Homemade Roasted Vegetable Soup

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Hello everybody~

Today I made a delicious roasted vegetable soup made with carrots, peppers, garlic and butternut squash! So YUM!

It turned out very successful so I’m going to share with you what I did:

Firstly I roasted my vegetables in the oven with two pieces of garlic leaving the butternut squash in for around 50 minutes, the carrots 40 minutes, and the peppers for 30 minutes. I then left them to cook for 10 more minutes.

Skins peel off so easily when vegetables have been roasted!

Once cool, I peeled off the skin from the peppers and butternut squash and proceeded to chop everything up into small pieces ready to be boiled.

I then boiled a large pot of water and added in all of my chopped veggies~ I also added in two stock, the roasted garlic and cracked black pepper.

I left it to cook on a low- medium heat with the lid slightly covering the pot for around 20 mins.

After 20 minutes or so the veggies became very soft and the water was tasting like the roasted veg!

I proceeded to then blend the veggies into the water with a hand blender until everything was smooth and thicker ~

This was the result!!!

Success ~ It tasted amazing 😀

To serve, I spooned in some creme fraiche and added some salt and pepper on top. I then warmed some cheese scones up and had them with butter!

If you have any spare time and feel like a hearty homemade meal, I really recommend this soup. It’s easy to make and ridiculous tasty ❤

Perfect for the coming autumn!

All for now,

~ Charlotte x

Sunday Brunch at The Botanist

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Good morning ~

I went out for the most delicious brunch on Sunday and had to share some pictures with you!!

Me and two friends drove to a town called Chester (UK) and had brunch at 11:30 in restaurant we’d never tried before called ‘The Botanist’.

Between 10am and 12pm you can order brunch where you get a menu with 5 sections and you pick a small meal from every section 🙂

You get a little juice shot with it too! x

It’s a really fun concept and the food is honestly incredible! (Vegetarian options)

I 100% recommend the Nutella French toast 🙂

A smoothie for me lol

The brunch also comes with the option to order bottomless drinks for 90 mins ~

I couldn’t get this because I was driving but my friends defiantly made the most of this and ordered many glasses of spritz haha

After brunch we did a little shopping and bought a little too much (oops) before heading home.

It’s was actually 30 degrees in England on Sunday and has been for a few days now as we are having a little heatwave…

…So walking around the town got a little hot after a while – my car was scorching hot when we got back to it!

That’s all for now x

Much love,

~ Charlotte x

Quirky Chocolate Buttons

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Good afternoon to every one of you ❤

I wanted to show you these gorgeous dark chocolate buttons with mixed fruit and almonds! I came home from work today and my mother was making these in the kitchen 🙂

So quirky

They honestly look to die for and I can’t wait to try them!

They are made with dark chocolate and oil and are completely vegan friendly ~

And the best part? No baking required! Just pop them in the fridge and let them go hard and enjoy ❤

You could make this but with various other toppings as well, i’m thinking…chopped walnuts and dates?

What do you guys think? I think they are SO cute and quirky 🙂

I’m not sure what their proper name is in the recipe book but a friend messaged me and said ‘are these just fancy chocolate buttons?’ and I thought ‘…I guess they kinda are!’ I’m therefore Christening them with this name hahaha

– Charlotte x

Homemade Cocktails and Pizza

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Hello everybody, it’s been a hot minute!

On Saturday I visited a couple of friends and we had a fabulous evening of making our own cocktails and pizza!

We all bought our own mixers and cocktail ingredients and ended up with our own versions of various cocktails such as a daiquiri and a pornstar martini.

Honestly, quite successful over all haha! We had a few sad attempts because we were estimating the amounts of alcohol but we ended up with some delicious drinks ~ we even garnished the glasses with little bits of melon and strawberry for fun ❤

We also made our own pizza in the pizza oven my friend owns and OMG they were insanely tasty. Like REALLY good. I made mine with goats cheese, mozzarella, olives and mushrooms and it may not have looked the prettiest but it certainly tasted amazing (trust me!).

I was so excited to eat I had already taken a slice before I remembered to take a photo! x

And as if pizza isn’t filling enough…we also tucked in to a homemade cookie and caramel ice cream bake :D! We never managed to finish the entire thing though, but we certainly tried ~

I mean come ON! *-*
Three strawberry daiquiris to wash down that beauty of a dessert

Hope all your days are going well and you are all eating the most delicious food.

~ Charlotte x

Bosh – Vegan Lemon Fizzle Cupcakes

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Good morning guys, I hope you are having the most wonderful day/ week/ month 🙂

Over the weekend my boyfriend and I ended up making the most (and I mean MOST) delicious lemon fizzle cupcakes 🧁! Oh…and did I mention they were *vegan*?

“Zesty, Fizzy, Amazing” is bang on the mark

My boyfriend bought a BOSH cupcake mix for me to try as he knows I love plant based food <3. As it was a ready mix it was super easy to do and took barely any time at all…

All we had to do was place the cake mixture in a mixing bowl and then add 110mil of water, grate lemon zest into the mix, and add a bit of oil.

Once this was done, we mixed until smooth and then placed the mix into cupcake holders on a baking tray! We let them bake for 25 mins and then added a lemon drizzle while they were still cool.

Once cool we added more drizzle and popping candy (all included in the box)!

The drizzle required only some lemon juice added to the pre-made icing and it was good to go 🙂

The drizzle ran a little but never mind haha

The popping candy was truly a beautiful finish for the cakes – it just gave them a little something extra and literally made them POP haha.

AND if anyone is curious… we ate all six cakes in the same night…


If you fancy giving these wonderful cakes a try, all you will need is:

– One lemon

– Vegetable based oil

– 110 mil water

– BOSH lemon fizzle cupcake mix


Hope you enjoyed this little cupcake post ~

See you soon!

~ Charlotte x