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A Very Merry Vegan Christmas

A Very Merry Vegan Christmas

I appear to have spent the best part of Christmas Eve in the kitchen with my 12-year old daughter making a variety of vegan treats to take along to my sister’s tomorrow for Christmas and I have loved having the time to do this. Usually during term-time (weekdays in particular) cooking is a race against time – … Continue reading

Yummy Vegan Mince Pies

Yummy Vegan Mince Pies

  Only 4 days into the school holidays and my 7-year old son is already going stir crazy! Hasn’t helped that I’ve been a bit under the weather so less enthusiastic about wandering around outside in the cold so this afternoon I decided a spot of baking was in order. I found a recipe for … Continue reading

The final push…and school’s out!!

The final push…and school’s out!!

Is it me or did the last three weeks of term D…R…A…G! For some reason, which is quite unlike me, I felt totally desperate for school to end. Even the kids were okay until this week but I’ve been feeling fidgety for the last three weeks. You know that feeling when you’re running on empty … Continue reading

A Vegan Life for Me!!

A Vegan Life for Me!!

So I have FINALLY taken the plunge head first into vegan life and I feel AMAZING!! I did mention in my last post that I was inching towards veganism but I have finally made the commitment and it feels so right. I stopped eating meat just over 2 years ago (I even remember the date- … Continue reading

Easy Peasy Mixed Bean Salad Recipe

Easy Peasy Mixed Bean Salad Recipe

I’m not sure if my photo does this dish justice but this is a really nutritious recipe that is totally easy to make. I basically bought one of those little lunch pots from Marks & Spencer in an “I’m starving hungry but far away from home” moment and it was so delicious that I figured … Continue reading

Broccoli anyone? National Vegetarian Week 2012

Broccoli anyone? National Vegetarian Week 2012

 In honour of it being National Vegetarian Week (NVW) 2012 here in the UK I have been trying out some new vegetarian recipes this week. Tonight’s offering was the family-friendly “Fusili with broccoli and mascarpone“. I say family-friendly because I successfully tested on my family and everyone enjoyed it – from a fussy 4 year … Continue reading

Eat in season: spotlight on Asparagus

Eat in season: spotlight on Asparagus

  In homage to all the yummy vegetarian food consumed over my self-indulgent retreat weekend I have decided to include an easy-to-make vegetarian recipe: Asparagus risotto. This is all the more fitting as British Asparagus season – a highlight of the food-lovers’ calendar – is upon us. Traditionally commencing on 1 May and lasting for around 7 … Continue reading