A little bit of everything

Friday, 30 January 2015

Spaghetti Bolognese | Dairy, Wheat and Gluten Free

This spaghetti bolognese is quick and easy to make and tastes so good.

Here is what I used:

Turkey Mince (From Morrisons.)
Coconut Oil.
Tin of chopped tomatoes.
Dairy, wheat and gluten free spaghetti.

First I heated up some coconut oil in a pan. I am obsessed with coconut oil and it really does make  food taste good. I always use it when cooking. After the oil has heated I added the turkey mince to the pan. After the mince has part cooked I added the tin of chopped tomatoes and also added the mushrooms. I like to add some salt and herbs as this adds lots of flavour. When the bolognese has almost finished cooking, usually I cook it for about 45 minutes, I then pop the spaghetti in a pan with boiling water. When the pasta is cooked after about 10 minutes thats when I take everything off the heat.
It tastes so delicious. 


Monday, 19 January 2015

Turkey Lasagne | Dairy, Wheat and Gluten Free

This lasagne tasted so good that I'm making another one for my tea tonight! I love that there are still so many different types of meals I can make even though I can't have dairy, wheat and gluten. 

For this lasagne I used -

  • Turkey Mince (I got mine from Morrisons)
  • Dairy, wheat and gluten free Lasagne sheets (The ones I used was from Sainsburys)
  • Tomatoes
  • Mushrooms
  • Dairy, wheat and gluten free cheese (I used Violife Original sliced cheese)

Firstly I popped the turkey mince in a saucepan for about 10 minutes to part cook it, I also added in the tomatoes and mushrooms. I had to improvise when making this as I usually I like to use tinned chopped tomatoes, but I couldn't find any. So For the lasagne in the photos above I found some cherry tomatoes in the fridge and chopped them up and mashed them a little with a fork and then added some water. I added some salt and herbs and mixed in with the mince to add some flavour. After doing this I grabbed the dish that I was going to be cooking the lasagne in and placed one of the lasagne sheets at the bottom of the dish. I did have to break the lasagne sheets up first so they fitted in, due to the shape of he dish I was using. I then added some of the mince and veg on top of the lasagne sheet and placed another sheet on top of the mince. After this I placed one slice of the Violife cheese on top and then added the next layer of mince. I finished off by placing another lasagne sheet on top and some more of the cheese and then using a little of the juice left over from the tomatoes, I poured on top, this helps the lasagne sheet on top stay moist and not go all crunchy. I popped the lasagne in the oven for about 30 minutes, but checked after 20 minuted to make sure it was ok. I added some spinach on the side to eat with the lasagne, as I'm a huge fan of spinach. 

If turkey mince isn't for you or you don't eat meat, alternatively you can make a vegetable lasagne, which I have done before and tastes so yummy. Or if you eat beef then you can beff mince. I only eat chicken, turkey and fish as beef, lamb and pork is too rich for me with my ibs. I also make sure that all my food doesn't have onions, onion powder and garlic in, as they don't agree with me. 

Please let me know in the comment section below if you have any tasty dairy, wheat and gluten free recipes. 


Friday, 16 January 2015

My 2015 New Year's Resolutions

Every Year I always have a list of different things inside my mind that I want to do in the new year, but this year I have decided to write a list of New Year Resolutions that I really do want to follow through and what will also help me health wise.

1. Don't worry and panic so much.
I am such a worrier, and having an anxiety doesn't help. Although this is easier said than done, my main problem is that once once I start worrying about something, I worry about it constantly. This year I want to tackle this, as it it something that is really getting to me. Sometimes I worry so much I end up making myself feel really  unwell. During 2015 I want to try and delve deeper in to finding ways that I can stop myself worrying so much and so I don't start to panic. This is also something I want to focus on, on my blog this year. A few days ago my mum ordered me a book from Amazon called 'Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway' by Susan Jeffers. I am looking forward to reading this book and seeing what it has got to say. I know a lot of people also suffer from anxiety and worry and panic so it would also be great to get your views on this and different things you have tried.

2. Make my blog more ME.
Recently I feel that my blog has been drifting away from me. Ive also felt that it has become less me and more of what everyone else is doing. I want Clemloves to be a place where I can express myself and write about things I truly love. Recently my blog has become more of a challenge to me and I haven't been writing about things that are more me. This is something I want to get back on track with. This is definitely down to the worrying and the panicking, as I always feel that people won't like what I write. I always look at what other people write on their blogs and feel jealous that I can't write the same, because I don't have the money to buy all them products with. But I want all of that to change and for my blog to become more my blog. I have a range of different topics that I want to write about this year, things that I like and want to write about, so I hope you will like them too. 

3. Be more healthy.
Number 3 is a popular one, but to me its also a more personal one. Drinking water on its own has always been something I haven't liked doing, but recently I have made myself drink it and to be honest its not that bad! Now rather than getting the bottles of squash out, I drink water and this is something I want to continue with, not just through this year, but forever. Drinking water has so many amazing benefits. Although I have had to cut out dairy, wheat and gluten from my diet, I still can be quite unhealthy sometimes. I have a weakness for the free from cakes and crisps, and over Christmas my shelf was full of them! I am also trying to cook a lot more and make healthy meals, some of which you will find posted on this blog.

4. Stop Procrastinating.
I sometimes have a tendency of drifting away from the work I'm actually meant to be doing and looking at other things instead. This is something I definitely need to work on and stop doing!  Please let me know in the comment section if you have any tips on this. 


Thursday, 1 January 2015

Happy New Year

Happy New Year. I still can't believe how quickly 2014 has gone! My New Year's eve consisted of relaxing in my onesie whilst snuggled up in my dressing gown, watching Queen and Adam Lambert on TV, who were so amazing, followed by watching the brilliant display of fireworks in London.  

I am currently writing this whilst watching The Wizard Of Oz, I was so happy when I see this was on. Such a great film to watch during the holidays. My day has been a relaxing one, watching tv, eating and eating some more! I am really looking forward to 2015 and excited to see what this year brings. 

If your new to Clemloves, on my blog you will find posts on all the things I love, which include, beauty, fashion and lifestyle posts. I am also a huge book lover so you can see book reviews on here too. I don't keep to just one topic on here, I enjoy writing about all different types of things because I like to read lots of different things too, so this portrays through my blog. 
A little bit about myself -  I am 24 years old, I will be 25 on the 2nd March (Not long left.) I am a drummer and have been playing the drums since the age of 15. I am a full time Audio Production Student and I also work part time.

Please feel free to leave comments below if you would like to know more or anything about a particular blog post. I also love to make new friends. I hope you all have an amazing New Year's Day and a new blog post will be up soon.
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