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Plan Ahead Your Meat Free Week: Smoothie Bowl, Quinoa Stir-Fry + Banana Ice Cream

Here is some new meat free inspiration for the upcoming week from quinoa stir-fry to tinga bowl. The whole family has devoured my smoothie bowl below. For a quick and easy dessert, the banana coconut ginger ice cream is hard to beat. We have two competitions ending in a few days. So if you have not done it […]

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Amys Kitchen

GIVEAWAY – Amy’s Kitchen Goodie Bag Worth £50

I was thrilled to receive a selection of Amy’s Kitchen frozen meals to try. My box included Rice Macaroni & Cheese, Chinese Noodles & Veggies, Veggie Burger, Broccoli & Cheddar Bake, Red Curry, Burrito and Vegetable Lasagna. While I am still working my way through the meals I received, here is what I can report so far. The […]

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National Vegetarian Week : 45 Recipes To Share

Back at university, I spent a lot of time with a bunch of Spanish guys who took food very seriously. Dinners went on and on, to the disbelief of our American classmates who expedited their meals at the drive through. We took hours, had great laughs, never ending discussions and truly enjoyed ourselves. Later on, when […]

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Plan Ahead Your Meat Free Week: Persian Rice, Pea & Mint Pancakes + Black Forest Cake

Plan Ahead Your Meat Free Week: Persian Rice, Pea & Mint Pancakes + Black Forest Cake

I hope that this week’s meat free meal plan will appeal to your seasonal taste buds. There is a delicious Persian Rice from Diana Henry, Pea and Mint Pancakes from Delicious Everyday, my delicious Red Lentil and Carrot Coconut Soup (the weather being capricious) and a yummy vegan Black Forest Cake from One Green Planet. In case you missed it, our […]

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Food Revolution Day + 10 Dishes To Cook With Kids

My mum is from a generation where home economics was taught at school. To this day, she maintains that learning how to cook and balance her diet have been amongst the most useful skills she has used throughout her life. In the UK, sometime in the 80s school policy changed and out went home economics. The results have […]

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Competition – WIN A Tea Hamper from Yogi Tea

Balancing mind, body and soul can sometimes be very challenging in our hectic lifestyles. Ayurveda, is often referred as the science of life (Ayur=life and Veda= science or knowledge) and encourages a holistic approach to life. In 1969 Yogi Bhajan, a master of Kundalini Yoga, came to the West and brought an immeasurable knowledge of Ayurveda with […]

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13 DIY Ideas To Make Your Own Herb Garden

13 DIY Ideas To Make Your Own Herb Garden

Growing your own herb garden is a fantastic way to ensure a fresh supply of herbs to complement your cooking. Who does not love fresh basil on tomatoes, fresh coriander sprinkled over curries, or a dash of mint in smoothies? Growing your own also helps reduce the amount of leftover herbs that gets wasted in the fridge. […]

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Plan Ahead Your Meat Free Week: Spring Buddha Bowl, Detox Soup + Spelt Cookies

Plan Ahead Your Meat Free Week: Spring Buddha Bowl, Detox Soup + Spelt Cookies

Yesterday morning I had a nasty surprise, waking up to find that The Flexitarian had been hacked. Thankfully we could resolve the issue fairly quickly and I hope it did not inconvenience you too much. I am now looking forward to enjoy a (hack-free) long family week-end for this Early May Bank Holiday. To celebrate the start of  Meat Free May I have […]

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12 Amazing New Potato Salads

In Season – 12 Amazing New Potato Salads

New potatoes are one of the first crop of Spring. Young and tender, they have a smooth and creamy taste. They are not in season for very long (April – July), so don’t delay feasting on them! In the UK, we are very lucky as we can also enjoy the unique flavour of Jersey Royal New Potatoes. New potatoes are particularly well […]

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How To Make Muesli Without A Recipe

How To Make Muesli Without A Recipe

Muesli gives you a healthy start of the day as it contains less sugar than cereals. It is also high in fibre (grain), antioxidants and omegas (with the addition of nuts & seeds). While I used to buy pre-packaged muesli, I now make it at home whenever I find leftover oats, grains, dried fruits, nuts and seeds that […]

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