Watch “20 Questions! | HelenofManchester” on YouTube

So thought it might be a really good idea for everyone to get to know me a little bit better.

20 Questions! | HelenofManchester: https://youtu.be/jPISYsC1lSo

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Much Love Helen x

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Ultimate Review

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Ultimate blends

The strength restorer serum 🙂

My thoughts about this product are a little conflicted, when buying this i also bought the matching Shampoo and Conditioner which have long been used and this has stuck around quite a bit longer!

My hair has gone through all sorts i have tortured it and taken it to the brink! Ive bleached it, dyed it, frazzled it and then finally i cut it all to about 2 inches long and as over the last 2 years it’s grown I’ve been a lot more loving.

I hardly ever even blow dry it these days, so when i do dry and straighten my hair i have to admit its in pretty good condition. Ive been really lucky after cutting it short that its grown back with a soft curl to it. I go to bed with it wet and its all pretty much styled by my pillow. Which is handy as I’m lazy… i live my bed… and this just adds to my bed time appreciation although it doesnt always work out so well!.

Anyway back to my product review!
It smells great! I would love for my hair to hold that scent all of the time! As an oil it does make my hair really shiny although i have to wash it much sooner than if i dont use it, but i guess that would be expected. I just dont feel that it makes any difference. I dont know if my hair was in bad condition that would change things tho, i was expecting my hair to feel softer and slicker but nothing. I think when i bought this from boots it was on special offer but i still wouldn’t buy it again. Im struggling to use this as it is to be honest!

If any one has used this and has found it works well for them let me know!

I guess this one just isnt for me!

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Much Love Helen x

Sass ingrown hair stopper!

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Sass intimate perfect skin concentrate, prevents in grown hairs.

No without things getting too detailed i like to make sure that i’m well groomed in certain area’s *cough cough* and an issue i get from this is in grown hairs!

They hurt, they itch, they are ugly…. i may as well have not bothered!

I’ve tried exfoliating before and after shaving and i don’t get anything different! So when i saw this in boots i didn’t really have anything to loose.

The cream its self is quite sticky and takes a little while to dry, i wouldn’t be putting this on my skin before goimf out anywhere as it took ages to dry and i was walking around my apartment starkers for about 30 mins! Good job i’m on the top floor! There is little to no scent which is good for my intimate area’s!

It has helped though but i don’t think i’m going to buy it again. I just don’t have the time to not wear pants everynight for 40 minutes!

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Much Love Helen x

Hugh’s Sticky breakfast boost bars

Breakfast times are very dull… or at least i think so! I don’t like to get up early so i never have enough time to make something properly and even when i do get up early i can’t be fussed to make anything!

So i have decided to make breakfast the night before instead and this is what i have made!

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s yummy bars! Oh and i love River cottage so its allllll good 🙂

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Makes 16 or 8 big sized ones!

125g unsalted butter (i used coconut butter, no dairy)
150g soft brown sugar or light muscovado sugar
125g no-sugar-added crunchy peanut butter
75g honey, plus a little more to finish
Finely grated zest of 1 orange
Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
200g porridge oats (not jumbo)
150g dried fruit, such as raisins, sultanas and chopped apricots, prunes or dates, either singly or in combination
150g mixed seeds, such as pumpkin, sunflower, poppy, linseed and sesame

Preheat the oven to 160C/gas mark 3. Grease and line a baking tin, about 20cm square.

Put the butter, sugar, peanut butter, honey and grated citrus zests in a deep saucepan over a very low heat. Leave until melted, stirring from time to time.

Stir the oats, dried fruit and three-quarters of the seeds into the melted butter mixture until thoroughly combined. Spread the mixture out evenly in the baking tin, smoothing the top as you go.

Scatter the remaining seeds over the surface and trickle with a little more honey. Bake for about 30 minutes, until golden in the centre and golden-brown at the edges.

Leave to cool completely in the tin (be patient – it cuts much better when cold), then turn out and cut into squares with a sharp knife. These bars will keep for 5-7 days in an airtight tin.

Day 4 meat free

To start the day off right especially on my day off!! Woop! I made a juice 🙂

8 small carrots
3 small apples
1/2 inch peeled ginger
1 small orange
6 inches of cucumber

Tastes soooo nice!

Andrew then made scrambled egg on toast! He makes the best eggs ever nom!

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We went to Ikea today…which was dangerous but we only spent a little bit so all is good 🙂 could have come back with too much stuff!

After this we went to Frankie and Bennys with our friends Louise and Ryan. Its never something I’ve noticed before but WOW how slim are the pickings for vegetarians? There were about 5 options overall with a disclaimer at the bottom saying the food was prepared alongside everything else. This is kinda disgusting really, you make a life choice and have it undermined by food chains!
Anyway i had the vegetable burger and Andrew had the red french pizza 🙂 both very tasty 🙂

We got home about 8pm and wern’t really hungry so we didn’t have any dinner last night but i made some breakfast bars. As getting up early to make breakfast is not my thing!
There is a separate post all about the recipe and where and why 🙂

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Much Love Helen x

Day 3 Meat free!

Hi everyone!

So day 3 went well!

I had fruit and a coffee for my breakfast! So exciting haha!

For my dinner i had a brie and grape butty 🙂

As Andrew was off today it was up to him to make tea! Which is all good he made a vegetable curry with home made pappadoms! Soooo tasty! Quite hot too ha!

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In the curry:

Aubergine
Peppers
Potato
Onions
Passata
Garlic paste
Tomato paste
Coconut milk
Masala paste
Curry powder
Brown rice

Nom nom!

Ive really discovered over the last 3 days that vegetarian lunch time food is cheese and something… now dont get me wrong i love cheese but where are all the other options? I dont know whether its just because i work outside the city centre, as Andrew has had quite a few good meals on his lunch break such as: mac and cheese burger!

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So far sooo good 🙂 im not missing meat at all which is a suprise! Well to me anyway!

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Much Love Helen x

Day 2 meat free!

Ok so i want this to be 100% accurate and i dont want to lie about it.

Today both me and Andrew accidentally ate CHEESE that wasnt vegetarian… seriously!

For breakfast i had fruit and yoghurt.

For dinner i had a goats cheese and spinach panini with fruit and nuts.

Then we had gorgonzola cheese sauce over pasta and asparagus.

Gorgonzola being the culprit.

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Why oh why is there meat in cheese???

We are adding an extra day onto the end for the over sight and are checking the labels and packaging of everything much more rigorously.

I just dont understand why they put meat in this cheese when stilton is vegetarian and is pretty much the same cheese?! If anyone knows the reason for this please let me know. Ive heard Nutella isnt vegetarian either is this true??? What kind of creatures are mushed up there?

This has actually had a surprising affect on me. Im actually disgusted… eating meat when i’m completely aware is one thing but putting it in things has kinda weirded me out.

Im not into that at all!

I kind of feel like I’ve fallen at thefirst hurdle but it was a complete accident so i have to let it go, if anything this has actually made me more determined!

Seriously not into meaty non meat stuff…

Eww

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Much Love Helen x

Day one Vegetarian Thursday

So today has been the first day meat free!
Breakfast i had some fruit a yoghurt and a cup of coffee 🙂

Lunch time was the hardest meal of the day to not have meat. I took to work a salad but it was plain… i was walking around marks and Spencers like wtf do i have with a salad thats not meat?
Anyway i got chilli sweetcorn dip, it was really yummy!

For tea i bought some pre rolled pastry… put it on a bit of parchment paper, put the oven on 200°c spread pesto over the pastry, butterfried some courgettes, spread them out over the pesto. Chopped up some tomato and mozzarella and put into the oven for 20 minutes. Once its out spread a bit of feta and there you go!!

Super easy and super yum!!

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Much Love Helen x

What to do with the juicer pulp!

Ok so now that i have a juicer, i have become very aware of the fact that it leaves a LOT behind.

PULP! 

I have scoured the internet for some solutions on how NOT to waste all that fiber!

9 Ways to Make the Best of Your Juice Pulp

By: Jamie Webber

It’s a common question for those of us who love juicing our fruits and vegetables… “What can I do with the pulp that is leftover after I juice my produce?” Good news is there are plenty of ideas to inspire you to start using the pulp so it doesn’t go to waste.

1. In the mood for something warm? Add it to your next soup recipe or make your own veggie broth.

2. Add to your favorite vegetarian burger recipe. It adds flavor, texture, moisture and nutrition.

3. Use pulp from homemade cinnamon hazelnut milk to make Raw Cinnamon Rolls!

4. Add it to your next smoothie recipe to add in additional fiber. You’ll be surprised how you won’t be able to taste it!

5. Add pulp to add nutrients to delicious muffins.

6. Compost your pulp and add it to your garden.

7. Make an Italian favorite into a nutrient rich dish by using pulp to make vegetarian Spaghetti & Meatballs

8. If you don’t have time to use the pulp immediately, you can place it in resealable bags and freeze it until you are ready. While some of the nutritional value may be lost when freezing, most of the fiber will remain.

9. Feed it to your furry friends! Add a little leftover kale pulp to your dog’s food bowl, they will scarf it down.

What Do I Do with Leftover Juice Pulp?

By Tess Masters

One of the questions I get asked most about juicing is “What can I do with the juice pulp?” Tons of things! Read on for 20 of my favorite uses for leftover juice pulp—and get inspired to reduce your food waste and make fantastic use of healthful fiber.

1. Blend pulp into a smoothie to add fiber.
2. Add to a soup to thicken and boost fiber and nutrient density.
3. Use fruit pulp to make frozen “pulpsicles” or fruit pulp ice.
4. Make a veggie broth by boiling pulp with water, herbs, and spices, then straining.
5. Make a “fruit tea” by boiling fruit pulp with water, adding spices such as cinnamon or ginger, cooling, and then straining.
6. Use veggie pulp to add nutrient density to mac n’ cheese or pasta sauce, or layer into a lasagna.
7. Make fabulous fruit leathers.
9. Use in homemade veggie burgers or fritters. Pulp adds moisture, flavor, and nutrition.
10. Mix pulp into baked goods like muffins, cakes, bread,  dehydrated or baked cookies, and granola bars. Celery, onion, carrot, sweet potato, spinach, apple, and berry all work beautifully.
11. Use fruit or veggie pulp to add flavor, texture, and moisture to pancakes.
12. Make dehydrated pulp crackers.
13. Use pulp for raw pizza crust.
14. Make pulp marmalade.
15. Make a pulp crumble by mixing pulp with fruit and juice, reducing, and then topping with oats, spices, nuts, or seeds.
16. Dehydrate and make trail mix with raw nuts, seeds, and dried fruits.
17. Dehydrate and use like bread crumbs.
18. Use in DIY skincare recipes like scrubs, masks, and soap.
19. Mix pulp into your dog’s food or make dog treats.
If all else fails:
20. Feed it to your chickens, freeze it in ice cube trays to use later, or compost it.

*Please note, the moisture content of your juice pulp can vary depending on your juicer, so you may need to squeeze out excess juice for the best results in some of these recipes.

These are just two of the websites that i found. I have included links to the original website! Hope this helps you guys 😛