{a day in the life} Amuse Your Bouche

Today’s “a day in the life” is Becca of Amuse Your Bouche. Becca has a beautiful blog full of delicious vegetarian recipes.

Read on to find out what interesting animals she keeps as pets…

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Tell me about yourself and how you started food blogging.

Hi! I’m Becca, I’m 24 and I live in the UK with my fiance. Back in 2011 I seemed to spend half my life reading food blogs, and decided it would be a far more productive use of my time to actually write my own, so Amuse Your Bouche was born! It has developed into a place for the simplest vegetarian recipes – people often seem to think that vegetarian food is either a) completely tasteless, b) completely unsatisfying or c) really complicated. I aim to show people otherwise!

Take me through your day.amuseyourbouche2

I work part-time as a Primary School teacher, but those days aren’t interesting – I just work 9-5 (well technically more like 8-4) like any normal person. On days when I’m not teaching, my schedule usually looks something like this:

8:30am – get up. As much as I like to pretend I’m a morning person, that really only kicks in at about half past 8. Any earlier and I won’t be too happy. I don’t often eat breakfast (I know, it’s bad, I should), but if I do it’s usually either cereal or porridge.

9-10am – reply to blog comments, read other blogs and leave comments, and try to decide what to cook that day (I’m not very good at planning things in advance).

10-11am – I go to the supermarket most days. I usually only need one or two things for the day’s cooking but I like having an excuse to get out of the house and have a walk in the morning.

11am-1pm – I cook, photograph what I’ve made, and then eat it (which is obviously the best part). The light in my kitchen is best for photographs at around this time, so I usually get cooking fairly early.

1-4pm – I edit photos, write my day’s blog post (usually it’s about something I’ve cooked a few days earlier), promote the post online, and then get back to reading and commenting on other people’s food blogs.

4-6pm – I sometimes have tutoring booked in for the late afternoon (I tutor teenagers in Maths and Psychology), so I’ll pop out for that.

6-7pm – I might watch TV or play with my pet rats (they’re gorgeous, I promise!). Usually by this time of night I’m beginning to switch off, but if I was really on a roll I might carry on with what I was doing before I went out.

7-11pm – my fiance is usually home by now so we’ll make dinner, and then we’ll either watch a film or a TV show, or head out to meet friends somewhere.

11-12pm – bedtime! I like to read for half an hour or so before bed.

What is your favorite day of the week? Why?

Fridays! I’m a supply teacher so can get called into work any day of the week, which is a bit annoying. But if no work comes in on a Friday, I know I have three full, uninterrupted days of blogging ahead of me, which I love!

What recipe on your blog are you most proud of?

That’s a really tough one! I’m proud of all my recipes in different ways – even if it’s something that only takes 5 minutes to make, I’m usually proud of how quick and easy it is! I think I’ll go for my Mediterranean vegetable flatbread with goat’s cheese. I had something really similar in a restaurant which was ridiculously amazing, and I just knew I had to recreate it at home. It wasn’t easy to figure out how to get the right flavours – the vegetables need cooking for a really long time to get them nice and caramelized – but I ended up with something that was actually even better!

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What recipe on your blog do your readers seem to love most?

My most popular recipe is my veggie burrito bowls. I was actually really close to not posting that recipe at all because I wasn’t happy with my first set of photographs. But I loved it enough that I made it again the very next day, re-photographed, and it went on to become my most popular post! It just goes to show that if you’re going to do something, it’s worth doing it properly!

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What is your guilty food pleasure that you’re embarrassed to fess up to? Kraft Mac & Cheese? Spagetti-o’s? Canned cheese? We promise not to judge!

Frozen pizza! When it comes to pizza I’m definitely not fussy – I’m of the opinion that there’s no such thing as bad pizza (apart from the 50p pizza that I had one time that was basically cardboard with ‘cheese flavoured topping’). I would honestly be quite happy to cook a frozen pizza every night of the week, but I don’t think my arteries would thank me.

What have you learned since you began blogging?

So much! I’ve learned about cooking, photography, blogging itself, and I’ve also learned that there are actually people in the world who are willing to listen to me talk about food! It’s ace!

Who would you like to see featured here in the future? 

Honestly, I’d happily read about anyone – it’s like reality TV to me, I’m so nosey. But I’d especially like to hear about Kiersten from Oh My Veggies, Chung-Ah from Damn Delicious, and Caroline from Chocolate and Carrots.

Is there anything else you would like to tell the world about yourself?

Only that if you’re currently a bit skeptical about vegetarian cooking, come and visit me over at Amuse Your Bouche and I promise I will convince you!

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Thanks Becca!  I want to dive face-first into that burrito bowl. 

You can find more of on Becca on Twitter, Facebook,  and Pinterest.

   
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4 comments

  1. flatbread and the burrito bowls look yummy

  2. nice to meet with you Becca. And I am heading over to get recipe for that flatbread and burrito bowl.

  3. What a gorgeous girl! Not sure why I haven’t been over to Amuse your Bouche before (need to remedy that, right now!). Thanks Rachel for always introducing us to amazing people from the blogging community. Becca, love your work! x

  4. Becca, your photos are making my mouth water! Yummmm. I can’t wait to try out some of your recipes!

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