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”
Now I’m sure most of us would agree that it’s incredibly important to be healthy right? That’s kind of a no-brainer.
But what happens when we focus so much on eating the “right” foods and doing the “right” workouts, to the point where we are extremely stressed out about what we put in our mouths and how often we workout.
You see there is so much more to health than just food, exercise, and our physical body. Health includes ALL kinds of health – physical health, mental health, emotional health, and spiritual health. However, most people now-a-days only focus purely on the physical side: trying to cut back on their calories, restricting certain macronutrients, while spending hours every single day “killing” it at the gym. Continue reading “Why We Should All Stop Worrying About Food! Guest Post: Tracey McGowan.”
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.”