Turmeric toddy

This is so warming & comforting as a bed time drink.  A big old mug of cashew milk (you can use any milk you want but I like cashew because I like to have plenty of cashews for my mental health). 1 tsp turmeric. 1 tsp cinnamon. 2 tsp agave, honey or coconut sugar. Heat…

Juice Reboot

Today I have reached the end of 7 days of keeping a picture food journal. I started the journal because I wasn’t losing any weight and I felt I needed to get a grip on what I was eating. I needed it in black and white (well actually in sparkling camera phone colour but you…

The ‘constantly on the go’ vegan day

Jack is a busy working vegetarian/vegan and he also loves to eat healthy non processed home cooked food. He works away from home a lot and so the temptation of fast food is always there. When you work long hours and are away from home on your own your body can crave high calorie foods…

The “surprising and tasty” vegan day

When I asked my friend and namesake Holly if she wanted to open up her kitchen to show what she eats on an average day her reply was “sure! I eat some surprising stuff!” So needless to say I was intrigued and eager to receive her food diary. She didn’t disappoint and has come up…

The “Whatever I can find in my Placard” Vegan day

My mum lives in very rural France and when I asked her about doing a vegan day she jumped at the chance but wasn’t going shopping so decided to make whatever she could find in her cupboard (placard is cupboard in French!). A lot of the time when me and my mum talk health foods…

Vegan Wednesday

In celebration of Vegan Wednesday I am opening up my kitchen to show you exactly what I ate today on a busy week day at work. Also I have opened the floor to my friends and family who will also be sharing their culinary skills with you, each with unique issues that people claim make…

Porridge 4 ways

Porridge can be a fantastic quick, easy & nutritious breakfast. But sometimes the age old oats & milk can seem less than inspiring. Here are some yummy twists on the classic brekkie! Tropical coconut & lime soaked oats (top left) 3 tbsp oats 2tsp chia seeds 7 tbsp coconut milk 5g creamed coconut 1 tbsp…

Home made baked beans

The baked beans we buy in the supermarket are often laden with sugar and salt and have watery, fairly miserable sauce. These home made ones are so much nicer and really hit the spot as a comfort food. Makes one big bowl, Probably 4 or 5 portions You will need: 1x 400g tin of haricot…

Pesto Pasta

Serves 1 For the pesto you will need: 10 cherry tomatoes (Roasted in the oven for around 20 mins until soft- you can do this whilst your spaghetti is cooking) 1 garlic clove 1 tbsp pine nuts 1/2 tbsp olive oil handful of basil handful of rocket salt and pepper For the veggie mix you…

Why Vegan Wednesday?

My reasons for doing a completely vegan day once a week are three fold. Animal welfare (If I eat less meat I can afford better welfare meat). Health (We all know animal products can be very high in saturated fats and the meat we eat can contain hormones and anti biotics). Environmental (Meat and in…