Recipe Of The Month: September 2014

I wanted to try this recipe for months, if not years. And I am not being dramatic here ūüėČ

People were raving about it, and I was always afraid that I may not like it, but little did I know. It is as good, as everyone says it is. So what salad am I talking about? The  already cult watermelon and feta one. I have seen  quite a few variations but decided to try the basic one:

Recipe Of the month Makeup4all watermelon, feta and mintMy photo doesn’t give it justice but I was too hungry to do all the styling etc

So, what do you need for it?

Recipe of April: Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies

I am currently reading Amelia Freer’s Eat Nourish Glow book (¬£7 from Amazon UK and $17.86 from Amazon) which I really like, and posting this recipe… I know. But peanut butter cookies are some of my favourites. ¬†You should definitely try, just don’t overindulge ūüėČ

Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies makeup4all recipe

Ingredients:
1 cup butter (about 225 grams)
1 cup sugar (about 200 grams)
1 cup brown sugar (about 200 grams)
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup peanut butter (about

Recipe Of The Month. May 2014: Pie with Spinach and Cottage Cheese

I’ve decided to make some changes, and add a Lifestyle section to Makeup4all. Don’t worry, the website won’t turn into daily snaps of kittens and my breakfast, everything will be in moderation. I will try to post something non-beauty related once a week. And I really hope that you will like it, as I do.

pie with spinach and cottage cheese recipe makeup4all

I love to cook, and try new recipes, that is why the first post will be about one of my favourite pies. It is with cottage cheese and spinach. I’ve already cooked it three times this month.

So here we go…

Unfortunately, I don’t have the exact measurements. That is because my friend, who shared this recipe with me, did not tell me any, as she uses the products based on the size of the pie she wants to cook. ¬†The same is valid for myself, I use as many ingredients, as I feel like that day.

Shopping list:

Clean and Lean Diaries. Part 2: Week 1. Impressions

In my first #CleanAndLean post I’ve promised to publish the second part this weekend. But I’ve realized that it’s summer, and a lot of you want to start a new regimen as soon, as possible. So here is part two today…

I did not take photos of every single meal because: a) I don’t carry a good camera with me all the time b) sometimes I was so hungry, that taking photos was the last thing I would think of… But there are quite a few anyway. The menu is also included.

Day 1, Tuesday

I am not gonna lie, today was pretty hard. I usually eat  more for breakfast, and often have toasts, so by the lunch time I was ravenous.   This is why I did end up chewing the salad for almost as many times, as James recommends, enjoying it to the fullest.

Clean and lean Breakfast Poached Eggs with Broccoli, Rocket, Grilled Tomato and Parmesan makeup4allPoached Eggs with Broccoli, Rocket, Grilled Tomato and Parmesan

Later in the day, I had to be away from the office, so couldn’t have my ¬†second snack (berries), so was really looking forward to them. I don’t remember when was the last time I’ve tasted such delicious berries! I never though I could be so grateful for them, ahem.

Unfortunately, dinner got delayed, and I have no idea how I’ve managed to spend 7.3 hours (had lunch at 1 and dinner at 8.30) with berries being my only food. I’ve cheated a bit and bought myself a small orange juice. Well, at least I did not go for the ice-cream that I was dying to get. As for dinner, it was the best chicken of my life. Somehow I was so full that couldn’t finish my portion.

Day 2, Wednesday

I’ve never tried rice milk before, always wanted to, but somehow never did. And, let me tell you, it’s delicious, plus all the nuts, it was good.

I wasn’t starving until lunch, woohoo, maybe this breakfast and snack were more filling, or maybe I am getting used to it? I am also excited that today I am having chicken with salsa and salad with spinach and avocado. Thank God that I love¬†spinach, avocado, and broccoli and eat them a lot anyway, otherwise, I don’t know how I’d be able to stick to this eating plan.

Clean and lean lunch Grilled Chicken Breast with Spicy Salsa and Spinach and Avocado Salad makeup4allGrilled Chicken Breast with Spicy Salsa and Spinach and Avocado Salad

Mince Sauce for sinner was pretty awesome with beef and tonnes of veggies, from courgette and peas to aubergine and celery. Somehow, I couldn’t finish it this time, too. I think, tomorrow, I will make a smaller portion than James suggests.

So far, I’d say that I get less for breakfast and for lunch than I am used to, and more for dinner. Hmmm…

Day 3, Thursday

I woke up

Series Of The Month: Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown

Today I want to tell you about the series that rocked my world recently.¬† Anthony Bourdain’s “Parts Unknown”.

Anthony Bourdain Parts UnknownIt is basically a show about travelling and food but it’s not that simple.¬† Anthony visits the places which are not very touristy, and talks with the locals, often chefs, about very interesting topics, from the countries culture to some political and economical issues; their stories are often fascinating.

 

While travelling and meeting amazing and, often inspiring people, Anthony also shows us local food. Which is  so good, that it