Nutrition

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Dale Pinnock: The Medicinal Chef #VloggingInspo

YES!

I have come up with an idea for my (hopefully) weekly video-blogging series! It’s going to be about quick, healthy, medicinal meals that you can make at home.

I love cooking, I try to cook as much as I can. So, I figured that I should be putting my “not-so talent, more of a hobby” to good use by starting a Cooking Channel. The channel will be called: ‘Cooking with ‘Mii’ because that’s exactly what I hope you’ll be doing.

At some point, I would like to return to University to study a Cooking or Food Technology Masters, learning all there is to know about the science behind flavours and ingredients. I very much enjoyed studying it at GCSE, and I want to continue it. This way, I’ll be merging my Broadcast Journalism BA with an MA in Food. Awesome! I’m hoping to be the next Lorraine Pascal. 😆 #DreamBig #Goals

If you know enough about me, you know I don’t like to repeat myself and do the same thing over and over again… It’ll just be too boring for me to do beauty videos when I do a lot of writing about beauty products here. I love lots of things like horse-riding, gym, eating, cooking, reading, tweeting, reading tweets, I also love music, and going to the cinema.

Oh, yes, about that! I’ve got a membership card that lets me go to the cinema (any branch) as many times as I want, a month!

This means that, if you so wish, I could create an Entertainment section on ‘Beauty Bae’ where I review films for you. Don’t worry though, I won’t spoil the ending or the plot… I’ll just describe what I see in the trailer (even though I’ll have watched the whole thing) and tell you whether I enjoyed it or recommend it.

If you’d like that, get involved below. Whether you like it or not, chat to me. Also, if you have other suggestions for my video-blog – or ways to improve this blog – drop them down there (in the comment section!).

I love reading and replying to y’all!

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Pip & Nut: Peanut Butter

Pip & Nut!

I’m not usually a fan of smooth peanut butter but Pip & Nut have done a lot to convert me…

Not only is their choice of brand name the cutest thing but their infusions of flavours? DIVINE! Consistency of butter? Splendid!

I first discovered Pip & Nut standing upright on a shelf in my local corner shop. There it was standing nonchalant with its ‘Kitchen Cupboard eyes’ (I would say bedroom but it doesn’t belong there…). I took it home with me and the rest is history!

Spoil your store cupboard with a jar of our ridiculously tasty nut butter! Great eaten for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner.

We make our peanut butter with a blend of whole nuts, gently roasted to bring out their naturally sweet peanutty flavour. We add a sprinkling of sea salt and that‘s it.

I’m besotted with the taste, I’m besotted with the way it spreads and doesn’t make holes or dents in my protein bread, and I’m also in love with the smell of it. Not only does it smell like peanuts but the flavour in which it’s infused with. For example, there’s even a Cashew Nut butter with Honey & Cinnamon and an Almond Butter with Coconut. Can you sit there, stand there, squat there, do whatever you’re doing and tell me that after this, you’re not even remotely tempted? 💨👃 #DELICIOUS

Now let’s discuss its cons… There are only two  that I can think of. It’s too runny and oily. The oil gathers on the top. Apparently, oil on the top of the peanut butter is a good thing, but not when (over-exaggerators like myself would say) there’s enough to fill an oil tank!

So, yeah, as far as smooth Nut Butters (and Peanut in particular) go, this one is up there! 😋

If I was rating it out of five, I’d give it a 4. It’s great, and really something special but it’s  extremely runny and oily – this might be a good thing for some, but for me not-so much.

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Peanut Hottie ‘Peanut Butter’ & Peanut Hottie ‘Peanut Butter & Chocolate’

Seeing as it’s still #NationalPeanutButterDay, I thought I’d come online to review my favourite “hot beverage”. Peanut Hottie.

I’ve done a review about this brand before (on another blog that I used to run) before because I love it that much! Sadly, I couldn’t find the review so I’ll have to write one up from scratch!

I’m sure you’re well informed of my peanut butter obsession, and I’ve heard that my ‘Peanut Butter Day’ post which was published earlier on today has got y’all craving it, so  I thought why not add to it? 😜

‘Peanut Hottie’ is:

A delectably delicious, instantly indulgent peanut butter flavour hot drink.

I think that my stratospheric admiration for PB means that I discovered it in its early days… I picked one up from the supermarket (to try) and haven’t looked back since.

The peanut powder is of multi-purpose use, you can put it in pancake mix, add it to your milkshake, porridge oats, brownies, or do with it whatever you like… As you can see from the link, I put it in my brownies (and drink it as a hot drink every weekend in cold Winter days).

The packaging? Glamorous! Although it comes across very feminine in design, the taste and product itself appeals to both genders. The golden packaging really makes it stand out from the crowd in the Hot Beverage aisle of any supermarket.

The taste? Like rich peanut drink. It’s very rich and luxurious in flavour. I personally found the plain Peanut Butter one too rich, however, Peanut Hottie have released a Peanut Hot Chocolate since, and it’s just right! 😋

The price? I believe it retails at the same price as other popular hot beverage brands, it’s just unique in that it’s specifically targeted at peanut butter lovers like myself. That, right there, is its USP.

I love you, Peanut Hottie!

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I say “Peanut”, you say “Butter”…

Finally there is a day after my own heart! ❤

If you know me – whether personally, physically, emotionally, mentally, dream-state or virtually –  you know that my one weakness of the spread variety is the Great PB! 🥜

I actually fully, frankly and categorically believe that I put the “nut” in Peanut Butter! Properly nuts, that’s me…

Let’s all get real (or fake trying), Peanut Butter is glorious! On a slice of toast, a cracker, a banana, a sweet potato… Peanut Butter can be applied on anything and still make it taste a billion times better.

I even make a West African curry/soup using the stuff, and regularly make Satay sauce to accompany my grilled chicken kebabs…

🚨 This is an appreciation post for the LEGEND that is the human-being who looked at a peanut (all those years ago) and thought: “you know what? You’ll look and taste even better as a paste…

“As a gloriously crunchy OR smooth paste ready to be used in sweet and savoury dishes across the land!” 🚨

In 1884 Marcellus Gilmore Edson of Canada patented peanut paste, the finished product from milling roasted peanuts between two heated surfaces.

Thank you, Marcellus Gilmore Edison of Canada. I wish I was alive some 100 years ago to have given you all of my money (all £1 of what’s left of it #HurryUpPayDay) in return for a 100% stake in your business. #DragonsDen

This is also a shout-out to the likes of Peanut Hottie (the hot or cold peanut drink) and Meridian peanut butter, the organic, no palm oil alternative to my writing personal favourite, Whole Foods, (although Whole Earth have one which doesn’t contain Palm Oil).

Writing this post has inspired me to purchase some Beer Nuts to put in a blender and crush the living daylights out of them and then lick the contents of the food processor afterwards.

Disclaimer: Peanut Butter is “beautiful” hence why it is being featured on Beauty Bae. Furthermore, Peanut Butter has a host of nutritional benefits and has been proven to aid with weight-loss!

… What is it that Mary Poppins didn’t say? “A spoonful of Peanut Butter* makes the medicine go down?” Yeah, that!

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You’re probably thinking I’ve well and truly lost it, writing about morning essentials at 7 in the evening! Well, it’s in preparation for tomorrow.

I have my Bootea and Pure Gold Collagen at the side of my bed, reminding me to take them. If I don’t, I forget. It’s not the end of the World if I forget, I just don’t feel like myself the whole day… It has become a routine for me. I drink the Collagen before breakfast, work out (sometimes), shower, and then I have my breakfast followed a mug of Bootea daytime.

I perfer it to Flat Tummy Tea and Skinny Tea or whatever else is out there, probably because I discovered it earlier than the others and it’s been around for longer than the rest (I assume). Having said that, Skinny Tea looks like my cup of tea, literally. So, I may have to try it! 😋😍

The reason I’m writing this post is that, whatever your morning essentials are – whether it’s a cup of coffee, reading the newspaper, or staring at your phone at 6am trying to catch up on what you’ve missed online, do it. Enjoy it. Embrace it. It’s what starts your day with a spring in your step, and what motivates you to get up and carry on with the day.

It’ll be very interesting to hear about your Morning routines and/or essentials, post them in the comments section below and we’ll chat!