Vegan puff pastry twists with marmite and tahini. Say that ten times fast. If you can do it without messing up, you get to eat one!
Iâ€™m kidding! Of course you can eat one, no strings attached ;). But youâ€™ll have to make them, first. Are you up to the challenge?
Actually, thereâ€™s not much of a challenge to speak of. Luckily for you, these puff pastry twists are ridiculously easy to make. Theyâ€™ll take you just 15 minutes to prepare, and 20 minutes to bake. And the best part is that they look super impressive, too.
Seriously, these puff pastry twists look at least 5x fancier than they really are. Who doesnâ€™t love a secretly easy, impressive looking bake?
And the last thing? They taste incredible, of course. Creamy, salty and nutty, with a delightful, satisfactory crunch to boot. Are you on board?
Okay, good! Hereâ€™s how you can make them.
I wasnâ€™t worried about finding vegetarian food in Berlin. As with all new cities I visit, I had researched the vegetarian and vegan food options extensively before we arrived, so I had a pretty good idea of what I was letting myself in for.
But I wasnâ€™t expecting to be so bowled over (pardon the pun) by some of the food I ate. The vegetarian food in Berlin was amongst the best that Iâ€™ve had when travelling abroad - and Iâ€™ve been to my fair share of foodie hot spots! I mean, have you seen the awesome places we visited in Auckland?! Itâ€™s safe to say that I was suitably impressed.
Today weâ€™re talking all about my current favourite health podcasts.
Rewind to a year and a half ago: I had never even listened to a podcast, never mind considered them an essential part of my week.
Now? I LOVE listening to podcasts and find them to be an insanely useful and entertaining form of media. Sure, Twitter and Instagram can be great, but they can also suck the life out of you. Podcasts, though, are like a warm, informative beam of sunshine on a cloudy day.
Rise of the Podcast
Iâ€™m not the only one to have jumped on the podcast wagon, either. In the last few years, podcasts have gone from a wonky, ignored media form to audio renaissance. In fact, a 2017 report from Edison Research found that the popularity of podcasts amongst Americans rose by 22% between 2015 and 2017, compared to only 12% between 2008 and 2015.
Hey, friends! Welcome to another Fave Files post. The fifth one, actually! It feels like just yesterday that I started writing these, and Iâ€™m so glad that I did. I think theyâ€™ll be great to look back on later down the line - like a diary, of sorts. I hope youâ€™re enjoying them too?!
So letâ€™s get into it. Spoiler alert: youâ€™re about to discover my penchant for “Escape to the Country” and long train journeys.
…Why am I like this? *shakes head*
This Easy One Pot Vegetarian Chilli is the meal that Andrew and I made the night that our parents first met one another. Andrew had already met my family, and I his, but it was over a year into our relationship, and the two sets of parents themselves had not. It wasnâ€™t anyoneâ€™s fault, really. Andrewâ€™s parents lived in Scotland and mine in South East England, so the issue of distance and logistics were legit.
But still. It was getting a bit embarrassing. So when my dad told me he had a work trip up to Scotland, I used the opportunity to set up a sophisticated little meet-n-greet dinner party ft. this One Pot Vegetarian Chilli.
After a short break, The Fave Files return! The last few weeks have been (once again) rather stressful. I sat my penultimate nutrition exam, waded through lots of new projects at work and juggled (and continue to juggle) more than a couple of personal projects.
When I think about it, stress has actually been a rather consistent theme to my 2018. But when I look over the list I created at the beginning of the year entitled “2018 goals”, I canâ€™t say Iâ€™m at all surprised. Good job that I love to stay busy, eh?!
Without further ado, letâ€™s have a gander at a few things Iâ€™ve been enjoying lately!
Links Iâ€™m Loving
How to Tackle Imposter Syndrome
Ever landed yourself in an incredible position and felt like you donâ€™t deserve it or arenâ€™t good enough - despite the evidence showing that you do and you are? Thatâ€™s imposter syndrome, and it is so real. I think knowing how many other women (and men!) experience this too is extraordinarily helpful.
Vegan Chocolate Custard Cake
ERM, yes please?! These look so delicious. Iâ€™ve been wanting to try making a dessert with tofu for a while now, so this might just be my entry point.
It feels like Iâ€™ve been eating these chocolate peanut butter protein oats for as long as I can remember.
In reality, theyâ€™ve only been my breakfast go-to for about a year and a half. But, if you ask me, thatâ€™s a long time to stay loyal and in love with a breakfast dish. A lot of people would have got bored. But with these chocolate peanut butter protein oats, boy have I remained loyal.
Hey friends, and happy a-third-of-the-way-through-January! I hope youâ€™re having a great 2018 so far.
This week is all about the LINKS! I didnâ€™t get around to writing a Fave Files post last week, but I still read a lot of great articles, so Iâ€™ve popped all of my favourites from the last two weeks into this one post. I hope you find them as interesting as I did.
The last couple of weeks have been a bit stressful, to be honest. Iâ€™ve been rushing around all over the place, visiting family, catching up with friends, commuting a lot, catching flights, and (slightly manically) squirrelling away on work deadlines. Alas, Iâ€™ve lived to tell the tale. Iâ€™ve even managed to read, listen to, watch and eat some things, too.
Hereâ€™s the Fave Files #3. I hope you enjoy it. ðŸ™‚