How To Make Life Style Changes
In this blog I’m going to show you some of the big life style changes I have been making over the past year plus give you a fantastic recipe with incredible food that your going to love. I changed my career from writing and tarot reading to making jewellery and accessories. This was a big step for me but one of the best decisions of my life as I’m in love what I do which is getting creative and getting paid for what I enjoy doing is a bonus.
My top 4 tips for making any kind of changes in life is take baby steps, keep a record of your progress to build confidence and give yourself plenty of pat on backs. If you are making changes in your business then keep your customers informed and assure them that they are still going to get fantastic customer service, great products but even better products and services. If you are making life style changes for your wedding then why not team up with another bride and motivate and encourage each other each step of the way!
The second step was to re-brand my jewellery and accessory business which was a major step for me. I had to source out new suppliers whilst others informed me that their products were vegan so that was a huge relief as I had already invested lots of money into my materials. I had already wrote some of Earth Faeries tales which you can find on here on my website and then discovered one of the characters names no longer fitted in with my branding.
It was many months of wondering how to get round this until I had an aha moment. I changed the characters name and several other minor details and now can go forward again. So I’m sorry to all of my followers who have been reading the stories and waiting for the next chapter – I am in the middle of writing it now. Here’s one of my Earth faeries characters being drawn up. Her name is Onyx and she is the keeper of yes you guessed it – all onyx stones. She is almost ready to be painted. My designer sent her through today so it was a happy start to the day.
The third change for me was to go from being a vegetarian to a vegan. I changed my branding first of all and made all of my products vegan and then my life style just followed suit.
Becoming vegan was something I had always wanted to do for ethical reasons however I have a sweet tooth and didn’t know how on earth I’d get round that. And has it been easy to do? You bet it has! I have been vegan about three weeks and I am wondering why I didn’t do it sooner as my dairy free vegan food and desserts that I have been making is scrumptious and I was amazed at how much variety there is if you love cooking. I’m left wondering how on earth I never knew how many scrumptious alternative foods are out there.
I must admit I have a sweet tooth and I didn’t know how I would cope with quitting chocolate. Enter Deliciously Ella the cook book that changed my life plus lots of great recipes that my daughter has been trying on me. And I haven’t looked back. My daughter has also become vegan which is good because we are getting to bounce ideas for new recipes off each other. I’d like to share this one with you that my daughter made me. It is a dairy free chocolate mouse made out of cacao and avocado’s plus lots of other awesome ingredients that are good for the body. You can’t taste the avocado’s and trust me you will be coming back for seconds. But don’t take my word for it, why not try it for yourself.
Recipe for Avocado Chocolate Mousse
2 ripe avocados
4 ripe bananas, peeled
12 Medjool dates pitted
4 table spoons of coconut oil
5 heaped teaspoons of cacao powder
Drizzle of golden syrup – 2 tea spoons (optional)
Sprinkle of chia seeds
This recipe has been taken from Deliciously Ella book by Ella Woodward an adapted.
Slice the avocados in half, remove the stones and peels the avocados. Put the avocado flesh into the food processor
Add all remaining ingredients apart from the chai seeds into the food processor with 5 table spoons of water and the syrup and blend it.
Put the finished mixture in four bowls and sprinkle over the chai seeds.
Keep refrigerated for about three hours for it to set and then voila…enjoy!
Do you have other dairy free vegan desserts you can share with me as I’d love to try them
Love Melanie from The Earth Faeries
Do you have any vegan recipes to share with me? Please leave them in the comments section.