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Quorn Vegetarian Mince REVIEW

I've been a vegetarian for about five years now and during that time I haven't really tried many meat substitutes. After a little research, I decided that I wanted to try Quorn's Mince as it is now available at Woolworths and Coles in Australia. I found that there weren't many reviews out there regarding the product hence why I am writing this for anyone who may be interested.

The first ingredient in the 'mince' is Mycoprotein which makes up 94% of the product. What is Mycoprotein you ask? Well according to Quorn, Mycoprotein is "...a nutritious member of the fungi/mould family similar to that found in blue cheese." Sounds pretty appetising right? After reading this I was honestly preparing for my meal to turn out being a disaster.

Upon opening I found that the 'mince' looked almost identical to frozen cooked beef mince which is pretty impressive. I would describe the scent as hard shell corn tacos which was in no way a bad thing. I was going to be using the 'mince' as a base for burritos so I fried up some onions, and then added my 'mince' to the frying pan with some tomato paste as directed. I then added my spices and cooked for ten minutes.

I found that the 'mince' itself had no taste, it just absorbed the flavour of whatever it was being cooked with. The texture was similar to how I remember beef mince being maybe just a little softer. Although the softness may have been my fault as I did leave it on the heat for longer than 10 minutes. I think that this product would be perfect in a bolognaise or pasta sauce and I'm excited to try that next. It's unfortunate that the product is not vegan as it does contain eggs. But despite that small factor I was pleasantly surprised and may even purchase it again as it definitely adds more volume to a meal.  If you are a vegetarian or attempting to cut more meat out of your diet I recommend trying it out!

Price: $6.20 for 300g (Woolworths)
Ingredients: Mycoprotein (94%), rehydrated free range egg white, caramelised sugar, barley malt extract, acidity regulator (calcium acetate), firming agent (calcium chloride).

First Lush Kitchen Order - The Comforter Body Lotion Review

A couple of weeks ago the Lush Kitchen released The Comforter Body Lotion and since I'd been waiting for an excuse to buy something I decided that this was the item. For those of you who don't know, the Lush Kitchen is a part of Lush UK that release exclusive products daily. At the end of each working week they release a menu of the items that will be released the following week and on which days those products will be able to be purchased. Now if you live in the UK delivery is fairly cheap.. but if you're like me and live international shipping can get quite expensive, £9.95 to be exact (approx $17 for us Australians). Nevertheless I decided to grab the body lotion since I love the comforter scent alongside a Lava Lamp Bath Bomb which is a part of the regular UK range (and has recently been released in Australia). It took 17 days from when I first made my order for it to arrive at my door which is pretty good considering the distance! Overall I had an excellent experience ordering from the Lush Kitchen and I can't wait to buy more. On to the products!!

Zoella Beauty Review

A couple of months ago I decided to finally order some products from the much loved Zoella Beauty range. I was unsure which of the scents would appeal to me the most so I decided to get a product from each of the collections so I could test out the scents. I bought Soak Opera from the original collection, Foam Sweet Foam from the Tutti Fruity collection and Bath Latte from the newest collection, Sweet Inspirations. As you can see all the products are packaged beautifully and are extremely appealing to the eye. As well as this none of the products are not tested on animals although I'm pretty sure they're not vegan. When I purchased my items Soak Opera and Foam Sweet Foam were reduced slightly but I've provided the recommended retail price (RRP) as the prices do fluctuate quite regularly.

What I read - June 2016

Hey guys, something you probably don't know about me is that reading is something I'm really passionate about. I've been a bookworm all my life and just love how a story can transport you to another worlds and open your eyes to so many new ideas and perspectives. Since I've been trying to make this blog more personal I have decided to write about the books I read during the month of June. I am hoping to make this into a series so I hope you like it!

Cruelty Free Tag!

I was exploring the internet recently and came across a cruelty free tag by Grace Pamela MUA the Cosmeticcouturier which was posted in 2012 ( a long time ago I know) and I thought it looked interesting so I decided to give it a shot. If you're interested in also completing the tag I'll post the questions below this post and please post the link in the comments if you decide to try it so I can have a read. :)

Ethique Solid Shampoo & Conditioner

A little while back I received a sample of Ethique solid shampoo and conditioner in a subscription box that I'm subscribed to. Athough it wasn't the right type for my hair it intrigued me enough to try it out. I'd never tried a solid shampoo bar before this and it seemed like a really interesting concept. After using the bars a couple of times I visited the companies website to check out what else they had to offer. 

Massive Lush Haul!

It's been so long since I've written a post and honestly, I've really missed it! School has been the main reason for my non existent blog posts along with work. Hopefully I'll be able to find a little more time and try and start up regularly scheduled posts as this is something I really am passionate about.

Moving on from the boring stuff, a couple of weeks ago I travelled on up to Melbourne which of course meant I had to go on a massive spending spree at Lush! The Easter range had just come out so I was lucky enough to grab a couple of limited seasonal products. I hope you all had a wonderful Easter filled with lots of chocolate and time with family!

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