All posts in "Eat"

Dates – Superfood or Super Villain?

By Mercedes Aspland / June 14, 2016

I was recently watching the French Open Men’s Final when then commentator started discussing how Novak Djokovic was fuelling himself on dates rather than the bananas that you usually see. And I don’t think you can argue on how well he performs!This slightly piqued my interest because dates are one of those foods that I […]


15 Things You Can Make Vegan with Aquafaba

By Mercedes Aspland / June 6, 2016

I’ve been planning on bringing you this post ever since I discovered aquafaba but I’m so glad I waited to make sure I had some amazing things to choose from.If you have not heard of aquafaba then don’t worry it is still a relatively new discovery as an egg replacer but it is revolutionising the […]


What is Sugar Free?

By Mercedes Aspland / September 30, 2015

I wanted to do a quick nutrition post for you, mainly because I have been carefully looking at my diet recently and the whole issue of sugar is a big thing in the news at the moment. The problem I have with the definition of sugar free is that it is used to mean different […]


Courgette Bread with Raspberries and Walnuts

By Mercedes Aspland / August 27, 2015

This recipe looks like it should be a sweet recipe and although there is some element of that it really is not sweet at all although not a savoury recipe. It would be perfect served with some number butter and or jam as a treat. However it is also quite moist and so you could […]


Why I Hate Admitting To Being Vegan

By Mercedes Aspland / August 25, 2015

I am probably about to offend a large group of people right now and I sincerely apologise about that but I came across something on Twitter last month and knew I was going to have to write this post. I have been vegetarian my whole life and now eat a vegan diet for a number […]


Completion of 10 Day Detox Diet

By Mercedes Aspland / August 15, 2015

Yesterday was the last day of the 10 Day Detox Diet which I started when I got back from my holiday and I made it, sticking to it for the full 10 days with some really surprising results. I thought I would write a post giving you the highs, lows and exactly what I achieved […]


Gluten-Free Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chunk Cookies

By Mercedes Aspland / June 12, 2015

As today is national Cookie Day in the United States I thought I would do a cookie recipe for you. In my recipe I wanted to use some of my favourite ingredients and let’s face it peanut butter and chocolate has to be one of the best combinations out there. I do not eat a […]


Black Eyed Peas, Walnut and Spinach Hummus

By Mercedes Aspland / May 27, 2015

I am sitting here writing this post a day later than planned and after considerably more stress than expected. For those of you that don’t know, I am in the process of moving house and the endless viewings of my property and going out to see other properties are taking up a lot of my […]


Top 10 Smoothie Bowl Toppings

By Mercedes Aspland / May 22, 2015

As you may be aware I have recently become obsessed with eating smoothie bowls for breakfast. Since the beginning of April when I took part in a 30 Day Smoothie Bowl Challenge I have eaten a smoothie bowl virtually everyday. I find them one of the best ways to fill up in the morning and […]

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