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Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Homemade almond butter recipe

Vegan, gluten-free, wheat-free, oil-free, 1 ingredient

Did you know almond butter is surprisingly easy to make?!!!
I was in the process of making a recipe and realized I had run out of almond butter.
I knew I had some whole almonds and decided to make my own, and it turned out delicious and I had to share my recipe with you guys.

Monday, 21 August 2017

The Vegan Kind beauty box | August 2017 unboxing

Nothing like trying out new and exciting vegan beauty products, especially when they are 100% vegan & cruelty-free, yay!
I got my hands on this months The Vegan Kind beauty box and it's a good'un!
Find out more about The Vegan Kind on my previous TVK blog post here.


This box includes
-Figs & Rouge 3-1 Active-hydro cream
-Chirp Body Softness Hair Mask
-Zerreau Waterless Body Wash
-Tisserand Happy Aromatherapy Roller Ball
-Eden Perfumes Daisy Perfume
-Faith In Nature Coconut & Frangipani Shampoo
I am the biggest fan of Figs & Rouge since trying out their amazing AM-PM cream. It's my go-to moisturizer.
In this box, you get the 3-1 Hydro cream which I've been wanting to try out for a while.
It's a great cream for my face as it feels hydrating and leaves my skin feeling soft and looking wonderful!

Another fave has to be the Chirp Hair Mask. I love trying out new hair products, especially hydrating masks as my hair is very long and dry.
I tried this mask and I have to say, this is one of the best cruelty-free hair masks I have tested. 
It left my hair super soft and silky with shine which my hair has been lacking in recently.  I think using it on a regular basis, you will see even better results. 

The Vegan Kind boxes never fail to disappoint me. Love them :)

Get your own TVK beauty box here. 

The featured campaign of the month is 'Animals Free'.
They are the UK's leading non-animal medical research charity who fund and promote the development of techniques and procedures to replace the use of animals in biomedical research.

I highly suggest subscribing to The Vegan Kind and supporting their amazing company & charities!

Check out the charities TVK support below and get involved:

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Holly Jade

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Lemon & coconut cake recipe

Vegan, gluten-free, wheat-free

Say hello to the best vegan lemon cake EVER!
This dreamy, moist and ultra zesty cake is vegan and gluten/wheat-free, packed full of flavour and infused with real lemons. It's difficult not to dive right into it!

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Vegan soft pretzel recipe

Vegan, gluten-free, wheat-free, baked

I am so used to seeing soft pretzels at theme parks and abroad but to my surprise, never tried one even though I love the small, salted pretzels.

Friday, 18 August 2017

'Bounty' nice-cream recipe

Vegan, dairy-free, natural sugars

Who doesn't love coconut & chocolate? They are the perfect pair.
Nice-cream has quickly become my favorite dessert to make as it's quick & easy and tastes delicious!

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Vegan polenta chips recipe

Vegan, gluten-free, wheat-free

Polenta chips have become my favourite side, ever since trying them at Pizza Express recently (minus the cheese). Oh my goodness, they are delicious. They are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Honestly they are super tasty!!!

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

How to make vegan lemon curd

Vegan, gluten-free, wheat-free, egg-free

The sweet smell of lemon curd....yum!
I love refreshing and zingy lemons in anything, but my favourite has to be lemon curd.
Lemon curd is super simple to make and is delicious on toast, in cakes or adding into buttercream.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Vegan chocolate coffee cake | ft Vivani

Vegan, gluten-free, wheat-free

This is honestly one of my favourite cakes I have made yet! 
I am the biggest coffee fan and wanted to make a coffee cake for ages! I have combined coffee & chocolate to create this decadent (and extremely moorish) chocolate coffee cake with a light coffee buttercream frosting, a latte cream filling and a dark chocolate drizzle.
The chocolate cake is light, crumbly, moist...just the perfect chocolate cake! Plus, how stunning does it look *drooling*!!!

Monday, 14 August 2017

Strawberry nice-cream recipe

 Vegan, dairy-free, natural sugars

With just a few wholesome ingredients, you can make a delicious iced dessert (or breakfast).
Nice cream is amazing! It's basically healthy ice-cream! Who wouldn't like that?!

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Vegan strawberry poptart recipe

Vegan, gluten-free, wheat-free, 

This will probably shock some of you, but I've never had a pop tart!
I've always seen pop tarts on Instagram, social media and on the shelves in supermarkets and really like the look of them, but as they aren't vegan...was'nt able to try them.

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Votch Watches | 1st birthday party

If you haven't heard of Votch Watches, where have you been?!
They are the most stunning vegan watches ever. I am genuinely so proud of this company and the owners Laura, Simon and Rolo (their adorable doggie) are such lovely people who deserve much success and recognition.

Friday, 11 August 2017

Vegan Tuck box | August unboxing

Who can believe we are already in August, that only means 4 months until Christmas! Time has flown by.

I look forward to subscription boxes and I was not disappointed by this months VTB at all!
I am a huge fan of the VTB's as they contain so much delicious vegan foods, sourced from all around the world.
To read more about Vegan Tuck Box, check out my previous blog posts here.

If you didn't know, my favourite part about this subscription box (apart from the delicious food) is a donation from each box purchased goes towards a charity.
This months box (August 2017) goes towards 'Fields of Freedom' sanctuary in Denmark. 
It's a home for innocent animals who have been abused, neglected or were even on their way to slaughter. 
To find out more about Feilds of Freedom, check out their website here.
Who wouldn't want to help animals and get some delicious vegan food at the same time?! It's the best of both worlds! :)


This box includes
-Love Cocoa mint chocolate bar
-Rapunzel rice milk hazelnut chocolate bar
-VegaDolce chocolate striped peanut cookies
-NoNo rose superfood truffles
-Mr Filberts seaside salt & vinegar mixed nuts
-Pastinos Arrabbiata
-Wild Trail apple fruit & nut bar
-Tasty bite Bombay potatoes
-Fabulous Fudge Factory chocovered sea salt fudge bites (These are delicious)
-Simplee Aloe juice


I am loving the variety of products in this box. Another amazing box, LOVE!!!

Get your own box here-

If you have seen anything in this box you would like to try or are interested in getting a box for yourself, enter “blog20” at checkout to receive 20% off their first subscription box.  

These boxes are amazing for their price as you get to try snacks from all over the world which gets delivered to your door each month! 

I can't wait to see what is featured in next months box, and hopefully, I will get my hands on another. Can't wait! :D


I highly suggest subscribing to Vegan Tuck Box and supporting their amazing company & charities!

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Share and follow me for more yummy posts to come!
Holly Jade

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Vegan oreo brownie recipe

Vegan, egg-free

So here we go folks, vegan Oreo brownies.
I've had the idea to incorporate Oreos into brownies for such a long time and today is the day, finally! 

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Vegan margherita pizza recipe

Vegan, gluten-free, wheat-free, egg-free

Ever since enjoying a vegan margherita at Pizza Express, I am just obsessed and had to make a pizza at home I could enjoy whenever.

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Gluten-free double chocolate chip cookie recipe

Vegan, gluten-free, wheat-free, egg-free

Who can say no to crumbly chocolate chip cookies?! Especially when they are vegan!!!

Monday, 7 August 2017

Baked Oreo doughnut recipe

Vegan, baked

Say hello to the best vegan oreo doughnuts ever!
However you say doughnuts/donut.....this recipe will be a keeper!

Who wouldn't like doughnuts with crushed Oreos, with a delicious vanilla cream cheese glaze, topped off with even more oreo cookies?! My hand is sky high! 

Saturday, 5 August 2017

No-bake vegan cookie dough recipe

Vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, wheat-free, natural sugar

Baked cookies are good....cookie dough is even better!
Cookie dough is the perfect treat if you can't wait for cookies to bake in the oven.

Friday, 4 August 2017

Avocado & Quinoa salad recipe

Vegan,  gluten-free, wheat-free

Avocado is one of my favourite foods along with lime and garlic....yum!

I have been trying to up my protein recently and quinoa is considered to be a complete protein which is amazing. It's also high in vitamins and nutrients, great for a vegan diet!

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Peach nice-cream | ft Candy Kittens

Vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, natural sugars

Just a few wholesome ingredients can create a delicious iced treat!
I LOVE nice-cream as it's not only tasty but packed full of natural ingredients which are a healthier alternative to ice-cream and literally tastes the same (or even better!).
Blending frozen bananas makes a divine dessert, but add in peach for a pop of fruity flavour!
I was inspired by my favourite sweeties, the new 'Sweet Peach' flavour from Candy Kittens and wanted to make a dessert to show my appreciation (and to nibble on with them too).

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

My new vegan tote bag | The Lovely Things

Handbag lovers (like me) have probably collected a whole range of handbags over the years.
Enter the tote! Much to my surprise, I've never owned a large tote.
I carry a lot of things on me so it only seems right to own a large tote bag.

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

No-bake Snickers cheesecake squares

Vegan, gluten-free, wheat-free, natural sugar

Peanuts with chocolate and caramel...this sounds like my kind of dessert!
I have created my very own homemade 'Snickers' bar but healthier, no-bake, vegan and extremely delicious!


Sunday, 30 July 2017

Gluten-free chilli naan bread

Vegan, gluten-free, wheat-free, dairy-free

This is by far the best ever naan bread I have ever tasted.
Naan bread is a baked flatbread which is traditionally served with curries.

Saturday, 29 July 2017

No-bake vegan coconut 'bounty' truffles

Vegan, dairy-free, wheat-free, gluten-free

Delicious bite-sized coconutty truffles dunked in dairy-free chocolate and drizzled with even more yummy chocolate.

Friday, 28 July 2017

Maui Moisture Launch Party at Mihiki London

I was invited to the tropical launch party of the Maui Moisture hair care range in Mihiki, Mayfair, London.
What an amazing night filled with tropical drinks, nibbles and music.

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Neal's Yard review

I have been a big fan of Neals Yard for a while, ever since discovering their avocado night cream.
I recently got my hands on a few of their products and wanted to share my thoughts.
 Read on for how I create a smoothed and radiant complexion using just a few products that do their job extremely well.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Vegan Starbucks salted caramel frappuccino recipe

Vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, wheat-free

The Starbucks Frappuccino is the perfect way to enjoy a delicious iced coffee.
You can even re-create their tasty drinks at home. 

Monday, 24 July 2017

Vegan vanilla sponge cake recipe

Vegan, wheat-free, gluten-free

Say hello to the best vegan vanilla victoria sponge cake!

I couldn't be happier with this recipe. 
It's taken me a long time to perfect this cake. Experimenting with ingredients, batters, baking time etc and I have nailed it!

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Quick & easy vegan salted caramel sauce

Vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, wheat-free, natural sugar

I am genuinely over the moon with this recipe and am soo excited to share it with you guys!
There is nothing I like more than sweet and salty. The hero of sweet and salty has to be salted caramel!

Saturday, 22 July 2017

How to make a watermelon chill drink from Pizza Express

Vegan, gluten-free, wheat-free, natural sugar

I visited Pizza Express recently and ordered a Watermelon chill as I LOVE watermelon.
I enjoyed it so much, I wanted to make my own homemade version so I can enjoy a refreshing drink anytime!

This delicious and mouth-watering, fruity drink is vegan & contains only natural sugars from the yummy fruits.

It's cool, naturally sweet, perfect for a hot & sunny day.
 Plus is quick & easy to make too!

Friday, 21 July 2017

My new vegan shoes | Beyond Skin

'A girl can never have too many shoes!'

Oh, my goodness is it okay to be in love with a pair of shoes because I AM! Just look at these revolutionary beauties.
I am over the moon to finally have my hands on a pair of Beyond Skin shoes!

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Naturally whitening teeth with charcoal? | Charwhite Cosmetics

There's been a trend of using charcoal to whiten teeth and I really wanted to give it a go and see if it would make a difference. 
I am always on the lookout for new products to incorporate into my beauty routine.

So does covering your mouth/teeth in black powder results in white teeth?! I know it sounds crazy, but it actually works! There are many different ways to use charcoal to whiten teeth, but today I want to show you the one where you brush the charcoal powder onto your teeth.
Charcoal helps to whiten teeth as it's a purifying agent that absorbs impurities.
It can remove/reduce the signs of stains on your teeth and make them squeaky clean. How amazing is that?!
It also strengthens enamel which is insane!Charwhite Cosmetics have a vegan charcoal pot which is all natural, vegan, cruelty-free, fluoride-free, non-toxic and non-GMO.
If you have sensitive teeth and gums like me, you don't have to worry as this charcoal powder is pain-free! Yay :)
Its also great to know that some of your purchase of Charwhite will go towards some non-profit organisations they support like: Charity Water and Pencils of Hope.
Yes, It does make your mouth look....well, you can make up your own mind but beauty is pain...right?!To apply, wet your toothbrush and then apply a decent amount of the product, by dipping the bristles into the charcoal. Then you can brush your teeth. Brush for a few minutes working in a circular motion. Then rinse out the charcoal thoroughly.
When I brushed my teeth, I made sure I closed my mouth as I started to brush as I didn't want to get covered in a charcoal dust cloud, which can be a nightmare! I can vouch for that!

Brush for around 2-3 minutes making sure to cover all your teeth then rinse. Make sure you don't inhale the powder. 
A plus of using charcoal is that it has completely no taste which I was worried about. It also doesn't stain your skin so if it gets over your face, it just washes off easily. 

I can tell a definite change in the colour of my teeth. They are a few shades whiter, I am so happy! It's definitely worth a try! It can be used 1-2 times a week to keep your pearly whites....white :)

I love this technique as opposed to unnatural and toxic gel whiteners etc. I prefer to use a less harsh and natural product to get results! :) Highly recommend CharWhite!!! 

Shop Charwhite Cosmetics here-


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Holly Jade 

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Vegan chocolate orange cake recipe

Vegan, gluten-free, wheat-free

Something very exciting happened yesterday, my sister (Naomi Victoria) hit 100,000 subscribers on Youtube!
As congratulations from me, I wanted to make her a special 100k cake in her favourite flavour- rich chocolate orange.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

The best chocolate orange buttercream frosting

Vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, wheat-free

Thick, creamy, fluffy and super quick & easy to make.....all the words you want to hear about a buttercream frosting recipe!

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Vegan shepherds pie recipe

Vegan. gluten-free, wheat-free

I was approached by Rennie to feature on their 'Taste of Britain Campaign' which is all about celebrating and showcasing the wonderful variety of foods in the UK.

Rennie is the UK's favourite heartburn and indigestion tablets and it's very useful to know that they are suitable for vegans!
They have a useful website which gives a lot of information on their products.

I wanted to write a post featuring a great British vegan dish. I decide to cook a hearty shepherds pie. 

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Naked Bakery | Unicorn Macarons

I wanted to write this blog post as something absolutely delicious (and magical) was delivered to me today!
So as you may know, I won Food Blogger of the Year 2017 at the Blogosphere awards and as congratulations, the lovely people over at The Vegan Kind kindly sent me some adorable celebratory macarons! They are not just macarons but in the shape of unicorns and are in 3 divine flavours including:

Friday, 14 July 2017

3 ingredient strawberry smoothie recipe

Vegan, gluten-free, wheat-free, natural-sugars 

Recently I've been waking up and enjoying a freshly made strawberry smoothie for breakfast.

A fruity smoothie is the perfect 'pick me up' to wake up to as it's healthy and super refreshing. 

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Vegan Tuck Box | July 2017 unboxing

Happy July everyone. I can't believe we are now half way through 2017, that's crazy! Where is the time going??!

To celebrate another month, I have a brand new unboxing of the July Vegan Tuck Box, yay!
In this month's box, you don't only get a whole load of delicious treats, but you also get a recipe from.....ME! My pineapple sorbet is delicious and I am so excited to share it with the VTB subscribers. I hope you enjoy it.

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Iconic London review | First impression

So the first thing to say is...WOW.
When I first opened the packaging and saw the Iconic London brushes in real life I just fell head over heels in love. I've never tried the 'toothbrush' style makeup brushes before so I was excited to see if they made a difference to my makeup application. I also got the Pro Evo brushes, which are handheld brushes. I've never in my life seen a brush shaped like it, and I can't explain how ergonomically pleasing it is. LOVE!

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Healthy banoffee Nice Cream recipe

Vegan, gluten-free, wheat-free, natural sugar, Easy

If you're not familiar with using bananas to create 'nice' cream yet, you're in for a real treat!

Monday, 10 July 2017

Baked tortilla samosa recipe

Vegan, wheat-free, gluten-free, no-fry

What beats a spicy samosa?! Nothing!!!
I love the crispy coating with the spicy filling, but the downside about traditional samosas is that they are made with pastry and deep fried which isn't the best for you, even though they taste insane.
I wanted to make some healthier samosas, but keeping the same tasty textures and flavours!

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Overnight Passionfruit chia pudding

Vegan, natural sugar, high protein 

Chia seed puddings have been having their spotlight recently, probably because they are limitless and an amazing superfood. 
I have chia seeds on everything, breakfast, lunch, dinner, in smoothies etc....I just purely love them!

Saturday, 8 July 2017

My top luxury cruelty-free lipstick picks you NEED to try!

Hello everyone. 
I've compiled a carefully selected list of my top favourite luxury lipsticks that I think you'll find really useful.
All of my picks are vegan and cruelty-free, tried and tested by myself. I hope you can maybe discover some new brands as well!

Friday, 7 July 2017

How to make the best vegan Starbucks Java Chip Frappuccino!

Vegan, gluten-free, wheat-free, 

Happy world chocolate day.
I wanted to make the Starbucks Java Chip Frappuccino. I have always wanted to try it but it's not vegan so, I took it upon myself to recreate it and make it vegan! Yay :)
The Java Chip Frappuccino is an iced coffee with chocolate chips, mocha sauce topped off with cream and more mocha sauce. Yummy!

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Gluten-free, vegan chocolate 'Nutella' pancakes

Vegan, gluten-free, wheat-free, natural sugar, easy

Chocolate pancakes with layers of homemade nutella...sign me up! 

I have never made chocolate pancakes before and thought what better time than now!?
I switched it up and incorporated homemade vegan Nutella for an even more chocolaty/luxurious element. YUM!!!

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Iced coffee protein shake recipe

Vegan, dairy-free, natural-sugar, quick & easy

Who is guilty of enjoying an iced coffee with breakfast....I know I am! 
I always have the same, an iced almond milk latte and wanted to switch it up!

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Pacifica Beauty Coconut Skincare Collection review

 If I had to choose a brand to have in my beauty essentials, it would always be Pacifica Beauty.
I am obsessed with Pacifica ever since trying out their Coconut damage hair mask, it's absolutely insane! 
I often find myself having a little snoop around their website for new products to try out.

The key ingredient for the Coconut range is Coconut Water.
This range is parabens and sulphate free along with being 100% vegan + cruelty-free.

The range includes-
Sun + Lipcare Mineral Lipbalm (SPF 30)

Monday, 3 July 2017

No bake summer berry '4th of July' cheesecake

Vegan, gluten-free, wheat-free, no-bake

It's 4th July tomorrow and American's will be celebrating their Independence Day which is their biggest celebration in the history of America. I have some lovely American followers/readers and I wanted to celebrate this with them by creating a special red, white and blue dessert!
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