Eat, Move, Wear, Love, Link #23

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Eat, Move, Wear, Love, Link #23

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Spinach and feta twists market

Yesterday James and I had a bit of a date ‘day’. Seeing as I’m usually in bed by 9, date nights have become quite rare ;-) We headed to town to see X-Men at the cinema (which was tremendous,♥ James McAvoy with facial fuzz ♥) and then since the market was on, picked up a bite to eat there. I had one of those spinach and goats cheese twists which was delicious but I couldn’t finish it! A little later I had a salted caramel brownie from Pet Lamb Patisserie, an amazing place in the Grainger Market in Newcastle:

Salted caramel brownie

Salted caramel enough said!

Eat

Last weekend I got some turnip and radishes in my organic veg box but had no idea what to make with them. I put a shout out on Facebook and Twitter and someone gave me the idea of making a slaw! I shredded those veggies along with some red onion and carrot then added yoghurt, extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice and a pinch of salt. It was delicious! I ate that with a couple of meals:

Burger in lettuce wrapHome made organic beef burger with organic cheese and the slaw on a lettuce leaf wrap

Bacon frittata and coleslawSmokey bacon and spring onion frittata with slaw and salad

Other deliciousness from this week included…

Mixed vegetable and feta bakeBaked aubergine, tomatoes, peppers and courgette with lentils and feta

Salmon salad with tomato chutnSalmon salad with tomato chilli chutney

Butternut squash and bacon hashBacon and butternut hash with spinach topped with a fried egg

Green smoothie with avocado and nectarineGreen smoothie made with spinach, avocado, nectarine and half a scoop of vanilla grass fed whey protein topped with cacao nibs

Fried nectarines with coyoNectarines fried in coconut oil with Coyo coconut yoghurt and flaked almonds

Warm berries yoghurt and hazelnut butterWarm berries with organic yoghurt, chia seeds and hazelnut butter

Not pictured but very much enjoyed has been Green and Blacks 85% chocolate, spelt crackers with butter when I’ve had a little bit of nausea and these chocolate avocado ice lollies:

1 choc avo ice lolly

I shared the recipe for these in my email update, they are so good!

Move

Leopard print leggings gym

Workouts this week:

  • Monday – Gym: 10 minutes step machine, 10 minutes bike, strength exercises and pilates moves
  • Tuesday – 1 hour Nia dance with one of my community groups
  • Wednesday – Gym: 10 minutes step machine, 10 minutes bike, strength exercises and pilates moves 
  • Thursday – about 30 minutes of yoga and pilates moves
  • Friday – Gym: 10 minutes step machine, 10 minutes bike, strength exercises and pilates moves
  • Saturday + Sunday: Rest

It’s been a great workout week, I’ve really enjoyed having a good gym routine back. The Nia dance class was really interesting as well, certainly something different! I found it to be almost a mix of Zumba and Tai Chi, you can read more about Nia Dance here. 

Wear

H M maternity denim dress with statement necklaceJewelled necklace: H&M, denim maternity dress: H&M, pink belt: Primark, black leggings: Primark

I bought this dress a couple of weeks ago and really love it as it’s so comfortable. I’ve also started experimenting with leaving my hair to dry so it goes naturally wavy. As it’s quite fine, it dries really quickly but I think I need to find something to de frizz it a little though!

Love

Raw chocolate

On Wednesday I got the most lovely gift in the post from one of the ladies who has done my 12 week course. I just thought that was so kind and it really made my day. She knows who she is! Also…

Having the most vivid dream of my life // apple water kefir, my most delicious batch yet! // organic strawberries // First Aid Kit My Silver Lining // a mini natural beauty haul from Holland and Barrett as they had 25% off // Peanut Bounce Balls // more adorable baby boy clothing purchases // my Nephews 6th Birthday tea party

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I’m really looking forward to another good week coming up, I just hope we get some more sunshine! Have you ever tried Nia Dance? Do you use a hair drier or let your hair dry naturally? 

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21 Comments

  1. Lauren

    Salted caramel brownie – oh hello! Great week of eats and workouts :)

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    • Laura

      Thanks Lauren, the brownie was amazing!

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  2. Tamzin

    No to drying hair naturally its like wire wool! Once its back to its normal health I always let it dry naturally but till then its a hair dryer which sucks as the warmer weather comes!

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    • Laura

      I would never have thought your hair would be like that!

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  3. Claire @ Flake and Cake

    Yummy looking brownie, salted caramel is always a winner! A present of pitch dark sounds lovely! I always leave my hair to air dry, Moroccan Oil is my frizz free secret!

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    • Laura

      I will definitely have to look out for Moroccan oil!

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  4. Maria @ runningcupcake

    Mm the salted caramel brownie sounds good :)
    I have to do a combination with my hair- I leave it to dry for a bit as it is so damaging to dry it when it is still sopping wet, then I blow dry it (but often only to 90% dry as I get too hot and fed up). If I leave it, it takes around 12 hours to dry, ridiculous! When I go to the hairdressers they always have 2 people drying it (which can get rather hot) and even then it takes a good 15 mins- crazy.
    Your hair looks lovely with the natural wave too- also it makes hair look a bit thicker when it dries like that I think.

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    • Laura

      I wish I had lovely thick hair like you, I need to do everything I can to make it look thicker, glad it shows more with the natural wave :-)

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  5. Nicky

    Awh a date day sounds lovely :) The smells from that market are sooo good…walking through it almost everyday recently is dangerous haha! Salted caramel brownie- very you! :)

    I love your leopard leggings by the way! <3

    I half dry my hair and half let it dry on its on because it's so long and thick it would take forever on it's own and I get so bored drying it! Long hair is such a pain but I do love it too :)

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    • Laura

      Thanks Nicky, that bakery is indeed dangerous! I wish I had thicker hair like you!

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  6. Lauren @PoweredbyPB

    I loved the new xmen movie, I’m a Fassbender fan :P I’ve been loving coyo this week, I got a load of out of date tubs from work so have been working my way through them- including freezing them- tastes so good!

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    • Laura

      I have to say I’m also a bit of a Fassbender fan as well! Loved that idea you shared of freezing it, will have to try!

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  7. LilyLipstick

    The food from the market looks so good! I always let my hair dry naturally in the summer – I spray it with thickening spray and twist it into a bun while it dries and then have loose natural waves, super easy too! x

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    • Laura

      I’m going to try and grow mine a bit longer so will definitely try out that idea :-)

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  8. Anna @AnnaTheApple

    Oh god don’t talk about hair… I haven’t had mine cut in over a YEAR. It is driving me nuts now. Takes so flipping long to blow dry. At the weekend I’ll leave it to dry naturally and might straighten it to tidy it up, but it’s naturally straight so sometimes I just leave it. In the week I go the whole hog and blow dry and straighten tho…15 minutes of my life wasted every other day! It’s such a faff.
    Omg salted caramel brownie. This would have made my life. I need to find one near me!!

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    • Laura

      Haha, I’m going to try and grow mine, but I don’t think I’d last the year!

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  9. Mary

    My hair is so thick it takes forever to dry, or straighten or do anything with! Unfortunately if I leave mine to dry naturally it ends up with random kinks rather than waves, so often if I’m pushed for time in the morning I french plait it to fake my waves!
    Those goat’s cheese and spinach twists look lovely. I’m a sucker for anything containing goat’s cheese!

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    • Laura

      So jealous of all the girls here with thick hair! A french plait is lovely, my Mam used to do my hair like that for me :-)

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  10. Christina

    Yum, lovely food as always! Love the sound of date day – although I’m a sucker for meal out or a trip to the cinema, I really love spending the day in London with Trout, or doing something just the two of us at the weekend, like going out for lunch together or spending time on the beach x

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    • Laura

      Thanks Christina, that sounds lovely I think days out can be really special :-)

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  11. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    My hair dries pretty quickly because it is so thin. It dried even quicker now the *evil* hairdresser cut too much of it off. I miss my hair :'(

    Loving the leggings!

    Reply

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