Wednesday, 30 November 2011

giving, balance, forgiveness

half way through the week - things are looking up! yippee. i got given some destiny cards late last year and this morning the three i picked out (i like to give myself a few options!) were giving, balance and forgiveness. trying my best to adhere to these.

i got to work this morning and one of my great friends here had already emailed me asking for some dinner inspiration tonight - so i gave her the chicken pattie recipe i used last night, inspired by donna my interpretation. give it a try:

ginger, lime and chilli chicken patties

500g chicken mince
1 clove of garlic - chopped finely
2cm knob of garlic - grated
4 kaffir lime leaves - shredded
2 shallots - chopped finely
1 tbsp sweet chili sauce
1 egg white

mix all ingredients well. if you find the mixture too wet add some breadcrumbs.
form patties to the size of your liking. roll in some flour.
heat some vegetable oil in a fry pan over a medium to high heat and add patties, turning until completely cooked through.

green salad with brown rice

add all of your favourite salad ingredients (i used spinach leaves, lettuce leaves, cherry tomatoes, red capsicum, danish fetta, carrot) with some brown rice into a bowl. i also added some toasted crushed peanuts.

dipping sauce

2tbspn each of rice wine vinegar, fish sauce and sweet chilli sauce.
mix to combine 

enjoy xo

how HOT are miranda and christina

thirteen little loves, they all hate us, that girl lucy, our religion is you

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

tuesday night bliss

i just devoured a delicious dinner inspired by donna (chilli, ginger and lime chicken patties with a brown rice green salad) and now i'm on the couch watching nigella whip up a chocolate peanut butter cheesecake, what a blissful tuesday night!

i've also been browsing two of my favourite online boutiques (and close personal friends of mine) - they are both having 20% off sales at the moment, so get in quick

agnijagragile, veronica loves archie, depends what day it is, il etait une fois

starry starry night

"for my part I know nothing with any certainty,
but the sight of the stars makes me dream"
vincent van gough

Thursday, 24 November 2011

seeing us through

off to that work dinner soon. until then - this should see us through.
this one is for you sj xo

the boys: clive, henry, leo, rob, ryan, ryan and stephen


have managed to escape a team workshop for 5 minutes. so far today i have consumed two very strong coffee's (one good one terrible) a scone with jam and cream (the good thing about ordering catering - I get to choose what we eat) and a piece of chocolate peanut slice I found rolling around in the bottom of my bag that my lovely housemate made. off to a good start!

they all hate us, that girl lucy, depends what day it is, classy trashy

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

on repeat

this is a case of something old and something new. lets start with the new. florence is my musical muse at the moment. this song is on high repeat at home, work and in the car! turn it up, sing along and if you're so inclined, have a little dance

i also can't get enough of this classic by fleetwood mac


i find drinking different types of wines makes me wake up in the middle of the night unable to go back to sleep. that's precisely what happened at 1:30am this morning... i couldn't get back to sleep until 4am - early morning tv just doesn't cut it. i'm doing surprisingly well so far. i have two big days at work coming up, a dinner, a christmas party, a possible drink for a friends birthday and one of my famous cakes with the family over the weekend.
slightly excited.

depends what day it is, kate the great, this little fox, that girl lucy