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Rock My Bowl Recipe

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I’ve recently come across Rock My Bowl, and tried the cacao sea salt granola this week.  Which is amazing and I really don’t think the bag is going to last very long unless someone hides it from me!

Founder Rebecca, only started the company in January of this year and has kindly given us a recipe to share with you and answered a few of our guest blog post questions.  If you try the delicious smoothie bowl, please share and tag on instagram so we can see.

Where do you live and with whom?
I live in Brockley with my partner Robbie he owns more clothes and shoes than any one I have ever met before!  and our 3 year son Jude.

How was Rock My Bowl born?  Where can we find you now/over the summer?
I started Rock my bowl because when I had my son I realised that having a substantial and delicious start to the day was so important but yet many people don’t eat breakfast or just shove a piece of cold toast in they’re mouth. I began experimenting and spending a lot of time in the kitchen. I never intended to make it a business but I had been making my granola ,porridge and elaborate salads for friends and family for years and everyone kept saying to me you should have a cafe/food business. After turning 40 last year I just decided to go for it … I have been amazed at the response.
Rock my bowl is at druid street market every other Saturday but also we have so much great stuff going on. A new 6 week brunch market in Hackney from 24th July. a pop up in Old street underground station for 2 weeks in September. Everything we do is usually on IG or our website.

What is the favourite bowl to eat in your house at the moment?
We eat a LOT of my porridge at home,I always have it for lunch when i’m doing events. My partner who used to eat crumpets for breakfast is the one who tends to get a pretty incredible bowl every morning (That’s usually the first image I post) For me I have a power bowl every day.. it’s basically a small bowl of fruit. yoghurt,  sometimes grains and lots of superfoods and boosters and a generous sprinkle of granola.

What/who inspires you?  Are you very health conscious?
My biggest inspirations are the chef Anna jones. Her books are my absolute favourites and the authors of the blogs www.greenkitchenstories.com and www.mynewroots.org
Incredible recipes and images and i use them both in my everyday cooking.

I’m pretty health conscious.. I have always made exercise a huge part off my life and i’m not particularly nice when i don’t work out. At the moment it’s a class at Frame or a workout from Youtube. Healthy eating tends to come hand in hand with that. That said I believe in balance.. I eat out a lot and I certainly don’t skip the desert. I have attempted to give up coffee and Gin but it’s just not any fun.  My weakness is an almond croissant from Little bread pedlar. I probably have one once a month although i think about them most days!!!!

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Remember to share if you try, have a lovely long weekend x

Happy Mallow

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Last month I came across the very new sweet treat business Happy Mallow.  Owner and mallow maker B, jumped in and launched her dream that’s been in the pipeline for a while after having her daughter.  You can read more about the beginnings here:

http://www.happymallow.com/our-story.html

We love marshmallows, so when I saw these gorgeous big delights I had to order a lucky dip box to try with the boys.  The box (hand delivered at that) consisted of 8 large mallows of various flavours to try, vegan and/or gluten free.  We had vanilla with sprinkles, chocolate orange (the eldests favourite), coconut & lime, rhubarb (seasonal) and hibiscus & mint.

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They were all divine, and I’ll be ordering again as there are other flavours that are tempting me back to try like the churros and hazelnut mocha.  While I’m at it I might have to try the hot chocolate blocks too.  Go and be tempted too  www.happymallow.com

Here are a quick 3 questions with the lovely B herself:

Where do you live and with whom?

I live in a little flat with my partner Tom, & our 10 month old Mia (affectionately known as Nugget), in Tooting Bec.

What do you love about marshmallows and what is your favourite flavour you’ve made so far?

I’ve always loved the classic pink & white marshmallows, and toasting them over campfires, but since experimenting I’ve equally fell in love with how versatile they are in terms of flavour. I do get a little carried away concocting different flavours, but my current favourite would have to be Hazelnut Mocha.

How have you found being a mum so far?  What’s your favourite time of day with your little one?

Since Mia turned 6 months I feel like I’ve started to relax into motherhood a bit more. I think we’ve managed to master some sort of version of the elusive ‘routine’ and she’s so much more interactive now & fun to be around. Unfortunately, I was diagnosed with PND (post natal depression) after her birth, but have been lucky in that I was able to get treatment quite quickly & have been feeling like my old self for about 4 months now. It was a massive shock & learning curve having PND, as is motherhood for anyone in fact, and I’m quite passionate about finding ways to help support other mothers who are suffering. Hopefully that’s something I can focus on in the near future once Happy Mallow finds it’s feet.

As for my favourite time of day with Mia…there’s always lots of moments in the day when she’ll do something to surprise me or make my heart burst, but I do love our little morning snuggles in my bed whilst she has her milk.


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