Hangover heaven

Give me all the food! 

Ciao guys 😊 today I get the pleasure of coming to you from the beautiful Sorrento. 

Not going to lie, this is probably one of the best backdrops I’ve had the pleasure of blogging from. I’ve got rolling mountain views behind me and Mount Vesuvius and the bay of Naples behind me. Blogger heaven! 

I used to be the kind of post night out smug girl you all love to hate…. Someone who didn’t suffer from hangovers!

The minute I hit 27 though it was downhill with a vengeance, it hit me and it hit me hard! I finally realised the hell that is the morning after the night before and having someone laughing at you really doesn’t help matters so, for everyone out there I wronged… I’ve learnt my lesson and I’m sorry. Truly and honestly.

Turns out drinking does me no favours as the day after the night before I turn into a bottomless food pit. It’s very rare that I drink that much now that hangovers have discovered me but when I do there are some foods I just can’t resist.

Obviously I need the smell of coffee to even lure me out of bed but once I’m up the feasting begins. The only difference now is that because I prep my meals I feast healthier : )

I still have a list of go to favourites though and that’s what I’m going to share with you guys today. First up is a pulled chicken toastie. I always use a dry pan as it toasts quickly and pretty evenly. Layer it up with thin slices of courgette and my homemade sun blush tomatoes and you’re good to go. Get my carb fix and protein and not too naughty.

Secondly Chinese style starters. I am a massive fan of dim sum and when paired with a combination of meaty crispy goodness what’s not to love? Served up with some baked salt and pepper chicken or my rum ribs and for me it’s the perfect cure! If you make them yourself you know what goes into them and can cut out any of the not so treat wise ingredients.

My pork gyoza are very simple to make and they also freeze well too. I usually make a batch of 40 or so then freeze them in 4’s. They make an awesome snack and come in at under 200 calories so you don’t feel like your being too naughty either. They taste awesome either steamed or grilled and both options are calorie friendly.

Thirdly, carbs carbs carbs. I think my craving for carbs and stodgy foods always hits the spot after a drink fuelled night. When it does I have 2 feast options that again aren’t too naughty, chicken risotto and a whole-wheat tomato and pancetta pasta dish.

Both dishes use my multipurpose tomato sauce with a cheeky dollop of cream cheese. I up the ratio of chicken to rice in the risotto to help reduce the carbs whilst upping my protein. It works just as well with prawns and other shellfish too. The wholewheat pasta can be made with any variety but i do like a good fusilli. It scoops any sauce into the spirals and the pancetta clings to it well too!

Next time you play hard, eat hard but eat well the day after.

Arrivederci x

Published by Bea's Bites Online

Hi! I'm Bea, as well as being new to the world of blogging I have been a food teacher in secondary schools for four years. I live just outside Manchester and all its foodie offerings. I'll be posting all about travel, food I enjoy, whether it's at a restaurant, a recipe I've trialled or something I have knocked up myself. I will also add a few drinks here and there because let's face it, it's got to be done! I am lucky enough to have grown up with a variety of influences, my mum is from Zimbabwe, my dad is from Ghana and I grew up in a village in the North West, so food has always been a blend and balance of cultures for me. From being little, food has played a large part in our family, whether it be for celebrations, commiserations or comfort. I began helping out in the kitchen from a young age and was fortunate enough to be given the reins on occasion from about the age of 11. I love being in the kitchen and having the opportunity to create something to make others smile. Whether it be an autumnal main or a gooey dessert :) I have 3 bottomless pits I call brothers as well as a fiance and they are more than happy to try what I make and be extremely blunt so I welcome all comments : ) I am a total believer in happy eating. Food should put a smile on your face no matter if it is a weekday after work dinner or a special occasion. I love following recipes and do think it is sometimes a necessity but I also think that food should be personal and geared towards what you like and I hope this comes across in my blog. I hope you enjoy reading my posts, let me know if you stop by, it will definitely put a smile on my face! Please don't hesitate to get in touch, my email is: beasbitesonline@hotmail.com If you have any posts you'd like to see then please feel free to Email me, DM me on Instagram, Facebook or Tweet me and I'll do my best : ) I hope I'll get a chance to chat to you. Bea x

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