I love a bit of 5-A-Day action from my local greengrocers Bumbles, and they are with us this week to answer the most burning questions that life/this blog has to offer. Are you ready? 1: Describe what you without being boring? We are purveyors of the finest fruit & vegetables aka Greengrocers 2: What’s great about […]Read More 20 Questions with Bumbles!
Does anyone know a fat vegan? You’re sniggering now and waiting for the punchline but really, I want to know. Do you know an un-skinny (long term) vegan? I thought I did once, but she was forced to correct me with a wry smile when I found her demolishing a burger at a food festival […]Read More The Skinny Thing: Calling All Fat Vegans.
It’s been a rough couple of days on body and spirit so when faced with a free Wednesday afternoon I felt up to little more than filling the slow cooker and sitting still for a nice while. Fridge contents put me in mind of how frequently I’ve seen parsnip and apple soup on menus of […]Read More Adventures In Slow Cooking- Parsnip & Apple Soup
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!
I’m actually rather proud of this one, because in this day and age it’s not that easy to come up with something original in the food stakes. A quick google tends to prove that someone else has already done it. They say there are only seven possible stories in the world of fiction, it may […]Read More The Chocolate Chore result- Rosemary Infused Orange & Almond Salad with Cocoa-Balsamic dressing
Well the festive season officially ended yesterday and I don’t know about you, but I could use some dietary fibre. I would like to blame my sluggish bulginess on no less than three Christmas dinners, one boxing day buffet, one boxing night cheeseboard and a new years day roast but in truth, I think it’s […]Read More Very Green Soup
<—–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.