Learning to cook - Avocado and Lemon Zest Spaghetti

Learning to cook – Avocado and Lemon Zest Spaghetti

At the age of 20 I hosted my first dinner party. I invited my university friends over and channeling my mother I made too much food for the two people who would be coming. I had spent the day sweating, cursing, and wrapping my finger in a plaster after I cut it on a can. Until then I didn’t know how hard it was to cook with only nine digits.

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Roasted asparagus coated in garlic and sesame seeds

Roasted asparagus coated in garlic and sesame seeds

Asparagus (asparagii?) are a delicacy. I grew up having them rarely because they were so expensive. Even as an adult I see the price for the smallest amount and walk away. This is actually what I almost always do with avocados too, except with them I remember how cheap they were when I was a child and how inflated the price now it.

Anyway, back to the asparagus and the recipe of my dreams.

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Porridge has become my go to breakfast of choice. Sometimes even my go to lunch or dinner of choice. It is foolproof and as I just start exploring food and cooking and all the many ways it can – and does – go wrong, I am thankful for the things that I can’t mess up. What I have learnt is that no two people make porridge the same and that I love this recipe.

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For a lot of people, they start working out to lose weight. January the first comes up and people want to be fitter, tone up, and (for me at least) lose belly fat. I have said many times that I started running because I was jealous of my sister. That’s not the complete truth. I wanted to lose belly fat – I actually wanted to lose it quite badly. However constantly weighing myself and pinching the fat around my waist because very demoralising and mentally crippling very quickly.

Eventually my reasoning for working out moved and changed from weight loss to something else. Put very simply it made me happy. The post sweat endorphin high is amazing for both body and mind.

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Sweatlife is back for its second year! Last weekend Lululemon took over the Tobacco Dock in East London to host a day of sweat, fun, food, and more sweat. I couldn’t make it in 2016 but this year I didn’t want to miss it. Everyone’s ticket prices included two sweat sessions, unlimited yoga and learn sessions. Once I bought my ticket I had to make the very hard choice of choosing if I try a new studio or if I go for studios I love and trust. If only all my problems were this fun!

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