The Sunshine Blogger Award

Firstly a big thank you to Sophie from SopsBlog for tagging me. I really enjoyed reading her answers and I think she came up with some really fun questions that I have had a great time answering! Go and check out her answers linked above, they’re well worth a read.

Like for the Liebster Award I answer Sophie’s questions, write my own questions and tag other bloggers to answer my questions and so it continues!

I recently read a post about blogging awards on Paul McGinley’s Blog about Blogging awards. I think that they are more a fun tag sort of a thing than being an actual award and of course all exposure is great for anyone’s blog. I think awards like these help you to become part of the blogging community and shouldn’t be taken too seriously. His post was an interesting read and you can find it here.

Sophie’s Questions

1.What is your favourite treat?

I love fresh fruit, I can’t decide is strawberries or raspberries are my favourites. It’s mad because I can justify spending £3 on chocolate easily, but somehow it seems like a lot more money to be spending on fruit. Recently I’ve had to really work on not feeling bad for spending my money on fruit! But honestly I love it so much more than ‘naughtier’ treats, I love the taste and textures a lot more and not feeling unwell after, as I have quite a sensitive stomach and rich foods can really upset that.

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Accidental Haul

I went shopping yesterday for a new Suit. Although I failed to find a suit, I did pick up a reasonable amount of toiletries, and a few other bits too. I went into Birmingham today to see my friend Sophie and I managed to find a suit there, thank goodness.

Now for the haul, I have separated this into the shops where I got things from.

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Creamy Vegan Mash Potato

This is a simple recipe for tasty vegan mash potatoes, perfect for with a variety of meals, including bangers and mash! This is a recipe for one generous serving.

You will need:

  • 200g Potatoes.
  • A knob of Vegan Spread, I use Vitalite Sunflower Spread at the moment.
  • A splash of Soya Milk, or your preference of plant milk.
  • 1 heaped teaspoon of Nutritional Yeast.
  • Salt and Pepper.

Method:

  • Boil water for the potatoes, add a pinch of salt to the pan and bring to a rolling boil.
  • Peel the potatoes and chop them into fairly small, 2cm by 2cm is ideal, cubes of roughly even size. This helps them to all cook at the same time.
  • Boil the potatoes in the salted water for about 10 minutes, or until soft enough to be crushed easily by a fork, but before they loose their shape. I reduce the pan down to a simmer when cooking and use a lid to make it more efficient too.
  • When the potatoes are cooked drain off the excess water with a sieve or colander. You might want to keep some of this starchy water to make gray with as it will make your gravy extra smooth and delicious. Place the drained potatoes back into the pan that was used in cooking.
  • Now add the nutritional yeast, milk and spread. Mash thoroughly, adding more milk if necessary to get the potatoes to a smooth creamy texture.
  • Season to taste with salt, pepper and more nutritional yeast and serve.

I hope that you like this recipe, please let me know what you think!

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Superdrug Haul

I am usually not one to do hauls, but since I have been living in the middle of nowhere over summer I have had little opportunity to shop and have found myself actually needing things! I have been visiting my friend Sophie from SopsBlog for the past few days, we went into Kingston and did some shopping.

These are all the things I have got from Superdrug.

superdrughaul

Shower and Bath Soaks:

I have been working my way through my Lush shower gels and these caught my eye, especially as they were buy one get another half price and I love a bargain.

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