Hello Monday!


Hello Monday! Time to re-set and start afresh. But first a quick glance of what happened last week.

I found myself close to Covent Garden just before lunch-time on Monday and I was starving and thirsty.I popped into vegan chain By Chloe.  You might remember I went a couple of months back and left feeling a bit unimpressed. I wanted to give them a second chance and ordered vegan Fish & Chips with mushy peas and a kombucha drink. The kombucha was GORGEOUS the fish and chips looked fantastic but was rather bland unfortunatly.

The salad-bar at newly opened Lebanese and Middle Eastern Foodhall Green Valley on Kensington High Street is so much more interesting! I’m  salivating as I’m thinking about all the mouth watering green choices! I normally pick and mix tabbouleh, broad bean dip, fattoush, artichoke salad and baba ghanoush. Yum. They also have a juice bar, butcher, patisserie, and a  roastery. Green Valley is not new it was established 1986, but it is new to my area in Kensington and I could not be happier about that!

I’m so tired in the mornings. School run and late nights have caught up with me, so I felt the need to get a concealer for under the eyes.. “Un” cover-up from RMS . Clean and green and easy to apply.

I had a positivity salad with kale and artichoke hearts with a harissa dressing from Yeotown I Marylebone. So good! Followed by a quick mediation in an egg downstairs.


Beyond Bread is the bakery for gluten-free breads in London! Simply the BEST!


I recorded a video of how to make these damn delicious Zucchini Fritters. Should be on YouTube tomorrow.


Lunch on Saturday with the boys was gluten-free pizzas from Zia Lucia. Can you spot which one was mine? 🙂

XX Lisa

Shopping: Gadgets & Foods

I thought I’d do a video showing a few things that is always on my shopping list that I buy over and over and also a few things that I found to be really useful. Hope You like it!
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Mentioned in the video:
Swell Water Bottle
Tala Loaf Pan
Glass straw
Beyond Bread gluten-free bakery
Split lentils
Taco shells Tesco
Nix & Kix drinks

XX Lisa

New Green Beauty Buys

Hi, These are the beauty products I’ve been trying out the last 6 weeks.

The products:

1. Sacred Space Mist
2. MooGoo deodorant
3. Theodent toothpaste
4. Gallinee Youth Serum, Daily moisturiser, Body lotion
5. 2Chic Giovanni
6. Vicks Vapo rub

X Lisa

Chocolate Banana Ice Cream

It’s so important to teach kids to cook. It doesn’t have to be complicated. Making a super healthy chocolate ice-cream is a great start. Most work is done by the blender but they still feel super good about themselves having made an insanely delicious and nutritious ice cream!
I had my older one baking bread the other week. He ate with gusto. I’m pretty sure he would have turned his nose up if  had made it 🙂

For this vegan super easy chocolate ice cream, without added sugar, you need the following ingredients:

Chocolate and Banana Ice Cream 
– 3 chopped up frozen bananas
– 3 tablespoons cacao
– 3/4 cup rice milk or almond milk
– vanilla pod or vanilla extract
– pinch of sea salt

Put everything in a blender. You might have to add a tiny bit more liquid. Serve straight away.

Enjoy!

 

Fermented Cabbage with a Chinese Twist

Time to boost your good bacteria with an easy ferment!
I mix bog standard white cabbage with a couple of table spoons of Laoganma black bean chili sauce. A Sichuan style condiment full of umami flavour. The result is quite special and I’m completely obsessed !

Holiday tip:
Adding fermented foods before going to foreign lands can be a great insurance against holiday tummy. I also bring a good probiotic as an extra precaution.

X L

New Clean Green Beauty Products

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Hope you are having an amazing summer!

This might be my longest video ever 🙂
It’s all about the clean and half clean beauty products I have been trying lately. Hope you like it!
X Lisa

The products:
Dry shampoo
Hair mask
Hand sanitizer
Hand cream
Body wash
Cleansing melt
Lip
Lipstick

Watermelon Salad – perfect when you’re in the middle of a heatwave


33.3C. Hot hot hot! I’m NOT complaining, but I’m also not cooking any “proper food”. The kids thought this  salad was the starter. No. This is it.
Fresh and cold.

Watermelon Salad
– 1/2 medium sized water melon, cubed
–  1-2 cups of sweetcorn
– halloumi cheese, dairy or vegan
– handfull of fresh mint leaves
– 2 tablespoons chopped spring unions, the green bits
– olive oil
– salt

XX lisa

Cooking with Kids: MANGO FROYO

Finally a new video!
I’m cooking with my 10 year old again and this time it’s a dessert.
This Mango Froyo is so refreshing and delicious. perfect as a pudding on a hot summers day! You need 3 ingredients and it takes 30 seconds. That’s the sort of dessert I can deal with now school is out for the summer 🙂

Mango Froyo
Ingredients:

– 250 gram frozen mango

– 1 cup coconut yoghurt

– 1 tablespoon honey

Directions: Put everything in a high speed blender. Serve.

Daily Dose Juice


As everyone knows juicing is a great short cut to better health. I use my trusted old cheap juicer from Philips most mornings. My to go to juices contain lots of vegetables, lemon and cucumber and just a tiny bit of apple or orange to balance the taste. I don’t like those sweet juices with vegetables only as an afterthought. When out an about in London I can recommend Dulce Verde No1 from Daily Dose. It’s exactly my cup of juice. A mix of cucumber, apple, kale, lemon and mint. So refreshing!
The juice bar is in Matt Roberts gym on 16 Berkeley Street in Mayfair.

5 Healthy Breakfast Recipes

Good Morning from the breakfast table! A long lazy weekend feast or a quickie before you rush out and seize the day. Breakfast really sets you up for the day. I have to admit I’m not a big breakfast eater unless I’m in a hotel or later in the day,  so it has to taste good and it has to be nutritious.
With kids in school I’m obsessed with giving them a healthy start as I have no idea what they will be eating during the day.
Below are a few of my favorite breakfast recipes. They work equally well for a long lazy weekend feast as a quick breakfast on the go (with some prep).


My first tip because the kids love it is SPROUTED & DEHYDRATED GRANOLA. Gluten and nut free and vegan. A refreshing start to the day! You’ll find the recipe here (click!)

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This Orange Chia Breakfast is so juicy! Recipe here (click)

Strawberry Bircher! Easy to prepp the night before and so summery and filling at the same time! Recipe here (click!)

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Who doesn’t love chocolate and raspberries! This is always a hit and no one suspects they are eating avocado 😉 Recipe here (click!)

Caramel Flavored and light. A mix of carob, chia and banana. Yum yum!
Recipe here (click!)

 

For more Breakfast Recipes like vegan raspberry and vanilla yoghurt and coconut porrige with apple go to categories under breakfast here (click!)

What is our favorite breakfast?
XX Lisa