Plan Ahead Your Meat Free Week: Black Rice With Asparagus & Edaname, Spinach & Artichoke Galette + Homemade Nutella

Yes! The British asparagus season is officially on!  Asparagus are not only delicious but also packed with antioxidants, folate, vitamins A, C, E + K.  You can find out more on how to cook them here. Also in season is rhubarb which is gracing my vegetable patch with beautiful stalks. I love the muffins below. I have […]

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Meat Free May

Meat Free May Starts Next Week. Are you ready?

Only one week to go until the start of Meat Free May 2015. Organised by environmental charity Friends of the Earth, Meat Free May is calling on people to change their diets for a month, with the aim of encouraging them to move on to lower and better meat diets more permanently. Most people eat meat […]

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Homemade Nutella

Do It Yourself : Homemade Nutella

The quest for homemade Nutella started some time ago when my son was doing a project on orangutans in the rainforest which lead us to discuss palm oil production and its devastating effects. Conventional palm oil production is one of the prime cause of deforestation leading to loss of habitat for orangutans who have also been known to suffer horrible mutilation […]

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Herb Guide to Vegan Cooking

Herb Guide to Vegan Cooking

When I first started cooking meat free dishes I found adding taste and flavour tricky. I just was not sure what did go well with what! Yet after a period of trial and error, I got to know my way around spices and herbs a little bit better and it all became much easier! Still I am always on the lookout […]

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Plan Ahead Your Meat Free Week: Watercress Hummus, Artichoke Wrap + Rhubarb Cinnamon Coffee Cake

With the arrival of British asparagus, this week’s meat free meal plan is inspired by Spring . The watercress hummus below is bursting with nutrients and goodness. Make sure you try it on the asparagus crostini. The Rhubarb Cinnamon Coffee Cake is also delicious and perfect for week end entertaining. My kids are currently obsessed with spring onion […]

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Jamie Oliver Launches Global Petition To Introduce Compulsory Food Education In Schools

In a bid to combat childhood obesity, Jamie Oliver has launched a global petition on Change.org to introduce compulsory food education in schools. The abolition of Home Economics  has had disastrous effects on diets. For many children around the world, this generation is now the third one that won’t know how to cook, relying instead on processed […]

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18 Classic Dishes Gone Meat Free

18 Classic Dishes Gone Meat Free

People sometimes cringe at the idea of their favourite meat dish made vegetarian or vegan. Yet meat free recipes often make delicious alternatives. Ingredients such as mushrooms and aubergines have a “meaty” structure while lentils, tofu and chickpeas contribute healthy proteins. So can a meat free dish be as good as its classic meaty version? My answer […]

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Bruno Loubet

5 Questions To: Bruno Loubet

French chef Bruno Loubet made his name working as the Head Chef of Raymond Blanc’s two Michelin-starred Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons and the Four Seasons Inn on the Park, where he earned a Michelin star within a year. He went on to open Bistrot Bruno in Soho in 1993 and L’Odeon in 1995. In 2013, he achieved […]

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Plan Ahead Your Meat Free Week: Beetroot Hummus, The No Recipe Curry + Chocolate Orange Chia Pudding

Plan Ahead Your Meat Free Week: Beetroot Hummus, The No Recipe Curry + Chocolate Orange Chia Pudding

Next week sees the launch of the first Meat Free Week UK. Make sure you sign up for it. Meat Free Week is a great initiative that encourages us to think about how much meat we eat and where our meat is coming from. It also aims to help us understand the impact of meat on our health, animal welfare and […]

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9 Websites To Help You Shop For Local Food

9 Websites To Help You Shop For Local Food

In spite of a strong farming heritage,  40% of Britain’s food is currently brought in from overseas which is both bad for the environment and the economy. Supporting local businesses and producers is one way we can make our money go further, boost local economies and build communities. Here is a round-up of British websites that will help you […]

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