My Dining Experience At Ma Petite Jamaica

I asked, you responded and I listened! I’m back with another restaurant review.

I had the pleasure of going to Ma Petite Jamaica, a Caribbean restaurant in the heart of Camden. Camden is famed for being one of London’s most vibrant districts but not much emphasis is placed on the fact that the area boasts an offering of many different cuisines (South African, Asian etc). I wasn’t aware of any Caribbean restaurants in the area so I was taken aback when I discovered Ma Petite Jamaica.

Since 1985, the restaurant has been serving authentic Jamaican food and proudly calls itself ‘London’s first Caribbean diner’. As I walk into the restaurant, there is something about the atmosphere. Beautiful pictures of Jamaica and the country’s flag are complimented by brightly painted chairs and decor reminiscent of that in the islands made me feel at home instantly. It was a Friday night and the restaurant was buzzing and I couldn’t help but notice the fantastic cocktails that were on offer. In the meantime, I received a warm welcome from the manager and was shown to my table. As I waited for my cousin to arrive, I couldn’t resist trying a Pina Colada. Fruity, strong and sweet: it was everything a Pina Colada should be.

The customer service was very impressive. As soon as my cousin arrived, we were asked what we wanted for our starter. We chose saltfish fritters and jerk wings. From observing the menu, I knew that Ma Petite was a jerk specialist so I had very high expectations for my chicken wings. They were beautifully presented on a rectangular plate and they had a delightful taste. You could taste the mouthwatering spices and the sweetness of the jerk sauce – the combination was absolutely divine.

The saltfish fritters didn’t disappoint either and what I liked about them is they weren’t greasy and flat as they can be in some Caribbean restaurants (hey, I’m just being honest) but they were very soft, round and the fish was just quality. Personally, I loved that the fritters were not crispy and the mango chutney was a nice addition to the dish. My only recommendation would be to perhaps serve the mango chutney on the side as a dip instead of using it for decorative purposes. Either way, both starters were sublime.

All of the mains are served with rice and peas, coleslaw and plantain. I had the Quarter Jerk Chicken and my cousin had the Jerk Red Snapper (fish).

The jerk chicken was absolutely delicious. I liked that it was fairly hot and you could taste the lovely array of spices. It was very succulent. The rice was also full of flavour and paired with the sauce, it tasted even better. The plantains were soft and the coleslaw was fresh and crunchy. The whole meal was extremely appetising. I felt very full before I had even finished half of my plate.

The jerk red snapper was crispy and fresh. I didn’t get a picture of it but like the chicken, it was also paired with a tasty sauce. It was excellently cooked. By the end of our meal, it was very clear to see why Ma Petite was a jerk pit. You can feel the passion and expertise they have for creating jerk dishes from their mouthwatering food.

The cocktails served were all amazing. As mentioned earlier, my pina colada was refreshingly sweet. My mojito was also refreshing and I just couldn’t get over how fresh the mint was. I also liked that it had the right amount of sugar. None of these cocktails disappointed me so it was clear to see why the bar was full of people enjoying drinks after a week of working.

For desert, we opted to share a carrot cake. It was warm, sweet and the perfect way to finish our meal. One thing I couldn’t help but notice was how soft it was, it literally melted in our mouths. The icing wasn’t overbearing and it was beautifully presented on the plate.

Overall, it is clear to see why Ma Petite Jamaica is one of the finest Caribbean restaurants in London. Every dish was cooked to perfection, the atmosphere is relaxed and natural, the pictures and architecture set the mood and it is clear to see the friendly and attentive team enjoy what they do. It was an experience that I won’t be forgetting anytime soon and I highly recommend visiting this restaurant.

Rating: 9/10

For more information about Ma Petite Jamaica, click here .

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Kiss My Parcel Hospital Care Package

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The Kiss My Parcel Hospital-Healing Care Package is an ideal gift for a loved one who is facing a long stay in hospital for treatment or recovery. This carefully crafted gift parcel is designed to ensure that those dealing with a spell in hospital can make the most of their time, and can help them to feel well supported and cared about.

The box comes crammed with gifts that can be found nestled between layers of shredded recycled paper, making each new discover hidden within a pleasant surprise for your loved one. The box is guaranteed to bring a smile to the face of your recipient and the gift can help make their stay in hospital a lot more bearable.

We really liked the fact that there is a nice mixture of very useful gifts that can not only treat and pamper the patient, but also gives them plenty of things to do to pass the time and prevent them from becoming bored with having too much idle time on their hands. We especially liked the inclusion of the Colour Me Mindful Adult Colouring Book and gel pens, as well as the book ‘1,339 QI Facts to Make Your Jaw Drop’ by John Lloyd, that will really make them laugh out loud – much better than staring at the TV screen all day!

A really thoughtful touch was finding a Macks black-out quick patient recovery contorted eye mask within the box. Sometimes a hospital stay can involve being on a busy ward that never gets very dark. This eye mask can help your loved one get the rest they need to recover and get back on their feet once again.

Here is what you will find hidden within the hospital-healing care parcel:

·         Colour Me Mindful Adult Colouring Book

·         Gel Pens

·         Teapigs Chamomile Tea Temples

·         The Raw Chocolate Company Chocolate Ginger

·         The Raw Chocolate Company Vanoffe Chocolate Bar

·         Skull Candy In Ear Earphones

·         Take A Break’s Mini Puzzle Mix Collection

·         Simpkins Tinned Mixed Fruit Travel Sweets

·         Macks Quick Patient Recover Sleep Mask (with free Ear Plugs)

·         1,339 QI Facts To Make Your Jaw Drop Book By John Lloyd

·         101 Things To Do Instead Of Playing On Your Phone Book By Ilka Heinemann

·         Thumbs Up Lazy Bracket Clip Universal Phone Holder

·         Kiss My Parcel Pen.

You can purchase the Hospital-Healing Care Package by clicking here.

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My Energy Essentials

Hello lovelies! I’m back! In this post, I’ll be reviewing three amazing, energy boosting products that have become an important part of my diet.

My ‘Energy Essentials’ give me the strength I need to get through the day.

The first product I’m going to review is the Indigo Nutrition Super Vital Powder. This powder comprises of superfoods – superfoods are foods that are rich in nutrients. Thanks to this product, I’m now able to integrate superfoods into my diet. According to the packaging, the powder boosts the immune system. It’s perfect for a pick me up and all you need is half a teaspoon, so it will definitely last a long time.

Instead of relying on sweet treats, I decided to seek an energy boost the natural way and it was the best decision I ever made. One thing I would advise is that this powder should be added to smoothies or juices. I wouldn’t recommend adding it to food as it may not compliment the taste. I’ve been using it for about two weeks now and I’m really impressed. I plan to add a extra teaspoon every day until my body gets used to it. Another benefit is that all ingredients are natural: Acai PowderBaobab Powder and Beetroot Powder all contain high amounts of Vitamin C.

The Indigo Nutrition Super Vital Powder is available from the Indigo Herbs website and prices start from £5.99. Click  here for more information.

Next, I’m going to introduce you all to the Indigo Nutrition Organic Supergreens Powder. I’m a keen consumer of vegetables. My faves are broccoli, sweetcorn and asparagus but sometimes with such a hectic lifestyle, I may completely forget to have a side of my favourite veg on my plate. Like the vital powder, it is 100% organic. The only difference is that it’s rich in Vitamin B. As for it being a mood enhancer, I have to see because I haven’t noticed any changes yet. Although you can add it to your smoothies, I use it in my stews. Even though the powder is bright green (yes, just like Kermit), it doesn’t change the colour of the stew. I’ll add that I used this when I made tomato stew so I can’t vouch for dishes such as curry, for example, so start with a small amount and then slowly progress to the recommended 1/2 a teaspoon.

The Indigo Nutrition Organic Supergreens Powder is also available from the Indigo Herbs website and prices start from £6.99. Click here for more information.

Overall, I’ve had a really good experience with both of these powders. They are a welcome addition to my diet and I look forward to my body reaping more benefits in the near future. They are also reasonably priced so you’d definitely be getting your money’s worth.

If you ever sit at your desk and just anxiously wonder how you’re going to get all your work done, then the Indigo Herbs Brain Power (Pulse Point Roller) is for you. I apply the oil on my pulse points (temple, wrists and at the back of my neck), I also inhale it a few times a day. My mind instantly feels alert and I feel a lot more focused. The ingredients are 100% natural and the blend of oils including almond, lemon and eucalyptus provide such a soothing effect. The scent is sweet, refreshing and so invigorating.

The Brain Power (Pulse Point Roller) is available on the Indigo Herbs website and is priced at £4.49. You can find more information here.

This post is a collaboration between myself and Indigo Herbs. All views are my own.

Have you ever tried any products from Indigo Herbs? If so then, don’t forget to join in the conversation using #IndigoHerbs.

Kel xo

I’m Hosting An #AMAFeed This Weekend

This Saturday at 8pm, I’ll be hosting my first AMA (Ask Me Anything) feed.

An AMA event is a online platform where anyone can raise awareness of the things that they care about the most. As you know, I’m very passionate about all things lifestyle, wellbeing and beauty related, I will be answering questions in those areas but feel free to submit any other questions you may have too.

All you need to do is submit your questions here.

Please use the link I have provided above to submit your questions and I will be answering them on the AMA site – I’ll also share the answers on my Twitter page.

Kel xo

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Superdrug Three Minute Formula Hair Removal Cream Review

Hi guys,

Today I will be reviewing Superdrug’s Three Minute Formula Hair Removal cream. I’ve been looking for a new hair removal cream for a while now because every time I pop to my local Boots/Superdrug, the 99p Nair sachets I have a fondness for seem to be sold out.

So when I saw that Superdrug had a decently priced alternative I was eager to try it out. Whenever I buy hair removal creams, I make sure that they have been formulated for sensitive skin and contain natural ingredients. I was glad to see this cream contains an extract of aloe vera and rosehip oil.

My thoughtsI really liked the texture of this cream. It was really soft, smooth and very easy to apply. Also, it had a very pleasant smell. Most hair removal creams tend to have an overpowering scent that fills the bathroom within a second but this one has a very lovely smell.

Another thing that I like about this cream is that within three minutes, the hair on my legs was ready for removal. This was very impressive because it does do exactly what it says on the packaging. With most removal creams, you need to leave them on your legs for 7-10 minutes before you start the hair removal process. My skin also felt very soft and even a few hours later, it’s still as smooth as a baby’s bottom.

I will definitely continue to use this product (I bought two packs) and I would recommend it if you want to minimise the hair removal process. It really is good value for money.

Pros: value for money, hair was ready for removal in three minutes as promised, soft and smooth cream made for easy application, cream comes with spatula which facilitates hair removal, contains aloe vera extracts and rosehip oil (both of which are very kind to skin)

Cons: I think the packaging could look better. I know that Superdrug own range products have a simplistic look but for such a good product, a bolder design with a bit of colour wouldn’t be bad.

Superdrug’s Three Minute Formula Hair Removal Cream is priced at £2.99.

(There is currently a 2 for £5 offer on selected Superdrug hair removal products)

I hope you’ve enjoyed this review.

Don’t forget to like, subscribe and tell your friends about my space.

Kel xo