Now you know I adore my vegetables particularly when partnered with cheese! I have “borrowed” this lovely Cauliflower and Butter Bean burger recipe from the delightful Chef Rachel Khoo. What I love about Rachel’s cooking is that she factors in a lot of interesting flavourful vegetarian dishes even though she herself is not a vegetarian. The method couldn’t be simpler – mash a tin of butter beans and add to some steamed cauliflower, half a teaspoon of French mustard, grated Swiss Gruyère or Old Amsterdam Cheese (I will leave the amount of cheese to your discretion). Mould into patties and fry in rapeseed oil until golden. One thing to note – make sure you have the ratio of cauliflower to beans right to ensure your burger is firm rather than a watery mass… jouir! x
I have to tell you, as much as I love trying out new products I just keep coming back to Nuxe’s body oil. With 97% natural precious plant oils and rich in vitamin E, this range is simply wonderful. The aroma is so lovely that after many a-compliment, Nuxe has finally brought out an accompanying fragrance with the same summery iconic aroma of the body oil. With the same base notes present in the skincare range of Vanilla and Coconut Milk you will be transported to balmy evenings in the Méditerranée. The set also contains a Prodigieuse scented candle just in case you are still left wanting after dousing your self in the body / shimmer oil. Délicieux!
It occurred to me that I have not indulged in a truly fashion post for quite some time. With a couple of other projects in the pipeline my head has been somewhat absent from the fashion scene of late and I must say I have missed it and all the brightly coloured things! Alor, without further a due here’s what I been a-lusting-after…
‘We used the arts as part of our struggle’. ‘Ossie said he knew he had to conduct himself differently with skill and thought.’ Ruby Dee.
This my friends is the breakfast, snack, lunch and dinner of kings! I have “borrowed” this berry mix from my friend Rosie AKA The Londoner but I’m sure she wouldn’t mind… Blended red berries and banana frozen cream sprinkled with home-made coconut and flaked almond granola. The granola is also great a top baked apples for a healthy apple crumble. I like to toast a mix of oats, barely and bran toasted in some organic coconut oil. Add your preferred nut and away you go. Once toasted I like to add some flax seed, unsalted dried fruit such as cranberry or dates and a table spoon of toasted Soya bran. What’s not to love? x
These raw food snack bars from Nakd are strangely more-ish. My initial response was hmm…candle wax but with more than a little persistence I do find it’s a question of adjusting your palette to accommodate a less is more sweet treat… Having read the ingredients I think this is something one could probably make at home with a little practice. I am thinking of inserting a raw food only day into my weekly repertoire. What is your take on the raw food movement? I for one am intrigued simply because it must take an awful lot of commitment and forward planning. Let me know. x