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  1. five more signs im nearly 30- lylia rose lifestyle blog uk

    Five More Signs I Know I’m Almost 30…

    The countdown is well and truly on; less than a month to go until I am the big 3-0. 

    Don’t get me wrong, I don’t actually mind at all.  I feel way more confident, focussed and happy going into my thirties than I could have ever imagined a few years back.  I’m excited for this new decade and feel it’s going to be my best years.  But, just for a giggle, here are five more signs I know I’m nearly 30…

    1. I'm spending an increasing amount of time at garden centres and actually enjoying it

    2. I planted potatoes last week

    3. I’ve pulled out at least three grey/white hairs in the last month, eek!

    4. I talk about the weather pretty much every single day

    5. Bedtime is 10ish, 11pm is considered a very late night and I think I'd fall asleep standing up if I tried to make it to midnight

    (See my first post ‘Five Signs I Know I’m Nearly 30’ by clicking here)

  2. peanut butter cacao date coconut oil freezer fudge no cook - lylia rose hea

    Rich Peanut Butter, Coconut Oil & Raw Chocolate Freezer Fudge Recipe (No Cook)
    1/2 Mug Melted Coconut Oil 
    1/4 Mug Cacao
    1 Mug Soaked Pitted Dates
    A Pinch of Sea Salt
    1/4 Mug Smooth Peanut Butter (1/4 Small Meridian Jar!)
    Simply pop all these ingredients into a blender and pulse until smooth(ish).
    Pop into a freezable tray - I used a 5x5 inch.
    Set in the fridge and then score into chunks.  Transfer to freezer.

    This recipe makes rich melty fudge.  Reduce the quantity of cacao and peanut butter for less intense flavour.
    Best eaten straight from the freezer for a cooling chocolatey bite.  Can also be eaten immediately from the fridge (it starts melting at room temperature).
  3. pak choi (bok choy chinese cabbage) photo benefits recipes - lylia rose uk

    pak choi (bok choy chinese cabbage) photo benefits recipes - lylia rose uk

    First Tastes | Pak Choi

    It has been a while since I had a veg in my organic box which was new to me.  Well, I recently received pak choi (also known as Chinese cabbage and bok choy) in my Abel and Cole vegetable box.  It's quite a luxurious looking cabbage, if there could ever be such a thing!  The rather elegant long leaves give this cabbage a great shape.
    The leaves can be eaten raw in a salad.  They have quite a light leafy flavour so nowhere near as overpowering as standard cabbage.  I did try a little raw, but mainly cooked with mine.  I added some to a soup which got liquidised and some to a juice so the flavour wasn't too noticeable in these.  
    I also made a chunky vegetable hot pot and added strips of the pak choi leaves, plus slices of the stems.  The stems have a quite watery celery like taste and texture.  They added a different element to my hot pot and I particularly liked the slimy long strips of leaf!
    So what's in it? There's a healthy dose of vitamins A and C, as well as calcium, vitamin B6, iron and magnesium.  There's also a high amount of vitamin K.  Vitamin K is needed for blood clotting and to maintain good bone health.
    Pak Choi would be great in a stir fry or for using as a wrap thanks to its great shape.  It's mild flavour, plus the use of the leaf and stalk, makes this a very versatile food.