Saturday, 13 February 2021

Cooking Seafood Boil














Happy Saturday lovelies, I hope y’all are doing good?! And having a splendid valentines weekend by spreading love to people around you and most importantly giving yourself that extra love you deserve!

Yesterday, I started the day with reading some scriptures from the bible, then prayed. Then continued my day with work, and later went to the gym because I had my clients to instruct in CrossFit.
If you don’t know I’m an instructor in CrossFit for level 1 & 2. So my classes are always in the evenings (three times a week; one hour session).
After the workout session I went to buy more stuffs for my seafood boil. I have been craving this for over 6 months, and I had planned to eat it when I visit NYC in March this year, because I was supposed to be there as I got a scholarship from United Nations to attended their annual youth conference. But due to the pandemic thanks to Aunty Rona (Corona)πŸ˜‚, it will be a virtual conference.
However that didn’t stop my cravings, so I had to make a seafood boilπŸ¦žπŸ‘©πŸ½‍🍳 
It took me a good 3 hours to cook, but was worth it! Whilst cooking it reminded me of how my mum cooks with passion. Her cooking is unmatched not even when we had maids or cooks that were good at cooking too.
One could say that I learnt from the very best. πŸ‘©πŸ½‍🍳
The score I got from this seafood boil was 100/100🦞A plate had a total of 450 kcal (35g carbs from the corn & a potato, 100g protein).  It’s a low carb-high protein and is perfect for the diet.
And I promised to cook it for a family. I may create a cookbook.πŸ‘©πŸ½‍🍳

Here’s the list of the main ingredients:

Lobsters🦞 
Shrimps 🦐 
Fish 🐟 
Crab πŸ¦€ 
Clamshells 
EggsπŸ₯š 
Potatoes πŸ₯” 
Corns 🌽 

Then I spiced them with some of my signature spices/ingredients and I’d have to film that.

Until then lovelies, have a splendid valentines weekend!
Spread Love! ❤️

Sunday, 10 January 2021

Get Ready With Me


Sunday, 3 January 2021

My NYE Celebration











The wine served with the dessert πŸ˜‹


If you listened to my podcast then you understand the picture above: The welcome champagne to the guests vs the champagne intend to open during countdown into the new year, that was mistakenly served as the welcome champagne.




The next day I dulged into this cake again haha!

My Podcast's first episode is now live on all platforms. I shared the link below.





Hi, Lovelies!
Happy New Year! 
I hope you all have been staying safe and healthy regardless of the ongoing pandemic. 

This New Year's Eve (NYE) celebration was one that I had to really rejoice along with, that 2020 aka 'the most catastrophic year' is finally over after being dealt with. However, the most important thing is, that my family is very much healthy and alive, all thanks to God!... Which can never be taken for granted. 

You should listen to my podcast to hear my reflection of the past year and other interesting and funny topics I touched on.

Back to the NYE celebration, the second dining table was decorated by my brother, it was really beautiful. It took two days to fix it and was planned for months as usual.
On everybody's chair, a gift was given. Mine this year was a wooden cosmetic-box, some got digital alarm clocks etc. 

Then the meal, you know that I am a foodie haha!

It was a 3-course meal; 
shrimp appetizer, the main course smashed potatoes and chanterelle mushrooms with a fillet of beef, and then dessert was cheesecake served a 42-year-old wineπŸ˜‹

Later on, the New Year was ushered in with screams, corona free hugs haha and phone calls.

Then played games whilst some were blasting the music, dancing and screaming and also blowing the vuvuzelas haha!

My old soul went to sleep after a couple of hours which was quite difficult with the music blasting in the house but I zoned into my own world of dreams which then blocked the noises haha. πŸ˜‚

The next day was cleaning day and holy moly those glitters were difficult to remove from the floor even the vacuum couldn't remove about 20%, so this year it wouldn't be put in the list again I guess. 


So after cleaning, I indulged into the cheesecake again because damn!.. It was incredibly delicious, the bakers did a great job on that. 

Later, in the evening I recorded the podcast, which I will be linking at the end of the post.
It was really fun to do, even though I always been sceptical about making but I had to do it for my folks who have been pestering me to do it. Even when I announced, I got some peeps asking me if I will make a fitness-related podcast, and I said yes. Haha, I will let you all know when it is ready and available to listen to. 

Thusly,  it will be amazing with the guests I will be hosting on my podcast, so stay tuned. 

Until then Guys, I have to rest my fingers from typing and my back from the monthly menstrual period who visited me today unexpectedly, but I have no choice but to host her for the next couple of days!πŸ˜‚



Here are the links to my podcast:


SPOTIFY

GOOGLE PODCAST

POCKET CASTS


RadioPublic


Have a lovely weekend and an amazing start of the year!

XOXO.

O'C BANKS. 

Shein