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 So I have seen 'chickpea cookies' floating around on my Pinterest and surfacing on my TikTok for you page, and as a lockdown activity I decided to give them a go. 

I was so impressed with how they turned out and I will certainly be baking them again. They were sweet and chewy, and a delicious healthier alternative to usual cookies.



・ Ingredients ・

1 can of chickpeas

1 cup of oats

2 medium bananas

1/2 cup of sweetener

1tbsp of honey

1 tsp of vanilla extract

1 tsp of baking powder

1/4 cup of dark chocolate chips


・ Method ・

Heat the oven to 200 degrees celsius.

Drain and rinse the chickpeas.

Place all of the ingredients into a blender (except the chocolate chips) until the mixture is smooth.

Mix in the chocolate chips.

Line a tray with baking paper.

Spoon the mixture on to the tray in circular dollops.

Bake for around 20 minutes, or until golden.

Leave them to cool and enjoy!


x

Chickpea Chocolate Chip Cookies

 So I have seen 'chickpea cookies' floating around on my Pinterest and surfacing on my TikTok for you page, and as a lockdown activity I decided to give them a go. 

I was so impressed with how they turned out and I will certainly be baking them again. They were sweet and chewy, and a delicious healthier alternative to usual cookies.



・ Ingredients ・

1 can of chickpeas

1 cup of oats

2 medium bananas

1/2 cup of sweetener

1tbsp of honey

1 tsp of vanilla extract

1 tsp of baking powder

1/4 cup of dark chocolate chips


・ Method ・

Heat the oven to 200 degrees celsius.

Drain and rinse the chickpeas.

Place all of the ingredients into a blender (except the chocolate chips) until the mixture is smooth.

Mix in the chocolate chips.

Line a tray with baking paper.

Spoon the mixture on to the tray in circular dollops.

Bake for around 20 minutes, or until golden.

Leave them to cool and enjoy!


x

 *Insert opening paragraph about how this Christmas was so different from past Christmasses and how these unprecedented times have impacted the festive spirit*

Ok well, it's true. The 2020 Christmas was a different one, and although most of it was spent watching Christmas movies and drinking Bailey's, I was lucky enough to spend one evening enjoying Christmas in London with my family.

Christmas is my favourite time of the year, mostly due to the feeling of excitement in the lead up to the big day, and celebrating with family and friends. Of course, another beautiful thing about Christmas is the appearance of twinkly lights popping up on houses and in cities across the UK. I love how magical it looks - can't we just keep the beautiful lights up all year round?

Christmas at Kew is an enchanting winter trail filled with stunning light installations that sparkle and glow all around you. 


My family and I booked tickets this Christmas and headed to the Royal Botanic Gardens. Before entering the event, we enjoyed dinner at The Tap On The Line. A unique pub situated, well, on the line; the District Line to be precise as the restaurant is located in Kew Underground Station. Formerly the railway, the restaurant area is a renovated timber steaming room and boasts a beautiful mix of modern and traditional interior design. Due to COVID, there was a limited choice of food on the menu but I enjoyed a delicious Chalcroft Farm beef burger accompanied by a good old gin and tonic.


After our meal, we headed down the quaint yet extravagant streets of Kew, filled with stunning townhouses, before arriving at the event. 

Christmas at Kew is filled with festive magic. We made our way through glittering tunnels of bells, giant illuminated dandelion seeds areas,  past a fairytale illuminated rose garden, past impressive trees wrapped in neon lights, and sparkling treetop waterfalls. The addition of seasonal music and delicious treats served through cabins along the way made the experience so immersive, and Kew Gardens truly embraced the Christmas spirit. 





The whole experience was spectacular and really put me in the festive mood; building my excitement for Christmas. I will certainly be booking tickets for future Christmasses and I would recommend this experience to anyone looking for a wonderfully different way to enjoy a festive experience.

x


Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Christmas at Kew

 *Insert opening paragraph about how this Christmas was so different from past Christmasses and how these unprecedented times have impacted the festive spirit*

Ok well, it's true. The 2020 Christmas was a different one, and although most of it was spent watching Christmas movies and drinking Bailey's, I was lucky enough to spend one evening enjoying Christmas in London with my family.

Christmas is my favourite time of the year, mostly due to the feeling of excitement in the lead up to the big day, and celebrating with family and friends. Of course, another beautiful thing about Christmas is the appearance of twinkly lights popping up on houses and in cities across the UK. I love how magical it looks - can't we just keep the beautiful lights up all year round?

Christmas at Kew is an enchanting winter trail filled with stunning light installations that sparkle and glow all around you. 


My family and I booked tickets this Christmas and headed to the Royal Botanic Gardens. Before entering the event, we enjoyed dinner at The Tap On The Line. A unique pub situated, well, on the line; the District Line to be precise as the restaurant is located in Kew Underground Station. Formerly the railway, the restaurant area is a renovated timber steaming room and boasts a beautiful mix of modern and traditional interior design. Due to COVID, there was a limited choice of food on the menu but I enjoyed a delicious Chalcroft Farm beef burger accompanied by a good old gin and tonic.


After our meal, we headed down the quaint yet extravagant streets of Kew, filled with stunning townhouses, before arriving at the event. 

Christmas at Kew is filled with festive magic. We made our way through glittering tunnels of bells, giant illuminated dandelion seeds areas,  past a fairytale illuminated rose garden, past impressive trees wrapped in neon lights, and sparkling treetop waterfalls. The addition of seasonal music and delicious treats served through cabins along the way made the experience so immersive, and Kew Gardens truly embraced the Christmas spirit. 





The whole experience was spectacular and really put me in the festive mood; building my excitement for Christmas. I will certainly be booking tickets for future Christmasses and I would recommend this experience to anyone looking for a wonderfully different way to enjoy a festive experience.

x


 My friend stumbled across this little business on Instagram. Patisserie Stella serves the most delicious pastries. Simply through their Instagram page you can pre-order a box of 6 unique pastries for £20. Patisserie Stella delivers to Brighton every Saturday between 10-11 at Open Market. Alternatively, they can deliver your box for an additional £5. You can either pay in cash or through PayPal in advance.

Yesterday we tried them out...

At the beginning of the week, Patisserie Stella posts the contents of this week's box through an Instagram story. This is your chance to see if all of the pastries take your fancy, and you can place an order by DMing the page. 

This week's box included...

Creme Brulle Brioche Doughnut [People's Favourite]

Black Cherry Brioche Doughnut [People's Favourite]

Tonka, Vanilla, Lime & Raspberry Croissant

Twice Baked Chai, Oat & Dulce De Leche Croissant

Passionfruit & Meringue Cruffin

Seasonal Gingerbread Cruffin

All of the pastries looked insane, but the most important part, of course, is if they tasted amazing too? They did.

Quite honestly some of the best pastries I have ever tried and I was so impressed by all of the flavours and quality of each one. My favourites included the Tonka, Vanilla, Lime & Raspberry Croissant, the Passionfruit & Meringue Cruffin, and the Twice Baked Chai, Oat & Dulce De Leche Croissant. We will certainly be ordering more and I am excited to see what other pastries they create!

x


Open Market, Brighton

Delicious Pastries Delivered To Brighton Every Saturday | Patisserie Stella

 My friend stumbled across this little business on Instagram. Patisserie Stella serves the most delicious pastries. Simply through their Instagram page you can pre-order a box of 6 unique pastries for £20. Patisserie Stella delivers to Brighton every Saturday between 10-11 at Open Market. Alternatively, they can deliver your box for an additional £5. You can either pay in cash or through PayPal in advance.

Yesterday we tried them out...

At the beginning of the week, Patisserie Stella posts the contents of this week's box through an Instagram story. This is your chance to see if all of the pastries take your fancy, and you can place an order by DMing the page. 

This week's box included...

Creme Brulle Brioche Doughnut [People's Favourite]

Black Cherry Brioche Doughnut [People's Favourite]

Tonka, Vanilla, Lime & Raspberry Croissant

Twice Baked Chai, Oat & Dulce De Leche Croissant

Passionfruit & Meringue Cruffin

Seasonal Gingerbread Cruffin

All of the pastries looked insane, but the most important part, of course, is if they tasted amazing too? They did.

Quite honestly some of the best pastries I have ever tried and I was so impressed by all of the flavours and quality of each one. My favourites included the Tonka, Vanilla, Lime & Raspberry Croissant, the Passionfruit & Meringue Cruffin, and the Twice Baked Chai, Oat & Dulce De Leche Croissant. We will certainly be ordering more and I am excited to see what other pastries they create!

x


 Oh my Goss! If you're a fan of music, TV, films, beauty, fashion and celebrity news, or just someone who loves a freebie then the Goss app is something you should download right now! Play for fun. Win for real. 

I don't know about you, but I spend a little too much time watching TV and keeping up with celebrity gossip. I recently came across the Goss app and I'm obsessed already.

Goss is an app that provides you with quizzes, polls, and bets in which you can win coins and stars; these coins and stars can then be used to redeem real-life gifts. 


Here are some fun examples of the quizzes and bets found on the app...

Movie Scenes: Can you name the film tho?

Can you remember these star couples of Love Island?

WTF are the Kardashian's up to now?

What TV sitcom are these rooms from?

Bake Off: Who will be leaving the tent next?

What will the song of 2020 be?

Will any of these rumoured celebs be on the next season of I'm A Celeb?

Emily in Paris - love it or hate it. Be in the majority.


You can also take part in polls and personality quizzes for fun...

Which iconic drag queen are you?

Who are you based on your Amazon orders?

In a non-covid world, would you kiss a stranger for a fast 500?

Are you a little bit of a psychopath?

Which iconic hoe anthem are you?

Would you rather never have to pay for food, or never have to pay rent?

Would you rather happy moments become happier, or sad moments become less sad?


So. What do the coins and stars mean?
Coins: Use coins to place bets. The more coins you bet, the more you win!

Stars: Every time you win you earn stars that can be used to exchange for real prizes and to enter sweepstakes.

I have been playing this game now for a few weeks and I'm addicted. It is such a fun and feel-good app, and I love placing bets on some of my favourite TV programmes. There are a few small hitches here and there as it is a relatively new app but I love the concept and the quiz topics are great. 

It is also important for me to mention that this app is completely free so there is no reason not to give it a go!

After about two weeks of playing the app for no longer than a few minutes maybe each day I accumulated enough stars to redeem a Gloss Bomb from Fenty Beauty in the shade Sweet Mouth.

My Gloss Bomb arrived in the post and I love it! Rihanna doesn't miss. The shade is perfect for me and I love the flavour and formula. I was so excited to receive my gift, and I'm already looking forward to my next one.


There are always new brands and products being added to the Store to redeem, or Sweeps where you can enter sweepstakes to be in with a chance of winning a prize. Some of the prizes and gifts available at the moment include brands Charlotte Tilbury, Kylie Cosmetics, Gucci, Drunk Elephant, Amazon, Glossier, Ugg, Chanel and so many more!

I would certainly recommend downloading Goss and giving it a try! Let me know what you think...

x

*This is not a sponsored post. I just love this app and thought I would share it with you all.

Images from Pinterest

How I Receive Free Beauty Products Playing Celebrity & Reality TV Quizzes | Goss.

 Oh my Goss! If you're a fan of music, TV, films, beauty, fashion and celebrity news, or just someone who loves a freebie then the Goss app is something you should download right now! Play for fun. Win for real. 

I don't know about you, but I spend a little too much time watching TV and keeping up with celebrity gossip. I recently came across the Goss app and I'm obsessed already.

Goss is an app that provides you with quizzes, polls, and bets in which you can win coins and stars; these coins and stars can then be used to redeem real-life gifts. 


Here are some fun examples of the quizzes and bets found on the app...

Movie Scenes: Can you name the film tho?

Can you remember these star couples of Love Island?

WTF are the Kardashian's up to now?

What TV sitcom are these rooms from?

Bake Off: Who will be leaving the tent next?

What will the song of 2020 be?

Will any of these rumoured celebs be on the next season of I'm A Celeb?

Emily in Paris - love it or hate it. Be in the majority.


You can also take part in polls and personality quizzes for fun...

Which iconic drag queen are you?

Who are you based on your Amazon orders?

In a non-covid world, would you kiss a stranger for a fast 500?

Are you a little bit of a psychopath?

Which iconic hoe anthem are you?

Would you rather never have to pay for food, or never have to pay rent?

Would you rather happy moments become happier, or sad moments become less sad?


So. What do the coins and stars mean?
Coins: Use coins to place bets. The more coins you bet, the more you win!

Stars: Every time you win you earn stars that can be used to exchange for real prizes and to enter sweepstakes.

I have been playing this game now for a few weeks and I'm addicted. It is such a fun and feel-good app, and I love placing bets on some of my favourite TV programmes. There are a few small hitches here and there as it is a relatively new app but I love the concept and the quiz topics are great. 

It is also important for me to mention that this app is completely free so there is no reason not to give it a go!

After about two weeks of playing the app for no longer than a few minutes maybe each day I accumulated enough stars to redeem a Gloss Bomb from Fenty Beauty in the shade Sweet Mouth.

My Gloss Bomb arrived in the post and I love it! Rihanna doesn't miss. The shade is perfect for me and I love the flavour and formula. I was so excited to receive my gift, and I'm already looking forward to my next one.


There are always new brands and products being added to the Store to redeem, or Sweeps where you can enter sweepstakes to be in with a chance of winning a prize. Some of the prizes and gifts available at the moment include brands Charlotte Tilbury, Kylie Cosmetics, Gucci, Drunk Elephant, Amazon, Glossier, Ugg, Chanel and so many more!

I would certainly recommend downloading Goss and giving it a try! Let me know what you think...

x

*This is not a sponsored post. I just love this app and thought I would share it with you all.

Images from Pinterest

It's spooky szn! Last night my friends and I had a pumpkin carving and wine evening; something I would definitely recommend.

We were all happy with how our designs turned out. I blame my lopsided pumpkin and two glasses of wine for my misshapen stars but we all agreed that they will look great outside our house on Halloween.

If you have ever carved a pumpkin you will know that inside are hundreds of pumpkin seeds. I didn't want these seeds to go to waste so I decided to season and roast them to make a little snack. They are so easy to roast and enjoy, so I thought I would share these recipes with you so you don't throw away the possibility of a yum autumnal treat.

Savoury 

・ INGREDIENTS ・

Raw Pumpkin Seeds

Olive Oil

Salt

Pepper

Garlic Powder

Paprika Powder

・ METHOD ・

1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees celsius.

2. Take your scooped out pumpkin pulp and separate out the seeds.

3. Wash these seeds in a colander.

4. Dry the seeds with a kitchen towel.

5. Place the seeds in a bowl and add the oil and seasoning (garlic powder, salt, pepper, and paprika powder), and mix well.

6. Spread the seeds out well on a flat tray and put them in the oven.

7. Take the seeds out after around 15 minutes, or once they are golden and crisp.

8. Enjoy!

Sweet

・ INGREDIENTS ・

Raw Pumpkin Seeds

Olive Oil

Caster Sugar

Vanilla Extract

・ METHOD ・

1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees celsius.

2. Take your scooped out pumpkin pulp and separate out the seeds.

3. Wash these seeds in a colander.

4. Dry the seeds with a kitchen towel.

5. Place the seeds in a bowl and add the oil, sugar, and vanilla extract, and mix well.

6. Spread the seeds out well on a flat tray and put them in the oven.

7. Take the seeds out after around 15 minutes, or once they are golden and caramelised.

8. Enjoy as a sweet autumnal treat!


I hope these recipes have inspired you to keep your pumpkin seeds next time and make some tasty snacks.

Happy Halloween!

x

Brighton, United Kingdom

Sweet & Savoury Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

It's spooky szn! Last night my friends and I had a pumpkin carving and wine evening; something I would definitely recommend.

We were all happy with how our designs turned out. I blame my lopsided pumpkin and two glasses of wine for my misshapen stars but we all agreed that they will look great outside our house on Halloween.

If you have ever carved a pumpkin you will know that inside are hundreds of pumpkin seeds. I didn't want these seeds to go to waste so I decided to season and roast them to make a little snack. They are so easy to roast and enjoy, so I thought I would share these recipes with you so you don't throw away the possibility of a yum autumnal treat.

Savoury 

・ INGREDIENTS ・

Raw Pumpkin Seeds

Olive Oil

Salt

Pepper

Garlic Powder

Paprika Powder

・ METHOD ・

1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees celsius.

2. Take your scooped out pumpkin pulp and separate out the seeds.

3. Wash these seeds in a colander.

4. Dry the seeds with a kitchen towel.

5. Place the seeds in a bowl and add the oil and seasoning (garlic powder, salt, pepper, and paprika powder), and mix well.

6. Spread the seeds out well on a flat tray and put them in the oven.

7. Take the seeds out after around 15 minutes, or once they are golden and crisp.

8. Enjoy!

Sweet

・ INGREDIENTS ・

Raw Pumpkin Seeds

Olive Oil

Caster Sugar

Vanilla Extract

・ METHOD ・

1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees celsius.

2. Take your scooped out pumpkin pulp and separate out the seeds.

3. Wash these seeds in a colander.

4. Dry the seeds with a kitchen towel.

5. Place the seeds in a bowl and add the oil, sugar, and vanilla extract, and mix well.

6. Spread the seeds out well on a flat tray and put them in the oven.

7. Take the seeds out after around 15 minutes, or once they are golden and caramelised.

8. Enjoy as a sweet autumnal treat!


I hope these recipes have inspired you to keep your pumpkin seeds next time and make some tasty snacks.

Happy Halloween!

x

 Autumn is here and what better way to bring in the new season than sipping cocktails and listening to music in a cozy private igloo.

You've probably seen numerous photos of these small igloos located along The Thames in London and across other various other locations in the UK. I was really excited to hear that Coppa Club had opened a restaurant in Brighton and it was my chance to finally try it out.

In compliance with COVID-19 guidelines, we had our own private igloo for up to 6 people in a 2-hour slot from 8pm-10pm. The igloos are situated in the middle of The Lanes in Brighton Square with a fountain in the centre and lots of autumnal decorations.

Inside your igloo is your seating area and you are provided with a cute and cosy seasonal interior decorations including blankets as well as a heater and a speaker.

The menu doesn't have a large amount of choice on it but it mainly features all of your favourite classic uncomplicated dishes such as burgers, steaks, pizza, and fresh pasta.

Let's start with cocktails...

The Passionfruit & Elderflower Spritz was my cocktail choice and it was amazing. Just simply prosecco with passion fruit and elderflower liqueur but it was so fruity and refreshing.

For my starter, I had Crispy Fried Squid with sriracha mayo. For my main meal, I went for the British Flash Steak with chimichurri and truffle and pecorino fries on the side. All of our food was delicious and really filling.

The food and cocktails are more on the expensive side but I believe it is worth paying a little extra for the experience. Coppa Club is a lovely restaurant to visit for a special treat or occasion. 

I would certainly go back to Coppa Club and would love to try their other locations in London!

Coppa Club

A unique private experience dining in an igloo.

Brunch Date, Dinner Date, Date Night, Cocktails Night

12-16 Brighton Square, Brighton, BN1 1HD

Treat [£7-£26]

⭑⭑⭑⭑

https://coppaclub.co.uk/brighton/

x


The Lanes, Brighton

Coppa Club | The Lanes, Brighton

 Autumn is here and what better way to bring in the new season than sipping cocktails and listening to music in a cozy private igloo.

You've probably seen numerous photos of these small igloos located along The Thames in London and across other various other locations in the UK. I was really excited to hear that Coppa Club had opened a restaurant in Brighton and it was my chance to finally try it out.

In compliance with COVID-19 guidelines, we had our own private igloo for up to 6 people in a 2-hour slot from 8pm-10pm. The igloos are situated in the middle of The Lanes in Brighton Square with a fountain in the centre and lots of autumnal decorations.

Inside your igloo is your seating area and you are provided with a cute and cosy seasonal interior decorations including blankets as well as a heater and a speaker.

The menu doesn't have a large amount of choice on it but it mainly features all of your favourite classic uncomplicated dishes such as burgers, steaks, pizza, and fresh pasta.

Let's start with cocktails...

The Passionfruit & Elderflower Spritz was my cocktail choice and it was amazing. Just simply prosecco with passion fruit and elderflower liqueur but it was so fruity and refreshing.

For my starter, I had Crispy Fried Squid with sriracha mayo. For my main meal, I went for the British Flash Steak with chimichurri and truffle and pecorino fries on the side. All of our food was delicious and really filling.

The food and cocktails are more on the expensive side but I believe it is worth paying a little extra for the experience. Coppa Club is a lovely restaurant to visit for a special treat or occasion. 

I would certainly go back to Coppa Club and would love to try their other locations in London!

Coppa Club

A unique private experience dining in an igloo.

Brunch Date, Dinner Date, Date Night, Cocktails Night

12-16 Brighton Square, Brighton, BN1 1HD

Treat [£7-£26]

⭑⭑⭑⭑

https://coppaclub.co.uk/brighton/

x


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