Creamy Mussels

Today was a ‘Nastja day’ so I got to relax, learn, write and experiment with food – and boy am I glad I did!

I am a sucker for anything sea food and I have been missing it so much after moving back from Greece and travelling the Mediterranean.

After days of indulging on home made dumplings (we really need to stop making them) it was time for some mussels and the recipe below is something you can match with delicious pasta or some toasted bread. And even if you are not a fan of creamy food, you can take the cream out of the recipe and still have a delicious meal.

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One’s On Us: Heddon Street Kitchen

After New Year’s a more than tempting ‘One’s On Us’ offer popped up on Gordon Ramsay’s restaurants and having eaten at Ramsay’s restaurants before we were more than tempted to try it out. Due to a limited amount of time in January, we researched all of the One’s On Us Menus and decided to go with Heddon Street Kitchen & Union Street Cafe.

Before I continue, I would like to point out we have previously eaten at London House, which was absolutely amazing and later at Maze Grill, which I found rather average at most. Nevertheless, I was really excited to visit Heddon Street Kitchen.

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Eating healthy in Greek restaurants

Kalispera from a little island called Naxos in sunny Greece!

We are currently holidaying before we start work in Athens, where we have moved exactly a month ago – so far, we are loving it! The time slowed down, the fuel prices went up, it’s always sunny and the food is great! We also have our own flat for the first time ever after 2 years of living together and not having to share anything with anyone but each other is AMAZING! 🙂 <3

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Leaving London

The time has come for us to leave our summer coats behind and get excited about our future adventures, as we have decided to move out of London and chase the dream of living in another country.

Over the years in London I have seen many people come and go. Whether it was their visa that expired or they wanted to travel or simply experience something else, they always write an amazing “leaving London” Facebook post. I always admired these and I can honestly say I have had a masterpiece or two crafted in my mind when waiting for the Uber to arrive at 3am after having our last night out in London. But suddenly I wake up and unlike what I thought, I can’t remember a word. 🙂

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Happy New Year!

Happy 2017!

I hope you fulfil all the expectations and goals you have for 2017 and put smiles on the faces of everyone you come across!

I am not big on New Year’s resolutions or even NYE itself – people make mistakes and I think making mistakes is a good thing. It means you are challenging yourself, growing, changing, learning, loving and living. 🙂

Happy New Year – I hope it’s an amazing one!

P.S.: Where did you spend your New Year’s? We spent it in front of London Eye watching the fireworks!

 

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Winter Wonderland

It’s that time of the year again and what better way to get into the festive spirit, but to visit one of European’s biggest Christmas Villages located in the heart of London?

Winter Wonderland has opened it’s gates for the 10th year in a row with even more festive activities for 6 weeks of Christmas fun, bringing a smile to every grim Londoner’s face (that is if they don’t need to use Piccadilly line every day).

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A Drunken Traveller’s Tale

It’s been a while. I started a new job, we got a new house, we’ve been cleaning up the garden and I’ve tried microwave dinner for the first time. We’ve had lots of ups and hit rock bottom, but mostly it was just too boring to read and write about… Unless you wanted to hear about that time my keyboard changed from Slovenian to English and I could not put together an email. 😉

We have been on quite a few trips, but they were all replaced with a ton of work afterwards and enjoying each other’s company when we possibly could, while trying to have a life.

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Raw Snickers Bars

I remember my Primary School days (we are in Primary school until the age of 14/15) when we would sneak out of school during lunch break (we were not allowed to), just to buy a Snickers bar from a small bakery next door. We thought we were so badass and inconspicuous sneaking 1 minute away wearing our school slippers (yes we had them and yes we had a cool and not cool kind).

To get back on track – I am not a big fan of chocolate. It just doesn’t do it for me (Doritos and Cheetos person over here), but Snickers has always been my favourite chocolate bar. Unfortunately, I never thought of making a raw one before. Probably for the best, seeing I wasn’t really eating chocolate before and now I’m gobbling on them like crazy. But it is my new favorite – it’s refined sugar free, tastes way way better and it feels like you’re eating ice cream at the same time. One can’t really ask for more. 😉

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Strawberry season

Hey guys,

As you may have noticed, I haven’t been around much lately. I was down with a really bad stomach virus for a good week, which resulted in me literally sleeping for a week… and yet I woke up tired. It’s the best unhealthy diet one could possibly go on, honestly.

Afterwards, we were supposed to go to Morocco, but seeing it was a stomach virus we were advised not to. Ironically, Morocco is a place I have been dying to go to for so long now and every single time something goes wrong. Unlucky. Seeing it was my birthday however (Happy Birthday to me 😀), we still had to go somewhere. I am in love with a small town called York in the UK, so that’s where Dave took me for my birthday.

We are now trying to get back on track with healthy eating, because I’m finally feeling well again. That means I won’t be sharing our trip to York with you today. I have been cooking (and freezing) a fair bit, so I wanted to share something tasty instead. It’s easy and healthy and yummy as hell. 🙂

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Barcelona, mi amor

It was 2 years ago when I was contemplating whether to live in Barcelona or London – clearly, London won. Not because of it’s beauty, or it’s energy or it’s people, but simply because of it’s language – being born in a small country such as Slovenia, I wanted to perfect my English as it seems to be very much needed in nowadays world. Needless to say it went horribly wrong, as I now own the dreadful Aussie accent. Looking back, I would never change my decision – because it’s where I met Dave. However, Barcelona remains to be my love, mi amor. 🙂

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