april favourites | food, matcha & more

Spring is upon us at last! With many life changes finally behind me (moving, starting my career and getting into a new groove), I thought I’d round up everything I’ve loved over the past month.

The choices you make on the daily are so incredibly transformative. Surrounding yourself with a peaceful, supportive and beautiful environment, treating yourself with compassion and enjoying every aspect of your day is the single biggest favour you can do yourself. I wake up in the morning looking forward to a fresh start, excited to start all over again!

what I’m drinking

Well, matcha, of course. I can’t believe I only discovered matcha 6 months ago. I like it with oat milk, or whisked with hot water for a super grassy drink. I had a really nice Ippodo matcha at Japan House on Kensington High St. A quality matcha isn’t bitter – it’s sweet and doesn’t linger unpleasantly. If you’ve had a bad experience in the past (like I had!), I suggest you try again!

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I’m enjoying my KeepCup more and more. I’ve owned lots of reusable cups and always found a major flaw – hydroflasks keep my drinks too hot, plastic cups start smelling after a while and most lids are hard to clean by hand. I love KeepCup’s super simple clip-on system and glass tumbler. Because let’s face it – nothing tastes that nice in stainless steel or plastic. I own the smallest size, which is ideal for a flat white or shorter espresso-based coffees.

what I’m eating

Blueberry oats with almond butter & lots of seeds are on repeat this month. I have breakfast at the office to save time in the morning, and this breakfast is like a warm hug to start the day. I’ve been loving Sainsbury’s Spanish blueberries (not from South America!) and Pip & Nut’s smooth almond butter.

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I experimented with making my own crackers, and with huge success. They were gone in 3 days. I used these life-changing seeded crackers from my new Roots as a base for my recipe, adding almond butters and tamari for a salty kick. I threw some pine nuts in the mix, too, for an ultra buttery crunch.

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I fell in love with fennel. Especially shaved and dressed with a simple vinaigrette, eaten raw as a side to almost anything. It’s quite an unusual vegetable, and totally underrated. I like it roasted until soft and tender, too.

I’ve been using the FoodSpace plug-in this month to save recipes instantly. The Chrome extension makes it super easy to keep track of what you’ve found on a quick lunch break scroll!

what I’m wearing

Slightly warmer days call for slightly fewer clothes. I’m in love with my new COS jacket, which pairs well with jeans or a dress!

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I’ve also started wearing Origins A Perfect World after finishing my jar of Kiehl’s moisturiser. I wouldn’t recommend it for oilier skin; it’s thick and creamy and takes a little white to sink in. I’m loving the glow it gives my dry skin under some spot concealing. And the SPF 40 gives me good protection!

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what I’m reading

Bullshit jobs – a theory is an essay on the uselessness of most ‘modern word’ jobs. It’s kind of a kick in the gut; do I really spend all day doing nothing of value at all? It’s a refreshing point of view on how the world works; and a wake-up call to all of us. It’s lead me to ask myself how I can be of better service to those around me, and try to spend my time as efficiently as possible.

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what I’m listening to

Christine and the Queens is on repeat this month. Especially Paradis Perdus. Goosebumps.

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