Lifestyle and Diet

Ice Cream

When dairy free ice cream tastes this good, I just can’t resist! Whether it is the Vegan Magnum, Swedish Glace or Morrisons own brand of Vegan ice creams they all go down an absolute storm in our house and so going dairy free really isn’t a hardship at all. In fact, my boys can’t even …

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Smell the Azaleas

Today I needed to recalibrate. I realised last night that I have been feeling progressively fed up these last couple of weeks, and it has not just been because of the bad weather. Quite often when I get too absorbed in working through my sustainability to do list, or I spend too much time researching …

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Save the Bees

Today is World Bee Day and so it has finally prompted me to put up my ‘No Mow May’ signs in my front garden. (Better late than never!) We took part in this last year (No Mow May : Imperfect Footprints) however I figure that it can’t hurt to spread this important message again to …

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Aubergine Bacon

To finish National Vegetarian Week, I just wanted to share our new favourite meat-free bacon alternative. I had kept reading about how good aubergine ‘bacon’ was however my first two attempts at making it weren’t very successful. Fortunately, I finally tried the ‘bacon’ part of this BOSH! recipe (https://www.bosh.tv/recipes/big-breakfast-bagel) and I finally saw what all …

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Asparagus Season

Quick, its asparagus season! This delicious vegetable is only in season here in the UK for eight and a half weeks of the year and so I will definitely be making sure that I take the opportunity to enjoy it over the next few weeks, as unfortunately the out-of-season, air-freighted asparagus (mainly from Peru) surprisingly …

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Hiding Veg

If the boys won’t eat their greens I have found that sometimes the easiest way around it is to hide it! As it is the start of National Vegetarian Week today (10th-16th May) I thought that I would just quickly share with you my recent discovery of a spinach and kale smoothie that my boys …

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Sustainable Easter

A couple of years ago the Easter Bunny made a big mistake. In an effort to try to reduce the amount of chocolate that my boys received he decided to give them some Smashers toys instead. Looking back now, these horribly pointless plastic eggs that you smash ONCE to find a random unwanted toy (that …

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Meat-Free Monday

Our new favourite Meat-Free Monday recipe – Stuffed Peppers. We have had this meal a few times now and the boys absolutely love it. I either make it with some tinned beans (such as black or borlotti) or I tweak the recipe and use meat-free mince. I can just about get away with using Violife …

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Cake to avoid waste!

In the interests of avoiding food waste this week, I have had to find some new ways to use up the abundance of beetroot that we had received in our ODDBOX. (There is only so much soup we can eat.) I was therefore delighted to find that this Beetroot Orzotto went down a treat with …

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Nutrition

To finish off this year’s Veganuary I thought I would just mention nutrition. I often get asked if my boys are getting enough protein, calcium, iron and B12 etc, and believe me I have been very conscious about this too and so I have recently consulted a local nutritionist just to make sure that we …

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