Friday, January 28, 2022

VEGAN LUNCH + DINNER IDEAS #2

 

With Veganuary drawing to a close [and my god, how quickly has it gone??] I really cannot believe this is only #2 of this series. Considering all the delicious things we’ve had for dinner and how well we’ve stuck to it, I’m surprised I’ve not been churning these out every couple of days. But, to be honest, I really think that because we’ve just relaxed into it so well, it’s become a non-thing around the house. We haven’t really noticed we’re doing Veganuary and it’s just a normal, natural thing for us. That’s especially in the last couple of weeks of the month.

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Sunday, January 23, 2022

VEGAN CREAMY BACON + BROCCOLI PASTA RECIPE | OATLY, THIS™, VITALITE


This was definitely an ambitious one. Let’s be honest, nothing says ‘Veganuary’ like a cheesy bacon pasta, does it? But I really couldn’t see myself going a month without a comforting, melty and gooey bowl of savoury, creamy pasta. This was an entirely experimental recipe. I was really interested to see how far I could push the limits of dairy and meat alternatives. I wanted to see how close to a classic ‘normal’ dish I could get without using any animal products. Normally, I’ll make a creamy pasta dish for dinner once a fortnight or so, and I really wouldn’t want to go without it long-term. I do not think that a recipe like this would have been possible a few years ago, but with the incredible progress in vegan alternatives to things like double cream and bacon, it’s exciting to see what we can replicate. I actually ended up shooketh and impressed with the results of my playing about in the kitchen!

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Sunday, January 16, 2022

ASOS DESIGN ADA CHUNKY CHELSEA BOOTS | REVIEW


I did my best to avoid the Boxing Day and New Year’s sales…I really did. I’ve actually had a really good, productive month with decluttering and organising my wardrobe. The minimal, neutral fashion movement I’m seeing all over Instagram has really grabbed me. Plus, who doesn’t want a streamlined, easy-to-match wardrobe where everything goes with everything? Finally, it seems, I’ve discovered a style that really resonates with me. I’ve done away with all my needlessly floral, patterned or otherwise gaudy garms to make way for bold, statement, simple pieces like the one I am writing about today. I’ve always been a lover of a chunky boot, and it’s been a good six months since I added to my collection. I accidentally tripped and fell onto the ASOS website during their New Year’s sale and came across these boots…

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Wednesday, January 12, 2022

VEGAN LUNCH + DINNER IDEAS #1

 

When I decided I was going to do Veganuary, I spent a lot of time trawling through various recipe websites and wrote up the meal-plan for the month before January even started! However, what I noticed was that a LOT of the recipes were things I wasn’t familiar with…things I wouldn’t normally fancy making…things that looked incredibly involved and fussy! So with that in mind, I decided to keep a sort-of food diary so I could share what I personally ate for lunch and dinner during my attempt at Veganuary. These are recipes or meal ideas that I’d tend to want to eat any time of the year, including when I’m eating meat and dairy products throughout the rest of the year.


I’m a big foodie, and I couldn’t even whittle myself down to a favourite cuisine. I love cooking pastas, stews, Mexican food, curries, soups…all sorts! This blog post will be the first in a series of a few to come, so here’s a sample of some of my more successful meals since we started the month. I so so thoroughly appreciate you all tolerating such a lot of Veganuary content; I really find that keeping a record of what I’m doing, taking pictures and blogging about it keeps me on the straight and narrow! So, without any further rambling, [because I’m beginning to feel like one of those bloggers who writes their entire life story before giving you the f****** recipe you’re on their page in the first place for] here are some Vegan lunch and dinner ideas:

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Sunday, January 9, 2022

HAIR CARE FAVOURITES

Here’s an old-school-blogging blog post if I ever saw one! Remember when we used to just actually review products we’d been using? One of my New Year’s resolutions was to get back into blogging - but I don’t half miss the way blogging used to be. So I decided to write a ‘Hair Care Favourites’ blog post and share the products I fell in love with over the course of last year. I’ve had many ups and downs with this hair of mine [many of which have been chronicled over on my YouTube channel] and I finally feel like I’m in a good place with its look, feel, length, thickness etc etc etc. I’d consider myself to be a little bit of an expert considering all the trials and tribulations me and my tresses have been through together. So these are all the best bits to grace my scalp over the hellscape that was 2021, and they will definitely be coming into 2022 with me.

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