Real Neat Blog Award

Awards

The amazing Raphaela from the Hummingbird Redemption has nominated us for the Real Neat Blog Award. Please check out her artistic, heart-felt and inspirational content.

This award is another friendly and light-hearted award to get to know your fellow bloggers and to recognise their achievements. 🙂

 

The ‘rules’ of the Real Neat Blog Award are: (feel free not to act upon them if you don’t have time, or don’t accept awards etc.):

  1. Put the award logo on your blog.
  2. Answer 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you.
  3. Thank the people who nominated you, linking to their blogs.
  4. Nominate any number of bloggers you like, linking to their blogs.
  5. Let them know you nominated them (by commenting on their blog etc.)

 

The Hummingbird Redemption’s Questions:
  1. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Photo: China By: Bilwander_Flickr

Both: East Asia! There’s so much culture and so many amazing wonders to see and experience. It would be incredible and possibly life changing!

 

2. Favourite colour?

Photo: The colour run london 2015 By: Riccardo Carlucci_Flickr

Both: We cannot choose! We both really love earthy tones: brown, dark green and blues, but it can really depend!

 

3. What are you reading at the moment?

Photo: Book By: Pedro Jesus_Flickr

Alex: An old Raymond E. Fiest novel.
Lynn: About health related issues and too many recipes (haha)! I have to stop and head back into the kitchen!

 

4. What is your favourite animal?

Photo: Dolphin By: richardlaszkowlcz_Flickr

Both: We don’t have a favourite… but agree that penguins, dolphins, meerkats and flying squirrels are pretty cool!

 

5. What do you dream about?

Photo: Dream Mean To… By: Allie Rohletter_Flickr

Alex: Nothing, is there something wrong with that?!
Lynn: Literally, unfinished tasks (lol)! On a more meaningful level, for everyone to be happy and really make the most out of life.

 

6. What makes you laugh?

Photo: laugh By: trintrinkurbstompa_flickr

Photo: Laugh By: trintrinkurbstompa_Flickr

Lynn: Hmmm, people that always think they’re right… and oh, well I do love a good comedy!
Both: British humour: a mixture of wit, sarcasm, satire, deadpan and self-deprecation!

 

7. Do you prefer silence or music?

Photo: music By: Robert Couse-Baker_flickr

Photo: Music By: Robert Couse-Baker_Flickr

Both: A mixture of both. Your mind and body needs both positive stimulation and ways to relax!

 

8If you had nothing stopping you, what would you do?

Photo: Travel By: Cuba Gallery_Flickr

Photo: Travel By:Cuba Gallery_Flickr

Both: Travel the world and make large donations to charities.
Alex: Take control of all the world’s oil reserves and then distribute them equally.

 

9. If you could talk to somebody who has passed away, who would it be?

Photo: Crown By: Jason Train_flickr

Photo: Crown By: Jason Train_Flickr

Alex: King Joffrey from Game of Thrones.
Lynn: Some horrible medieval tyrant…

 

10. What would you say?

Photo: Speach bubble x-1 By: Poesls Photos_flickr

Photo: Speach bubble x-1 By: Poesls Photos_Flickr

Alex: Just laugh…
Lynn: How do you want to die…

 

Now on with our nominations! Hmm, seven questions, nope, ten is more fun! 😛

 

Our Questions:
  1. What are the three top foods that you have you eaten throughout your entire life and why? (#wearepeanutbutteraddicts)
  2. If you could meet any author, who would you pick?
  3. What type of music annoys you to the brink of insanity?
  4. What do you love the most about cooking your own meals?
  5. What is your favourite childhood memory?
  6. What angers you the most about the world that we live in?
  7. How do you make a cup of caffeinated tea (this is an ongoing joke in the UK!)?
  8. What is your one guilty pleasure?
  9. What’s the most embarrassing (or second embarrassing!) moment that’s ever happened to you?
  10. What country does your blog get the most visitors from?

 

Our Nominees:

This is always hard because there are just too many great blogs to list!

  1. The County Fare
  2. Charm of love
  3. HeenieBlogsFood
  4. The Bruges Vegan
  5. Youth Food- Meals Under Pressure Cooker
  6. Feeding Your Beauty
  7. Good Mother Diet
  8. The Calgary Beet
  9. Steady as They Go
  10. Beetroot Bomb
  11. The Healthy Haus
  12. Sunshine in Motion
  13. I Cant Believe That’s Healthy 
  14. Spiritual Foodie
  15. Cloudy Skies & Blackberries
  16. Is It Healthful?

 

 

One Lovely Blog Award

Awards

We have been nominated for the ‘One Lovely Blog Award’ by Bekah at: A Vegan With A Plan.

This award is another friendly way of getting to know your fellow bloggers whilst helping to give your blog supportive and mainstream exposure, and of course some recognition for all of your hard work! So we’d like to give a very big thanks to A Vegan With A Plan; we are honoured to have received this lovely nomination!

Bekah is a fellow science head with a love of great food, cooking, and recipe experimentation (especially when it comes to vegan foods!). She’s helping the plant-based/vegan community break out of the box with innovative and updated healthy and tasty meals!  Fellow vegan/plant-based eater or not, we’d recommend checking out her blog. 🙂

 

 

Below are the guidelines/rules for The One Lovely Blog Award.

1. Thank and link back to the person who nominated you (mention your nominator in your own award post with a link back to their original award post, which would be this one).

2. Share 7 things about yourself.

3. Nominate 15 other bloggers and comment on their blogs (usually on their about page or contact directly if necessary) to let them know.

 

 

Here are 7 quick facts about us…

Lynn Alex
1. I used to be a qualified dental nurse before I went on to do a degree in human nutrition. I think that people (over the pond!) would be happy to know that the average British person has better dentition than what ‘Family Guy’ likes to portray! 😀 1. Lynn and I started our plant-based/vegan lifestyle 11 months ago! We are still finding our way but it has been a really tasty and rewarding journey!
2. I love art and food preparation has provided me another artistic outlet. Cooking or baking though? It has to be the former (at least in this part of my life)! Baking might be therapeutic… but it’s not great if there are only two of you to eat the baked goods…and I also feel that eating it on a regular basis is not considered ‘Eating2Health’ (a biscuit is still a biscuit)! 2. Thinks: I know we should be grateful for have a democratic right to vote, but on the eve of an election you wonder what’s the point when after the last one we got a mish-mash government that no one voted for, nobody wanted, that did nothing they promised they would, and many things they said they wouldn’t!
3. We started our blogging journey seven months ago and are really appreciative of all the support and encouragement we have received along the way. 3. I did lots of adrenaline sports (surfing, snowboarding, mountain boarding, power kiting and mountain biking) when I was younger and now sadly I do none.
4. I live in limbo; I still have a hybrid accent after living in England for nearly 16 years! 4. Dietitians (no c!) do more than dispense meal plans and supplements. I work as a mental health Dietitian, but am a therapist as much as I am the diet police!
5. I/we hate social media (especially twitter!); it’s destroying our ability to spell, use punctuation and construct sentences…like…innit…jelly… Lolz…Sorzz Bruv! 5.  I’ve lived in five different locations in the UK!
6. I once met Gordan Ramsey, Lloyd Grossman and Jodie Kidd (but not all at the same time!). 6. I hate reality TV shows (see Lynn’s number 5!).
7. I have 20/20 vision and I’m quietly confident that I won’t need glasses ever (well, fingers crossed!). 7. I have 20/20 vision and I’m quietly confident that I won’t need glasses ever (well, fingers crossed!).

 

Now that you’ve heard these random facts about us, we’d like to nominate 15 other blogs for this fun award. It was hard for us to choose as we have come across so many lovely blogs in the last seven months… but we’d encourage everyone to check these guys out!

  1. The County Fare
  2. Veganquake
  3. Bubbles And Booyah 
  4. Italian Vegan Way of Life
  5. The Green Bowl
  6. The Yoga Journey
  7. Fat Girl to Ironman
  8. Kicking It Whole School
  9. The Circus Gardener’s Kitchen
  10. A Normal Woman’s Guide to (Mostly) Healthy Living
  11. Sweet on Greens
  12. The chaotic life of the Toad
  13. Bright Young food
  14. Active Beans
  15. Cooking With Toddlers

 

 **If any of these blogs are too busy to participate (or simply do not want to!), we fully understand…but we’d like to wish you all the best and happy blogging- keep up the great work everyone!

 

 

A Nomination For: The Liebster Award!!

Awards

We have been nominated for The Liebster Award by: BubblesandBooyah!

Thanks so much BubblesandBooyah for this lovely nomination! This is an award for bloggers from bloggers, to welcome new bloggers to the blogging community.

We think this is an awesome concept of getting to know your new fellow bloggers in such a friendly, supportive and light-hearted manner! We feel very privileged 🙂

 

Our job is to answer these questions from bubblesandbooyah and complete the rest of the rules below. Here we go…

 

1. If you could have one superpower, what would it be?

 Alex & Lynn say: Time manipulation! Give us 5 reasons dudes why this wouldn’t be a good idea?!

2. If you could do anything right now, what would you do?

Pack up and go travelling for 3 months! It’s been ages since we had a holiday… and the UK does not have nearly enough bank holidays compared to the rest of the world!

3. What is your favourite memory?

Alex says: Seeing a perfect reflection of a full moon on a calm sea.
Lynn says: A cold (but unusually sunny) day in Edinburgh when Alex proposed to me. 🙂

4. What are you reading right now?

We both love reading and expanding our minds; Alex had too many books for our small London flats, so the charity shops benefited from our annoying predicament!

Lynn says: Currently I am researching for articles and trying to re-read the book: Mindfulness
Alex says: I am reading The MARSIPAN eating disorder guidelines.

5. Where do you most want to travel, but haven’t been?

East Asia! There’s so much culture and so many amazing wonders to see and experience. It would be incredible and possibly life changing!

6. What is your “Booyah“?

A state of mind or what excites you eh….

Alex says: Knowing the new game of thrones is on that night!
Lynn says: Exercise. It’s the one thing that can truly tap into both your physical and mental sides at once and set you up for a good day!

7. How would your friends describe you?

Both: Kind, well-mannered, well-spoken, polite, generous, funny, healthy, smart, organised, smiley. Also..
Lynn: artistic
Alex: computer savvy

8. What is your biggest success up until now?

Surviving London and London’s underground system for 13years without having a meltdown!

London can eat you up and spit you out if you’re not careful! It’s also over populated, dirty as hell, has some of the worse drivers we’ve seen, it’s full of angry and impatient people that don’t know how to use a sidewalk and walk too fast for their own good, it’s the worse place to be when it’s over 25 degrees and its also a really expensive location to live in!

On the other hand, it’s full of culture (through the sites and the people that live there) and history, it still manages to have save some green masses (which is important!) as you need to escape everything and have a bit of zen; there is also something about it that always pulls you back when you leave.

9. Why did you start your blog?

Eat2Health is a new venture; it’s an extension of our new business (the quirks are still being ironed out)! We are both passionate about healthy eating and lifestyle advice and feel that it’s important to represent this field in an evidence-based manner… and highlight the bad science spread by gossip magazines and/or advertisers.

Lynn says: I also like trying and sharing new recipes!

10. What is your fave ice cream flavour?

None! We’re both vegans…but even in our pre-vegan days, various medical conditions prevented us from eating/enjoying it. To be honest, since we’ve gone vegan we don’t have strong sugar cravings anymore…So we’ll improvise…

Alex says: I love coffee and walnut cake!
Lynn says: I love baked goods that have a strong ginger, cinnamon or vanilla flavour!  🙂

11. What is the #1 most played song on your iPod?

Alex says: Gimme Shelter by the rolling stones!
Lynn says: Anything that gets me pumped to exercise, like The Kings of Leon or Ellie Goulding.

 

11 Random Facts About Ourselves!

Lynn

1. I am lactose intolerant and hate dairy!

2. I immigrated to the UK from Canada over 15 years ago.

3. My ancestry is half Scottish but I consider myself quite British now…but I am not a royalist (Sorry Will & Kate)!

4.I am a firm believer that actions speak louder than words.

5. I’m allergic to wasps and pretty much everything else to do with the outdoors… yes that includes cute farm animals & your pets!

6. I suffer from vertigo and also have a fear of spiders!

7. I can twist, roll and bend my tongue in half; I only discovered this in a ‘Ripley’s Believe It Or Not museum’!

8. I preformed the Heimlich on myself last year when a piece of mango tried to take me out. Not cool man- I love fruit!

9. Annoyingly one of my vices is peanut butter.

10. I’ve broken a wrist and a finger playing sports as a kid- but I still love ice skating!

11. I’ve run one half marathon- because that’s all my knees can genetically take!

 

Alex

1. I was a mobile go-kart instructor for kids!

2. I love adrenaline sports.

3. I’m allergic to milk!

4. I have one pair of jeans with big holes in them and no jeans with manufactured holes in them!

5. I nearly died in two car accidents when I was 18!

6. I’ve been in an air ambulance (see above!)

7. I have one baby tooth left. 🙂

8. I was a cool geek before tv made it cool to be a geek!

9. I like satire and occasionally slap stick.

10. I passionately hate any type of fly!

11. I prefer to be five minutes late than five minutes early! (Sorry Lynn!)

Questions from Eat2Health Blog:

1. What have you found to be the hardest thing about blogging and why?

2. Do you prefer sweet or savoury?

3. What’s the best movie you’ve seen this year?

4.  Do you eat2health?

5. What song brings you the most memories when played and why?

6. What’s the biggest challenge you’ve over come up until this point?

7. What’s your all-time favourite book?

8. Do you look at your glass as half empty or half full?

9. What’s your favourite dish to cook or bake in the kitchen?

10. Where’s the most exotic and/or interesting place you’ve travelled to?

11. What one piece of wisdom could you pass on to your fellow bloggers (not necessarily about blogging!)?

…Now list 11 random facts about yourself!

The Blogs We Nominate For The Award Are:

1.thecountryfare.net

2. All of life’s creatures

3.Italian Vegan Way Of Life

4. Feasting on sunshine

5.The Bruges Vegan

6.Greensarebetter

7.Life is Good

8.Veggies on the Counter

9. Health and Us

10.The Confidence Kitchen

11.Simplycleancooking

Your job is to answer these questions in a blog post and spread the Liebe!
Here are the rules of the Liebster Award:

1. Thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to their blog on your blog.

2. Display the award on your blog — by including it in your post and/or displaying it using a “widget” or a “gadget”. (Note that the best way to do this is to save the image to your own computer and then upload it to your blog post.)

3. Answer 11 questions about yourself, which will be provided to you by the person who nominated you.

4. Provide 11 random facts about yourself.

5. Nominate 5 –11 blogs that you feel deserve the award, who have less than 1000 followers. (Note that you can always ask the blog owner this since not all blogs display a widget that lets the readers know this information!)

6. Create a new list of questions for the bloggers to answer.

7. List these rules in your post (You can copy and paste from here.) Once you have written and published it, you then have to:

8. Inform the people/blogs that you nominated that they have been nominated for the Liebster award and provide a link for them to your post so that they can learn about it (they might not have ever heard of it!).

Woop woop! Keep up all this fantastic blogging, friends!

 

Kind regards,

Eat2Health