Hey, friends! Welcome to another Fave Files post. The fifth one, actually! It feels like just yesterday that I started writing these, and I’m so glad that I did. I think they’ll be great to look back on later down the line – like a diary, of sorts. I hope you’re enjoying them too?!
So let’s get into it. Spoiler alert: you’re about to discover my penchant for “Escape to the Country” and long train journeys.
…Why am I like this? *shakes head*
This Easy One Pot Vegetarian Chilli is the meal that Andrew and I made the night that our parents first met one another. Andrew had already met my family, and I his, but it was over a year into our relationship, and the two sets of parents themselves had not. It wasn’t anyone’s fault, really. Andrew’s parents lived in Scotland and mine in South East England, so the issue of distance and logistics were legit.
But still. It was getting a bit embarrassing. So when my dad told me he had a work trip up to Scotland, I used the opportunity to set up a sophisticated little meet-n-greet dinner party ft. this One Pot Vegetarian Chilli.
After a short break, The Fave Files return! The last few weeks have been (once again) rather stressful. I sat my penultimate nutrition exam, waded through lots of new projects at work and juggled (and continue to juggle) more than a couple of personal projects.
When I think about it, stress has actually been a rather consistent theme to my 2018. But when I look over the list I created at the beginning of the year entitled “2018 goals”, I can’t say I’m at all surprised. Good job that I love to stay busy, eh?!
Without further ado, let’s have a gander at a few things I’ve been enjoying lately!
Links I’m Loving
How to Tackle Imposter Syndrome
Ever landed yourself in an incredible position and felt like you don’t deserve it or aren’t good enough – despite the evidence showing that you do and you are? That’s imposter syndrome, and it is so real. I think knowing how many other women (and men!) experience this too is extraordinarily helpful.
Vegan Chocolate Custard Cake
ERM, yes please?! These look so delicious. I’ve been wanting to try making a dessert with tofu for a while now, so this might just be my entry point.
It feels like I’ve been eating these chocolate peanut butter protein oats for as long as I can remember.
In reality, they’ve only been my breakfast go-to for about a year and a half. But, if you ask me, that’s a long time to stay loyal and in love with a breakfast dish. A lot of people would have got bored. But with these chocolate peanut butter protein oats, boy have I remained loyal.
Hey friends, and happy a-third-of-the-way-through-January! I hope you’re having a great 2018 so far.
This week is all about the LINKS! I didn’t get around to writing a Fave Files post last week, but I still read a lot of great articles, so I’ve popped all of my favourites from the last two weeks into this one post. I hope you find them as interesting as I did.
The last couple of weeks have been a bit stressful, to be honest. I’ve been rushing around all over the place, visiting family, catching up with friends, commuting a lot, catching flights, and (slightly manically) squirrelling away on work deadlines. Alas, I’ve lived to tell the tale. I’ve even managed to read, listen to, watch and eat some things, too.
Here’s the Fave Files #3. I hope you enjoy it. 🙂
EXCITING NEWS COMING THROUGH: I’m giving away a pair of completely free tickets to the 2018 Edinburgh Wellbeing Festival!
I’m SO gutted to say that I won’t be able to make the festival myself due to prior commitments (ironically, I’ll be sitting in on a weekend of nutrition lectures!), but that doesn’t mean that everyone has to miss out. If you hold an interest in health, fitness, nutrition and wellbeing and fancy the chance of nabbing yourself some FREE tickets, read on to find out how you can enter my giveaway for this awesome festival hitting Edinburgh on January 27th-28th!
The Edinburgh Wellbeing Festival 2018
This will be the first ever wellbeing festival to come to Edinburgh and is set to feature some of the biggest and most influential names in health and fitness. Will there be expert nutritionists? Check. Yoga teachers? Check. Celebrity chefs? Check. Personal trainers? CHECK!
We all know we should be eating more fruits and, in particular, more vegetables. With recent research suggesting that we should now be eating up 10 portions of fruits and vegetables a day, it really can seem like a bit of a mammoth challenge to fit them all in – especially if you’re not used to eating many at all! But it can definitely be done.
With this in mind, I thought I’d share my top 9 easy ways to eat more vegetables on a daily basis. These are all tips that I frequently make use of when creating my own meals and are easy, sneaky and best of all, sustainable. If I can do these things, so can you!
HELLO beautiful chums, and welcome to the second installation of The Fave Files!
This week, after realising that it was the only time I’d be able to squeeze it in for a while, I headed down to Norfolk for some catch ups with family and old high school friends. The public transport system in my tiny village always tests my patience and sanity, and debating how much I am willing to pay for gym passes for the short time that I am here has been upsetting for my bank account to say the least. Nonetheless, these are small drops in the ocean of what has so far been a wonderful trip.
Catching up with high school friends is making me super happy. You’ve been through so many life changes with these people, and there’s just no one else like them. I absolutely love hearing about what everyone is working on and how their lives have changed in the interval between our last catch up. I’m super proud of everything that each one of them has accomplished.