PANCAKES

I’ve always thought very fondly of pancake day. In primary school, whenever the Tuesday before Lent rolled around, I would be ready for two little scotch pancakes topped with jam. My school must have also shared these fond thoughts as we would always have a second day titled ‘Pancake Day 2’ before the Easter holidays. My Dad would also always make pancakes for dessert after dinner and I would load golden syrup onto mine. Simple but sweet unlike my sister who always wanted to put a bit of everything on hers but was never allowed.

Yesterday my Mum made pancakes from one of those ready made mixes but I wanted to make my own. Last year I opted for Deliciously Ella’s sweet potato pancakes which I topped with banana & Sweet Freedom choc shot if I remember correctly. This year I decided to look through my newer recipe books and hunt for a new pancake recipe to try. Here I found another recipe from Ella in her new book Deliciously Ella with Friends: blueberry pancake stack.

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INTRODUCING: MADELEINE SHAW

I’m always looking for inspiration when it comes to healthy living and this year a lot of that inspiration has came from Madeleine Shaw. Madeleine is a blogger, YouTuber and entrepreneur whose food philosophy is “all about enlivening the hottest, happiest and healthiest you. It’s about keeping things simple and delicious so you don’t feel bored or deprived.” Having experienced a period of time filled with deprivation and binging, she has since found a love of “positive nourishment.”

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SOURCED BOX | NOVEMBER ’16

The penultimate Sourced Box of 2016 has arrived. I can’t quite believe how fast this year has gone. I can’t wrap my head around the range of new snacks I’ve tried over the past 11 months and most of it is all down to this beauty of a subscription.

Anyway, there will be time for snacking reflection next month. Let’s dive right into the November Sourced Box.

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HEALTHY SNACK BOXES

Whether I’m only just noticing them since I’m now more interested in subscription boxes or they are genuinely on the rise, there is no denying that these monthly boxes are everywhere. Think of anything and you can almost 100% guarantee that there will be some sort of subscription box for it.

For those that are interested in healthy eating, or just food in general, there are a whole load of subscriptions to choose from. There are so many that it can be overwhelming when trying to choose one so I’ve created a list in hope to narrow down your choices. In an ideal world I would be subscribed to them all! Alas, I am only subscribed to the top two in this list. However, I have searched around and found three other boxes that may take your fancy. Each are unique in their own way and the great thing about them is that most of them cost roughly the same.

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WHAT I ATE WEDNESDAY | 10/8/26

Today marked the day that I finally bought myself a new phone after needing a new one for about a year. It also marked the day that I was finally able to play Pokemon Go without it crashing. Better late than never! In order to fuel my new found Pokemon hunting it was important to keep my energy levels up so as always, a day filled with delicious food was necessary.

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‘SQUIRREL SISTERS’ COCONUT CASHEW REVIEW

I first discovered Squirrel Sisters through Sourced Box a few months ago and I have been obsessed ever since. Unfortunately, it has proved hard to get my hands on the snacks but thankfully both Sourced Box and new snacking service My Vitamins have sorted me out a few more times with these divine bars. I recently got to try the coconut cashew flavour and let me tell you, it was worth the wait.

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MY VITAMINS SNACK BOX

It’s no secret that I’m a sucker for subscription boxes, especially those that include food. When ‘My Vitamins’ contacted me asking if I would like to review they’re brand new snack box, I didn’t need to think twice about it. For just £19.99, you can order a one off box but be quick. For this first month they’re only giving out a limited number of 250 boxes. You can order it here.

Let’s dive right in and see what goodies are in this first box.

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