Sonder

Sonder – n. the realisation that each random passerby has a life as vivid and complex as your own.

Sushi with Spicy Tofu |Vegan|Gluten-free

For the tofu: You’re going to need: 600g soft tofu 1 tablespoon coconut oil (organic, virgin) 1 teaspoon wholegrain mustard 1 heaped tablespoon of spicy Korean hot pepper paste (make sure to read the ingredients carefully because very often anchovies and other non-vegan ingredients are added so you might need to shop around to find…

What I learned in 2017

Doing nothing does nothing. If you want something you’re going to have to work for it – whether that’s your ideal body, your dream job or a skill that you want to learn or improve. You can’t expect anything to change until you and/or your mindset changes so take risks and try new things that…

Christmas ’17

As usual, I’m a little bit late but the festive season isn’t over yet so here’s your holiday update! I was lucky enough to escape to the countryside this Christmas and spend some quality time with my loved ones. It’s kind of a tradition in my family to go to Galway and stay at my…

Rice Paper Wraps | Vegan | Gluten Free

  Rice paper wraps are so easy to make and super tasty – as well as nutritious depending on how you choose to fill them. They are light and extremely versatile.     You’re going to need: Rice paper Salad leaves of your choice Any veggies you like or have on hand (Tofu also works well…

Peanut butter and cinnamon smoothie bowl|Vegan |Gluten free

Ingredients: 2 ripe plums 1 large ripe banana Generous handful of frozen berries – I used dark cherries, blackcurrants and red grapes Generous handful of large dates (pitted) Dollop of natural, organic peanut butter Toppings: 1 heaped teaspoon of cinnamon Untoasted sesame seeds Raisins 1/4 ripe pomegranate I just used what I had on hand…

Métro, Boulot, Dodo

‘Métro, boulot, dodo’ is a French expression I stumbled upon recently which basically means ‘commute, work, sleep’ – but on repeat – and it conveys that sense of the inevitable, mundane kind of existence, ruled by routine that I’ve been caught up in lately, much more eloquently than any English version of this phrase. For…

How I whiten my teeth |Vegan|Natural|

My teeth are definitely not perfect but one of the things I get complimented on the most is my smile and how white my teeth are. Personally, I’m far too lazy/busy to follow any special routine or to go out of my way to buy expensive yet ineffective products so my secret is oil pulling….

DIY Cross-stitch Patch

Patches made an epic comeback last year and they’re still going strong. I figured a patch DIY seems appropriate for summer but I wanted to do a cross-stitch version because I’m a geek I’m really digging the embroidery theme that’s all over runways and clothing stores this summer. This is an easy DIY that literally…

How to Cross-stitch

Cross-stitching is a form of embroidery which is used to create pictures and patterns by stitching a series of ‘x’s in different colours. It gives a pixelated effect but it can also create texture when combined with other types of embroidery stitches. Cross-stitching is simple (with a little practice and patience) but like most crafts…