Amisa Organic

We here at The Amazing Blog love to bake. We were a little skeptical about switching out our usual mixes for gluten-free ones, but thanks to Amisa Organic, our worries have disappeared!

Amisa Organic produces only gluten-free food. The company avoids using additives, preservatives and chemical pesticides. It believes everyone’s body is unique and needs the right kind of food to meet a person’s special dietary needs.

Have you ever thought about making your own bread? Amisa Gluten Free Seeded Bread mix makes baking super easy. It’s wheat free and full of crunchy, yummy seeds. 

Fancy pancakes for breakfast? Amisa Gluten Free Pancake mix with buckwheat and wholemeal rice flour tastes just as delicious as regular pancake mix and will be a perfect and healthy addition to your mornings.

If you’re looking for a healthier way to indulge in chocolatey desserts, the Chocolate Cake and Brownie mix both have rich, deep chocolate flavours. As a chocoholic myself, I was quite happy with the results.

With all of these mixes, you can't even tell you're eating something gluten-free. They are that good!

Each mix is easy to prepare with step-by-step recipes on the back of every box, so it’s time to step up your gluten-free game and start baking with these new mixes. You can view Amisa Organic's stockist list here.

Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair This Weekend

Still trying to figure out when you’ll have the time to go Christmas shopping? Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair is here to help. The last fair of the year takes place just in time for everyone at The Amazing Blog offices and all of you to check off some names on your Christmas shopping list.

The vision behind Clerkenwell was a vintage ‘experience’ with traders from all over the globe. They also offer on-the-spot alterations, a vintage salon, personal shoppers, vintage style experts, resident artists, a florist and live music.

You’ll find a huge variety of products with over 50 stall holders containing designers dresses, pearl earrings, men’s silk ties, suits and pocket squares to vintage sewing patterns, haberdashery and more.

All of the traders are handpicked for selling top quality, authentic vintage, which will increase in value as time goes on; and when we say authentic vintage, we are talking about garments and accessories dating back to the 1800s. The newest accessories you will find are from the 1980s so trust us when we say that shopping at a vintage wonderland fair is the perfect way to find something that's one-of-a-kind. 

Plus, if you get tired of carrying around all of those shopping bags, you can sit down, relax and enjoy delicious food and refreshments in the English tea room.

It's about time you getting that Christmas shopping taken care of so make sure you attend Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair's last fair of the year on Sunday 23rd November between 11am – 5pm. It's £4 entry or £2 with an NUS card.

Obey Your Body - Bio Magnetic Facial Mask

Everyone’s heard of the Dead Sea, but do we really know what’s in it? The Dead Sea is one of the world’s saltiest bodies of water, making it too harsh an environment for animals. However, besides all of that salt, the Dead Sea actually produces minerals that are great for the body. Obey Your Body is one of the many companies that uses dead sea minerals in its products and we here at The Amazing Blog decided to give its Bio Magnetic Facial Mask a try.

Enriched with Tetrapeptide Decorinyl, the facial mask gives skin an instant firming lift. Containing energizing mineral-rich mud from the Dead Sea and nourishing and moisture-balancing plant oils, Vitamin E, Aloe Vera and Shea Butter, the facial mask acts as both a facial cleanser and conditioner.

Although the mask is a little pricey, it lasts for a very long time. My only issue would be the amount of oil in the product. I was expecting it to turn hard the longer it was on my face, but it just remained oily. However, my skin did feel soft afterwards. I think this product would be best for people with dry skin because I just have too much oil on my face already!

For the best results, apply the mask gently to clean and dry skin with the enclosed spatula. Make sure you do not apply to broken, irritated, or problem skin. Leave the mask on the skin for 3-5 minutes and then take the comb, wrapped in tissue or paper towel, and remove the mask from the centre of the face outward. Only use it 1-2 times a week with an interval of no less than 3 days in between applications

You can purchase the Facial Mask here for £253

PUNKU Quinoa Cookies

In an endless quest to find alternatives for breads and pasta, Quinoa has started to become a staple in Western World diets. Even at The Amazing Blog we love to include Quinoa in our daily meals, which is why we jumped at the chance to try some of PUNKU’s range of organic Quinoa Cookies from Bolivia.

The company recently launched a new flavour of Orange & Cranberry to add to their Chocolate Chip and Orange & Mango flavours. These cookies contain superfood organic Royal Quinoa which is only grown in a specific region of Bolivia. Quinoa is a grain-like crop grown primarily for its edible seeds and it contains all the essential amino acids. Quinoa is also a good source of manganese, magnesium, iron, copper and phosphorus.

Each box contains 12 individually wrapped cookies. These cookies are wheat, gluten, dairy and egg free, which makes them suitable for all types of eaters. We loved the fruity flavours that satisfied our sweet tooth and the crunchiness of the quinoa.  

Patricia Estivariz, the founder of PUNKU, grew up in Bolivia and wanted to introduce Bolivian foods to the UK. She imports the cookies from Bolivian suppliers who have developed education and health programs to assist their employees. That means that buying PUNKU’s products benefits hundreds of Bolivian families, giving them a better standard of living.

Not only do you get to indulge in these amazing and healthy cookies, but you get to support people in one of the poorest countries of Latin America. Who can say no to that?

The products are available to purchase in select food stores around the UK or directly online. Over the next couple of months, PUNKU will be introducing additional products so keep an eye out for those as well!

MuLondon Organic Marigold, Frankincense & Myrrh Face Moisturiser

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Who knew the wise men brought baby Jesus the perfect gifts to create a great moisturiser? We here at The Amazing Blog were lucky enough to stumble upon MuLondon’s The Organic Marigold, Frankincense & Myrrh Face Moisturiser.

Unlike most moisturisers, this product is not diluted with water. The company combined the perfect blend of organic Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil, extracts of Marigold and Blue Chamomile, along with the essential oils of Frankincense and Myrrh to calm, balance and repair the skin. Together, the ingredients create an effective anti-inflammatory cream and produce oils that work wonders to repair your beloved skin. It’s no surprise it was a Bronze Award winner in the 2014 FreeFrom Skincare Awards in the Problem Skin category.

You can use this moisturiser anywhere on your body as either a day cream or night cream, but it is best to apply on moist skin. Although it is suited for dry and mature skin types, any skin in need of extra care or nutrients will benefit from this product. You can purchase it for £15 for 60ml at the MuLondon website.