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Friday 16 January 2015

This Week The Mice Have Mostly Been...

I think we all deserve a bit of...

We made it through work week number two of 2015 and we're still standing... just!

This end we're still being ridiculously healthy with gym sessions in serious swing leaving us yelping with every move we make! At least it's taking our mind off the fact there are only two Mice in London now...come back HK Mouse we miss you!!!

When we haven't been avoiding bread, pumping iron (trying to!) or weeping every time we stand up or walk down stairs, this week the Mice have mostly been...

Going zoodle crazy with our new spiralizer obsession! I mentioned last week it was all part of our new beach goddess fitness drive and some inspiralization would be winging its way to you asap...well here's recipe number one!

If you checked out Middle Mouses' post this week you'll already be up to date on our weekend shenanigans, however if not,  a couple of my best girls come over for a night out 2008-style! As we were the first to get a place up in London, back in the good old days, every Saturday the girls would pile up to the flat early on Saturday evening where a feast would be laid on and copious cocktails would flow as we all got ready together for a big night out. After too many shots and dancing until our heels were kicked off, we'd weave home for drunken scrambled eggs and a sleep over all topped off the morning after by a hungover brunch! We decided it had been far too long since our last one, so we thought we'd kick off 2015 how we mean to go, fun and more fun!

However beach goddesses do not eat slice after slice of pizza so some habits had to be kicked! Carb-laden pre-boozng feast kicked, and instead I spiralized some zoodles of course (zucinni noodles!). Once you try this gem of a recipe you'll seriously think you've died and gone to heaven...a lip smacker of a dish which in my eyes kills the need for carbs any day!

You Need (serves 2)...

For the sauce:

1 lime squeezed
Salt and pepper
1 avocado
1/4 cup 0% plain Greek yogurt
12 basil leaves
1 medium clove of garlic, minced

For the rest:
3 courgettes
Salt and pepper to taste
1 pack of king prawns
1 whole lime
1 corn on the cob
Coconut oil

Here's how...

1. If you managed to get corn on the cob then whack these on a baking tray and preheat the oven to 200 degrees. Season with salt and paper and bake for 10 mins. Once done remove, scrape off the kernels and set aside. Our local store didn't have fresh corn so we made do with the green giant kind instead, however this still worked and was just as delicious! 

2. Set up your spiralizer and carve those courgettes into spirals of joy! 

3. Meanwhile chop your avo...

...pile all your sauce ingredients into a Blender... 

and whizz up into a thick sauce...

4. I'm not the biggest fan of raw garlic so instead of putting in the sauce I cooked the prawn up with it in a little coconut oil. 

5. The recipe say to serve to zoodles up raw however I chucked them into the garlic and prawn to soften and warm through!

6. Just before serving add the sauce to the zoodles and prawns, mix through and sprinkle with the baked corn...yum! 

Slathering ourselves every night before bed in prickly pear oil! Ok now that's a sentence I never imaged to come out of my mouth, unless I was going through a mid-life Jungle Book crisis! 

Sorry back to the facts, so during the winter months I often - like most - struggle with dry dull skin which doesn't look great even under my new amazing Charlotte Tilbury foundation! I have to be super careful with what I use as my skin is quite sensitive and I hate using heavy moisturisers. Not hard to please I know, but somehow there is a miracle answer...Prickly Pear Oil.

My lovely friend, Andrea, the creator of NYK1 initially brought it to my attention and kindly sent me some to try. It's transformed my end of day skin routine, either apply it concentrated or mix a few drops into your normal moisturiser before bed (I prefer to do the last option) It's super nourishing, sorts out any dry patches and I definitely feel it has brightened my complexion.

Officially this oil's benefits are endless: moisturises, softens, tightens pores to improve the skin's texture, prevents premature ageing and wrinkle formation, brightens dark spots and under-eye shadows, restores elasticity and brightens complexion. See I told you....a MIRACLE worker! 

You can pick yourself up a bottle here, and i'd do it quick smart if I were you as it's currently priced at £44.95 instead of the normal £75!

Right now I've got your weekend meal plan and beauty regime sorted, I'm off to drink, dance and make the most of the next 48 hours of FREEDOM! 


The Mice x

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