Month: November 2015

Recipe: Raw vegan chocolate and peanut butter slice

The other day one of the lovely women I work with made the most delicious batch of raw vegan chocolate peanut butter slice and I knew I had to give them a go! After a quick Google search I found this recipe from Megan at Detoxinista! I haven’t done a recipe blog post in a very very long time, so I thought I’d document how my first attempt went and share the recipe for anyone who wants to give them a go (they really are delicious!) I doubled Megan’s recipe because I had a bigger baking dish. Ingredients:    Chocolate crust 3/4 cup almond meal 2 Tablespoons of cocoa powder 2 Tablespoons of pure maple syrup 1 Tablespoon of melted coconut oil Pinch of salt   Peanut butter filling 1/2 creamy natural peanut butter (try not to accidentally buy crunchy PB like me!) 3 Tablespoons of pure maple syrup 1 Tablespoon of melted coconut oil Pinch of salt   Chocolate topping 1/4 cup cocoa 1/4 melted coconut oil 3 Tablespoons of pure maple syrup   …

Food Photo Friday #27: Lunch @ Charlie & George

Food: Poached Chicken Salad & Green Goddess smoothie/ Consumed at: Charlie & George, Stonefields, Auckland/ Date: October 2015 Before going to Charlie & George I didn’t even know the little complex where it’s housed even existed, but I’m so glad I do now! Moana and I found it by doing a bit of Googling after one of our weekly walks. We were trying to find a new place to eat and thought Charlie & George looked like a good place to check out. Driving by to find a park, I already loved the look of the place. The setup is quite industrial and modern-looking with plenty of light streaming through, thanks to the glass walls. There are tables and high top benches inside to eat on, or benches and tables outside in the sun. We chose to sit outside at one of the little tables and we ordered smoothies to start. I ordered the Green Goddess smoothie which is a beautiful blend of spinach, mint and kiwi fruit with apple juice, banana, honey and spirulina. For lunch …

Currently: November 2015

I have now officially finished university forever (or for now anyway) and I’m pretty lost about what to do with myself actually. It’s pretty strange realising that I have officially finished my institutional education and am free to do whatever I like, whenever I like! With all these changes I thought it was a good time to do this month’s ‘Currently’. This also means my blog posts will start getting more frequent again with the lead up to my next adventure in the USA! CURRENTLY: Reading: Cannot wait to start some good summer reads! I have a list on Goodreads that I can’t wait to crack into! Summer reading on the beach? Sounds perfect. Watching: As well as having some of my favourite shows back (HTGAWM is so hella good right now!) I’ve also started Chicago Fire which I’m enjoying a lot. Hello Taylor Kinney. Listening to: Still loving the Rudimental album and as much as I hate to admit it I’m loving all of JB‘s new songs. Also “Hello“! Dreaming of: Disney World! It is coming up so quickly! Planning: My …