• AD // The Vegan Kitchen // Review

    There isn’t a lot I now about being a vegan, I have of course dabbled in vegetarian food but one of the things that I wanted to do this year was become more sustainable with not only my daily life but for my diet, which I will be brutally honest in saying that its been a struggle because I’ve not had the correct knowledge to do so. The Vegan diet is, as I assume you would know, is eating no animal products, which include milk, eggs and cheese, and a simple glance at what it takes to take part in the vegan diet shows that that it of course has plenty of benefit for your health. in The Vegan Kitchen it covers so many important things that we often take for granted even in a regular diets like upping your water intake. I think one of the bits in The Vegan Kitchen that I find really important to mention is that it talks about the myths of protein, how its always assumed those without meat in their diet wouldn’t be getting the correct amounts but in reality if you eat a variety of vegetables, grains etc, it will give you… View Post

    Easy Breakfast Pancakes | Recipe

    Pancakes pancakes pancakes! who can resist yummy fluffy pancakes that are homemade, these are of course griddle cakes rather than the usual crepe cakes that we all know and love and of course make on pancake day. When I am feeling super lazy I often just buy in pancakes from the stores but this time I didn’t have any in the house, but what I did have was an abundance of eggs and flour, this is a simple recipe that I used to create these delicious pancakes, or so I’ve heard, mummy didn’t get to taste any of her creation but the children gobbled them up and left none for me! Ingredients – 135g Self Raising flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons of caster sugar 130ml milk 1 large egg 2 tablespoons of melted butter. Method – Sieve the flour, sugar and salt together into a bowl and in another bowl mix in the egg, milk and melted butter.  Add all the ingredients together and mix with a fork or whisk to make sure there are no lumps and bumps. Prepare a frying pan with some oil and start to drop in the mixture, I did three at a time… View Post

    Recipe | vegetarian pizza party!

    Not really a recipe, but we often have fun meal times which the children make their own meals, they love it and I enjoy it too because it just means that its unlikely anyone will be upset with what they have for dinner.. which as we all know is a common thing children go through. Tonights fun meal is what I am going to share with you today, Pizza Party! Now the last time we had one of these was New Years eve, my mum had come round to see us and help us shop for the bits we need, but unfortunately back then we couldn’t find any premade pizza dough and settled for some plain cheese bases to add our toppings on. This time however, and I know how to make my own pizza dough but decided for time and convience we would use Sainsburys premade dough and made them ourselves.   What you’ll need – One ready made pizza dough, or make your own. Tomato Paste. Cheese (Ours was vegetarian friendly) Toppings of your choice we used; quorn pepperoni and ham. What we did – I prepped the pizza dough for the children and turned on the oven… View Post

    Recipe | Whatever Is In The Fridge Spag-Bol | Vegetarian

    As you are probably aware, my 9 year old son decided to change up his diet and become a vegetarian, and while there are plenty of easy ready meals about I also wanted to make sure that he knew that he could have his favorite meals without the meat and not have them change much at all. One of my family’s favorite meals is spaghetti bologna, or ‘wormies’ as Robin calls them, it is also one of my favorite meals to make them because I tend to cook for around 500 people and there is always plenty left over for another meal the next day. With my Spag Bol, I tend to dig into my fridge and find any of the unused and unloved veg sitting at the bottom and pile it into the mixture so I decided to share with you what I made and how it came out. Whatever Is In The Fridge Spag Bol  Ingredients – Sauce 200g cherry Tomatoes One onion 2 Cloves of Garlic Two vegetable stock cubes Tomato Puree One tablespoon Olive Oil ‘Mince’ One courgette diced One Bell Pepper diced 2 Sticks of Celery diced Quorn Mince Method – To make the sauce… View Post

    Supporting a Vegetarian Child

    Last week, my wonderful first born Kai decided that he no longer wished to kill and eat animals, he did tell me shortly after a meat meal but the fact that he not only ate it willingly and then after told me his choice was pretty sweet. I believe that, due to a trip to a local farm, he realized that animals are our food source and after much thinking and asking questions about meat to me, made the emotionally educated and rather grown up decision to remove meat from his diet and I completely support him, and if I am honest, I feel so proud of him. The beauty of it all is that I am branching out in the whole cooking department, we’ve made some delightful meals and have enjoyed them all, even my meat monster Amelia who very much doesn’t want to change her diet any time soon and thanks to a few friends I have on twitter I have made some lovely new meals and opened up my mind to new tastes and textures. How to Support a Vegetarian Child The thing that I have found most challenging in all of this is purely making sure… View Post