Sunday, 24 April 2016

RECIPE | Coco-Loco Butter Cups ft. Indigo Herbs* [VEGAN].

I only recently discovered the art of making chocolate using cacao powder and coconut oil. Evidently I've been living under a proverbial rock for a while. Although in my defense, I've never really been keen on dark chocolate until I stopped having dairy and so stopped eating milk chocolate. So making dark chocolate never really had the same appeal as it does now. Because boy have I discovered a real love for dark chocolate! 

My General Life - Coco-Loco Butter Cups - Indigo Herbs - Vegan



Wednesday, 20 April 2016

You Are Good Enough.

My General Life - You Are Good Enough - Wellbeing - Wellness

You are good enough. Something I think lots of us neglect to tell ourselves as we strive towards perfection. The perfect body, the perfect life, the perfect diet, the perfect home. Perfect, perfect, perfect. Perfect, smerfect. I, personally feel that there's no such thing as perfection and that a lot of what people may see to be so is an ideal created by others, such as the media. For many it's just not attainable, to be quite honest the media portrayal of the "perfect life" is so far-fetched, why would I want to strive towards that? Everyone is individual with different goals, plans and aspirations, so surely we should all be working towards our own individual vision, that is realistic (for the most part, because one can dream) and personal to us?

Sunday, 17 April 2016

What Makes Me Happy.

Today I've team up with the lovely Folks at Fabletics, an affordable activewear brand co-founded by the gorgeous Kate Hudson. Kate is big on promoting a healthy lifestyle incorporating positive thinking, living fit and encouraging people to achieve their passions. She has recently launched a new book titled Pretty Happy, which is all about promoting healthy ways to love your body. So today I'm sharing some of the things that help promote health and happiness in my life.

My General Life - What Makes Me Happy

Friday, 15 April 2016

My Thoughts | Earlybird Snacks.

I'm sure I've mentioned this before but to jog your memory I'll tell you again. I LOVE SNACKS. Being one of those people that feels pretty much constantly hungry I always have snacks on my person to nibble on in times of need. I first saw Earlybird being advertised on Facebook, and then I noticed a couple of blogger reviews popping up on my Twitter feed. Being a Curious George and all that jazz I decided that I *must* check it out in the name of research. And that I did.

My General Life - Earlybird Snacks - Review - Vegan

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

RECIPE | Mushroom Stew #2 ft. Indigo Herbs* [VEGAN].

Back when I first switched to a veggie diet last year I posted a mushroom stew recipe, I think it was probably one of the first veggie recipes that I actually posted! A lot has changed since that first recipe and so has how I make my mushroom stew. Not that the original recipe is no longer any good, because actually it's super quick and really tasty, great for pulling together quickly. Today's stew recipe is more hearty and comforting, ideal for the cooler months but personally something I would eat anytime if I fancied it. 

My General Life - Mushroom Stew 2 - Indigo Herbs - Vegan - Recipe

Sunday, 10 April 2016

Be Present.

How often are our minds really in the here and now? I'll bet that a fair few of us spend a lot of our time either in the past or or in the future and not actually in the present moment. This can create lots of unnecessary stress and anxiety on top of all the pressure of everyday, modern life, which let's be honest, has a tonne if it's own trials and tribulations. The reality is, being present can be really hard work because it means not only accepting enjoyable moments and experiences, but also the really tough ones.



Friday, 8 April 2016

A Few Lush Goodies.

I never really share 'hauls' on my blog, mainly because I don't really buy anything of interest. However, I did recently pick up a few goodies from Lush which I thought I'd share because a) who doesn't love Lush and b) just because I run the show around here and can effectively do as I please.


My General Life - A Few Lush Goodies - Vegan


Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Recipe | Super Simple Vegan Bulgar Wheat & Bean Salad.

After mentioning in my Asian Noodle Salad recipe that I don't really do salads, I've kind of got a taste for their veggie goodness, especially now that spring is here. This last week I wanted something really quick and easy to put together, so I came up with this delicious (even if I do say so myself) bulgar wheat and bean salad that can be thrown together in about 15 minutes - perfect for a weekday dinner.


My General Life - Vegan Bulgar Wheat and Bean Salad

Sunday, 3 April 2016

A Few Of My Favourite Things #2.

It's been a little while since I shared my first favourite things posts, so I thought with us now being in April (can you believe it!) it was high time that I put together my favourite things take 2.

My General Life - Favourite Things #2

Friday, 1 April 2016

Serre Chevalier - March 2016.

If you follow me on social media then you may (or may not) have noticed that a couple of weeks ago I ran away to the mountains for a week of snowboarding fun. And fun we had. Today I thought I'd share some of the photos (although admittedly I didn't really take that many) and my thoughts on our catered chalet experience with Crystal Ski.

My General Life - Serre Chevalier 2016 - Snowboarding - Vegan