Friday, 21 December 2018

3 WAYS TO CREATE A POSITIVE START TO THE NEW YEAR.






3 WAYS TO CREATE A POSITIVE START TO THE NEW YEAR.  ABOVE : SUP YOGA CLASS IN ISLINGTON BOAT CLUB LONDON 


As 2018 comes to an end the social calendar ends on a high. A new year welcomes new opportunities for everyone no matter if you are in a relationship or single.  These new opportunities are best found at the end of the current year.  Get a head of your new routine now with these 3 ways to create a positive start to the new year.








A new year can bring new joys into our lives but always remember to put in some time for yourself so you can practice self care . This could range from having a pampering session using skincare products and makeup or just relaxing for 5 extra minutes a day. 



ENJOY THE PARTY SEASON




Where people are out celebrating with their loved ones but to have the time to date to meet someone new.  This is a time to try something new go to new places with your love ones or go out and do more things by yourself.





I’Thai noodle bowl at Itsu in Notting Hill Gate:
A bowl of noodles full of leafy greens, a range of vegetables which are high in nutrients

SUGGESTED READING: 10 WAYS TO EAT VEGAN IN LONDON



SELF CARE



It’s time to reflect whilst remaining goal focused in 2019. Which areas in your life need to be reassessed.


Pampering products or even a simple bath can lift your mood but true self care is built within your regular routine.  Daily routines can help organise your day by building a structural foundation which helps to aid proactive and efficiency.  
Leaving you to have more time to complete person duties and hobbies.




3 WAYS TO CREATE A POSITIVE START TO THE NEW YEAR 



Start off by implementing new additions to your daily routine such as morning prayer, gratitude, journalling or meditation to start the day off.  If you want to take exercise complete a workout video or attend a class to start / end your day.



SUGGESTED READING: VEGAN BEAUTY GIFT IDEAS FOR CHRISTMAS







The world famous Christmas tree display during the Christmas season at The Churchill Arms in Kensington,London


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Self care does involve looking after yourself so remember to be kind yourself just as you are to others.  Look after your mental health especially during the winter season when low mood and depression is more likely to occur.


Don’t forget to eat well, consume foods with alkaline properties such as ginger, lemon and dark leafy green to boost your immunity.  








ITSU HAVE VARIOUS SALADS AND SUSHI DISHES WHICH ARE FULL OF INGREDIENTS WHICH ARE KIND TO YOUR GUT AND.HELP TO RAISE YOU IMMUNITY 



Avoid or reduce processed foods, red meat, milk, eggs and other foods which are high in saturated fat if you are suffering from ill health.   Also remember to take vitamin D tablets (vitamin D helps the immune system) in order to stay healthy and to keep sickness at bay.


Accept yourself for who you are and for who you want to become. Self care also includes working on yourself so you can be of better use within your relationships with friends, family and your partner.  



Above: I am dressed in AX Paris Banana leaf jumpsuit at the Superdrug Christmas Press Show 



If you are single use this opportunity to find out what you want in a partner and look forward to dating with an open mind in 2019.  

As 2019 is about starting new habits, meeting new people remember the key to reaching your goals are patience.





UPDATE YOUR ONLINE PROFILES


Now that you have spent more time socialising you probably have spent more less time on social media. You may of neglected your emails and other online portals.




Those who are single should update their dating profile as this is prime season to meet new people. There are more active users who want to experience meaningful connections to help start their new year.







Practise taking pictures on your own or within a group to help you get comfortable with creating a public profile. It might take a while to get the right picture (as I have shown above and below) 


So feel free to upload your best pictures from the party season including those social media so upload that boomerang video clip to Instagram.  Let your online profiles show your personality but remember to keep it professional as you want to impress your future date.


This picture is better than the previous picture 



This will allow you to feel comfortable during the dating process for those interested in no matter where you are dating in the UK.  It could be in the Suffolk dating scene, the Edinburgh dating or the London dating scene this technique would still apply.



Have you tried any of the practices mentioned above?  Let me know in the comments below.


Thanks for reading,
I hope this gave you some ideas on how to start the new year on a positive note. 

Bee x 

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Thursday, 20 December 2018

10 WAYS TO EAT VEGAN IN LONDON






10 ways to eat Vegan in London


I have listed 10 ways to eat vegan in London! Plantbased food is high in demand and London is a vegan friendly city with many options to cater to all dietary requirements. I have featured fully vegan restaurants such as Temple of Seitan. Whilst I have also featured various vegan friendly cuisines and popular non- vegan chains such as Pizza Express who have a separate vegan menu. London is definitely one the most vegan friendly places on Earth.

UPDATED: 24TH NOVEMBER 2019

1.TEMPLE OF SEITAN 

 

10 ways to eat vegan in London - Above - A burger served with Mac and cheese at Temple of Camden one of Temple of Seitan’s permanent restaurants in London 


Temple of Seitan are behind London’s first vegan fried chicken restaurant Temple of Hackney in Hackney. The restaurant was huge success with non vegans and of course their prime target of London vegans.  



Above - Temple of Camden Snackbox - Fries and vegan popcorn chicken 


Above - a tray of a packet of fries, an unwrapped burger which has bbq sauce on a vegan burger with melted vegan cheese, vegan bacon on a burger bun alongside a small container of Chipotle sauce.


A second branch called Temple of Camden opened in early 2018 with a larger space and higher seating capacity in between St Pancras and Camden Road just off Regents canal. The menu features two pieces vegan chicken, hot wings, burgers with vegan cheese and vegan bacon.



Temple of Seitan snack box with mayo at their Temple of Camden branch 





Temple of Seitan wrap with extra cheese and bacon whilst dining in their Temple of Camden branch near Kings Cross



2. MILDREDS


Mildred’s is vegetarian restaurant chain whose menu has evolved over the years and is now mostly vegan.  Mildred’s is a place where people come to catch up with friends and celebrate their birthdays.




Mildred’s Tandoori  Chcken with black dhal, roti, carrot & nigella seed salad, mango chutney and raita served at Mildred’s Soho branch 




Mildreds Peanut butter, caramel, dark chocolate swirl brownie, vanilla ice cream, sugared peanuts served at Mildreds Soho branch (sorry about the blurry image)



Whilst drinking delicious cocktails, eating their delicious brownies served with ice cream popular dishes include Sri Lanka Curry and Tandoori Chicken.  The latter includes a vegan alternative to chicken which is in fact incredibly similar to chicken in both texture and taste.



3. BY CHLOE



Lemonade, Sweet potato fries, guacamole burger and mac and cheese served at By Chloe’s Covent Garden branch 

By Chloe is an American plant based food chain of restaurants in Covent Garden,Oxford Circus and Tower Bridge. Their menu includes nourish bowls,Guacamole Burgers, Mac and cheese,vegan cookies and even fish & chips. It is a casual dining restaurant that gets busy during peak times so by weary of this if you want to find a seat and enjoy your food in the restaurant.



4. CARIBBEAN CUISINE



Sweet Potato fries, Aubergine Caponata roti,Creole Mushroom Roti with Plantain and Turmeric Spiced Soya Chana & Coriander curry at Jerkmaica’s Finsbury Park branch 



London was a wide range of Caribbean restaurants such as Jerkmaica in north London which have vegan friendly options. Jerkmaica have options such as soya chana curry and mixed vegetable based roti dishes.  








Whilst Desert Cactus in Peckham run by Afro London Vegan offers Southern fried Jackfruit with dumplings. Vegan options found in Caribbean restaurants can also vegetable patties, filled roti wraps, sweet potato & chickpea curry served with rice and peas.




5. VEGAN PIZZA




Oreo Pizza at Purezza credit to @purezza on Instagram/ the owner of this image






Firezza pizza with vegan cheese ordered  from their Notting Hill branch 

Vegan pizza has grow in popularity in London and Pizza restaurants such as Firezza (above), Pizza Hut and Zizzi now offer vegan cheese on their menu. 



Vegan Giardiniera pizza at Pizza Express


Pizza Express has a vegan menu which includes their legendary dough balls served with a harissa sauce (below). Whilst the Mains include a wide range of pizzas with or without vegan cheese and the desserts include a cheesecake and sorbet options.




Vegan Doughballs a served with a harissa dip part of the set menu options at Pizza Express Fulham Boardway branch 






Mushroom and Pine nut pizza at Pizza Express part of the set menu at Pizza Express 2 for £12.99


The are also vegan pizzerias such as Purezza which opened in Camden earlier this year whose range includes vegan Oreo pizza.





Pickywops pizza with vegan Seitan meat alternative pieces,jalapeƱos and vegan cheese on a burnt  wheat base 


Whilst Pickywops (above) specialises in a variety of specialist bases such as burnt wheat and turmeric.  


Marinara Pizza at Franco Manca




When vegan cheese is not on the menu a Marinara Pizza is on the menu at Franco Manca (above) and traditional Italian restaurants. It is a great option for vegans as it is a pizza with tomato sauce and basil.  My local Santa Maria also offers vegan cheese but their traditional Marinara pizza is my favourite (below).




Santa Maria garlic bread and marinara pizza £5.50 ordered from the Chelsea branch just off Kings Road,Fulham.


6. WHAT THE PITTA



Above - What The Pitta Doner box full of fries, topped with soy kebab pieces,hummus,chilli sauce, garlic sauce, vegan tzatziki and pickled peppers. £6

What the pitta is located in Camden, Boxpark Shoreditch and Croydon. They serve award winning vegan doner kebabs, snack boxes, vegan baklava, vegan chicken nuggets and Turkish Pizza.



7. AMORINO







Amorino Sorbet Gelato Roses at Amorino’s Notting Hill Gate branch Left- Mango,Raspberry,Passion fruit sorbet flavours. Right- Mango,Melon,Passion fruit and Lime basil sorbet flavours both £3.90


Amorino is famous for its gelato rose which is also vegan friendly due to their wide range of sorbets.  The menu includes melon,passionfruit, strawberry, mango and Chocolate sorbets.


Bee holds a cone filled with a melted sorbet rose made up of Mandarin,Mango and Melon sorbet flavours £3.90 with a background a range of sorbets flavours including Mandarin, Banana and Raspberry 



8. LEON


Leon offers a wide range of budget friendly and vegan friendly options. Which include their baked fries, vegan aioli sauce, Love burger, rice boxes, sweet treats and vegan porridge.



Plant burger (now discontinued), baked fries, chilli sauce, Rose pistachio donut and Mini Peanut Butter & jelly brownie 

Leon Jack Wings - Vegan nuggets containing jackfruit and a vegan cheese flavoured seasoning.



A half eaten Love Burger displaying Leon’s vegan burger option full of vegan cheese, a beetroot based patty, tomato and lettuce with a burger sauce on a burger bun.



Leon mezze box and a rose pistachio doughnut



9. NANDOS


You don’t need to miss out on Nandos whilst eating a plantbased diet just ask your server what meals are vegan friendly.  The Garlic Sweet bread and fries are accidentally vegan whilst three of their burgers can be made vegan by removing the mayonnaise.


Sweet Potato burger no mayo (I told them no dairy and that I’m vegan), garlic bread and fries/chips eaten with ketchup (not seen)





Itsu Veggie Sushi Collection

10. ITSU




Itsu serves delicious vegan alternatives alongside their regular Japanese inspired range of sushi,hot noodle and rice dishes. 


No Meat Monday’s- Edamame beans,Shredded carrots, a tahini sauce in a closed pot, red cage and pumpkin seed salad, Smoked Tofu with Teriyaki sauce and sesame seeds on top of white sushi rice.


This includes no meat Monday’s, veggie sushi collection, veggie gyoza udon, miso soup, salads and smoothies throughout the day.


 Itsu Veggie Gyoza Udon and Veggie Club rolls


Then half an hour before closing Itsu reduces the price on all of their sushi found within the fridge so prices are as low as £2.75 for the vegetable sushi collection pack.

Have you tried any of the cuisines and restaurants listed above?  Let me know in the comments below.



Thanks for reading,I hope this gave you some ideas of how and where to eat in London.

Bee x 

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Monday, 3 December 2018

VEGAN BEAUTY GIFT IDEAS FOR CHRISTMAS




Vegan Beauty Gift Ideas for Christmas in collaboration with Panasonic
my words and views are all of my own. This post also contains affiliate links, for more information read my disclaimer here or scroll down to the bottom of the post.
  Vegan Beauty products are now part of the mainstream and more people want Vegan beauty gift ideas for Christmas. I have provided a range of gift ideas such as a £5 fragrance gift set, Mean Girls makeup brushes, makeup palettes, affordable foundation from Revolution Beauty , eco friendly skincare to Epilator Panasonic.


 



 
Products featured above :
  2. Herbivore gift set £35 

5. ISSO Electric Toothbrush £39.00 
10. Superdrug Pink Tropic gift set £5 
11.Revolution Conceal & Define Foundation £9  

The Christmas season is near and I have gift ideas for all including Gift Ideas for her and Gift Ideas for him. This is the first part of my Christmas gift guide series which features Vegan gift ideas to suit all budgets.



 
SKINCARE GIFTS


 
Above: Bloomtown Build you own eco luxury bath set


 
1. Bloomtown Build Your Own Eco-luxury Bath Set

Bloomtown offer the opportunity to build your own bath set using their handmade products for £29.90 at Ethical Market



2. Herbivore Hydrate & Glow Natural Skincare Mini Collection


The popular brand has a gift set which is great for beauty lovers. The Natural Skincare Mini Collection set £35 is available at Space NK



3. Green People’ Tree and Seed’ men’s collection £17 at Green People




 
Green People Tree & Seed Set for Men 




ELECTRONIC GIFTS

 
 
Panasonic IPL Hair Removal


 
4. Panasonic IPL Hair removal

IPL is alternative to shaving and waxing find out more via this link.


 




Foreo Issa Play Electric Sonic Toothbrush in Pink 



 
5. Foreo Issa Play Electric Sonic Toothbrush Pink

 
Foreo are a vegan brand which produce these popular electric toothbrushes £39.00 from Feel Unique.


MAKEUP SET GIFTS


 6. Beauty Bakerie Flour Baking set
Beauty Bakerie Flour Baking set



Beauty Bakerie is a black owned brand from the USA which is famous for their vegan products, bakery theme and flour range of setting powders. I picked up this set from Boots as it is such as great set. It works out to be great value for money as the brand has such a limited range sold within the UK.  This gift set is perfect for all skin tones, those who are familiar with the baking method or how want a product that will provide a flawless finish.

Beauty Bakerie Powder Set £16 was £40 at Boots.com.


7. I Heart Revolution Chocolate Heart Gift set

I Heart Revolution Chocolate Heart Gift set
 
Above:  Praline Face Palette (part of I Heart Revolution’s Chocolate Heart Gift Set)


This gift set features I Heart Revolution’s best selling Chocolate range of eyeshadow palettes alongside the special edition Praline Face Palette and Shimmer Bronzer. Available from Superdrug for £30 instead of £40.

 
7. Spectrum Mean Girls 4 Piece Really Pretty Brush Set And Bag
The popular Spectrum x Mean Girls collection is currently available for £25 and it is currently 3 for 2 (mix and match) at Boots.

 
Above:  Spectrum X Mean Girls Really Pretty Brush Set & Bag



FRAGRANCE GIFTS

Pacifica Take Me There Tuscan Blood Orange Gift Set


9. Pacifica Take Me There Tuscan Blood Orange Gift Set £16.64 at Amazon

Pacifica have a wide range of vegan skincare, cosmetics and perfumes such as Tuscan Blood Orange suc(above) and Tahitian Gardenia.


10. Superdrug Scent Boutique Pink Tropic Body Mist Gift Set


Superdrug Pink Tropic Mist Set 

This fragrance and body lotion set £10 at Superdrug


AFFORDABLE FOUNDATION 


 


 
Image from Revolution Beauty by the  Revolution Conceal & Define Foundation one of the many vegan products available at Revolution Beauty via the link

 
Revolution Conceal & Define foundation £9 at Superdrug 


Above: Revolution Conceal and Define Foundation swatches image by Revolution Beauty



Revolution have a wide range of products available at an affordable price including their Conceal & Define range. The Conceal and Define Foundation is available in wide range of shades to suit all skin tones.  I recently purchased F16 and I  will post my review in the future.
 
 

Vegan beauty gift ideas for Christmas. Items featured include :
I Heart Revolution Chocolate Heart Gift set, Beauty Bakerie Flour Baking set 
Green People Tree and Seed Gift Set and Bloomtown Build your own gift set
Thank you for reading this post which was a collaboration between Make Eat Repeat and Panasonic. I have been paid for this post yet my words/views and opinions are are all of my own. This post also contains affiliate links to find out more read my disclaimer here.
 

Have you started to buy your Christmas presents yet? 
If not what would you like for Christmas? 
Thanks for reading! I hope this gave you some vegan friendly gift ideas. 
 
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3 WAYS TO CREATE A POSITIVE START TO THE NEW YEAR.

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