Spring Treats & Recent Discoveries
Or at least it felt like it today. The sun was shining, the birds were singing, tulips and daffodils were peeping through the ground.
I thought I share a few of the things I’ve been enjoying lately. The things that have helped me through the dark mornings and the wet school runs, whilst waiting for Spring to arrive.
Well, who doesn’t love popcorn. The Mister loves sweet and I love salted so we’ve reached a happy medium with Metcalfes Sweet ‘n Salt version. Its so moreish and much better for you than a bag of crisps- which is my usual telly snack of an evening.
Also pictured is a scented candle by The Very Nature. This one is Ancient Amber and I’m still getting over how potent it is, in the best possible way. Some scented candles dont really work, you light them and they barely give off any smell. Not the case here. Its zesty and warm, and perfect for the living room.
You might have seen my weekly pictures over on Instagram (follow me here) of the most stunning venue for a Yoga class, head over here to follow if you aren’t already. I swear the venue has really helped my attendance, I usually get bored very quickly of fitness type things but the leafy Parsonage and my excellent teacher Sarah keep me coming back for more.
During Winter I drink so many hot drinks just in an effort to keep warm. So, I end up drinking more caffeine than I’m used to. Too much makes me jittery, so a warm matcha latte with almond milk has been my mid morning drink recently. I did similar last year too- its seems to really help get me through ’til Spring. Read about my matcha challenge from last year here.
I recently visited Zizzi to try the new menu- specifically the vegan cheese (I’m dairy allergic) and was pleasantly surprised, in fact impressed. Its been so long since I’ve had cheese on a pizza and this was so convincing, it actually melted! I ate every last morsel.
They’ve revamped the kids menu too since our last visit and the offering is much improved- the girls loved it. The Free From options and vegan options are clearly marked and available across the menu, including the kids stuff. It makes such a change having restaurants like this. It’s so different to ten years ago when I first found out about my allergies.
OMG you are probably so bored of seeing and hearing about this right now. But I’m still so in love with it so here it is again! This has got me through some boxed set marathons already!
Black Bean Brownie recipe
These are vegan and gluten free and I’ve made them twice now. Both times we’ve scoffed the lot before I’ve had chance to photograph them. They are really easy to make, the recipe is by the Minimalist Baker, her ethos is easy recipes- many being one bowl jobs. Music to my ears as I hate washing up.
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