Summer Stir-fry!

The other day, I was at home and decided to whip up lunch for my mum and I. We already had some left-over chicken in the fridge, so I decided to go with a quick and simple stir-fry! As I started to gather my ingredients together, I decided to take a few snaps of what I was doing and now seemed like a good time to put them into a blog post! This recipe is fairly healthy but I’m not trying to say there’s nothing bad for you in there as the soy sauce is a bit salty!

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For the sauce
1 tbsp. of honey
3 tbsp. of soy sauce
3cm of root ginger/ a teaspoon or so of ground ginger
2 cloves of garlic

For the stir-fry:
A good amount of pre-cooked chicken chunks(1-2 breasts I would say), you can cook yours before you begin the recipe if you don’t have left-overs like I do!
Half a red onion
A good handful of spinach
Any other vegetables you have, my favourites are red peppers and sugar snaps-but we didn’t have any when I made this!
A stock cube(optional-I didn’t use one!)

Start off by placing you nests into a pan of boiling water on the stove and cooking according to the instructions of your packet. This is when you can add in your stock cube if you are using one, I find it adds a bit of extra flavour!

Meanwhile, prepare your vegetables, by chopping in to bite sized pieces. Rinse the spinach unless pre-washed but don’t chop it any smaller than the individual leaves.IMG_0018.IMG_0019

In a bowl, add together all the ingredients for your sauce, if using fresh ginger, you may want to mix them in a blender to ensure it comes to a smooth paste.

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Now, in a large pan or wok mix together your chicken chunks, vegetables and sauce and heat through. Finally, drain your noodles when they are ready and mix everything around in the pan before serving up!

 

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I hope this recipe was easy and useful-my mum and I certainly enjoyed eating it! See you next Monday for another post and don’t forget to leave me any suggestions in the comments!

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Bye!xx

Bored in Summer?

Hi! So, Monday has come back around very quickly and to be perfectly honest-I wasn’t too sure what to write about! But, seeing as summer is on its way, I thought I’d show you a few ways to have fun during summer without going on an expensive holiday-hope you like them!

If the weathers good, one thing I love doing with my friends is having a water fight! I know it might sound a simple option but it is honestly so often forgotten by people. Grab those water pistols and get out into our garden or to a local park(but don’t end up chucking water at random strangers!). Also, if you wanted, you can make your own DIY water slide sort of thing. I’ve done this many a time! All you have to do is grab a canvas sheet or a bin bag and spray your hose onto it from the top of a hill! Them slide down and enjoy your own mini water park!

Have a picnic! I love picnics, they are just a great way to catch up with people, appreciate the sun, and just generally enjoy yourself. Whip up a couple of salads and few sandwiches and throw in some fresh fruit and few cakes for good measure-a nice picnic doesn’t have to be complicated!

Camping is perfect in the summertime because everyone will enjoy it more if the weather is nice. You could go out to a local campsite or park(as long as you make sure you are allowed to camp there) or, just go in your back garden! Have a bonfire, roast those marshmallows and tell ghost stories-sounds like a perfect holiday-no?!

Get creative-there are lots of summer fairs going on in the summer so it’s a great opportunity to make some money at the same time! You can sew, paint, cook whatever you like but make sure its nice and summery! If you’d like a craft post let me know as I am bursting with ideas I would love to share with you. Also, get your friends involved-it is no fun doing crafts on you own so get everyone stuck in and before you know people will be making friendship bracelets and handmade cards left, right and centre!

Finally, I would say just make use of what you have around you. The whole point of this post was to show you that you don’t need an expensive holiday to have fun, and a big part of that is the fact that lots of us have great things to do in our local area! If you are lucky enough to have a pool nearby then grab some friends and head down there. Maybe you live in a hotter country and can go to the beach? Lots of people don’t have that opportunity so take advantage of it! And if you don’t have much around you, then just call up your friends or family and go out on your bikes or for a walk, if you’re with people you like then there will always be a lovely atmosphere!

I really hope these ideas are helpful for you! If you enjoyed this post then make sure you share it with your friends so that my blog can grow!

Thanks,

Bye!xx