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Sunday, 13 January 2019

Finding allergy treats!

So this post today is a little different to usual. As you may know from my York Test post, which you can find here, I recently discovered that I have intolerances to yeast, egg and cows and goats milk. I'm not going to lie when I first found out I was so annoyed because I thought that I was going to miss out on all the delicious meals and treats that I normally would indulge into. But after a lot of research and googling I found that I actually can still enjoy food to the fullest but I just have to change the ingredients around a bit more like with milk, rather than using cows milk I have switched to almond and coconut milk, which I actually really enjoy. 
I know that a lot of people suffer with allergies and intolerances and it can be so daunting and hard to find substitutes for stuff but I have found a few treats that require barely any ingredients and I am able to have. So if you suffer from any of the above you will definitely be able to give these a go, as well as many others.

1. Vegan Shortbread

I found this recipe on the Wallflower Kitchen here. I made these over Christmas and they were delicious, everyone said that they could not taste the difference! All you need for this recipe is:

200g of dairy free butter- I use the flora one, which you can find here.
1 tsp of vanilla paste
100g caster sugar
300g plain flour sifted.

The instructions on how to cook are in the link provided but incase you just want it here they are:

  1. Cream the butter, vanilla and sugar together. Stir in the flour and mix into a dough. Wrap in cling film and chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to firm up.
  2. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 160c / 140c (fan) and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  3. Once the dough is chilled, roll out to approximately 1/2 cm thickness and cut into shapes. Place on the baking sheet, sprinkle with a little extra sugar and bake for 12-15 minutes until golden brown at the edges, turning half way through to ensure even baking.
  4. Leave to cool for at least 10 minutes before serving or decorating.

2. Baked choc chip banana bites

This recipe is from Dr Michael Mosley which I found on the Daily Mail here
These are so tasty and easy to make and you only need 5 ingredients for it! If you have a nut allergy this is not one for you! The recipe serves 8 people and you make it like this:

2 bananas mashed
2 tbs of mixed seeds
50g nuts, roughly chopped
50g mixed dried fruit, roughly chopped
50g vegan chocolate- I use the moo free one, which you can find here.

Instructions on cooking are:

1. Pre heat the oven to 200C/180C fan/ gas mark 6.
2. Mix all the ingredients together and press into a small lined baking dish.
3. Bake for 25-30 minutes until firm and golden.
4. Allow to cool and then cut into eight squares.

3. Frozen chocolate chunk bites

This recipe is also one of Dr Michael Mosley's found on the link above. These are also super yummy and are perfect for vegans and those intolerant to milk if you switch up the ingredients like I do. This recipe makes 14 and the ingredients are:

100ml coconut cream
2 dates, pitted
100ml of either almond milk, coconut milk or oat milk
1 tbsp of cocoa powder
25g of vegan chocolate- the one I linked in the recipe above.

Instructions on cooking are:

1. Blitz the coconut cream, dates, milk and cocoa powder in a blender.
2. Pour the mixture into ice-cube trays.
3. Top with the chocolate chunks.
4. Freeze for 2-3 hours until they pop out of the trays easily. 

Thank you for reading, I hope you enjoyed this post!
I will definitely do another on like this with regards to breakfasts and main meals, so please let me know if you want anything in particular.

All these recipes and images are taken from the website provided.

Lots of love,
chuck xxx


Wednesday, 9 January 2019

The best Indian street food!

Over the Christmas period I went back home to the Wirral to spend time with my family and friends, as living in London makes it really difficult to have much time with them. So whenever I am home we make sure that we go for lots of meals and go out together.
While I was home this time, we went to Mowgli on Bold Street in Liverpool and when I say it is the best Indian food I have ever had, I am not exaggerating. It was incredible!
My mum has raved about Mowgli for so long and I now understand why. It is so different to a normal Indian where you go for your standard curry and rice, this place offers so much more than that. All the dishes are cute tapas sizes and taste unbelievable. They have a range of meat, fish, vegetarian and vegan dishes and even for me who is intolerant to most things... is actually able to eat a majority of the menu! Liverpool also has a Mowgli on Water Street, which is a lot bigger than the Bold Street one. But I prefer the smaller one as it is cosier and I just love the feel of the atmosphere. You can find their website here.

If you are ever in Liverpool I would definitely recommend checking it out because it really is one of the best places that I have ever eaten and it is so affordable, literally like £4.50 for a starter dish and they are pretty generous.
They also sell really good cocktails, the Lychee Rose Martini is my absolute favourite.
They also have a Mowgli in Manchester, Birmingham, Oxford and 

I really recommend visiting here, all the staff are so lovely and it is an overall amazing dining experience. Even if you don't particularly like curries or Indian food I can be sure that this will change your mind!

I hope you enjoyed this post. Let me know if you have been here or any questions you have about it.

Lots of love,
chuck xxx

(Some of these pictures have been taken from google images). 


Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Palette heaven

I am so sorry that I have not posted in a long time! With Christmas, New Years and my sisters birthday it has been pretty hectic. But I will finally be posting regularly again. 
How was everyones Christmas and New Years? 

Over Christmas I got two of the most gorgeous eyeshadow palettes and I had to share them with you. The first one is bPerfect Stacey Marie Carnival Palette and omg it is insane! If you love experimenting with bright colours and glitters then this is the palette for you. I am obsessed with blues, pinks and purples and this palette delivers on all three, it is soo pigmented and an absolute dream to use. It also comes with two gorgeous highlighters.
All these pictures are taken from the Beauty Bay website.

You can purchase this palette here.

The second palette I received that I have fallen in love with is the Huda Beauty Topaz Obsessions Palette. This has rose gold, amber, bronzes and a bright orange to create the perfect bronzed looks. It is a compact palette with nine different shades and is so perfect to fit in your bag. The pigment in these eyeshadows is amazing, including the glitters and it is one of my go to palettes that I always use. 

You can purchase this palette here.

If you have any questions on these palettes or want to see any looks created with them then comment below! I would love to hear what you think. 

Thank you for reading! I hope you enjoyed this post.

Lots of love,
chuck xxx

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