Foodie Highlights: August 2018

Happy September everyone! August has been an extremely busy month to say the least! With seeing family, exam results, back to school, captaincy interviews, starting prep for UCAS applications, round 2 of the school summer concert, learning to drive, fashion show planning and lots of early morning meetings, on top of starting my new subjects (which all have a lot more additional homework than last year), it’s been absolutely non-stop. So with my busy schedule and lack of blogging-time, here’s a mini foodie highlights post for last month to keep things simple…

 
 biscoff cake
 

Biscoff Cake


To celebrate my 17th (and for seeing my cousins), I attempted to follow up my Reeses’ showstopper for James’ 15th by experimenting with converting my vegan biscoff cupcakes recipe into a giant three-tier cake... It was a little unstable balancing but a huge success - definitely one of my favourite cake flavours ever!

 
 courgetti
 peanut butter, banana and blueberry smoothie
 

Cupcakes and Shhht


We found this amazing little vegan cafe during a day trip to London. It’s housed in a shipping container and the food is fantastic - I loved my courgetti and the protein boost smoothie (containing peanut butter, banana and blueberries) that followed it up was fantastic too. They also had a huge range of brownies which looked absolutely stunning - 100% recommend if you’re in the area!

 
 smoothie bowl in a coconut
 

Smoothie Bowls


I’ve been making an awful lot of smoothie bowls having received a nutribullet for my birthday! It’s been so much easier both to make and clean up with the new machine and I’ve been delighted with the results so far. Highlight has to be serving a smoothie bowl in a coconut - only downside was the tiny size of the bowl - I ate three this size!

 
 baked sweet potato with curry
 

Picnic (again!)


I’m almost certain Picnic has featured in every single post I’ve shared in this series so far… Well to continue the trend, I returned last month and had my favourite dish (baked sweet potato with curry) - it’s absolutely divine and my go-to place anytime I’m in the city centre.

 
 açai smoothie
 

Açai Smoothie


In addition to my smoothie bowls I had this amazing açai smoothie too. I’m desperate to find somewhere I can buy my own açai berries so if anyone has any recommendations then please share!

 
 cinnamon buns
 

Mayze


Last but not least are these a-MAYZE-ing cinnamon buns from a new cafe in Glasgow! We found these at a little vegan festival and wow wow wow. My classic cinnamon bun was delicious but the star of the show was undoubtedly my dad’s tahini and cardamom bun - the flavours were incredible.

 

So that’s a little summary of the best meals of the month. I’d love to hear about your favourite foodie items from August in the comments and if you have any suggestions for smoothie bowl or cake flavours that’d be fab.

 

Have a great September!

 

Heather xoxo