no more bad juju

OBLIGATORY WARNING.

(if you’re a loser that’s scared of normal female bodily functions, don’t read.)

listen, peeps. i’ve started using a menstrual cup… and it’s changed my life! it’s been a little over 48 hours and i’ve already called and texted numerous gfs like some sort of crazed telemarketer.

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but i am legit THAT excited. my juju cup cost $55. it is made out of medical grade silicone and comes in a handy little travel pouch. i can leave it in for up to 12 hours at a time and no longer worry about leaking or escapee tampon strings.

still need convincing? have a look at some of this information care of juju.com.au.

  • if during your period, you use five disposable products a day for five days, this equates to 300 disposable pads or tampons a year and over 10,000 in your lifetime.
  • in one year, you will spend an average of AU$90 on disposable products.
  • by using a menstrual cup, you will help the environment by reducing landfill.

i will admit that using a cup requires some finesse and i read a pretty funny tweet that about the cavernous depths of the vagina when trying to remove it for the first time… but it gets easier and you can do it shower until you feel confident.

so, seriously, do yourself a favour and buy one. you can thank me later.

cara x

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basic bitch brownies

it’s 930pm. i don’t have any flour. and i’ve got the munchies… what’s a girl to do?

thankfully, arman from @the big man’s world, was waiting in the wings, ready to help.

so, without further ado. here it is. 3 ingredient, super simple brownies with no butter, flour, grains or sugar.

ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce (with a pinch of cinnamon)
  • 1/2 cup drippy almond butter (i did half/half with peanut butter for some extra crunch)
  • 1/4- 2/3 cup raw cacao powder

instructions

  • preheat the oven to 170 degrees and coat a small loaf pan with cooking spray.
  • in a large mixing bowl, add your applesauce and nut butter and mix well. once mixed, add cacao and mix until fully incorporated and a thick, silky batter remains.
  • transfer brownie batter to pan and bake for 20-30 minutes or until a skewer comes out just clean (be careful not to overcook!).
  • allow the brownies to cool in the pan completely. then once cooled, refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
  • remove from the fridge, slice into bars and top with optional extras (raspberries, ganache or whatever takes your fancy).

Notes:

  • brownies need to be kept refrigerated but are also freezer friendly.
  • cooking time can vary, depending on your oven.

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ta da! you’ve just made yourself a delicious treat that is full of protein, antioxidants and general awesomeness. let me know how it goes by hitting me up in the comments.
cara x

meditation

newsflash. meditation is good for us. so, why do so many of us still resist it?

i know for me, it’s got a lot to do with the fact that meditation is HARD. but like anything worth doing, meditation and mindfulness takes practice and persistence.

if you are interested in trying mediation but are not sure where to start, this video does a really good job of explaining it.

and remember, you can always hit me up in the comments for some tips and tricks.

cara x

am i a liability or are you a liar?

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This is for the women who are told that they are too much.

 

Too loud.

Too bold.

Too opinionated.

Too big.

Too small.

Too fierce.

Too bossy.

Too stubborn.

Too brazen.

Too serious.

Too confident.

Too sensitive.

Too intense.

Too bright.

Too sexual.

Too crazy.

 

And they think they can shame us,

Back into cages.

But lions can’t be kept.

And we refused to be owned.

 

Love is not subject to conditions,

And we are no subjects.

 

We are wild women.

 

– cara ’17

new name, new year

yeah, yeah. i know it’s been the new year for like, 3 months now but i haven’t bought a diary yet so it doesn’t count.

just a quick note to let you guys know that i’ve changed the name of my site but the content will continue to be much the same, maybe with a little more pizazz (is that even a word?)

and just for reading, i’m going to give you a super simple recipe for pumpkin soup.

aren’t i the best? (don’t answer that).

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pimpin’ pumpkin soup

1 whole organic pumpkin (chopped relatively evenly but who actually cares it all gets mushed eventually)

1 brown onion (roughly chopped)

3 cloves of garlic (finely chopped)

1 tspn cinnamon

generous shaking of cumin

1tspn tumeric

2 vegetable stock cubes

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hey presto, chuck it all in a pot. you can cook off your onion first then add the garlic and spices. but if you’re lazy, do what you want. add some hot water and the stock cubes, bring it to the boil then turn down and simmer until soft.

 

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whizz it up till it’s smooth and creamy and voila! dinner is served.

until next time,

cara x