StyleNest http://www.stylenest.co.uk The Fashion & Lifestyle Destination for the Modern Woman Sat, 18 Apr 2015 08:24:20 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 Chicken, Watercress and Mozzarella Wraphttp://www.stylenest.co.uk/food/recipes/healthy-recipes/chicken-watercress-and-mozzarella-wrap/ http://www.stylenest.co.uk/food/recipes/healthy-recipes/chicken-watercress-and-mozzarella-wrap/#comments Sat, 18 Apr 2015 08:24:20 +0000 http://www.stylenest.co.uk/?p=92708 This is the perfect light lunch for spring and summer and is packed full of nutrients which will leave you feeling satisfied all day. Leave the mozzarella out for a dairy-free alternative or replace with goat’s cheese. Serves: 2 Preparation Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 5 minutes  What You’ll need: 1 tbsp olive oil 1 […]

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The Ultimate On-the-Go Snack Chicken, Watercress and Mozzarella WrapThis is the perfect light lunch for spring and summer and is packed full of nutrients which will leave you feeling satisfied all day. Leave the mozzarella out for a dairy-free alternative or replace with goat’s cheese.

Serves: 2

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 5 minutes 

What You’ll need:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 chicken breast, cut into small chunks and
  • Seasoned with salt and pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 small handful of grated hard mozzarella
  • 2 large flour tortillas (we used seeded ones)
  • 1 red or yellow pepper, sliced
  • 1 red onion, finely sliced
  • ½ tsp chilli flakes
  • 15 pitted olives, black or green, quartered
  • 1 handful watercress
  • 1 handful of spinach
  • Few torn basil leaves

For the dressing

  • 1 tbsp honey and 1 tbsp wholegrain mustard, mixed
  • Salad (to serve)

What to do

  • Prepare and cut the chicken into small chunks. Then, in a frying pan, heat the olive oil and fry the seasoned chicken over a high heat for approximately 4 minutes until browned on all sides and cooked through.
  • Turn the heat down to medium and add the garlic so it softens but doesn’t burn.
  • Put a thin layer of the grated mozzarella on the tortillas, then spoon the other ingredients (cooked and raw) out evenly on top.
  • Finally, drizzle the dressing over the filling, roll it all up, tucking in the sides like a burrito and cook it in a dry, medium-hot frying pan for 2-3 minutes each side, using another pan to weigh it down.
  • Slice in half and serve with salad. The cheesy filling should be all gooey and have a spicy kick!

www.watercress.co.uk

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Friday 17 Aprilhttp://www.stylenest.co.uk/fashion/new-in-this-week/friday-17-april/ http://www.stylenest.co.uk/fashion/new-in-this-week/friday-17-april/#comments Fri, 17 Apr 2015 11:09:29 +0000 http://www.stylenest.co.uk/?p=92786 With the sun on full form this week in London, our work wardrobes were put up against the elements – how best to dress elegantly for the heat? Our solution: a power dress. Here’s our favourite from what’s new in stores this week.

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With the sun on full form this week in London, our work wardrobes were put up against the elements – how best to dress elegantly for the heat? Our solution: a power dress.

Here’s our favourite from what’s new in stores this week.

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Spring Eye Shadow Paletteshttp://www.stylenest.co.uk/beauty/best-of-beauty/spring-eye-shadow-palettes/ http://www.stylenest.co.uk/beauty/best-of-beauty/spring-eye-shadow-palettes/#comments Fri, 17 Apr 2015 09:51:33 +0000 http://www.stylenest.co.uk/?p=92188 Spring is the season to spruce up your makeup collection and eye shadow palettes are the perfect place to start. From nudes to pastels, florals to metallic, we’ve rounded up the best of spring eye shadow palettes. For SS15 eye shadow, look no further than our seasonal edit.

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Spring is the season to spruce up your makeup collection and eye shadow palettes are the perfect place to start.

From nudes to pastels, florals to metallic, we’ve rounded up the best of spring eye shadow palettes. For SS15 eye shadow, look no further than our seasonal edit.

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Watercress Rainbow Salad with Fetahttp://www.stylenest.co.uk/food/recipes/healthy-recipes/watercress-rainbow-salad-with-feta/ http://www.stylenest.co.uk/food/recipes/healthy-recipes/watercress-rainbow-salad-with-feta/#comments Fri, 17 Apr 2015 08:30:52 +0000 http://www.stylenest.co.uk/?p=92704 In this quick rainbow salad, you can enjoy the health benefits of watercress alongside a colourful array of vegetables. Packed with delicious superfoods, such as lentils, avocado, feta and pomegranate seeds, you needn’t feel guilty if you reach for a large helping. Serves: 4 Preparation Time: 15 minutes What You’ll Need: 2 vacuum packed cooked […]

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The Ultimate Salad Watercress Rainbow Salad with Feta, Beetroot, Carrots, Lentils, Pomegranate and AvocadoIn this quick rainbow salad, you can enjoy the health benefits of watercress alongside a colourful array of vegetables. Packed with delicious superfoods, such as lentils, avocado, feta and pomegranate seeds, you needn’t feel guilty if you reach for a large helping.

Serves: 4

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

What You’ll Need:

  • 2 vacuum packed cooked beetroot
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 1 tin of green lentils (400g)
  • 85g (1 bag) watercress
  • 50g feta cheese
  • 1 pomegranate
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley
  • 1 avocado

For the dressing

  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • Pinch of salt

What To Do:

  • Slice the beetroot and yellow pepper into fine matchsticks and grate the carrot. Drain the tin of lentils and combine with the vegetables in a large salad bowl
  • Prepare the dressing by whisking together the apple cider vinegar, olive oil, honey and salt together in a bowl.
  • Pour the dressing into the bowl of sliced vegetables and lentils and toss so all ingredients are coated in the dressing.
  • Gently toss the watercress through the salad.
  • Crumble over the feta cheese followed by the parsley.
  • Cut the avocado in half, twist and remove the stone. Cut into slices and arrange on top of the salad.
  • Cut the pomegranate in half and tap the back with a wooden spoon while holding it over the bowl to release the seeds, sprinkle on top to finish the salad.

www.watercress.co.uk

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VQhttp://www.stylenest.co.uk/food/restaurants/vq/ http://www.stylenest.co.uk/food/restaurants/vq/#comments Thu, 16 Apr 2015 13:05:43 +0000 http://www.stylenest.co.uk/?p=92446 As the name suggests, Vingt-Quatre (better known as VQ) is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days per year. Drive past in the early hours of the morning and you’ll find a long queue of glamorous Chelsea types outside, all looking for a midnight snack, a nightcap (or two), or a […]

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VQ insideAs the name suggests, Vingt-Quatre (better known as VQ) is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days per year.

Drive past in the early hours of the morning and you’ll find a long queue of glamorous Chelsea types outside, all looking for a midnight snack, a nightcap (or two), or a place to continue the party – ask any of them and they’ll all agree it’s well worth the wait.

With a 24 hour menu to suit every taste – from eggs Benedict, healthy salads or American style pancakes to delicious hot dogs and hamburgers – VQ has become the go-to place for both early birds and night owls, offering late night snacks to club goers, lunch, coffee and wifi for busy bees tapping away at their laptops and tablets, and all-day brunch for those battling a hangover.

Over the years VQ has become a well-known Chelsea institution, but their second (much bigger) sister restaurant on Great Russell Street is still one of London’s best kept secrets.

Having frequently queued for one of their infamous hotdogs (with fried onions – just £4.50) at 2 o’clock in the morning, and then shuffled in wearing oversized sunglasses the next day for a hearty brunch and Bloody Mary, we wanted to experience a different side of VQ, this time leaving the hangover and sunglasses at home…

VQ has a relaxed and informal atmosphere, and is decorated in the style of an American diner with comfortable booth seating and bright colours.

We ordered their signature VQ salad, a refreshing and flavoursome dish with pomegranate, feta, baby beetroot, butternut squash, mixed leaves, honey roasted pine nuts with a mustard vinaigrette (£7.95), and washed it down with a carrot, apple & ginger juice – the perfect afternoon pick-me-up.

Our guest opted for VQ’s legendary club sandwich, both hearty and satisfying with grilled chicken, crispy bacon, lettuce, tomato, melted cheese and a mustard mayonnaise (£9.50), served with a side salad. He simply couldn’t resist an Oreo milkshake to go with it.

With something to suit everyone, and reasonably priced too, VQ is the dependable diner – from AM to PM.

www.vq24hours.com

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Tonershttp://www.stylenest.co.uk/beauty/best-of-beauty/toners/ http://www.stylenest.co.uk/beauty/best-of-beauty/toners/#comments Thu, 16 Apr 2015 11:41:27 +0000 http://www.stylenest.co.uk/?p=92394 Toners are an essential part of our daily beauty routine, used to close pores after cleansing. Refining and refreshing, they come in mists, spray and lotion form. From hydrating to mattifying, soothing and replenishing, we’ve rounded up the best spring toners for your skin.

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Toners are an essential part of our daily beauty routine, used to close pores after cleansing. Refining and refreshing, they come in mists, spray and lotion form.

From hydrating to mattifying, soothing and replenishing, we’ve rounded up the best spring toners for your skin.

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Hot Smoked Salmon & Watercress Frittatahttp://www.stylenest.co.uk/food/recipes/family-friendly-recipes/hot-smoked-salmon-watercress-frittata/ http://www.stylenest.co.uk/food/recipes/family-friendly-recipes/hot-smoked-salmon-watercress-frittata/#comments Thu, 16 Apr 2015 08:30:01 +0000 http://www.stylenest.co.uk/?p=92699 Simple and quick enough for breakfast, yet impressive enough to serve for supper or lunch with friends and family, this frittata is loaded with goodness. If you’re not a fan of fish, replace it with some cooked ham or chicken, or for a vegetarian option, try chickpeas or roasted sweet potato. Serves: 4 Preparation Time: […]

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Post-The Ultimate Power Breakfast Hot Smoked Salmon & Watercress Frittata wholeSimple and quick enough for breakfast, yet impressive enough to serve for supper or lunch with friends and family, this frittata is loaded with goodness. If you’re not a fan of fish, replace it with some cooked ham or chicken, or for a vegetarian option, try chickpeas or roasted sweet potato.

Serves: 4

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 5-10 minutes

What You’ll need:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 6 spring onions, finely sliced
  • 150g watercress
  • 150g hot smoked salmon
  • Zest of half a lemon
  • ¼ tsp dried chilli flakes (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Pinch of ground nutmeg
  • 10 large, free-range eggs
  • 1 tbsp crème fraîche
  • 25g feta cheese, thinly sliced (optional)

What To Do:

  • Pre-heat the grill.
  • Warm the olive oil in a non-stick frying pan with an oven-proof handle and sauté the spring onions over a gentle heat for a few minutes until soft.
  • Add the watercress and stir, gently, until the watercress begins to wilt.
  • Remove the skin from the hot smoked salmon, and flake it into pieces into the pan. Add the lemon zest and dried chilli, if using.
  • In a bowl, season the eggs generously with salt, black pepper and a pinch of nutmeg, add the crème fraiche and whisk until combined. Pour into the pan and cook over a gentle heat, moving the mixture around with a spatula every now and then, until the bottom of the frittata is set and the top is still wobbly.
  • Scatter over the feta cheese (if using).
  • Pop the frittata under the grill for another 2-3 minutes, to finish cooking the top.

www.watercress.co.uk

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Free Delivery with Diane von Furstenberghttp://www.stylenest.co.uk/offers/free-delivery-with-diane-von-furstenberg/ http://www.stylenest.co.uk/offers/free-delivery-with-diane-von-furstenberg/#comments Wed, 15 Apr 2015 11:29:02 +0000 http://www.stylenest.co.uk/?p=92677 We’ve teamed up with iconic wrap dress designer, Diane von Furstenberg to offer readers free standard deliver when they order. Diane von Furstenberg founded her label in New York in 1972 and is most recognised for her iconic wrap dresses and vibrant prints. “I was 26 when I created the wrap dress. Its success allowed […]

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DVFWe’ve teamed up with iconic wrap dress designer, Diane von Furstenberg to offer readers free standard deliver when they order.

Diane von Furstenberg founded her label in New York in 1972 and is most recognised for her iconic wrap dresses and vibrant prints.

“I was 26 when I created the wrap dress. Its success allowed me to become the woman I wanted to be,” – Diane von Furstenberg

With a bohemian flair, DVF’s iconic prints and block colours makes the brand recognisable all over the world.

To enter, simply enter the exclusive discount code STYLENEST at the checkout and receive free standard delivery when you order from www.dvf.com

Click here to see StyleNest’s roundup of the best new season lace

Terms & Conditions

  • Free Standard Delivery – no minimum
  • Offer valid from 20.4.15 until 27.4.15
  • UK site 19.4.15 7pm – 27.4.15 7pm
  • EU site 19.4.15 8pm – 27.4.15 8pm

Visit www.dvf.com

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Humble By Nature Big Day Outhttp://www.stylenest.co.uk/fashion/styleden/humble-by-nature-big-day-out/ http://www.stylenest.co.uk/fashion/styleden/humble-by-nature-big-day-out/#comments Wed, 15 Apr 2015 09:04:02 +0000 http://www.stylenest.co.uk/?p=92364 While our cousins across the Atlantic may disagree in terms of significance, July 4th sees an amazing new event for families taking pride of place for discerning Summer day planning and staycations.  The venue is Kate Humble’s stunning working farm in the heart of Monmouthshire’s Wye Valley, and the day promises a rich and varied celebration of […]

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While our cousins across the Atlantic may disagree in terms of significance, July 4th sees an amazing new event for families taking pride of place for discerning Summer day planning and staycations. 

The venue is Kate Humble’s stunning working farm in the heart of Monmouthshire’s Wye Valley, and the day promises a rich and varied celebration of the Outdoors. 

Humble by Nature is co-hosted by Genevieve Taylor, who will be offering wonderful interactive showcases outdoor cooking alongside the very best local foragers, producers and cooks as showcased in her new book ‘How to Eat Outside’. 

There will be a variety of food and drink, but this is much more than a foodies’ paradise. Buschcraft, den building, kids cooking, crafts, mucky play and much more will introduce the joy of nature in an exhilarating way for kids, and remind parents of the wealth of fun and activity available to us outdoors. 

Add animals galore, live music and entertainment and the perennial joy of a campfire sing-song, and you have a captivating, unique way to celebrate summer in a life-affirming, wonderful way. There’s even camping and Sunday brunch if you can’t drag yourself away from the fun, and we can think of no better way of shelving the tech, taking a deep breath and immersing yourself in the splendour of nature. 

Saturday July 4th. Doors Open at 10am. Festival midday til midnight.

For tickets and information, including much more about their full range of amazing courses and activities all year round, visit www.humblebynature.co.uk 

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Cod & Watercress Parcelshttp://www.stylenest.co.uk/food/recipes/healthy-recipes/cod-watercress-parcels/ http://www.stylenest.co.uk/food/recipes/healthy-recipes/cod-watercress-parcels/#comments Wed, 15 Apr 2015 08:30:33 +0000 http://www.stylenest.co.uk/?p=92695 On the table in under half an hour, these parcels are a quick and healthy supper. Cod and watercress together are a great source of omega 3 fatty acids and iron. Served on a bed of Mediterranean brown rice, this main course will keep you fuller for longer. Serves: 2 Preparation Time: 10 minutes Cooking […]

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The Ultimate Post-Workout Fuel - Cod & Watercress ParcelsOn the table in under half an hour, these parcels are a quick and healthy supper. Cod and watercress together are a great source of omega 3 fatty acids and iron. Served on a bed of Mediterranean brown rice, this main course will keep you fuller for longer.

Serves: 2

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 20 minutes

What You’ll Need:

  • 250g cod (or other sustainable white fish)
  • 85g (1 bag) watercress
  • 2 cloves of garlic, peeled
  • 1 green chilli, chopped
  • 2 slices of Parma ham
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 150g brown rice
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 50g sundried tomatoes, chopped
  • 50g black olives, stoned and chopped
  • Black pepper

What To Do:

  • Preheat the oven to 180oC (160oC Fan)
  • Take the cod and pile a quarter of the watercress along the top of the two fillets (reserving the rest for later) along with the chilli and garlic. Carefully wrap the cod and its topping in the slices of Parma ham. Place on a baking tray and sprinkle with the olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Bake for 15 minutes or until the cod is cooked through.
  • Bring 360ml of water to the boil. Add the brown rice, stir and leave to simmer for 15- 20 mins until the water is all absorbed and the rice cooked.
  • Add the onion, tomato and olives to a hot pan and lightly sauté. Once the rice is cooked, add to the pan and mix together, adding pepper to taste.
  • Spoon some of the brown rice mixture onto a plate. Place the remaining watercress on top. Remove the cod from the oven and place on top.

www.watercress.co.uk

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