Saturday, 30 April 2011

a royal wedding party and chicken chive salad

hi everyone! i hope all is well, and i hope you all managed to catch a glimpse of the royal wedding yesterday!

mum and i popped over to visit my nanna and grandad to watch the ceremony yesterday. it was absolutely beautiful - i loved the dress so much, and thought the fanfare and choir were incredible!

we celebrated in true style - with a little flag each to wave every time we saw the queen, and a glass of champagne to toast the newly married couple :)

we also had a union jack cheesecake (a new york style from Waitrose, yum!)

and a delicious buffet lunch...

prawns, salad, fresh greens, coleslaw, pate, salami, tomatoes and quiche - i was a happy woman!

it's days like yesterday that make me so thankful for the 80/20 rule, because i could indulge in some quiche and cheesecake without feeling any guilt (though i did bypass the white rolls and margarine)... and it enabled me to have a fun time with my family and share the whole experience together without worry!

now onto a few of my latest eats & recipes:

chicken chive salad. simply mix cooked chicken with mayonnaise, dried herbs, salt and pepper. then layer on top of sliced cucumber, celery, radish, bell pepper, chopped homegrown chives, tomatoes, spinach and goats cheese. serve with a drizzle of olive oil and a little homemade sauerkraut.

tomato lentil curry - a leftover's dish. combine onion, garlic, tomatoes, soaked lentils, aubergine, peppers, sweet potato and any other vegetables in your fridge, with a little curry paste and a tin of tomatoes. let it cook in a slow cooker or on a low heat in the oven, for a few hours. serve with fresh parsley and a spoonful of yogurt.

currently watching: the new episodes of doctor who!!


  1. Ohmigoodness. Your Royal Wedding FEAST looks so good! Can you please electronically send that to me so I can eat it, PLEASE?


    Also, you've inspired me to make something tomorrow. Good stuff. I'll hopefully post a recipe (if it turns out well).

  2. I love cheese cake! Yours looks fabulous x x

  3. That looks like a delicious feast! Hope you enjoyed Dr Who :-)


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