Now these are no ordinary toffee apples. No, these are scooped onto a raw spiced almond cookie, topped with your favourite coconut yoghurt and a sprinkling of my Dust Granola. No, these are, in fact, a taste bud explosion! Much like the fireworks display we would be ooh’ing and ah’ing over later. So onto the recipe.
Makes 6 cookies
For the cookie
1 cup of pitted medjool dates
1 1/2 cups ground almonds (you can use whole and whizz them up in a processor yourself, too)
3 tbsp pure maple syrup
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
For the apples
3 medium-sized apples – sliced thinly
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp clove – ground
1 1/2 tsp ground ginger
1 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
2 tbsp pure maple syrup
2 tbsp date nectar/syrup
optional: pinch of Himalayan salt
*You could also use mixed spice here — I happened to have them separately. You’d need about 3-4 tsp.
grease-proof paper/baking paper
lined baking tin (or plate will also be fine)
cookie cutter – my preferred shape was a star — what shouts fireworks-inspired cookies more, right?!
rolling pin – hands will also do just fine
What to do:
1. First, preheat your oven to about 150 degrees. Now onto making the cookie base. Place all of your ingredients into a food process/blender and whizz together slowly until the ingredients combine. Leave a small amount of the ground almonds with which to roll your dough out. You may also need to scrape down the sides of your blender.
2. Once you have a dough-like consistency, sprinkle the remaining almond meal onto a surface where your dough does not stick. Press or roll out and use your cutter to create about 1cm thick shapes.
3. Place your cookies onto a plate or tray and place in the fridge/freezer for about 30 minutes to harden up. You may need to leave them for a little longer if putting in the fridge.
4. Now for those delicious sticky toffee apples. Thinly slice your apples, leaving the skin on. Put in a baking tray and add the rest of the ingredients. You can add more spice, if desired, and a tiny pinch of salt. Bake until slightly browned, soft and gooey. Around 20-30 minutes, but do keep an eye on them!
5. Remove your cookies from the freezer, spoon a good dollop of the warm apples on each, and serve with your favourite dairy-free coconut ice cream or yoghurt (and not forgetting a sprinkling of Dust Granola and some extra maple syrup)! These also make for a killer leftover breakfast, — just add a few chopped fresh apples or other desired fruit, another handful of Dust Granola, and you’ve got yourself a pretty amazing, healthy starter meal!
Source: Raw Apple Cookie Recipe + FP UK Bonfire Night http://blog.freepeople.com/2015/11/bonfirenightcookierecipe/#ixzz3qcXTzHQf
Source: Raw Apple Cookie Recipe + FP UK Bonfire Night http://blog.freepeople.com/2015/11/bonfirenightcookierecipe/#ixzz3qcX6DQtv
Source: Raw Apple Cookie Recipe + FP UK Bonfire Night http://blog.freepeople.com/2015/11/bonfirenightcookierecipe/#ixzz3qcWpTiPg
Source: Bldg 25 Blog – The Free People Fashion & Inspiration Blog http://blog.freepeople.com/#ixzz3qcVuP9Xc
Rails Mayan Summer 2015 Collection Tulum, Mexico
Rails clothing has grown from a small label started by Jeff Abrams in 2008 to a full collection of apparel and is now being sold at top international retailers. This unique southern California charm is very sleek yet outstandingly unique.
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As the warmer summer months draw near so does festival season. Music festivals have always been known as a place for artistic freedom where everyone can come together to share their mutual love for music. Its also been known as a place for outlandish fashion and unique style. The free willed “any thing goes” mindset of festivalgoers have paved a road for this quickly growing quirky trend. Even though to some, festival outfits may look as if they were just thrown together, there’s always a recipe for creating the perfect festival look you. The recipe is no secret, but it does vary from person to person. When putting together your next piece, as a committed festivalian, don’t forget the importance of drizzling a drop of your own unique touch into the blend.
The recipe for festival fashion goes as follows – Your festival look should be zesty, fearless, and bold. Don’t be afraid to add that extra bracelet or two. If you can’t decide which necklace to wear, go for both or all three. The festival mindset is about letting go and breaking free so reflect that in your clothing.
They say you are what you eat, but you are also what you wear. So throw on those ripped jean overalls you have been dying to try out. Style it over your favorite cropped tank and layer it with a bold statement necklace. Add a pair of fringed boots or tie up gladiator sandals and you have yourself a comfy and "easy-to-put-together" festival outfit. There are many great pieces you can always combine to create your perfect look; from graphic tees, vests, funky hats, chunky glasses, and crochet tops to leather shorts, flowy skirts and bohemian pants. When it comes to festival fashion the combinations are endless and at every festival there are always new outfits that will make a memorable statement or start a new trend. So buy your ticket, grab your favorite pieces and get ready to put together your next daring fashion statement.
Images from Jen's Pirate Booty
Photography: FreePeople Instagram
While the weather becomes colder, leaves fall and days become shorter. The sun then seems to shine brighter; suddenly our days seem warmer and summer draws closer. As the seasons change so does our skin. This transition may cause our skin to go from flaky and dry during the winter to shiny and oily in the warmer months. Unlike the beauty of the changing seasons, this can become very frustrating because any adjustment to the skin can cause blemishes and acne. Therefore throughout the year it’s important to keep up with your skin, because clear skin can always make you feel more confident. One of my favorite ways to clear and maintain healthy skin is to drink tea. I have found that there are three teas that can unleash a mass of benefits for skin. These are all caffeine free but nutrition filled herbal teas.
Dandelions are mostly known for growing in random places, but they are also surprisingly one of the best teas for skincare. Dandelion tea is infused with antioxidants and powerful immune system strengthening elements. So drinking a cup of this can help your skin stay youthful, healthy, and glowing!
Green tea is probably the most popular of these three teas. Drinking a cup of green tea in the morning or before bed is a very beneficial way to naturally better your skin. Not only is green tea full of antioxidant as well but it also works to protect your skin from sun damage by reducing free radicals and inflammation. So keep green tea in your everyday diet your skin will look younger and smoother than before!
Peppermint tea is cool, refreshing and great for your skin. One of its many great qualities is that it can relieve stress, which can help acne as well. It is also known to improve the problem of oily skin and rids the skin of dead skin cells. So if you have dry skin then drinking this tea can boost new skin cell growth and get your skin glowing and healthy in no time!
No matter which tea you decide on, all three are great ways to improve your skin and keep it healthy and glowing. This way you can become the most confident version of yourself. So next time you're lounging in your everyday tee don’t forget to grab a cup of your favorite tea as well.
Exploring Our Edge
Planet Blue Prismatic Collection for Blue Life Yoga and Active Wear
Photography Henrik Purienne
Muse Mara Teigen
Hair & Makeup Crystal Boyce
Planet Blue, boho chic clothing, has opened up an active wear collection with a top of the line unique vibe for a very fit "Blue Lifestyle." The Prismatic collection seeks inspiration from the pure edginess that lives within us all . This incredibly stylized collection is truly one of a kind and definitely deserves to be seen so take a look and shop here at
When it comes to picking out what to wear in the morning we can all sometimes get stuck staring blankly into our closets at what may seem like an endless possibility of options when in reality, you feel as though you have “nothing to wear.” Well fear not, because a simple tee could answer all your fashion quandaries when deciding which pieces to put together. Tees come in all shapes and sizes, making them perfect for everyday casual, going to class, or going out with friends. You would be pleasantly surprised to see the different outfit combinations you can make with graphic tees, dress tees, tank tees, slouchy tees, and the list continues. Focusing your outfit around one of these types of tees will make you look confident, cool, and naturally stylish.
With some high-low shaping and creativity watch your simple tees become your next wardrobe go-to staple. You can take a tee dress, wear it with bralette underneath, and pair it with a jean vest or leather jacket to add some edge. There is always that comfy slouchy sweater you can wear over your tank tee or dress tee with tights or leggings and boots. Then if you add a layered necklace to the equation you will radiate a subtly graceful vibe. Tees can quickly become the ultimate stable you can accessorize with anything you have in your closet whether it is quirky or simple.
Wearing a tee is about feeling good not because you’re flashy and over the top but because you love your own skin, it’s about sense of self, it’s about you. So grab your favorite graphic tee that expresses your mood, throw on some boyfriend jeans and you’re ready for all the adventures your day has to offer.
Photography: Karsu Nalbantoglu
POSTED: 27 JAN. 2015
For Love and Lemons Spring 15 Pacific Getaway
Photography Zoey Grossman
Muse Luma Grothe
Styling Ashley Glorioso
Beauty Ashlee Rose Clay
Well, they did it again. For Love and Lemons OWN the whole sheer lace placement thing. No one else can touch it! Popping colours in corals and reds, bottle greens and iridescent lilac set against the tropical backdrop of (im thinking… Hawaii?)… Divine. Deeeee-viiiiiine! Get me on a damn plane and over to Hawaii now!!!!
Shop it all HERE.