Out and About|Palm Vaults

Featured image: @barrancooo

On my birthday, my sister and I had brunch at Palm Vaults. The café is decorated in a very urban way. You can tell even before entering the café, that you aren’t entering your normal cafés like Costa or Starbucks. You will be surrounded with pastel decor and plants hanging beautifully from the ceiling. Oh and if you are a vegan, you will be spoiled for choice!

To begin, I had a Lavender Latte and toast with tomato, basil and pesto. My sister had a mushroom toastie.

Continue reading “Out and About|Palm Vaults”

*24*

If you have been following me on instagram recently, you might know that I celebrated my 24th birthday a few days back.


18217371_629897570550465_646985501_n

The day before my birthday, I took the train to London from Leicester and met up with my sister there. I booked a place through Airbnb few weeks back, so that’s where we stayed.

Continue reading “*24*”

Apps to Help with Weight Loss


Sometimes when you find changing your lifestyle hard, technology can make it easier for you. I have used and still use a few apps to help me with my weight loss and here are the three apps I use. Continue reading “Apps to Help with Weight Loss”

Food Diary


This year so far, I have not been going regularly to the gym. I have been ill and only trained whenever I felt fit enough for it. But it is now time to get back to training properly again.

Even if you are not able to train straight away, the best way to start being healthy is by eating the right food. I try to plan ahead, which makes shopping easier and cheaper.

So to make things easier for you, I have made a Food Diary printable for you!

untitledfoodwithlogo2

 

Progress photo #1

beforenow

I took the picture on the left after I lost about 5kg. Believe it or not, I was even bigger before I even lost the 5kg and it was noticeable.

I do apologise about the picture quality and the dirty mirror :P

My Weight Loss Journey


Today I’m going to talk about something that I’ve never been able to speak about confidently before. Those of you who know me personally, already know that I started my weight loss journey at the beginning of the year, in March to be specific. Have I achieved my goal weight yet? Nope. But one thing that I have come to the realisation about, is that I am most definitely not the only person who struggles with weight loss.

To put it bluntly, I was obese. At the beginning of my journey, I went to the gym about six times per week and ate three times a day. I made sure that half of my plate was filled with veg, quarter of it with protein and the other quarter with carbs. Continue reading “My Weight Loss Journey”

Out and About|Lake Agnes, AB

Lake Agnes, Alberta - Canada - www.rockpaperwhisk.com

Want to know about my experience of hiking for the first time to finally see this beauty? Click ‘Out and About’ on the menu tab or just scroll down to see the post about my hiking experience and more!

For more pictures of my stay in Canada, why not follow me on instagram?!

x

Like, Follow and Share!

It’s that time again! If you haven’t done so already, go follow me on instagram and twitter: @rockpaperwhisk, and also like my facebook page: Rock Paper Whisk 

If you liked any of my posts, share it with your friends and family!

Also, I would love to get some feedback! Let me know what kind of posts you would like to see more of and is there anything I could change or need to improve?

x

Facebook - Instagram - Twitter - www.rockpaperwhisk.com

Zimtsterne (Cinnamon Stars)

This was my first attempt at making Zimtsterne and I have to admit, they do taste great! Unfortunately, this will be my last Christmas Cookie Recipe for this year! :(

To make your own Cinnamon Star Cookies (about 40), you’ll need:

  • 3 egg whites
  • 225g sugar
  • 2 tbsp vanilla sugar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice 
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 300g ground almonds
  • 100g icing sugar

Other stuff you will need:

  • rolling pin
  • flour
  • IMG_1409[1]cookie cutters (star shaped)
  1. Beat the egg whites
  2. Add sugar, vanilla sugar, and icing sugar to the mixture and beat for 10 minutes. This hurts like hell!
  3. Add lemon juice to the mixture
  4. Leave 6 tbsp of the mixture aside
  5. Add cinnamon and almonds
  6. Fold the ingredients carefully. Folding is basically combining delicate mixture into a heavier textured mixture. This will make sure that both the mixtures are mixed properly.
  7. IMG_1422[1]Sprinkle the worktop with a bit of flour and roll out the dough
  8. Cut out star shapes using your cookie cutter
  9. Place them on a baking tray with baking paper
  10. Preheat the oven to 150°C
  11. Brush on the mixture you left aside earlier on the cookies (4.)
  12. Put the cookies in the oven for 25 minutes
  13. Leave to cool for a few minutes

And that’s it!

How to Hollow Out a Light Bulb

IMG_5471.JPG

Things you will need:

  • a light bulb (obviously…)
  • old box
  • pliers (flat nose pliers)
  • screwdriver (or old tweezers in my case)

And for safety reasons, I would recommend you to wear a pair of goggles and some gloves. I just wore my glasses and didn’t wear any gloves and ended up getting a few cuts…

  1. Place your old box or bin or whatever you want to use on the table you want to work on and hold the light bulb above it
  2. Remove the solder using your pliers and twist to get it off properly
  3. Crack the glass insulator (the black bit) with the pliers
  4. Once you have removed the insulator, take a screwdriver and crack the tube inside the light bulb
  5. Take the bits out by using the pliers and just empty the rest in the box
  6. Once you have made sure that the bulb has been hollowed out properly, clean the bulb thoroughly!

And that’s it!

Oh and watch out for my Light Bulb Project! It will be up soon!

RELAUNCH!

IMG_5425.PNG

It’s going to be a month since I started my blog. The one month was just a trial to see if it was going anywhere.Turns out I do enjoy it and have decided to actually carry on with it. On the 4th December, the new site will be relaunched, with a new name, new website, new design, more posts that might interest you and even giveaways!!!…So watch out!!!