Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Home Office Inspiration

I'm spending most of my would-be revision time at the moment looking at inspiration for the study which I'm hoping to redecorate when I get home. I found THIS in the english department with a sticker telling me that it was free to a good home. 

My friend & I sacrificed our arms and managed to carry it all the way back to my flat, where it now sits proudly. I thought it will go nicely in the study when I've removed all it's ugly sticky labels. It also came with loads of floppy discs in one of the drawers... I'd definitely forgotten that they even existed.

Here are some pictures from Pinterest of the rest of my inspiration for redecoration.


Sunday, 6 May 2012

Innocent Veg Pot DIY

Since I got back to uni there have been no innocent veg pots for sale in my local supermarket.. which is sad because they would be good brain food for now. So, I decided to have a go at my own version, but was really surprised when it turned out tasting almost exactly the same.

I just made one lot and split it into 3, and I've put two lots in the fridge for the week. So this recipe makes three (quite big!) servings.


1 large sweet potato, diced (mine was 300g)
1 onion, diced
2 garlic cloves
2 carrots, diced
1 can mixed beans in chilli sauce (I got this from tesco)
1/2 can chopped tomatoes
1 shake of Cayenne Pepper
1 tsp smoked Paprika
1 tbsp Lemon Juice

250 grams cooked rice (I used mexican chilli bean tilda steamed rice, but any rice would do)

First of all, dice the sweet potato and carrot. Boil these together for 10-15 minutes until both are tender.

Dice the onion and garlic and fry until cooked. Drain the sweet potato & carrot, add the onion, chopped tomatoes and mixed beans. Heat for 5-6 minutes, stirring. Add spices and sprinkle of lemon juice. Boil or cook the rice, and add this to the mixture, mix all together and you're done!!

With the rice, because I intend to reheat two meals, I decided to only cook and add the rice after I'd split the meals up. This is because I'm always a bit apprehensive about reheating rice. I'd suggest you do this too if you plan on reheating some of it... better safe than sorry.

 I'm pretty sure it tastes better than it looks