Ah, summertime, when life is nought but Will Smith jams and over dressed lettuces. A pesto drizzled heap of rocket is all well and good but a girl (or a boy, crikey) cannot live on feathery greens alone. A girl/boy/fraggle doesn’t always want to cook loads in the hotter days either and this is when […]Read More Very Warm Chickpea Salad
I remember going to uni as a naive 18 year old and being utterly horrified by the general gravitation of my cohorts in academia towards jarred, mass produced and frankly horrible pasta sauce. I understood that they were cheap, and convenient, and easily stored at room temperature in the back of a cupboard where they […]Read More Ultimate Pasta Sauce
Happy 2016 kids. New year, new you, new yawn. Here’s a quick recipe to satisfy anyone on a new year trip to go vegan or eat more veg or save money or just try something new. It’s easy, thrifty, filling and tasty but sadly not so photogenic! Boomboom Peanut Butter Curry Serves two Vegetable oil […]Read More Peanut Butter Curry
Tabbouleh– a traditional Arabic salad based around bulgar wheat, tomatoes and parsley but you needn’t stop there. Onions, mint, cucumber, chilli, coriander- basically any fresh, flavoursome or crunchy raw ingredients. You can even swap the bulgar for couscous or rice but I don’t know why you would. For me, it’s the firm texture and nutty […]Read More Tabbouleh
Veganstock! It’s like Woodstock only the people are selfrighteously clean about everything! I jest, I jest. To make your vegan stock you first need to catch 4 Vegans and hang them to cure in a cool dry place and oh alright fine I shall be serious. OK. Some time in the new year I was […]Read More Veganstock!
Ooooh, look at that bad boy! We all know the value of a pumpkin as a potentially artistic candle holder, but what about that lesser seen exotic option of actually eating the bloody thing?!? Every Halloween something like an actual billion tonnes of fresh Jack-O-Lantern innards end up in the bin, unloved and uneaten. Ok […]Read More Pumpkin Soup
Ye Gods I’m going to start getting hate mail from the local butchers soon but here goes, it’s Vegetarian Day according to Google. I have unintentionally fallen into line with this by coming home and knocking up a big pot of spicy beans. This is because I still have stock to use up from the […]Read More Chilli Non Carne
<—–I ate this last night, and it was bloody marvellous. I don’t regret a single mouthful- I’ve been the to the gym four times this week and celebrated a relationship milestone so yeah, guilt free treats all round. But now I’m facing the start of another week and as I sit here in front of […]Read More The Vegan Diaries- a post script
Yes, the end draws nigh. It’s been emotional. That was a lie, but I’ll get to that later, yet looking back on a week it’s not been so bad. It’s not been so great either but there have been many learning points on the way. I don’t know that I have any great insights to […]Read More The Vegan Diaries- Day Seven: The Debunk
Way back in the day when I first decided to take on this vegan thing (about a week ago) one of my reasons for picking this time period was that I could be sure for a whole week that I was neither going to have nor be a dinner guest. This ended up not being […]Read More The Vegan Diaries: Day Six- Sorry, I’m Vegan.