I was lucky enough to be invited to the John Lewis Christmas stir up Sunday event last week at the Waitrose Cookery school in Finchley Road, London. Myself and fellow gluten free, vegan and lifestyle bloggers spent the evening munching, sipping cocktails, making puddings and having a jolly good time!
I recently worked with BarleyCup, which is an instant cereal drink made from natural ingredients. Their products are gluten free, vegan and caffeine free! I was interested to try these as an alternative to my usual cups of tea! I conducted a little experiment with some ladies from my dance class as well as family members to see whether they could taste any difference to their usual hot beverages.
This week, I decided to be “chewsy”, and try out some new gum! Whenever I chew gum, I am reminded of the days when I used to wear braces, so chewing any gum or sticky chewy sweets was a big no no. The longing I felt when everyone else was chewing gum and stuffing their faces with chewy fruitellas, wine gums and chewitts!
You may be reading this title thinking what the heck? Seaweed bacon? Yes that’s right, seaweed in the form of crunchy leaves that fry like bacon. Seamore is a company specialising in yes you guessed it seaweed! Currently they stock ‘I sea pasta’ and ‘I sea bacon’. This week I decided to try out this seaweed ‘bacon’ that is 100% wild organic seaweed and reap the health benefits!
I recently purchased gluten free cookies from a company called Sourdough Mess. The company was created by Maria Stafano who decided to set up a micro bakery in her flat in East London. Maria currently specialises in making vegan and gluten free cookies as well as vegan artisan bread to deliver straight to your door. Sourdough mess can also be found at various markets and free from events.
This is a review for Angels and Cookies cookie dough. The company, founded by Karen Cappetta is based in the UK and produces ready to go gourmet cookie dough that is not only gluten free, but also egg free, dairy free, nut free, wheat free and vegan so it caters for all! I chose this company as I wanted to see just how all these organic ingredients, also free from hydrogenated oils, additives, preservatives and anything artificial would taste! Currently, there are three flavours available: chocolate chip, chocolate fudge and ginger and spice.
We all need that little boost of energy to get us through the day. There are lots of energy bars available out there to buy but they are quite expensive. So, as another option, you could make them at home and make a big batch that you can keep in the fridge! I have made my own energy bars and they were easy to make and took me about 10 minutes to prepare!
Ah haircare. That feeling when you have a good hair day is the best feeling ever! I usually go to the hairdresser every two to three months for a good old trim and a fantastic blow-dry. I colour my hair every 6 weeks, and maintaining the vibrant, healthy hair can be quite a chore! Here are a few of my tips on how I keep my hair looking vibrant in between my cuts and the products that I use.