Do you love food or yourself?

So last Saturday I had the pleasure of collaborating with Cook With Amore. Two Italian sisters based in London with a passion for good food and sharing this love with the community. Taking recipes from home and creating vegan alternatives, their recipes are a DEFINITE must-try for anyone working on the go.

I have found that I have got so caught up in working and being busy that I have le go of being aware of what I put in my stomach. 

While I have never thought of going vegan myself, individual recipes are certainly on my radar - particularly when they are this god damn tasty!

The girls explained to me that, for them, it is not so much about preaching the vegan diet but a question of self-care and love.

"Do you love food or yourself?" - Elena (Cook With Amore)

When they cook they ask you to question "how you feel after?" Does it look exciting to eat?

And to be fair, it seems so simple but it felt like an enlightenment moment.

Being on the go means picking up the nearest thing and quite often I do in fact sometimes overlook how it makes me feel.

I mean, sat here today I had a ready meal curry for lunch because it was cheap. However two hours later and my stomach feels bloated and uncomfortable. I feel begrudged to do much as well.

I am at least watching my caffeine intake and have stopped stopping by the biscuit bowl in the office kitchen. I don't actually really want them... I pick it up almost out of boredom!?

(Look at their cute aprons!)

From what I was lucky enough to experience, Cook With Amore is definitely a couple to follow! I would never have guessed that vegan Gorgonzola could taste as good as the original and beetroot would taste so incredible mixed with hummus and olives.

I then got round to asking about what one recipe they would pick for someone working on the go and stuck for time. They chose a quinoa and salad recipe:

Fast Salad

1 cup cooked quinoa

50gr mixed leaf organic salad

1 carrot grated

1 Tbsp pumpkin seeds

1 Tbsp sunflower seeds

2 Tbsp nutritional yeast flakes

½ tsp barleygrass powder (super food)

2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar

Mix all the ingredient together and enjoy!

"I usually bring this salad with me on the train when I go to Paris, what I do is I keep all the dressing and the super food in a different container and when is time to eat I mix everything together and is perfectly fresh!" - Monica (Cook With Amore)

Aside from their awesome food - I absolutely love these ladies for their message. It's super refreshing to find creators who have goals for themselves but also have a heart. Cook With Amore is all about giving life and love back into the community through food. It's like a breathe of fresh (mixed herbs) air. A message which, I believe, we all need every so often: to look after ourselves and love what we have in front of us.

What is your take on food on the go? Do you take note of what you eat when you're busy, or grab the nearest thing?

Han x