A nostalgic vegan recipe: the BEST chocolate chip cookies I call Rebecca

If I sound a bit too excited about these cookies, I’m sorry but I can’t help myself! I do have reason to be though, because

1) I’ve been looking for a chocolate chip cookie recipe even before I became vegan that gave me thick cookies that were crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside, and

2) I got my order from The Doughnut Family this morning and as I’m writing this, I’m indulging in a vegan chocolate glazed doughnut. Sooo good!

I’ve got a really sweet tooth and finding the treats I liked to eat before I became vegan has been something I’ve been determined to find, whether it’s bought or homemade by my own two hands. Luckily for me, my Aussie vegan friends have been at it for longer than I have and made the perfect chocolate chip cookies that are out of this world.

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DIY wedding favours: recipe for vegan tablet

Slowly but surely, I’ve been making slight changes to my diet since I made it my New Year’s resolution to be more aware of my food intolerances and to eat healthier. For our wedding, a family friend made her famous tablet (for those of you who aren’t familiar with this Scottish sweet, it’s like fudge, but much softer and melts in your mouth and tastes like heaven). We had vegan and lactose intolerant guests, so I decided to make a vegan batch as well. Continue reading “DIY wedding favours: recipe for vegan tablet”

Clean eating recipe: Sweet potato hummus

I previously posted about my intentions to start a cleaner eating diet and the first step towards this was making my own peanut butter. It actually worked out quite well, you can definitely taste a difference (it’s less sweet) but just as good! The next recipe I wanted to make was sweet potato hummus, again using Skinny Ms’ recipe, although I tweaked it some to suit my own needs.

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DIY peanut butter…the healthy way!

One of my resolutions for 2015 is to follow a healthier lifestyle and eating better. In the last year or so, I noticed that I started developing various allergies and intolerances to food. To give my body a rest from the strain of rejecting particular foods, I decided I need to aim at eating better by introducing some form of clean eating.

I came across an article from Skinny Ms with simple recipes for 50 clean eating snacks/. I wasn’t sure whether there would be anything to entice me, normally ‘healthy snacks’ involve veg that I’ve got no interest in, but to my surprise there were quite a few snacks that I was eager to make at home. First on the agenda: DIY peanut butter.

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A healthy snack alternative: homemade beef jerky

Two years ago today, I wrote my first ever blog post. At the time I was making a huge move from a relatively unknown blogging platform to WordPress and since then, the support and comments from followers, sponsors and fellow bloggers have been amazing. I’d like to say a big thank you so much for all your support and here’s to many more years of blogging and sharing our common interests!

As part of my goal to kill two proverbial birds with one stone, I’m revisiting my bad habits and trying to make changes that would let me eat better and save money. For 2015, two of my resolutions for the year are to: 1) save money and be more responsible with how I spend it, and 2) eat healthier and remove any ingredients which aren’t beneficial.

In keeping up my fitness through classes and capoeira, I intend to keep myself in good condition and sometimes this means eating foods high in protein. With my higher consumption of water, I’ve felt less urge to munch, but I realise I do stress eat at work and instead of reaching for sugary snacks, chocolate or biscuits, since a friend introduced me to beef jerky I’ve been hooked.

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Welcome to Monteiths

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I’m a big fan of discount vouchers, if only for the fact that you end up spending less money. It’s also great for trying out new restaurants that you’re not sure about, especially when they’re expensive. It is because of the voucher I got from itison that we ended up with a great deal on sirloin steaks with duck fat chips, a glass of red or white wine, petit fours and coffee or tea at Monteiths on the Royal Mile for about half the original price. Continue reading “Welcome to Monteiths”