I thought today I’d share with you a couple of things that I’ve learned this year. You may already know about all of these but just in case you don’t, I hope they help you in some way. I only realised after planning this blog post that they’re pretty much all about food… Nevertheless, here are my six life/food hacks that you may or may not already know about:
- DIY Hummus – I love hummus. I don’t love the canola oil and other gross things that are in the reasonably priced ones, so I decided to make an oil-free version myself. I just blended some chickpeas, a little bit of water, some lemon juice and seasoning until smooth, and it came out perfectly! It’s healthier and much cheaper than store-bought hummus, and still tastes delicious.
- Easy Vegan Pancakes – If you’re craving pancakes but still want a nutritious and healthy breakfast, try these vegan ones! Just blend some oats, water, honey/maple syrup, a pinch of salt and vanilla essence (just tweak amounts until it tastes right). Let it thicken to the right consistency and then you can go from there. I also put this batter in the waffle maker and they turn out perfectly every time. I find that they’re best when topped with some banana or strawberries (or both).
- Apple Pie (not really) – Have you ever noticed that apple chunks, dates and cinnamon together tastes like apple pie? It will blow your mind.
- Porridge – Ok, I’m pretty sure I’m the only person in the world that didn’t know this, but I’m going to tell you anyway. If you pour boiling water over quick oats, it becomes instant porridge. No stove top or microwave required! This has made my mornings so much easier.
- Summer Chocolate Treat – Mix coconut cream, cocoa powder and sugar together in a bowl, spread the mixture out on some baking paper, and put it in the freezer. A couple of hours later you’ll have a delicious, rich chocolate treat that makes a really satisfying sound when you break off little pieces. So delicious.
- Hiding Ballet Flats at Train Stations – This is the only one I came up with that has nothing to do with food. Next time you’re braving the walk from your house to the train station on your way to a night out, carry your heels and wear some comfy flats. When you get there, swap your shoes and hide the flats somewhere around the train station. Then, when you get back from your night out, you can take your heels off and put on your comfy shoes for the walk back home! This absolutely saved my feet last night.
I hope you found at least one of these tips helpful! Have fun trying them out and let me know what you think in the comments below.
That’s all for now,