Plan Your Meat Free Week: Strawberry & Kale Halloumi Salad, Sweet Potato Noodles + Cherry & Plum Choc Mint Smoothie

Plan Your Meat Free Week: Strawberry & Kale Halloumi Salad, Sweet Potato Noodles + Cherry & Plum Choc Mint Smoothie

This week’s meat free meal celebrates the colours of Summer with some delicious vegetarian and vegan recipes that are quick and easy. My Strawberry & Kale Halloumi Salad makes the perfect meat free monday lunch.  The “Melon, Mint, and Cucumber Smoothie by Whole Living” or my “Cherry & Plum Choc Mint Smoothie” below make a refreshing […]

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Eddie Shepherd

5 Questions To: Eddie Shepherd

Described as “the Heston Blumenthal of the vegetarian world”, Eddie Shepherd is an award winning modern vegetarian chef based in Manchester, who made his name by creating exciting and unique dishes. His experimental style and use of new modern cuisine cooking techniques won Eddie Shepherd the prestigious Cordon Vert’s “Chef of the Future” competition in 2009. Expect to […]

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10 Summer Quinoa Salads

10 Summer Quinoa Salads

Quinoa is perfect for hearty salads. Gluten-free and wheat-free, it is a nice alternative to pasta, rice or other grains. Depending on what I am cooking, I like to use red, white or black quinoa (or a mixture of the three) to enhance other ingredients. Quinoa is ideal for vegetarians, vegans and flexitarians as it contains […]

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Meat Free Week Meal Plan: Vegan Salade Niçoise, Summer Veggie Power Bowls + Peach Green Smoothie

Meat Free Week Meal Plan: Vegan Salade Niçoise, Summer Veggie Power Bowls + Peach Green Smoothie

Summer is finally settling in so I have selected some healthy salads for this week’s meat free meal plan. Most of the recipes below are quick and easy as at this time of the year I prefer spending time outdoors rather than in the kitchen. Make sure you enter this week’s competition to win a spiralizer. […]

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Spiralizer Giveaway

GIVEAWAY – Win A Spiralizer Worth £29.95

Spiralz is an essential kitchen gadget for the vegetarian, raw food enthusiast or those looking to spruce up their salads. Create interesting salads from various firm fruits and vegetables by using the 3 different interchangeable blades; use one blade for spaghetti, one for ribbons and the other for spiral strands – no more boring salads! […]

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Spiralize It! Recipes + Giveaway

Spiralize it! Recipes + Giveaway

I have finally jumped on the spiralizer bandwagon and am absolutely loving it! I have been taming off my carb cravings by making some delicious raw salads and noodles from vegetables. Originally from Japan, spiralizers are a practical alternative to a julienne peeler. They easily transform vegetables and fruits into nutritious, low-carb noodles or ribbons that can be eaten raw or […]

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Clean Eating: The Anti-Diet Diet

Clean Eating: The Anti-Diet Diet

Clean eating is the latest craze, but it’s a food-related phenomenon with a difference. It’s not a diet – although it can help to bring about the benefits of a diet – but is instead a lifestyle choice aimed at giving you a healthier relationship with your food in more than one sense of the […]

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28 Recipes To Use Leftover Pasta

28 Recipes to Use Leftover Pasta

Transform your leftover pasta into a whole new meal with the inspiring recipes below. Pair spaghetti, rigatoni, macaroni, noodles etc.. with other ingredients that might be lurking in your fridge and you will have a delicious salad, frittata, bake, stir-fry etc.. If all else fail, you can simply fry up your leftover pasta with some […]

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Meat Free Week Meal Plan: Roasted Aubergine Saffron Salad, Goat's Cheese Tart with Chia Seed + Rhubarb, Strawberry and Banana Pie

Meat Free Week Meal Plan: Roasted Aubergine Saffron Salad, Goat’s Cheese Tart with Chia Seed + Rhubarb, Strawberry and Banana Pie

This week’s meat free meal plan has a definite Mediterranean feel. There is plenty to inspire you to cook some delicious plant based recipes such as my Roasted Aubergine Saffron Salad and Smashed Avocado & Broad Bean Toasts or the beautiful Goat’s Cheese Tart with Chia Seed Pastry from Taste.com. Have a great meat free week!     […]

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The Hidden Soy In Our Diets

The Hidden Soy In Our Diets

Praised for its health benefits, soy has, traditionally, been consumed in Asia as soybeans, tofu, tempeh, soy milk, soy sauce etc.. A staple of vegetarian and vegan diets, soy is high in protein (it is a complete non-animal protein), low in fat and a good source of fibre, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, vitamin Bs and omega-3s. Its protein […]

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