Winter Minestrone Soup Recipe

An easy winter minestrone soup inspired by Ina Garten.

Close up of bowl of Winter Minestrone Soup


No Bake Peanut Butter & Cornflake Chocolate Tiffin

An easy no bake chocolate tiffin made with peanut butter and cornflakes. 

Stack of No Bake Peanut Butter & Cornflake Chocolate Tiffin on blue and white patterned plate


Vegan Coleslaw with Fresh Herbs

An easy homemade creamy coleslaw recipe with fresh dill.

Vegan Coleslaw with Fresh Herbs in a pale blue bowl on a pale blue napkin, with gold cutlery


Leftover Bolognese Quesadillas Recipe

An easy idea for using up leftover bolognese.


Easy Hummus Recipe

A super quick and easy recipe for classic hummus made in a blender.

Homemade hummus topped with olive oil and a sprinkle of cayenne pepper in a pale blue bowl on a yellow linen napkin, beside a side plate of mini pitta bread and a small bowl of red cherry tomatoes


Easy Carrot & Mixed Vegetable Soup - 5:2 diet

An easy carrot and mixed vegetable soup to use up leftover vegetables in your fridge or frozen mixed vegetables. Perfect for lunch or dinner.

Easy Carrot & Mixed Vegetable Soup


Slow Cooker Pizza Potatoes (vegan & vegetarian recipe)

Love pizza? If you do, you will love these simple slow cooker pizza potatoes. Minimum effort and maximum taste.


Vegan Aubergine 'Meatballs' Recipe

A recipe for meat-free 'meatballs' made with aubergine (eggplant), black olives and puy lentils. 

Vegan Aubergine 'Meatballs'


Homemade Salt & Balsamic Vinegar Kale Crisps

A simple recipe for homemade salt and vinegar kale crisps.


Easy Peanut Butter Bars

An easy peanut butter and dark chocolate traybake bar which is dairy-free, but very indulgent.


Vegan Chip Shop Sausage Supper

A simple recipe for chip shop style sausages in batter. The beer batter is flavoured with spices for a warm flavour, with a fabulous crunch.

Vegan Chip Shop Sausage Supper


Slow Cooker Triple Tomato and Spinach Pasta

A simple slow cooker pasta dish where the sauce and pasta are cooked together. Three types of tomato and spinach are the base of this delicious saucy pasta.

Slow Cooker Triple Tomato and Spinach Pasta


Birds Eye Veggie Bowls

Asian Sweet & Sour Noodles with Edamame Beans and Bamboo Shoots

Looks good doesn't it? That is one of the new frozen veggie bowls from Bird's Eye.

They are ready in a flash from freezer to Microwave to your bowl in a few minutes. A healthy plant-based meal that is healthy, balanced, free from artificial additives, preservatives or colours and most importantly really tasty.


A Beginner's Guide to Veganuary with Simple Tips


We were a vegetarian family for over two decades, starting back when Graham and I met as students and started going out. Long, long before Cooper was born.

Student living

During my student days I lived on homemade baked potatoes and macaroni cheese (my mum taught me how to make a cheese sauce before I left home), shop bought salads (does anyone remember the salad bar in Littlewoods?) and takeaway pizza.

Having your own kitchen

Once Graham and I moved in together and I had my own kitchen I decided it was about time I taught myself to cook properly and so I began experimenting in the kitchen and back in 2007 my blog was born.

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