Typically another month has past since I last wrote here.  Despite my absence I’ve been thinking a lot about this blog and the direction I wish it to take.  Obvo it’s going to stay vegan, and mainly be about food.  But I’m thinking of making it more resourceful for UK vegans.  Stay tuned.

We’ve been bumbling along and I’ve got loads of good meal pics to share with you.  Here’s some of the faves from this past month…


Nice and simple.  LM’s veggie sausages with roasted veg.


Date night! Vegan burger and chips at one of The Lounges.


Oh. my. word.  This was Dreena Burton’s cashew-ginger tofu (subbed the cashew butter for almond butter).  It was brilliant.


So I had gone off take-away for a while, but something has since changed.  I cannot get enough of this chilli basil tofu from one of our local Thai places.  It’s so good.  MSG heaven.

Ok, I’m going to leave it at that.  Sad Vegan MoFo passed me by this year but I loved reading other people’s entries.

Keep an eye out for some good changes around here.  Fingers crossed.

Healthy Kickstart Days 2, 3 and 4

Hurray for getting back into healthy eating!  I’m not going to lie, the first 2 days I felt rough.  Tired, low, in a fog.  But on day 3 I started to feel more energetic, my mood is much better, and I’m craving less of the not-so-good stuff and more of the really-good stuff.  Phew.  Surrounding oneself with inspiration helps; like Kris Carr, and Naturally Lauren, and watching films like Food Matters, and Hungry for Change.  I think that once your body is already used to eating well it craves it and misses it when you go off track.  This then makes it easier to get back to it, with usually just a few tweaks here and there.

Tom and I have been enjoying daily juices (high-five!),


and Theo and I have been enjoying post-lunch green smoothies.



This one was Dreena Burton’s Tropical Smoothie which I confess I did not love.  But it is perfect for those who are new to green smoothies and need something sweeter.


This is my current fave – banana, spinach, berries, a flaxseed blend, and water.



As for dinners, I’ve been turning to Dreena Burton’s recipes.  I know, I know, I’m a broken record but I love them.  They fit the bill for my family right now; they’re accessible and not too fiddly.  Particularly loving her Chickpea Ratatouille, Thai Chickpea Almond Curry, and BBQ Green Beans and Chickpeas.

Outside of food, we’re just getting back into our routines after being away from home so much recently.  Theo and I are definite home bodies; neither of us are very good when we’re out of routine and our space.  All is back to being well and happy.