Christmas Gift Recipes, Gluten Free Tiffin And Pecan Crumble Cookies

As I’ve got older I’ve definitely become less obsessed with presents and the “stuff” that comes with Christmas. It’s much more about quality time with family, catching up with friends, long wintery walks, cosy Christmas films and spending a lot of time in the kitchen. I still love the gift giving part of it and really like to take my time and think about what that person would really love.

Tahini And Sea Salt Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

I made these cookies for my bestie Venetia’s birthday on Friday and as someone that makes cookies a lot, they were very well received and potentially my best yet. I usually make tahini cookies with ground almonds but when coming to make these late on Thursday night I discovered I didn’t have any so I improvised and used oats and coconut. The coconut gives such a nice texture and the oats actually make them less heavy than when I use almonds. I’d been to an event that night too and had a bar of Lindt sea salt dark chocolate from it in my bag so decided to break up some of that and mix it in too and therefore ended up with my best cookies yet. The key is not to over bake them and to allow them to completely cool before handling them. It’s hard to resist but worth it! We enjoyed them with booja booja ice cream and it was heaven. 

5 Things To Do In Wales For Your Well-being

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Last week, I went to Wales for the first time ever and I was yet again stunned by how beautiful the U.K is, especially the coastlines. I jumped on a midday train from London Paddington and by 5:30pm had my feet in the sand walking along Saundersfoot beach (1.5 hrs by train from Swansea) with the sea breeze washing away any excess London tension that didn’t melt away during the train journey. As you know I love getting away from city life regularly and Pembrokeshire was the perfect place for a reset with my bestie Venetia. We have already travelled to Switzerland and Sardinia together this year and are definitely in sync when it comes to an idyllic escape. It involves outdoor activity, finding yummy foodie spots, lots of walking, cake and maybe a perfect glass of wine in a beautiful setting and that’s exactly what Wales offered us- so here’s 5 things I recommend doing in Wales for your wellbeing. 

My Current Outlook On What Being Healthy Means

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I’m quite relaxed when it comes to my choices around food nowadays and would say I have a balanced approach to health and my lifestyle in general. I try not to be too hard on myself anymore. Although perhaps to others it’s still a very conscious outlook and I guess that’s where we need to remember that everyone’s idea of balance is going to be different and dependent on so many factors. I come from a once extreme view where I was obsessed with eating ‘clean’, with performing my absolute best day in day out as a ballet dancer and even since then having moved into a progressive and fast paced health and fitness industry where my early twenties were surrounded by juice cleanses, the rise of avocado on toast and whole lot of abs inspo! I’m happy that I realised that taking care of yourself is not just about lycra and protein shakes. 

Foodie And Fitness Hotspots In New York

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So I’ve recently had the best week of food in my life in New York, we were visiting my aunty and Sam’s friends who live there and also having a little holiday for ourselves. I’d last been as a teenager with my family and Sam was there for work in his early twenties and told me he spent pretty much every day at Soho House, eye roll, so we definitely wanted to make the most of it this time and of course both being foodies, we had a huge list of foodie spots to get through.