oh my god!

what a whirl wind my christmas holidays have been! :)

i haven’t posted on tumblr in two weeks so you could imagine how busy I was haha.

but, most importantly I’m now torn wether I should return to the tumbling world cause i never realized how much it had a negative impact it had on my life.

this girl lost 2kg, i lost none. look how healthy this person ate for lunch, i just had something half assed. she ran 5ks today, i ran zero.

I know most of you here find that motivation but now that I stepped away for two weeks I realized how much it had made me obsess over it.

but, regardless, I lost two kgs over Christmas and it was just me living my life the way I wanted.

I feel like I have grown past the need for tumblr to motivate me cause I’m now happy with myself.

I’ll see how I go :)

I love all my new followers too xxxx

My mom carried me for nine months. She felt sick for those months with nausea, then she watched her feet swell & her skin stretch. She teared. She struggled to climb stairs, she got breathless quickly and she even suffered many sleepless nights. She then went through excruciating pain to bring me into this world. Then, she became my nurse, my chef, my maid, my chauffeur, my biggest fan, my teacher & my best friend. She’s struggled for me, cried over me, hoped the best for me and prayed for me. Most of us take our mom for granted. Reblog if you love your mom more than anything else in the world.

(Source: romanceinthedarkness, via tobejuliaagain)


This is what I tell myself everyday. Do I always listen to myself? No. But I’m going to start.

Vegetarian Scotch Egg6 large Eggs1 package Gimme Lean Ground “Sausage”1 quart Vegetable Oil (for frying)2 Tbsp Fresh Sage, chopped1 Tbsp Fresh Thyme, removed from stems, chopped3/4 cups Flour2-3 cups BreadcrumbsSalt & PepperYour favorite mustard (I used Ingelhoffer’s Stone Ground)
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees and begin to heat oil in a deep-fryer to 375 degrees (I used a saute pan and no thermometer, so it can be done without fancy equipment).  Place four eggs in a sauce pan and cover with water.  Bring to a boil, cover and remove from heat, letting the eggs sit for about 10 minutes.  Drain water and allow eggs to cool.  Peel shell and set eggs aside.  
Remove “sausage” from wrapper and place in bowl.  Using you hands, mix in fresh herbs, salt & pepper to taste until well incorporated.  Divide the mixture into four and flatten each piece with your hands into a circle - make it as thin as you can without breaking it.  Wrap the mixture around each egg and roll until egg is covered evenly.  
In a bowl, whisk remaining eggs until light yellow.  Moving quickly, roll each egg/”sausage” ball lightly in flour, dip in egg mixture and roll in breadcrumbs.  Repeat egg and breadcrumbs step again and set ball aside.  Repeat for remaining eggs.
 Deep fry two at a time, carefully turning until browned evenly.  Remove from oil an drain on a paper towel.  Place on a baking sheet and put into the oven for 10 minutes.  Remove from oven, allow to cool slightly.  Cut in half and serve with mustard. 
 I was reading the new Bon Appetit on the way to work this morning and they named elevated bar snacks as a top trend for 2012.  They claimed that Scotch Eggs are the “ultimate bar snack” so naturally I spent the rest of the day figuring out how to make a vegetarian version.  Want to learn the history of the Scotch Egg? It’s here. 
Lesson learned tonight: Never deep fry in a fan-less department without a window open.