Lara’s 30 day Challenge- Day 12

2017- a FRESH new YEAR!

I’m Lara, co- founder of Foodstory Scotland.

I was feeling a bit demotivated and unchallenged towards the end of last year- 2016

So to start this year off I decided to do a 30 day challenge, a few staff and friends are getting involved too.

For the whole month of January we’re cutting out all dairy, meat, fish and refined sugar from our diet AND we’re
taking up yoga/stretches and/or mindfulness for 15-20 minutes a day.

I live/work in Aberdeen Friday to Tuesday and in live/work in Edinburgh Tuesday to Friday in case you wondered why I’m in two cities a lot of the time.

Yoga with Adriene- its great


Follow me here or on Instagram if you want to get involved too!

It’ll make you feel GREAT. Trust me. 🙂

Day 12- 

I felt SO much better today so did


ran up carlton hill

and ate pancakes!



Pancakes- I just kinda improvised here but I put around

  • a cup of gf flour (plain)
  • one tea spoon of gf baking powder
  • 2 bananas
  • almond milk until smooth
  • agave or maple or honey- around a tablespoon
  • salt (a pinch or two- you can use pink himalayan- thats great)

Dry ingred first and then slowly poured the wet ingredients in.

High high heat on the pan, you can rub oil (coconut) on the pan and then throw on the pancakes. I burnt one. And some of them were hard to take of the pan but the pan isn’t great.

I made a pancake stack with

  • cashew caramelo from Almighty foods
  • banana and apple and coconut and dried apricot
  • mixed toasted seeds



Went of a cafe hunting trip with my flat mate.

We went to Ostara cafe and it is INCREDIBLE.

We chose the baked sweet potato with

  • spicy houmous
  • a slaw
  • vegan chilli
  • and salad on the side and it was perfecto

Green tea and orange tea hit the spot too.


We got lost but eventually found William and Johnson coffee down by the shore.

Tis a cool place.

The guy there was really knowledgeable about the coffee and we had 2 pour overs- one from Burundi and I think the other one was from Colombian. The Burundi one was lovely and fruity.


This challenge just doesn’t seem that tough anymore.

Got back and had loads of coconut rice left over from last night so invited a friend around and gave him it. 🙂

I made Vietnamese rolls with

  • peanuts
  • avocado
  • cucumber
  • carrot
  • mint
  • crispy garlic
  • garlic tahini sweet potato sauce

You can dip it in tahini or vinegar or just have it plain.

It was deliciousa!!!!

Love it.

Evening exercise– DANCED.

Exciting news– On our travels today I saw a property for a potential cafe and I rang up for a viewing. We’re viewing it on Monday. Yip eeeeee. One day we might just have a  cafe in Edinburgh. That’ll be a great day! 🙂

I feel so positive and I feel this challenge and new way of living, eating, exercising it giving me so much drive and passion for LIFE. I hope its doing the same for you. Keep going.


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