Tuna Tomato Pesto Buckwheat Pasta-(Vegan version and Gluten Free)

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 Buckwheat pesto pasta has to be one of my all time favourite dishes! Full of nutrients and packed with flavour (it’s almost too good to be true)-this dish is very quick and easy to make; to bring the PERFECT end to a hard day at work…or in my case a tiring day at school. 

If you’re a lover of simple pasta, you’re going to love this recipe. It’s big on flavor and can be both vegan and gluten free--Plus, from start to finish it requires about 20 minutes! In my world, it doesn’t get much better than that.  I make this dish most friday nights, and I love to treat my family to a big bowl of buckwheat pasta; which is completely devoured within minutes. 


  • Tuna steaks (or aubergine/mushrooms for a vegan or vegetarian alternative) 
  • Buckwheat pasta (I prefer noodles) or any other gluten free pasta-spelt or brown rice is also very tasty
  • Spinach/ kale
  • 5 large handfuls of sun dried tomatoes
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • 5 large table spoons of pure tomato paste- add more depending if you ant it more runny
  • Basil leaves
  • Avocado (slice and place over the top of the dish)
  • Pine nuts 
  • Two garlic cloves
  • Vegan parmesan cheese 
  • 1 large Lemon
  • Salt and pepper

Here are some quick and easy steps to creating this masterpiece: 

Place the buckwheat pasta with kale or spinach in a colander over a saucepan with boiling water and cook until the pasta is ready. Put a dollop of coconut oil in a hot pan, and sear the tuna steaks until golden brown. I like to also chop up some juicy tomatoes and through them in with the tuna, to add a sweet and succulent taste to the dish. In a high speed blender (a Nutribullet works well) place the sun dried tomatoes, garlic, half a lemons juice, basil, pine nuts and tomato paste. Blitz until smooth or slightly crunchy if you want a bit of texture to the dish. Drain the pasta, then place them into another saucepan along with the tomato pesto and spinach/kale. Cook everything together on a low heat until the pesto is warm and the spinach has wilted. Finally squeeze the juice of the last lemon over the pasta and tuna steak, sprinkle it with salt, black pepper, avocado slices and vegan parmesan cheese before serving and enjoy!


Kathryn Lucy Designs

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If you're looking to accessorise an outfit with stand out pieces this summer, then you HAVE to check out the coolest designer; Kathryn Lucy. Kathryn Lucy is a Ravensbourne graduate, whose colourful accessories incorporate slogans and quirky touches for a kitsch fun summer look.

This is what I LOVE--her cutesy bags bursting filled glitter and doll figures (yes actual figures) definitely brings out the girly girl in me! 


Kathryn Lucy's sassy pieces are perfect for high teens/ twenties, check out the full collection here


Graduate Fashion Week 2015

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Graduate Fashion Week is a four day event, that takes place at the beginning of June. Over the course of the weekend over 60 graduates, from leading universities across the country had the opportunity to showcase their end of year collections…and boy was I in for a treat! This event is the world's largest fashion spectacle, attended by many big industry celebrities. GFW has produced some of the finest designers of today- Stella Mccartney, Matthew Williamson, Christopher Bailey, to name a few.   

I was fortunate enough to attend the prestigious Gala evening, when the winning designers 2015 were announced by Laura Whitmore.  I was very impressed by the whole production, including the creative hair and makeup, the beautiful models and of course the fabulous designs. 

Backstage Lan Nguyen-Grealis, head of makeup creation, used an amazing array of products and colours by Bourjois. You must check out the Gala look with Bourjois' Intense Eyeshadow in black, Smokey Eye Pencil in black, and Colour Boost lip crayons in Proudly Naked. I also spied the new gel blush (Aqua Blush) which gave a subtle tint of colour to the cheeks. 

The catwalk hair and makeup look:
The beauty look was ultra chic!-dark smokey eyes teamed with nude lips blew me away, and I adored the sleek pony tails styled by L'Oreal Professional; one look that is easy to re-create at home! 

The George Gold Award (George at Asda were the sponsors) went to Hannah Wallace from Manchester College of Art. Her metallic sportswear and striking puffer jackets impressed the judges, featuring a wide range of shapes and textures that were definitely eye catching. 

Hannah will be one to watch…I will be looking forward to seeing her new designs for George coming soon!

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