Monday, 25 April 2016

Sexy green smoothie bowl

This smoothie bowl is very sexy.

What's more sexy than fruit? This smoothie is soo fresh and so revitalizing and makes your skin feel all lovely and burn-y, like cold fire. I plopped the smoothie on top of overnight oats with lots of frozen berries (off-camera, I was stuffin my face with the butes) and walnuts and coconut and orange zest and chia. UGH SO GOOD!! But you can even eat it alone :)

Me and my sisters chilled with my lil brother today. We fingerpainted and he got really frustrated and stuck his little rainbow-painted fist on every possible surface, including our legs. He's still adorable when he's mad though.

Sometimes I feel sad that we don't get to see him all the time, but it's okay. I love him with all my
heart and I see him whenever I can. Such is life with a patchwork family.

Drink (eat?) this smoothie and even though its a small thing,  life's problems seem more surmountable. I'm still young enough that food can fix things. I wish it was like that for everyone.

See you soon x


Serves 1 (2 at a push) 

For the overnight oats: 
1/4 cup of almond milk
3 tbsp oats

1. Mix 'em all up and put them in the fridge overnight. 

For the smoothie: 
Big handful spinach
Juice of two oranges
1 peeled orange 
A splash of almond milk
A frozen banana 
A couple berries
Lots of ice

1. Blend!!! 
2. Put on top of your oats and eat happily. Serve with anything you want - nut butters, nuts, zest, more berries/bananas, coconut, anything!) 

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Spinach, Quinoa, and Pomegranate Salad


I call this salad, but it is actually much, much better than salad. It's all yummy cause you got some chewy grains, sweet pommies, crunchy spinach with a delicious mustard-olive oil dressing and some tuna (so not totally vegan). I ate this with my Mum yesterday after chilling with her in a coffee shop surrounded by *ahem* erotic books that I did NOT realise were there until I almost spilled my tea on one of them!!

My mother also consented my drinking of brandy-spiked tea. I feel fabulous.

Then we came home, ate this AMAZING chewy-crunchy-sweet salad bowl and I tried to do some economics. LOL. I actually just procrastinated and looked up Deliciously Ella's sweet potato brownies and drooled. Ahhh.

But Easter break is so so so so so soon and I am ver ver excited. I still have a ton of studying to do, cause of mocks, but still. I re-met the cutest boy yesterday and I am almost done with Pride and Prejudice, and I must admit, kudos to Jane Austen because I am frigging in love with it. I know half the world is, too, but c'mon, classics are supposed to be the books everyone LOVES but has not actually read. But read Pride and Prejudice! Elizabeth is smart and insightful, Lydia is annoying, and Darcy is just... a cross between a cold fish and a warm lil sexy toast.

See you guys soon + love you!


serves 2

For the quinoa:
100 - 200 grams quinoa
A handful of raisins

1. Cook quinoa according to packet.
2. Throw raisins in five minutes before its done.

For the salad:
Lots of spinach or anything green
1/4 cup pomegranates
Handful of cherry tomatoes
An avocado, sliced

For the dressing (+ lots of leftovers; keep it in the fridge for other salads):
1/4 cup mustard
1/2 cup olive oil
Salt & Pepper

1. Dress salad and serve with quinoa. Drop some almonds on the top, or serve with tuna, if you want!


Hey you!
My name's Sam and I'm a high school junior who lurves bananas, boys, and books, in that order. I'm also in the vegan transition - I've been dairy-and-egg-free for the last couple of weeks, so we'll see how it goes! I'm just bloggin my favourite recipes, my lil stories that more often than not contain boys, and a little bit of my life. Hope you stick around, because let's be real, its way more fun to write for other people. Mum, if it's you reading this, YOU DON'T COUNT! <3