vegan breakfast !!


So I’ve been meaning to do this for ages and ages but I was too lazy to actually make the pancakes and take pictures of them even though it’s actually easy but yay I’ve got my life together and here is how to make the three yummiest vegan breakfasts ever ay!

Overnight oats 

Ingredients: 

(not gonna lie I eyeball everything but this is vaguely how much you need)

  • 2/3 cup of oats
  • 1/3 cup of chia seeds
  • Almond milk (the amount kinda depends)
  • Raisin (optional)
  • Maple syrup 
  • Toppings

Method: 

  1. So, night before you want to eat it ideally (I have actually made this about half an hour before though and it worked) mix the oats and chia seeds together in a jar or airtight pot
  2. Pour almond milk over the top until the level is just a tiny bit over the top of the oats (remember to mix because sometimes it doesn’t drain through right to the bottom)
  3. Add maple syrup and raisins (the raisins soak up some of the almond milk and go kind of juicy and amazing)
  4. Next morning, add the toppings. My favourites are banana, berries and walnuts but you could add literally anything like chocolate chips, cinnamon, granola, apple… so many possibilities !!
  5. Eat it and die of happiness

Avocado toast 

Ingredients:

  • 2 slices of bread of choice (I think wholemeal is best but you do you)
  • 1/2 avocado 
  • Houmous
  • A lil bit of lemon juice
  • Chilli flakes
  • Tahini 

Method:

  1. Toast the toast
  2. While it’s toasting, mash up the avocado with a fork then add the lemon juice and chilli flakes 
  3. Spread the houmous on the toast then the avocado mix on top
  4. Drizzle a bit of tahini on the top
  5. Eat it and die of happiness

Banana pancakes 

(disclaimer: I’m not exactly a master at this recipe so if it looks like it might be disastrous plz turn to the internet for help)

Ingredients:

  • 1 large banana (very ripe)
  • 1 cup oat flour (shove oats in a food processor and whizz)
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • Vegan butter
  • Toppings

Method:

  1. Mash up half the banana until it isn’t lumpy 
  2. Add the flour and milk and whisk until it looks like a smooth batter-y consistency 
  3. Heat up a non-stick pan (if it’s not non stick it all goes downhill very quickly as I found out this morning) and melt some margarine 
  4. Spoon in a bit of the mixture and wait until little bubbles appear on the top then flip it over. Stack them up on a plate as you make them. 
  5. Add toppings !! I used the other half of the banana, nuts, maple syrup and frozen berries but you could use coconut ice cream, lotus biscuit spread (so good), vegan chocolate spread…. basically anything 
  6. Eat it and die of happiness (if you actually managed it lol)

SO those are my favourite breakfast recipes and I hope you try them because all are crazy amazing and easy especially the overnight oats which are the best thing for school mornings. 
What’s your favourite breakfast food?

xo Ella

vegan breakfast !!

life update: cats n cupcakes

heyhey long time no see !! My boring life hasn’t been very blog worthy lately but I’m a dedicated person so here I am ay !

I’ve had a pretty chill weekend, I only have two days left of school so thankfully not too much work and more time to lie on my bed watching Fresh Meat (not as gory as it sounds – absolutely hilarious and non meat related) aka my favourite activity. 

My friend Maisie had her birthday party Friday night which was so much fun. Ellie and I ate a huge amount of mini cheese biscuit things and had a deep convo while lying in a field, a piñata was destroyed and I had a small mental breakdown with Maisie’s lovely cat. 

I was so lazy on Saturday, we lay around watching twilight movies allll morning and I swear Maisie knows literally every word in that movie. I was impressed. In the afternoon I went on a lil dog walk which I don’t think my dog enjoyed very much because it was veryvery hot and there was a slightly aggressive swan but oh well. Can’t be having a lazy dog. 

Today I’ve been lying in the garden drawing and re reading How to be Parisian. And I’ve fINally got my journal up to date. It took me ages because I haven’t done it properly since March – I’ve just been writing in the notes on my phone oops – but now it looks bomb. I just need to print off my recent photos and then it will look even bomb-er yayyy. 

Oh ANd I made take two of the worlds ugliest banana and raspberry muffins which seriously do not look good but taste amazing. Especially warm. 10/10 would recommend. 

So yep that is my life and hopefully it will get more interesting soon because summer and picnics and beach trips yay. Even though I think I’m going to have to finally get a job. Crying inside. I just hope I can find a cute cafe or something that won’t be too boring…

xo Ella

life update: cats n cupcakes

facts about meeeee

I’ve had a boring ass weekend and I have nOthing to write about other than myself soooo imma do 50 facts about me probably if I can think of that many so y’all know what kind of person I am and yep here goes,,,,,

  1. I love bread more than I love myself
  2. Also sweet potato
  3. I can hula hoop literally forever if I want to
  4. I’m English, South African and Swiss
  5. My best friend has the same name as me n it’s very confusing 
  6. I have been to Paris once but I’m so in love with it even though I know that’s basic af
  7. I’m a Pisces but I have literally none of the qualities of a Pisces I think???
  8. Languages are my Favourite Thing and I’m currently learning French and Spanish at school and a lil bit of Italian online
  9. I want to learn Russian and Greek
  10. I. LOVE. CATS. 
  11. I have more than 30 cacti/succulents and they all have names. 
  12. The Great Gatsby is my favourite book and movie of all time I love it so much
  13. I can make fab avocado toast
  14. I actually love cooking and I cook all my meals for myself even though I don’t really need to but hey it’s fun 
  15. My favourite thing to do is having picnics with my friends 
  16. I have never broken a bone (feel like I’m tempting fate writing that)
  17. I actually like lemon by itself kind of a lot
  18. I’m vERy scared of fish and seaweed 
  19. I’m kind of not a people person but also I really like people idk I confuse myself 
  20. I can say hello in 30 languages 
  21. My favourite words are weasel, precocious and baffling 
  22. My nickname is snoots and my best friend made it up when we were really little
  23. Speaking of that, we also made up an entire universe called Ella land and it was so elaborate and we were the queens it was great
  24. I’m always so clueless about every situation ever. I nEver know what’s going on
  25. Can’t believe I’m only halfway help I dON’T KNOW 
  26. I like putting random capitals EVerywhere
  27. Not sure if I want kids but if I did I’d want two daughters 
  28. I love Lorde and the Wombats and Two Door Cinema Club and Frank Ocean
  29. I don’t really wear make up other than mascara because I’m high key lazy
  30. I have fruit stickers all over the back of my phone
  31. I’ve never had a boyfriend because I’m slightly allergic to awkward and I jUSt cAn’t
  32. However if young Leo DiCaprio was around I’d marry him in 5 seconds
  33. I can’t watch horror movies they’re way too scary 
  34. My first ever teddy was a toy chick and I still have it
  35. I get very distressed by eyes. They creep me out so much
  36. Right now I’m wearing avocado socks
  37. My phone is always on airplane mode so I really annoy everyone by not picking up calls ever
  38. I hate pizza (sorry everyone)
  39. I want to call my future cat Luna or Mishy
  40. I’ve started writing two books but I always decide to majorly change the plot so I’ve never got that far
  41. My favourite fruits are peach and raspberry 
  42. LANA DEL REY IS MY BABE
  43. I’m currently wearing pyjama shorts and a Calvin Klein men’s shirt which is a strange look but whatever 
  44. I lOve homemade lemonade
  45. I don’t like coffee because it smells so much nicer than it tastes 
  46. Haven’t learnt to drive yet oops even though I could and it would be really useful 
  47. I love reorganising my room but it’s kinda difficult because I share with my sister 
  48. My eyesight is actually terrible but I hardly ever wear my glasses
  49. I’m sUch a night owl 
  50. No idea what I’m doing with my life 

FINALLY FINISHED YIKES THAT WAS ACTUALLY HARD !!!

Comment some random stuff about yourselves my lil beans because I’m lowkey a stalker and I like to know stuff about people k byeeee

xo Ella

facts about meeeee

life update: oranges n toast

I went on an almost solo trip to Brighton aka one of my fave places today !! My dad quite often goes down there to sell at car boot sales and I got up at an unearthly hour this morning to join him and shop (by myself lol). 

I mostly spent the whole day wandering around in various shops. I bought this cute tiny backpack in urban outfitters and I was so proud of myself but when I tried it the buckles were in such an annoying place and they rubbed my arms to death so I returned it, sad times. But I also bought two really cute tops. 

The lanes were sooooo busy today, because it was so warm I guess, but I went in a couple of vintage shops and felt properly indie ;)))) and also found a place that sold really yummy avocado toast. 

Afterwards I went to meet my dad down at the beach (it was so packed) where the finish line of the London to Brighton cycle race that happened today was. That was great because there were tons of boxes of free oranges that they were giving out to the cyclists and I might have sneaked a couple (seven). Also I had a bomb smoothie to rehydrate. 

All in all it was very snazzy and I’ve done 20,000 steps and I’m slightly dead but oh well. 

HOPE Y’ALL HAD A GOOD DAY !!

xo Ella 

life update: oranges n toast

how to have the perfect picnic


Picnic-ing is literally my favourite hobby ever and basically 83% of why I love summer and not gonna lie my squad have some pretty good picnics so here is how you can do that too:

Firstly, you’re gonna need supplies. All you really need is a picnic blanket and some friends (4-7 seems to be a good number but more or less is obviously snazzy too). It’s also nice to have a dog but it has to be a well behaved one otherwise it might try to steal your houmous sandwich like my cousin’s dog did when I was in Norfolk (most tragic moment of my life). OOH AND if you have a Bluetooth speaker that is 100% a fabulous thing to take. 

A good location is also important. If it’s going to be sunny then you could go to the beach or some woods or a river or something, or if you’re kinda lazy just someone’s garden. If your weather app lies to you and it starts raining even though it said it would be 30 degrees then itS STILL FINE !! Make a cute den with tapestries and pillows and have your picnic in there (never done this but it’s on my bucket list). 

And finally, the most exciting thing: food. Ask everyone to bring something different so you have a variety (also make sure no one is allergic to anything otherwise that could be awkward). We always have carrots and cucumber and baguette and houmous, loads of fruit and these amazing vegan cheese swirls my friend makes because my whole squad is vegetarian/vegan but you could also have stuff like mini sausages and scotch eggs because that kinda thing is exciting tbh. Also don’t forget dessert – get mini brownies or something cute like that. 

SO you’re also gonna need Stuff To Do. I mean obviously it’s fine to just sit around and talk but if you’re into that adventurous lifestyle it could be fun to make use of your location and try something. Like, there’s this lake near me where you can hire little rowing boats and that’s fun. If you’re at the beach obviously there’s the sea, or if you’re a child like me sandcastles !!! Something me and my friends always do is have a mini photo shoot and get some snazzy pics for the gram ;)))

ANYway that, in my opinion makes a pretty good picnic and I think y’all should try it out and everyone plz let me know what picnic food you like because picnics and food are my favourite things. 

PEACE OUT 

xo Ella

how to have the perfect picnic

life update: potatoes n parties

Heyheyhey I had a pretty cute weekend which was nice. My copy of ‘How to be Parisian’ arrived and tbh I’m ready to become a fully fledged french person because look how cute it is. Also baguettes. 

On Friday I went to a cute little barbecue at my friend Ellie’s house and I had to get there by bus on my own and I’ve never actually been to her house before. Pretty proud of myself for managing it not gonna lie. I basically had a potato sandwich for dinner because vegetarian problems but tbh it was quite a good combination. There were a few randomers there who I don’t know which was kinda weird but they were actually really funny and they invited me to their party which was nice even though I couldn’t go. So yeah Friday was good apart from our slightly non PG friend making weird comments as usual. 

Saturdayyyy, I went to a party kind of without back up because both my close friends who were invited bailed on me (traitors). It was pretty awkward in that beginning-of-party stage where it’s still light and no one will speak to anyone outside of their group (who else hates this bit??) and I had to randomly make friends but it was alright when everything got going. Also I ended up having a very loud political debate with three guys who support the Conservatives and I was like so against them even though the only thing I know about politics is that the Conservatives support fox hunting maybe???? (I really am clueless plz no one be offended). Parties are strange. 

My grandparents from France were staying with my dad this weekend so I went to see them event though tbh I didn’t see them a whole lot because I ended up going on a load of family bike rides which obviously they couldn’t do. They did join us at this cute pub place we cycled to on Sunday where there were so many pretty roses for me to take pictures of. 

ANYway that was my weekend sorry this was totally like a diary entry but I don’t know what to write about. 

IS IT SUNNY WHERE YOU LIVE ??? Because it is here and I love it so much yayyy

xo Ella

life update: potatoes n parties

travel diary: some more norfolk 


The last few days have been pretty uneventful but also kinda nice. I’ve been on loads of walks in the country (so many flowers) and this really nice beach. Except on the beach walk my whole family thought it would be freezing so we all wore jeans and it was actually so boiling I eventually had to strip and walk around in just a bralette in public eek. 

My mum and I went to this little place with a few cute shops yesterday and they were really cool and kinda quirky. They sold things like old french books with pretty pictures and poetry written on little cards and vintage milk bottles. Also I had some amazing homemade lemonade and chocolate and walnut cake. 

This afternoon my little cousins talked me into playing ‘extreme hide and seek’ which was hilarious because I am a boss at hide and seek and I sat in a bush for an hour because they couldn’t find me. But oh well, I used the time to make an ivy crown and turn myself into a forest nymph. It was cute. 

xo Ella

travel diary: some more norfolk