Raw Vegan Chocolate Orange Truffles a healthy treat that’s great for the festive season.

It’s absolutely chucking it down outside and I can only stare in disappointment at my sopping wet bath towels hanging on the washing line… really should have brought them in last night! But bad weather is remedied quite easily with a little stint in the kitchen making some fabulous treats, it is the festive season after all and if we can’t indulge a little at this time of year then I say Boooooo! When it comes to sweet stuff there’s a load of combination flavours that I just adore and chocolate & orange is just one of them, so I […]

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Carrot & Coriander Soup with a Hint of Nutmeg, perfect for winter lunch.

We have gotten so used to having our huge plate of mixed salad, beetroot, olives, fresh bread and tahini for lunch that it was only right that we picked something equally as healthy and delicious to warm us up for lunch and keep us going through to dinner during the colder months, so step forward the trusty soup recipe! I’m going to be trying some variations over the next few months, I’m thinking mushroom soup, leek and potato soup, spicy parsnip soup, basic tomato and basil soup, spicy bean soup, I might even try something with broccoli.. but to kick […]

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Vegan Shortbread recipe

I was just thinking of all the things I love to eat at this time of year and I think back to the afternoons I spent at my nan and grandads house, the Christmas tree would be up, the little Christmas ornaments around the mantelpiece and always, always, always a load of sweet treats to go with a big mug of coffee that would always include shortbread, and, being from Scotland, a good slab of shortbread is a vital component to afternoon snackage come the festive season. So this morning I thought I would roll up the sleeves and get down to […]

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Vegan Florentine Cookies, perfect for a Christmas sweet treat.

My in-laws arrive today and I have been rushing about today getting everything ready for their arrival. I’ve put up the Christmas tree, baked a batch of cup cakes and on a last minute whim, I whipped up some Christmas Florentine Cookies. We’re going out tonight for dinner so I think one of my cup cakes may send them over the edge, so a little Florentine and a cup of green tea will be just the thing! I’m really feeling festive now that the tree is up, we had to go hunting for some Christmas lights as we forgot that […]

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DIY Designer Refashion, transform an old vest top into something special.

It’s been a week or 2 since I’ve had a chance to add any DIY refashions to my “to do list” which is growing rapidly.  I keep meaning to pick up some pieces in the charity shop to refashion, but I come back with some other fabulous item I’ve spied! This week, I was in the local hospice charity shop and they had the most stunning Moschino Blazer, it was just sat there on the display SCREAMING my name and “buy me buy me”! So of course I had to… it was a mere €5 (which I think is $6.50), there […]

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New Years Resolutions and Must Do Things for 2013.

Now we’re into December (where has this year gone??) it’s probably time to start thinking about what we want to do or achieve in 2013, be it travel, family, work or play, so I’m thinking of a few ideas before the 31st so I get a bit of a head start in planning a few memorable treats for the upcoming year. Family Time. I know I don’t spend enough time with my family and in this last year we’ve taken steps to increase our “family time” which has been a wonderful change to our lifestyle. The addition of Skype has […]

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