Good morning my lovely lot! What a busy week and what a way to end it!! So Thursday I headed down to London with my Dad for a very exciting meeting all about the future and potential of LeitchyCreates. It went really well, so of course, I celebrated with food! We went to my favourite cafe in Selfridges, the Hemsley cafe and I had a raw milk turmeric latte, a gorgeous salmon burger and then my Dad and I shared a strawberry cheesecake tart! Soooo good! I got my tea to take home too! A gorgeous roast vegetable and quinoa salad with brazil nut pesto and two super crispy chicken thighs! Ummmummm! Then Friday I was pretty exhausted after all the stress of the week, making chocolates in the burning hot heat and packaging them up for the lovely people at Lifeboat. I will be appearing in the July luxury health box and I couldn’t be more grateful and excited! So intrigued to find out what everyone thinks!! Be sure to let me know if you try them! All feedback is welcome! Saturday I was up early and back to London for the HBlogger event. I had another overnight oat recipe on the train (this was Thursdays train breakfast) and then I met my lovely lovely friend Celine for a iced turmeric latte in the sun and a good old natter. We then met my Scottish sidekick Catrina haha and headed off to redemption bar to meet the rest of the blogging crew. Them girlies are incredible! We all got on so well and I’m definitely going to be in London a whole lot more as I need more of them in my life! So we all ordered drinks, I went for a non alcoholic apple mojito, it was incredible! Then I went for the buddha bowl of the day which was delicious, that lemon hummus was crazy good! See below!! The rest of the girls either had the same as me, sweetcorn fritters, avocado on toast, pancakes or jackfruit burgers! We then all nattered our way to the blogger event where we got given the best goodie bag ever! So much stuff and it was all free!! So so generous! There was also lots to sample at the event, there was a vegan skincare brand, a kefir brand, a carob chocolate teddy bear brand (incredible), mindful bites nut butters which I’ll never ever say no too, a spice blend brand which were giving out spiced, double roasted crunchy chickpeas! Also jarr kombucha! I loooooooove the passionfruit one! There was a lovely lady called Sarah from Sarahs cookery providing the treats for the event in a canapé style. There was cookie dough bites, chocolate truffles and raw banoffee pie pots available! Delicious! Mr organic was there handing out pasta sauces, there was a supplement brand, a natural tampon brand and bella vita (where it was held) sampling there products too. The talks were from Twice The Health and Fighting The Fads, both very inspirational. I finally got to put some names to faces and best of all, I had a good laugh and felt so accepted. So so grateful for this community and I’m excited to grow alongside some incredible people. So I headed home feeling very grateful and woke up Sunday morning, smiling, made pancakes and then went to go meet my friend for a delicious lunch at the grind in Sheffield. I had lemon and dill coley with three different salads, we then wondered round ball street market, sampled cheese and chilled with a drink in the sun, perfect end to a perfect weekend!!!
So this week I’m doing a lot of business planning for LeitchyCreates and recipe developing. I’ve got a lot to squeeze in before I go away on Thursday for four days and as I’m not taking any work with me, it all needs completing and sending off! So I’m a super busy bee!!
Today I’m sharing one of my early morning train breakfasts. It’s super delicious, comforting and indulgent. Theres something about a grilled banana with nut butter and chocolate what makes the world a better place.
Enjoy my Leitchy Lot xx
Ingredients – serves one
half a mashed banana
30g rolled porridge oats
20g rolled jumbo oats
0.5 tsp cinnamon
0.5 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp maca
10g roasted hazelnuts
1 piece raw chocolate, chopped
a pinch of salt
1 tsp hazelnut butter
130ml oat milk
Half a banana, halved lengthways
1 tbsp full fat live yoghurt/coconut yoghurt
1 tbsp hazelnut butter
5 roasted hazelnuts, chopped
1 piece of raw chocolate, finely chopped
The night before –
Mix the first set of ingredients together in a bowl until combined, cover and pop in the fridge overnight.
In the morning –
Preheat the grill to high and line with foil.
Pop the banana on the lined grill and grill until golden.
Take the oats out the fridge and give them a stir.
Top the oats with the grilled banana.
Dollop on the yoghurt and nut butter and scatter over the nuts and chopped chocolate.