Avocado Stuffed Lentil Balls with Sweet Potato Wedges & Homemade Hot Sauce

For the last 6 weeks I have had access to an awesome kitchen and do you know how many times I’ve actually “properly cooked” in it? Go on guess! The answer, to my eternal shame, is none! I had such great visions of all the things I was going to make, oh the cakes I would bake, the fine dining ideas I would play around with, but, alas, I have been drawn away from the kitchen and into the comfy seats of the cafes, bars and eateries of Edinburgh, a city that is booming with vegan food! It’s quite awesome. […]

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Vegan in Paphos

It used to be, not that long ago in fact, when we had to make do with a village salad minus the feta cheese, or spend a week or two eating veggie burgers in order to dine out with friends and family in Paphos. But oh how things have changed! Paphos has now become quite the vegan friendly holiday destination, with many restaurants and cafes carrying at least one vegan dish on their menu. Now I’m not saying that they are all brilliant, but I like that they have started to at least offer options. I thought I’d give a […]

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Vegan in Rome, it’s much easier than you think!

It seems like all of a sudden, Rome is a Mecca for vegans. Not only do the supermarkets carry some fantastic vegan friendly ranges, but restaurants are catching on too with vegan specific menus that have a great selection, not just a garden salad like some places we will not mention! It doesn’t seem that long ago, only 3 or 4 years really, that we were resigned to having slices of pizza pomodoro for dinner while we were in Rome. Now there is absolutely nothing wrong with that, the pizza is delicious, but after about 10 slices during a break […]

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Mexican Veggie Burger with Sliced Avocado, Aubergine Bacon & Red Onion Chutney

What a fabulous morning I’ve had so far! Started out with a spin class which was a lot harder today, we’re pretty sure she upped the resistance by a few notches, so I am feeling the effects already, I then came home and decided to have an impromptu yoga session as I’ve been reading through The Yoga Bible (Christina Brown), which is fabulous by the way, and I really got into it, I had a lot of time to think about the poses and gave myself the chance to relax and push myself further and get my technique right, I […]

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Spicy Chickpea & Mushroom Stew with Spinach Polenta Dumplings

I’m a huge fan of polenta and it’s been a while since we’ve had it, so last night I got out my new ice cream scoop and went to work on some polenta and spinach dumplings. It’s so very sad how excited I get at something as basic as buying an ice cream scoop, but the idea of level cupcakes, cookies that are the same size and now the delights of cute looking dumplings, well, I simply don’t know how I’ve managed to function without one before now! We were supposed to have the leftover dumplings with lunch today but […]

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Pepper Roasted Aubergine Slices in a Cantonese Sweet and Sour Sauce served with Basmati Rice and Sesame Seeds

Well that title is a mouthful isn’t it and so in fact is the dish itself, a healthy and delicious plate filled with fresh veggies and a beautiful sweet and sour sauce that I was quite impressed with. I was thinking that maybe I should have put the aubergine in a batter and baked it first, but felt it was unnecessary. We’ve been having the egg plant chinese style from our local takeaway which has been lovely and it’s not done in any batter so  I felt confident it would work out ok. If you can’t get any aubergine you […]

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