All posts tagged: food

Weekly Photo Challenge #15 + #16 : Feast On The Future

In response to this week’s theme Dinnertime. Some delicious Thai red curry I had for dinner and can’t stop thinking about. AND I missed last week’s post, reasons: couldn’t find the photo I wanted + was hungover after Mr Cheerfuls birthday shenanigans (hey we’re all about honesty over here). Moving on, my interpretation of Future. I’m leaving Japan soon, so the immediate future looks set to involve flying. Have a lovely day ahead. Advertisements

Three Things Thursday

Happy Three Things Thursday And a lovely welcome to April! I hope it’s treating you well. The week got off to a great start, but these three things just made it sweeter! Maned WOLF. We decided to finally go and visit Ueno Zoo. We’d been avoiding this particular zoo because it didn’t get very good reviews, in terms of the animals not looking too happy. I have a post about our visit coming soon BUT for now my highlight was, seeing a maned wolf for the first time! They are BEAUTIFUL. Hawaiian Dinner. Think I have found the BEST burgers in Tokyo, courtesy of Kua Aina. It’s  been days since I ate there BUT I am still reminiscing (and drooling) over their bacon burger . Luckily it wasn’t too pricey either, so definitely going back there soon. Friendly Facetime. My best friend surprised me by face timing me alongside the rest of our group of friends, I haven’t seen all their faces for a while so I got a little teary. All HAPPY tears though which …

Contemplation, Week 5

Hello! And welcome to Week 5 of Contemplation. Thanks again to Desley from musings of a frequent flying scientist, for starting the Contemplation series. Each week Desley chooses a prompt from her Kikki.K A Sentence a Day Journal and invites us to share our response. Today’s short but sweet prompt: What can you smell right now? Currently balsamic vinegar and potatoes as I’m making dinner. A house that smells like food is never a bad thing in my mind unless it’s something really potent like … Fish. Don’t get me wrong I LOVEEE seafood and could eat it all day, every day BUT for some reason after cooking it if the house still smells like the sea I find it really annoying. Is that weird? What can you smell right now? *Posts from Week one + two + three + four. Have a great day ahead!

Charmed,St Patricks Day

As it is just around the corner (tomorrow) I’ve been trying to find ideas to make it a fun and not too expensive affair. If you’re wanting to do the same, read on, BUT  first, who was St Patrick? Saint Patrick is the patron saint and national apostle of Ireland. St Patrick is credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland. Most of what is known about him comes from his two works; the Confessio, a spiritual autobiography, and his Epistola, a denunciation of British mistreatment of Irish Christians – StPatricksDay.com How was it celebrated in the past? Traditionally people celebrated by attending mass, thinking about the legacy of St Patrick and later commemorated with a meal. Nowadays, people either celebrate by dressing up and going on EPIC pub crawls. I did a few back at University (I miss those days) OR if you’re lucky enough to be in Dublin, by attending the annual Festival Parade. If staying at home away from the noise is more up your street, then why not try these Irish inspired deliciousness: …

Nagano Diaries, Part #3

Hello! Today I wanted to share Part 3 of our trip (parts one + two). After our day tour, we decided to walk around and see what else the city had to offer, outside of mountains and ski resorts. Luckily our guide had given us a few recommendations one of which being to attend the Nagano Tomyo Festival (site in Japanese) Tomyo is the aura lights offering to the Gods. The aim of the festival is to spread messages of peace in line with the spirit of the 1998 Winter Olympics. During this event traditional structures, including the temple’s main building are lit up with the five Olympic ring colours: Blue, Yellow, Black, Green and Red. We arrived ready to be wowed but to be honest, left feeling slightly underwhelmed. I do think it has to do with it being so crowded and the light changing part of it all taking a century towards the end. Our favourite part was what was happening outside. Each year around 140 participants of a Kirie (paper lantern) contest …

Nutrition & What is a Flexitarian?

Although I didn’t have any New Year resolutions, I made a list of things I wanted to focus on, that post here. One of the things on there is: Healthy Body, they’ll be no weight loss targets this time round but I do want to develop a healthier attitude towards food. After trying to reach that magic goal weight forever, I wanted to understand where I had been going wrong. That’s when I remembered a site called FutureLearn, which offered LOTS of free courses ranging from Science to Script Writing. So Back in January, I decided to do a short (4 week) course called Nutrition & Wellbeing, now that the course is over I wanted to share a few things I learned. Early on in the course I realised just how little I knew about Nutrition. One of the things I found I had zero knowledge on was, on being a Flexitarian. The flexitarian approach allows a flexibility to adapt eating patterns with less meat but not cut it out completely. The flexitarian diet is …