Morning guys!! So this weekend was lovely (mostly) and just what I needed!
On Saturday I headed off to London on a 7am train with my breakfast to go (cardamom and blueberry porridge with honeyed walnut and tahini butter, yoghurt and toasted seeds) and my favourite artists playing through my headphones. I first went to go meet my old best friend who moved down to London when we went to sixth form and we haven’t really spoke since. We both got ill and we both lost contact but now I’m so happy and grateful she is back in my life. It was so easy, I felt so comfortable, she gets me and we got on so well. Super excited to see her again in two weeks because are catch up got cut short as I had to get to MissFits boy confidence event. The event was probably made up of around 40 young women. Missfits were sponsoring the event and Sophie Leah, Tally rye, Tessa Seward, Rhiannon Lambert, Laura from Phelanwell, Becki Rabin and Tara Adlestone from Missfits were the wonderful ladies sharing there journey to body confidence and tips and tricks for body positivity. I learnt new things, I found it so fascinating and inspirational that ladies were sharing their experiences openly as I know that will have been so hard. I also felt very grateful to have such a supportive and positive community and group around me. It was lovely to catch up with Gemma and Michelle (and try Michelle’s amazing brownies) and also to catch up with Lavinia and hear about how she’s bossing the world of vegan sprinkles! After the event I went to Planet Organic to buy myself some birthday and holiday supplies and also to see the wonderful Celine for a natter and an ice cream.
Sunday was pretty chilled! I had a bit of a stressful morning but in the afternoon, I made the most of the sun, enjoyed tea in the garden and went on a lovely, peaceful sunset walk with my Mum and then snuggled on the sofa and ate ice cream sundaes! Perfect.
This week I’m back to business and developing for LeitchyCreates.
Today I’m sharing one of my many new porridge creations. I know its summer and I should be on the smoothie, overnight oat and chia waggon but ever since Copenhagen, I just can’t get enough of porridge! Here’s my mixed grain creamy coconut porridge topped with a lush miso mango compote (try the leftovers with sesame and tamari tuna steak) full fat yoghurt but coconut yoghurt would be lush too and toasted nuts, coconut and cacao nibs.
Enjoy my Leitchy Tribe xx
Ingredients – serves one with leftover compote
235g (chopped weight) mango, diced
0.5 tbsp dark brown rice miso
a splash of water
1 tbsp maple syrup
15g rolled porridge oats
15g rolled jumbo oats
20g barley flakes
1 tbsp coconut milk powder
200ml oat milk
a pinch of salt
2 tbsp full fat live yoghurt/Vanilla coconut yoghurt
2 – 3 tbsp of the miso compote
1 tbsp chopped cashews, roasted
0.5 tbsp toasted coconut flakes
1 tsp raw cacao nibs
Pop the compote ingredients in a small pan. Bring to the boil and then a medium simmer for 15 minutes or until soft and pureed with a few lumps of a mango still in.
Meanwhile, pour the porridge ingredients into another small pan and stir over a low heat until thickened. Pour into a bowl.
Dollop the compote on one side of the porridge and the yoghurt on the other.
Scatter the toasted nuts, coconut and nibs down the centre of the compote and yoghurt in a diagonal across the bowl.