After letting my depression get the best of me the last 2 years, I lost interest in posting to the blog and sharing any recipes at all. My eating and diet also went out the window and I couldn’t find any motivation to cook or eat as healthy as I usually would. Thankfully, we are now in a new decade and I’ve started to feel a bit more like myself again, so when better to share my vegan recipes than during veganuary. Plus, it’s a kick up the butt to start eating better myself and including more wholesome, plant-based recipes into my diet again.
As someone who works out 5 days a week, while also trying to eat in a calorie surplus: to gain muscle and strength. It can be hard not to get lazy and solely rely on protein powder when it comes to a post-workout meal (lunch). Which is why I like to keep a tub of this chickpea may-o in my fridge, for those times when I’m hangry and need food fast. Continue reading “Chickpea May-O”
A favourite of mine lately and a classic combination when it comes to baking – Cherry Bakewell. I had every intention of making a cherry Bakewell pie when I purchased the almond extract a few months ago. However, my efforts to avoid creating anything with more steps than a pavement, are quite resilient. Continue reading “Cherry Bakewell Chia Porridge”
A few years ago I fell in love with gardening. I grew everything from chilli peppers, courgettes and herbs; to pak choi lettuce and spaghetti squash. It was an effort and a lot of hardwork, which was made harder by the fact that I had to use plant pots to grow my crops. Nonetheless, I persevered and nurtured my plants like a new mother and received an abundance of squash and other vegetable that Summer. Continue reading “Spaghetti Squash in a Mushroom,Garlic & Parsley Cashew Sauce”
If you scroll aimlessly through social media: whether it be Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter; you will likely fall on a post where some fitness freak is spouting tosh about finding balance in their life and everyone should do this, that, and the other to achieve it too. That’s great. Finding balance in life is an incredible thing and it has truly changed me – my personality, my outlook on life, and everything that is involved with the fitness world. Continue reading “What It’s Like To Truly Have Balance: Life After E.D.”
I created quite a few recipes for Christmas last year and I enjoyed every minute of it. When I first started my Instagram page and blog two years ago, I never went out of my way to create recipes to share. I made them because I was either craving the food at the time or wanting to try something different to mix up my diet and if it was good, then I’d post the recipe here. I had a lot of fun last year and I couldn’t wait to get started on writing more recipes this year. Continue reading “Bacon Wrapped Roast with Sage & Apple Stuffing”
I posted a similar avocado on toast recipe not so long ago, but this whole combination is my go-to meal, especially if I’m after more fats and protein. Sometimes i’ll only have the chickpea version and other times I will only have the tomato version, and when I’m feeling especially creative, i’ll go for both. I love it. It’s filling, full of fats, protein and omegas, and it’s good for you. Continue reading “Avocado on Toast with all the Toppings.”
I know I posted a BBQ sauce recipe with my shredded BBQ Slaw sliders, the other day. But, I feel that a separate post dedicated to this delicious condiment was necessary. Plus, it has taken me over a year or longer, to create a BBQ sauce that actually tastes like BBQ sauce and not a spiced version of tomato sauce. So, I will stress that the molasses and all spice are essential in this recipe, and while the liquid smoke is optional, I still highly recommend it.
I’m also not one to toot my own horn when it comes to my own recipes, but this BBQ sauce is bloody good and I’m so pleased with myself for making it – too much horn tooting? Anyway, make it and thank me later. Continue reading “Smokey Bbq Sauce”
I’ve always wanted to try and make my own nut butters. It started four years ago when I first started to lose weight – I became obsessed with everything coconut and coconut butter was something that I really wanted to make. Next thing you know, my blender is spitting and spatting, and it gave up the ghost – too weak to handle the heat. Continue reading “Chocolate Crack Cashew Butter”