Summer Fruit Mint Tea

Summer Fruit Mint Tea | Add A Little

I made a drinks recipe yay! I haven’t made one yet on Add A Little and thought you would enjoy this refreshing, minty, slightly fruity drink that’s perfect for summer! And I know it’s nearly the end of summer (nooo) but lets just pretend it’s still hot and sunny and we can have picnics.

Summer Fruit Mint Tea | Add A Little

I also decided to give an outdoor shoot a little go, which was super fun! What do you think of the shots? I’m really happy with the way they turned out so I’ll definitely try different sceneries more often! (Just ignore the fact that it was fuh-reezing outside and my fingers nearly fell off!)

Summer Fruit Mint Tea | Add A Little

More drink recipes to come!

Summer Fruit Mint Tea | Add A Little

Summer Fruit Mint Tea vegan, gluten free, dairy free

A delicious summer drink that is refreshing on a hot, summers day.
Feel free to add any fruits of your choice and this is delicious served warm if you add a slice of orange and some fresh mint leaves too.

2 teabags of good quality mint tea
500ml cool water (you can use boiling water if you want to speed up the process but I think long steeping gives it a more crisp, minty flavour)
Fruits of your choice: raspberries, frozen grapes, plums, nectarines

optional: sweetner such as agave or stevia

Steep the teabags in the cool water for about half and hour.

Chill in the fridge and serve cold with fruits.
Use frozen grapes instead of ice cubes so the flavour doesn’t go!

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Salmon, Asparagus and Avocado Salad & 1st Blog Birthday!

Salmon, Asparagus and Avocado Salad | Add A Little

Firstly, I don’t know if you can tell, but…

I GOT A NEW CAMERA!

Oh em gee. I am seriously (still) internally freaking out! It’s so gorgeous and literally so HD it makes me want to weep.

Salmon, Asparagus and Avocado Salad | Add A Little

Salmon, Asparagus and Avocado Salad | Add A Little

Just look at that quality. Weep worthy or what.

I can’t wait to improve my photography and make (and eat) lots more food! I think it’s the perfect time to get a new camera as my blog is turning one! Literally today! One year ago, I wrote my first post! I can’t believe how quickly time has flown and thank you all so much. This has honestly been one of the best decisions I’ve made and it really has changed my life for the better! I urge anyone that wants to start a blog to do so :)

Whether you’re a new reader just stopping by or you’ve followed my blog for a while – THANK YOU! Honestly, it means so much to me that people have been enjoying it by leaving comments and e-mails!
I can’t wait to see what the future holds but I will carry on blogging fo’ sho’!

Salmon, Asparagus and Avocado Salad | Add A Little

Aaaanndddd… in other news, exam results are on Thursday. That’s in two. days. time.
ASDFGHJKL is how my brain is feeling about this.
But good luck to everyone out there! As long as you tried your best, you’ll have done the best you can!

Salmon, Asparagus and Avocado Salad | Add A Little

Salmon, Asparagus and Avocado Salad dairy free, gluten free

This salad is perfect for a light lunch or you could serve it atop brown rice or another grain. You could also drizzle it with toasted sesame oil and sprinkle sesame seeds on top for more of an Asian vibe.Feel free to also poach salmon or trout, which is delicious, but has a less strong flavour.

Bunch of asparagus, cut diagonally
1/2 avocado, cubed
A few slices of smoked salmon (I used applewood and oak smoked)
Extra virgin olive oil
Apple cider vinegar
Lemon
Salt and pepper

Place the asparagus and boil in salted water until tender.

Once done, put straight into ice cold water to cool down and keep the colour vibrant.

Mix together the olive oil, vinegar, squeeze of lemon and salt and pepper to taste.
Once the dressing is done, stir the asparagus in it.

Just before serving, add the avocado and salmon on top.
Drizzle with a touch more olive oil and freshly ground pepper.

Salmon, Asparagus and Avocado Salad | Add A Little

Roasted Chickpeas

Roasted Chickpeas | Add A Little

I’m a big lover of any kind of snack, whether it’s popcorn or peas – I love to munch on things throughout the day!
I’ve loved chickpeas for a long time and my mum recently bought a pack of 12 TINS FOR £1.50. Seriously, woah. Like, I love chickpeas but this takes things to a whole new level!

I’ve been trying to find new ways to cook with them, i love sautéeing with some spinach and bacon, made into falafels, stews, hummus and I’ve always loved roasting them. They’re the perfect crunchy snack as an alternative to crisps! you can make them sweet by glazing them in honey or maple syrup and a sprinkle of cinnamon!

They make a perfect snack or light supper with some other things, as shown above. I’m sure everyone would be impressed if you served them at a party as a nibble with some drinks! Little do they know, they’re actually super easy to rustle up. I mean, 3 ingredients – what are you waiting for?!

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Here’s a video tutorial I made too :)

Roasted Chickpeas

1 tin of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
Extra virgin olive oil, to coat (you can also use coconut oil if you are going for the sweet route)
Salt

Optional: any flavourings of your choice, I used smoked paprika

Preheat your oven to 180ºC.

Put chickpeas in a bowl and dry them using tissue (you can also use a salad spinner).

Coat with olive oil and salt and mix liberally with you hands.

Place on a lined baking tray and put in the middle shelf of the oven for 30 minutes, flipping half way through.

They should be done by 30 minutes, but if not, put them back in at 5 minutes intervals until done.

Serve immediately!

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