3 Great Ways to Use Left Over Pastry Dough

3 Great Ways to Use Left Over Pastry Dough + Recipes

Baking pastry often create left overs. Make sure you do not waste any, by turning scraps into delicious treats. If you have any kids around, get them involved in cutting out cookie shapes, making pizzas, cheesy breadsticks . .  Alternatively, as I found in the past, left over pastry also makes wonderful play dough that will keep them […]

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Meat Free Meal Plan 24 Oct

Plan Ahead Your Meat Free Week – 52 New Foods, Pumpkin & Halloween

Half-term holidays, clocks going back tonight and Halloween just around the corner: what a hectic week ahead! Meanwhile, I have been busy cooking for  52 New Foods blogger challenge.  The 52 New Foods Challenge is a new family cookbook by Jennifer Tyler Lee presented as a family cooking adventure to try a new food each week of the year.  […]

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Maille - Tantalise Your Tastebuds with Healthy Eating

Tantalise Your Tastebuds with Healthy Eating

  If you enjoy cooking for your family and friends, you know the healthy benefits excellently prepared food brings to the table.  When you have good eating habits, prepare your dishes with health in mind, and follow the four food groups, your family will certainly be healthier, happier, and in better shape both physically and […]

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10 Homemade Vegan Treats for Halloween

10 Homemade Vegan Treats for Halloween

October half-term is always full of excitement in our house. Kids are counting down to Halloween and enjoy getting involved in spooky cooking. They are full of gruesome inspiration. My 7 year old is devising an “interesting” recipe for eyeball cupcakes which so far looks fit for the occasion. Holidays are the perfect time to […]

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Green Kitchen Travels

Green Kitchen Travels – Review, Recipes + Giveaway

I could not have picked a more exciting cookbook than Green Kitchen Travels to be hosting my first Book Blog Tour.  It is a book I was instantly drawn to, as it appeals to two of my passions: meat free cooking & travel! Green Kitchen Travels is the second cookbook by David Frenkiel & Luise Vindahl (the […]

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Eating Better Meat - Understanding Welfare Labels

Eating Better Meat – Understanding Welfare Labels

Being a flexitarian has always been for me not only about “eating less meat” but also, when you eat it, about “eating better meat”. By “better meat” I mean meat from animals that are properly looked after and raised to higher welfare standards. Animal farming has changed a great deal over the past 70 years or so. Our growing appetite for […]

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Plan Ahead Your Meat Free Week – Wild Mushrooms Melts, Butternut Squash Enchilada & Blackberry Porridge

Plan Ahead Your Meat Free Week – Wild Mushrooms Melts, Butternut Squash Enchilada & Blackberry Porridge

Welcome to another week of meat free meal ideas. The Indian Summer has been replaced by rainy cold weather. The type of weather that makes me crave hearty food. So here is a selection of some of my favourite seasonal recipes. The Londoner’s  Wild Mushroom Melt makes an easy dinner that you can serve with […]

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10 best 30 minute vegetarian meal

10 Best 30-Minute Vegetarian Meal Recipes

Whenever I speak about the flexitarian diet, people are usually very receptive “yes of course, eating less meat makes sense”. Then comes the usual objection “I am not sure I have the time though, cooking vegetables takes so much longer than meat”. Most of us lead busy lives juggling jobs, family and everything else, yet time […]

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9 easy ways to garden tomatoes

9 Easy Ways to Use All Those Garden Tomatoes

The title of this post is very ironic as our tomato crop was so poor this year, we just had them in salads. Last week end I got tomato envy, dining at friends who regularly produce tons of them! Green, yellow, red, chocolatey in all shapes and forms their home grown tomatoes made a beautiful centrepiece […]

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Plan Ahead Your Meat Free Week – Blackberry, Figs, Pears and Wild Mushrooms

This week’s meat free meal plan is packed with seasonal recipes with lots of comfort food to ease into chillier Autumn days. For those of you foraging make sure you try the delicious “Blackberry Coconut Smoothie Bowl” and “Courgette & Wild Mushrooms Risotto”. I often make popcorn for the kids and love the recipe below of […]

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