Post Intoxication Elimination: Guacamole and Tortilla Crisps

Hanging like fruit in a tree? Never fear because we have the perfect hanging fruit to sort you right out!

Avocados are amazingly good for you, particularity after a heavy night. All of those dregs of tequila that are still churning around your system can prevent your body from keeping blood sugar levels in check, and this can mean that that you have a low concentration of blood sugar. However, the delicious monounsaturated fats (or ‘good’ fats) in avocados are able to reverse insulin resistance which help to regulate blood sugar levels. Not only that, but avocados also contain more natural fibre than any other fruit, along with an antioxidant called glutathione, which gives your battered immune system a boost.

This means that a wonderfully simple guacamole is ideal for making you feel better.

And, if you’re having guacamole – you need crisps. These tasty light crisps make the perfect crunchy accompaniment to the soft and delicious avocado.

Eat, drink and be merry!

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Time for Tea: Banana Bread

Eleanor is our baking aficionado, our cake making conquistador, our empress of sponge…okay, you get the picture, but I like to stick my hand in the cookie jar sometimes too (“and then maybe a second or third time as well…” – Eleanor)
So, when life hands you bananas, you make banana bread:

  • 285g/10oz plain flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 110g/4oz butter, plus a spare knob to grease the tin
  • 225g/8oz caster sugar (shocker – I used granulated sugar as I didn’t have caster sugar in the house! The result is the same…)
  • 2 free-range eggs
  • 4 ripe bananas
  • 85ml/3fl oz buttermilk (or normal milk mixed with 1½ tsp lemon juice or  vinegar)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

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We Recommend: Monmouth Coffee Company

As well as making food we both love eating it too! Eleanor, has a particular fondness (if you hadn’t guessed) for the food and drink traditionally found in cafes and coffee shops! Hence our Time For Tea posts. But between us we like pretty much anything. So when we find somewhere we particularly like we will pop up a little something about it and share it with you guys! Because sharing is caring!

On this occasion we are looking at Monmouth Coffee Company – one of the best known coffee establishments in London.

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Post Intoxication Elimination: Virgin Mary

MOVE-OVER, HANG-OVER!

Our ‘Post-Intoxication Elimination’ posts give you the opportunity to discover new recipes to treat that ugly hangover feeling that we all know far, far, too well…

Our latest answer to your prayersthe Virgin Mary.

Tomato juice is packed with simple sugars which get your blood sugar levels back to normal after a night out, as well as a high concentration of bioavailable lycopene which is an antioxidant compound which makes tomatoes and other fruits and vegetables have their distinctive colours (“oooh science!” – Eleanor)

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Food For Joe: Thai Soup With Mussels

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So this is a very westernised version of a Thai soup. It’s very simple and quick to make but is really tasty and you can basically do whatever you want with it. I used mussels, but you could easily use tofu to make it vegetarian (“Yay!” – Salena) or thinly sliced beef or chicken if you don’t like sea food.

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Stupidly Simple: Salsa

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So, as the title suggests, we like to keep things simple. 

They say simplicity is the ultimate sophistication (and both Ellie and I like to convince ourselves of that), so whenever you see ‘Stupidly Simple’ title, you know we’re keeping things nice and easy.

This is a really quick and simple recipe for salsa. One of those things that loads of people pick up in a jar rather than making at home, but it is super quick and tastes so much better (about 1000 time better) when you make it yourself. Continue reading

Time For Tea: Lemon Sugar Biscuits

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I’ve spent the most part of both mine and Salena’s childhood’s trying to fatten her up with cake (“hasn’t worked haha” – Salena), and I wanted to share some of these goodies with everyone else. So check out my ‘Time For Tea’ baking recipes, which always come with a ‘Tea Shout,’  so you know which cuppa to have with your bickie.

These are really simple biscuits, that take no time to make and are a little more interesting than plain sugar cookies, in my opinion.

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