THE VEGAN KIND | AUGUST ’17

I was thoroughly impressed with this month’s ‘The Vegan Kind‘ box. It’s packed full with brands that I’m already a huge fan of including ‘Sweet Freedom‘ and ‘Emily’s Crisps.’ Let’s dive right in.

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SOURCED BOX | MAY ’17

First year of uni complete and my summer has officially began! My plans for the summer of 2017 is to drink myself into oblivion with my friends, go on my first ever group holiday without my parents, go to a bunch of theme parks with my family and hopefully spend more time making things from my collection of recipe books. Snacks will obviously be needed in between all of this and Sourced Box have me off to a great start with their May box. With the perfect mix of sweet and savoury, I can’t wait to dive in.

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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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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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‘RHYTHM 108’ CHOCOLATE HAZELNUT TEA BISCUITS REVIEW

It’s been a while since I’ve written up a snack review so I thought it was about time that I started them up again. I’m going to aim to review at least one product from each months ‘Sourced Box‘ and one product from ‘The Vegan Kind‘. There are so many healthy snacks/vegan alternatives out there that it can be overwhelming at times. Hopefully these reviews will help you in making your snack choices. You can taste the food through me!

I’m starting up these reviews again with one of my favourite brands, ‘Rhythm 108.’ Sourced Box first introduced me to this brand earlier this year and since that first appearance, they have featured twice more in the box. This time around we have the second of two of their tea biscuits – chocolate hazelnut.

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THE VEGAN KIND | MYSTERY BOX

You should all know by now that I am a sucker for subscription boxes. Before discovering healthy snack subscriptions, I was subscribed to ‘Kawaii Box‘ – a monthly box filled with wonderfully cute Japanese things. Even then I was still captivated by the foodie goodness as I was also subscribed to ‘Graze.’ After being a loyal ‘Graze’ customer for almost three years, I thought it was about time for a change. ‘The Vegan Kind‘ caught my eye a while back and for only £10 a box I thought it was pretty good, especially when you consider some of the products that are in it.

One of the things that’s great about this subscription is that you don’t have to wait until the next month to receive your first box. With most subscriptions you tend to miss that months box, but ‘The Vegan Kind’ give you the option to start your subscription right away! They offer you the chance to receive either a past box or a mystery box. Being the impatient person I am, I just HAD to take up this offer and I was super excited to find myself with a mystery box.

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FOODIE Q&A

Call me self-obsessed if you will, but one of my favourite things to do is answer questions about myself. I love taking random quizzes and surveys that I find on the internet (I LIVE for Buzzfeed quizzes). As I’m sitting here feeling ‘slightly fragile’ from the night before I wanted today’s blog post to be quick & easy, so I thought I would answer from food related questions. And please, feel free to leave your own answers in the comments!

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WHAT I ATE WEDNESDAY | 28/9/16

I feel as if my blog posts have been all over the place recently and for that I apologise. Having now started uni, I’ve been in the process of trying to find that balance between my studies, social life & my YouTube/blogging. It’s harder than I thought but I promise I will not let the latter falter!

Anyway, I thought I’d write up a classic ‘What I Ate Wednesday’ to keep my blog ticking over for another few days.

BREAKFAST

WEETABIX WITH BANANA & AGAVE NECTAR

This is the perfect representation of what my breakfasts usually look like. Fruit just thrown on top! One of my go-to breakfasts but with a bit of a twist. I usually have soy milk but my Mum bought me coconut milk by accident. I’m not overly fussed with it in my coffee but with my Weetabix (and also my porridge) I really liked it. The coconut gives it that bit more extra flavour.

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