World Meat Free Day (aka – My 1st Wedding Anniversary!)

13th June 2016 – World Meat Free Day What better way to celebrate the first year of marriage to my brilliant husband – than by promoting World Meat Free Day!?  Please take a look at the website and get involved – and if it’s too late for you to complete today meat free – maybe…

Feel the Pulse

Pulses really are the answer to world peace.  True fact. My love affair with pulses started about 10 years ago when I was eating very little meat and on the verge of coming out of the closet as a vegetarian.  We now eat pulses virtually every day.  I put lentils in everything… and beans in…

Food For Thought (Day 3/3)

The third and final day of the quote challenge. Thanks for the nomination Carol at Cooking For The Time Challenged. The idea is to post 1 or 3 quotes a day for 3 consecutive days, and then nominate 3 blogs per day (or 9 at the end of the challenge, which is how I’ve chosen to…

Food For Thought (Day 2/3)

Day 2 of the quote challenge.  Thanks for the nomination Carol at Cooking For The Time Challenged. The idea is to post 1 or 3 quotes a day for 3 consecutive days, and then nominate 3 blogs per day (or 9 at the end of the challenge, which is how I’ve chosen to do it)…

Food For Thought (Day 1/3)

Hello, I was nominated for the 3 day quote challenge by Carol from Cooking For The Time Challenged.  Carol’s blog catalogues her brilliant and simple recipes and give a wonderful insight into her daily cooking.  We share the same theme of feeding our families healthy nutritious food with meticulous planning and organisation!  Please check out her…

Organic & Frugal?

I would like an opportunity to clarify a few things.  Since poshing up the blog a bit, and sorting out my photography skills, and what with all this organic food on show, I thought it was about time I reiterated that I do all this on a tight budget.  I am not really into going into…

Liebster Award!

So, I’ve been nominated for a Liebster Blog Award. In fact, I was nominated back in Feburary 2015, but I’m still getting to grips with WordPress and this whole blogging community thing and I’ve only just realised what I need to do in response.  It is a great honour, despite my lack of vigilance and general…

Meticulous Meal Planning.

This is my New Year gift to you, may 2016 be filled with good food, meticulously planned, nutritionally balanced and perfectly executed over a hectic working week. Meal planning has changed my life. I had spent my carefree twenties laughing in the face of people who needed to plan ahead what they were going to…

Lucky Iron Fish!!

A very exciting thing happened today, my lucky iron fish arrived in the post.  It’d been shipped from Canada over a month ago and I’d virtually forgotten I’d even ordered it.  But it’s here – and I’m hoping it will change my life in a small but brilliant way. A Lucky Iron Fish is a…

Double Whammy.

Recently I’ve been a little lazy in the kitchen, sticking to what I know best and producing a limited rota of dinners and snacks.  I’ve been even more lazy about writing this blog.  If I’m not careful nearly a whole year will have lapsed before I produce another recipe.  I feel like time in the…

Faking Dairy

I’m not vegan. I feel that I probably should be, but I’m not ready to make that jump for myself and my family. Just like true vegetarianism sneaked up on me 8 years ago, I’m sure true veganism will do in the future. I feel like I try to balance my concerns for animal welfare…

New Year’s Resolutions.

Aside from vowing to go to regular swing dance lessons with a good friend of mine, I am going to make a promise to sort out my infrequent and frankly lazy blogging.  I have loads of half drafted posts and recipes which never make the blog, mainly because the seasonality of what I’m doing means I…