Patience - we have all heard the old adage, patience is a virtue, but more often than not, when we are told that, we are not in the right place to hear it. As human beings in the 21st century, we are all focused on the doing. The action rather than the in-action, the fast-forward … Continue reading Monthly Musings: October 2019
Purpose – identifying, finding, harnessing your unique purpose. Each new month rolls around so quickly, and I cannot believe as I am sat in bed, the morning light streaming in the window that September is here. How are we already in the 9thmonth of the year, and in the part of the cycle which feels … Continue reading Monthly Musings: September 2019
Relaxation – take some time out. August is more often than not, the time for holidays, time off work and for a little self-love and TLC. Are you going away this summer? Or perhaps you’re having a staycation in your home country or having a little weekend here and there where you can totally unwind? … Continue reading Monthly Musings: August 2019
Courage I was thinking about what I wanted this month to be devoted to, as I really enjoyed June’s theme of authenticity (read the original post here) and I shared a lot of quotes, thoughts and personal stories over the weeks on my Instagram captions. It meant so much to read your comments and to hear … Continue reading Monthly Musings: July 2019
Authenticity. Stop trying to uphold the façade of being something and actually just be that something instead. The social media world we live in means that we always have an insight into someone’s life, whether that is what they ate for breakfast, the HIIT workout they did at the gym or the nicely labelled jars … Continue reading Monthly Musings: June 2019
Value Your Own Worth Knowing your worth means an awful lot more than those cute little graphics that we see on social media encouraging us to “know your value” and reminding us that “you are worthy” – which, of course, you all are. You are all worthy beings, you are all worthy of life, love … Continue reading Monthly Musings: May 2019
You will never always be motivated, so you must learn to be disciplined. Motivation is a tough one but it can also be a really easy one. Some days I wake up full of energy, excitement and determination to really smash it and get everything done. But other days I simply cannot harness that power … Continue reading Monthly Musings: April 2019
This month is all about Spring and refreshing your mindset.
It may be a cold winters day outside, but as I sit down to write this, the sun is streaming in through the windows, leaving a warm golden glow around me. My heart feels filled with light and love, so what better way to start writing about February’s inspirational theme: LOVE. It may seem a … Continue reading Monthly Musings: February 2019
A look into vegan tricks and tips for a plant-based lifestyle.
I’ve always had a love-hate relationship with eggs. As a toddler I loved hard-boiled egg and soliders (or shoulders as I would call them). But never scrambled eggs, fried eggs were gross and it was only throughout the last year of uni that I discovered poached eggs. So ‘giving up’ eggs when I learnt about … Continue reading Easy Veganuary Habits and Hacks: Eggs
Following from the previous post about Dairy Hacks for a stress-free and enjoyable Veganuary, I am now sharing top tips to replace other dairy products. Carrot and Raisin Bundt Cake We are fortunate enough today that the supermarket shelves are well stocked with delicious and nutritious alternatives to your usual dairy products like cheese, yoghurts, … Continue reading Easy Veganuary Habits and Hacks: Dairy II
I have always been aware that while I am truly loving all the support and inspiration I find in the food and wellness social media network, not everyone I engage with is vegan, vegetarian or in the mindset of creating a plant-based lifestyle. That said, I am often overwhelmed by the support. For example, at … Continue reading Easy Veganuary Habits and Hacks: Dairy I
January is here and that can only mean one thing: Veganuary.
Top tips for health and happiness as inspired by The Happy Pear.
London's first all-avo dining concept began life as a pop-up. It took off and now has a permanent site. Avobar does pretty much what it says on the tin – it’s a restaurant where everything on the menu has avocado in it, on it or blended into it. It’s the perfect green homage to the … Continue reading A Nourishing Review: Avobar, Covent Garden
December is the time for Transformation.
November is the month for: Compassion. Compassion could be described as a special combination of empathy and altruism – the gentleness of a petal combined with the selflessness of the breeze that carries it. It means not just considering the feelings of others but also desiring to help alleviate any suffering on their part. As … Continue reading Every Day Matters: November
1st November 2018 marks World Vegan Day. The world started celebrating the founding of The Vegan Society in 1994 and every year since then, November 1st has been marked as World Vegan Day with people celebrating and championing their vegan lifestyle. It recognises how far the vegan movement has come, highlights how accessible and beneficial … Continue reading World Vegan Day
Be you. Do you. For you. Love you. If you type in “just do you quotes” into google, you will be faced with hundreds, if not thousands, of ‘motivational’ quotes to be yourself because, quite rightly so, there is only ONE YOU out there. With everyone else busy being themselves, why interrupt your being by … Continue reading Just Do You
Are you heading for Hitchin? My favourite plant-based food spot, Chia Naturally Healthy, is located in the old churchyard in Hitchen. Since September 2015, Chia, led by founder Lucy Fisher, has been offering nourishing, healthy and nutritious superfoods. The space Chia Naturally Healthy feels like a home from home. With wooden beams across the ceiling, … Continue reading A Nourishing Review: Chia Naturally Healthy
What’s a Bronut, I hear you ask? A delicious brownie-donut fusion of course! Created in Cheshire by the immensely talented Emma at Soul Vegan Brownies. A self-confessed chocoholic, she initially created her drool-worthy range of brownies to share her love for cruelty free baking – showing you can indulge yourself without causing any harm and … Continue reading A Nourishing Review: Soul Vegan Bronuts
This review has been a year-long dream of mine after first being introduced to Mordechai and his extensive range of 100% nuts nut butter. Still today, I can remember the colourful set up on display and his offers to try all the flavours – and believe me, there are many! From original single nut butters … Continue reading A Nourishing Review: Nutural World
With Autumn in full swing, it is now time we shift our monthly intentions to 'focus' on our new theme: Focus. “We have incredible powers of focus, although we don’t always choose to use them. Think of how we tend to view a leaf, maybe just observing its general colour and shape. But try looking … Continue reading Every Day Matters: October
Wow what a few months it has been for Nourishing Amy. It seems incredible that a few months ago this blog was simply a sparkle in my imagination and a beating in my heart. That’s how strongly and passionately I feel about my food, health and wellness blog. It has been a dream of mine … Continue reading A Nourishing Review: Health Blogger Awards 2018
September is the month for CONNECTION. “Like the strands of a spider’s web, our lives are intricately connected with the lives of the people around us, whether we know them or not. We are all linked through the information, ideas, thoughts and beliefs we gather from the world, and all these connections have the potential … Continue reading Every Day Matters: September
This salad just screams summer to me. It’s full of vegetables, is light but filling enough for lunch and comes together in under 10 minutes – which is perfect when the sun is shining and you don’t want to waste precious vitamin-D time. I just love coronation-curry style flavours and I think this highlights the … Continue reading Chickpea Coronation Style (Cauli-)Rice
I’d barely touched down in London and already I missed the eclectic and vibrant city that I got to know over my long girls’ weekend in Budapest. The Hungarian capital took my breath away; the tiny cobbled streets, the buzzing city vibe, the stunning architecture and the incredible food scene. Although Budapest is the capital … Continue reading A Nourishing Review: Budapest
August is the month for PATIENCE. “Living mindfully, and enjoying each moment to the fullest, requires patience. Only by learning to inhabit the moment, without brushing aside our current experience as we hurry through our to-do lists, can we live in total appreciation of life’s beauty. Instead of constantly striving to achieve everything in an … Continue reading Every Day Matters: August
Hello avocado-lovers and welcome to Part II of my Nourishing Reviews Series: Avocado Toast Around London. If you haven't already read Part I then check that out here for more green goodness. Without further ado let's see who else has made my top Avo-licious dishes (scroll down for some avo-fun outside of London, too!). Lele’s, … Continue reading A Nourishing Review: Avocado Toast Around London, Part II
If you’ve ever been to brunch with me, or you’ve followed my Instagram stories and posts for that matter, you’ll know my go-to dish. Actually, it’s a given that this is what I’ll order whether it’s hot or cold, come rain or shine and no matter what time of day it is. Oh yes, I’m … Continue reading A Nourishing Review: Avocado Toast Around London, Part I
July’s monthly theme: FRIENDSHIP. “The bonds that our early ancestors formed were essential to humankind’s survival, enabling them to build communities that protected and nourished. Like birds flying in formation, even today we humans still find strength in numbers, relying on one another for support and guidance. Friendship provides a means to care for others … Continue reading Every Day Matters: July
Believe it or not, my recent trip to Cardiff was the first time I stepped foot inside the gorgeously lush landscape of Wales. Filled with lovely accents, friendly faces and the most delicious Welsh Cakes fresh from the bakery, my visit to Cardiff was everything I could have wished for, and more. I was lucky … Continue reading A Nourishing Review: Cardiff
It’s now my second opportunity to share with you my monthly inspirational theme: Perspective. “As we approach the mid-point of the year, it’s a good time to pause and evaluate how we’ve been looking at the world. Our perspective is key in shaping our experience of life, whether positively or negatively. A balanced perspective helps … Continue reading Every Day Matters: June
This is my first (of many, I hope) Nourishing Interviews, where I talk with a fellow food blogger, inspirational individual or just a really cool friend to let you in on their stories. This first post with Emma from the gorgeous Fruits and Routes isn't so much an interview as it is Emma's exploration of … Continue reading A Nourishing Interview: Fruits and Routes
Let me introduce this post with the biggest, most truthful and heartfelt thank YOU. It has been exactly one month since I launched Nourishing Amy and I continue to be bowled over by your support, kind words and your dedication to read what I have to say. I cannot describe the elation I feel every … Continue reading Attitude of Gratitude
How do we feed and nourish our bodies? In order to achieve a healthy and long-lasting relationship with food we also need to have a positive image of, and about, our body. There’s no point focusing all our energy on eating ‘well’ if we are then only to berate ourselves for all of our faults. … Continue reading Dancing With Balance
Zurich, Switzerland, is like no other place I’ve ever visited, from the moment I landed, everything seemed to flow seamlessly. It ‘worked’. It’s hard to put into words this feeling of events aligning, meandering from one occasion to the next, but trust me on this one. From touch down to passport control and to finding … Continue reading A Nourishing Review: Zurich
This is my first opportunity to share with you, in length, my inspirational theme of the month as encouraged by my “Every Day Matters” 2018 diary. Each month I have shared the monthly theme on my Instagram story, as well as talking about it and offering my interpretation within my posts. Seeing as Nourishing Amy … Continue reading Every Day Matters: May
A sage woman once said “Just Do It”. No, I’m not talking about anything to do with Nike, but rather my first interaction with Welltodo founder, Lauren Armes. It was April 2017 and I was experiencing my first ever Health Bloggers Community event at The Hoxton, London. I remember feeling so overwhelmed and out of … Continue reading Just Do It