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Eating healthy on the go!

I had a whirlwind of a trip this week! (Yes, I know that’s a cliché, but it’s about the best way I have of describing it!). I knew I was going away to Camden, London this week, but for some reason I had it in my head that I was going on Thursday! So imagine my surprise when my brother sent me a message on Sunday night, telling me that he would let me know when he gets into London on Tuesday! Oookay then, a bit sooner than I had planned! Luckily I had booked our bus trip there and back weeks ago, so all that needed doing was a quick phone call to book taxi’s to the train station, and we were good to go!
I know that eating on the go can be very tricky for vegans, and even harder if you’re trying to eat healthily and/or raw! But I’m very happy to say that I managed to quite easily! So I thought I would put together a quick post showing what I brought with me on my travels to keep me going, and some tips / suggestions on what you could bring to make your journeys that little bit easier :). I have So many other foodie things to share with you from my trip, but I’ll save them for another post :).
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Abel & Cole – ABRecipe box review.

I discovered Abel & Cole last year, and I was a fan of them from my first delivery. For those of you in the UK who haven’t heard of them, Abel & Cole are a Fruit, Veg, and lots-of-other-lovely-stuff delivery service, delivering all organic (when they can) produce. They have good relationships with the suppliers of their products, and great relationships with their customers too! I’ve been away from home for most of the months this year so I haven’t been able to get many boxes from them, but recently I entered a vegetarian food photo contest of theirs, and won one of their ABRecipe boxes because of it! This coincided with our car dying on us, which was fantastic as it meant I didn’t have to worry about going shopping that week! So thank you for that! I thought I would share with you all exactly what a ABRecipe box is, so you can maybe try one for yourself!

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Smile and be happy! – 100% seed crunchies

I have been very, very lucky lately.

I’ve had 3 instructables that I posted chosen to be featured on their front page, and 1 even became a “popular” post. (Still very happy!)

I was chosen to taste test some raw chocolates for The Raw Chocolate company, and I won one of their t-shirts (and a bar of chocolate!)

I won a fantastic cookbook from InSpiral, (which I love) – I even followed a recipe from it, which I never do! (I’ll review it soon!)

I won a shopping bag from Real Foods, and I think they’re even letting me review one of their products (excited!)

I won (again!) when I entered my fig pizza into a vegetarian meal contest, and won a free veg box from the fantastic Abel & Cole!

I’ve had so much amazing feedback from the recipes I’ve entered into the Raw Food contest on Instrucatables. (Still waiting on the results, but very exciting!)

I’m also VERY excited about volunteering at the raw Fruit fest in just a few weeks!! Really can not wait!

And it was my lovely partners birthday last week, and I got to spend the bank holiday weekend with him, his daughter and my family <3.

I’m a very lucky person!

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This is the birthday card I drew for him – He’s my Sunshine, I’m his Rainbow, and his little one is our Silver lining. I know, I know.. Awww……!

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What I’ve Made! A WIM-sicle post!

Hello lovelies! I’ve been meaning to do this post for days now, but many things have gotten in the way! First I had no internet connection for a few evenings in a row.. then yesterday our car broke down, and getting home took 4 hours longer than I’d planned! But we’re all fine (though I can’t say the same about the car..)

I don’t always get time to post a recipe for every single thing I make, but I thought it might be interesting to share with you all what I’ve been making lately! I think I’ll make this into a regular thing. So keep an eye out for future WIM posts!
Now, on to my makes!

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Tonight’s dinner! Spiralised raw stir-fry! Spiralised carrots, sugarsnap peas and bok choi, in a coconut oil, soy sauce, garlic and black pepper dressing with sprouted beans and seeds. So nice!

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Raw Carrot Cake – a flavour explosion.

Raw dessert? I’ll bet a lot of people will be thinking “Really? That sounds so boring!”. Most will probably think that a raw dessert consists of an apple. Or a banana. Or maybe, if you’re lucky, a bowl of ripe berries.
Oh, you do not know how wrong you are…

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Cauli-cous – A raw adventure!

Well hello lovely people, did you think I’d forgotten about you? Not a chance! Life has been pretty full at the moment, some of it planned, some not, so I’ve been kept very busy for the past few months. But I’ve been absolutely itching to get back to blogging! And now I think I truly have something blog-worthy to share with you all.

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Sweet Potato Bites

The other day, I simply had no idea what to cook for dinner. Pasta came to mind, or perhaps rice? Served with some kind of sweet potato dish?

Before I knew it, sweet potatoes, kidney beans and sweetcorn had leapt out at me, declaring that what I would be making for dinner, would be Mexican-themed.

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