Protein Chickpea Carrot Cake

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My other half was making a carrot cake for afternoon tea at my parent’s house. I love carrot cake so I eagerly popped all of the ingredients from the recipe into MyFitnessPal in the hope that I would be able to fit a slice in to my macros. The verdict: Per slice it was 662kcal, 8P, 57C, 31F. That’ll be a no then!!! Lol!

My chickpea cake recipe was a success as a vanilla cake and a bread so I thought I’d add some things from his recipe to my recipe and adapt it to create a healthy protein carrot cake. To try and make this even better, the carrots for the cake were home grown from my garden and had the most lovely sweet taste to them. I kept my fingers crossed and mixed everything together…

…Baked it for half an hour and sliced it…


… Then finally iced…

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Los Angeles: Food Edition #2

The Finicky Cynic

Greetings, bloggers!

It’s been a while since my last food post, but I’ve still continued to hit the streets of Los Angeles for some good ol’ grub. There’s a lot to catch up from this past month of food adventures, so let’s get to them! 🙂

The weekend after returning from vacation (in the Pacific Northwest), my family and I paid a visit to my grandparent’s house where my aunt, uncle, and cousin also met with us. We had lunch together and afterwards, we drove around the 626 area,aka“San Gabriel Chinatown,” where we popped into a boba shop to try its special sea salt taro latte. I’d been meaning to give it a go, especially when my cousin (more of a boba connoisseur than myself) had recommended it to me. That said, we got our drinks and drove back to our grandparent’s house to enjoy the smooth…

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8 Foods To Speed Up Your Metabolism

Chief Health

1. Greek Yogurt

Calcium burns off more fat than food items that lack it, and one cup of unsweetened Greek yogurt can provide 18 percent of your daily calcium needs. Plus, it’s only around 100 calories.

2. Celery

Low in calories, packed with fiber and filled with water. This natural diuretic takes quite a bit of energy to make it through the body.

3. Kimchi

Not only is kimchi beneficial for gut health, promotes healthy digestion and less bloating. It also improves cholesterol and carbohydrate metabolism, along with increased weight loss.

4. Spinach

Your body could use a huge dose of iron found in spinach. Iron helps carry oxygen to muscles in order to burn fat. Lentils and swiss chard will also do the trick if spinach isn’t your thing.

5. Lean Protein

Lean protein helps boost metabolism and builds muscle mass. The more muscle mass you have, the higher your…

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Standard Society 

BB blogs

Breakfast please!?
went to this place for breakfast after googling places for breakfast in Cardiff.

The decore is really cute, and defiantly something that I look for in places to eat, very rustic with brick work showing a abstract paintings on the walls, wooden tables and old school class room chairs and a open small kitchen! LUSH.

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My partner had a full breakfast whereas I went for the buttermilk pancakes, bacon and maple syrup! (Insert eye heart emoji here). Most places were I go and order pancakes they’re normal pre-made and defrosted. But here they make their batter and cook them properly which I really appreciate! It was so good! The breakfast uses really good products (bacon, sausages, eggs etc) the sausages were proper meaty and totally delicious!

They had a cocktail menu and a main menu so I think it becomes more of a cocktail/drinking type bar later on…

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