I would like to say the reason I haven’t posted in so long is because I’ve been working non-stop on my happy snacking series, but I’ve mainly been spending my free time re-watching Breaking Bad and Suits. That said, I’ve spent enough time in the kitchen to have come up with the perfect snack to … More Happy snacking: salt & vinegar chickpeas
There’s almost nothing better than flapjacks. That buttery, sugary, syrupy deliciousness is melt-in-the-mouth perfection. Thankfully, I recently discovered giving up butter and sugar doesn’t mean you have to give up flapjacks. My version keeps the porridge oats but replaces the butter and sugar whilst adding a nutty dimension with ground almonds, coconut oil and seeds. … More Happy snacking: flapjacks
If you ask my hips, they’ll tell you truthfully that since I cut out sugar and dairy, ready salted crisps with hummus are my new go-to snack.
I’m sorry, but where is Spring? During days when I’m having to fight against icy gale-forced winds to get into work, I fantasise about – and desperately need – a little comfort when I get home. On those kinds of days, I eat pie. And, it just so happens it’s National Pie Week! So, thank … More Vegetable pie
Scrolling through my posts recently, I realised how gross my photos made my food look. My Samsung Galaxy A3, terrible eye and woeful photography knowledge all played a part but, whatever the cause, I convinced myself that if I really want to take this blog to the next level (wherever that is), I needed to … More Food photography: it’s harder than it looks
As is the want of any new vegan or veggie, you tend to find yourself looking for alternatives of all your meaty faves. In this Shepherd’s Pie, I’ve replaced the mince meat with lentils, which (like meat) are high in protein. Protein-rich foods are great because they keep you feeling fuller for longer. Plus, both … More Lentil Shepherd’s Pie
Yes, you’ve guessed it, these “millionaire’s shortbread” are completely dairy and refined sugar-free. But don’t worry, I handed them out to a few people in the office and all of them said they couldn’t tell they were healthy, so there’s that.
I can’t take credit for these as I’ve largely poached the recipe from Deliciously Ella. However, I have made a few tweaks that I think improve them. They’re a great treat and are packed full of healthy ingredients.
This curry is really easy and healthy too. I’ve cheated and used a ready made paste but any guilt about this is immediately assuaged when you taste it.
Having whinged on for years about not believing in diets, I’ve now gone and cut out sugar, dairy and meat completely and cut way down on carbs. Sugar, carbs and dairy are for health (with a side of weight loss, please) and meat is for…well, Cowspiracy. All of which officially makes me a fussy eater.