Vegan Nutella Cookies


These cookies help me forget that I totally failed at Lent. My Lent-alution (Lent-resolution) had been to start meditating every day for ten minutes. I managed a week. I did feel the benefits of that one week, but I didn’t properly prioritise it, and I felt quite frustrated often while I was doing it. I’m going to try going to meditation classes to see if having a guide makes it a bit easier. Lentfail.

One thing I absolutely didn’t fail on is these lovely cookies. I made a batch for a friend who has a new baby, as I wanted to give her something nourishing but delicious to snack on when she’s only got one hand free. They fit the bill perfectly – the nuts and seeds give minerals and protein, and they really do taste like Nutella, from the cocoa and ground hazelnuts. You could use an egg instead of the linseeds if you wanted.

Did you do anything different for Lent? Did you do better at it than I did? 

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Best Blog in the 2014 Running Awards – Thank You!

Gold-Blog-Veggie RunnersAll weekends are created equal but some weekends are more equal than others, or something like that. We incredibly lucky Veggie Runners had the most fabulously unequal weekend ever – hurrah! First, we went to the glitzy Running Awards ceremony in London. We wore our best frocks, put some slap on and rocked our high heels (or more like rocked about/wobbled in them until we could cope no more – us and heels, not a great combination).

The do – we’re from Up North; it may be a ceremony to some but it’s a ‘do’ to us – was marvellous. We hung out with some of our favourite running bloggers: Lazy Girl Running, Simon Freeman, Liz Goodchild, Leanne from Run Mummy Run and Lunges and Lycra, y’ know, totes our running homies… We met brand new lovely people, such as Barefoot TC, and finally came face to face with pals who we’d only ever emailed with, from Yurbuds to Breathe Unity. We love people, we do.

We were having such fun wining and dining and chatting negative splits and blisters that we kinda weren’t too fussed about winning. But then we did – win, I mean – and totally changed our minds. We’ve never been more yippee in our lives!

Drumroll. Silence. Our names were called by the famous man from the TV (Mike Bushell, a runner himself). ‘And the winner is… (pause for effect) … Veggie Runners!’ Holy flippin’ yahoo!! We won. You helped us win, we love you. Yes, we did get a bit emotional but thankfully they didn’t let us make a speech or we’d still be there blubbing.

Nobody starts a blog to win awards. We created ours just to blather on with like-minded people, but have inadvertently found the best, funniest community who provide us with such support and lovely feedback. We literally could not have done this without you – thank you so much!!

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