Banana porridge with blueberry compote – creamy banana flavoured oat porridge topped with a tangy blueberry compote; get two of your five a day in with this healthy, delicious and easy to make breakfast! Post sponsored by Arla.
Milk is one of the main staples of grocery baskets across the country and it is easy to see why; it is such a useful product that is consumed for so many different reasons throughout the day. You might pour it over your cereal at breakfast, have it in your tea and coffee, add it to smoothies, cook with it at dinner, or even bake bread with it. Because it is used so frequently, I think that it is important to make sure that the milk that you buy is of the highest quality. (more…)
Red lentil dhal with roasted cauliflower & butternut squash – an easy, healthy, delicious vegan meal that is good all year round! Post sponsored by Appletiser.
Dhal (or dahl or dal) is one of my go-to meals; it is easy to make, satisfying and very healthy. It is just as delicious eaten outside in the sunshine as it is when eaten wrapped up in a blanket on a cold day. Which is perfect for this awkward time of year, when the weather could go either way. (more…)
Spiced black beans and callaloo with coconut rice and plantain – beans and greens is a super quick, simple and healthy vegan meal that tastes great and is perfect for #MeatFreeMondays! Post sponsored by Appletiser.
Spiced black beans and callaloo with coconut rice and plantain is one of my absolute favourite quick and easy meals that I like to make whenever I am a bit short on time but still want a healthy meal that is tasty, satisfying and big on flavour. (more…)
Chickpea and lentil stuffed aubergines – a tasty, healthy vegetarian meal that looks impressive but is really easy to make! Post sponsored by Appletiser.
Aubergines are one of my favourite vegetables, as long as they are properly cooked of course; a spongy, undercooked aubergine is a sad thing indeed. These chickpea and lentil stuffed aubergines make great use of the vegetable for a meal that is not only delicious and easy to make but is healthy and looks very impressive too. (more…)
Peanut tofu stir fry – tasty tofu and veggies in a delicious, creamy peanut butter sauce. An easy, healthy, yummy vegan meal. Post sponsored by Circulon.
Stir fries have got to be one of the most versatile meals there is. Perfect for if you need a quick, healthy meal, if you are on a budget, and for vegans and carnivores alike. My absolute favourite kind of stir fry, and one that I make most often, is one with a peanut butter sauce, like this delicious vegan peanut tofu stir fry. (more…)
Vegetable tagine with almond and chickpea couscous – an easy, healthy vegetarian/vegan meal with tonnes of flavour. Post sponsored by Appletiser.
Various types of vegetable soups and stews feature heavily in my kitchen during the winter. This tagine is one of my favourites as it feels more rich and special than a regular stew and has a really wonderful sweet/spicy flavour. (more…)
Vegetarian mushroom meatballs – these moist, herby, delicious meatless ‘meatballs’ taste amazing with tomato sauce and pasta and are the perfect healthy comfort food.
The weather the last couple of days has been utterly foul. Non-stop rain all day and the darkest, gloomiest skies. Comfort food is definitely in order and these vegetarian mushroom meatballs are just the thing. Spaghetti with tomato sauce, meatballs and plenty of cheese has to be one of the ultimate comfort foods and it is really easy to make an amazing tasting vegetarian (or even vegan) version of the classic. (more…)
We are currently renovating our kitchen so cooking and baking is pretty much impossible at the moment (though I did somehow manage to make jam in the study yesterday!). So far I have learned how to plaster and next up is woodwork and tiling! It will be at least a couple of weeks yet before we are finished but hopefully the kitchen will be usable again in about a week once we put the sink in and actually have water downstairs! I will keep you updated on our progress and fingers crossed we will have a much nicer kitchen than the ugly, outdated one that we ripped out once we are done. (more…)
This post is sponsored by Iceland.
Did you know that in the UK each year, households waste 7 million tonnes of food?! (As a whole, not each!). This adds up to a total cost of £12.5bn, or about £700 per family. That is a shockingly large amount of waste and so much of it is perfectly avoidable with a little bit of care and planning. (more…)
I always feel like a bit of a cheat when I post a smoothie recipe because they are so simple that it almost feels wrong to even call it a recipe; I mean, the instructions are only one line long for goodness sake! Nevertheless, I having been making this chocolate berry smoothie a lot recently so thought that I would go ahead and share it as I like it so much. (more…)