Porridge, Move and Fever!

I have had a fever for 2 days now! So very frustrating especially as we got so much to do before the move!! I have managed to go through all my clothes already which is great. Ended up with 5 massive bags going to charity and Jack’s gonna start bringing stuff down to Bournemouth tomorrow! The new tenants are moving in on the 15th! Cant believe that we won’t be living here anymore by the end of next week! It’s been our home for 4 years. But who knows we might be back😆

Made this big bowl of porridge this morning. Been a while since I’ve had porridge, it’s been mostly semolina or overnight oats lately!

Oats with almond milk and topped with cinnamon, apple puree and frozen berries!

Hope you all are having a good Sunday!

Xx

Eating Vegan at Nandos!!

Anyone for a cheeky Nandos?? 😉

Me and the husband absolutely love Nandos. He’s a meat eater and I’m a vegan (obvs) and we both love Nandos and must have gone hundreds of times! When I was pregnant with Winter we went pretty much every weekend!😜

So easy to make their veggie stuff vegan by asking for no mayo or cheese on the salads, burger etc.

I always go for the Supergreen Pita (no mayo) and a side of chargrilled veg!

How good does it look??

I hope you all have a great Saturday! I’m currently feeling horrendous 🤧 got a fever.. Haven’t been sick like this for over a year! So scared that I’ll pass it on to my lil baby Winwin! Would hate to see my girl sick😥 fingers crossed I’ll feel better tomorrow!

Xx

Vegan Sponge Cake!

Its Friday!! Yeey. Jacks coming back home from Bournemouth today and the sun is shining. I have been sorting out my clothes this week and got 6 huge bin bags full of stuff that’s going to charity! Feels so good to have a clear out😊

As its Friday why not make this easy marble sponge cake! Or as we call it in Sweden Sockerkaka which directly translate to sugarcake!

Sorry about the awkward measurements but I have converted this from a swedish recipe!

Recipe

  • 1 cup + 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup minus 1 tbsp almond flour
  • 100g melted vegan butter
  • 200ml plant milk
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 cup + 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • Half of a mashed banana
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder

Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl. However, do not mix in the cocoa powder. Mix the melted butter, plant milk and the mashed banana then add this to the dry ingredients. Pour half of the batter in to another bowl and add the cocoa powder to one of the bowls. Don’t over mix the batter, gently mixing with a spatula is enough. Grease and flour a baking tin, pour in the batter one bowl at a time then run a fork through it to get the marble effect. Bake at 175° for 35 – 45 minutes. The time depends on the ripeness and size of the banana. Check your cake for the first time with a knife at the 35 minute mark. It should come out clean.

I should have run the fork through it a few more time to get more of a marble effect!

Happy Friday!!

Xx

My Usual Breakfast!

I love a good breakfast! I tend to go for a sweeter breaky rather than savoury, and I’m all about porridge and vegan yogurt at the mo!

I love Alpros new unsweetened soygurt. Super tasty! Chuck in some berries, banana, bran flakes or dried berries. What ever you fancy! Yum!

Oats is a classic! So cheap and versatile! When it’s cold I love having porridge, I usually put in 2 ton of cinnamon Haha and when I want to treat myself I go heavy on the golden syrup!😉 Overnight oats are a current fave! Check out my overnight oats recipe here. Semolina porridge is another huge favourite, so easy to make and I actually prefer to keep it very simple, it doesn’t need a lot of toppings or added flavours. I could eat semolina porridge on it’s own without anything! Click here for my semolina recipe!

And when all else fail a bowl of cereal with almond milk will do! 😍

Xx

Lentils and Carrots with Coconut Milk

Happy Wednesday!! This dish is so nice. Creamy coconutty lentils! So easy to make! And budget friendly😄

Recipe 3 or 4 portions

  • 2 large grated carrots
  • 1 chopped onion
  • Oil
  • Sambal oelek (to taste)
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 2 or 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 veggie stock cube
  • 1 tin coconut milk
  • 300ml water
  • Bunch coriander
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Salt and peppar to taste
  • 225 grams lentils

Fry onions in oil for a few minutes then add chopped garlic and the grated carrots, fry a few more minutes. Add everything else and simmer until lentils are cooked. Super simple and so yummy! Love this dish. Can be eaten with rice, pasta or on it’s own!

Why not double the recipe and put some in the freezer!

Xx

Ginger, Cinnamon, Lemon and Mint Tea!

Rainy and grey Tuesday! Please come back sun! Been so lovely the last few days… Maybe it’s a blessing in disguise, it’ll will keep me indoors which means I can try and get some packing done!!😜

I only tried this a couple weeks ago for the first time and I wish I’d tried it sooner!! So tasty and healthy! I tried it in a cafe the first time but buying the bits to make it at home is so much cheaper! And it’s a lovely morning drink 😇

gorgeous fresh ingredients!

I don’t have an exact recipe for this as I just chucked in a bit of every thing. I used about an inch of ginger, couple slices of lemon, 2 sticks cinnamon, few leaves of mint and as I love a bit of sweetness I added a tsp sugar. Add everything to boiling water! Feel free to add whatever sweetener you like or just leave it out.

Enjoy!

Xx

Grain and Bean Salad with Guacamole!

Hope everyone is having a good Monday. 1st of April!!!! What happened to March! Time is going so fast it’s scary. Winter will be 12 weeks tomorrow!

Prepared 4 lunchboxes this morning. This took me less than 15 minutes to put together! Super healthy and yummy, got my protein, complex carbs and healthy fats!😍

How good does this look!?

Grain and bean salad

  • 1 microwave packet of mixed grains (I used Sainsburys own brand mixed wholegrain rice and freekeh) or cook grains from scratch if you got the time 😉
  • Tin of mixed beans
  • Small tin of sweet corn
  • 1 red pepper
  • Half a small cucumber
  • Bunch of coriander
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Microwave the rice. Chop cucumber and pepper in to small pieces. Chop the coriander then mix everything in a big bowl. Salt and pepper to taste.

Before the mixing!

Guacamole

  • 3 avocados
  • Half a red onion
  • Juice from half a lime
  • Chilli flakes
  • Bunch of Coriander
  • Salt and peppar to taste

Finely chop red onion and coriander then mix everything in a bowl. I kept my guac a bit chunky.

Divide everything in to 4 lunchboxes! Simple healthy and delicious😍

Excited to eat this!

Now I’m set for 4 days! This is also super cheap. Most expensive part of the meal is the avos at £1.40 a piece. But the grains are 85p a pack and the beans are 55p! So all together it’s very budget friendly😊

Xx