Vegan excuses and a recipe that proves them wrong

People have a million and one excuses for not going vegan. I address one of them here and give them a recipe to prove them wrong.

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Baby Marrow in Tomato and Tamarind Curry

We are very lucky living so close to Brighton. It is truly the vegan capital of the UK and we are spoilt for choice when it comes to vegan and vegetarian restaurants to chose from when eating out. Even the meat-serving restaurants often have an unusually high number of vegan offerings and we found one…

Beginners Guide to Veganism – Part 1

Welcome to part one of the series “A Beginners Guide to Veganism”. In this series we will consider 1) Making the decision and sticking to it 2) The Vegan Shopper 3) Vegan Nutrition 4) Living in a Non-Vegan World 5) Common Misconceptions 6) Dining Out 7) Taking it Further 8) FAQ Part One – Making…

Fun with a Blender

Yesterday I was musing about the joy of juicing and today I am moving on to my other new bit of kitchen kit. One that has sadly been underused. I say sadly because I think that blenders must give you the benefits of juicing (nutrient dense drinks) without the disadvantages (throwing away the fibre) but……

Traditional Yorkshire Parkin

I hate fireworks. There I said it. At this time of year in Britain you may as well admit to hating puppies or a nice cup of tea. Fireworks are loud, they upset my dogs and firework displays largely involve standing in a drizzle saying ‘woooo’ with a few other bored souls. So perhaps we…

Autumn Fruit Crumble

I have heard distressing rumours that Americans don’t really eat fruit crumbles. Pies yes, cobblers yes but not the wonderful warming treat that is the crumble. I hope that someone in the comments below will tell me that this is just vile slander and that they are, at this moment in time, tucking into one.…

No “meat”balls and pasta sauce

This hits the spot. A rich tomato sauce and the world’s quickest, easiest and cheatiest (it’s a word) meat-free meat balls. I don’t usually use processed foods but this seems to work really well and sometimes you need to be able to throw together something delicious and nutritious in a hurry. serves 2-3 4 veggie…