Right, this is going to be a really simple healthy recipe that you can have for lunch or dinner, on this occasion I had it for lunch as a pre-gym meal.

For this recipe I will be using Organic Dried Daikon from Clearspring, Clearpring are a vegan, organic and premium quality Japanese and European food seller.

Now I know you're probably wondering what a daikon is, it's basically a huge white radish... In this meal it fills the part of noodles.



Clearspring's Organic Dried Daikon 40g
4 Sliced Mushrooms
4 Chopped Mini Sweetcorn
4 Thinly Sliced Broccoli Florets
Sesame Oil
Sesame Seeds
2 Minced Garlic Cloves


3tbs soy sauce
2tsp cider vinegar
1tsp brown sugar
1/2 cup of water from soaking the daikon
1tsp black pepper
1tbs corn flour


Firstly mix all the ingredients for the sauce together and put to the side.

Heat a large frying pan or wok on a medium heat, drizzle about a tbs of sesame oil into the pan.

When the pan is hot add the garlic, when it starts to brown and you can smell it add all the veg (corn, daikon, broccoli and mushrooms).

Cook for about 10 mins mixing frequently, if it gets too dry and looks like it could burn add a little more oil.

Make a gap in the middle of the pan, re-stir the sauce quickly and pour it into the gap, when it starts to bubble and darken mix everything together.

When everything is coated in the sauce you're ready to serve, turn off the heat, sprinkle some sesame seeds over it all and enjoy!

Organic Dried Daikon is great as a noodle substituent and far more nutritious, it has health benefits such as boosts immune system, aids weight loss and respiratory issues, helps prevent cancers such as stomach cancer and is also very healthy for the kidneys.

To find out more about it click here and to find out more about Clearspring follow the link below:

 *free sample but opinions are my own

With summer in full swing and all the sunshine we've had in the UK I figured this would be a good time to post something summer/sun related.

This little post is about Tropic's Tinted Skin Shade Facial Sun Protection, Tropic is a natural, vegan friendly and cruelty free beauty company, they sell skincare, body care and also make up.

To find out more about them click here.

So I've always been the type to over do the sun protection, I lost someone to skin cancer a few years ago and now I literally wear it on my face everyday...rain or shine. 

I am also not a fan of wearing full on foundation everyday and much prefer a bb cream/tinted moisturiser with SPF so already this product ticks a lot of boxes for me personally.

I've been using this product for a couple weeks now and I really can't fault it, it soaks into my skin right away and doesn't leave a gross oily feeling like most sun protection does, it's not too heavy so I don't feel caked in make up and SPF 50...hello!

Not that I had the need for this but it's also waterproof so perfect for on holiday by the sea or the pool.

I've been out in the sun smost days through out the past couple weeks and although my arms have been a little red on a couple occasions my face hasn't been burnt at all.

My only "negative" is that it doesn't smell nice, not that it smells bad... it just doesn't really smell of anything which I know a lot of people like but personally I love the smell of sun lotion.

Overall I really like the product, it's my sort of product for sure and I will be repurchasing it!

If you want to find out more about this item click the link below

So I've been really slacking with recipes, I have an excuse though... My excuse is that I make these things, forget about the recipe opportunities and take a photo with my phone rather than my camera, I would ideally like all the photos on my blog to be taken properly and look good... also I freestyle pretty much everything i make and then forget what I did :-\

However normally the pics aren't too bad and this particular recipe I had a few people ask me about it so I thought I would use the pic from my phone with Instagram enhancements and then get pictures in the future to update...

Anyway no one really cares about this so here's how you make this yummy jerk style cauliflower steak.


A Cauliflower
1tbs Jerk Marinade (the jarred stuff)
3tbs Olive Oil
Pinch of Salt & Pepper


Whack the oven on at about 200°C

Whilst that is heating up lets sort the cauliflower, so you want a slice that is just over a cm thick. For the best and biggest result go from the middle.

Put it aside a sec and in a little bowl mix the marinade, olive oil, salt and pepper.

Once it's all mixed together you want to cover the cauliflower steak, to do this I used one of those weird rubbery baking brushes.

When it's covered fry it in a pan at a medium heat for 6 mins each side.

After frying put it in the oven for 10 mins, flipping it over after 5 mins.

Now enjoy, I had mine with some couscous, I also used the left over cauliflower with the same marinade mix and just oven baked on a tray because I'm greedy...

I can't see this being a long post at all... That isn't a bad thing though, not only because I hate reading long blog posts myself but also because these snacks are so simple there isn't much to say...

Quality over quantity and all that...

First off let me introduce Nothing But Snacks, they are literally freeze-dried fruits and vegetables, no preservatives or any other weird dodgy ingredients, they are obviously vegan and also gluten free.

They're available in six flavours (three fruit ones and three veg ones), I personally preferred the fruit ones, very yummy with yogurt or mixed in with cereal.

The veg ones I liked dipped in hummus, except the pea and sweet corn one, that one I picked at at my desk in work...mmmm.

If you follow me of social media, know me or read my post about Veg Fest you'll know that I sadly lost one of my little bunnies recently, slightly bitter sweet but my bunnies loved these snacks too! 

They ate the whole pack of apple and fig so these aren't just for humans, animals love them too haha!

The only negative I really have is the fact I always want more, I'd like more in a pack but hey I'm greedy!

If you'd like to find out more about Nothing But Snacks follow the link below:

 *free sample but opinions are my own