This meal may take up every pan in the kitchen, but believe me it’s worth it! Every part of the bowl is an absolute taste sensation – from the salty, herby beans, to the lime-y guac, to the spicy chipotle veg. Sometimes we also add in some soft tacos so you can share with friends and pile it high. It’s also completely vegan – but don’t worry meat-lovers, the flavours and textures make up for it , plus you’re getting a good pack of complete protein with the beans and rice 👍
There’s a few principles I follow when it comes to food. The first is, everything in moderation, and the second is no food is a bad food! I think it’s so damaging when we label things as good/bad, cheat food, naughty food, guilty pleasure/guilt free… the list goes on. Anytime I’ve taken this approach in the past, I end up wanting that food more and overeating!! I think it’s really difficult – particularly in London where everywhere you look there’s constant reminders of what the ‘right’ thing is you should be eating – to know what is healthy, and what isn’t. So, my approach is that FOOD is healthy. As long as you know where it’s come from and you can identify it as ‘food’ (no processed complicated words please) then it’s as simple as that. Eat intuitively, listen to your body, and if you want that piece of cake, then have the damn cake!
So without further ado, let’s dive into the good stuff. This insanely delicious, rich, and creamy risotto is a comfort food winner, and packed full of flavour and veggies. It might be summer outside, but this with a crisp sharp green salad is a 10/10 any time of the year.
It’s currently mid-2018 as I write this, and I feel that I’m at a bit of an inflection point – in my life and my career. For the past 5 years I’ve worked as a management consultant, specifically in customer experience. I’ve helped companies of all shapes and sizes better connect with their customers. It’s fast-paced, intense job in which I’ve made some of the best friends I have, learnt a tremendous amount and had so much fun along the way!
However, I’ve always felt a disconnect (whether I’ve realised it or not!) between what I do for a living, and what my passions and interests are. So, to help you all get to know me a bit more, I wanted to document some of the stages of my life and career so far and explain the ups, downs and meanders along the way…
Cooking has been a passion of mine since a really young age. Growing up I used to love watching my parents cook and baking was a regular weekend activity. Now, I find it a great way to wind down after a busy way and find it’s one of my favourite ways to spend time. Food brings people together and there’s something really satisfying about cooking something tasty and delicious to end the day.
Since January we’ve been slowly turning more plant-based in our diet. It started with just trying to eat a lot more veggies in January Continue reading “Launching Em’s Scrapbook Instagram”
Since first seeing many snaps of banana and egg pancakes on instagram I have been pretty obsessed. This recipe is seriously fool-proof and so so delicious. You would not know that these pancakes are not packed full of refined sugar, butter and other ingredients that traditional pancakes are. I have been making these with some sliced apple and cinnamon on top but blueberries, maple syrup, greek yogurt are also great, or you can have them plan as they are so sweet and delicious on their own!
|The very long ingredient list…|
A few weeks ago I went to Stylist magazine’s ‘Life Lessons’ event at the Ham Yard Hotel in London. The speakers that evening were Miriam Gonázlez Durántez, campaigner for Inspiring Women, international trade lawyer and wife of the Deputy Prime Minister; Nicola Mendelsohn, VP of Facebook EMEA and previous CEO of Karmarama; and Charlie Webster, sports and television presenter, and campaigner for sexual abuse in sport.
|The venue for the evening: London’s fancy Ham Yard Hotel|
Last night my friend Maria and I went to the Honestly Healthy Supper Club at Beach Blanket Bar in Notting Hill. To those who are unfamiliar, Honestly Healthy is a lifestyle brand created by Natasha Corrett. She hosts supper clubs where blond-highlighted, yoga-pant wearing women come to sup on healthy cocktails and sample vegan food. And I’m all for embracing this new culture of healthy living sweeping the nation! I really enjoyed the event last night…but there were some things that could have been improved. If you’re thinking of going to one of these events hopefully this will make your mind up!