Thursday, 25 June 2015

A few of my favourite foodies on Instagram

Instagram is one of my main hubs of inspiration for what I eat and cook and most definitely my favourite social media app. I use it everyday! When I flick through looking for inspiration I am immediately flooded with beautiful photos of amazing dishes which get my brain ticking for what my next meal will be. My camera roll is full of screenshots of delicious looking meals which I want to try out or adapt to give it my own little flair.

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Cacao and Goji Chia Pudding

Oh wow. This is so creamy and delicious. It feels so indulgent and naughty but it's really not! Totally good for you. Chocolate for breakfast? What more could you want?!!! The mixture of the raw cacao and the rice milk go beautifully together, along with the goji berries that have also softened overnight. The best thing about chia puddings is that it takes 3 minutes to prepare and put in the fridge, ready for the next day. So easy! This is just a jar of pure goodness with no guilty conscience attached!


Sunday, 14 June 2015

Homemade Cacao-Coffee Body Scrub

This scrub feels so luxurious and indulgent that you'd expect to be paying a bomb for it. But it honestly takes a couple of minutes to make and you'll most likely already have all the ingredients in your cupboards. 

The coffee and cacao go together wondefully to create a mocha like smell and the demarara sugar and coffee granules have a fab coarseness for a really effective scrub. The coconut oil binds it all together and once it gets back to room temperature the scrub will harden slightly so you get a great consistency to rub into your skin.

Monday, 8 June 2015

Roasted Veggie and Herby Garlic Quinoa

As we're (hopefully) moving into the nicer months of the year, I'm really enjoying starting to cook with lovely spring and summer produce and making fresh summery dishes. I'm still slightly in the wintery food mood so mixing light and fluffy herby quinoa with delicious piping hot roasted vegetables seemed like the perfect idea to go with until I'm ready to transition into some really lovely summer foods!


Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Peppery Rocket and Chlorella Pesto

Yum! Pesto is the best! I mixed up the classic pesto recipe a bit by changing the usual basil leaves for fresh peppery rocket leaves and added in some chlorella powder for a complete protein superfood boost.

Mix this pesto into brown rice pasta with sliced cherry tomatoes or spread onto bread with sliced big tomatoes and cold roast chicken for a delicious sandwich. 

Superfood Green Smoothie

This one is packed with superfood green goodness and is naturally sweet so doesn't need any honey or almond butter. Really nourishing and delicious.

Monday, 1 June 2015

Chunky Veg Pasta Sauce

Homemade pasta sauces are an easy way of getting lots of flavours and nutrients into a meal without having to spend hours slaving away in the kitchen chopping and cooking a very complicated meal with lots of components. With this veggie sauce, you simply chop up the veg, throw it in a pan and leave to simmer for 10 mins with the tomatoes. The herbs and paprika give this a wonderfully Mediterranean feel and the different aldente veg give it a lovely slight crunch.

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