Hi everyone, I hope you all had a lovely Easter break!
In today’s Friday Favourites we have another amazing recipe and beauty tricks to reveal.
Spotlight On: Hunt For The Wilderpeople
Ever since I saw the trailer I have been anticipating the release of this film. Directed by Taika Waititi (Co-director of What We Do in the Shadows), Hunt for the Wilderpeople stars Kiwi legend Sam Neil and rising star Julia Dennison. If you haven’t seen the trailer already, I will post the link below for you to enjoy.
Recipe of the Week: Mustard Hummus Mash
This recipe is the perfect lunch or afternoon snack.
- 2 x 400g cans of chickpeas (reserve the liquid and a few chickpeas for decoration)
- 4 tsp tahini
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1 tsp crushed sea salt
- 6 tbsp quality extra virgin olive oil (plus extra for drizzling)
- 3½ tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
- Mustard Powder/ Paprika (optional)
- Coriander or parsley leaves (optional)
Rinse the chickpeas in cold water and tip into the food processor. Add the tahini, mustard powder, crushed garlic, salt, lemon juice and seven tablespoons of the reserved liquid from the cans.
Turn on the food processor and slowly pour in the oil while it runs.
When the mixture is fully combined and smooth, tip it into a serving dish. Drizzle with some more extra virgin olive oil and decorate with a few whole chickpeas. Place on a slice of wholemeal bread! Voila!
The latest craze in the beauty world is the technique of Blurring. The look is easy to achieve, you can do this by applying very light makeup and skincare, but doing so in a way that camouflages any unwanted blemishes or skin concerns. Instead of heavy matte foundations I would suggest you opt to use products that have a dewy finish.
For a full tutorial you can follow the link below:
Book Club: The Lunar Chronicles
Popular author Marissa Meyer has written a spellbinding series that adds a unique spin to the classic fairytales of Snow White, Cinderella and Rapunzel. If you are eager to escape your own world for a minute or two, look no further than this unique series as the books take place in a futuristic world were Cyborgs, androids and humans coexist.
The first instalment in the series is Cinder…
“Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl.
Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.”
Quote of the Week
“Don’t waste words on people who deserve your silence. Sometimes the most powerful thing you can say is nothing at all.”
– Mandy Hale