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Healthy vegetarian food on a budget

This post is for my cousin who has just started university. She wants to eat a healthy, predominantly vegetarian diet, but is concerned about the costs of buying lots of fresh produce to cook with, as well as the practicalities of buying loads of different […]

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Eating in pregnancy

Firstly, apologies that this post will only apply to a small number of you, but as pregnancy is currently a huge part of my life, I just had to write a post on it! I’ll try to keep it short anyway… I don’t pretend to […]

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Pancake day!

I love pancakes… I really could eat them every day, and this year I’ve been doing lots of experimenting with healthier pancake alternatives. I thought I’d share two of my favourites below: fluffy banana pancakes (dairy and gluten free), and chickpea crepes (plant based and […]

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The question of sugar

As we enter the new year, many of you will be trying to “detox” or at least eat a little more healthily after the excesses of the festive period. You may, as part of this, decide to give up sugar. Certainly, there is a lot […]

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Why eat seasonal?

The first question I usually get asked about my blog is, “why eat seasonal?” A question that wouldn’t have crossed the lips of many generations before us because they quite simply had no other choice! Of course, the choice we have today, is in many […]

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Balkan Bliss

A sunny summer holiday is nourishment for the body and the soul! Time to slow down, relax, do nothing for a few days; something I, no doubt like many others, am really not very good at day to day. But sat on a balcony staring […]

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Blossom in Japan

The delicate petals of the cherry blossom trees are seen as a sign of hope in Japan, but also serve as a reminder of the fragility of life with their short life span. Whilst we were in the country, severe earthquakes hit in the south, […]

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Vitamin D in Florida

I had a short trip to Florida last week for work. Lucky me! A great chance to top up on some vitamin D and gorge myself on fresh tropical fruit (in between meetings of course…). With my first trip of the year being to Finland […]

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Spice Island

Last year I was lucky enough to visit Zanzibar, which is also known as “Spice Island” thanks to the abundance of spices grown there and exported around the world. I think herbs and spices are such an important part of cooking and I love experimenting […]

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Freezing in Finland

The year started with a trip as far north as I have ever been, to Finnish Lapland. We fly through a beautiful sunset above the clouds and land to deep snow and temperatures of minus 20C. Dinner is a perfect warming feast; deliciously pink duck […]

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