Don’t exercise? Here are the top 10 reasons why people say they don’t work out… sound familiar!

I am a self confessed gym bunny, I love going to the gym and everything about it, from getting up in the morning and having a good breakfast, the walk to the gym, the class itself and the amazing high I leave on, having had a great workout. It helps massively that there is a range of classes that I thoroughly enjoy attending, they’re fun, tough and have given me great results, so that in itself is reason enough to get me out that door and exercising. I am of course without the problem of child care or long commutes […]

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Banishing Period Pain – Monthly Update

I blogged last month the delightful benefits that a clean vegan diet has had on getting rid of my PMS and period pains and I just wanted to update you all that it was not a fluke or one off, this month was exactly the same.  No cramps, no bloating, no swelling (you know what I mean…), no back ache, niente! I have to be honest, I was waiting.  After the care free cycle of last month, I had hoped I hadn’t jumped the gun a bit in telling everyone that I had managed to eradicate all my period agony […]

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Italian food made easy with this Mushroom, Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomato Risotto

As we’re off to Italy next week, I’ve been getting into the spirit of things and tried my hand at making a risotto this evening for dinner.  Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans, this is a delicious dish that tastes like it should be a million calories but is actually a healthy option and fills you right up.   Mushroom, Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomato Risotto Ingredients – Serves 2 as a main meal.   1 tbs Olive Oil (I used the oil in my sun dried tomatoes) 1 Onion finely chopped 2 cups of chestnut/button mushrooms sliced thinly 2 cloves of […]

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Vegan Falafel with homemade wholewheat flatbreads

Martin has had an inkling for falafel for a while now, so I had a bit of time on my hands and thought I’d give it a go.  It was a great dish, quick and easy and leftovers for lunch the next day… perfect in my book! Baked Vegan Falafel with homemade wholewheat flatbreads Makes about 12 balls 2 cans of chickpeas/garbanzo beans 1  onion, finely chopped 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped 3 tablespoon fresh coriander (cilantro), chopped 1 tbs lemon juice 1 tablespoon dried coriander 1 tablespoon cumin 1 tablespoon dried red pepper flakes 2 tablespoons flour 2 teaspoon […]

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Gluten Free Dolmades – Grape Leaves Stuffed with Quinoa Salad

I wanted to have a go at some Greek/Cypriot cuisine and had seen grape leaves in the fruit market so just had to make some dolmades. The sauce for this dish was just delicious and could actually be used on a variety of different meals, I also served the leftover quinoa salad for lunch the next day which was equally as tasty. So if you run out of grape leaves don’t despair.   Dolmades stuffed with Quinoa Salad Vegan and Gluten Free 24-30 grape leaves, you can use fresh or jarred (if using jarred drain and separate) for fresh soak […]

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