My Foodie Adventures
My lunchbox for today - sesame soba noodles with sliced carrots and cubed chicken breasts. 

My lunchbox for today - sesame soba noodles with sliced carrots and cubed chicken breasts. 

Lazy lunch yesterday - smooshed an avocado onto a slice of chestnut bread from Paris Baguette.  Washed it all down with some chilled sauvignon blanc. So good and lunch all done in less than a minute

Pork belly curry udon

Had a pseudo day-off from work today, so cooked for my family! Dad is a real carnivore so decided to cook this pork belly curry udon. Used the House Brand curry block and this was ridiculously easy.

In the pot..

This is what I did.

Add the sliced pork belly to a clean and dry pan and fry off til lightly browned. Add a diced onion and carrots and fry til fragrant.  Add enough water to cover everything and cook over a lower simmer.

About 20 minutes before everything is cooked, turn the heat off and dissolve the curry block in the cooking broth. Turn the heat back on and cook for about 15 minutes.  Bring the curry up to a boil and add the green beans and udon.

Here is what it looks like when served up - 

Dad’s massive portion with lots of meat

My dantier portion 

Creamy baked pasta topped with mozzarella! Here is how I did it!

1. Boil the pasta according to the package instructions before draining it and running it under some tap water to stop the cooking process. Tip everything into a large baking dish.

2. To a non-stick pan, add some bacon ladons (I used about 300g) and fry them off. 

3. Add 3 large sliced leeks and fry until soft.  Season with salt and pepper at this stage.

4. Turn the heat down and add 600ml (!) of double cream.  Simmer gently until the cream has been reduced by half.

5. Check for seasoning before pouring the sauce into the pan with the pasta. Stir everything through.

6. Top liberally with grated mozzerella and stick it into a 190°C oven for 25 minutes.

Really unhealthy but really delicious! 

Pretty Multi-colored polka-dotted nail polish!

Did these nails ages ago but only found time to post about them today! Decided to use multiple colors to create crazy multi-colored polka dotted nails!

Used these nail polishes 

From L - R, Barry M’s NP66, Nails Inc’s Royal Botanical Gardens, Nails Inc’s Kensington Palace Gardens, Collection 2000’s Mint Mojo, 17’s Fairy Cake and one of Claire’s Magnetix series. 

Applied two layers of each of the colours first and allowed them to dry completely before applying the white dots using a nail dotter! Really pretty! 

Jumping on the bandwagon here by getting butterbeer from Starbucks.  This is just a toffee nut frappuccino with extra caramel syrup added. I think I might have got it slightly wrong though - it’s supposed to be a creme frappucino base but I needed the caffeine. My sister loved it but I thought it was horrifically sweet. Such a disappointment :(

Jumping on the bandwagon here by getting butterbeer from Starbucks.  This is just a toffee nut frappuccino with extra caramel syrup added. I think I might have got it slightly wrong though - it’s supposed to be a creme frappucino base but I needed the caffeine. My sister loved it but I thought it was horrifically sweet. Such a disappointment :(

10 minute lunch.  Soba noodles and sliced cucumbers tossed in a vinaigrette made using gochujang, black vinegar, soy, grated garlic and sesame oil.  Really messy as i mixed it all togethre in the same bowl but really yummy 

10 minute lunch.  Soba noodles and sliced cucumbers tossed in a vinaigrette made using gochujang, black vinegar, soy, grated garlic and sesame oil.  Really messy as i mixed it all togethre in the same bowl but really yummy 

Made a pork belly stew for the family today. Used gochujang, chili powder, apples, garlic, onions and soy. Really yummy!

Made a pork belly stew for the family today. Used gochujang, chili powder, apples, garlic, onions and soy. Really yummy!

Did my nails again a couple of days ago. My base color is Maybelline’s Atomic Violine, a really pretty deep glittery royal purple and the sequin nail polish is from Revlon. Got the Maybelline nail polish ages ago - I’m not even sure if they have discontinued it by now! 

This glittery and opulent nail look is perfect for Diwali which is just around the corner!

Cooked a vegetarian meal for my family yesterday! Chilled soba noodles with a ginger tahini dressing, steamed asparagus and spinach and some hard boiled eggs on the side.
The recipe for the noodles can be found here - http://www.whatscookinggoodlooking.com/whats-cooking-good-looking/2013/3/5/soba-noodles-ginger-tahini-with-crispy-kale-shallots-romaine.html
Substituted vinegar for the lemon juice in the recipe. I can only say that tahini is one of the best things in the world.

Cooked a vegetarian meal for my family yesterday! Chilled soba noodles with a ginger tahini dressing, steamed asparagus and spinach and some hard boiled eggs on the side.

The recipe for the noodles can be found here - http://www.whatscookinggoodlooking.com/whats-cooking-good-looking/2013/3/5/soba-noodles-ginger-tahini-with-crispy-kale-shallots-romaine.html

Substituted vinegar for the lemon juice in the recipe. I can only say that tahini is one of the best things in the world.