Friday Faves

Here are three little treasures I’ve found recently for happiness and health ✌🏻️💕🌿

1. The Body Shop

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For me, living a more conscious life is about making little changes often. Trying to save the planet is too much to take on all at once and I would imagine you are less likely to succeed and more likely to become down trodden with guilt because in this day and age, it’s pretty much impossible to live without doing something that is damaging to your body and/or the environment.
One little step I have taken recently is to buy these beauties from the body shop:

*Coconut milk body lotion
*Coconut shower cream
*Vanilla body mist

They are all vegan (I checked their list of vegan products). Ethics aside, my skin feels softer than ever and I smell like ice cream – yes! I would highly recommend these items to anyone and I’m looking forward to adding to my collection.

2. Big Magic

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Elizabeth Gilbert is a goddess. She is honest and humble and absolutely hilarious. If you’re feeling a little lost on your life path and need a few words of encouragement, Big Magic will be your go to ‘pick-me-up.’

After living in my new home for over 6 months, I finally set up my recording studio in my bedroom and started writing music again. I also downloaded a few photo editing apps to fiddle around with for my food photography. My yoga practice has become part of my daily routine again and I feel more connected to my body now than I have in a long time.

Creative living beyond fear is a reminder that the reason any of us creates anything is because we enjoy it. If there’s one thing I’ve learnt in life so far, it’s that happiness is the key to everything. We don’t have to impress anyone, we don’t have to become successful in the eyes of others. Success is found in a life of fulfilment, having friends to laugh with, partners to love, family ties and activities to inspire us. Thank you Elizabeth Gilbert for giving me the kick up the arse I needed!
3. Hot For Food – Mac N Peas!

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Going vegan is one of the best decisions I ever made. I have found it incredibly easy and also really exciting coming up with new recipes and sharing them with friends and family (although I do have to tell my friends that I’m okay with it if they unfollow me on Instagram as it’s mainly pictures of food and that’s not everyone’s cup of tea).

As we are on the topic of Instagram, I love trawling through pictures of food and picking up tips and ideas for my next meal. I also love YouTube for this. Most online vegan ‘youtubers‘ really annoy me but I’m a little bit obsessed with Hot For Food‘s channel. Last week I tried their Mac N Peas recipe and OH MY. Wow. It’s so simple and easy to follow and the result is the most comforting, indulgent dinner I think a vegan can have. A massive thumbs up from me and I dare you to give it a go yourself, you deserve it! https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=510fDkRzNz4

Happy creating!

Rewired 💕🌿

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Peri Peri Tofu Burgers!

Hey lovely people!

I haven’t been on here for a while and I can only put it down to getting married – all that organising takes up SO much time 👰🏻🍾💕

I am back now though and with a delicious recipe for your chops ✌🏻️🌿

How to make the peri peri tofu burgers (2-4 burgers):

Step 1. Sauté some red cabbage (about 1/5 of a cabbage) in apple cider vinegar for 3-5 minutes until it softens and season to taste.

Step 2. Fry off 225g braised tofu in 1 tsp coconut oil (or just break a block of firm tofu into the pan).
Stir in:
– 1 tsp of salt (use extra to season if necessary)
– 1/2 tsp black pepper
– 1 tbsp Tomato purée
– A sprinkle of onion powder
– A sprinkle of garlic powder
– 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
– 1/2 tsp ground coriander
– A sprinkle of nutmeg
– A sprinkle of cinnamon
– 1/2 the juice of a lemon
– 1 tsp Dijon mustard
– A sprinkle of oregano
– 1 tsp smoked paprika
– 1 tsp agave nectar for a little sweetness
– 50 ml water

After about 8-10 minutes in the pan the sauce should thicken. If you need to add more water and or spices, feel free as you go along so that the tofu as flavourful as you want it to be.
Then you can begin to build your burgers 😬
Get your bread buns ready. Use a hand full of salad as the base then add the red cabbage. The peri peri tofu can then be placed on the cabbage followed by a generous serving of guacamole then add a tbsp of salsa and slice some red onion on top of you wish et voilà!

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Happy creating!

Rewired 💕🌿

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