Basa Fillet and Avocado Salad.

Pesto Fish Recipe

1 Basa Fillet ( or any white flesh fish )
1 tablespoon Red Pesto ( I used Jamie Oliver’s)
Dry Ingredients:
2 tablespoons Plain Flour
1/2 teaspoon Fennel powder
1/2 teaspoon Paprika powder
1/4 teaspoon White Pepper powder
Pinch of salt
Tortilla wraps – 2 small or 1 big
Method :
Baste one side of the fillet ( the upper, fleshy part) with the pesto. You can use green pesto if you prefer.
Mix all the dry ingredients and gently coat both sides of the fillet.
Oil the pan and cook each side of the fillet for 7 minutes.

 

Avocado Salad Recipe:

1 medium riped Avocado – chopped
2 baby plum tomatoes
1/2 Onion – diced
1 red or green chilli – chopped
2 sprigs fresh Dill – chopped
2 tablespoons Greek Yogurt
Salt and pepper – just a pinch
Method :
Mix all the ingredients to come together.
Garnish the wraps with lettuce, place the fish and salad. Serve with lemon or lime wedge.

 

 

 

Carrot and Pear Smoothie.

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2 medium sized Carrots – chopped

1 ripe Conference Pear

1/2 a Lime juiced and zested

1 teaspoon honey ( I used Manuka )

200ml Cold Water

Ice cubes ( optional )

Add all ingredients into your smoothie maker and blend till smooth!

 

 

The Lyngen Alps And Blåvatnet (Blue Lake).

So it begins… another day and another adventure…

 

Somewhere wild and untouched, the trees grew recklessly on gravelled paths as I began my journey… first steps and many that followed as if I was on a walkabout.

 

 

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The rockiest roads, I was not skipping my way through this one. It was well balanced beneath my feet. Like toddler’s first steps until I discovered the stream. The glacier flows all this way not just to fill my cup but my heart with the joy of transcendence.

 

The journey continues, for the best is yet to come…

This looked like a bad construction site! I climbed to rocky hills to get to the most beautiful sight.

Blåvatnet or Blue Lake named for ( can you take a guess…? ) being the bluest lake! So rich in minerals, the water that flows from the glacier. And freezing cold! That 4 kilometres walk was so worth it!

 

 

Mt. Kvaløya and Brosmetinden Peak Hike.

 

En route Kvaløya and Brosmetinden, a short detour found this lovely beach.

 

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Fascinated by the rocks.

 

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My first hiking experience. Mt Kvaløya and Brosmetinden Peak. Highest elevation 1,044 m. All of a sudden, life is presented in a whole different meaning.

 

 

 

Batu Caves, Selangor.

The Batu Caves is a limestone hill. It got its name from the river ( Sungai Batu in the Malay language ) and is the tenth ( Patthu – in the Tamil language ) which translates to the Tenth Cave.

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Dedicated to Lord Murugan belonging to the Hindu religion, Batu Caves is located in the state of Selangor Darul Ehsan, which in Arabic means Abode of Sincerity.  Devotees climb 272 steps each year for the festival of Thaipusam, which is celebrated during the full moon of the Tamil calendar ( January / February ).

The Golden statue of Lord Murugan is approximately 42.7 m high and the tallest in the world!

The 15 m Hanuman statue at the entrance of Hanuman Temple located to the left of Batu Caves. You see him standing tall before reaching the Ramayana Cave. If you notice, the Hanuman is ripping his heart open, and you see Rama and Sita, to whom he was loyal and devoted.

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Statues inside the cave that depicts the mythology of the Hindu religion.

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Just a walk around the caves. Some animals in the park for tourists.

 

Vegetarian Mince Stew.

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1 cup Vegetarian / Soy Mince ( i used Quorn)
1 cup Green Beans or String Bean – sliced
2 sticks of Celery – sliced
5 Baby Plum Tomatoes – wedged
1 large Red Onion – diced
2 pips of Garlic – finely chopped
1 cup Vegetable Stock ( alternatively use a stock cube)
1 tablespoon Tomato Puree
1 tablespoon Paprika Powder
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground Black Pepper
1 tablespoon Olive Oil
Method:
  1. Heat a soup pot with olive oil and fry garlic and onion till soft and fragrant.
  2. Fry the mince, beans and celery and fry for 2 – 4 minutes, in a medium heat.
  3. In a separated bowl, mix in the stock, puree, paprika. Pour this mixture into the pot and bring to a gentle simmer. 5 to 7 minutes.
  4.  Add the wedged tomatoes and ground black pepper. Let it cook for a further 5 minutes. Turn off heat and stew is ready!
I like it just on its own. But I am pretty sure it tastes delicious with some buttered crusty roll! 🙂

Snowdonia National Park.

Snowdonia National Park, Wales. It is the second largest National Park in England.

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Never seize a moment in life to explore and experience nature! I learn more about myself on every travel.

A home for them too. This view made me feel so human. We share this beautiful place with these magnificent creatures.

After all the beauty breathed in, I climbed a cave! :p

Edinburgh

 

Always a pleasure to Visit Scotland and Edinburgh is world famous for its Gothic architecture.

 

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The Scottish spirit! It is never the same as hearing the Bagpipes in the slated walks of Edinburgh even on a wet day.

You’re not quite the Scotch Whisky enthusiast if you could honestly decline an offer to the grand tour of whisky tasting while in Scotland!