Green Machine Vegan Pea Soup

Having made this soup a few times now I think it’s just one of those dishes that you can easily make in no time for a quick tasty fix!

When it comes to food I’ve learnt less can definitely be more. This recipe is so simple and can easily be tweaked to your own tastes. I must admit I’m not much of a measurer when it comes to cooking, I tend to just throw things in that I think will taste good. Hence a lot of my measurements can be quite vague but a little bit more or a little bit less of an ingredient won’t make this soup any less delicious! Just trust yourself on what you think smells/tastes good and it can go a long way!

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Ingredients:

–Peas:  petit pois works best because they tend to be the sweetest, I would say I used about 4 cups of this

–2 small/medium or 1 giant onion roughly chopped

–A generous shake of thyme

–Handful of fresh mint

–2 tsp chopped chives

–1 vegetable stock cube

–350ml approx. boiling water

–1tsp soya sauce to taste

Steps:

1.) Sauté the onion on a hot oiled pan. So cook until the onion starts to get clear. If you find the pans starting to get a bit dry and the onion is starting to burn just add a splash of water to the pan. This will also help steam the onions a bit and cook them quicker.

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2.) Once sautéd add the minced garlic. This will start to smell lovely as the garlic starts to cook! Be careful  not to burn the garlic because it will turn bitter, just keep stirring it to move it around.

3.) Around about now you can fill the kettle up and put it on to boil. Also add the thyme, chives, soya and crumble up the stock cube into the pan. Keep stirring to prevent anything from burning and once the kettle has boiled add the hot water to the mix.

4.) Throw in the mint and peas giving the whole mixture a good stir before whizzing it all up. If you used frozen peas you might find you’ll want to wait for them to thaw out a bit before whizzing it. Don’t forget you can add more of anything so you get the taste you like! You might even want to add a sprinkle of sugar if your peas weren’t very sweet.

5.) Once whizzed bring it to the boil (or however hot you like) and eat!!! I ate mine with some sliced bread on the side with some pesto spread. YUM!

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What’s your fav quick easy meal?

Lisa

 

DIY Room Decor Ideas – Cheap & Easy!

Heya guys! How are you today?

So recently I have been feeling really creative and I can’t stop watching various DIY videos on youtube! One channel I recently discovered is Microscope Beauty and she does these amazingly addictive ‘Plan with me’ videos where she plans and decorates her diary for the week. She uses all the awesome stickers and really transforms the pages. It’s hard to describe but they are just so interesting to watch – you should definitely check them out!

Anyway a combination of that and DIY videos and pinterest has just got my creative juices flowing haha. I just want to decorate my room and organise everything really prettily haha. But… since I’m not at uni I can’t decorate my new room just yet, so I thought I would put together a collection of some of my favourite DIY room decor that are super affordable and easy to do! Lets pimp my imaginary room!!!

WASHI TAPE

Washi tape is absolutely amazing, I’ve seen it used to decorate so many things from laptops to lamps. One of my fav ways to use it is as a replacement for picture frames. If you don’t want to splurge on a big frame and your picture is fairly flat then washi tape is a great cheap alternative. You can get numerous colours and tapes on ebay or easy for only a few pounds!

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Socket Decor

I love the idea of surrounding ugly plug sockets with a colourful pattern. Simply print off your chosen pattern (or draw one) and cut it to fit the plug socket (making sure it doesn’t cover the actual socket). You can then stick it down with some double sided sticky tape!

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Water Colour Cushions

These DIY watercolour cushions are the perfect way to add some subtle colour to any room. They look so air and elegant! You can find out how to make these here with ellaclaireinspired

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This is another one of my favourite DIY ideas where you basically just paint a pretty pattern on a pebble! I think you go even further with this and for instance paint slates for drinks/place mats – the possibilities are endless. It’s also totally easy to find great pattern inspiration on the likes of pinterest and if you aren’t good at art you could simply print off a stencil!

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Shapes

Chose a shape, get some colourful paper (or even go minimal and use one colour like black) and chop it into lots of your chosen shapes. Then you can blue tack up on your wall or canvas in an arranged pattern or mosaic style or even totally random. This can be amazingly effective and its such a simple idea too!

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The Coolest Tea Light Ever!!

This is the coolest upcycling idea that I have seen in a long time and it is so so easy to do. Just cut off the bottom of a can (carefully aha) and poke holes around the letters using a needle – like in this Coke you can see below. Then you can use it as an awesome tea light! Don’t forget you can experiment with this by poking holes in different patterns such as circles!

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Which of these would you want to try? Comment and tell me – I would love to hear!

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Thanks so much for reading! If you liked it why not go check out my last post?!

lisaxoxo