Saturday, 4 June 2016

Lifestyle Change & Vegetarian Recipes!

I'm now into my third month of being a Vegetarian and I can't quite believe how different it's made me feel! I never thought in a million years I'd give up meat, but after I ended up with food poisoning last year, it just made me so nervous and anxious when it came to eating meat again! I figured I would try and go vegetarian for a while to see if it helped, but never imagined it would leave me feeling so much better as well! I was expecting to feel tired amongst other things but i've found myself sleeping better and I feel so much better in myself too!

It's really made me more adventurous with food too, trying to incorporate protein has been much easier than I thought and Abbie has been enjoying trying new things too! I'm not sure if it's something I will do forever but I am feeling so much better in myself, so we will have to see! I have actually just bought Ella Woodward's new book, although I could never commit to Vegan, I absolutely love her recipes and plan on recreating most of them in the future, especially the delicious energy bites which i'm planning on trying next week!

I've also cut out egg as well which includes anything containing eggs, the only thing i've struggled with is finding egg free cakes, but I did carry out some research and invested in some egg replacer products so I will be posting up some recipes and my honest opinion on them in the upcoming months! First recipe i'll be making are eggless American style Brownies, with toasted marshmallows, YUM!

I currently have a list of new vegetarian recipes I want to try, so I thought I would share 10 of them today for you! I'm not into recipes with tons and tons of ingredients either, so most of these are pretty simple and made using usual things you already have in your kitchen!

Enjoy! :)

Carrot & Tomato Tagliatelle
by Love And Lemons

Easy Roasted Veg Ratatouille
by Amuse Your Bouche

Lentil & Vegetable Cous Cous
by Waitress

Roasted Vegetable Potatoes
by Cookie & Kate

Vegetarian Paella with Chickpeas
by Amuse Your Bouche

Roasted Carrots with Farro, Chickpeas & Herbed Creme Fraiche
by Cookie & Kate

Grilled Summer Squash Pizza
by Aggie's Kitchen

Lemon Garlic Zucchini Noodles
by Oh My Veggies

Almond Butter Oatmeal Bites
by Love & Lemons

Roasted Beetroot & Apple Salad
by Anja's Food 4 Thought

Friday, 3 June 2016

Spring Time Adventure with Mothercare

Gosh it's been such a long time since I've blogged, i've had so much going on so the blog has taken a back seat, I have been working on posts and things over the past few weeks so I have quite a few posts now ready for the next week or so! It's nice to get my mojo back actually, i've missed all this! Can you believe I've only got my camera out once in the past 3 months? I'm so obsessed with taking photos that I  usually take it everywhere with me, but life has been pretty full on so i've taken a few steps back to sort a lot out! But i'm now back, and looking forward to sharing some new posts and ideas with you all, plus HELLO SUMMER, ok, so not officially till the 20th, and it's actually rained most of the past few days, but I'm excited June is here anyhow! Can't quite believe how fast this year has gone, almost half way through already, wasn't it just Christmas? 

Anyway, I thought i'd start with bringing you a little post about our trip to the Animal Park last week, we actually had some lasting sunshine so managed to get out quite a bit, the weather has been so temperamental so it's difficult to plan days out and things! But we woke up on Thursday and asked Abbie where she wanted to go and she asked for the Animal Park so that's where we headed! She was in the best mood and the sun was shining, cue lots of pictures!

I popped Abbie in her adorable Lighthouse T-shirt from Mothercare, I'm so in love with the Little Bird range at the moment, it reminds me of the kind of things I wore as a little un, very 90's inspired! Abbie has loads of Jools Oliver's clothing and actually asks to wear her rainbow t-shirt a lot too, think it's definitely her favourite! Her little faded jeans are from Next and her bright yellow wellies are from eBay! I've also added a few little photos of her yellow cardigan too from the same Mothercare range, it's my favourite thing of Abbie's she's owned, so bright and colourful!

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