Recipe|| Marmite oatcakes

I thought I’d shake it up this week with a lunch recipe…

Yes I’m one of those people who likes to have lunch sorted for the week ahead, on a Sunday. It just saves money, and also time as I tend to wander round a supermarket on average 3 times before deciding what I actually want to eat. Nightmare I know!
I do like to have relatively healthy meals in the week, so that I can treat myself more at weekends. It’s just the way I work – it helps me rationalise the naughty treats on a Saturday or Sunday, like the cinnamon pancakes with caramelised Apple Alex made me for brunch last weekend.
This recipe is actually adapted the tiniest bit from one my Grandma gave me. She actually makes them for my mum for lunch too, so I thought I’d give them a whirl, but add my own touch.
Oat cakes can be a little bland, and I know it’s all about the toppings, but I wanted to add a little more flavour to the oats in the first place.  After rummaging through my condiments and spices, and searching my brain for ideas, it struck – Marmite. Yes that’s right.
Marmite Oatcakes Recipe
These oatcakes are super yummy, have a depth in flavour to them which normal oatcakes don’t have, and are delicious served with cottage cheese, or any of the standard toppings! Even Alex gave his approval and he doesn’t like anything dry and flavourless, he won’t even choose to eat a sandwich unless it’s toasted with melted cheese as he thinks bread is dry and bland, whereas to me bread is almost irresistible.
Marmite Oatcakes Recipe
So here’s how to make them:
Ingredients (makes approx. 12):
  • 150g oats
  • 75g plain flour
  • 50g butter
  • 1/2 tsp. Bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 2 tsp. Marmite
  • 50ml hot water
Method:
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius. Line a baking try with baking paper and pop to the side.
  2. Blitz 75g of oats in a food processor (or a nutribullet works too!) until they have the texture of coarse flour.
  3. Put the 75g ground oats, and remaining oats in a bowl. Add the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt and combine.
  4. Add the 50g butter to the bowl and rub in until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs. Pop to the side.
  5. Place 2 tsp. Marmite into a measuring cup/jug, and make up to 60ml with hot water. Stir well until the Marmite has dissolved.
  6. Pour the Marmite liquid into the flour and oats mixture and stir until it forms a dough.
  7. Roll out the dough to a few millimetres thick, and using a cookie cutter (or improvise – I used the Marmite jar lid) cut out your oatcakes. Re-roll the leftover dough, and continue to cut out your oatcakes until all of the dough is used.
  8. Bake in the centre of the oven for 20-25 minutes, until starting to turn brown around the edges.
  9. Let cool, and store in an airtight container for the week ahead.

Ta da! A quick and easy recipe for lunches for the week ahead.

As mentioned, I had mine with cottage cheese and some cucumber sticks, but they’d taste yummy with soft cheese or tuna mayo, or you could even serve them as a side for soup! The weather is getting colder after all.

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What’s your favourite lunch for the working week?

Chloe xx

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Eating Out|| Lunch at Peyton & Byrne

By the time it gets to Friday, you’re ready for a treat right?

A couple of Friday’s ago, I decided that it’d been a long week, I’d been at client meetings, catching up at work after my holiday and I’d had a migraine to battle with too, so decided that I deserved a nice lunchtime treat. Out I popped, by myself, to find a nice little quiet spot to shut off from work and enjoy just a little self indulgence, and peace and quiet.
I literally got just round the corner before setting my heart on Peyton and Byrne. A couple of my colleagues are pretty much regulars, and are always on about how good the quiche and salad is, so I decided that it was about time I have it a whirl.
Peyton & Byrne, Covent Garden
There were a few quiche options that day (these change daily), and stuck between two I finally went for the ham and leek tart. There were also several options for a side salad, should you wish to add this to your quiche (again these change daily, and they always seem to have a good selection of different types from grains to veg, and leafy options). I was given the option to mix 2 of the salads to create one side portion, and so opted for a fresh bean salad and an aubergine dish to accompany my ham and leek quiche.
I did almost get a coffee, but as I was trying hard to give up coffee during the week (that didn’t last! In fact that Friday was my last successful day!), so I didn’t get a drink, I just helped myself to the tap water Peyton & Byrne have out on the side for customers.
Collecting my tart and salad, along with a set of cutlery, I found a nice little table in the window and settled in.
I obviously managed to get a couple of snaps before tucking in..
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The tart was delicious. With a crunchy and slightly buttery crust, and creamy filling, the tart had a strong leek flavour, and plenty of ham. The flavour combination of ham and leek always works well, and this is just another example. It really was as good as expected after all the shining reviews from colleagues.
The bean salad was crisp and fresh, and I loved the mixture of garden peas, French beans and mangetout. A delicious accompaniment to my tart.
Aubergine is huge at the moment. Did you know it’s actually being classed as the new avocado? Crazy I know! This aubergine dish was really tasty. The aubergine was soft and flavoursome, with a light oily drizzle. This also went extremely well with the tart!
I slowly ate my way through, savouring every minute of my peaceful lunch. It was lovely to get out and enjoy my lunch rather than eat sitting at my desk.
If you’re out and about in central London at the weekend, or if you work near a Peyton & Byrne, I highly recommend popping in for lunch. Everything is served fresh, there’s plenty of choice from sandwiches to salads and quiches, and plenty of cakes, the service is friendly and efficient and it’s also very reasonably priced for Central London – it was £5.70 to dine in with my quiche and salad, it’s slightly less to takeaway. I’m definitely going back!
Do you treat yourself on a Friday?
Chloe xx

Recipe|| Buffalo Cheesy Chicken Bombs

These really went down a treat! We both enjoy a spicy meal, vindaloo, chilli con carne, jollof rice, you name it we’ll probably really enjoy it, so I couldn’t believe we’d never tried using buffalo sauce in a home cooked meal before.

I actually had the idea when craving a Bird (read my review here and you’ll understand why I can’t get it out of my head!) although my recipe is completely different to a buffalo wing.

Alex doesn’t really like the blue cheese sauce which is usually used to garnish a buffalo wing, so I thought I’d try a different twist as I think cheese does go really well with the spicy sauce, using cheddar tucked inside a piece of chicken breast, and then wrapping it in bacon before cooking, soaked in Frank’s RedHot Buffalo Wing Sauce.

Buffalo Cheesy Chicken Bombs Recipe

Served with rice, sweetcorn and peppers, it was a seriously yummy meal. The buffalo sauce offered the heat we enjoy, whilst also being really flavoursome, almost tangy. The chicken was tender, from being cooked in foil, yet the bacon had a slight crisp outer coating from the grill. There was plenty of sauce to drizzle over the rice too, making the entire dish come together.

So here’s how I made it…

Ingredients (serves 2 ):

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 6 rashers of smoked bacon
  • 75 cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 bottle Frank’s RedHot Buffalo Wings Sauce
  • 1 packet of boil in a bag rice
  • 1/2 198g can of Green Giant sweetcorn and peppers, cooked

Method:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 220 degrees celsius. Line a crockery dish with foil and put to the side for later.
  2. Cut the chicken breast into smaller pieces, roughly 2cm square – very roughly, as long as they’re big enough to put cheese in. Pop to the side.
  3. Cut the cheese into enough pieces for there to be one piece for each chicken piece, and cut each of the bacon rashers in half lengthways. Pop to the side.
  4. Take a piece of chicken, cut a little slit in the middle and slot a piece of cheese inside. Take a piece of bacon and wrap around the chicken, covering the opening with cheese. Repeat with all of the pieces of chicken – You might find you have more bacon than needed, so you can always wrap two pieces around any slightly larger pieces of chicken, to help the cheese stay in.
  5. Place the bacon wrapped chicken pieces in the foil lined crockery dish, and cover with the Frank’s RedHot Buffalo Wings Sauce. Cover the dish with foil and cook for 25-30 minutes, until the chicken is completely cooked.
  6. Whilst the chicken is cooking, prepare the rice, cooking in boiling water until soft, and mix with the sweetcorn. Keep warm.
  7. Take the foil off the top of the chicken bombs, and pop under the grill for 5 minutes until golden and slightly crisp.
  8. Split the rice, sweetcorn and peppers between two dishes, and top with the chicken bombs. Drizzle some of the remaining sauce over the rice to add some extra sauciness and flavour.

Ta da!

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I also served mine with a portion of green beans, for some extra veg – I do love green beans!

Enjoy!

Have you tried cooking anything different recently?

Chloe xx

Fitness|| Swimming with Swimming Nature – Lesson 2

Yesterday I had my second swimming lesson with Swimming Nature (If you missed my first lesson, you can read it here), and came out feeling so empowered and proud at the progress I’d made. I even mentioned it as a high of the week in our weekly team meeting at work!

This week Sam went through a bit of a recap with me, to get me used to being back in the pool and the feel of floating, and being under the water etc. – he was impressed that I’d practised at the weekend too! – before he continued to teach me how to do front crawl.
Obviously, practising at the weekend did help – the more you do it and the more you’re in the water the more you get used to it – but my leg motion had slipped a little. Whoops.

So we went back to legs, going over the motion and doing several lengths. It’s strange because I can get the hang of the motion and how my legs are supposed to move when doing it on my back, but something changes when I’m on my front.
It may sound like it could be boring, going over the legs again but it’s really not. Sam was giving me tips and trying to help me get the feel for it – it’s all about muscle memory – and I was trying my hardest to remember everything and put it all together. There were moments when my knee decided it wanted to kick out, or feet were too rigid, but I started showing signs of improvement after a few lengths.

Once I’d managed to get used to the leg kick (well kind of) we moved onto body rolls, doing several kicks on my front, and rolling my body in the water onto my back to do several kicks before rolling back again onto my front. This is all progression for learning how to turn your body for the breathing aspect of front crawl.

Honestly, it felt so weird. Even with Sam supporting, I still forgot to breathe at times as I was nervous and concentrating on other things – It’s so hard to remember everything! But I could see why it helps with turning for breathing, and tried to get used to it – this is definitely something I need to practise!

Here’s some tips for if you want to give this a whirl:

  • Push your shoulder round first to help you turn
  • Don’t stop kicking, you want to keep moving otherwise you’ll sink
  • Always roll the same way – i.e. If you’re on your back and roll towards your right shoulder, use your right shoulder first when twisting again to be on your back
  • If you roll onto your front and your legs drop, don’t raise your bum to try and lift them – this doesn’t work (trust me!). Just keep kicking, with larger kicks, and you’ll soon be back up
  • Breathe out towards the end of the section on your front, and remember to breathe in before the end of being on your back

See I told you there were lots of things to remember!

We then moved on to just kicking whilst on my front, and learning the body movement for breathing whilst doing front crawl. I had to kick my legs, keeping one hand by my side and the other pointed out in front of me in the direction I was going, but not stretched out. After every three kicks I had to breathe out, and after the fourth kick I had to stretch the extended arm and twist the other shoulder back, bringing my head out the water to breathe, before starting again.

This was very uncomfortable at first, but I got a little more confident. It definitely helped having Sam stood in front of me, helping direct my hand and remind me of the movements.

This is a great way to learn how to move out of the water to breathe. Here’s some tips to think about:

  • When moving your head, you’re only twisting – keep your ear on the extended arm so your face just comes out of the water. If you lift your head out the water, your body will go down
  • Don’t stop kicking. You’ll need to do a little side kick when you come up for air – it’s not quite as strong but keeps you up in the water
  • Make sure your extended arm isn’t too out-stretched at the beginning when just kicking, or your arm won’t have anywhere to move when you stretch and twist
  • There’s a lot to think about, but don’t forget to breathe. Don’t breathe out too early when in the water or you’ll struggle towards the end and then panic (yes I did this!), breathe out after the third kick
  • Make sure you keep your other arm right next to the side of your body, to help keep you streamlined

We did a bit of work on breathing whilst doing breast stroke too, and to finish we did a little seated dive into the pool. This was a little fun, but super scary! I didn’t mind as the pool wasn’t too deep, but it just shows how far I’m coming – I used to be so scared about swimming, being even a little out of my depth and would not put my head under the water to swim EVER – way too scary for me back then, I always thought I wouldn’t get enough air.

So overall, a fab second lesson. I’ve already learnt so much in the two lessons I’ve had, and have become more confident too.

Practising last weekend definitely helped, but it really couldn’t beat a swimming lesson with Sam – it’s just so valuable. Having a professional there to tell me what I’m doing wrong, how to improve, and physically moving my legs to show me how my legs should be moving (so that I actually move and don’t just stay in one place kicking like a maniac) is something you can’t replicate on your own.

If you’re serious about improving a stroke and getting more confident at swimming,  whether you’re a total beginner or just someone who knows how to swim but think you could do with some guidance on improving, I couldn’t recommend Swimming Nature enough. They’re friendly, efficient and super helpful keeping your goals in mind whilst also helping you to develop areas you might not think need improving as much – they’re great!

Stay tuned for more swimming updates and tips.

Have you thought about doing swimming lessons?

Chloe xx

*Swimming Nature has provided me with a couple of lessons to get me going on my mission to improve. All views my own. 

Out & About|| London Fashion Week

Last week I had my first London Fashion Week experience! Definitely an experience to be had if you get the chance – it was really interesting. 

As Kim’s plus one, we met early to pick up the tickets (Kim was invited along by The Fashion Council and The Sunglasses Hut) – we had tickets for the David Koma show – and headed over to check out The Blogger Programme near Holborn beforehand.
The blogger programme was a separate thing Kim was invited too – a chance for brands to sample to bloggers – and was so cool. It was based in a contemporary, white room, and they’d styled the room to be pretty much like a girls dream – it was as so cute! Loved the design, the balloons, cushions and sofas. If only I could make my flat so cute!
There were a few things going on there too, they had a little area where you could make your own dangly earrings, hair stylists, nail artists, someone talking about teeth whitening, another about an electronic facial cleanser and someone sampling the new Sarah Jessica Parker fragrance (which is unisex!!). Superdry had a rail of clothes from their new collection too, and Ninelives had some sort of photo shoot equipment at the back – I never really thought I had what it takes to be a model so stayed clear. Alex likes to remind me that I’m way too short too! Haha
There was also a fab little gif machine, which you stood in front of pulling four quick poses, and it made a gif of you. This was pretty popular and was so much fun! Check these out…
There was plenty of food and drink to snack on whilst there. I had one of the new (I think! Not seen them before) Evian waters and some jelly beans. Love jelly beans!img_20160923_122902
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We chilled for a bit on the sofas before heading over to Brewer Street.
I didn’t realise, but the new location for London Fashion Week is in a car park!! But they work it so well. It was set across three floors, the first home to an awesome cafe, with so many plants it almost felt like you were outside, the second floor the designer showroom, and the third the catwalk.
We had a wander round the designer showroom, spotting all the weird and wonderful designs coming up for spring summer, which retailers are most likely going to take inspiration from. There were some cool ideas, and as always others I wouldn’t have the balls to wear.
London Fashion Week 2016
At the far end were Maybelline, Toni and Guy doing hair styling and The Sunglass Hut who were showing off various sunglasses and inviting you to have a personalised London Fashion Week bag – of course we couldn’t resist!
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Once satisfied that we’d covered the parts of the showroom we really wanted to see, we went to sit in the cafe for a little bit until it was time to head up for the David Koma show.
David Koma was running late, due to the over-running of previous shows, and also traffic (some of his team couldn’t get to the venue in time), so we were sat on the side for a while before anything started. Luckily, the first row didn’t fill up so Kim and I were asked to move forward, giving us a fab view for the show. Almost an hour later, the show started.
There were some awesome pieces in Koma’s collection – I loved the luminous greens, the puffy sleeves and the sandals were amazing too (I really want some of these!).
London Fashion Week 2016
There were some fab dresses, and lots of things I actually would wear out in public.
The show was done in around 5 minutes, which is probably the only down side as we waited an hour for that short amount of time, but it was really good to experience and really interesting to see what kind of things will be around next season.
I had a lovely afternoon, and would recommend going along if you get the chance, even if you do only go once. I’m not a huge fashion person myself, which I’m sure you’ll be able to tell although I do love the Clothes Show every year, but I still really enjoyed my afternoon!
Have you been to a fashion event like this before?
Chloe xx

Afternoon Tea|| Alice in Wonderland Afternoon Tea,

Surely everyone knows the story of Alice in Wonderland, at least vaguely. The first sight of a rabbit in a top hat you know its the Mad Hatter, who’s probably hosting a tea party, and the queen of hearts is the badass of the story, drink me potions make you small and eat me cakes make you big – ta da! 

Ask my boyfriend (Alex) if he can give you one fact about the story, and he’s stumped. I was shocked.
So when I went for an Alice in Wonderland themed afternoon tea recently with Kim, I had to talk him through what was linked to what in the story as I showed him all my pics from my afternoon out. It was hilarious.
The afternoon itself was lovely. We arrived at the Raj hotel, St. James’ court, where we had to wander through the courtyard at the back of the first bar to get to where we needed to be for our tea. It was so pretty!
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We were seated at this incredibly cute table for two in the window, dressed with flowers, playing cards, really cute crockery, and there was a hat in the window as well as a broken clock. They really had made such an effort with design!
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We shortly received a whole menu full of different tea options, and were notified that they would start bringing out our afternoon tea soon. A little overwhelmed by the options I opted for a chai tea, to make sure I went for something different to those I would normally choose.
Our teas arrived in adorable tea pots – They actually reminded me of some of my Grandma’s crockery as she has some beautiful sets! Once sat for a little, I poured myself a cup of chai tea, added a drop of milk, and took a sip – it was delicious. I normally take sugar in my tea but you don’t really need it with chai, which I think is down to the spices and cinnamon flavour – I would say healthier but we were just about to eat lots of sugar in the form of cakes and treats!Alice in Wonderland Afternoon Tea, The Raj Hotel, St. James' Court
Sandwiches arrived, little crust-less finger size portions, in 4 different flavours all with their own names – cucumber and cream cheese on beetroot bread (named Alice), chicken and sultana on carrot bread (named Bird in the Tree), tuna mayo (named Fish Footman) and yarg (cheese) and tomato with red currant jelly (named Lory).
Alice in Wonderland Afternoon Tea, The Raj Hotel, St. James' Court
They were all yummy but my favourite had to be the cucumber and cream cheese on beetroot bread. It was just so different (I’d never had beetroot bread before), soft and flavoursome, it really added something new to an afternoon tea.
Soon after our sandwich plate was cleared, and we’d had another couple of cups of tea, our cakes and treats started arriving. Believe me when I say, there were lots….
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Our selection included (each):
  • Drink Me: Strawberry Potion (strawberry yoghurt)
  • Pocket Watch: Bubble Gum Macaron
  • Caterpillar’s Mushroom: Raspberry Marshmallow
  • Queen of Hearts: Mango Tart
  • Dodo’s: Watermelon Jelly
  • Tea Cup: White Chocolate Mousse
  • Scones – one plain, one chocolate chip and one sultana, with jam and clotted cream

We also had an iced victoria sponge to share too!

Alice in Wonderland Afternoon Tea, The Raj Hotel, St. James' Court

They looked amazing. So much thought into the design and creativity in each and every one.

I tactfully tried to choose my way through, to make sure that I got to try all the treats I wanted – All of the little treats were just the right size, tiny portions so you could try them all, although I knew deep down that I wouldn’t manage it all! I mean look how much there is!

Although I do LOVE marshmallows (I really really do!), I think my favourite had to be the mango tart. The pastry wasn’t quite crisp which was perfect and the mango filling was thick, juicy and sweet. The little crown on top was flavoured marzipan, and it also had a  little white chocolate plaque, which had hearts on to finish off the design – I mean how cute? It was absolutely delicious.

The macaron (Pocket Watch) I think was my second favourite. Once again, I loved the design! The bubblegum flavour was quite prominent, and the macaron was slightly crisp on the outside, with a softer, light middle and a creamy filling – it was on par with my faves from Paris!

The scones were yummy too, especially when topped with the Cornish clotted cream and jam. The chocolate chip ones were a nice change – I’d never had them at an afternoon tea before – and really went down well.

Alice in Wonderland Afternoon Tea, The Raj Hotel, St. James' Court

I was so full but really wanted to try the strawberry potion (I’m sure you all know I love yoghurt), so just managed to fit it in. It was really creamy, yet slightly refreshing after all the sweet treats and sugar. A great choice to leave until the end.

We continued to drink our tea – I lost count as to how many cups I drank – before heading off for the rest of our afternoon.

Overall, I had a fab time – our Alice in Wonderland afternoon tea at The Raj was incredible. There was so much food, all really thought out and detailed yet super yummy, the service was fab and friendly and the choice of tea was exquisite.

I have spotted that there are a few places in London now offering an Alice in Wonderland themed afternoon tea, but I highly recommend this one! Trust me, you won’t be disappointed.

Where’s your favourite place for afternoon tea?

Chloe xx

Recipe||Gnocchi Bolognaise with Leftovers

Alex and I now take it in turns every other week to cook dinner, and it works so well at making sure it’s equal as I was always the one who thought about dinner first – I’m just super organised and like to have my food shopping done.

During my cooking weeks, as I’m getting some of my exercise done in the mornings and lunchtimes, I’m trying to get a little more creative in the kitchen with the extra time I have in the evening. But even when time is cut short, I’m trying not to resort to the same old recipes which work time and time again (the simple,easy route).

So I thought..to give myself more motivation to get a little more creative for lunches and dinners I would share my recipes with you guys, once a week, on Sundays – so watch this space.

First up – Gnocchi Bolognaise with leftovers.

Gnocchi Bolognaise Recipe - Homemade

Routing through my freezer I found that I had a couple of leftover beefburgers, and I also spotted half a tin of chopped tomatoes in the fridge from the previous night, so I got thinking about what I could whip up to impress the boyfriend.

I didn’t want to just cook the beefburgers – too simple and I wasn’t feeling it – so I decided to use the burgers as minced beef. We hadn’t had bolognaise in ages,as we always opt for chilli con carne (both with a love of spicy food),so I decided I’d do a simple bolognaise but served with something we don’t normally have – something Alex had actually never had before, Gnocchi.

Gnocchi Bolognaise Recipe - Homemade

So here’s how it’s made:

Ingredients (Serves 2):

  • 2 quarter pounder beef burgers
  • 1 1/2 tins of chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 2 beef stock cubes
  • 1 tsp. all purpose seasoning
  • 1 tsp. mixed herbs
  • 1/2 tsp. chopped garlic (I use Very Lazy, such a fab store cupboard essential)
  • 8 button mushrooms (I only used 4 as Alex doesn’t like them, so also added them just before serving)
  • 1 pack of Gnocchi (tomato flavoured if possible)
  • 50g grated cheddar, for serving
  • small handful of chopped herbs (parsley), to garnish

Method:

  1. Chop the red onion finely. Fry the onion and garlic until the onion is golden.
  2. Break the beef burgers up into pieces and fry until browned. Use the spatula to continue to break the beef up as it cooks, so it looks more like you’re using minced beef.
  3. Once the meat is browned, pop in the mushrooms (if you both want them, if not, fry them separately later on and add them at the end) and fry for a minute longer.
  4. Pour in the chopped tomatoes, add the crumbled beef stock cubes, herbs and seasoning, stir well and leave to simmer for 15 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  5. With less than 10 minutes to go, prepare the Gnocchi (it takes under 5 minutes to cook in boiling water). Drain the Gnocchi, split between two dishes, top with bolognaise, a small handful of grated cheddar, and a sprinkling of parsley.

Ta da! A simple yet tasty home made meal (ok, apart from the Gnocchi – maybe next time I’ll try from scratch), in about half an hour – perfect for mid-week and great for using up leftovers. You can also serve with a few veggies – I had some green beans and sweetcorn with mine (I always have to have lots of veggies!)

Gnocchi Bolognaise Recipe - Homemade

What’s your favourite thing to do with Gnocchi? I’m definitely going to be having it again.

Chloe xx