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Starting again

Have you ever been thinking of doing something new and challenging,  maybe something you’ve been wanting to do for a long time, be it run a marathon, change career or maybe even set up your own company and follow your dreams? But do thoughts of how perfect it needs to be, how long it will take you to achieve your goal, and how other people who are already doing it excel at it, scare and paralyze you from moving forward? I cannot count how many times this has happened to me. Take my blog, for example. This is the third blog I’ve set up in the past 4 years and I’ve spent countless hours and so much energy on perfecting every little detail of Pattern of Taste (with the help of one of my best friends, Anna). Yet, I keep on having long breaks from updating it. There were quite a few things stopping me from keeping it up, but mainly comparing myself to how other people, mainly professionals, do it. The thought of the …

Matcha oat pancakes

As my obsession with matcha continues I have recently developed a brand new one – pancakes 😉 I started with the simple banana and egg pancakes but then I started adding my own touches to it and so far this recipe I am about to share with you is my absolute favorite <3 Ingredients;  4 tablespoons of rolled oats 1/4 cup of almond milk 1/2 teaspoon of matcha powder 1 egg 1 tablespoon of coconut flour If you would like to add a little bit more sweetness to it I could recommend a ripe banana or half teaspoon of coconut palm sugar 😉 Preparation; Mix together oats and almond milk and leave in the fridge (min 20 minutes) Add rest of the ingredients and fry like normal pancakes (preferably using coconut oil) Tip; When adding matcha powder to the mix, I would recommend to first stir it in with a tiny bit of boiled water so that it mixes nicely with the pancake mix 😉      

Nicer ice cream- nice cream!

As the sun decided to come out today in London my cravings decided to target ice cream… As much as I love Ben&Jerry’s cookie dough I love my thin (ish) waist more so nice cream it is! I don’t think many of you know how easy and delicious these things are and the only way to find out is to make them yourself;)   Ingredients; 2 frozen bananas 1 1/2 teaspoon of almond butter 1/4 cup of coconut water Preparation; Place everything in a blender and mix until smooth (yes, that’s all!;)) Let me know how you like them;) Love, Mags Xx

Cereal bars

You know that moment when you are craving a sweet snack and there is nothing at home that can satisfy it…it’s common, right? The other day it hit me hard so I opened a cupboard and there was nothing but seeds and nuts and that didn’t appeal to me as much… Little did I know that after combining everything I had in a  blender I will end up with like the most amazing CEREAL BARS ever! Anyway, let me share with you this little piece of heaven and do let me know if you made it yourself and how amazing it was 😉   Ingredients; 200g pitted dates (I used 100g dates and 100g figs) 84g honey 64g almond butter 112g unsalted almonds 135g rolled oats And then use your imagination and add little bit of anything you want: choc chips, dried fruit (like berries) or a banana.   Preparation: Process dates and figs in a food blender until it forms dough like consistency. Place it in a bowl together with oats and almonds. Warm …

Overnight matcha oats + green smoothie topping

Hi guys, we are back with some more recipes for you and we will try and give you some tasty ones at least twice a week now so stay tuned!;) I really used to hate porridge, my mum used to force me to have it every morning with some raisins (which I really hate) and it was haunting me until my adult life. Ever since I started my healthy living journey, I kept hearing and reading about oats and how good they are for you. Full of antioxidants, fiber, vitamins and minerals, what more can you ask for?! Finally I gave in and thought “let’s give them oats another chance” and so I went to Holland & Barret and bought the Neal’s Yard Wholefoods Breakfast Porridge Oats. I woke up the next morning and made them freshly with almond milk… I really did not like it. It was too hot, burned my tongue and it wasn’t sweet; it just tasted like childhood mornings! Then as my story goes on, while browsing on Instagram I stumbled …

Trainers, runners, kicks…

  Trainers, runners, kicks, sneakers it doesn’t matter how you call them I love them all and I want them all. I wish for them for every birthday from friends, every pay day I get a pair and sometimes when I’m feeling sad it makes me feel better to just go to Office or Footlocker and browse (yes, I know how sad it sounds). Nowadays, Nikes, Adidas, Puma and even Chanel started being very creative and year 2015 and 2016 brought some of my favorite pieces <3 Maybe one day I will show you my collection but for now I’d like to share with you my picks of the month <3 Enjoy and let me know if it inspired you to get a pair 😉 Adidas Originals Tubular Defiant Black/offwhite Where to get them? https://www.zalando.co.uk/adidas-originals-tubular-defiant-high-top-trainers-core-black-offwhite-ad111s0ac-q11.html   Air Max 1 White University Blue Cherry Blossom Where to get them? http://www.office.co.uk/view/product/office_catalog/5,21/2014494014   Puma Fierce Kylie Black Mono Where to get them? http://www.office.co.uk/view/product/office_catalog/5,20/2488705645   Nike Air Max 95 Ultra OG and Ultra Where to get them? https://www.footlocker.co.uk/en/p/nike-air-max-95-ultra-og-women-shoes-3209?v=315243785102 (on sale at Footlocker online!) Where to get …

Minimalist Jewellery – gold necklace

Recently I have been obsessed with simple and minimalist jewellery that you can wear everyday, with any outfit, regardless of the occasion. Something that matches your personality but does not overwhelm you (unless going big is totally your style!). One of the pieces I have been looking for was a short and delicate gold necklace with a small pendant, and so I was super happy when my lovely mum has gifted me with a necklace by a Polish designer Ania Kruk. I have been wearing it every day since and I don’t need to think whether I’m going for a casual, work or evening look, as it goes with anything. I am already looking around for another one to be able to layer them and now there really is a wide selection out there. Here are a few of my favourite ones:         Which one is your favourite? Let me know in the comments below.        

Peace – introducing the new artisan and organic beauty website

It was only recently that Anna posted about our top 3 favourite natural beauty online destinations and so we are extremely excited to share another, very unique website with you – Peace. We had the pleasure of being contacted by Huma, the owner of Peace, who is one of the most passionate people out there, living a healthy and green life, and wanting to share it with others. Hearing stories from people on what motivated them to live healthier and less toxic lives always brings us joy, and Huma’s store is no different. Similarly to us, Huma found it very difficult to switch to natural beauty products due to conflicting information and words such as ‘natural’ not being regulated. As a result, Huma trusted her skin only with handmade organic products which helped her skin to heal, after a skin rash she had developed as a reaction to cosmetics from big and well known brands. She strongly believes that less is more – and we couldn’t agree more, especially that our skin can absorb up …

5 tips to help you switch to natural beauty

We are back with the Clean Beauty series on our channel and this time we are going back to basics. If you’re not already familiar with the toxic ingredients in your cosmetics and their alternatives, we are here to tell you: we’ve been there! Trust us, there is a whole world out there with brands offering cleaner cosmetics doing the same, or even better job as their toxic counterparts. Watch these 5 tips that will help you in finding non toxic beauty products and to hear what worked for us. MENTIONED: Gaia Creams: ⊳ http://www.gaiacreams.com 15% promo code: PATTERNOFTASTE Ecco Verde: ⊳ https://www.ecco-verde.com Naturisimo: ⊳ http://www.naturisimo.com EWG – Environmental Working Group: ⊳ http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/  

Organic food – to buy or not to buy?

Organic food, and whether buying it is more beneficial for people and the environment, is an on-going debate. You can find a number of articles in press and online, analysing the results of various studies, which often are contradictory and inconclusive. Whilst big corporations are said to have paid for some of them to work to their advantage, by ‘proving’ that pesticides and GMOs don’t have negative impact on the planet and us, you will still find a lot of independent studies. I wanted to make my own stand on this topic, and so I started with defining the meaning of the term ‘organic food’. The word itself has taken its meaning from the organic matter that farmers use to fertilise the soil. Conventional farmers on the other hand, instead of using compost and animal manure, opt in for synthetic fertilizers. How convenient for them!! And I am not just being sarcastic here. My grandparents used to use animal matter on their farm and so I remember the smell during my holidays thre as a …