Monday, 24 October 2016

A Vegetarian's Guide to Budapest

This post has literally been sat in my drafts for almost a year! So I think it's finally time I got round to publishing it. 

Before Christmas last year, I went to Budapest for a long weekend away. I follow a mostly plant-based diet, and traditional Hungarian cuisine is very meat-heavy. It typically features meaty goulash, cabbage rolls stuffed with liver, and steaming hollowed out bread buns filled with meaty soup... Not exactly the most vegetarian/vegan-friendly cuisine! But this didn't deter me one bit; in such a cool city, I knew there must be some veggie havens lurking around!

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Spiced Sweet Potato Porridge

I've been really rubbish at updating my blog lately. Through the week, I have so many ideas for posts, but because I spend a lot of time writing, editing and reading blogs as part of my job with the Health Bloggers Community, I sometimes don't feel like doing this on an evening or at the weekend as well.

Saturday, 1 October 2016

A Freelancer's Favourites: 5 Cafes to Work from in South East London

Whilst I'm not technically a freelancer, most of the work I do for the Health Bloggers Community is done from the comfort of my own home. 

"Working from home?" I hear you say. "That must be the dream!"

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

5 healthy habits for a happy life

In a world where sitting behind a desk for eight hours a day is the norm and a hot commute on a packed-out train is the only thing that gets you sweaty, it’s no surprise that many people’s health and well-being takes a back seat. Stress, anxiety and chronic fatigue are all symptoms of modern day life, and sometimes staying healthy can seem like more effort than it should be. However, with these five healthy habits, you can prepare to be the hero of your own health: boost your mood and feel great.

Saturday, 3 September 2016

My not so healthy lifestyle

Recently I’ve been neglecting my fitness goals and healthy eating. And I’m not sorry.

Let me explain... In April I moved to London, knowing very few people in the city and with massive worries about whether I’d make ends meet as a writer. I had two part-time jobs and did some extra copy writing on the side so I could pay my inflated rent and still have enough money to enjoy the city. Fast forward three months and my long-term relationship has ended abruptly, I’ve been promoted to full-time at the Health Bloggers Community, and I began to relax and really enjoy exploring the city.

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Beetroot and Banana Oats

Beetroot and banana oats
The last couple of weeks have absolutely flown by for me! I've been so busy catching up with friends and family that I just haven't had a chance to update my blog (sorry!). It's my first summer in London so I guess I just want to make the most of it. I'm trying this new thing where I say YES to everything - so far it's proving to be pretty fun. Although quite exhausting!

Saturday, 23 July 2016

Chocolate Raspberry Zoats

This week I've been working from home every day, which I have to say has been a little lonely at times. I've been making the effort to visit different cafes and work spaces in South London, which has been nice, but I've still felt a little alone. To get over this, I've been making lots of evening plans with friends and going to yoga classes, which has been really nice.

Saturday, 16 July 2016

5 Tips for Beginner Yogis

I’ve been feeling really uplifted this week. Turns out keeping a gratitude diary and a big smile on your face really does help to stay positive (who'd have thought, ey?). I also signed up for two weeks of yoga at Yoga rise in Peckham, and had my first Ashtanga yoga class on Monday. It was totally amazing – very energetic, dynamic and invigorating; lots of twists, back bends and standing poses. In fact, afterwards, I could feel muscles I don’t usually use waking up and feeling stretched out. Since then I’ve tried a beautiful Yin Yang class, which involved dynamic flows counteracted with slow, deep stretches to create balance on the mat; a morning Mindful Flow class, which was a deliciously gentle way to wake up the body; and Rocket Yoga – a no joke energising class. This was more like a workout than a yoga practice and I LOVED it. I'm also hoping to try Rooftop Yoga next week.

Monday, 4 July 2016

Review: Veggie Pret

Now I know Pret a Manger doesn't seem like the most exciting place to review... but the Veggie Pret  pop-up is certainly a treat for vegetarian and vegan tummies all over London!