Saturday, 5 August 2017

99 and Moving On

According to Blogger, this post would be my 99th article since I first started blogging in late 2013.
Starting off with a picture of me

I know right? I CANNOT believe that I've written 99 blog posts in 4 years time.

Time is a strange thing. From an anthropological perspective, it can be both cyclical (i.e. everyday is the same) and linear (i.e. there are 24 hours and then boom, it's Monday); it just depends on what society you live in. In my case, it's the latter. And like all things in life, there is eventually a point when time will simply run out.

Yes, my dear readers, I am in fact referring to the end of my blogging life as The Amateur Anthropologist. 
Then moving on to Tiny Tee

To tell you the truth, I was actually incredibly hesitant when I first started writing this blog. I'd never been a decent diary keeper and was certainly not that keen on doing something similar online. However, I decided I'd give it a chance. And there we go, it's been 4 amazing years. From simple UK day trips to full on reviews of majestic castles (like Bamburgh and Conwy), British beaches (yes they do exist), and, of course, Haworth, the travel section of my blog will definitely be the most unforgettable part of it for me.

They say that when one door closes another door opens, and I do believe that this is true. Because honestly, blogging gotten me through the tough and triumphant times. It's not something that I'd want to give up that easily, but I do need a fresh start. So I've packed all my blogging equipment in my bags and traversed the globe from the UK by air (you didn't think by foot right?) and landed back in good ol' Asia.

This is the last you'll see of "Le Head"
It's a goodbye to academics, and a hello to career. It's a farewell to England, and a timid "sawadee ka" to Thailand. It's a momentous end to The Amateur Anthropologist, and an even BETTER beginning to my brand new blog, Simply T.

Because we're off on a a brand new adventure, full steam ahead.

Monday, 12 September 2016

Cauliflower rice with mixed veggies

Speedy and super tasty

A scrumptious dinner in less than 10 minutes
Love carbs but hate the feeling of getting bloated? Like rice but don't have the patience to cook it? Have no fear, for cauliflower rice is (finally) here. A recent discovery of mine (thanks to reading the Minimalist Baker's superb blog post), this white rice dupe is the perfect light supper option. Simply buy some cauliflower, mince it up in a food processor (or a box grater if you don't have this fancy gadget), saute it in a pan and hey presto, there's your dinner! To avoid blandness, I recommend adding a good sprinkle of salt, pepper and lemon/lime juice when you're cooking the rice. I also topped mine with some red chilli flakes, just for an extra bit of spice and tastiness. Serve it with whatever you want (in my case, boiled veggies).

A healthy but filling way to end the day. Totally beats a microwaveable TV dinner. 

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Sunday, 11 September 2016

3 ingredient pancakes

Monday morning inspiration 

Yummy + nutritious = perfect brekkie combo

If you're always rushing to work and can't afford to spend hours cooking a decent breakfast, then this pancake recipe by the internationally renowned top model Karlie Kloss is definitely for you. Simple and easy to make, you only need 3 common household ingredients, specifically 1 egg, 1 banana and some porridge oats, to whip up this delicious and vegetarian-friendly morning treat. Feel free to spruce it up with some other add-ons like cinnamon, blueberries, and maple syrup to make your breakfast extra scrumptious. 

Guaranteed to taste waaaay better and more filling than a shop-bought muesli bar (which used to be my go-to brekkie option whenever I was dashing out to beat the morning traffic). 

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