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Cooking on two rings

June 16, 2019

I’ve always loved cooking. When the kids were younger we got a weekly vegbox delivered and then later I became part of a local CSA. Now we’re on the road it takes a bit longer to hunt out local farmers markets, and to be honest they’re not always on when we’re passing through, so it’s a mix of markets, local shops and supermarkets. These days we’re vegetarian and I’m creating more vegan meals as the time rolls on. Only having…

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Fat French apricots & a slow life

June 13, 2019

Fat French apricots at the farmers market in Mirepoix this week – a table of tumbling sunsets, tasting as sweet as they look. New recipe lands tomorrow along with some thoughts on the slow food ethos that inspires these latest ideas. There’s a poetic piece on slow travel as well as a poem written to sum up my feelings on Brexit. After that I feel I cannot engage with the whole mess any longer. Along with all of this, an…

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Sticky cauliflower buffalo ‘wings’

May 2, 2019

Ive been wanting to make sticky cauliflower buffalo ‘wings’ for ages – as yesterday was our anniversary it felt like a good day. This recipe is based on one found on Yup It’s Vegan – I’m loving the recipes on there and although I enjoy devising my own there are times I just want to follow a recipe, maybe slightly adapt it, and enjoy the results. This is delicious. I had to change a few ingredients just because we didn’t…

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Foraging for tea

April 26, 2019

Last spring I spent time with one of my favorite plant people, Mark Watson (link to his blog here). It’s going to take years for some of the things he taught to fully permeate into my life and a huge part of this is taking it slow, learning to move with the cycles of the seasons; knowing that it’s ok to forget some things and then relearn them; to accept that this kind of learning is a lifetime’s work and…

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Lebanese split-pea soup

April 25, 2019

I forgot to post this meal from the other night. It’s an absolutely delicious vegan soup. I can’t take any credit for it – the recipe is from Yup It’s Vegan. I’d highly recommend making it though! I served it with Za’atar herby potatoes. We will be eating this a lot.…

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My favourite way to use up leftover food

April 18, 2019

This is one of my favorite ways to use up leftover food. I usually put veggies from a previous meal in this, but today I had a small portion of spiced chickpeas with peppers so chucked that in. Recipe is so easy: Leftover food. You can put basically anything in this: potatoes, broccoli, peppers, tomatoes, cauliflower, peas – whatever you have. For this I added a couple of grated carrots but you could also use tinned sweetcorn. Chop all veg…

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Tuning in

March 22, 2019

This week the moon illuminated something I’d already known for a long time, it was just hidden under the surface: I am learning to eat out of love for my body, instead of hatred, or worse, indifference. This is a huge revelation. I ask my stomach (instead of my head) ‘what would we like today?’ I say to my body, ‘I love you and want to look after you’. I’ve been reading more about Body Positivity and am trying to…

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Vegan junkfood

March 8, 2019

Vegan gf junk food. Fried polenta chips in the sunshine. Yes. To make polenta: boil water and add cumin, coriander & chilli powder; pour in polenta and stir for a few mins on low heat until really sticky. Put lid on pan and leave for 1/2 hr. Tip onto large plate or oven tray and smooth out into one solid block about an inch thick. When completely cooled cut into thick chip shapes and fry in a hot pan on…

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