather. 
5. Zucchini Chips 

I am 100% obsessed with the zucchini chips at Grill’d. I have always been a fan of Grill’d as I can get myself a gluten free/dairy free burger that tastes amazing and it relatively healthy. I always chose the normal potato chips which are delicious but recently I cannot get past their zucchini chips! They are so delicious and also gluten free! With their tomato relish I could eat them all damn day. 
6. Fry’s Family Food Co.

I am not vegan or vegetarian, but I am trying to cut back on meat. They make awesome nuggets, burger patties etc that are vegan (and some gluten free products too) I have a friend who is vegan and she got me onto them. Normally Woolworths have a deal of 2 for $10 which is not bad in my eyes. They’re delicious! I can’t get enough. 


7. My cat, Harry

Ok, yes I am obsessed with my cat. He is a 5 year old Maine Coon purebred. He is ginger and extremely fluffy. I’ve had him since he was 16 weeks old. He’s my little (big) baby! Maine Coons are one of the largest breeds of domestic cat you can have. He is currently small for his breed but is still larger than the average cat. He’s very vocal and wakes me up in the morning by meowing at me. He sleeps on the other side of my bed every night too. He’s not too exciting and sleeps a lot but I love him anyway. 


So there’s my 7 favourite things at the moment. It was harder to think of than I thought it would be! What are some of your favourite things right now? Let me know in the comments! 
My 3 gratefuls are: 

1. I am grateful for the money in the bank. I am grateful that I can buy food and pay bills. Many people cannot and I am grateful that I can. I do not take it for granted. 

2. I am grateful for warm clothes and blankets. It’s Winter in Australia and it’s cooling down. I am thankful for the roof over my head and the warm clothes I have to make me comfortable. 

3. I am very grateful for my father. He is always there for me when I need him and always helps me when he can. I’d be in a whole different situation if it wasn’t for him and I can’t thank him enough. 
What are you grateful for? Let me know! 
Until next time. Talk soon x 

Vegetable Soup recipe! 

Hi, hey, hello! Today’s entry is just a quick recipe of mine, that I made up and cooked for my lunch today. I’m really trying to cut back/eventually cut out meat from my diet and this is the perfect recipe for that. You definitely don’t miss meat in this vegetable soup. It is suitable for vegans also! (Note: I use frozen vegetables because it’s more convenient for my lifestyle but you could certainly use fresh!) 

Ingredients: 

  • Vegetable stock powder 
  • Frozen peas 
  • Frozen mixed vegetables 
  • Frozen beans 
  • Potatoes 
  • Frozen diced kale 
  • Frozen diced spinach 
  • Mexican chilli spice mix (Masterfoods)
  • Soy sauce 
  • Olive oil 
  • Salt (optional) 
  • Cashew nuts, plain roasted 

Method: 

  1.  Let vegetables defrost for a small amount of time. 
  2. Place a large pot on the stove. Put in small amount of oil. Put in as much or as little of each vegetable. Cut potatoes into small cubes so they cook faster. 
  3. Add soy sauce (a few splashes) and Mexican Chilli Spice Mix and just fry vegetables for a couple of minutes. This is so they can absorb some flavours before adding stock. 
  4. Follow the instructions on the stock packet but I did around 6 cups of water to hand full or so of stock powder. Add as much or as little as you like, this is all made to taste so I never measure anything really. 
  5. Wait for everything to come to the boil. Then simmer the soup for 30+ minutes or until the potatoes are soft. 
  6. Then you’ll need to take the soup off the heat and use a hand held blender to blitz up the soup to your desired texture. I like my soup slightly chunky so I left some veggie chunks in mine. 
  7. Next to go in are the cashews. Just crush with the back of a spoon and sprinkle in. Then blitz again. 
  8. To finish soup, ladle into a bowl sprinkle with crushed cashews and a splash of soy sauce. 


There you have it! My vegetable soup. I think next time I’ll add some different vegetables to see how that tastes. I love making things up as I go and making things to taste. I can’t wait to share some more quick recipes with you all in the future. 

My gratefuls for today are: 

  1. I’m grateful for my mum and dad for allowing me in the kitchen from a young age so I was able to be confident in making my own food. 
  2. I’m grateful for the money I have in my bank. It might not be much but it is enough. 
  3. I’m also grateful for my friends. They always make me feel loved and included which am I so thankful for. 

Until next time! Talk soon x