Mother’s Day Gifts for the mum who has everything!

It can be incredibly difficult to find the perfect gift for your mum/nanna on Mother’s Day. You want it to be thoughtful, to let them know that you are thinking of them and you want them to feel happy and loved, particularly on this special day. So what to buy, what to buy! Now, I can spend absolute hours trawling through websites looking for that perfect gift, only to find when you visit home it’s still packed in it’s box in a drawer somewhere or perhaps it’s even been re-gifted to you! I’ve now come to believe in the “Kiss” […]

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It’s an epic adventure, roaming Italy in 2014

When we decided to go back to Italy this year for a holiday, I don’t think even we imagined how amazing it would. We love Italy, be it the bustling streets of Rome to the more sedate wanderings around the porticoes of Bologna. Previously we’ve been to Italy on short breaks but this time, we just went for it, 3 weeks of Italian bliss where we managed to walk 300km over the course of the holiday and see so much of this beautiful country (I’m slightly sad this way, I wore my pedometer everywhere!). I just want to share some […]

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Veggieball Spaghetti Bolognese served with Avocado Toast

I’m trying to catch up with the recipes I’ve done in the last week and somehow forgot all about the leftover veggieball bolognese that I made, so thought I better get it on quick smart before I completely forget about it and send it to the archives never to be seen again! I used the left over mexican veggie burgers I made last week, but you can use whatever veggie burgers you can get your hands on, alternatively, if you’ve no burgers then I say just buy some big portobello mushrooms, slice them up nice and chunky and add them […]

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Mushroom, Spinach & Lentil Polenta Loaf served with a Tangy Tomato and Basil Sauce

I only started using polenta about 2 years ago, up until then I’d never heard of it, tasted it or even had the notion to buy it, but when we changed our eating habits suddenly I was introduced to this world of polenta loveliness! I love it, there is just something about it which I can’t quite put into words, it’s comforting, it’s hearty and I just know I’m going to melt when I eat it! This is where my loaf tin came in handy again, see I told you it was a kitchen lifesaver! It’s an ideal way of […]

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Oyster Mushroom, Ginger & Sesame Stir Fry with a Hot Soy & Walnut Sauce

I have finally used up the rest of the Soba Noodles that I had left in my cupboard, I love the colour of these noodles and they cook in minutes which is perfect for a quick dinner if you want to eat healthy and still pack in as much flavour as possible. I almost made these like normal noodles until I thought to double check the instructions, I’d have left them on the cooker for about 10 minutes more which I can’t imagine would have turned out well, so remember to check the cooking instructions of your noodles and try […]

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St Clements Orange & Lemon Cheesecake with a Dark Chocolate Amaretto Drizzle

I got around to using one of my packs of Silken Tofu the other day and what better way to use it than in a delicious cheesecake! I was originally just going to do a plain lemon cheesecake, but for some reason I got the tune of St Clements in my head (oranges and lemons are the bells of St Clements…) and suggestible as I am, I threw a cheeky orange in there as well, the zest gives it a lovely colour as well, which is always nice. This recipe will serve 4 quite nicely, but as you can see […]

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