Last night around half one I was ruggedly woken up by a fire alarm. In my dorm room. In England. Thank God it was a false alarm (which I figured out after I managed to recover from my heart attack, grabbed some clothes, ran down the hall and talked to some guy living on the same floor, who was decidedly more relaxed about it than me). Now you might wonder what I am doing in England. Believe me, last night around half one I did too. 😉
The reason I’m in England is an internship with a charity which specializes in nutritional research regarding coeliac disease. It’s an incredible opportunity to be a teeny-tiny part of this and I’m excited to learn all about it.
Since I’m staying in a dorm, there’s a shared kitchen but everyone is expected to bring their own kitchen equipment including pans, which I could of course not fit into my suitcase. So I’ll be living on microwave meals for the next couple of weeks. Which just reminded me of this gem:
So far, I have found a lot of interesting ready meals, salads and soups at the local supermarkets, so hopefully I won’t be needing that book after all.
I’ve been looking forward to trying Livia’s Kitchen Raw Millionaire Bites and Biccy Boms for a long time, so I couldn’t resist when I found them at Sainsbury’s.
The Raw Millionaire Bites were delicious with a slightly crumbly oat base, sticky date caramel and dark chocolate layer. I also like that you get three small bites instead of one large bar.
The Biccy Boms looked very promising, but the “cake” layer turned out to be too dry for my taste. That’s a pity, because the chocolate coating and date caramel core are lovely.
I could spend hours at the grocery stores around here and just take a look at all the products. Just look at those microwaveable fries:
Or how about a unicorn cake?
And it doesn’t stop there. You know, maybe I should get this comfy one piece, just in case I feel like dressing up like a deer one day.
Just in case you didn’t notice, it’s got ears and antlers too…
Already suggested the following outfit for our next Christmas family photo. Somehow they weren’t as thrilled as I am. That patterned piece to the left is for dogs by the way. Just so they don’t feel left out I guess.
I also found some super handy things, like these veggies in microwaveable bags.
And I love the selection of healthy lunch sized salads, which can easily be turned into a more filling meal by adding steamed veggies and rice for example.
Or rice noodles, a spoonful of peanut butter and lemon juice to get something resembling Pad Thai:
Good night! 🙂