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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Plan Ahead Your Meat Free Week – Mango Lassi Breakfast Parfait, Mediterranean Quiche and Wild Rice Casserole

Plan Ahead Your Meat Free Week – Mango Lassi Breakfast Parfait, Mediterranean Quiche and Wild Rice Casserole

Apologies for not publishing a weekly Meat-Free meal plan last week. My computer had some technical glitch which made it impossible to create any pictures. Fingers crossed things are resolved and welcome to this week’s Meat-Free meal plan! This week we have two delicious breakfast options. My Mediterranean quiche is a must-try! Jamie Oliver’s pasta […]

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Free Tickets To V delicious

Free Tickets to V Delicious

  I am super excited to be visiting V Delicious next week, a show dedicated to all things vegetarian and vegan. The show is taking place in Olympia, London from 4-6 July 2014. There is plenty on offer from: Retail Therapy: with opportunity to buy products such as food, cosmetics, lovely clothes, shoes and ethical lifestyle products. V Learning: join free-to-attend talks, […]

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