LITTLE GEMS: Chinese New Year, Breakfasts, Burgers, Pizzas and... Well Sushi of Course!


Happy Chinese New Year guys! I don't think there's anything better than being half Chinese! When you get to the end of January and you think - I wasn't prepared! I've failed miserably at all my resolutions and feel like I want to start the year again... Then comes Chinese New Year (and so then I can ha ha!).

How was your week? I've been busy as usual in the clinic and working on some new projects I'm super excited about. Not really had much time to post much but I've got a few pics from this weekend of all my foodie adventures. Have a nosey through, I will explain as we go :)

Not a week goes by without avo toast. This was my Saturday morning special which I washed down (rather heavily) with a green smoothie! Yikes! I was seriously full after all that ha ha!

I love this with a poached egg on top, it just adds another dimension. Plus the tomatoes are so fresh tasting as well. This was delish!

Warm bowl of almond milk porridge and some berry compote. (Just add the berries to the pan with a little maple syrup and a squeeze of lemon juice. Cook them down until they start to mush a little. I find by the time they're ready, so is the porridge!)

Friday night treat was out at Byron on Deansgate. We were pretty hungry, so had some tortillas to start.

Love me a good burger even though I don't eat meat anymore. I actually find a lot of the veggie burgers are so tasty, some better than the meat options. They are full of so many spices and different flavours, I don't miss the meat one bit!

Plus I LOVE the courgette fries here. They are amazing! Also you can't not have the sweet potato fries and their special 'Byron Sauce' to go with it - I'm actually salivating at the thought of this right now ha ha!

Did a little bit of home shopping on Saturday. Couldn't resist taking some pictures either of the showroom!

I love with this chair! Maybe not so much the pimped up material, but still adore the shape of it!

Then off to one of my fav places in the world ha ha! The lovely Bents Garden Centre in Glazebury. If you have not been yet... WHY!?!?!? It's amazing. You can stroll around looking at the flowers, get an almighty lunch, do a bit of food shopping plus so much more. You MUST go!

We 'shared' a dessert. Well, except I didn't really have any ha ha! Hubs enjoyed it though! :)

Yum Yum Yum

Saturday night we celebrated Chinese New Year at my parents house. The last couple of years I've cooked, but this time my Dad said he would do it. He's the best cook too so I was super excited! I love these Chinese greens. This is kai lan and probably my favourite.

Our little meal. It's funny as it doesn't really look that much but the four of us couldn't even finish it all! Two types of prawns, a big fish, vegetables, mooli and carrot stir fry and lots of rice. Excuse the plates but this is proper home style cooking!

Happy New Year from Daddy Tsui and I he he! This was the mess we managed to create!

Of course Dexter had to be in on the celebrations too!

Then, after work on Sunday I had a quick business lunch at Victor's. Not had my sushi fix all week and well... I was so excited for it! Here's a bit of vegetable tempura.

Spicy Tuna Roll

Then my fav... Flamed salmon roll. Feel like these little beauties should have halos over them they are so good ha ha!

Finally had a proper 'pig out' at Pizza Express on Sunday night. Kept it simple, margarita and olives. Hit the spot big time too! Happy days!

So that was pretty much my week - well in the food sense anyways. I also did a big thing I was really nervous about I wanted to share with you... I started a YouTube channel!! Aaaaah! So nerve racking! It's just going to be based on skincare at the moment and talking about different skin care topics, but I might throw a foodie video in there sometime in the future - who knows! If you're interested in having a look I will pop the link below. As it's a new channel I don't think you can find me easily in the searches, but the link is here in any case.

I hope you have a great week and thanks so much for reading!

Big Love,

Em x


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