I love having a day off in the week, it usually means town is quieter then it is at the weekend and I can either catch up with a friend, spend some quality time with my Mum or indulge in some 'me' time where I can tick some of my to-go places off or enjoy some gallery hopping.
Earlier in this month I took my Mum to my favourite pink cupcake shop where I enjoyed a soy latte and bought her the prettiest cupcake that we could find, strawberry and champagne - use to be my favourite, decorated with pretty pink petals and buttercream (I am seriously willing Peggy P to start making some vegan friendly treats) after sipping on our beverages and enjoying the vast array of valentines decorations. I took myself off to Marylebone to walk around one of my favourite galleries the Wallace Collection. Full to the brim with beautifully decorated rooms, decadent art work and stunning arm chairs and sofas. Marylebone is the perfect part of town for some aimless wandering around, eyeing up all the beautiful cafes, restaurants and people watching, paying visits to every book worms paradise Daunt Books wall to ceiling with hardbacks and novels.
I finished the day by wandering down to Soho and buying myself a (strong) coffee and some cherry jam for my boyo from one of the best shops Lina Stores that green facade and mint and cream decoration always gets me.
1-2 bags of Nakd Strawberry and Cream nibbles
Approx 8 strawberries
160 ml unsweetened almond milk
2 tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
6 tsp dairy free yogurt (I use vanilla but strawberry or coconut would also be delicious)
Add the oats, half the bag of Nakd nibbles and 4 strawberries chopped up into a jar or bowl (I use a kinder jar, super easy to transport) and stir to combine.
Mix in the milk, syrup and vanilla extract.
Leave in the fridge for at least 6 hours or overnight.
You can serve simply by just heating up this mixture (on the hob or microwave will do) or by filling up the rest of the jar with the yogurt, the nibbles and fresh strawberries and eating it cold. I love the way the strawberries go kind of jammy once heated but I equally like the way the whole oats taste cold - ideal for the warmer months.
Found from the wonderful wallflower kitchen and slightly adapted.