SWEET SRIRACHA GLAZE

March 16, 2018




Sometimes, all a rice dish needs is a tasty glaze - especially when it is served with salmon. All that is needed for this glaze is 5 ingredients and it is super quick to make and very tasty! When I transferred the glaze onto my rice there didn't seem to be a lot of sauce, but once I had stirred the sauce in with my rice, there was plenty and it tasted incredible!

If you follow Slimming World, this glaze is only 3.5 syns, however, depending on the sauces you use the syn value may vary so I'd advise checking the syn's on the Slimming World app. Don't forget to tag me on Instagram (@sophiemleung) if you make this glaze!

Ingredients

serves 1:

  • 1 spring onion sliced lengthwise
  • 1 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 1 tbsp Sriracha
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 2 tsp soy sauce

Method

1. Place the sliced spring onion in a bowl and add the hoisin sauce, Sriracha, honey and soy sauce. Stir well and leave to marinate for 30 minutes.

2. Once your rice and salmon (or whichever you chose to have with the glaze) has finished cooking, stir the glaze and place in the microwave for 30 seconds, stir well and place back into the microwave for a further 30 seconds and transfer on to your dinner. 

Depending on the wattage of your microwave you may need to cook your glaze for a little bit longer. If you prefer your glaze to be thicker, then just add more honey. 


Enjoy!


TOMATO PASTA BAKE

March 04, 2018



Pasta bakes are very versatile dishes, with regard to both ingredients and sauces. To me, they are very comforting. This recipe is simple, tasty and super quick to make. I hope that you enjoy it as much as I do and remember to tag me in your photos on Instagram (@sophiemleung) as I love seeing them!

SENSIMAR EL DORADO SEASIDE SUITES & SPA | MEXICO

March 03, 2018


Sensimar El Dorado Seaside Suites & Spa is a luxurious adults-only resort situated on the beach in Riviera Maya, Mexico and there is no other way to describe it than pure bliss.

It's been 9 months and I'm only now getting round to writing about my time in Mexico. I think I have been prolonging it because looking back at the photos makes me sad and makes my Mexico blues even bluer, is that even a word? But anyway, here it is (finally) and I hope that this post will show you just how special this resort is! And if you have any questions, feel free to comment and if I know the answer I'll get back to you!


THE ROOM


We stayed in the Superior Junior Suite which was very spacious! The bed was huge and SO comfy, I'm sure I haven't had a good nights sleep since coming home. We also had a spacious wardrobe with a safe inside and an iron, bathrobes and slippers, air-conditioning, tea/coffee making facilities, wifi, a flat screen TV, a sofa, table and not forgetting a jacuzzi. We also had sliding doors which led on to our balcony/terrace which overlooked one of the pools.

THE GROUNDS AND FACILITIES


One thing is for sure, you will never be bored at this resort. The resort is massive with so many things to do day and night. I kayaked for the first time (which is free on the beach!) and it was so fun, except for when I was panicking the kayak would turn over.
You will never go thirsty either, there are 10 bars situated around the resort including swim-up bars. I very much enjoyed the cocktails, especially the daquiri's which I highly recommend! There is also a beach waiter service so you don't have to move from your sun lounger or daybed to get snacks and drinks! Due to the resort being SO big, they have carts which will take you wherever you want to go. The resort also has a Starbucks!

THE FOOD


I don't think I was ever hungry in the whole 2 weeks I was in Mexico. All of the food was to an immaculate standard with a number of restaurants (10 to be precise) to choose from; a la carté, Italian, Asian, Gourmet Pub food, Beach BBQ, Mexican (obviously!), it was foodie heaven - and not forgetting the 24-hour room service which was FREE! For breakfast, our favourite place to go was the Arrecifes restaurant - whether you are craving a fry-up or waffles and Nutella, this is the place. Overall, I honestly cannot recommend this resort enough. I didn't want to come home, even now when I reminisce and look back at the photos it feels like a dream because it was SO perfect. There are so many destinations in the world that I would love to visit but Sensimar El Dorado Seaside Suites & Spa is definitely somewhere that I would love to return (hopefully in the near future).


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