Wednesday, 31 October 2007

NEWS: Cut out Bacon and Ham to avoid cancer

A new report states that processed meats are so likely to cause cancer that they should be cut out of your diet completely. It also says that people should be as slim as possible and children who are breastfed have a lower risk of cancer too.
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Tuesday, 30 October 2007

RECIPE: Pepper, Basil and Red Onion Pizza

This was another pizza recipe I tried at the weekend. It is simple and easy, the only thing I would probably have changed was to add the basil to the pizza below the tomato sauce so it didn't shrivel up in the oven.

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Monday, 29 October 2007

RECIPE: Mushroom and Red Onion Pizza

I made this pizza for a family gathering at the weekend. My kids really liked it, and the guests were impressed with how a vegan pizza can taste.

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Sunday, 28 October 2007

RECIPE: Lentil and Vegetable Roast

This roast is a great alternative to a nut roast. Although it contains cashew nuts you can always replace them with seeds if you want to prepare a nut roast equivalent without nuts in.

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Wednesday, 24 October 2007


Just to let you know I am tkaing my kids away for the rest of half term so won't be updating the recipe site again until after next weekend. I hope you all have a great half term and hopefully I will come back with lots of new and exciting recipes.

Tuesday, 23 October 2007

RECIPE: Cauliflower and Potato Curry

I made this dish for dinner tonight as we had a lovely cauliflower and I wasn't sure what to make with it. I suggested a few possible dishes and the kids said no to all of them, so I decided to make a curry which they both really liked.

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Monday, 22 October 2007

RECIPE: Spiced Sweet Potato

This is a lovely side dish. I really like sweet potatoes and this gives them a gentle twist without hiding their flavour.

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Sunday, 21 October 2007

RECIPE: Onion Free Chilli

I didn't have any onions today but had other ingredients that I thought would make a nice chilli. I thought that it would be a good idea to do a recipe without onions as I know a few people who don't like eating them but still enjoy chilli.

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Saturday, 20 October 2007

RECIPE: Spicy Squash Soup

This soup recipe has kindly been donated by my sister.

If you like the board she has used in the recipe then you can get them on her website .


Sorry I haven't put any recipes up. I feel like I've been really slacking lately especially as I will be away for half term so won't be able to put up any next week.

My daughter was ill and then I was ill so I wasn't able to do it, but we are better now so I will put up recipes for the next couple of days and then will be back to normal next weekend.

Tuesday, 16 October 2007

NEWS: DEFRA to encourage a reduction in meat and diary foods to help the environment

DEFRA is trying to encourage people to drink more UHT milk in a move to try and help the environment as they won't have keep it refridgerated and it would cut down on waste.
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Monday, 15 October 2007

RECIPE: Courgette Couscous

Todays recipe is a courgette couscous recipe. It is a great way to use up courgettes and is tasty and very quick to make.

Sunday, 14 October 2007

NEWS: Royal Hunters

The royal family have been criticised for introducing Prince William's girlfriend to hunting. This past time of the royal family is showing a terrible example to the rest of the country. For the full story click here:

Apologies for the Weekend

Sorry about the lack of new recipes over the weekend, I had house guests and wasn't able to update the site. There will be a new recipe later today as usual.

Friday, 12 October 2007

RECIPE: Ketchup Mushrooms

If you think this recipe sounds simple then you would be right. However it is a favourite of my daughters and she insisted I put it up on the site. For the recipe in full click here:

Thursday, 11 October 2007

RECIPE: Quick Cauliflower Curry

This recipe is a simple curry for children. You can make it as mild as you like and they can help make it as it is safe.

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Tuesday, 9 October 2007

RECIPE: Salad Mix

My daughter wanted to make up a recipe for tonight and a mix of salad items was what she wanted for dinner.

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NEWS: innocent starving lambs to be slaughtered

Beautiful lambs that are being starved are set to be killed because they can't be transported abroad to be sodl for meat because of the foot and mouth crisis.
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Monday, 8 October 2007

RECIPE: Yeasty Noodles

This recipe is an experiment I tried today. I wanted to have a very subtle flavour on the noodles as my girls don't like anything too spicy.
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Sunday, 7 October 2007

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RECIPE: Peppers in a Tomato Sauce

Tonights recipe is a lovely sauce to eat with spagetti. It is peppers and onions made into a sauce with fresh tomatoes and basil.

Saturday, 6 October 2007

RECIPE: Potato Wedges

This recipe is a great way to use potatoes. It is healthier because you eat the skins as well but tastier because of the spices on the topping.

Friday, 5 October 2007

RECIPE: Mushroom Gravy

To celebrate my daughter winning the competition I made a roast today and tried out making mushroom gravy.

To see the recipe click here:

Recipe competition win

Today my daughter was presented with a £200 argos voucher at school for winning a recipe competition online on the school meals website. It was a national competition so was fantastic that a vegan recipe was the winner.
She was thrilled. The recipe was for pitta pizzas which you can look at here:

Thursday, 4 October 2007

RECIPE: Kids Vegetable Soup

This recipe was kindly supplied by my sister who struggles to get her 2 year old boys to eat vegetables, but found that this was a way that they would eat them.

Here is the full recipe:

Vegan shoe site

I found a great site today that not only does low price vegan shoes and boots (I have been looking for a pair of cheap vegan walking boots for taking the girls to school so this was great) but they also sell vegan ballet shoes which is fab. They have a lot of other vegan items on their site. They are a little independent company with lots of great products so take a look at for some great products.

Wednesday, 3 October 2007

RECIPE: Homous and Spinach Sandwich

Todays recipe for homous and spinach sandwiches is a filling lunch full of vitamins but not heavy in fat.

Tuesday, 2 October 2007

RECIPE: Vegetable Strip Stir Fry

This is a simple stir fry recipe. It goes really well with the sweet chilli sauce. If you want to spice up the vegetables yourself you can always add some chilli, ginger and sugar to them as they cook.

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World Vegan Day Competition

Later today I will be launching the world vegan day competition on my website. Plamil foods have kindly donated some of their chocolate bars as a prize. For full details take a look at my site ( Hopefully the competition will be up in the next hour.

World vegan day started on the 1st November 1994 and is celebrated every year. The 1st November was chosen as it was the day that Donald Watson started the Vegan Society in 1944. It is celebrated in lots of different ways for some ideas you can look at

Monday, 1 October 2007

Any suggestions to help a cold

My daughter has a really bad cold. Her temperature has been up and down since Saturday night when it was 102 and it was nearly that high today. Yesterday she seemed fine in the day just coughing a bit with a runny nose but by the end of the day she was hoarse and today I kept her home from school and she had a headache and is coughing now in bed in her sleep.

I don't know what is best for her. There is an argument for dosing her up with nurofen and paracetamol every 2 hours alternately to keep the temperature down. However some people think the body needs to heat up to fight the infection adequately. I have been keeping an eye on it and when it goes over 101 I give her some medication. I know the medicine isn't vegan and I try really hard to be vegan but it isn't possible to do it all the time, especially when it comes to your kids.

I have been giving her cool drinks to soothe her throat and she is eating a bit, but I wish there was more I could do to help. Any suggestions?

NEWS: Scientist breed transparent frogs

The reason behind this odd experiement is so that they can see how the organs develop rather than having to dissect the frog. To me each tampering with nature seems even more cruel than the alternative as we don't know what the effects on future generations may be. What do you think?

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NEWS: Scientist breed transparent frogs

The reason for this odd experiment is so that the growing organs can be observed without dissection. The question is, is breeding animals in this unnatural way less cruel than dissecting them, or is doing anything aginst their true nature as cruel as anything else. What do you think?

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RECIPE: Fried Spaghetti Squash

This recipe was how I used up some left over squash. My children don't like it so I couldn't put it in a main dish, so I made it as a side dish instead.

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Computer Trouble Yesterday

I don't know if it was my computer or my Internet connection playing up yesterday evening but whatever it was it meant that I wasn't able to get up the recipe last night. I will be putting it up shortly. Apologies for anyone who came on looking for a new recipe and didn't get one.