Lifestyle and Diet

We Need to Act

COP26 may not have managed to achieve the deal that the world needs, however at least it has taken another big step in the right direction. As many feared, our politicians haven’t shown enough ambition, urgency or guts to commit to doing what is necessary and so again it will now fall to us as …

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Meat-Free Roast

10 YEAR OLD SON: “Er what is that?” ME: “Butternut squash, mushroom and lentil wellington” 10 YEAR OLD SON: “Noooo I don’t like lentils” 7 YEAR OLD SON: “Noooo I don’t like mushrooms” ME: “Try it.” BOTH SONS: “Mmmm yummy! Can we have this again its delicious?” Whenever I cook a new meat-free recipe the …

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COP26

As the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) gets under way this week, I am delighted to see that the BBC has ramped up its reporting on climate change to help raise awareness of what needs to be done. I know that for some people this may trigger a bit of eco-anxiety, however for …

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The Great Big Green Week

The most important thing to have is hope, especially when it comes to trying to tackle climate change. One of the biggest things that helps me to maintain this hope is seeing that I am not the only one trying. There are so many people doing so many brilliant things and this is what keeps …

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Tofu Nuggets

New favourite lunch alert! Tofu nugget wraps. I still often struggle to think of a vegan lunch option that doesn’t take too much time and effort and so I was very excited to have discovered these delicious tofu nugget wraps today. Having noticed that a pack of tofu was going out of date yesterday I …

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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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