7 Easy Ways To Add Vegetarian Protein To Your Breakfast

7 Easy Ways To Add Vegetarian Protein To Your Breakfast

A typical breakfast made of juice, cereal, toast and milk is high in carbohydrates and not the best balanced way to start the day. Adding protein to your breakfast is beneficial to both adults and children whether you follow a vegetarian, vegan, flexitarian or omnivore diet. Eating more lean protein in the morning helps regulate […]

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Meat Free Week Meal Plan July 25

Plan Ahead Your Meat Free Week – Figs Goat Cheese Pizza, Summer Salads & Mango Sorbet

After another week of blasting sun, here is this week’s meat free meal plan. Again something fresh and easy. Enjoy Summer fruits while they last and not only for dessert! Added to salads or paired with feta, goat or blue cheese, they make delicious salads. So enjoy them for lunch and dinner too! Try my Kale Salad With Grilled Peach, Blue […]

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Tom Hunt - The Natural Cook

Tom Hunt – The Natural Cook

  Tom Hunt is a cook with a difference. He not only champions wild, local and seasonal food and but also embraces unwanted & unappreciated ingredients.  I met Tom at the Brunel Museum when I attended his Christmas Forgotten Feast, a campaign Tom created working on projects throughout the UK, to revive our cooking heritage and help reduce food waste. In the unique setting […]

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Plan Ahead Your Meat Free Week - Baked Oatmeal, Courgette Fritters and Summer Spaghetti

Plan Ahead Your Meat Free Week – Baked Oatmeal, Courgette Fritters and Summer Spaghetti

Here is this week’s meat free meal plan. I have tried to keep it nice, fresh and easy to match the hot weather. The three lunch ideas can easily fit into a lunch box for either work or a picnic. The Black Bean and Cheese Enchiladas with Ranchero Sauce makes a great midweek dinner while Jamie Oliver’s Summer […]

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65 Recipes To Throw The Perfect Vegetarian Barbecue

65 Recipes To Throw The Perfect Vegetarian Barbecue

With many meat-free option available there is no need for vegetarians, vegans and flexitarians to feel left behind this barbecue season. If the prospect of a big cookout feels a bit daunting just follow these simple rules: Keep it simple: instead of mixing too many cuisines, stick to 1 or 2 where flavours complement each others. Prepare in advance: don’t […]

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Plan Ahead Your Meat Free Week - Roasted Vegetable Tatin, Raw Peach Tart + Thai Quinoa Salad

Plan Ahead Your Meat Free Week – Roasted Vegetable Tatin, Raw Peach Tart + Thai Quinoa Salad

This week’s meat free meal plan takes inspiration from around the world (probably a sign that the Summer holidays are getting closer). France with a roasted vegetable tatin and grated carrot salad. Spain with a potato, spinach, and red pepper frittata by Saveur. Asia with a thai quinoa salad by Once upon a Chef. Greece with a […]

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Plan Ahead Your Meat Free Week - Aioli, Grilled Aubergine Rolls + Rhubarb & Ginger Cordial

Plan Ahead Your Meat Free Week – Aioli, Grilled Aubergine Rolls + Rhubarb & Ginger Cordial

Why not plan ahead your meat free week with this selection of delicious vegetarian and vegan recipes. Le Grand Aioli by Vava Berry makes a perfect weekend lunch to share with friends. The Spinach & Ricotta Cannelloni by Jamie Oliver is also a crowd pleaser that kids will enjoy. For a vegan lunchbox why not try […]

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Seasonal Food What to Eat in July

Seasonal Food – What to Eat in July

This is now officially Summer with its cornucopia of fruits and vegetables! There is so much coming into season, I really love this time of the year. At home, this is the time we tend to eat a lot of Mediterranean inspired dishes fragranced with herbs such as thyme or rosemary. I am also gearing […]

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Wise Owl Tea

Wise Owl Tea – Around The World In a Teacup

I was really looking forward to receiving samples from Wise Owl Tea to review. The whole philosophy of the company of creating tea inspired by far away places certainly appeals to my adventurous spirit. While my backpacking days are on hold for now (until my kids can carry their own backpacks anyway) I quite fancy the […]

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Weekend Reading: Teaching Kids To Enjoy Foods, Insects as Superfoods and 5-Minute Vegan Meals

Weekend Reading: Teaching Kids To Enjoy Foods, Insects as Superfoods and 5-Minute Vegan Meals

  I strive to make meals at home a regular event where we eat together and socialise. We eat later than the typical English family as whenever possible we wait for my husband to come back from work. This is something I have always felt strongly about, as I feel it is central to the bond between […]

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