Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Graduation Party Recipes

Hey Lovelies,

So like I said in my last post, I recently graduated from University! My family gave me a party at home which was really lovely. Instead of having a sit-down meal, as we did this after my graduation on the day, I thought it would be fun to just have some of my favourite foods instead. I love tapas, seriously I think 80% of my OOTNs are me going for tapas and cocktails, and I also really love Mexican food! We wanted food that was really low effort and could be prepped before everyone got here so here is some of the food we made and the recipes. 

Patatas Bravas


500g waxy potatoes
300ml olive oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 red chilli, finely chopped
400g tin chopped tomatoes
½ tsp sugar
½ tsp salt
1 tsp smoked paprika

1. Preheat the oven to 200C. Peel the potatoes and cut into rough 2cm chunks. Put a roasting tray with 2 tbsp olive oil into the oven and leave to heat for 5 minutes, then take out, toss the potatoes in the hot oil, and bake for about 45 minutes until crisp and golden.

2. Meanwhile, make the sauce. Put 2 tbsp oil into a heavy-bottomed pan on a medium heat, and cook the onion for about seven minutes until golden and soft. Put in the chilli, and cook for another couple of minutes, then add the tomatoes, sugar, salt and smoked paprika and stir well. Bring to the boil, and then turn down the heat and simmer for about 20 minutes until thick and dark. 

3. Take the potatoes out of the oven and sprinkle with a little salt. Spread the tomato sauce onto the plates, put the potatoes on top.

You can also make this in advance and then reheat it in the oven, it's still amazing. 

Tomato Chicken Fajitas


4 Chicken Breasts
1 tin of chopped tomatoes 
1 teaspoon of smoked paprika
1 pinch ground cumin
1 red onion 

1. Finely chop the onion. Chop the chicken into pieces. Add the onion, cumin and paprika to the chopped tomatoes. Mix well and then add the chicken.

2. Put the chicken and sauce in a bowl or food bag overnight to marinate. 

3. Add a tablespoon of oil to a frying pan and cook until cooked through. 

Sweet chilli spicy pork rice in lettuce wraps

This recipe is so so good and is ridiculously easy.


500g of Pork Mince
4 Tablespoons of Sweet Chilli Sauce 
250g of Rice 
Any kind of lettuce that forms a cup shape, like Bibb lettuce leaves

1. Add a tablespoon of oil into a pan. Cook the meat until brown.

2. Add 4 tablespoons of sweet chilli sauce. 

4. Boil and drain the rice.

5. Add the rice to the pork and chilli sauce. Check if it's spicy enough, add more sauce if not. Leave to cool. 

6. Chill the pork and rice in the fridge for about 3 hours.

7. Spoon the mix into the lettuce cups and serve.

Here are some pictures of the table. We also made Chorizo in red wine which is literally cutting the chorizo until it's 2 cm thick, pouring red wine over it and heating it in a pan on a low heat. 

I hope you guys enjoyed this post,

Christie x


  1. Great Post hun..xoxo, Neha

  2. This all looks great! I especially like the chicken recipe.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  3. Looks so yummy! Especially the Patatas Bravas! Xx

  4. Congratulations on your graduation! All these recipes look so delicious :) Especially chicken fajitas.

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

  5. These look delicious! I really need to give them a go! Lovely blog, I'm so glad I found you! Hope you are having a great week! xx

    María Ale |

    1. Thanks so much! Have a great weekend xx

  6. everything looks so good! Im not much of a cook but these recipes are definitely worth trying!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  7. Congratulations on graduating! I love your idea of not having a sit-down meal and instead cooking a load of your favourite things :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

  8. Patatas braves are among my favorite dishes. And congrats on graduation.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  9. Patatas Bravas is one of my favorite things in the world! Thanks so much for the recipe!

    District of Chic

  10. Everything looks and sounds delish!!! I should really try those patatas, thanks for sharing!

    Check out my blog if you want:

    Tamara xxx

  11. We love lettuce wraps and your recipe is making our mouth water! The fact that it's sweet and spicy makes it even better, we will make this soon!

    ISA Professional