On the blog this month – March

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March round up - everything from homemade vegan scones to salted caramel smoothie bowls!

Can you believe that a quarter of the year has gone by already? 2017 is just rushing onward like it’s in a helluva hurry! I’m still a bit behind and busy in my life outside of blogging, but I did still make time to share some delicious recipes I’ve been enjoying lately.

Recipes from March

Reviews and other things

This month’s most popular posts

The usual top spots are filled by well, the usual offenders! Third place is a very seasonal Easter post, which I pulled together whilst looking for treats for myself and my husband. Yes, we may be adults but that doesn’t seem to stop him from getting upset at the idea of no chocolate.

Irresistible Oreo Chocolate Cupcakes

Vegan rocky road

Vegan Easter Eggs and Gift Ideas

Vegan Easter Eggs

Books

Crikey I’ve read so many I can barely keep track! I think this is just about all of them. Since I got my new fancy Kindle I’ve been on a bit of a reading spree. I blame Book Bub and it’s daily temptation of books that are on offer! On top of that I’ve taken to wondering round bookstores and adding to an evergrowing list of books I’d like to read.

Covenant College: The Complete Series* by Amanda M. Lee. I really liked this series – it’s probably more of the Young Adult genre but it’s such an easy, loose-yourself-for-hours book that I literally couldn’t put it down! Werewolves, vampires and witches throughout, but the heroine isn’t as bad as Bella from Twilight!

Entangled* by Nikki Jefford. I don’t recommend this one! It’s just a bit poor. Another Young Adult story but it didn’t capture me like others have done. The setting – witches/wizards today, a dastardly plot… sounded right up my street but the protagonist in this one just… got on my nerves, to be honest.

Fast Food Nation* by Eric Schlosser. The only non-fiction in the list! This took me months to read, partially because it’s quite in-depth and partially because I wasn’t as drawn to it like other fiction stories. Very interesting, but almost entirely focused on the United States so because of that, I found it hard to relate. It would of safely made me question eating meat products however, if I still did.

Not Alone* by Craig A. Falconer. Slow, very slow! I’d say Not Alone doesn’t really get started until over half way through but… bear with it. Slog through the first half and it does get pretty damned good after that! The story isn’t a new one (aliens, conspiracies and U.F.O.’s oh my!) but it does have a twist or two up its sleeve that make it worth a read.

Wild-born* by Adrian Howell. Written as if the author is the protagonist and a bit reminiscent of the Lemony Snicket series in it’s opening, this is (yet another) from the Young Adult genre. It also kind of reminded me of X-Men: people with powers who are grouped into factions and people who don’t like the ones with powers. Entertaining enough, but I haven’t rushed through to buy the next in the series (yet).

Xoe Meyers Trilogy* by Sara C. Roethle. Demons, vampires and werewolves – again! I read these immediately before the Covenant College series, so at times got pretty confused before my mind had fully caught up! I felt this was a bit more immature in the characterisation and there were points that were pretty unbelievable, but it was still a good read!

What’s happening in April?

April is hopefully going to bring about a few more posts, but no promises yet I’m afraid. I spent nearly every weekend of March away from home, so just keeping on top of a Monday post has been hard enough! April will bring less travelling away from whole weekends, but still a fair amount of whole-day activities.

I’ve got a few recipes planned already that I think should tempt your taste buds… like peanut butter shortbread biscuit bites and chocolate lava cakes! I’ve also been making a carrot & red lentil dal/soup for lunch quite a lot, but I’m not sure whether or not to share it yet. What do you think? 

 

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