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Mediterranean Pasta Salad | Recipe

Delicious vegan Mediterranean pasta salad. Perfect to share with friends on a hot summer night :)

Granted, this is not the most photogenic dish I have produced. But what it lacks in looks, it makes up for in flavour. This mediterranean pasta salad is possibly the most delicious pasta salad I’ve ever made. It’s absolutely perfect for bringing to a (veggie) barbecue, a potluck picknick, or as a stand-alone dish on warm summer nights. It features some of my favourite flavours from the Mediterranean, is entirely plant-based, and is super quick and easy to make. In the summer when it’s really warm outside, I just don’t feel like standing in a hot kitchen for too long so I’ll reach for uncooked food more quickly. That means lots of crispy fresh veggies, but also some of those delicious pickled or oiled treats from jars. Let’s keep it realistic, yeah 🙂

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Menstrual Cup Update: One Year In

A year ago this month, I decided to take the leap and order a menstrual cup online. I’d heard so many great things about it from friends and strangers online, and I really liked the idea of using something more sustainable for my period.

My first two months of using a menstrual cup were a bit of a struggle, but by the third month I felt ready to record this video:

In case you’re unfamiliar with the concept of a menstrual cup, I really recommend you watch the video first, as it’s quite a complete introduction to the item. I explain what it is, how it works, how you insert and remove it… This post is more of a follow-up, so think of the video as part one.

When I filmed that video, I was still pretty much a menstrual cup beginner. I wasn’t 100% comfortable with my insertion and extraction methods (for lack of better words. Ew.), I’d still get some leakage when the vacuum didn’t form properly, and I still struggled with taking it out every now and then as it would travel up. Now that it’s been a year, I can safely say I’m even happier with my cup. So, much, happier. I honestly can’t imagine ever going back to another menstrual product.

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Why YouTubers Change So Much | Tea Time

Hello to you my lovely readers! I’m sorry for the slight radio silence. The annual “Wie Is De Mol” camp at our scouting was this weekend and, as always, it was madness. I was still there on Monday and spent pretty much all of Tuesday napping the tiredness and muscle aches away, so I didn’t manage to get my photo diary up. I’m back now though so rest assured! 🙂 I have a chatty video for you today.

It’s tea time! Go make yourself a cup of your favourite hot beverage and sit back as we chat for a bit. Today I wanted to talk about why YouTubers change so much. As always, feel free to share your opinion in the comments! Enjoy!

Blueberry Muffins | Vegan Recipe

Hey, I’m still on the baking streak! Another succesful batch of yumminess has emerged from the oven at Loepsie headquarters. This time I wanted to make something fresh and summery for the hot weater, so I headed over to my favourite vegan baking blog Chocolate Covered Katie and searched for a recipe for blueberry muffins. I adapted it slightly according to what I had in my kitchen, and because my hand slipped when I was adding the blueberries. As Bob Ross would say, this was a “happy little accident”, no regrets here whatsoever. Look at that amount of blueberries per muffin, haha! They turned out great so I definitely wanted to share the recipe with you guys.

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