Pancakes are not just for pancake day, they are perfect for an afternoon treat or to cure to a hangover. With various ways to make them, and different things to add on top, what could you not love more about them? The recipe is from Kitchen Genius but I have adapted it to make it my own.
- 150g flour (any flour can be used with this recipe)
- 2 tablespoons of sugar (this is optional)
- A pinch of salt
- 250ml of water or soy milk
- 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
If cutting, I do not add sugar and use water, but on the other hand if bulking I add sugar and use soy milk instead. When making these you can also add protein powder or cocoa powder, adding protein powder is a great way to add extra protein into your diet.
- Add all dry ingredients into a bowl, stir them till mixed
- In the centre of the mixture make a well and add liquid ingredients
- Stir thoroughly, ensuring their are no lumps in your mixture
- On a medium heat, heat some oil on a pan
- Using a ladle or a spoon drop the batter onto the pan, once the edge looks cooked check if the pancake is loose from the pan (you can check this by giving the pan a little shake). If the pancake is loose, flip the pancake
- Once cooked on both sides, slide onto a plate and repeat with the remaining batter
I topped mine with a diced banana, pitted dates, golden syrup and chocolate sauce. Super tasty and did I mention VEGAN.
So it is 01:19am on a Tuesday morning, I am supposed to be packing my luggage for a holiday, however I had someone ask me about what I like to eat as I am a vegan. Recently I have been asked this a lot, and it led me to think – maybe I should start blogging again. Not only about fashion but food as well. I am so passionate about my lifestyle so blogging about it would be easy.
I haven’t eaten meat in 5 years , and I currently have been vegan for a little over five months and it is the best change I have ever made. I have always struggled with my body-image and my mental health but I found that when I am on a vegan diet I am at my happiest both mentally and physically. I once read a study which stated that milk can affect you hormones and I was so fed up of feeling down due to my mood swings so I decided to ditch all the animal products and I have never looked back. I have been on my own road of enlightenment for a few years now and I like to believe I live a very spiritual lifestyle and veganism helps me on my path. My body is thanking me daily for the change I have made as I feed my body with the food it needs.
I am going to blog about what I have eaten and the recipes for my delicious meals. For the time being, here are some links that will give you a general idea of what kind of food we vegans eat. You’ll see it’s not all grass and lettuce.
YouTube channels to follow –
Places to eat –
- karmana – situated in Northampton, this is my favourite restaurant. All their food and drinks are vegan, can be made vegetarian if you ask. I suggest you go for the tofu burger!
- Zizzi – vegan pizza, need I say more. I suggest you try the vegan/non dairy non gluten classic zucca. I try to not eat anything that contains gluten and this satisfies my taste buds
- World Peace Cafe – situated in Leicester
Places I like to shop at –
Meat alternatives to try –
Photography – Jay Harrold
Photography – Myself
What is your favourite brand? Recently i’ve been really feeling a brand called “Miyuki Zoku” – they stock a lot of clothes with washed out colours and monochromes so it fits right in with my overall wardrobe.
What influences your style? My main source of style inspiration stems all the way back to around 2012-2013 when I was a little weeb kid obsessed with everything Japanese and Korean, embarrassing, I know. However, my love for the culture and fashion just never really wore off, carrying it with me as I grew up and slowly incorporating it into my wardrobe. In my opinion, they have the coolest looking streetwear/ street fashion and I look forward to the day that I can go on my own shopping haul in both countries to pick up some authentic garms. I am very indecisive though so my style tends to fluctuate throughout the year.
How did you dress three years ago to now? So incredibly tacky, I will never understand why I thought red chinos and cheap band merch t-shirts were a “look” – cringe.
Any fashion trends you followed and look back on and regret now? I remember for a while I used to go around wearing a pair of 3D glasses I got from the cinema that had the lenses taken out to look like the real “hipster” glasses. Quite frankly a dark period in my life.
What/who inspires you and your style? As cliché as it sounds, my friends and the people surrounding me mainly. I bounce off of other people’s vibe and style until it becomes my own, think of it as a “fake it ‘til you make it” approach..but with fashion. I’ve noticed since making the move to uni and making new friends, I’ve slowly started to integrate new looks into my wardrobe. For example, I have a couple of friends who are super into streetwear and always in the know about what’s hot and when stuff is about to drop etc. Like I’ve always appreciated it but I never really saw it on myself or how I could make it work for me personally but over time you kind of just develop it until it fully fits your colour – it’s definitely a work in progress.
Instagram – @xan.exe
Top – Missguided
Skirt – Missguided
Denim corset – Asos
Shoes – Jeffrey Campbell
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