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Friday, 30 June 2017

Jane Iredale new beauty releases (+ swatches)

I really want to talk about some products I recently came across and am loving!
I found Jane Iredale on Instagram and had a long nosey through their page, I'm kind of obsessed!
Coming across new vegan and cruelty-free makeup/beauty companies is always exciting for me, especially if there are lipsticks! Whoop :)

Jane Iredale has an amazing range of beauty products from beauty to skin and body.
They are cruelty-free, vegan, eco-certified and Peta Certified (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals)

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Sparkling non alcoholic iced raspberry mocktail

Vegan, gluten-free, non-alcoholic

Mocktails are the perfect way to enjoy a drink without the alcohol.
I've created a 'mock'tail based around the delicious 'House of Broughton' Fentimans brand new raspberry syrup which tastes incredible.

Check out my previous blog post talking about the range of 'House of Broughton'  products here.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Pixi by Petra lipsticks you wished you had!

Finding comfortable lipsticks that last through the day is tricky, especially when eating and drinking throughout the day. They always tend to wear off me.

I have been glued to my recent faves, the new Pixi by Petra Geltint/silk gloss lip glosses.

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Vegan mocha cactus cupcake recipe

Vegan, wheat-free, gluten-free

As you may have seen on my social media, I am obsessed with cacti! 🌵
I picked up some mini cacti from Ikea and ever since then, I've fallen in love with them. They look super adorable and tropical.
What better way to show my love for these little succulents than with cupcakes?!

Monday, 26 June 2017

I won Food Blogger of the Year 2107 | Blogosphere awards

I can't even believe I am writing this blog post right now. It still seems unreal.
I was nominated, then shortlisted and I WON Food Blogger of the year 2017 at the Blogosphere awards. Yes, we did it!!!! :)

I want to thank you guys for all of your amazing love and support. Seeing people enjoy my content, making my recipes and enjoying them honestly makes me so happy, at the same time as helping & spreading awareness of animal cruelty.

I was shortlisted along with four other amazing food bloggers and it was an honour to be in a category with them!

Blogosphere is a magazine written by bloggers for bloggers and is highly credited in the blogging world.
It's a great resource for all things blogging including travel, food, fashion, photography etc.

Blogosphere held an amazing awards night with live music, flower wall, drinks (including Fentimans which is my favourite and I cannot resist a cherry cola), canapes,  and I received my snazzy glass engraved award.
How stunning is it?! I need to find somewhere nice to showcase it :)
I wore my favourite dress, Ted Baker cotton Cealine dress with my new white Votch watch and Spectrum Collections rose gold heart bag (the lighting at the event makes it look purple)
I want to say a huge thank you to the lovely ladies including Albertine, Sophie, Kat, Holly only to name a few that worked for Blogosphere who were amazing and took such great care of us!
Congratulations to all of the winners, still can't believe I won, yay! 

I can't wait to be featured in the next issue of Blogosphere, watch this space! 


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Holly Jade

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Gluten-free lemon pancakes

Vegan, wheat-free, gluten-free

I've been craving lemon pancakes recently and I know it's nowhere near pancake day but it's never too late for pancakes!

I made this delightful (and very satisfying) stack for breakfast and they tasted amazing and I had to share my recipe with you guys to enjoy too.
This recipe is quick and simple and once you have the perfect pancakes ready, the fun part begins, stacking, filling and decorating.

Preparation- 5 minutes
Cooking time- 10 minutes
Makes- Around 10 small pancakes 
Level- Easy

-155g of plain white flour (I used gluten-free)
-1 tablespoon of golden caster sugar 
-1 lemon (juice and zest)
-2 tablespoons of baking powder
-260ml of dairy-free milk (I used unsweetened almond)
-2 tablespoons of olive oil

-Fresh Lemon
-Maple syrup
-Powdered sugar
-Chia seeds
-Fresh strawberries
-Dairy-free yogurt
-Fresh raspberries
-Fresh blueberries

Step 1- Pre-heat a frying pan with a splash of oil.
This prevents the batter from sticking to the pan.

Step 2- In a mixing bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, lemon zest and baking powder.
Step 3- Pour in the milk, lemon juice and oil.
Make sure you mix this until it's fully smooth, as we don't want lumps in our pancakes.
Step 4- Using a large spoon or ladle, carefully pour a small amount of the mixture into the centre of the hot pan, leave it for a minute or so then flip.
I used a round metal cookie cutter to help create the perfect round shape, just be very careful as the cutter gets very hot.
Only flip when the edges of the pancake look stiff.
Step 5- Repeat this process until you have used up all of your batter and have a tower of delightful pancakes!

I served my pancakes with a drizzle of maple syrup, a dollop of dairy-free soya yogurt, freshly sliced zesty lemon, fresh berries and a sprinkle of powdered sugar.

Serve immediately.


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I would love to see your take on my recipes. Tag me on social media using the hashtag 
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Holly Jade 

Saturday, 24 June 2017

New Fentimans Syrups | House of Broughton

I am so happy with the recent release of Fentimans new & exciting products. 

I am the biggest fan of Fentimans soft drinks and couldn't be more excited for a new release!
If you would like to find out more about Fentimans, products and company, including some Fentimans my previous blog posts here.

To go along with their range of delicious drinks and mixers, they have launched 'House of Broughton' which are different flavoured syrups for adding into cocktails, mocktails etc. Yum!

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Quick & easy vegan Macaroni cheese

Vegan, quick & easy
I wanted to make mac & cheese for such a long time and recently was inspired to re-create the divine Pret A Mangers 'Mac and Greens'.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Spectrum Collections | NEW COLLECTION launching June 2017

I am so excited to be sharing this news and you guys are in for a real treat!

As you know from my blog & social media, I am the biggest fan of Spectrum Collections.
Have you seen my previous Spectrum Collections blog posts, if not I have linked them below:


Monday, 19 June 2017

3 ingredient strawberry sorbet | Quick & easy recipe

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

Homemade sorbet is minutes away with my delicious recipe.
Knowing how to make a quick & easy 3 ingredient sorbet is perfect for cooling down on a hot & sunny day.

Sunday, 18 June 2017

My 21st birthday | Best day ever! you may have seen on my social media, June 14th was my birthday and I turned 21! Wow, that came around fast! 
As it was a large birthday I wanted to share with you a few photos of my day, birthday cake and thank you guys for your lovely messages, they honestly made me so happy!

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Vegan peanut butter cheesecake ft Perk!er

Vegan, RAW gluten-free, wheat-free
This irresistible cheesecake is the perfect treat for peanut lovers! 
The first time I served this cheesecake to friends and family, they went crazy over it! 
I, myself LOVE peanuts and have recently become obsessed with the new Perk!er peanut & quinoa bars and wanted to include them into a recipe.

Friday, 16 June 2017

The watch you NEED | New Votch Watches

When it comes to jewellery, there is only one item I do not leave the house without watch! I feel naked without it.

I am always drawn to Votch. I already own a pink & gold Votch which i wear constantly but when I saw their new range, I fell in love!

Votch is my favourite watch company and I am very passionate about their watches! I just love them!!!

If you would like to know more about Votch, their products, materials and beliefs, read my previous blog post here.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Easy black bean tortilla tacos

Vegan, gluten-free, wheat-free, quick & easy
Invite Mexican to your kitchen with these quick & easy black bean tortilla tacos.
I am the biggest fan of Mexican food and wanted to make some tacos to enjoy with fresh, homemade guacamole.

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

The New LaBante London collection you'll fall in love with

As a huge fan of LaBante London,  I was very excited to hear about their new and exciting collection including the 'Tia' bag.

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Quick & easy authentic potato curry

Vegan, wheat-free, gluten-free
I recently came across Zim's Tribe at my local vegan market. Vegan markets can be a great way to discover some new and amazing vegan products & foods.
I LOVE Indian food and all of the delicious spices. I saw the Zim's Tribe stall and it instantly caught my eye. I picked up one of the mild marinade sauces and OH MY GOODNESS, I must say it is one of the best marinades/sauces I have ever tried in my life! It's safe to say, me and my sister are obsessed!

Their marinades range from Mild, Medium, Hot and a new addition... Extra Hot which I don't think I could handle :P

Saturday, 10 June 2017

New vegan addition to Candy Kittens | Sweet Peach

Say hello to a brand new addition to the Candy Kittens family, SWEET PEACH!
I am so happy Candy Kittens have released a new vegan flavour.

If you would like to read more about Candy Kittens, their company, products + more, check out my previous blog post here.

Friday, 9 June 2017

The best vegan Oreo cupcake recipe

Vegan, gluten/wheat-free cakes, Easy
Oh, my goodness, I think I have one of my favourite desserts, not only because of it's OREO but because they look super heavenly! 
Moist and fluffy vegan chocolate cakes with a hidden oreo with thick & creamy dairy-free Oreo frosting! 

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Vegan Tuck Box unboxing | June 2017

Hello June, my birthday month.
I received an early birthday present today in the form of a delightful Vegan Tuck Box
This is the June 2017 box which is jam packed full of goodies. This may be my favourite box to date!!
This box includes

I have found so many delicious treats in here that I am obsessed with, especially the onion bruschetta and Eli's bar.
We used to buy Garlic bruschetta all the time when I was younger so I am very happy to have rediscovered them. They taste amazing on their own, but out of this world paired with hummus and dips! Perfect for sharing or serving at parties etc...

The candy in this box is insane! From caramels to peanut chocolate bars and even a vegan waggon wheel! 
I especially love the Vantastic Foods coconut bites, these little dark chocolate balls with freeze dried coconut chunks are scrumptious! The dark chocolate is smooth and rich, paired with sweet coconut...they are like little bounty bar balls. I love them. They would even be great to decorate a coconut cheesecake!

Get my raw bounty bar inspired cheesecake here.

My mum and sister have been nibbling on the caramels and there are only 3 left!! I guess they like them, haha.

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

Get your own box here-

I have a really exciting discount for you lovely lot.
 Enter “blog20” at checkout to receive 20% off their first subscription box.  How cool is that?! :)

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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Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Raw orange ice-cream cake pop recipe

Vegan, RAW, gluten-free, wheat-free

Monday, 5 June 2017

Vegan nail polishes- Itsy Nails London

I don't own a whole range of nail polishes and I am so happy to have discovered Itsy Nails London to add to my little collection.

Saturday, 3 June 2017

Cruelty-free makeup brushes you need- MOTD Cosmetics

I love finding vegan and cruelty-free products and companies to share with you guys and I thought I would introduce you to MOTD Cosmetics.

Friday, 2 June 2017

No-bake cherry bakewell cheesecake recipe

Vegan, RAW, gluten-free, wheat-free, natural sugars
My flavourful cherry bakewell cheesecake is refreshing, juicy, moorish and decadent.
This cheesecake incorporates fresh cherries and almonds which give a classic bakewell flavour.

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Quick vegan brownies

Vegan, gluten-free, wheat-free, egg-free
Who can resist moist & crumbly chocolate orange brownies? Not me!!!
Quick & easy brownies are always a delicious treat!
This foolproof recipe is sure to make the perfect moist chocolate bake!

I also have a recipe for my 'Easy chocolate cherry & nut brownies' here.
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