Month: August 2013

Favourite Salad: Sweet Potato, Spinach, Feta and Pine Nuts

I thought it was time I mixed it up and shared with you my favourite salad recipe. For a long time I was very stuck in my ways when it came to food, but as I grew older I explored different flavours and boy have I never looked back! When I first was given this salad to try I was extremely hesitant. Not only had I never tried sweet potato before, I never really liked spinach.  Well, my thoughts were wrong, it was delicious, and it has been my favourite ever since so I just wanted to share it with you. Hope you try it out and like it just as much as I do :) 

(Just a side note: don’t forget to enter my giveaway as it closes on Wednesday) 

Image

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 1 packet of baby spinach (150g)
  • 100g of reduced-fat feta, crumbled or cut into 1cm cubes
  • 600g of sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1cm cubes
  • 1/3 packet of pine nuts, lightly toasted
  • Balsamic vinegar for dressing
  • Olive oil spray

Method

  • Empty the packet of spinach into a big bowl. Cut the fetta cheese into 1cm cubes and add to the bowl.
  • Spray a pan with olive oil and lightly toast the pine nuts. Set these aside to cool.
  • Peel sweet potato and cut into 1cm pieces. Spray the pan again with olive oil and add the sweet potato. Cook until soft. Set aside to cool.
  • Once cooled, add in pine nuts and sweet potato, then combine. Divide the salad evenly amoung four serving bowls. Add as much or little dressing to own serving. Voila!

Image

 

Image

Xxbrittersblog

Giveaway!!! Come one, come all! Ends August 21

To do something different I thought I would do a giveaway. There are only a few small value items but I thought what the heck, who doesn’t love free makeup! So all you have to do to enter is to follow my blog and write a quick comment to me explaining what your Holy Grail makeup product is. Mine would have to be the elf brow kit!

Quick note: this is an international giveaway so anyone is welcome to enter and I will announce the winner next Wednesday the 21st :)

The products up for grabs:

–          Elf lipstick

–          Elf eyelid primer

–          Elf stipling brush

–          Elf pumping lip gloss

–          Eld brown/black mascara

–          NYX round lipstick – Aphrodite

–          Rimmel London eyeshadow

–          Cherry Blossom lashses

–          Wet n Wild lipstick

–          The Body Shop – Body lotion in vanilla (LOVEEE THIS!!)

Image

 

Image

 

Image

Xxbrittersblog

50 followers!!!

Hi guys,
Wow 50 followers, that’s crazy! To some this is only a small achievement but to me, I am truly blown away. Never did I ever think 50 lovely people would subscribe to listen to what I have to say. So I want to say a bug thank you!! To celebrate this I will be posting a giveaway soon so keep an eye out.
Have a great day beautiful people!
And lookout for my beauty joint haul next!! :)

20130814-082630.jpg

Xxbrittersblog

Exciting news! I’m a Sigma Affiliate

This is a short but sweet post. Just letting you know that I have become a Sigma Affiliate! Unless you’re lived under a rock you know of the amazingness that is Sigma Brushes!!

So here’s the good news, I have a 10% discount code for you!  Its “MNSF2013” so pop this coupon code in at the checkout to receive your discount, and what’s better?!?  If you spend over $30 you receive a free gift. So check out this link right now and grab yourself some amazing brushes. 

http://www.sigmabeauty.com/?Click=500240

Image

 

Image