3 Happy Things This Week #6

Happy Monday! I really wanted to get my head down and brainstorm some blogging ideas this week as I’ve been really slack with it, but this week has been super busy so looking forward to catching up with some blogging today! This week has also also been pretty great though, and I have plenty of reasons to be happy but here are my Top 3…

1. My Friend’s Wedding

This started off a little stressful for me this week, as plans shifted and I was pretty nervous to travel quite far on my own to attend my friend’s Wedding as i’m a pretty new driver but i’m so glad I did as it was amazing. I’ve had so many Weddings this year, and i’m loving every single one of them. From watching the nervous Groom, to the Bride’s entrance, the vows, the speeches, the first dance etc – i’m a complete Wedding addict and if I could go to one every day I would! I’ve been friends with this lady a few years, and it was just amazing to see her, her partner and their beautiful daughter to incredibly happy. Gave me that warm and fuzzy feeling all week, and made me really excited to get planning ours

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2. Cousin’s Birthday

This week marked my Cousin’s 21st Birthday, which was so important for our family. He has had a really tough year, and has overcome things I don’t think I ever could and i’m in awe of his strength. He’s still not 100%, but being out with all the family and his friends having a laugh and enjoying himself was so lovely to see and has been the thing that’s made me happiest this week!

3. Quality Me Time

Everybody who knows me knows that i’m an advocate for ‘Me Time’ and I always make sure I have some alone time planned to just relax and get my mind together. Recently things have been really chaotic, and I’ve found myself struggling more than ever with anxiousness and constant migraines, as well as feeling so run down but this week I had an unexpected gap in my schedule and it was just what I needed. I’ve managed to take myself to the cinema alone, catch up on reading, have a nice relaxing bath and get some early nights- it’s been just what my body and mind needed!

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Hope you’ve all had a lovely week- what do you do to relax when you get some free time to yourself?

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Easy Vegan Burritos

I LOVE burritos/wraps/bowls- whatever you want to call them or however you want to have them, they’re delicious! This is one of my staple meals that I make probably every week as it’s delicious, filling, healthy & usually flows into the next days Lunch too- winner!

What Will I Need?

– Quorn Chicken Pieces
– Cumin
– Paprika
– Oil
– Red Onion
– Fresh Chilli
– Corriander
– Tomatoes
– Peppers
– Lettuce
– Cucumber
– Wholemeal wrap (optional)
– Salsa/Guac (optional)

What Do I Do?

If you’re sceptical about Quorn, I hear ya! When I first became vegetarian I hated the thought of eating something that was trying to be meat as I really don’t like the texture and thought it would freak me out. I avoided Quorn for a long time, but then I discovered these lovely chicken pieces when I was away with my family and my Brother cooked it- and I LOVED it. I don’t like the chicken breasts/steaks etc but the pieces are perfect for salads/wraps/curries as they don’t have a chewy texture, but it makes your meat free meal a lot more substantial

OK so, first of all I spray some fry light oil into a wok and chuck in my Quorn chicken pieces- I use a couple of handfuls as I usually have it for my Dinner and Lunch the following day. Once the ‘quicken’ (as I like to call it) is in the pan, I add some paprika and cumin (amount depends on your preference) and leave this to cook for 10-15 minutes on a low heat as I get everything else prepared

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Next I chopp my wrap ingredients – a handful of lettuce, half a red onion, large handful of coriander, 1 tomato, half a pepper and half a red chilli. I recommend really finely dicing these ingredients (especially onion and coriander) as it makes the ingredients all mix together a lot smoother

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Now I add these ingredients to my wrap! You don’t have to have a wrap of course- I usually do for my Dinner to make it more filling, but for Lunch I tend to have it it as a burrito bowl/salad to keep it lighter

After adding my salad ingredients, I then add the ‘Quicken’ pieces, followed by my chosen sauces. Mine of course was my homemade salsa and guac!

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This probably takes me 20 minutes to make max and it’s so delicious and filling! Whats one of your staple mid-week meals?

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The Vegan Kind Subscription #3

I don’t think I will ever not love getting these boxes – especially when they somehow get better every time. I thought Box 1 and Box 2 were good…

1. Follow Your Heart Vegan Egg

First and foremost I have to start with this magical product. I have always wanted to try Vegan Eggs, so when they arrived in this box I was so excited! I’ve seen people do incredible things with them on Instagram like baking, pancakes etc but I went for good ole fashioned scrambled eggs and they were amazing. I was worried the consistency would be a little strange but it wasn’t at all. I sprinkled mine with chilli flakes on some wholewheat toast & they were gorgeous. Will definitely be buying again and sharing some recipes!

2. Native Unearthed Natural Deodorant

This product totally amazed me. It’s a rub on deodorant made solely from volcanic crystal minerals. Nothing else. Absolutely not a scrap of any other ingredient in this badboy?! Magical. I have quite sensitive armpits, and when I use the big brands that are over perfumed I get a really irritated underarm but this was perfect. I had absolutely no itchiness, it went on easily and has kept me fresh all day with this glimpse of Summer us Brits have been seeing

3. Hippeas Chickpea Puffs – Far Out Fajita

Like all healthy or organic crisps i’m a little bit hesitant. There are so many bad ones out there that are thin and tasteless, it’s hard not to judge an entire range of food by it, that’s why I’ve been so impressed by some of the crisps I’ve received in these boxes- especially these! The texture is substantial but it’s the flavour packed tasty goodness that made me fall in love. As well as being tasty, they are low calorie; high fibre; vegan & gluten free as well as being packed with good hippie vibes

4. Squirrel Sisters Coconut Cashew

Unfortunately for Squirrel Sisters, i’m not a huge fan of cashew so this product definitely wasn’t my favourite in the box – but it isn’t going to stop me from trying more of their products as they have so many deliciously sweet treats to choose from (especially the Cacao Brownie- now that looks like something I can get down with). However, if you are into cashew I would definitely recommend this. It’s such a nice texture and is really filling for such a small snack – and obviously packed full of nutritious cruelty free goodness!

5. Landgarten Choco Snack

Just yum. Like yum yum yum. These were definitely my favourite of the box (being a chocolate addict and all that) and I can’t wait to buy more. The lovely crunchy textured combined with the richness of the dark chocolate makes it the perfect snack. As well as being Vegan, they are also gluten, GMO and peanut free (as well as being organic of course) – what’s not to love?

6. Candy Kitten Sweet Pineapple

I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have a Made in Chelsea fan girl moment when I saw these. I watch the show, I know big J is behind Candy Kitten – what I didn’t know was that they’d launched this delicious vegan product (available to pre-order from Waitrose and I recommend you do). These are delicious! They are the texture of a Percy Pig and packed full of a fresh pineapple taste and I simply loved them

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