Easy Peasy Homemade Thai Curry

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

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The lovely people over at Currys are collecting some idiot proof student recipe's so that all you freshers can be sent off to Uni worry free (more info here)! Thai green curry is one of my favourites and even though it may seem off the radar to cook yourself, I'm sharing the recipe I use, which is quick and easy and also gives that wow factor as if you've been slaving away for hours... It makes quite a light sauce so you don't have that full to bursting feel afterwards, but you might want to add other vegetables into the mix such a mushrooms or runner beans - or whichever you can get for cheap! I used chicken thighs here instead of breasts as they're cheaper and leave some money for pudding..

You will need:
60g per person of basmati rice
1 pepper 1 courgette (or 3 mini ones depending on preference)
Chicken
Thai curry paste
400ml (one can) Coconut milk
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After chopping all the chop-able items up, pour the coconut milk into a large frying pan on a medium heat with 4 tea spoons of the thai curry paste. You may want to taste the sauce once the two ingredients are mixed to evaluate if you want it spicier i.e add more paste.

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When you're happy with the sauce, plop in the chicken and keep stirring until it looks cooked. Please note though that as we're not making our own paste, the sauce won't be as green, the colour does develop with cooking though and varies on the amount of paste you add.

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Once the chicken looks pretty much cooked, add the veggies and keep stirring.

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Now's the time to measure out your basmati rice and pour into a large pan of boiling water. It should take around 10-15 minutes to cook.

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When the rice has cooked, use a colander to drain the water away and then put the lid on to keep it warm.

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The curry should be ready now as the vegetables should be just soft - personally, I prefer to still have a bit of crunch. Serve and enjoy!  photo IMGP0595_zps49bbd567.jpg  photo IMGP0600_zps66c2fa6e.jpg

Casual Festival Dressing

Monday, 18 August 2014

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On Wednesday I'm heading to work with my rucksack that's as big as me to shoot off up north afterwards to head to Leeds fest. Awkwardly, a few of my home friends are going to the Reading part of Reading and Leeds as it's sensibly a hell of a lot closer. It so happens though that going to a northern Uni means northern friends and ultimately a lot of (expensive) train tickets. I'm so so excited and whilst I was doing my outfit planning today I thought I'd show you my take on the festival vibez whilst packing lightly (but not weather appropriately).

There are some beautiful and ultra sassy lace bralettes round at the moment (this one and this one are on my wish list)- some more decent than others - so I picked up a cute little black lace one from UO earlier this summer with the idea of wearing it under mesh/knit items. This oversized thin knit, which I'd previously spotted on a girl who wore it over a black midi dress looking ultra cool (hoping I can attempt to pull off the same look), was in the sale and promised me easy styling with comfort at the forefront. It gives me plenty of room to wave my arms around in an unruly at-festivals-only fashion and allows me to wear sexy black lace without looking provocative..
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DIY Ripped Skinnies

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

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Over the last few weeks I've been sorting out my wardrobe and decanting bits and pieces into sell or keep piles. It's that time of year again where I get all deep and meaningful about changing my style to suit my changing of age/period of life blah blah. I've been really drawn to the minimalistic, scandinavian inspired looks as I feel they're suitable attire for early 20's trying to rid the teenage years, as well as sports lux and a bit of festival bohemian chic. My colour palette is still very minimal (obvs) with a range of whites blacks and greys .. and I've pretty much been living in black skinnies.

I was dying for some ripped jeans after spotting them on Georgia and Yanin (who are both total babes and the inspiration behind my wardrobe haul) but couldn't bring myself to part with £40 for jeans with holes in. My joni's were getting pretty worn out so ended up slashing away at them with some scissors to then invest in some new black skinnies without holes for those smarter occasions.

It only took me a few seconds to pick out this tee in the Warehouse sale (white and oversized, need I say more?), and for a mere £8 I bagged it there and then - but soz guys it's no longer available!

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