Peace, Love & Energy Dip
If you’ve found yourself going back to the same humous recipe one too many times, this is an easy and flavourful upgrade that we promise you’ll be whipping up anytime you’re hosting or just feeling a little peckish. Made from a creamy base of avocado, nuts (cashews or almond), and chickpeas, season it to your taste and add a dash of lemon or orange juice for a citrusy kick. Perfect for sharing with crackers or tortilla chips, it’s also a great addition to sandwiches, burritos, quesadillas, and can be thinned out with a dash of olive oil for a deliciously creamy salad dressing. Sprinkle on some extra curry powder, roasted cashews, or chickpeas for added texture.
This Barcelona-based brand believes that innovation and tech are the future of the fashion industry, with a mission of making luxury designs accessible and sustainable. Aiming to become the world’s first stock-less brand, each of their bestselling items are made to order on a weekly basis, hugely minimizing waste and their environmental impact. By reducing logistical costs, the beautifully crafted items come with an affordable price tag – a win-win. Vegan-certified, carbon-neutral and locally made, the team behind Laagam take every step to ensure they uphold the core values of the brand.
Simple Pleasures by Clare Chambers
A quietly witty and deeply poignant tale of love and loneliness, Simple Pleasures is a sharply written novel that is the perfect read if you’re looking for some escapism. Set in 1957, in south London suburbia, local journalist Jean Swinney leads a mundane life, bound to the duties and disappointments of the everyday. When a young woman, Gretchen Tilbury, claims that her daughter is a result of a virgin birth, it’s down to Jean to determine whether she is a miracle or fraud. As Jean grows closer to the Tilbury family, she is presented with the unexpected chance for happiness, friendship and love, but at no small cost. Part mystery, part love story, this is a charming novel that you won’t be able to put down.