Borderfields #isBetter - Chilli Beans on Toast

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This my friends is the latest 'must have' item that I have to tell you all about. Made in the UK, half the saturated fat of most oils and packed full of Omega 3 & 6, what's not to love? 



I was set a challenge to create a scrumptious recipe using Borderfields Rapeseed Oil - brunch here we come! 



I decided on shaking up the classic beans on toast with a double dose of chilli.




You will need:
  • 5 teaspoons of Borderfields Chilli Infused Rapeseed Oil
  • 1 tin of cannellini beans
  • 2 rashers of bacon
  • 1 onion - chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic - grated
  • Drizzle of honey
  • 2 tablespoons of tomato puree 
  • Tin of chopped tomatoes 
  • Crushed chillies
  • Teaspoon of paprika
  • Salt & pepper
  • Wholemeal Bread
  • Chedder cheese (optional)
  • Avocado

How to:
  • Heat your rapeseed oil in the pan and add your bacon, cook for about 5 mins until it is nice and crispy.
  • Add your onions and garlic and cook for a further 3 mins.
  • Add your chopped tomatoes, puree, paprika, drizzle of honey, sprinkle of chillies and S&P - stir it all up. Leave to cook on a low heat for 30 mins.
  • Add in your cannellini beans, stir and leave to cook for a further 10 mins.
  • Ta daaaaa, serve with chunky toast and avocado for a filling, hearty brunch with a fiery kick. 



So if you've bean planning to have a rustic brunch, you've got to try these and see for yourself how Borderfields #isBetter.


xxx

#BetterYourBreakfast

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So Breakfast Week starts today (best week of the year in my eyes...) making it the perfect time to share my oaty creations with you.

My long time favourite oats brand, Flahavan's, is encouraging the nation to say 'no' to boring breakfasts with it's 'Better your Breakfast' campaign and I just had to get involved.

They have recently launched their new range of multi-seed oats offering a superfood twist on the breakfast classic.

Here's what I've been doing with mine:

Healthy banana bread. I make mine with oats and it's the best form of squidgey energy ever. You can find my recipe here. It's perfect with a cup of coffee pre/post gym.



Smoothies. My favourite is oats, frozen berries, milk and ground blueberry chia powder - Simple, filling and nutritious.

But for me nothing can beat a hearty bowl of oats. This is what I am currently obsessing over:

Flahavan's Multiseed Oats, Meridian peanut butter, Lindt 85% Dark Chocolate, chopped banana and cinnamon.




Flahavan's Multiseed Oats, honey, greek yogurt mixed with chia seeds and blueberries.



Flahavan's Multiseed Oats, Meridian peanut butter, Willies Cacao dark chocolate drops and dried banana chips.



Breakfast is most definitely my favourite meal of the day and I could never skip it. My top tip is preparation. I fill my yumbox up on a Sunday night with my toppings for the week, so I can roll out of bed and straight into making breakfast.



Keep an eye on my Instagram for more delicious oaty creations and you can also share yours using  #BetterYourBreakfast.



Happy creating!!

xxx

2015 Best Bits

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Hi 2015, bye 2015. Did anyone else blink and lose a whole year? 

But in that very quick year, I can confirm that I had the best time ever. 

Here's some of my best bits. 

The Jady Brunch was born - because someone had to show you how to make falafel.




Cooking with Gennaro Contaldo and Omar Allibhoy. Any foodies dream is to cook with the best chefs and I was lucky to do so on 2 occasions. 




I visited Thailand with my family and had the most amazing week that consisted of fresh coconuts, noodles galore, daily massages and one too many gin fizz cocktails. 



Ohh and getting groomed by a monkey...

I read my first thriller and got completely hooked. My book of the year was definitely Girl on the Train. If you didn't read it GO,GO,GOO. 

We got our kitty, Pepper. We dress her in scarfs and she hates us but she does provide us with many lols. She is queen. 





I turned 25...RIP railcard. But I did get to drink a goblet of gin at Bar 44 and I had tickets to the Harry Potter Studios, so really who's winning?




I visited my first supper club and it was bloody brilliant - Hardies Supper Club. This is definitely something I want to do more of this year.





I ran the Cardiff half. I may have completed it at snails pace but I crossed the line and the best part? Guilt free burgers afterwards at Locke & Remedy.





I visited Germany and discovered my new favourite word - brotzeit. It means bread time, which is the best time. 



All of the street food, from the likes of The Depot, Street Food Circus, Roath and Riverside Farmers Markets, Dinerama, Koh Samui Night Market and Borough Food Market. This is the reason for my tight jeans and new found love of tofu steamed buns. Big up to the bestest that was Brother Thai and Yum Buns. 



Attending the Winter Good Food Show and the World Cheese Awards. I was lucky enough to meet some of the Barber family to talk (and eat) all things cheese. You don't know Cheddar until you have tried Barbers 1833



That view. Park Plaza Westminster, you were a dream. 



Lots of girl time and eating with the fabulous 3 that are Nina, Sophie & Rosie


The best of the new Cardiff openings: Pitch, Locke & Remedy, the Stable, Turtle Bay & Shake Shack. 


Where I got to meet fellow, Cardiff bloggers who are the funniest, nicest people you could meet who share the same thing in common with me - always hungry. Hungry City Hippy, Kitchen Clonc, The Plate Licked Clean, Explore with Ed, The Welsh Rarebit, Yeastie Boys and Miss Bonda. I'm looking forward to another year filled with burgers and wine with this lot.


I'm not usually a fan of New Year's Eve but this one was an exception. It was my first time to Yorkshire and I fell a little in love.  


So that was my 2015 and I am so ready for 2016. Elasticated waist trousers here I come.


xxx
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