Minced Beef Kebabs

Hello everyone, I hope you’ve had a good day today. Today’s recipe is kebabs, I was seeing them on a lot of foods videos so I thought why not make them. I think the origin of kebab skewers are mostly from the Middle East (with other varieties around the world) and a lot of the recipes I found for inspiration were full of flavour and spices.

I had quite high hopes for these kebabs but when I was making them it was slightly stressful because I was cooking other things at the same time and when I was squashing the meat onto the skewers it was almost falling off but it all turned out okay in the end.

Minced Beef Kebab Recipe (makes 6)

Ingredients

500g minced beef

1 tsp cumin

1 tsp paprika

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp chilli

1 tsp basil

Oil – for frying

Method

  • Place the meat into a large bowl and sprinkle in all of the seasonings, then use your hands to combine everything together and leave to marinate for a few hours.
  • Soak 6 six skewers in water.
  • Heat a little oil in a pan and then equally divide the meat into 6 and squash each piece around a skewer.
  • Place into the hot pan and cook for 3 minutes on each side. Preheat the oven to gas mark 5.
  • Once there is colour on the kebab, put it on a tray and into the oven for 10 minutes.

Let me know your favourite kebab recipe below!

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Tasty Oat Muffins

Hello everyone, I hope you are all keeping well and making the most out of the lovely weather, if you are in the UK. I recently made some oaty muffins which I thought would be great as breakfast muffins because they are filling, healthy and tasty. Sometimes it can get quite repetitive eating cereal, toast or smoothies in the morning so its nice to have something different that still has the same breakfast element from the oats, egg, milk and cinnamon. This recipe was something I created and the outcome was really good, the only adjustment you might want to make would be adding a little more sugar if you have a sweet tooth but other than that it tastes pretty good.

Oaty Muffins (makes 6 large muffins)

Ingredients

100g plain flour

80g oats

65g soft brown sugar

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp bicarbonate soda

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp cinnamon powder

1 egg

75ml milk

75ml oil

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Method

  • Preheat the oven to gas mark 6 and put 6 muffin cases on a baking tray.
  • In a bowl mix all of the dry ingredients together. Then in a separate bowl whisk all of the wet ingredients together then pour into the flour mixture stirring until everything is combined.
  • Evenly spoon the mixture into the cases and sprinkle some extra oats on top.
  • Bake in the oven for 30 minutes until golden and leave to cool completely before eating.

What type of muffins do you eat for breakfast?

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Same Event Different Person

A quick read! 


I thought I would post to highlight this time we are currently living in. There is a lot of injustice going on all around the world towards Black people and it really is time for a change. It’s so upsetting to know that these murder’s are still going on right before our eyes and there is almost nothing that can be done to stop it. When you research Black history, (you often see a lot of negative things) but there has been so so many positive, amazing achievements that we are never taught in school. Not much has really changed in terms of racism it’s just all over social media. It is important to remember that this is not a normal thing to do, a person should not be targeted just because of the colour of their their skin. 


Please don’t be ignorant towards racism, do your research, educate yourself and start having conversations with all races.


Thanks for taking the time to read my post x

The end of an era…

So this will be my final post on this blog as over the past few months I wasn’t really posting that much content and my blog wasn’t really receiving the attention it had in the past. Anyway thanks to all my followers, likes and comments 😊😊 much appreciated!! In the meantime be sure to check me out on Instagram.

I’ll leave my content up, but in the near future I’m hoping to start my own website. I’ve had a great time on WordPress ☺ and hopefully I’ve motivated and inspired people as well as given you great recipe ideas as that was my main goal. 

Thank you all for reading.

The new ‘cure’ for acne? 

Hello everyone 😊 I think we all, both girls and guys have experienced acne in their lives, so it’s definitely nothing to be disheartened about even if you still have experiences in your adult life (or near that time of the month 😉).

Generally acne can be caused by a number of things but the main thing is that’s it’s an inflammatory condition. Often caused by a build up of bacteria and dead skin either under the skin or on the surface. So below I’ve listed some potential causes and even tips!! 

Wheat and Gluten: some people are gluten intolerant which can cause general inflammation in the body. It would be wise to get an allergy test if you have symptoms.

Sugar: try to get your sources from minimally unprocessed foods like raw honey, dates, raisins and fruits all within moderation*

Dairy: often considered an inflammatory food also increasing mucus production and disrupting digestion.

Omega6 fatty acids: these are easily found in modern western diets and become inflammatory if not balanced by good amounts of omega-3 fatty acids.

Alcohol: always a BIG NO NO. Very little documented health benefits.

Stress: when we stress out, our bodies produce even more cortisol* and testosterone often causing increased sebum production and breakouts.

Exercise: everyone knows that when you exercise and sweat your body releases happy chemicals. Sweating is good for the skin increasing blood flow and balancing electrolytes, warming the skin and allowing clogged pores to be released.

Hygiene: something which can always be improved. Try washing your hands more, touch your face less and use clean bathroom and bedroom items.

*for the UK the nhs (and other academic websites) state appropriate portion sizes.

*cortisol: steroid hormone