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Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Pumpkin spice matcha latte

This Pumpkin spice matcha latte, is a fresh take on the traditional coffee pumpkin spice latte and is much healthier too.
Its also completely vegan friendly, how many of you have had your first pumpkin spice latte yet?
I am so disappointed to hear that starbucks pumpkin spice is no longer vegan though!
But at least you can make this delicious matcha one at home!

p.s how cute is my lil pumpkin in the back? I'll have a DIY on this coming soon, so stay tuned for that if your interested!


Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Autumn Pumpkin recipes #Vegan #Glutenfree

I've been going pumpkin crazy this week, coming up with tonnes of pumpkin recipes and making DIY pumpkins, I feel like such a cliche but I just love Pumpkin and Autumn.
Anyway I thought I'd share with you some delicious and interesting Pumpkin recipes, as usual there all Vegan & Gluten free, hope you enjoy...


The first one is a Pumpkin spice matcha latte, its like a fresh take on the traditional coffee pumpkin spice latte and is much healthier too.
Its completely vegan friendly, how many of you have had your first pumpkin spice latte yet?
I am so disappointed to hear that starbucks pumpkin spice is no longer vegan though!
But at least you can make this delicious matcha one at home!


Saturday, 16 September 2017

Creamy Healthy Vegan & Gluten free Pasta Bake

This recipe is by far one of my favourites, Pasta has to be one of my fave foods, and pasta bake is something I've been wanting to replicate into a vegan version for a while now.
So since I had an oven all to myself this weekend I decided to take full advantage and whip up a healthy vegan pasta bake.

Its kind of like the traditional cheese & broccoli pasta bake only much healthier, the sauce is made from cauliflower, but don't be put off its beyond delicious, yes it does taste like cauliflower but its also creamy cheesy and indulgent.


Monday, 11 September 2017

How to live without a Kitchen?

Since its the starting Uni time of year, I thought I'd share with you a story of mine whilst I was at University.
That is as the title reads 'How I lived without a Kitchen for a year?' and some tips on how to do this...

We all know student accommodation can be pretty grim, but you don't know grim student accommodation until you've lived in London, its not just the student accommodation thats grim here though its the accommodation in general, not to mention the high rent prices, anyhow thats another story.

In the second year of University most students usually choose to rent in the private sector, as halls of residence are usually reserved for first year students.
In my second year of University I decided to adopt a Dog, I know stupid idea? I was 19 and very stubborn, but to be fair I wasn't like most 19 year olds, I wasn't a party girl, I am a total home body, complete introvert and prefer the company of animals over people and just fell in love with this little doggy.
So now not only did I have the issue of supplying reasonably priced accommodation in London, but reasonably priced accommodation in London that allowed pets!
Which is much harder than I thought it would be, for some reason London just seems to be against pets?
Which I just can't fathom? I mean I know they can be hairy, but that only takes some simple cleaning and my dog was extremely well behaved.
If anything humans are so much worse their loud, some are dirty and some cause damage, I could go on.
Anyway after searching the internet, going to estate agents, and visiting properties everyday for my whole summer, I finally found somewhere the day before I started uni, so it was quite a rush, but they allowed my dog, so I was over the moon.
The place was a room in a house living with Landlord, big mistake! It was a decent sized room, in a very nice area, the house was lovely but had been neglected a lot over the years and was falling apart.
I also had my own bathroom which was great because sharing bathrooms can suck.

Soon after moving in the landlady told me I was not allowed to use her kitchen at all, only for the washing machine, she supplied a fridge and freezer on the landing and a microwave.
When I went to do my first batch of laundry I realised why she didn't want anyone in her kitchen, It was disgusting, I'd never seen anything like it in my life, Its clear she was a hoarder, there was a huge hole in the ceiling it had rotted and was pacifically falling down, there was stuff everywhere, food, unwashed pots and years out of date produce, the smell was nauseating and there was black mould growing everywhere even in the fridge!
I wouldn't have used the kitchen there even if she'd let me it was vile!

I forgot to mention this cost me a whopping £500 and that was five 6 years ago, thats London for ya!

Anyway I'll let you know how I managed to cope without a kitchen, and if your in the same situation it may be helpful to you!


Thursday, 7 September 2017

Detox salad recipe #2

As a chronic illness sufferer more specifically Endometriosis, I tend to use food like medicine, so here is a great Detoxifying salad recipe, I came up with perfect for Endometriosis, and just all around general health.
Not only is it good for you, but its also delicious, so don't be afraid to give it a try!
It is also Vegan and Gluten free so fit for all!
I also have another detox salad recipe if your interested check it out here:
And if your interested in finding out more about Endometriosis check out this post here:


Friday, 1 September 2017

What I eat in a day Raw Vegan

So today I thought I'd share with you a lil what I eat in a Day Raw Vegan style, I am not actually a Raw Vegan, just a regular Vegan, however I do like to eat a lot of Raw foods, since they are so beneficial to your health.
If you follow my Blog you may know I suffer from a Chronic illness 'Endometriosis, and that is one of the main reasons I like to eat a lot of raw produce as I find it can be very helpful especially on my high pain days, to help me manage my symptoms and reduce inflammation.
Hope you find this helpful, and it gives you some ideas on how to eat Raw, anyway lets take a look at the food!


 To start my day off I had 2 large oranges, and I also had a big glass of water.

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

4 Easy Vegan breakfast ideas for Back to School/University

Since its almost Back to School/uni time, I thought i would share with you some of my favourite quick and Easy Vegan breakfast ideas for when you don't have much time on your hands.
Which makes them perfect for a School/Work morning. 
I also want to mention that all of the recipes are not only Vegan but also Gluten free, and are adaptable to suit your own needs. 
Hope you Enjoy!...


The first recipe is this deliciously indulgent Homemade Peanut butter granola, Its definitely one for the sweet tooth.
This one does take a little overnight prepping, however once its made you've got a whole batch of it and have breakfast sorted for the week!
If your not a big PB fan you can also change it up for almond butter or cashew if you prefer!


Sunday, 27 August 2017

What to take with you to University?

Continuing on the little University series I've got going on my blog at the moment, I thought I'd write a little post on this topic today, as when I first left home to go to university, unfortunately unlike everyone else I didn't get the memo to pack light!

I've never been a light packer, I am the kind of girl that takes 8 pairs of shoes on a 3 day break, and only wears 2 pairs the whole time!
Anyway when I left my parents home in Sheffield to move to London for uni, I had in mind that I would be moving to London forever, and 7 years later I am still here!
However unlike most people I packed up literally everything I owned, my whole wardrobe, every handbag I owned which was far too many, my jewellery collection, keepsakes, home-wear, and even boxes filled with stationary and different kinds of paper and card, and much much more!
My logic was that I didn't want to have to repurchase anything in London, because it would be so expensive.
Which is true, but when all of your stuff fills up your dads seven seater from front to back touching the roof, and there's no space for any passengers, not to mention driving down the M1,you may have gone a little overboard!

Ofcourse my dad was fuming and thought i was insane, but being my stubborn taurus self, I insisted I needed absolutely everything I'd packed.
Obviously I had the biggest shock of my life, when I arrived on campus and realised everyone else packed about one large suitcase full.
I looked like Elle off legally blonde when she arrived at Harvard, minus the all pink outfit, and chihuahua, I didn't go that far!
Then I saw my dorm room, it was no bigger than a small walk in closet, and me and my dad spent about an hour bringing all my stuff in from the car, luckily I was on the ground floor.
I then proceeded to freak out about where the hell I was going to put all my stuff, but being savvy I managed to squish it all in neatly.

Anyway this is basically my little story of how not to pack, I thought I would offer some tips on the essentials you really need to take, although after telling you this story, your probably not gonna take advice from me haha, trust me I've learned from my mistake!

1. Seasonal clothes
When you first move onto campus it will likely be in september/october, so its best to take mostly autumn/winter clothes as it will be winter for a long time, of course this depends on the weather of where you live.
But I would say take a few short sleeved tops as well as you can never predict the weather especially not in England!
Its a great idea to just take your seasonal clothes as when you go home for breaks, you can just take back your winter clothes and switch them out for spring ones and vice versa!
I'd recommend slippers and PJ's, and flip flops if you have a communal bathroom.


Thursday, 24 August 2017

8 Tips for University Students

1 Get used to being broke..
Unless your lucky enough to have plenty of money already, chances are when your going to university for the first time you will probably be leaving your family home and having to make it on your own.

2 Budget!
This is probably the best piece of advice i can give you! Sit down and Workout how much money you have and how much you've got coming in, what your expenses are e.g food travel accommodation then workout how much you have left after these, for yourself e.g for clothes, going out etc if any!
Just don't go over that budget Ok!


Saturday, 19 August 2017

Coffee Chat! #My week #Hedgehog

Hey guys,

Hope your well?
Its been a long time since I've done one of these coffee chats, mainly because my life's so boring and I have the same routine day to day, so I don't think there'd be much to tell you.
This week however has been a little more eventful.
So although this is called coffee chats, I am currently sipping on a well deserved glass of prosecco, it is the weekend after all!
If you wanna see a cute hedgehog continue reading!


Tuesday, 15 August 2017

How to get into a Fashion University in London?

Now that its getting close to Freshers Enrolments at University, I thought I would give some tips on those looking to get onto a Fashion Degree, whether that be this year or next, or in the future these tips may be helpful to you.
As someone who did a Degree in Fashion at a prestigious London University I thought I would give some insight on how to actually get into one because its a lot harder than most people think!

1. Be extremely Passionate about Fashion
Many people think that fashion courses are easy, fun and Glamourous, whilst they are fun if thats what you enjoy, its very competitive and far from glamorous the majority of the time.
If you don't Eat, Breath and sleep Fashion then its probably not for you!


Pumpkin spice matcha latte

This Pumpkin spice matcha latte, is a fresh take on the traditional coffee pumpkin spice latte and is much healthier too. Its also c...

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