Last year Hubby planted Rhubarb and this year we had a bumper crop. I wanted to experiment with it and I’ve always wanted to have a go at making fruit leathers, so I decided to make rhubarb ones. Fruit Leathers are basically pureed fruit that is dehydrated until it’s dry, but not brittle, then cut… Continue reading Rhubarb Leathers
This is a lovely risotto recipe that is flavoursome and it’s easy to make. A great mid-week dinner inspo. I have adapted it to be vegan and for two portions. Choose a nice Italian wine, like Valpolicella, so that you can enjoy the rest with the meal. Recipe…. Red Wine Risotto servings – 2 cooking… Continue reading Red Wine Risotto
I make this juice for me and hubby most days; we love it and after I drink it, it makes me say ‘ Zigga, Zigga Ah’! ~ Sometimes I do go a bit mad with the ginger! It definitely wakes us up, that’s for sure. Nutritional Info… Fresh juices are a cocktail of vitamins, phytochemicals… Continue reading Zingy Wakeup Juice
‘Tis the season for British Asparagus – Hoorah! Traditionally, the British asparagus season runs from St George’s Day on 23rd April right through to Summer Solstice on 21st June. We are very lucky that we have an established asparagus bed at the bottom of our garden, that was planted before we moved into our house… Continue reading Crispy ‘Cheezy’ Baked Asparagus
In another of our classes, we talked about pulses (legumes) and grains and the importance of incorporating them into your diet. Pulses and grains are a good source of protein and dietary fibre ( the sort that your gut bacteria love to munch on ), they are both a complex carbohydrate; which means they are… Continue reading Pulses and Grains
For our Plant-based Proteins class, we learnt all about what a protein is, vegan protein sources, daily protein requirements and health benefits of plant-based proteins. Our assignment was to create a dish that would contain at least 30g of plant protein. So using some of my favourite foods I created a Protein Buddah Bowl.
In my previous blog I talked about the Vegan Natural Chef course I have enrolled in. The chef’s course is divided into five modules: One of which is Chef Techniques; which, amongst other things, includes knife skills, food photography and food presentation. Over the next couple of weeks, I hope to update you all on… Continue reading Food Photography, Presentation and Knife Skills
In the beginning of March 2020, I signed up for a diploma course at The College Of Naturopathic Medicine in London, to train to become a Vegan Natural Chef. I had been procrastinating for a couple of years about doing this course and finally went for it! The chef training was to start in the… Continue reading CNM Vegan Natural Chef In Training – with a few curve balls thrown in!
Hi there! I’ve been away from this blog for a long time and so much has happened. I decided to have a break from social media as it was all too consuming and stuff was going on in my life that needed more attention. I think we’ve all been there at some stage and as… Continue reading It’s been a long time….
It’s amazing how little we know about what’s going on in the world and right under our noses, or is it because we would rather not know. Or is it what ‘they’ would rather us not know? I have just begun the transition to veganism. I have to admit I went off red meat a… Continue reading Glutenfreevegan – my new journey begins!