Edinburgh Wellbeing Festival 2018 (+ A GIVEAWAY!)

Edinburgh Wellbeing Festival 2018

Lifestyle, Scotland | 19th January 2018 | By

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!

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9 Easy Ways to Eat More Vegetables

9 Easy Ways to Eat More Vegetables

Lifestyle | 10th January 2018 | By

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!

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The Fave Files #2

The Fave Files - Coffee and Caffeine Mag

Lifestyle | 7th January 2018 | By

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.

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The Fave Files #1

T2 Into the Forest Gift Set

Lifestyle | 31st December 2017 | By

Welcome to the Fave Files, a new weekly round up of everything I’ve been loving lately. I’ll be covering everything from blog posts that caught my eye, to what I’ve been reading, eating, watching and listening to. This first installment is a juicy read, so let’s jump in!

Links I’m Loving

Ethical Influencing: Why Bloggers Need to Do Better // Vix Meldrew.
Always relevant. I can understand that bloggers need to yield an income in return for the time spent creating content – but is it ever worth compromising your morals or putting others in danger by promoting potentially dangerous products? (No).

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Easy Vegan Cinnamon Walnut Biscuits

Easy Vegan Cinnamon Walnut Biscuits

Dessert | 18th December 2017 | By

Today we’re talking about easy, vegan, cinnamon walnut biscuits.
 
Real talk: I’m so happy with these biscuits, I could burst. Whilst I have dabbled with baking vegan breads and cakes in the past, these vegan cinnamon walnut biscuits are actually the end product of my first time ever making any type of vegan biscuit. And they came out perfectly on the VERY FIRST ATTEMPT. As any keen baker will know, that’s pretty much the best thing that can happen within a baking sesh other than licking the spoon. I feel like a total baking goddess, tbh.

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The Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide for Cooks

The Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide for Cooks

Lifestyle | 12th December 2017 | By

Christmas is upon us, and so is the Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide for Cooks! How we crashed into December so quickly I can’t quite fathom, but as the big day approaches, I’m sure we’ve all been starting to think (fret) about the perfect gifts to buy our friends and family.
 
Needless to say, we all know how stressful Christmas shopping IRL can be. Wading through hoards of tired shoppers, queueing, queueing and more queueing. I don’t know about you, but the older I get, the less I enjoy and feel inclined to physically go shopping. It’s just so tempting to hop online for a nice relaxed and dignified browse – especially during this busy time of year.

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Mushroom Chestnut Soup with Truffle Toasts

Mushroom Chestnut Soup with Truffle Toasts

Dinner, Lunch | 3rd December 2017 | By

Well, holy moly. Mushroom and chestnut soup, you are dayum fine. I just want to gobble you up for each and every meal until the end of time.
 
Or at least, until the end of winter. Please??
 
Seriously guys, this soup is LEGIT. I know what you might be thinking: “ew, but mushroom soup looks so weird and grey and unappetising…”. My response to you: I get it. But – mushroom soup is quite possibly top of the list when it comes to the phrase “DON’T JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER”. So you’re just going to need to trust me that this mushroom chestnut soup is not to be feared, but embraced. Like the big, chunky, delicious hug in a bowl that it is. Ok? Promise me? This recipe (with truffle toasts!! More on those in a second) is simply too good to miss out on.

Mushroom Chestnut Soup with Truffle Toasts

Mushroom Chestnut Soup with Truffle Toasts
 

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6 of The Best Vegan Protein Powders

5 of the Best Vegan Protein Powders

Lifestyle | 29th November 2017 | By

This year, I’ve made it my mission to test as many vegan protein powders as I can in a quest to find the best products on the market today. It seems that it’s a lot harder to find a delicious tasting vegan protein blend than it is a whey protein blend – a predicament not helped by the fact that there is also a lot less choice when it comes to flavours. However, not one to back down from a challenge, I felt positive that there had to be at least something out there.
 
Well, here’s the great news: there was! Quite a few, in fact! So today, I’m going to share my top picks so far. This has been quite highly requested over on my Instagram, so I really hope this is helpful for any newbies to the world of vegan protein powder.
 
Before we get onto the fun part, let’s take a look at the common constituents of a vegan protein powder. If not whey, what on earth is in them?

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