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Lovely Saturday lunch with the parents

Hi guys!

So today I had such a lovely afternoon with my parents! Unfortunately, because we live in different countries we don’t see each other as much as we would like to. I know that some of you may live even further apart from your parents and you must understand that having full-time jobs and other commitments it is very hard to find some time off to travel and see them.

They were on their way back to Ireland from their annual holiday and they stopped off in Manchester for some quality family bonding :). And of course to unload all the Hungarian goodies that they have gotten me and J. I have great memories of my childhood in Hungary and quite a lot of them come to alive when I eat some fantastic Hungarian food. So this week (month) I am in for a treat as Mum and Dad have yet to disappoint me with their great goodie choices. The goodie bag includes some plain and spicy kolbasz (smoked sausage), soup, paprika, pasta, pate, piros arany and of course some pilota biscuits. I have already eaten a few of those bad boys with my morning cuppa. WIN all around. These may not be to everyone’s taste but I absolutely love all of them and I am grateful that my parents brought me some.

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So after I have packed away my goodies we decided to go for a meal, and what better place than Revs de Cuba. My heart will alway love this place deep down and it is nice to pop in from time to time. Our food was amazing, this place is yet to disappoint me to be fair. J is a good chef and his team has done extremely well.again. 🙂

I went for my all-time favourite, a burrito – and this time, I picked a pulled pork one. If you are unsure what a burrito is, it is a large tortilla wrap, in this case, filled with a pineapple glazed pulled pork, red and yellow peppers, refried beans, guacamole, soured cream and some rice. I absolutely love this – maybe because it is a carb overload. Cannot say no to some carbs 🙂 and of course soured cream- YUMM. Daddy had the – Cubano sandwich which has pickles, mustard, pork, ham and cheese in Cuban style baguette with some fries. Mum went for the lime and chilli salmon steak which was served with some giant couscous and roasted veggies. Oh let me tell you all of the meals were prepared to perfection and we loved it. AND of course we could not resist a cheeky Churros cheesecake at the end, with some fresh strawberries and in-house made rum caramel sauce.

We all had a fantastic time and as I have said earlier this place is yet to disappoint me.

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If you live in the UK I recommend going down to one of the bars near you to try their food, their cocktails and to experience Cuban style dining – oh and there is always live music in the bars.

Overall I had a lovely few hours with the parents and I cannot wait to see them again. They have gone home now and I need to catch up on some well-earned ‘beauty’ sleep before I head to the gym with J later.

Have a lovely weekend!

Love,

Fil x

 

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Pancake Tuesday

Oh I do love me some pancakes once in a while… Oh boy and I do believe this pancake Tuesday we have come to the conclusion that Fil has found her forte haha I made some gorgeous pancakes. 

We used a very simple recipe I found online. I think it was a Jamie Oliver one but I am not a 100% sure. Maybe all of them are simple but this one was:

  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 egg. 
  • pinch of salt.

And then all I did was mix these up and whisk it with just a normal hand whisk. You can use the electric ones but I didn’t and the pancakes were yummie. 

These make more traditional american ‘breakfast’ style pancakes rather than my normal french thin crepes but honestly I started liking these more (for the past few days I made some everyday because they are so so simple).

You can do so many different toppings and flavours!! The ones I used were:

  • strawberries
  • coconut
  • cinnamon
  • chocolate chip
  • honey
  • lemon juice
  • banana
  • cream

I made the big batch and the took portions of it into another bowl and mashed bananas in one, added coconut to another etc. I really enjoyed adding the coconut and chocolate chip to the batter then topping it with strawberries and cream. YUMMIE..

Honestly you can make ‘pancakes’ from anything. I’m going to substitute the flour with other things the next time we make some as I want to make them as healthy as possible. There are a few ideas I read about and just thought about, such as using mashed bananas as a base with an egg and some milk, using oats instead of flour, using a protein powder instead of the flour is something I may try as well for an ‘after workout’ meal. Also I have read that if you mix oats (simple porridge ones) with some Greek yoghurt and leave it in the fridge over night then add the egg in the morning and fry it, it also makes lovely breaksfast which sounds super yummie to me and filling. I love porridge for breakfast with cinnamon and apples so I will certainly try the oat pancakes.

Please scroll down and look at my instagram pictures on the left side of this page to see my creations. I was rather impressed with the outcome 🙂

Until next year, (who am I kidding??I’m eating some coconut pancakes now.as I type.. ❤ ) 

Fil, x