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Cookbook Review: Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi

Warning this review is biased! Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi is one of my favourite cookbook, if not my favourite. This picture above  is not one of my own book. Mine is stained, worn out,  full of post-it notes. A sign it has been used over and over. I fell in love with this book as […]

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5 techniques to cook with less meat

6 Techniques To Cook With Less Meat

When I first became a flexitarian and decided to eat less meat I was not sure how to make the transition after 40 years as a meat eater. I wasn’t ready to stop at once. I started small by planning one vegetarian meal. Then I moved on to one meat-free day a week then two […]

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Eat Less Meat By Making Meat The New Side Dish

A flexitarian lifestyle is about eating less meat. By this I mean not only eating meat less often but also eating it in smaller quantities. There would be not much point in forgoing meat during the week and gorging on it at the weekend. When I’m talking about the flexitarian diet, I often hear that […]

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flexitarian pantry

The Flexitarian Pantry

The secret to any diet change is not to be caught short otherwise you can quickly revert to old ways.  The flexitarian diet is no different. Stock up your fridge and pantry with all the ingredients you need. Having different kind of ingredients available will surely inspire you to try new meat-free recipes and switch to […]

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panzanella salad

Panzanella Salad

  I love this salad which makes good use of left over bread. Any country crusty type bread around 2 day old, slightly past its best works great here. For vegans you can use Clearspring Organic Red Wine Vinegar.   Prep Time: 10minutes Rest Time: 30minutes Total Time: 40 minutes Serves 6 Ingredients 200 g […]

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Eat Less Meat | Tips for Living Your Best Life

Eat Less Meat | Tips for Living Your Best Life

What can you do to help the environment, help animals, save money, and improve your health? The solution is simple: Eat less meat. I am not here to convert you to a vegetarian diet, but want you to realize how much of an effect you can have by trying it for a short time or […]

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Italian Vegetarian Cooking Holiday

[metaslider id=188] There is no better way to immerse yourself into vegetarian cooking than a residential course, let alone one taking place in sunny, warm and scrumptious Italy. Come and join the Vegetarian Cookery School for a sunshine filled cooking week in Apulia, the undiscovered heel of southern Italy, staying in the magnificent Palazzo Bacile di Castiglione, surrounded by […]

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Eat Less Meat in 8 Easy Steps

Eat Less Meat in 8 Easy Steps

So you have decided to become a flexitarian (aka a Flexible Vegetarian) and shake up your diet and eat less meat. That’s great. This will benefit both your health and the environment. If you feel a bit daunted at the prospect of venturing into uncharted territory why not look at our 8 easy steps to […]

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asparagus

In Season: Asparagus

  The season for British asparagus is short so let’s make the best of it. They are delicious, versatile and super healthy. They also cook very quickly.. In Season – from mid April to mid June How to Cook It – boiled, steamed, blanched, microwaved, grilled, roasted. Asparagus cook quickly. Remember to cut the “tougher” […]

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