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Mindful living: ditching plastic

Mindful living: ditching plastic

I’m not one to make resolutions, but ditching plastic, or at least significantly reducing my consumption is definitely something I’m taking seriously in 2018. As part of my blog refresh I’m kicking off my mindful living series with this topical subject. Did you watch Blue […]

Why I’m no longer vegan

Why I’m no longer vegan

It’s been awhile since I last posted on here. It’s been a bit of an intentional break. The second half of last year was pretty tough, and blogging was the last thing I could deal with. So, I took a bit of a break and […]

Creamy Mushroom Carbonara – Compassionate Kitchen Crew – cooking class review

Creamy Mushroom Carbonara – Compassionate Kitchen Crew – cooking class review

Apologies for my long time absence on here. I am still alive, but I’ve not been too well and as a result I’m probably not going to be as regular updating this little space as I’d like to be.  A couple of week’s ago, I […]

Began’s Vegan Supper Club – Review

Began’s Vegan Supper Club – Review

I’m not one normally for doing reviews, but I had an offer of going along to a vegan supper club, hosted by the lovely people from Began’s, and I’m not one to turn down an invite! Began’s is a street food stand, based in High […]

Raspberry and Thyme Shrub

Raspberry and Thyme Shrub

A couple of weeks ago I was invited to the launch of the summer issue of the Chilterns Food Magazine at the beautiful Wild Strawberry Cafe at Peterley Manor Farm (well worth a visit if you’re out these ways), celebrating food from the local area. The […]

Raspberry Vegan Victoria Sponge

Raspberry Vegan Victoria Sponge

I turned vegan nearly four years ago. Around that time I made my sister a vegan victoria sponge not to dissimilar to the one below. I was determined to not miss out on the food I was used to. To be honest, when I made […]

Roasted herby vegan potato salad

Roasted herby vegan potato salad

Last Sunday we celebrated my Dad’s 70th birthday with a day trip on the canal, it’s a firm family favourite – spending the day drifting down the canal and tackling a lock or two! We moored our boat up and enjoyed a mega feast, my […]

Pasta alla Trapanese [vegan]

Pasta alla Trapanese [vegan]

A couple of years ago my boyfriend and I went on holiday travelling around Italy for a couple of weeks – it was pretty awesome. We went to Rome, Naples, Sorrento and then took a night ferry over to Sicily. I ate A LOT of […]

Vegan Pad Thai with Asparagus

Vegan Pad Thai with Asparagus

This Vegan Pad Thai is so quick and easy, you’ll definitely want to add this one to your weekday evening meal repertoire – trust me! In fact, I wasn’t planning on posting this recipe, this was just my Saturday night dinner creation. I took a few […]

Chocolate Hazelnut Muffins [vegan & gluten-free]

Chocolate Hazelnut Muffins [vegan & gluten-free]

These Chocolate Hazelnut Muffins are not only are vegan but they are gluten-free too, so you’ll be able to cover all your food label bases with these bad boys! I know Easter has come and gone, but I’m not quite ready to say goodbye to chocolate […]