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2 Ingredient Dinner – Houmous Chicken

Yep, that’s right, you can have a delicious dinner on the table in 20 minutes using only 2 ingredients.
I don’t know about you but I always seem to have a pot of half-eaten houmous in the fridge that needs using. I can’t remember where I first saw this idea. Whether it was Pinterest or a foodie magazine it doesn’t really matter, it tastes amazing.
I first made it for Mum’s birthday in July, and I was going to post the recipe {if you can call it that, it’s so easy}, immediately afterwards, but life gets in the way.
Speaking of life, I hope yours is brining you everything you could ever dream of. I feel like I need a major catch up with some of you; I am getting round blogs again, slowly but surely.
Since Dad left finances have been pretty tight. Mum only works part time, and both M and I are unemployed {fingers crossed for the interview tomorrow!} Not only is this recipe simple, easy, and healthy. It is also cheap and uses up any left overs you have in the fridge.
I used plain houmous for this, because it is what I had, but any will do. Try it with garlic, red pepper, onion, see which flavour you like the best.
You want around 1 tablespoon of houmous per chicken breast. Cover the breast, wrap loosely in aluminium foil, and cook for 20 minutes on Gas Mark 6. I served mine with just a simple garden salad, but you could try a pasta salad, potato salad, or even bake off your own potato wedges.
     

Being fit is more than your outward appearance. It also encompasses the quality of life, as well as longevity. Getting your mind in the right place is essential to making the necessary positive changes. The following article will help you realize your dreams of fitness and well being with some very useful advice you can begin using today.

Bike riding is a wonderful past time for many americans. When they think of riding bikes, they think of wonderful memories from childhood. Riding a bicycle can also be a wonderful activity for any adult trying to lose weight. You will work up a sweat while on a bike ride, and be able to lose many calories-all while having a good time.

You should always hold your stretches. It does not matter your age, if you are not holding the stretch for at least thirty seconds, you are not maintaining your flexibility. The older you get, the longer you need to hold the pose to achieve the same result. Add thirty additional seconds if you are over forty.

It takes the body about a month to adapt to lifestyle changes. That’s why it’s recommended to stop or start something for 30 days to break or learn a new habit. So if you keep up your work outs for at least a month, you’ll be on your way to making a great lifestyle change.

Forward lunges are a very effective way to increase the strength of your leg muscles, but reverse lunges really step up the pace. During forward lunges, one leg is active for only half of each lunge. Backward lunges engage the front leg for the entirety of the workout, which quickly tones and strengthens the muscles.

Do not cheat yourself out of being fit, keep searching for a way to improve your quality of life. If you want a surefire way to improve your fitness level, the best thing you can do is apply what you’ve learned in this article.

Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes

I love strawberries, don’t you? The only person I know who doesn’t like them is my old Uni housemate – weird!
This recipe came about thanks to an abundance of fresh strawberries, and my lack of shortcake making ability. Hey, cupcakes are WAY easier!
Whilst you enjoy making these later I am going to be sweating it out teaching children, and then sat in an interview room #sonervous #somethingsgottagive #thisgirlisbroke
Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes
Makes – 12
Ingredients:
  • 200g fresh strawberries, diced
  • 2 tsp sweetener
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 100g plain flour
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 100g butter
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 250g butter (for frosting)
  • 375g icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  
Method:
  1. Pre-heat the oven to gas mark 6 and line a 12 hole muffin pan.
  2. Put the strawberries in a bowl and add the sweetener and lemon juice, mix. Leave to macerate for at least 2 hours. You can even leave this overnight.
  3. Cream together the butter and caster sugar. Once light and fluffy, around 5 minutes, add the eggs. Sift in the flour and baking powder and stir until well combined.
  4. Spoon the mixture into cases and bake for 15-20 minutes. When lightly browned, take out of the oven and leave to cool on a wire rack.
  5. Strain the strawberries. Macerating them draws a lot of the juice out. You want to get rid of this, because no-one likes soggy cupcakes.
  6. When the cakes are cool cut a hole in the top, but don’t throw away the lid! Spoon a teaspoon of the strawberries into each cake and replace the lids.
  7. Mix together the butter, icing sugar and vanilla extract until light and fluffy. Pipe onto the cupcakes and top with a piece of strawberry.

   

Your choice can be the very thing that determines whether your trip is enjoyable or whether is is a horribly overpriced mistake. If you want to keep from making an expensive, regrettable choice, then keep reading. Below you will find everything you need to know about finding a great hotel at a price that is right for you.

To accommodate a small family without having to pay for more than one hotel room, look for a location that offers suites. Often the rates are competitive with single-room rates at other hotels, but the addition of a living area (and a fold-out bed) means that more of you can sleep comfortably.

To keep your packing to a minimum on a long trip to one destination, choose a hotel that offers a coin laundry facility. This way, you don’t have to pack as much, and when you are about halfway through your trip, you can wash and dry everything. When it’s almost time to go, repeat the process so you don’t get home with a bunch of dirty clothes.

There are a number of things to consider when deciding which hotel to stay at. Of course price is a big deal, but a hotel close to where you are head is a big consideration. For example, you might want a room that is in walking distance to gym, or a hotel that has free Wi-Fi. Shop around for a hotel that has the features that are most important to you.

As you see, your choice of hotel can set the tone for your entire trip. A bad hotel can quickly derail any vacation or business trip. So remember what you have just learned above and apply it when booking a hotel. The satisfaction of a great hotel and a great price, make any trip more enjoyable.

Enjoy!
As an extra special treat, yes on top of cupcakes, I have the pleasure of introducing you to this little Lady today. Say hello to Tess.
You have to check out her bump! Seriously she has the cutest baby bump EVER. Plus she and her hubby have the sweetest love story. I even think she may be sweeter than the afore mentioned cupcakes.