I am a plant based food blogger from Bath. My blog was created in my tiny narrowboat kitchen.
I spent 3 years living on a narrowboat (those long skinny ones) on the canals around Bath and Wiltshire.
Rough Measures was created in my tiny floating kitchen and has grown into a beloved space for me to share my recipes. I hit a bit of a rut in September 2014 and was feeling a little bit lost.
I started Rough Measures as a project to give me something to focus on, to give myself some purpose. Not only did it give me a portal to find my voice, it has taught me that food really does nourish the soul and mind.
I am proof that you can eat yourself happy, from the joy of creating wholesome meals, to the goodness you are providing your body.
Do whatever makes you happy, until it doesn’t make you happy any more, then do something else.
Mornings start with an early high-intensity gym session or run, except Fridays when I start the day with a BodyBalance session to wind down the week.
I get to work early to enjoy my desk breakfast – chia pudding with fruit or quinoa flake muesli with nuts and seeds, and coffee, always coffee.
I work Mon – Fri 9 – 5 and need snacks throughout the day to keep me going. We get free fruit at work which is a bonus. I bring a smoothie or carrot sticks and nuts / dried figs to keep hunger pangs at bay.
Lunch is normally a big salad with tofu/hummus or lentils. On colder days it’s leftovers or soup. My evenings are usually spent hanging out in the garden, with my boyfriend and cats or at my desk working on the blog. I try to have a few screen free evenings every week.
When it comes to snacks, these bars are absolutely delicious – it was one of my first recipes but has continued to be popular and I make it all the time!
My evenings are usually spent hanging out in the garden, with my boyfriend and cats or at my desk working on the blog. I try to have a few screen free evenings every week.
I’m a sucker for an early night so am usually in bed by 9:30 and lights out by 10 pm!