Cruelty Free Beauty Box

An awesome beauty box that I get every month from the cruelty free beauty box!Β  It’s packed with beauty products that are not tested on animals and we absolutely love receiving ours πŸ™‚

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Cacao Halva Fudge

This is a really easy recipe to make and in a few minutes you have created a tray of healthy snacks for the family!Β  I’ve added a link to a short video below for the recipe if you would rather watch it.

Ingredients

Sesame Seeds x 2 Cups

Medjool Dates x 1 Cup

Organic Cacao (powder) – 1/2 cup

Vanilla Extract – 1Tbsp

Pinch of good quality sea salt

Agave Syrup (raw or the best quality you can find)

Superfood Toppings (optional)

Add the sesame seeds to the food processor and grind on high for a minute or two, add in the medjool dates and blend again on high for about 5 minutes.Β  Add in the cacao powder, vanilla, salt and a squirt of Agave syrup if the mixture is too dry.Β  You should then have a slightly sticky dough consistency (not too sticky).

Roll the mixture into balls or shape in a chocolate tray as per the video.Β  Add superfood toppings of your choice if you have available.

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Love and Cacao Fudge Balls

Angie x


Cannellini Bean Curry

I love this curry its so simple to make but so delicious!Β  You can mix the curry ingredients up a little bit to your liking but this is the basic recipe that I use for this recipe.

Ingredients:

Coconut Oil (1-2tsp) use additional water if recipe is sticking

1-2 sticks of cinnamon

5 cardamon pods

3-4 sliced small onions

4 chopped garlic cloves

1-2tsp of chopped ginger

A mix of chopped vegetables like carrots, courgette, peppers etc.

1tsp of tumeric powder or freshly grated tumeric

4-5tsp of chilli powder

4tsp of ground cumin seeds

2 tsp of coriander seeds

4 Large tomatoes grated

Tin of carton of cannellini beans or other beans of choice

Additional chopped greens of choice

1-2tsp of Garam Masala

Salt & Pepper

Bulghar Wheat

Melt the coconut oil in a large pan, add in the cinnamon sticks and cook lightly for a minute or two.Β  Add in the cardamon pods for a few minutes and then the onions, garlic cloves, chopped ginger and chopped vegetables.Β  Add a small amount of water to the pan with the tumeric powder, chilli powder, ground cumin seeds, coriander seeds and grated tomatoes then simmer lightly for around ten minutes until the vegetables are tender.

Add in the beans and some additional greens like spinach or kale and simmer lightly for a few minutes, add the garam masala and season with salt and pepper.

I cook my bulghar wheat in my rice cooker on the white rice setting with a little vegetable stock and sometimes some extra greens.Β  You can also cook it in a pan of water similar to how you would cook white rice.

Enjoy

Love & Bulghar Wheat

x Angie x

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Goan Vegetable Curry

Oh this was soooo yummy!Β  Lots of fresh colourful vegetables with a little tofu cooked in a Goan Curry paste and coconut milk.Β  This has got to be one of my new favourite recipes, its so easy to make (as most of my recipes are) and is really delicious and nutritious.Β  I had a wholemeal flatbread on the side with this dish and it was perfect for dipping in the coconut sauce mmm.Β  You could also serve this with some brown rice and a few salad items.

Ingredients

Coconut Oil 2 x tbsp

Chopped garlic cloves x 3-4

Fresh Lemongrass (tbsp of chopped)

Galangal (thumb piece of)

Sliced 2 x small red/green chillies

Onions

Broccoli

Colourful Peppers

Courgettes

Goan Curry Paste 3-4tbsp

Coconut Milk x 1 tin

Soy Sauce

Tofu or marinated tofu pieces

Coconut Sugar (Optional)

Stir fry the garlic, lemongrass, galangal, chilies and onions for 5-10 minutes on a medium heat.Β  Add the remaining vegetables and cook through with some additional water until almost tender, add in the Goan curry paste and stir.Β  Add in the coconut milk and a little soy sauce and tofu pieces.Β  Season with salt, pepper and a dash of soy!Β  You can also add a little coconut sugar for sweetness if you like.Β  Cook through until tofu is warmed up.

Serve with rice, breads, salad and smiles!

Enjoy!

Love and Coconuts

x Angie x

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Spaghetti Bolognese

I love this dish, the sauce is light but with a good flavour, you could also use this recipe to make a speedy lasagne!Β  I like to top mine with chopped chilies for some heat and some red onion or other salad ingredients but you could add chillies into the main cooking stage if you prefer.Β  I added some beans into this recipe but they are not essential, I was just using up some fridge ingredients.

Ingredients

Wholewheat pasta

Garlic

Chilies (optional)

Onion

Carrots chopped into small cubes

Celery chopped into small pieces

Green Pepper chopped into small cubes

Vegetable Stock

Lentils

Beans (optional)

Tomato Puree x 4 tbsp

Tinned Tomatoes

Oregano (dried or fresh or parsley)

Chill powder (optional)

Salt & Pepper

Cook the wholewheat spaghetti in boiling salted water for around 15 minutes until cooked through.Β  Meanwhile cook up the chopped garlic, onions and chillies (optional) for a few minutes then add in the rest of the chopped vegetables and a little vegetable stock to simmer away until cooked.Β  Add in the lentils, tomato puree and tinned tomatoes and simmer away for a few minutes then add in the herbs (oregano).Β  Add in a little chilli powder to spice it up if you wish at the end.Β  Add in extra stock to create enough sauce and simmer to thicken.Β  Serve with the cooked pasta.

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Love and Bolognese!

xx Angie xx

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Mexican Veggie Wrap

I love Mexican food and especially easy mexican recipes!Β  I made this really quick meal tonight for myself.Β  You could mix the veggies up a bit and use your own favourite vegetables.Β  It’s basically some garlic curly kale with mexican flavoured peppers and mushrooms with refried beans, homemade guacamole and homemade salsa.Β  I love using shiitake mushrooms, not only are they super nutritious but they are really meaty and a good replacement for the meaty meals! πŸ™‚Β  I’ve broken the recipe up as follows:

Salsa

Cherry tomatoes

Lime

Red onion finely chopped

Chilies (optional, I left out as the kids were eating it)

Coriander chopped

Salt & pepper

Chop up all of the cherry tomatoes, blend very lightly if you wish, add in a squeeze of lime, finely chopped red onion, sliced chilies, and chopped coriander and season to serve.

Guacamole

Avocado

Lime

A spoon of salsa

Coriander

Salt and Pepper

Mash up a whole avocado or more if your making a bigger quantity.Β  Add in a squeeze of lime to your tastes, a spoon of the salsa, chopped coriander and season to serve.

Refried Beans

I used tinned mexican beans…mmm…you can make your own by mashing up pinto beans with stock garlic, water and seasonings.

Garlic Kale

Kale chopped

3 Garlic Cloves Chopped

Onion Chopped

Seasonings

Cook the kale up in a little water with the chopped garlic and onions and simmer until tender.Β  Season to serve.

Mexican Spiced Peppers & Meaty Mushrooms

Red Peppers Sliced

Onions Sliced

Shiitake or other meaty mushrooms sliced

Mexican Spice Mix

Fry up the peppers, onions and mushrooms in a little olive oil or water and add the spice mix to your tastes.Β  Season and serve.

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Love and Meaty Mushrooms

Angie x

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Easy Vegetable & Bean Curry

This curry is super easy to make and so delicious and creamy!Β  There are loads of colourful vegetables and greens in this recipe and you could mix the vegetables up a bit depending on what you have available.Β  I served it with some brown rice or you could also use white or some cous cous.

Ingredients

3-4 cloves of Garlic

1 Onion

1 super hot sliced Chilli

Small bunch of Green Beans

1 Red Pepper

Mushrooms ( about 6)

Cannelini Beans ( half a tin)

Sweetcorn ( 4-5tbsp)

Two handfuls of chopped spinach

Curry Powder (4-5tbsp or to taste)

Cream (dairy free – oat or soy)

Brown Rice

Cucumber

Salt & Pepper

Chop up all the vegetables in small pieces, cook the garlic, onion, and sliced chilli in a little water or use some olive oil.Β  Add all the chopped vegetables apart from the spinach and simmer down for about 15-20 mins under everything is cooked through.Β  Add in the spinach, curry powder and seasonings and cook for about 5 mins.Β  Add in the dairy free cream of choice until the recipe is nice and creamy.

Sever with some brown rice and some chopped cooling salad items like cucumber or tomato.

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Enjoy!

Love and creamy curries!

xx Angie xx

 

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Grey Berry Smoothie

Ok I know the colour is absolute yuk…but not all of my smoothies come out in beautiful pastel colours! lol! πŸ˜‰

Super easy to make, simply blend all of the ingredients in the list and add in some of your own if you wish.

Ingredients

Handful of Blueberries

A few tbsp of live coconut yoghurt

A tbsp of Cacao Powder

Banana

A tsp of Super Mushroom powder (you could add in a Superfood Mushroom supplement of choice)

Chia Seeds

A splash of almond milk and Water

This is a super nutritious blend combined together.Β  Check out some of the links below for further research and information on these superfoods.

Cacao Powder

Cacao powder is chocolate in its raw and natural state, its super nutritious.Β  Click below for access to a really interesting article on the benefits of Cacao Powder.Β  There is loads of information online regarding the health benefits of Cacao, I would recommend doing further research in this area.Β  You can also make your own Raw healthy Chocolate with cacao powder…yes chocolate can be healthy.Β  You can buy Cacao Powder in the supermarket but I find its better value to buy it in bulk.Β  Check out the brand below for a high quality raw product.


Sevenhills Wholefoods Organic Raw Cacao / Cocoa Powder 1kg

Super Mushroom Powder

I use a blend from Indigo Herbs, I absolutely love their products and find their powders deep in colour and very high quality.Β  They are a Uk company.Β  I’ve added a link to the super mushroom powder that I use below.Β  There are instructions provided with how much to take, do your research and go easy, its very powerful!

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Super Mushroom Nutri-Complex – 100g – Indigo Herbs

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Love & Smoothies

Angie xx

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Easy Fruit Salad with Chia

I used some Lemon Coconut yoghurt to make this awesome and super quick fruit salad with chia seeds and walnuts.Β  Me and the boys shared this after lunch and it was divine!

Ingredients

Chopped up fruit of choice

Coconut flavoured yoghurt or other dairy free yoghurt

Chia Seeds

Chopped nuts of choice

Maple Syrup (optional)

Basically all you need to do is chop up all of the fruit you wish to use and top with the yoghurt, sprinkle with some chia seeds and chopped nuts of choice and its ready to serve!Β  You could also drizzle a little maple syrup over the top if you wish for that sweet tooth family member.

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Chia Seeds

Chia Seeds are super awesome and have been used for thousands of years.Β  Check out the link below for some further reading!

Chia Facts

They are pretty easy to purchase in most supermarkets these days.Β  I bought mine from Tesco but you can get them online also.Β  Click below to buy them in bulk.Β  I find this particular bulk option is cheaper and obviously lasts a lot longer.
Suma Wholefoods Chia Seeds 1 Kg

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Beetroot Juice

I made a really simple organic beetroot juice this morning!Β  It was divine!Β  This was a great choice for me to drink before my Step Aerobics, I felt so strong and energetic after this powerful antioxidant packed juice!

(I did share this massive glass with the kids)Β  πŸ˜‰

Ingredients:

4 Beetroots

1 whole pack of celery

2 lemons

2 large pieces of tumeric root

4 carrots

4 apples

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Chop all the pieces and put through the juicer, it sometimes helps to add the softer items with the hard.Β  Drink immediately or store in a tightly sealed jar.Β  Check out some of the awesome ingredients below.

Tumeric is a powerful ingredient and is thought to be a great anti inflammatory.Β  You can purchase it in powder format but if your juicing it I would recommend getting the fresh root.Β  I’ve included some links for the powder and the root format, you can use both in smoothies but I would personally recommend the fresh for juicing.Β  You can also juice with a little pineapple to create an awesome tumeric shot! πŸ˜€

Tumeric Roots

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FRESH TURMERIC ROOTS 250g

Tumeric Powder

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Sevenhills Wholefoods Organic Raw Turmeric Powder 500g

Beetroot is also thought to help the body in a variety of ways during exercise.Β  I have included a link to a good blog post I have read for some further research you may wish to read.Β  https://www.endurancesportsnutritionist.co.uk/blog/using-beetroot-juice-to-boost-endurance-sports-performance/

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Love and Beetroots!

xx Angie xx