Nelly Elliott

Newcastle based blogger, mama, creative, coffee-only with my oxygen, vegan, plus-size fashion lover and feminist.

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Whiskey Flavoured Scottish Tablet.

Today is St Andrews Day in Scotland. I have Scottish grandparents and red hair so I think of myself as a honorary Scot, or at least I do on St Andrews Day and Burns Night so I can justify eating vast quantities of Haggis and Shortbread. Yesterday at work we had a little celebration at lunch time…

Black & White Coconut Cookies.

I feel like I should preface this blog post with the fact that I have managed to munch my way through 4 (that's right, 4!!!) of these magically moreish cookies in the past 23 minutes. Seriously, if I hadn't made them myself I would of sworn they contained crack. I don't often make c…

Winter Warmer: Spicy Carrot Soup

Well it is officially winter, I don't know about you but Jack Frost has definitely been nipping at my nose. The temperature may be dropping but my appetite seems to be increasing at a remarkable rate, all thoughts of eating healthily and losing weight have gone out of the window and all I can …

Stuff What I Did - Episode One

I have been a blur recently, I've been to so many places and done so many things I have hardly had time to think let alone write about them. Every time I go somewhere in the back of my mind I am thinking about how I would blog about it, taking photos to share with you all, then before I know …

It's beginning to look a lot like...

CHRISTMAS! Before I jump into this post, have we all seem the John Lewis Christmas advert? I know people have mixed opinions on it, but I think its cute, the Hare's sad "I miss my friend" face gets me everytime. Just in case you live under a rock and missed it... I have a confe…

Meal Planning Monday - 18th November.

Gratuitous Picture of my Cat I had a very busy week last week, so feel like I didn't cook at all. This week is looking much quieter so I am keen to get back in the kitchen and back to normality a little. I ate out a lot last week and on Wednesday night I ate a massive amount of lovely cheese. …

The Battle of the Stand Mixers: Sage vs Kitchenaid

One question I get asked a lot is if I would recommend the Kitchenaid artisan mixer. I use mine a lot in home baking and you'll often see a cheeky flash of green in my blog photos. I got my KA Artisan mixer for Christmas last year, I had wanted one for so long and was thrilled when I found one …

Meal Planning Monday - 11th November

Gratuitous Picture of my Cat Hello, My name is Nelly and its been nearly a month since my last blog post... Sorry! Life has just got in the way recently and my words just wouldn't form sentences. I have been very, very busy though and will be filling you in on all the gossip in the next few …