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Sunday Catch Up - Empty Jars & Vegan Blondies

This post is a going to be a mixture of random items which I hope will be interesting to you. I am starting off with the products I have recently used up. The links below will take you to my original reviews. My opinions have not changed, I have loved all these products from start to finish and I would re-purchase.

Tropic Pure Plant Skincare Moisturiser (link), Borealis Organics Moisturiser (link), Pure Thoughts Whipped Shea Butter (link)

Do you remember the Tashodi Three Butter Body Cream which I bought at TK Maxx? (link). Unfortunately it irritated my skin, particularly my legs so I have abandon using it.

I see from your blogs that many of you made New Years resolutions. I only made one and that was to get back in the Kitchen and start cooking again. I became incredibly lazy in 2011 and got out of the habit. So far the plan is working with no major disasters. I will not bore you with pictures of my meals but if you do not mind I will show you the Peanut Butter Blondies I made.

The recipe came from Isa Chandra Moskowitz & Terry Hope Romero Vegan Cookies Invade your cookie jar. My lovely friend gave me this cookbook for Christmas (Amazon link).

I do not know about you but I love browsing the World Food aisle in Tesco. I'm not sure if "World Food" is how Tesco refer to it but basically I mean the aisle with imported foods. I frequent this particular aisle because in my store it is also where the Free From foods is located. Despite my allergies I have an adventurous palette. When I am on holiday I will indulge in the local cuisine. I like to think that I don't have typical British taste buds thanks to my grandmother who is Austrian. Anyway I digress, let me share with you this yummy drink I discovered. I have no idea which country this comes from but I am totally hooked. There are a variety of flavours but the one I like is coconut, pineapple, banana and lychee.

Finally, I wanted to give a shout out to a couple of bloggers. This week the increase in traffic to my blog was largely down to The Flaxen Owl. I am really glad I checked my stats as I was not aware of Hayley's lovely blog. I am now a follower and I'd like to thank her for putting me on her blog roll. My next shout out goes to The Veg Pot. If you are looking for Vegetarian meal ideas then head over to Sophie's blog as she has some yummy meal suggestions.

Well I think that's all folks. I hope you are all having a great weekend? Feel free to leave a comment below, I love hearing your thoughts on my posts.


  1. Lovely post. :) I always feel so satisfied using products up, not sure why? xx

  2. @Bright Town Girl - I know what you mean. Also if I get the bottom of the jar & get a bit sad about it then I know it was a good product :)

  3. That drink sounds so nice! I recently bought a juicer and am loving all of the juice combinations that I can make.

    I find it really hard to use up products completely, unless I really love it. Recently I had to throw out a body butter (it was a gift with purchase) because it actually dried out my skin - go figure? It was a cheap chemical filled one so no big loss. I get really sad when I start to run low on products that I love.

    I've also made a bit of a resolution to cook more. I find it easier on my days off though, when I get home from work I just want to relax and have someone else cook for me :P Good luck with your resolutions :)

  4. @MissTeaAddict I've never been into juicing but it sounds fun experimenting. I know what you mean about easier cooking on days off. At the moment after work I am trying to pick recipes that are quick like risotto or stir fry then at weekends I make things which take more time.

  5. the peanut butter blondies sound so delish!

  6. @Gracie - they are rather tasty if you want the recipe let me know :)

  7. I would love to see more food posts by you! :) I know I'd definitely find it helpful, and probably some of your other followers too!

    Those blondies do look delicious. :) Also, thank you so much for the shout out!<3

  8. @Vintage Makeup - every time I cooked last week I kept thinking should I blog about it. I will certainly keep it in mind for future.

  9. Aw, thank you so much for the mention. It was lovely of you!

  10. @The Flaxen Owl - not problems, always happy to share the bloggie love :)

  11. This is off topic, but I've tagged you :)
    Hope that's ok!