Sunday, 8 May 2016

Eggfast friendly egg drop soup

I've been meaning to share this recipe for so long as it's pretty much my go to snack/meal for when I'm in a big rush and want something I can whip up in a few minutes. It's also way more filling than it may sound, very low in carbs and calories and suitable if you're eggfasting! It also needs only two ingredients so I pretty much always have everything on hand to make it.

You will need (make two cups):
  • Two cups of vegetable stock- choose the one that is lowest in carbs that you can find.  If you're not vegetarian you can of course use a meat broth/ stock which will be even lower still
  • One egg, beaten in a cup
To make it:
  • Pop your stock in a saucepan and bring gently to the boil
  • Slowly pour your beaten egg into the stock, pouring it through a fork to break it up
  • Once it's all combined, season, serve and enjoy!

As you can see, it's super super simple and tastes really really good! It reminds me of sweetcorn soup you might get at a Chinese just without the sweetcorn!
I've left it really simple with just the two ingredients as I know lots of people here will be following the eggfast, but if you aren't you can add chopped spring onions or mushrooms or some extra spices, but you really don't need to, it's great as it is. 

I'm not posting that often at the moment as I'm in the process of moving both house and job, but hope to be back on it very soon. In the meantime if you are doing the eggfast then why not check out my egg chips, mini meringues or egg clouds, they're the most popular recipes on the blog!


Sunday, 1 May 2016

Cruelty free beauty- Frownies

My mum has used frownies forever, she'll probably object to me telling you this so that sentence may well disappear, but for now there it is. They seem to be one of those funny product that so many people use but no one has ever heard of.

They're not much to look at, when you get them out of the box, they're basically a brown, hard plaster, so far not very glamorous, but it's when you put them on, or rather take them off, that the magic happens. They're super simple to use, you just tear the back off them, wet them, place them over the area you want to smooth out, there's different frownies for different areas, then go to sleep. When you wake up, the area will have smoothed out. The magic doesn't stop there though, worn over time, they retrain the muscles and prevent you from making the motions that cause and deepen wrinkles. This means as time goes on, you naturally stop making these movements and those lines stop forming as the muscles are reeducated into not moving in the same way. Mum has always worn hers overnight, but of course if you're in the house alone all day you could just pop them on then, having them on as long as possible at a time seems to be key though.

Now I'm not desperately old, yet, but there are definitely lines forming by the sides of my eyes so I gave them a little go and can really see a difference. I am just about starting to get conscious about aging, and was recently quite surprised to hear a few of my friends are already having botox, despite being in their mid 30s, I still feel far too young to have this done, but it's apparently not uncommon.

Best of all, as with all beauty bits I talk about here, they're cruelty free! This quite suprised me, I expected that a product that contained a sort of adhesive, probably wouldn't be cruelty free so it was a lovely surprise when I saw these on PETA's approved cruelty free list.

I'll be back soon with more cruelty free beauty picks, I've found some really good ones and I'm really looking forward to sharing them with you!

*Contains PR samples.
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