August out takes

August out takes  

Here's some of my favourite parts of the last of summer. You can follow behind the scenes of my Guac & Roll adventures on Instagram- @avainlondon 

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Breakfasts and brunches. From top left to bottom right: lemon and poppyseed gluten free, vegan pancakes at Naomi's (yes they are magic), big old fry-up at my Auntie's house, birthday breakfast for my Dad at home, and a get-well soon porridge just for me back in London.

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Out and about: swooning over the shelves at the Life Goddess in Fitzrovia (go for the soy flat whites, stock up on orzo and amazing wheat pasta shapes). Other people's houses means other people's recipe books! Doing a bit of Sunday research with Nigel Slater whilst on a mini-seaside holiday. My first trip to a vegan restaurant in York, at the Goji Cafeand the smoked tofu burger that BLEW MY MIND! And finally, a sweetcorn salsa for a birthday party with fresh corn and spring onions.

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Dinners to eat again and again: hearty ratatouille with everything from the fridge, Amelie's beautiful stuffed tomatoes, homemade chips and runner bean dinner I could eat every night of the week (yes I am inviting myself over again Amelie!). Seedy dinner with broccoli, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, tomatoes, radishes and giant cous cous. A fresh summer pizza with asparagus, leek and torn basil.

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Last days of summer: watermelon and cocktails at a house party, berries galore on holiday, a beautiful roasted vegetable tart at my BFFs, and a last attempt at making acorn squash tasty, roasted with marjoram and onion (nope, still not tasty).