Raspberry Ripe Bars

Here’s the thing: I have never quite understood those people who can sit in front of a dessert placed before them and not eat it? Nor have I ever been able to empathise those without a sweet tooth, because for one I am a huge sugar fiend. Namely chocolate is my poison. I love the stuff. However, obviously being dairy-free, all of the chocolatey goodies … Continue reading Raspberry Ripe Bars

Coconut Red Lentil Curry

So last night I got back to Wellington, to an empty house and an empty fridge. Come dinner time, I was wondering through the cupboards to see what I could make out of what we had in order to avoid doing any shopping and spending any more unnecessarily. This is my life now: I have to consider and scrutinise every payment I make because the era of adulthood has reared it’s ugly head and now I pay rent, power and internet bills and work to pay these bills.

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Black Bean Burritos

Exciting things are happening guys. I have officially moved into my new little Wellington home with five of my lovely friends from university. A lot has been happening and I thought the “Student Life” section would be the perfect new addition to my blog. This week I moved in and was welcomed to an unfurnished room, which both filled me with excitement and dread; firstly, … Continue reading Black Bean Burritos

Mermaid Pools

I’ve learnt that to become a Matapouri mermaid, you actually need legs. Why, you ask? Well, I’ll let you in on that one later on. Firstly, i’ll introduce you to the beautiful beach that is Matapouri (as seen below). Approximately 40 minutes drive north-east from Whangarei, this beach can be found alongside the heart of suburbia and buzzing with all kinds of people. Stretched on the … Continue reading Mermaid Pools

90 Mile Beach

If you’re anything like me and you hate busy beaches in the middle of summer, 90 mile beach provides 55 miles (yeah, spoiler alert it isn’t actually 90 miles long) of pure sandy goodness with enough space for everyone…well maybe not everyone. Continue reading “90 Mile Beach”

Vegan Cookie Dough Ice Cream in a Jar

The height of summer is here and I honestly cannot comprehend the heat of those countries with average climates in the thirties. I am melting. I can’t tell whether it is my English heritage that causes me to struggle with the humidity and heat during this New Zealand summer, but it feels as though nothing can be done without maintaining a permanent glow (because girls don’t sweat, of course!). Therefore, I felt it was entirely appropriate to go for the coldest snack there is – ice cream. Continue reading “Vegan Cookie Dough Ice Cream in a Jar”

Top 10 Foods for Healthy Hair

I don’t know about you, but as a girl, bad hair days are a weekly part of my life. Life just gets in the way, you know? I know that’s NO excuse but it is true and my hair suffers for it, especially as I dye my hair, it is exposed to a larger range of damaging activities. Therefore, I have compiled a collection of foods that will help keep your hair healthy and strong, either by being applied or consumed.

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Avocado Pesto Pasta

Summer means fresh produce, and fresh produce means eating fresh. However, this doesn’t have to mean raw foods and salads. Using fresh ingredients you can make an indulgent and scrumptious dinner for yourself and your family that can put any heavy winter dish to shame. Now, there is a time and a place for this kind of meal, and having recently returned from the frosty … Continue reading Avocado Pesto Pasta