Tempura Prawns

Hello everyone, I hope your day has been well and this new month brings you great things!! Also, can you believe it’s March already and spring is on the way?

Tempura prawns is the process of coating the prawns in a light batter and deep frying for a few minutes, until lightly golden. I’ve used king prawns which are quite big and fleshy compared to the smaller ones. I don’t usually use them so I was a little skeptical as to whether or not I would enjoy the texture but I can confirm that I’m a fan!! Prawns have a high percentage of water and are a great source of selenium which is an effective antioxidant that helps to maintain healthy cells. I have to say these tempura prawns are quite greasy so the lemon is a must as it really cuts through the grease.

Recipe: Tempura prawns (serves 2-3)

Ingredients

50g plain flour

1 tsp oil

80ml warm water

1 egg white

Sprinkle of turmeric

250g king prawns, patted dry

1 lemon, cut into wedges

Oil for frying

Method

  • Whisk the flour, oil and water in a bowl. Keeping whisking until a smooth batter forms.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk the egg white until thick and holds its shape. Fold the egg white into the batter and put into the fridge for 30 minutes.
  • When the 30 minutes is almost up, heat the oil in a dutch pot. Also, cut the lemon into wedges and set aside in a container.
  • Take the batter from the fridge, gently mix in the turmeric and add the prawns.
  • Add the coated prawns to the oil and cook on each side for 1 minute. Take care at this stage because the oil does spit out a little.
  • Once done, place on a plate with kitchen paper and continue until all the prawns are fried.
  • Squeeze with lemon juice and serve immediately for best results.

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*Nutritional information was found through Google*

French Toast and Maple Syrup

Hello everyone and Happy New Year!! I hope this week has been treating you well so far. Last year was quite tough for many of us so I wish you all a wonderful 2021, onwards and upwards only 🙂

For anyone looking for a quick-ish breakfast recipe this is perfect for you. Only just a few ingredients that most people have in their kitchen cupboards and it requires minimal effort. I have used a nice, thick slice of bread to allow the egg to be soaked up and maple syrup which is commonly known as a natural sweetener and healthier than sugar. Although maple syrup contains some vitamins and minerals, it is very high in sugar and should be consumed in low quantities. Eggs are a great breakfast source because they contain lots of protein which helps to repair and maintain the body, as well as being a long lasting source of energy.

Recipe: French toast and maple syrup (serves 1)

Ingredients

1 slice of bread

1 egg

Oil, for frying

Maple syrup

Method

  • Heat oil in a frying pan on a low heat.
  • Slice the bread in half and crack the egg into a bowl.
  • Place the bread in the bowl and leave to soak up the egg for a couple of minutes, coating both sides.
  • Once the oil is hot, place both pieces of eggy bread into the pan and cook for 4-5 minutes on both sides.
  • Once done, drizzle with a little maple syrup and serve.

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*Nutritional information found through Google*

68 things to do during this Lockdown

Hello, everyone! I hope your day is going well. I’ve just had a late lunch whilst watching a Youtube video. I have a post that should be useful for everyone!

I feel like most people have dreamed of a little time away from work and now we finally have it, we should make the most of it because this ‘lockdown’ won’t last forever. When I was told I’d be working from home I decided to make a short list of things to do for myself, and then I decided to make a post for my blog in case anyone was struggling to think of what to do and I think I’ve made a pretty good list. Social distancing is something new to all of us and rather than sit at home worrying about the future, we should make the most of the time we have now. There is no order to this list and I have put spaces in between for easier reading 🙂

1. Put your curtains to wash
2. Rearrange your wardrobe
3. Change your bed more often
4. Clean the windows and window sill
5. Clean your room (hoover and mop the floor, wipe down all the surfaces and everything on them)
6. Have a whole house spring clean and get rid of the clutter
7. Read a book
8. Start a journal
9. Learn to sew
10. Get creative: paint, draw or colour


11. Rearrange the whole house
12. Complete any DIY you’ve been putting off
13. Video call a friend or family member
14. Make meals from scratch and try new dishes
15. Clean out the kitchen cupboards
16. Learn a language using Duolingo
18. Start a blog
19. Dye your hair
20. Start a YouTube channel


21. Set up a weekly cleaning schedule (hoovering, brushing, mopping, wiping, dusting)
22. Practice meditation
23. Start a podcast
24. Clean out the fridge and freezer
25. Watch a new series
26. Look through all unopened emails
27. Listen to your favourite albums
28. Workout
29. Give yourself a mani-pedi
30. Listen to the radio


31. Make a homemade facemask
32. Listen to a podcast
33. Take photos
34. Give yourself a trim or haircut
35. Play a board game
36. Practice a new makeup look
37. Do yoga
38. Play ping-pong
39. Practice a new hairstyle
40. Sit outside and enjoy nature


41. Make a homemade lip scrub
42. Have a relaxing bath
43. Watch videos on YouTube
44. Organise your shoes and accessories
45. Watch the TV
46. Have a siesta (midday nap)
47. Steam your face using essentials oils
48. Wash you hair and do a deep treatment
49. Learn a new skill
50. Watch concerts online of your favourite artists


51. Message or text an old friend
52. Organise any letters, books or papers you have
53. Have a BBQ in the garden
54. Do a sudoku
55. Mow the lawn
56. Do a wordsearch
57. Play hangman
58. Play the word game (think of a good word and see how many words you can make from that word)
59. Trim the hedge and pull up any weeds
60. Clean the oven racks


61. Tidy the garden and hedge
62. Bake something (biscuits, flapjacks, cake, shortbread or a fruit crumble)
63. Learn to earn a passive income
64. Do a crossword
65. Do the house chores (put clothes to wash and do the dishes)
66. Upholster an item of clothing
67. Make a smoothie
68. Wash your car
69. Lastly, enjoy yourself and relax!

What are you doing to pass the time?
Let me know in the comments.

Thanks for reading x

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