Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

I love peanut butter cookies. My mum used to make them for me and my brothers and sister when we were kids and the delicious texture and nutty taste always brings back that sense of nostalgia.

My friend has decided to go vegan recently and so I thought I’d help her out by finding some nice recipes for her to try. I found this one for Peanut Butter Cookies on allrecipes.co.uk  and it looked lovely. So I figured I should share it with you too.

Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies

Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies

You will need: 
75g Vegatable Margarine
50g Peanut Butter
50g Caster Sugar
50g Demerara Sugar
100g Plain Flour
1
pinch of Salt

Method:
Firstly, you need to blend the margarine with the peanut butter, whether you use crunchy or smooth peanut butter is up to you, I guess it will give different textures. Then stir in the sugars.

Next, stir in the flour to make a dough. If you want to be really thorough you can sieve the flour in.

Divide the dough into 18 balls and space them out on a greased or lined baking tray. Flatten each cookie slightly with a fork, criss-crossing the fork on top can look really nice.

Bake for about 15 minutes at 200°/Gas Mark 6 until light brown.

Carefully remove them from the baking tray and leave them to cool. Then, simply, enjoy!

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Gentle, Organic Make-Up Wipes from Natracare

Natracare Cleansing Make-up Removal Wipes

Natracare Cleansing Make-up Removal Wipes

Sensitive skin needs treating with care. We women can often treat our skin roughly while scrubbing off our make up at the end of each day.

These new cleansing make-up wipes from Natracare have been made especially for sensitive skin. They will gently, yet thoroughly remove even the toughest of waterproof mascaras.

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Rooibos Teas – for a bit of ‘Tea’-LC

There is a commonly used British phrase that tells us ‘A cup of tea will fix just about everything’. This might actually be the case for Rooibos Tea, otherwise known as Red Bush Tea.

Rooibos is naturally caffeine free, which means it doesn’t need to go through any chemical process to remove caffeine and qualify it for the noble ranks of caffeine free beverages. This makes Rooibos a suitable natural choice for those wanting to avoid caffeine for any of the many health reasons, including expectant mums and children.

There are many antioxidants packed into Rooibos, these are great for your body and do so much to help you keep healthy.

A specific antioxidant found in rooibos is called, chysoeriol.

Rooibos is also rich in minerals that are vital to our health, including; magnesium, which is essential for the nervous system; calcium and manganese, which are good for strong, healthy bones and teeth; zinc, important for metabolism and iron, which is essential for aiding blood and muscles distribute oxygen through the body.

There are many benefits to drinking Rooibos Tea in place of normal black tea or coffee not least of all the refreshing taste.

We’ve just taken on this new range of Rooibos tea from Tick Tock teas, there’s

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Tick Tock Rooibos Teas

three delicious new flavours for you to choose from, all with these amazing benefits to your health:
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If you’ve tried them let us know what you thought, we love getting your feedback.

 

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Naturita Pure & Natural Pink Himalayan Sallt

Naturita Pure & Natural Pink Himalayan Salt

The Himalayas are one of the largest mountain ranges in the world, stretching across Asia. It’s renowned for its wonderful peaks like Mount Everest. But some will associate the phenomenal stretch of mountains with ‘salt’ – pink salt at that!

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Naturita’s range of Himalayan Pink Salt includes Course Crystals, Medium Coarse Crystals and Fine Milled Crystals. They’re completely 100% natural, unrefined and have no additives. It’s just pure salt.

Himalayan Salt has a really great flavour and crunchy texture. It’s great to use raw, sprinkled on food, or in your cooking.

As well as being used in cooking and as a condiment, Himalayan Salt is very popularly used as a ingredient for a beauty regime. It can be combined with other ingredients to create a natural home made scrub. The replenishing nutrients within the salts are also great for stimulating circulation and soothing sore muscles, so it works great as a natural bath salt too.

 

Natural Vegan Handmade Soaps from Suma

All Natural, handmade soaps from Suma

All Natural, handmade soaps from Suma

Working in an office that is mostly run by women, things like a new range of soaps causes much excitement! Which is exactly what happened when this new range from Suma came up to the office.

The range is all beautifully handmade from natural ingredients and essential oils. They come with the vegan stamp of approval and, of course, are not tested on animals in any way.

If their ‘earth friendliness’ isn’t enough to catch your attention then maybe the delicious fragrances will. Here’s the choice:
Lavender & Lime
Grapefruit & Mandarin
Peppermint & Pine
Aloe Vera & Wheatgerm
Lemongrass & Chamomile
Bergamot & Green Tea
Geranium & Rose
Cinnamon & Orange
Tea Tree & Eucalyptus
Coconut Milk & Ylang Ylang
Patchouli & Hemp

what a selection, and they all smell so lovely, I just can’t decide which one I like most. Of course, like most soaps and body care items, they’re each designed for different types of skin so it’s worth browsing through them to decide which one’s right for you.

They’re so beautiful that all of our customer service team have given into temptation and bought one each to take home already!

 

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Movember - raise awareness for male prostate care

Movember – raise awareness for male prostate care

Have you noticed a few more moustaches around this month? It could be something to do with Movember.

Movember is the celebration of all things related to men’s health, with a particular focus on prostate and testicular cancer.

If you visit the Movember website there’s lots to appeal to men and there’s good advice on how to stay healthy too. They include tips on watching your weight, keeping fit, checking your family history and reducing your stress.

At GoodnessDirect we offer supplements specifically designed for men’s health such as Higher Nature True Food All Man which provides probiotics, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and botanicals.

There is some thought that the extract of Saw Palmetto is particularly useful when it comes to a healthy prostate. Researchers believe it has anti-inflammatory abilities that restrain testosterone and could reduce the production of prostate cells. However, there is also a concern about the possibility of strong side effects so it’s worth being aware of these.

Finally, whatever your health situation, it’s always worth paying attention to your diet. There’s a lot of interest in how  the right nutrition can cut the effect of disease, particularly when it comes to Omega 3 and other anti-inflammatory foods.